PVRBlog has a post with some excellent ideas and resources for catching those Olympic events you want to see. Maybe we’ll be lucky and they won’t broadcast the US Basketball team getting trounced. And they also have a post about the apparent slow death of the X Games. I just noticed that ESPN has chopped… Continue reading Tips on TiVoing the Olympics
The TiVolution Claims Another Victim
I just had an instant message conversation with my boy Kamau. (Yes, this is the same guy that writes wrote at TheBlackHandSide.net. His blog disappeared because his hosting service has gone AWOL on him. I don’t know if he’s gonna start up a new site or not. If he does I’ll let you know.) He… Continue reading The TiVolution Claims Another Victim
Just Upgraded to 802.11g on the Cheap
I just stumbled across a great deal on some WiFi equipment that I couldn’t pass up. CompUSA has the following deals going right now: WR850G Wireless Broadband Router, 802.11g for $29.99 ($79.99 less $50 in mail-in rebates) WN825G Wireless Notebook Adapter, 802.11g for $19.99 ($49.99 less $30 in mail-in rebates) They’re just giving stuff away!… Continue reading Just Upgraded to 802.11g on the Cheap
I Finally Got a GMail Account
Big up to Ding Deng for hooking me up with a gmail invitation. (My commenting on other people’s blogs has finally paid off.) Unlike many, I wasn’t in a huge rush to lock in a user ID. With a last name as unique as mine (only 6 of us in the United States), I’ve never… Continue reading I Finally Got a GMail Account
GMail, Blog*Spot, FireFox and TiVo
What do GMail, Clog*Spot, FireFox, and TiVo have in common? Nothing, besides the fact that I’m about to talk about all of them. 🙂 For those of you clamoring to get a GMail account, Matt has a few invites that he’s giving away to winners of his photo contest. Get your entries in by tomorrow.… Continue reading GMail, Blog*Spot, FireFox and TiVo
There’s a pretty interesting article in the NY Times about BlackBerries and the dating scene in Washington D.C. It talks about how pervasive the devices are and how they’ve largely replaced telephone conversations for macking. As one person put it: It’s made it much more efficient, much more direct,” Mr. Donnelly said of the effect… Continue reading Digital Mackin’
FrontLine: The Way the Music Died
Set your TiVos for FrontLine’s special report on the music industry, ‘The Way the Music Died’. Here’s what the show is about: The modern music scene was created in 1969, at Woodstock. Half a million fans, dozens of artists, and the politics of the times came together as a big bang moment that eventually would… Continue reading FrontLine: The Way the Music Died
PSA: Update Your Windows!
Just a friendly reminder to run Windows Update on your computers frequently, especially those of you without firewalls. I’ve been on the phone the last couple of days with friends who’ve gotten faded by the latest worm(s) out there. PSA #2: When was the last time you backed up your data???
Chin-Check for Bandwidth Stealers
I just implemented a nice little surprise for some people who were stealing my bandwidth by hotlinking to images on my server.
Yahoo! Swings Back at Google’s GMail
Yahoo has changed their e-mail policies so that spam now longer counts as part of a user’s allotted storage space…