View in the dark
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Main menu on the Ghost on the Shell DVD.
Only annoying light is the power LED on the TV, and I can take care of that with some black electrical tape.
There’s also some reflection off the ceiling. Not sure what to do about that yet. May try using a black diffuse covering if/when I put some R13 fiberglass up there.
Apple TV – Podcast menu
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Our Motorola IP Set-Top TV Box for Magio
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euhmmm doing something with Digital Signage as his dadd? 🙂
TV room dark
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for the sake of information – on screen is the DVD menu screen for the movie Fargo which i just obtained from wal-mart today for five dollars — the little red points of light are LEDs on a clock that has each digit expressed in a binary string- it reads 02:13:02 AM
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La comida que nos ofrecieron fue un final refrescante y agradable: Hummus, brochetas de tomates con sandía, ensalada de arroz, bocadillos de jamón en pan con tomate y de atún con rúcula y gazpacho.
Reopening of 28 St on the 6 Line
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MTA New York City Transit reopened the 28 St station on the 6 line on Monday, January 14, 2019, after a months-long station repair and modernization project. While crews made extensive repairs to the station’s structural steel, they also upgraded and modernized the station infrastructure such as turnstile areas, digital signage and station entrances.
MTA Arts & Design commissioned "Roaming Underfoot," a series of four glass mosaic murals by artist Nancy Blum for the station platforms to celebrate the station and the neighborhood above, which includes nearby Madison Square Park. The artwork depicts seven flowering plants that are sourced from the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Perennial Collection to represent plants that withstand the city’s changing climate: Red Buds, Magnolias, Hellebores, Witch Hazel, Daffodils, Hydrangea and Camellia.
Bloom’s intent was to capture Madison Square Park’s role as an urban sanctuary and to enhance the station environment. Known for her detailed floral studies, Blum transforms the study of botany into bold and expressive statements of art.
Photos: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit
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Day 268 of 365 (Year Two)
Back in December we made the switch to Verizon FIOS. There were several reasons for the switch including cost, customer service and a general dissatisfaction with Comcast. Verizon FIOS claimed that not only could they save me money, but that their internet was faster and their customer service was top notch.
Here it is, eight months later, and I’m back to Comcast. A guy showed up at my door with an offer I couldn’t refuse. My internet is faster. I could tell the difference the minute the guy hooked me back up. With Verizon we had been noticing a distinct skip in the picture, typically at the start of shows, but that is gone now that we are back with Comcast.
The main two reasons I switched back, however, are the fact that my Verizon bill turned out to be more than what they had told me it was going to be. I am not paying about 40 less a month for the same service that Verizon promised me would be cheaper. My bill also seemed to go up over the past few months, not to mention the installation fees that they charged me when I had it hooked up that were a bit higher than I had been led to believe.
The other reason I switched was that I wasn’t at all impressed with Verizon’s customer service. Getting the free TV alone was about a five month painful process. Then, back when I was working, I tried to contact Verizon about getting DSL or FIOS at the office and was given the run around. They have an endless voice prompted menu that is absolutely useless.
Comcast also agreed to pay my early termination fee with Verizon.
When FIOS first hit the market here people left Comcast in droves. They took a really big hit. Apparently this was a wake up call for them. I now have a personal contact who makes sure that I’m taken care of (he even called twice today to make sure the installation went smoothly) and the price can’t be beat. I’m going to have to have my cell phone switched back to it’s own account and start paying for it separate, but even with that added cost I’m still paying less than I was when everything was bundled with Verizon.
The only thing I will miss is the DVR interface that Verizon had. I have to admit that it is superior to what Comcast offers, but the Comcast DVR interface is serviceable.
Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA
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One can fully appreciate this monument only by visiting the site in person. It represents 26 yeas of Leonard Knight proclaiming "God is Love". In 2002 Salvation Mountain was named a National Treasure in the Congressional Record of the United Sates. The mountain has been featured in a number of TV specials and Sean Penn’s 2007 film "Into the Wild"
Leonard died in 2014 and the 501(3)(c) "Mountain is now maintained by volunteers.
Salvation Mountain is located East of the Salton Sea between Niland, Slab City and East Jesus, CA.
Reopening of 72 St on B, C lines
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) reopened the 72 St station on the B, C lines following extensive work to repair deteriorating infrastructure and modernize the station environment with improvements such as digital signage for real-time service information, enhanced wayfinding and station entrances, energy-efficient lighting and updated security equipment.
Photos: Patrick J. Cashin / Metropolitan Transportation Authority