I like to think I am a very handy person to have around. It is unfortunate all of that technical skill, and can do it attitude is always hidden behind an impenetrable wall of bad decisions, or indecision. Today we were watching television, and the sound stopped working. I tried to fix the problem. Relying on years of survival training, and technical prowess earned through the foolish pursuit of the perfect video creation app* I made things worse.
I tried restarting the cable modem, and it didn’t help at all. Ten minutes, wasted. It does leave a nice waterfall scene on the soundless television.
Somehow, since I am hardly ever allowed to use the remote control, it appears to be a UFO control panel, and there are at least three of them, I went right to the television itself. It only has a bare minimum of buttons. a few rocker switch things, and some sort of option panel. I pushed the wrong one, and the screen went blank, no picture, no sound, just a little “no input” flashing. I have made this mistake before and have never found the way back. I said “maybe we should wait until our son gets up.”
He got up, and showed me, again, how to get the picture back. This time I will remember, this time is
different. And then he said, “I have been meaning to talk to you about the cable box. Don’t reset the modem, just reset the DVR box.” Three minutes later we had sound, picture, the fury of television.
When he went to the kitchen to get a drink I said, “I could have done that. What a little show off.”
Today, we are going to the Arnold Fitness Festival. An event custom made for a mans man, like me.
I will have a full report tomorrow. Now you have something to look forward to.
*I am still looking for the app, so let me know if you have one.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Handy, Decisive Person for Hire.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.