Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Now I have broadband I got the TV on the Internet.  It's a brilliant idea.  iPlayer is just an extra TV channel - just browse to the programme you want and press play and it just does it.  Properly television on demand.

If anybody is thinking about doing it you don't need anything other than standard broadband (preferably without a monthly bandwidth limit if you are likely to watch quite a bit) and a network ready TV.  I have a Sony I got some time ago.  There is no need to have a wifi module in the TV and certainly don't spend on an expensive proprieatary wifi dongle.  The Sony one is about £70.  Better to wire it directly over Ethernet.  If it won't reach use a pair of powerline adapters - you can get them for about £50 for a pair if you hunt.  Better still is to go for a Vonets WIFI bridge as I did for a much cheaper £15.  It's a great find. 

Tomorrow I need to get back to work. I have an article to sort out for Egyptological, a book to read and review and Andrea and I have started work on the business planning for our new company.  When we met yesterday we agreed the design concept for the new corporate web site - simple, modern and clean. 

Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Monday, April 09, 2012

Great song - terrible miming.  TOTP is missed.

Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Thursday, April 05, 2012

Sarah is staying with me again - a good time as one should do things and relax over Easter weekend.  The one thing is: there isn't that much to actually do.  Events listings turned up all sorts of "egg hunts" but not much else.  The weather is supposed to be rotten on Saturday so we will watch the boat race on TV - or I will. 

Weather is a problem.  The good weather days seem to be Friday and Sunday.  I wanted to go to communion on Sunday but I am not sure it will fit in - maybe evensong.  I will have a look.  I don't go often, but Easter Sunday is a special day.

We will probably go down to Brighton one day and to Richmond Park another, but otherwise not do much.  Get the flat straight and Sarah wants to bake.  That is good as it gives me all sorts of tasty morsels.


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