Bayport, NY Archives

August 13, 2005

Technological Marvel II

This entry really does involve tech at the "cutting edge," unlike my last entry. I loaded an application called DVArchive on my iBook. It finds my ReplayTV unit (it's a DVR like Tivo, for the uninitiated) which is connected to the Internet via an Ethernet cable and then downloads shows of my choosing to the laptop so I can take them with me to watch at my convenience. So here I am on Long Island, watching a program on my iBook that I recorded from HBO earlier in the week. Pretty cool.

A few details for those interested in the set-up: (1) DVArchive is platform-neutral, so it's equally appropriate for PCs, Macs, Linux, etc. (2) In order to watch the shows on my computer, I had to download a QuickTime plug-in from Apple (it costs about $20) which enabled playback in MPEG-2 format.

August 28, 2005

Movin' Out


I visited my hometown of Bayport, New York for the third time this summer, this time to finish clearing out any childhood possessions I wished to hang on to, for my parents are getting ready to move to a new house in Connecticut in a few weeks. This development is a bit unsettling for me, as that house has always been "home" for me. My folks moved in right before I was born. While it certainly will be nice to have my parents living only thirty minutes away, I'll miss going back to Bayport.

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