Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling

Okay, maybe just a U.S. Spy Satellite (USA-193 is the number) that has lost Power.

Don't worry, It won't come down until Feb. 2008???

The Times had this to say about it:

Duck and Cover???

Later, I hope.....

Thursday, January 17, 2008

MacWorld 2008 - No Drive To Power ???

The REAL Story?

Analysis of the announcements at MacWorld,
and My Take, on What, if anything, it really means:

Some of the Tidbits were triggered by reviews given
by MacBreak Weekly with Leo Laporte at
MacWorld MacBreak Weekly Panel
Podcast #72
Keynote anaylsis
Panel:Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, Chris Breen, Merlin Mann, Scott Bourne, Justine Ezarik, and Jason O'Grady MP3 Podcast available at:
First Big Slide to NetFlix to Oblivion?

The Really Big News was Apple's move into the TV and Movie Delivery system via iPod Store. What Apple Did for Music and Cell Phones They Think They can Do for TV and Movie Rental and Purchase content.
Can They? You bet!

Who can stop them? Right Now, nobody....

What about the Cable Guys and Amazon and the Movie Stuios?

Well, they better wake up because Apple isn't there to be second.

The subtle Linux Killer??
No Optical Drive or Ethernet connector on the MacBook Air is one way to stop Live installs of Linux Distros. Remember they dumped Motorola for Intel and effectively killed Yellow Dog Linux on the Mac at the same time.

Yeah, things are heating up...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

MacWorld 2008--To Air Is Human?

The New Apple Air unveiled at MacWorld >>->
Link to Picture:

Even with Bill Gates Last Keynote Address
at CES 2008, most pundits saw the Annual
At-A-Boys in Las Vegas was D-U-L-L even by
CES Standards.

Even TWiT standard Bearer, Leo Laporte didn't
attend, saying he could Glean more info about
what really-mattered at CES 2008 from Engadget
and Gizmodo and other On-Line Reporters.
Leo Was at MacWorld in San Francisco the whole
week, and was delivering Podcasts daily!

I foolishly tried to grab Steve Jobs Keynote
Address (never available Live) with Linux, but
the proprietary Quicktime Player is still
crappy on Linux, and much too Big to snag
on my Sony PSP.
MacBreak Weekly has Coverage:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

MacWorld 2008

Both Engadget and Gizmodo will carry
--Steve Jobs Keynote Today--
And a recap of CES 2008 for each is HERE:

Remote prank at CES by Gizmodo
a very dumb idea:

A Gizmodo Blogger used a remote device, called TV-B Gone, as seen on THINKGEEK, to turn off a number of CES Demos.

The Affected Vendors were NOT amused...
Filed Under-Here We Go Again:
The Death of HD-DVD???
Warner Bros. and now sister company New Line's announcements
this weekend that they will go Blu-ray only???
Warner Bros To Exclusively Release Hi-Def DVDs In Blue-Ray Format
Sunday, January 06, 2008; Posted: 10:23 PM
Google News Search on HD-DVD abandonment:
Filed Under: But WAIT!
Paramount (part of Warner Bros.) denies Blu-Ray defection.
More is Sure To Come.
Stay Tuned.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Kool Hunter Picks At CES 2008

Gleaned from DL.TV CES 2008 video podcasts (1,2,and 3) on my Sony PSP:
DL.TV Link:
Skype on the PSP
Skype internet phone
comes to the PSP with next
Firmware update was announced by Skype at CES 2008.

Well, don't you need a keyboard (for text messaging) and mike for that?
(Skype also showed a slide down keyboard, camera with mike and a headset w/ mike).
The Curve Computer Monitor for Gaming by AlienWare
The Big One: 150" Screen
Hitachi's 1.5's
Monitors 1 1/2 inches thick from Hitachi
The Links to the 3 Video Podcasts from DL.TV are Here:
Day One:
Day Two:
Day Three:

Friday, January 11, 2008

How to "Get Things Done" (GTD).

The GTD explained in Wikipedia STYLE

There is the story of a very famous todo list "IDEA" sold for 1 million dollars.

Here's a set of Current TO-DO List type Programs: a python script to list and edit to-do lists. Works in Firefox for Windows, the Mac and Linux.

MonkeyGTD a TddlyWiki based todo list that is easy to learn and keep online. Keeps everything in One HTML File.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Cluster in Your Pocket

That's the unbelievable claim from the team from the University of Northern Iowa, that is maintaining BCCD, A "Live" Bootable Cluster CD.
(donwloadable here).

HPC or High Performance Computing is based on one thing, working with "Clusters".

This program opens a "FastTrack" for schools interested in teaching the cutting edge in their computer lab work. Working with Clusters with minimal cost makes this technology available to ALL school districts.

This Blog will follow the work of this very important program.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Koolhunter is Born! At the Inkscape Board...

Created with Inkscape and converted to BMP by the GIMP program.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Adding a MIRO to the Video World

My son introduced me to a new program that he downloaded while testing Fedora 8. Since I'm still in ol' FC6, I thought there should be a repository for me too, Right?

Well, yes there was, in a manner of speaking, the REPO was for FC4 but I added it to my repository list and did the Yum dance. I typed yum install miro, and like a good little yellow dog puppy, yum went out there snapped up the miro RPM file and asked if I wanted to install it? I said yeah and quicker than you can say sweet yummy repositories the program was installed to my Distro.

So What the Heck Is Miro?

Miro is an open source video search engine and downloader and player.

As I type this The African Queen Trailer (1951) from the Charlie Rose Show, Explorer 1 -- JPL and the Beginnings, What's Inside from WIRED Video Podcast and Perfect Water, also from WIRED Video Podcast and Living Tomorrow: TV (What will your television look like in the future?) are all being downloaded for playback on my computer.

It's like Internet's version of Netflix, without the mailbox.

I'll do an update on the video quality and download speeds later.

Staying Tuned couldn't be Easier....

Wingman Out.