Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

Cat on a hot plastic Roomba

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I can’t help but smile every time I see this video

Microsoft’s Cannon P.I.

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Found this video on YouTube about the Microsoft Web Platform, gynecologist
the Web Platform Installer, ambulance
and the Windows Web Application Gallery. Starring Scott Guthrie and Soma.  Great work.

I actually saw them filming this on campus one day, but had no idea what this guy running around in a Hawaiian shirt was all about.

Happy Up Here

Thursday, February 26th, 2009


The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.
This music video for Röyksopp’s Happy Up Here, this Directed by Reuben Sutherland is amazing. Reuben, buy more about you are my newest hero.


Happy Up Here from Röyksopp on Vimeo.

Get Your War On: The Surge

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Summer Reading list from Roy Christopher

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Roy Christopher has posted his annual Summer Reading List.  Lots of tasty treats for your mind.

Daily video

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Scion xB ghostride

Monday, May 26th, 2008

This is why the Scion xB is an always will be the sweetest ride around.

I mean look what it’s done here. It’s like the pool in Cocoon.

Radiohead Remixes

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

While I was at the Web 2.0 Expo last week I saw Clay Shirky give a talk on Cognitive Surplus. Out of all the things I learned at the event this one has really stuck with me. You can find the the full transcription online as well.

I need to get his new book “Here Comes Everybody” which is about organizing without organizations. You can watch the interview of him discussing the book on the Colbert Report.

While I was at the Web 2.0 Expo last week I saw Clay Shirky give a talk on Cognitive Surplus. Out of all the things I learned at the event this one has really stuck with me. You can find the the full transcription online as well.

I need to get his new book “Here Comes Everybody” which is about organizing without organizations. You can watch the interview of him discussing the book on the Colbert Report.

While I was at the Web 2.0 Expo last week I saw Clay Shirky give a talk on Cognitive Surplus. Out of all the things I learned at the event this one has really stuck with me. You can find the the full transcription online as well.

I need to get his new book “Here Comes Everybody” which is about organizing without organizations. You can watch the interview of him discussing the book on the Colbert Report.
I wanted to share a remix an old co-worker of mine, approved who goes by the name Umami, more about of the Radiohead song Nude. I think it’s really good. If you do you too, you should vote for it.

You can also see him perform live at Seattle’s lovely McLeod Residence this May 17.

Rant: DSL, Cable, HDTV, DirectTV and such…

Monday, February 5th, 2007

I have been trying to find the best way to get TV, what is ed internet and phone service at home. I started with comcast for cable and internet and Qwest for my phone service. Then got fed up with comcasts crazy pricing system. So I went for the whole package deal with Qwest. It’s been slightly better pricing but for some reason each month Qwest has a ton of hidden service charges. DirecTV sucks as in that it’s a totally locked down system. It’s a pain in the ass to get it to work with my Tivo. I went to all the trouble to get a USB to serial to Tivo serial (mini jack) connection to work and the DirecTV updated their system and broke the functionality.

The other thing that sucks about DirecTV is that all the channels are on east coast time. Sometimes its nice to have a program on earlier but for the most part I have no idea when anything is on. So I have to hope my Tivo got it before I got home from work.

So I finally got fed up with DirecTV today because they added some game service that totally busts the whole user experience. If you change to a game channel then you can’t change away. There is no way to do it without going back to the guide. They are making a terrible user environment. Their remote blows chunks too. It’s so bad that I bought a universal remote. My Tivo remote used to work fine.

The Qwest DSL has been a joke too. Their highest speed is 512 up and 1.5 down, but the best I get is about 128k up and 256k down. I have never seen it perform at full speed.

I picked up an LCD HDTV the other day and to add insult to DirecTV I found the over the air Digital TV (DTV) signal for HD to be a 1E + 48 times better. Oh and I’m using a small wire for my antenna. Thank you free excellent quality TV from the air. It actually seems like a pretty good set up. The signals are clean and the tv guide service works really well. What I don’t get is why there are like 5 religious channels when there are only about 13 total DTV channels available. I’m wondering if I can get my own DTV channel?

So I’m switching back to comcast and this time I’m switching everything to comcast.

I’m pretty close to getting rid of my landline phone. The “land line” will cease to exist but will be included in the comcast VOIP service. Which is one step closer to no longer being needed.

What I don’t get in all of this chaos of poor customer service is that there are basically two options for me to choose from. Why isn’t there more competition?

When will internet TV be good enough for me to unplug this crap they call cable broadcast TV?

The new Zune’s UI is very attractive

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

I can’t wait to actually get my hands on one to play with. It’s not like Microsoft to produce something with a new and good user experience.

Check out the video here: