Our house is getting better all the time!

So, almost two weeks ago I ordered a wireless music bridge from Staples. It's a product from Linksys that lets you stream audio over your wireless network from your computer to your stereo. They told me it would be delivered in a few days… Well, it never came so today I went in and got a refund for the order (they couldn't even tell me how much longer it might be). There was a Future Shop across the street, and they had in stock four or five competing models that could do the job.

In the end I went with a D-Link DSM-320, which lets me stream audio files, photo slideshows, online content, and movies to my stereo and television (and control it all with an on-screen display and a remote). Plus it was the cheapest one there by far (about $200 Canadian), and now that I am single

and have to manage my own finances, I'm all cheap about everything! The interface on it sucks (hello, I could use a real FF button) and there are definitely bugs (it crashes if I want to play music because I have so many MP3s; but I have a work-around in place), but so far I really like it anyway.

I kind of want to get some new speakers for that room, but I'm not sure if I want to spend any money on that sort of thing right now… But I will need to get some new speakers at some point, some furniture to put all the gear on, some kind of mounting so I can hang the TV on the wall, and then other “bedroomy” stuff like beeswax candles (oh how I love them)… I guess I'll try and indulge all my tastes that clashed over the last half-decade? I guess that's one of the “good” things about a breakup like this (not that it doesn't suck big-time for a zillion other reasons) — for example, Rachel and I had very different taste in music, and different sleeping habits, so now I can listen to all my shoegazer, ambient, and dub stuff at night without making her crazy!

Anyway, now it's time to do some building of a new geo-location database for BME!

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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