Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Something I will carry past COVID-19: Thinking outside of the box (or being less pig-headed)

There's a fine line between perseverance and stubbornness. Or pig-headed-ness.

One of my faults is that sometimes go past that line. Way past that line.

For instance: This week Beth was attending an online kick boxing class. I spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out how to get the MacBook to broadcast wirelessly to our LG TV.

The LG TV was on our home WiFi. The MacBook was on my cell network. The home WiFi is (just barely) good enough for the TV. But if we really wanted to make things fly, we needed the cell network.

I thought about defining the LG TV to the cell network. But what would happen when I took the cell phone with me when I left the house (you know, in another month or two)?

After thinking through the possible scenarios one hit me.

Plug a HDMI cable into the MacBook. Plug the other end into the TV.

Problem solved. I have no idea why I didn't want to try the cord before. After the fact it seemed so obvious.

Of course there is another even more obvious solution - one that Beth presented early on: Just put it on the computer. That screen was big enough. The computer also didn't have the small picture delay that we got when the MacBook converted the HDMI picture to the "ideal" one for the TV.

Maybe the better idea to carry past COVID-19 is listen to my wife.

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