March 17th, 2008

Tooth and Claw 2

Describing a dragon

Does this description give you a reasonably vivid idea of the character?
Miregah is marrying for love, of course, but the fact that one day her fiancé will become an Illustrious is definitely a plus, as is his family’s undoubted wealth. He’s much older than her, of course, but in a couple of hundred years the difference will hardly be noticeable. She just wishes that he’d give up his dreadful military career… She is that delicate shade of pink which denotes a degree of chaste affection rather than unbridled passion.
marcus 2013

AV problem sorted

On my way home from work I suddenly remembered Henry's in Edgware Road, who usually have fairly cheap good-quality cables and sold me most of my speaker cable etc. at about a third the extortionate price demanded by Richer Sounds. I didn't think that they were really into the optical side of things, but I asked and they sell them - I got a 3-metre optical cable for six quid. Tried it with the DVD recorder and it works perfectly - better yet, it turns out that the optical input is on a different input number to the coaxial one, so I will be able to record one thing while watching another. Better still, the optical input overrides the analogue input on that channel (usually my digital TV receiver) so I no longer have to mess around with changing channels if I record from the digibox - it's all autoswitching now, switches over to digital sound as soon as I switch on the recorder.

For some reason this was not clear in the documentation for the amp. So it goes...