Monthly Archives: July 2011

Meet Scotts Valley’s new Superintendent of Schools

An announcement from the Board:

The Board of Education would like to invite the Scotts Valley Community to meet Penny Weaver, Scotts Valley Unified School District’s new superintendent.

Ms. Weavers’ passion is in educational leadership.  She has an affinity for working with people, a style of positive communication and transparency in practice.

Please plan to drop by during either of the times listed below to join us in welcoming Penny Weaver as she begins her leadership in the Scotts Valley Unified School District.

When & Where?
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Mint 4652 Scotts Valley Dr. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Hilton in Scotts Valley 6001 La Madrona Dr. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

These events will be a no-host bar and light appetizers will be provided.

How to Connect a Nintendo Wii to a Samsung LED Flat Panel TV

We have a Samsung flat panel TV which hangs from the wall like a picture frame so it’s pretty difficult to read the back of the TV especially when trying to change connections. We don’t always have the Wii connected to this TV so I move the Wii and have to reconnect it using a 5 plug component cable. I seem to always forget the order of the plugs therefore I can’t easily reconnect it without visual access to the back of the TV. Google returned several bogus hits for this question so I snapped a picture with my cell phone (which was immediately uploaded to Picasa via G+, very cool) so here it is:

Picture of Wii component plugs on a Samsung LED Flat Panel TV

From left to right the plugs are red and white audio and red, blue, and green video. I’m sure there’s a great reason why the far right plug is green and not yellow but there you go.

Here’s a Google search to get you started $g(green vs yellow video plug).

Now, I only have to remember I wrote a blog post to recall the order of the connections.

Microsoft kills Windows Live Mesh

Microsoft finally put a bullet in the head of Windows Live Mesh which was really a mess from the beginning. I suppose it was a good thing they never took the “beta” label off. 🙂

Dear Live Mesh beta participant,

You’re receiving this message because you used the Live Mesh beta from Microsoft. On March 31, 2011, the beta of Live Mesh will end, and the Live Mesh beta will stop working. After March 31, you won’t be able to access any files stored online in your Live Desktop or connect to your PCs remotely using the Live Mesh software. Microsoft will not be able to help you retrieve any files you have stored online after this date. Your files will also stop syncing between your computers and your Live Mesh online storage. Please read below for actions we recommend you take.