Monday, November 29, 2004
While this is bad news, this still won't kill Tivo. People love Tivo, not the service. In fact, few people know what a PVR is -- even people that own a Tivo. It's that ubiquitous. It also has a UI that defines the industry. Assuming that Tivo can come through on their NetFlix arrangement (for broadband movie distribution), I think they will be around for a while . . .
Sunday, November 28, 2004
Shelley got some free tickets to the Kings NBA game tonight so Kelly, Shelley and I wandered down to Arco Arena to see the Minnesota Timberwolves. Having never been to Arco, I was surprised at how small it was. The last NBA game (and only) was in Chicago and Sacramento's stadium seemed smaller than my University's. However, it was packed with locals and they do love their Kings in a midwestern, minor league kinda way.
The Kings folded to Kevin Garnett's Twolves 121 - 110 late in the fourth quarter.
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
- The blog itself is hosted by Blogger
- The photos are stored at Flickr
- The photos and text are posted via email from my Treo 600
- Go to Blogger: Create your Blog Now and sign up for their free blogging service. They have you enter your some personal details, create a name for your blog and choose a template that defines how it looks.
- Go to Flickr and signup for an account there. They'll want to know a little about you also. Flickr allows you to upload and store photos free (with restrictions).
- Once you have both accounts active, you need to configure Flickr to post to your Blogger account. Go to your Flickr account page, a choose the link "Your Blogs" under the Blogging header. Click "Set up a new blog" and follow the prompts (hint: you are setting up a blogger blog). After this is completed, you can upload a picture to Flickr and then post it to your blog.
- Finally, go back to your Flickr account page and choose the "Upload by email" option directly under the "Your Blogs". It allows you to set a style for the blog postings and gives you a email address to send them to.
Monday, November 22, 2004
Thankfully, we here in California still believe in freedom of crusteceans.
So Kelly and I spend every Monday night watching football (and my fantasy team win again) at our local Folsom bar, The Powerhouse Pub. And every week it just gets cheesier. The picture tells the story here (think unattractive scantily clad ladies).
Having said all this, the pub also has a 103" HDTV setup. I think we'll
endure the cheesiness for a few more weeks.
Friday, November 19, 2004
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
I still think that I need to expand my PVR rig to HiDef. Check out EFF's Guide To HD PVR for some interesting details. HD capture cards are trending down to ~$250.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
It's a beautiful fall day, unlike last week when Brian was visiting. And with beautiful falls days, come llamas.
This llama lives on our back fence line. He's been gone lately (not sure where llamas go - perhaps on the llama show circuit ?), but has reappeared now that the weather has gotten nice.
Maybe they will wise up and port this to Linux.
Monday, November 15, 2004
Supposedly, the brewery will open their own brewpub in downtown Folsom in December 2005.
Read more at Gizmodo : PSP Under Glass. Even better pictures over at Engadget.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Monday, November 08, 2004
Saturday, November 06, 2004
Although I don't watch much TV thse days, you will see some of these on Wander soon.
Friday, November 05, 2004
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Perhaps I can spend my expatriot years here in California.