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@Karen G I like hearing that! I vacation a lot in Scottsdale (which I love). Part of why I enjoy Scottsdale is that there are so many Chicagoans there. Tons of Bears fans. Portillos, Lou Malanti's, etc.
 

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@SandyPGravel -- I saw your Wisco vs. IL dig, which I appreciate and admire. Are you a WI native / resident? Feel free to rip on IL. I love Chicago as a city but Wisconsin has a soft spot in my heart (other than the Packers).

I'm glad you read the good-natured humor I intended. Yes I am from, and live in, the 77 Square Miles Surrounded by Reality that is the Madison area. Go Pack Go!
 

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I was really bored so I decided to trim the arboritive trees. As I was triming the trees I realized many were dead so I decided to replace them. Sounds easy. For he last few weeks I work on these a few hours every day if I feel like it.

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My friends cows eating the arbs.
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The arbs were obstructing the yard art. I haven't seen this piece straight on for a long time. This is an old commisioned work made in SE Alaska.

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Well, I'm almost done with the below the house area. I feel kind of like the turtle as I just keep slowly moving forward from area to area. Planted no mow grass and hopefully it doesn't require mowing. I started this project at the end of March because of the stay at home order. I have the rows of junipers near the road left to trim. I think I will Bonsai some of them.

There are about 30 blue berry bushes along the rock walls that should grow into a hedge. The pathways are brick with the lower path being yellow brick. I need to find some flying monkeys for the yellow brick path. My grand daughter is next door and I think she likes blue berries. I know the other grand kids do so I think there will be plenty of berries for all.

The totem pole is very old and was carved in Vancouver BC . It is a commercial work that was displayed outside of a commercial property I worked on. I saved after it was vandalized and a tree fell on it and then took it home. Now it is yard art. I noticed that when viewing it sideways at night the silhouette of the carving is of a man's face looking forward.

Bill

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Great project. I've been converting our DVD library to digital media for a few years now. The films are now available on our home network, and can be played on any TV in the house, not just the room where the DVD player is.

Dave

Hi Dave! What process did you use to convert those? We have a LOT of DVDs. Did you put them on one big hard drive, or some kind of a DVD-JukeBox thing?
I would love to be able to see my DVD content on my apple TV, or something like that.
 

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Hi Dave! What process did you use to convert those? We have a LOT of DVDs. Did you put them on one big hard drive, or some kind of a DVD-JukeBox thing?
I would love to be able to see my DVD content on my apple TV, or something like that.

I use a DVD Ripper program called MakeMKV to rip the DVDs to an MKV file, that a second program, Handbrake, uses to convert to an MP4 format. It's a process, but it works very well.

Dave
 

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I use a DVD Ripper program called MakeMKV to rip the DVDs to an MKV file, that a second program, Handbrake, uses to convert to an MP4 format. It's a process, but it works very well.
I am interested in doing this as well, and then store the MP4s on my home NAS. Question: does that work for BluRay discs as well?

Kurt
 

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I use a DVD Ripper program called MakeMKV to rip the DVDs to an MKV file, that a second program, Handbrake, uses to convert to an MP4 format. It's a process, but it works very well.

Dave

Then are you storing them on a hard drive? Or are you able to stream them some other way?
 

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I am interested in doing this as well, and then store the MP4s on my home NAS. Question: does that work for BluRay discs as well?

Kurt

The version I have technically works for Blu-Rays, but some discs are problematic. I find it's usually easier to rip the HD Digital version. The quality is still quite good. There may be better options out there. There is no one best way to do it. I store mine on my NAS, and access the files from my Smart TV.

Dave
 

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Then are you storing them on a hard drive? Or are you able to stream them some other way?

I have a NAS (Network Attached Storage) system on my home network. The files are kept there, then are access via the Smart TV's ability to see the home network.

Dave
 
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