Great new Television shows

Two shows I recently started to watch in the last 3 months is “Arrow” and “The Flash“. If you haven’t watched either of these, I completely recommend.

Arrow got me hooked after watching a season, and someone mentioned to me that it had an overlap with “The Flash”, which I didn’t know and started to watch it too.

Big thumbs up from me. Hooked.

G1W-C Dash Camera – Test footage

Finally got our G1W-C Dash Camera and took some test footage. I picked this footage, as the car in the shot appeared to be a possible undercover Police car, as I caught a glimpse of a blue strobe light on the dash.

Funny enough, when I went back through my footage from 15mins prior to the footage above, the same car is visible again, so I think they must of been cruising around the 50km/hr zones looking for people not obeying the sign posted speed limits.

Footage in my opinion has come out rather good if you ask me.

Music and Memories

Heard a song today that I haven’t heard in a very long time. Soon as I heard it I could remember one of the many times I heard it many many many years ago.

I can remember one of the many times we would be out driving in the car, and 2 the radio tuned to 2WS (now called WSFM). Being the 80’s you would of course get all the 80’s tunes. So hearing some of these now brings back fond memories.

The tune today that initiated a memory was Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen.

Other songs that come to mind from this period of my childhood are below;

Good times.

Lego Technic Container Truck 42024

Who doesn’t like Lego right?

I had a large amount of Lego as a kid, however I sold it in my teens. Yes, I know looking back on it, that this was probably not a wise idea. My kids love it and it’s something I could of gave them. Oh well.

Today we went into Sydney to check out the Lego display, and also checked out Myer, as they have some Lego displays in store too.

To mark the day, I allowed the kids to pick out a Lego item, and of course I thought might be appropriate that I also grab something too. I ended up selecting the Lego Technic Container Truck – 42024 for myself. I hate to imagine how much time this thing is going to take me to build. Will start on it tomorrow (or later in the week).

Another Intel DN2820FYKH NUC

Yesterday I received another Intel DN2820FYKH NUC computer.

I had ordered another one with the intent of running a Mythtv Backend and Frontend using a Realtek USB tuner.

I’ve installed Mythbuntu and got everything working, however I really like using Debian itself, and will look at doing a more custom install with Debian. So the plan is work on a Debian 7.7.0 x64 install.

I’ve configured this new Intel NUC with the usual 8GB ram (max it can take) and Dual Band 802.11ac wireless (as it’s only a $24 upgrade to buy the card), and I had a spare 500GB laptop drive, which I installed too.

Will be sure to post more about my progress regarding the Debian installation and tweaking it all.

G434 – Carnival Legend – Pacific Islands – Green Eggs and Ham

My wife and kids attended the Green Eggs and Ham breakfast, which is new thing for Carnival and  has been first rolled out to Carnival Legend cruise ship.

Below is a few pictures of the food from the menu for this event.

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Unfortunately my wife tells me that eating them for her was near impossible and after several bites had to get something normal. Believe she was referring to the Green Eggs and Ham.

Intel DN2820FYKH NUC Update

Thought I’d do a follow up post on our Intel NUC (Model: DN2820FYKH).

The little machine is running fine and has only had one software crash since we started to use it. It is turned on 24/7 and gets used everyday. At the moment it has an uptime of 44days or so.

Still very impressed by the machine in day to day use. It does exactly what we need it to do with minimal  footprint on a desktop.

Would certainly buy one of them again. Really do want an i3 or i5 based model some day.