One thing I wanted to accomplish while I had free time this summer was to burn my fireplace Blu-Ray disk and have it play from my server to the TV. I did not realize how troublesome this would be.
It all started when our Blu-Ray player died. I was playing the fireplace Blu-Ray but when I inserted the Nintendo Switch the TV automatically switched from the Blu-Ray to the Switch and the Blu-Ray player didn’t like that since it started saying there was no disk in the slot when there was.
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The Saga of Burning my Blu-Ray Fireplace to File for TV
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It is 8:36 AM on Sunday July 22nd, 2018.
Since my family is in Japan I no longer have to get up immediately upon awakening. During our normal routine I like to have my own time and that means I have to get up early to enjoy the peace of the early morning before the schedule starts. I go to bed early during the normal routine so getting up early isn’t much of a problem. However, now that I’m by myself I’m staying up a little later and now find myself waking up around 6:30 AM. However, I do not get up but lie there for another 30 – 45 minutes recalling my dreams, thinking of what I’ll do with the day and just letting ideas come into my head.
it is 5:04 on Saturday July 21st, 2018.
I have changed. This is the first summer where I have had absolutely no motivation nor desire to go out and do things while my family is in Japan. I do have a new job and that keeps me very busy during the weekdays. At night and on weekends however I prefer to just spend time in my gym, go to karate and watch Game of Thrones.
It is 6:55 PM on Saturday, July 14th. We’re in the fog again and it is quiet outside with only a rare bird call. I find myself writing in my journal much more than before but it is not simply due to increased free time but rather I do not really have much to do.
I just finished Montaillou by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. This took me over half a year to finish not because it wasn’t great, but because I have two young boys and thus free time is non-existent.
I learned of this book in a Reddit post and quickly bought it as it is right up my alley. Montaillou is simply a study of medieval life in a small mountain town (Montaillou) in southern France around the year 1300. The records are drawn from the Inquisition which was very active in the region trying to put a stamp on the Cathar beliefs which were spreading. The Inquisitor, Jacques Fournier kept excellent records and thus have given us a peek into the normal, everyday life of the residents of this small village.