Thursday, January 29, 2009

new laptop

Typing from the new laptop tonight. finally got it in shape and ready to go...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

widgets and TV...what's not to love

Samsung announced widget enhanced TV. Love the idea. Gives you the ability to add personalized widgets to your broadcast. Yes, it could make us all even more ADHD, but it also could add additional content to football (leaders in stats), weather updates for morning TV, and maybe someday additional interactivity like quick polls, etc. [www_engadgethd_com]

Friday, January 2, 2009

Squeezebox Duet

There are a few electronic things, that when unveiled, you say to yourself "that would be perfect for the batcave is a must have."

Sonos could never bring their excessively expensive richboy toy down to my level so I bought the Squeezebox Duet instead. Since I've foregone the requisite HDTV and don't have cable, I am now using Hulu and Netflix instant downloads for my entertainment and had hoped for Squeezebox to fill in the gaps.

I couldn't be more happy. It's a love affair now.

Things I love about it:

I've got 15 podcasts in it, ready to play whenever I feel like it: KEXP song of the day, NPR's numerous excellent podcasts, The Instance (for the WoW nerd in me), Writer's Almanac, Writers on Writing (for my wife really), several fly fishing podcasts, and several How Stuff Works podcasts including "What you missed in history class"

Pandora, built in. I have extremely random music moods and pandora suits me - from Dwight Yoakam radio to Thievery Corporation, it's all there and easy to use.

ALL my music, now available at a whim. 30GBs and growing...

Highly recommend this to anyone, and plus it comes with fun mp3s to harass your dog with, like a rooster crowing:

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