The TV hookup is messy in terms of cables, but it is working well. The internet connection was also easy to install; I entered the Telstra IP settings into the router, and connected the PC, and it worked! Wireless was equally easy; I duplicated our old household network SSID and WPA-PSK keys, and the Mac laptop just thought it was the old wireless and didn't miss a beat.
TV is still TV though; it's Saturday night and the best thing to watch is "The last days of WW2" on the History Channel. I think. Another downside of cable/Sky is that searching for a programme to watch can take half a programme.
Heather and Nicky biked over 50 km today, in a strong hot northwester. They were going to go to Lincoln, but did a circuit via Tai Tapu instead because of the wind strength. Le Race was held today, I wonder how my workmates Paul Arnold, Emma de Lacey, and Charles Brown did? (Later - very well!)
No. FirstName Surname Event Grade GradePl Place Time
70 Paul ARNOLD Individual -Road M3544 183 593 4:13:50
127 Emma DE LACEY Individual - Road F4554 4 404 3:52:26
884 Charles BROWN Individual - Mtb M5564 2 22 4:18:40
My bike is back, looking beautiful with a new pair of black front forks - $245 worth in fact. The woman who hit me is being a bastard about contributing to the cost of repairs, so I've set my insurance company onto her.