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Subtitles in VLC on Android TV [SOLVED]

Until today, I have always had trouble with .SRT subtitles when watching videos on my Android TV device (the awesome NVIDIA Shield TV). The subtitle option was always greyed out and there was no way to load subtitles (even if they had the same filenames etc.) 🙁 The issue appears to be related to watching videos over SAMBA and launching VLC via an app like ES File Explorer. In those instance VLC will not be able to locate the subtitles…. Thankfully, there is a

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F4-5.6 R ED Review

The Olympus 40-150mm is an inexpensive ($99 new) micro four thids kit lens that performs very well for the price. The 35mm equivalent of 80-300mm in a very compact package compares favorably to the cheap 70-300mm options out there: Build quality is good and handling is nice on a variety of m43rd bodies. The lens is not stabilized and therefore pairs better with cameras that feature in body image stabilization (most Olympus bodies and a few Panasonic bodies) to help

5k Everyday

Two months ago I was running zero miles a month. One month ago I ran 100 miles and a half marathon thanks to some good friends, mapmyrun, and the extra mile challenge. Now I am setting out to accomplish 5k on foot everyday for 365 days. That comes out to 1825km or ~1134 miles. Self made rules: Days can be more than 5k but not less. Running is preferred but walking is okay as those days will constitute “rest days”. No treadmill. Elliptical

[SOLVED] NVIDIA Shield TV controller won’t power on

The NVIDIA Shield TV has been one of my favorite tech items over the past couple years. It reliably performs a variety of tasks and has truly passed the test of time. However, I did have a recent issue: My shield controller stopped working 🙁 It would not power on, despite being charger 🙁 Thankfully, the fix was very simple: Press and hold the power button on the remote until it powers on (for me it took about 30 seconds)

Exede data plan changes, terms

Any Classic Exede Plan or Recovery Act Plan to any Evolution Plan Under the Evolution service plan, accessing web pages and email will generally not count toward your monthly data allowance. However, all other internet usage will count toward your monthly data allowance, including video embedded in web pages or email, streaming video or audio media and sending or receiving emails with attachments greater than 25MB. Any Classic Exede Plan, Recovery Act Plan or an Essential 10 Plan to any

Get Discover Bank tax documents online (1099 etc.)

Tax time approaches! If you need a copy of your Discover Bank tax documents, you can find them here: link This is a very handy feature as you can download the tax documents at your convenience. However, I recommend keeping the paper copy in a safe place as well, because sometimes the financial sites go down just when you need them the most. Paper never fails you if you can find it 😉

Tax notes

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2231912-need-help-regarding-cost-basis-for-a-1099-s-proceeds-from-real-estate-sale-city-reported-their-purchase-of-an-18-easement-to-extend-sewer-main-down-the-driveway-of-my-rental-property-to-irs-using-a-1099-s https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1772542-received-a-1099-s-for-road-right-of-way-permanent-easement-and-2-temporary-easements-how-should-i-enter-this https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2211264-i-have-a-1099-s-this-is-for-the-sale-of-land-right-of-way-to-a-utility-company http://www.portal.msue.msu.edu/objects/content_revision/download.cfm/revision_id.582335/workspace_id.580668/Oil%20&%20Gas%20Income%20Tax%20Consideration%20for%20Farm%20&%20Forest%20Lands.pdf/ http://www.aicpa.org/Publications/TaxAdviser/2014/march/Pages/Kebodeaux_mar2014.aspx  

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