Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Panasonic Plasma TH-50PX6U Settings

I wasn't real happy with the picture settings on my Panasonic TH-50PX6U right out of the box. I did some Googleing and found this Panasonic review that had menu options similar to mine. At this link there is a table with settings that are supposed to get very close to "D6500K—the optimum prescribed color temperature used by the film and broadcast industry".

After setting my TV to those settings, I thought the picture was a little on the dark side, but the picture was not as pixelated as before I made the settings and everything looked much smoother on the screen.

I changed my Panasonic to the settings in the link above, but I changed the Picture setting to 28 and the Tint setting to 0. The picture was brighter than the table settings and I'm personally very satisfied with the settings for both HD and DVD viewing.


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Monday, May 21, 2007

My PC Running Folding@Home

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Pic shows what PC I have running the SMP (Single Core Multi Processor) version of Folding@Home. What is Folding@Home? Check it out here!

My Intel Core 2 processor is always running Folding@Home at 100%, but I don't notice the PC slow down because Folding@Home gives up the processor as other programs need it. I get more points per WU (work unit) with the Intel Core 2 because each WU is larger than average based on the PC's ability to process the larger WU in a reasonable amount of time.

I'm nofreerides at the Boeing Folding@Home Team. I don't know who started it, but I joined it.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What kind of tree is this?

Gabriel from Swansons Nursery near Seattle replied to my email. Thanks Gabriel! Here's what he said I have.

"The plant you have is a type of Ceanothus. There are many types of Ceanothus, but the variety pictured, to me, looks like ‘Italian Skies’. It is rather unusual for Ceanothus to be trained up on a single trunk like the one you have. Usually it is a dense shrub or multi-stemmed small tree.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.


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