Hittin’ the Ice

So, today was pretty cool. Of course, most of it was sitting around and waiting, but it culminated into having an HD-DVR (an HR21-700 from DirecTV) and a bunch more HD channels. It turned out that I didn’t need a new dish. I did, indeed, have a 5-LNB dish. The receiver, however, was misconfigured such that it thought I had a 3-LNB dish. I could’ve had SciFi in HD all this time!! Grrrrr!! Ahhh, well…the HD-DVR was worth it. I did my first recording tonight…just to test things out, to see if it would all work prim and proper, I recorded the Supersized Mythbusters this evening on Discovery…in HD!! 😀 Anyhoo, looks like it came out nicely. I’m recording a couple of Twilight Zones late tonight, too.

Anyhoo, after all that junk was over with, I went to join Ruthie and Crystal for some ice skating…it was my 5th time ever on the ice. It didn’t take too terribly long to get used to things again–especially after tightening my skates. The big problem I have is that my feet tend to want to bow outward or inward. I have no stability or balance yet to keep the skates perpendicular to the ice. It did get better, though, when I tightened them. I fell once on my booty…and then came the big boom. I did a belly flop on the ice that took the wind out of me something fierce. I skinned my left elbow pretty bad, but was still relatively unscathed. Still, that was the end of the night for me. I did get a good hour and a half in, though, and it was absolutely smashing 🙂

My website is coming along nicely on my new Linux server. I have my LJ RSS feed printing out to it, and I’ll soon make a new photo gallery live–it’s run on my own server. It’s an Open Source job called Gallery. It’s very awesome, quite customizable. I think I’m just too lazy to rebuild a PHP one from my ASP one. lol. Keith did sort of the same thing on The Ninja…he’s now using WordPress, which is actually looking pretty good…he’s even updating his site without bringing it to it’s knees 🙂

Anyhoo, yes…definitely bed time *ZzzZZzzZZZZ!!!!*

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