Episode 650: I Need a Vacation from my Vacation

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  • Lejon from Chandler

Chuck & Craig,

Apologies for being 14 months behind.

In episode 609 you got a question about Plex and using a (Synology) NAS

– I’ve been using Synology for a few years now, and use Plex as my video/audio delivery server system. I have ripped around 400 DVDs and at lest as many CDs to the NAS and Plex does a great job. It is entirely

possible to deliver video outside your home network to your mobile devices. You can sign up for a Plex account free of charge which permits you to have other people share their content with you, one can  pay for

Plex Server services monthly or a one-time-lifetime charge which allows you to install the server software onto your network and gives other neat stuff to play with.

Plex can automatically transcode, but the limitations of the NAS then come into play. I currently have Synology model DJ920 4-bay with 4 4TB raided drives which does a good job and I would recommend looking at the stats to see about your own setup(s).

Hope you’re all keeping well.

~Lejon from Chandler.

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On This Day In History for September 15, 2021

This is the 258th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1835, that HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reached the Galápagos Islands. The ship landed at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipelago
  • The Empire Picture Theatre (now The New Empire Cinema), the oldest running cinema in mainland Australia, opened in Bowral, New South Wales on this date in 1915
  • It was also this date in 1948 that the F-86 Sabre set the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h)
  • Also on September 15, 1968, The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship was launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere
  • It was 40 years ago today, that the John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operated it under its own power outside Washington, D.C

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French astronomer, mathematician, and politician, 1st Mayor of Paris, Jean Sylvain Bailly, born on this date in 1736.
  • James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist, short story writer, and historian was born on that same date in 1789.
  • American astronomer and academic, Anna Winlock was born 164 years ago today.
  • Spanish mathematician and engineer, Esteban Terradas i Illa, born on this date in 1883.
  • English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright, Agatha Christie was born 131 years ago today.
  • Born September 15, 1907, Canadian-American actress Fay Wray.
  • Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1929.
  • English singer-songwriter, computer scientist, and author, Stan Kelly-Bootle was born 92 years ago today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1941,  Polish general, pilot, and astronaut, Mirosław Hermaszewski.
  • Also turning 75 today is American director, screenwriter, and producer Oliver Stone.
  • Also born on that same date in 1946,  American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Tommy Lee Jones.
  • Also turning 37 today is Duke of Sussex Prince Harry.

Listener Birthdays

  • 18 – Jeff Schultz (Gorbash)
  • 20 – Joel Harper (Rincewind) / Milwaukee WI
  • 20 – Joel Rickenbach [deceased] (host of the You’ve Got Geek Podcast)
  • 21 – Dean Jensen (Beaker1)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 15, 2021

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