AV systems: their care & feeding
One of my hobbies was rejigging an AV system to make it easy enough for my little family to use without always yelling upstairs to lament the lack (shades of that old A. Bertram Chandler SF short story) of a matching pair of picture and correctly associated sound. Sadly, now that Junior has grown up and basically fled the nest, and Christa has gone on ahead of me into the next stage of life (or death, as we secular types tend to call it) I'm now the only user! My mild compulsion (doubtless something to do with the supposedly "Extreme S"1 brain rattling around inside my greying skull) to document the system2 pictorially...
... is nowadays handled by the combination of Inkscape and the GIMP.
One evening of network TV is worth...?
As Noël Coward remarked: "Television is for appearing on, not for watching". Although you still need something to watch, there's often little point in relying on the execrable output of our broadcasters, who lack both taste and imagination. I have therefore set about amassing a library of material (sometimes more in hope than was possibly wise, as pointed out by NZ chum Brack3).