Another Late Night

I should have been asleep hours ago. I just can’t do it. For some reason I close my eyes and nothing happens. I’ve tried everything from counting sheep to over stimulating myself with video games. Nothing seems to be working tonight. Worse yet, I need to be awake in 4 hours and I’m debating if it’s worth even trying to go to sleep now.

So what’s on my mind? Too much to get into.

One thing I figured out tonight is that I can build a media streaming/multimedia PC and do a decent job of it for about $900 to $1000 depending on configurations and deals I can find online. Why is this important? I don’t know. I think this is the year that I ditch a normal TV for some sort of multimedia PC once and for all. Making that move to hidef and all the headaches, err glorious video watching that come with it.

I’ve been playing around with moving all of the mpeg-2 files I’ve made over the years (recording legally off of TV) to external hard drives in order to cut down on all the space I use for DVD storage. I’ve pretty much filled a 500gb hard drive so far with half hour TV series that I’d probably watch over and over again. Things like the Office and My Name is Earl. Things that haven’t quite gotten old yet.

Crap, sleep just caught up with me. More later.

Jim