I’m pretty impressed with what plex manages to do – I’ve only started to scratch the surface. Just with audio. Its pretty amazing for video too, but I’m not yet putting that library in until I have some terabytes of storage available.
But just with music – its ability to download album covers and lyrics to integrate with the music database (I’m using iTunes/music as the basic library) – its really impressive.
Plus Sonos can use it directly (unlike Apple Music) without a host computer streaming sound to the Sonos. Much better than airplay in my view.
Using the public holiday to set up a media server – I have been wanting to do this for a while. Whilst I like Spotify, I think that it would be nice to also have my own collection of music. And plex seems like the nicest way to do this.
Will have to see – but so far so good
In particular – Sonos can connect to plex just fine so it plays without needing any intervention. Which I like.
Just means that I can think about building up my personal music collection a bit more.
I know the data is only early, and there may be a few compounding factors. But what I’ve looked at here is the Australian figures for six months from today (11 July 2022) versus hospitalisations.
In very simple and crude terms, I’ve overlaid the two graphs, with a 2 week shift in time (to account for the delay between infection and hospitalisation).
So what concerns me is the divergence that we are seeing in hospitalisations in the last 1-2 months. Basically, we are seeing about twice as many people in hospital now for a given caseload as we were six months ago, or even two months ago.
First flight – at least the first flight in 3 years. Its for a last minute request to do an inspection in Sydney. So on the plus side – I get to go to Sydney. On the minus side – I lose a long weekend. Overall, I think its still worth it just to remember what its like to fly. Even with a mask on.
Its not super full on the flight, although I already have to deal with the person in front of me just reclining as soon as they could – so its hard to type this.
Overall, it feels really familiar – I guess not a lot has changed in 3 years.
Although now I do worry more about the emissions than before.
I can recommend the Meross control kit for controlling a garage door. I’ve installed it and its working brilliantly – so now not only is the back door controllable with Siri, but so is the gate controller.
All in all I’m pretty happy about that – so much less need for a remote control now for the car.