At Funny or Die helping out.

by on Jun.05, 2011, under Culture, television, Web

I hope it’s funny, I don’t want to die. I am working with some very funny people. it’s going to be great.

Here is the vid, now that it’s done, careful not to blink, you may miss me. My T-shirts got more play then me. Great work guys, very funny!

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Black Friday brings big TV!

by on Nov.26, 2010, under Soapbox, television

waiting in line to buy my new 60″. doing my part to keep the economy going. A wonderful follow up to a tryptophantastic thanksgiving. i got lots of little things free (after rebate) and some much needed junk. All around a great holiday. after this home and then nap.

An unbelievable amount of beurocracy went into this purchase. Wow. The first problem was cashier i got was still in training. They couldn’t delete the warranty or an extra hdmi cable from my bill. I eventually had to return my imaginary cable and then go back to the cashier to get my cash. Including the checkout line, the whole process took nearly two hours.

Feeling much better after my nap. Watching Sorsorer’s Stone on the new TV. Fits and looks perfect in my living room. Reflection was my primary concern, but that proved to be nothing at all to worry about.

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Boxee is here!

by on Nov.12, 2010, under Culture, hardware, Media, movies, music, technology, television

It finally arrived today and i quickly set it up. i left it scanning my massive media library, however i did note one glaring omission. presently netflix is excluded from boxee’s list of apps. will this be corrected or has M$’s DRM killed netflix for the Linux based Boxee? only time will tell. apart from that, it is totally awesome from remote control to interface and even startup effects. i cannot wait to see what 3rd party developers do with it.

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Apple Announced. . . blah blah blah whatever.

by on Sep.03, 2010, under Culture, hardware, iPhone, Media, movies, music, technology, television

Those of you who don’t know, apple announced a few new toys a couple of days ago.  my lackluster post is due mostly to the underwhelming release.  Mostly announcing features that have been obviously lacking since the iPhone first hit the scene over 3 years ago.

Among their offerings is Apple TV: a cheaper apple tv with a smaller footprint and no storage.  Designed to promote more rentals from the apple store, most of the exciting features are “Coming Soon” undoubtedly to coincide with iOS 4.1 or 4.2.  New iPod Touch with everything you’ll find on iPhone 4 except for GPS, (because that might actually be useful).  Cool to see FaceTime on the iPods though.  New Shuffle combines the inovations of the last model with the usability of earlier ones.  The Nano was a mixed bag.  joining the iOS family with this version they remove it’s camera and video playback capability.  It is unclear if it will ever get the benefits of iOS such as apps.  Touch screens are cool, but if there aren’t apps, i’d rather have buttons and play videos.   Lastly, iTunes 10.  As if iTunes wasn’t a bloated POS already, now it is it’s own social network: Ping.  Caught between wanting to be and, Ping offers me nothing but more iTunes Store Spam.  At least i hear they’ve finally added some threading.  My biggest complaint about previous iTunes is that it does so much and often gets a little shall we say “Pinwheely.”  It’s usually when i’m importing new tracks or syncing/restoring an iDevice.  Of all it’s many features, the ONE thing i EXPECT itunes to do is control my music!  at that, it often fails.  Let’s see if this new version will improve their already abysmal record.

Jailbreakers or Unlockers Note:  iTunes is safe, but you will want to hold off on the inevitable iOS updates.  if you saved your blob you can always go back, but not with your baseband, so unlockers should especially be careful.

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Tomorrow Show Turns 5!

by on Aug.14, 2010, under art, Culture, movies, music, Recreation, television, Travel

Starting at 11:30 and at a cost above the usual price ($20). looks to be an amazing show. awesome cast, free food, and a puppet show from Jessie & gang. I’ll be there.

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It’s just like you are there.

by on Jul.23, 2010, under art, Culture, movies, Recreation, television, Travel

Video from adult swim panel!  Check out scenes from the new shows (Metalocalypse, Venture Brothers, and Robot Chicken).

adultswim-commiccon2010 Video.  (the bitrate is a bit radicle for how i shot it.  i’ll re-encode later, maybe even embed)

Bruce Cambell at Burn Notice Panel

also, here is a great shot i got of Bruce Cambell and Matt Mix (creator of Burn Notice)

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More Con Madness!

by on Jul.23, 2010, under art, Culture, movies, Recreation, television, Travel

I missed more panels and filled my t-shirt quota. Met cool people, seen amazing artwork/costumes/tattoos. here is another kick-ass picture.

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The real meaning of Comic Con: Lines!

by on Jul.22, 2010, under art, Culture, movies, Recreation, television, Travel

The lines at Comic Con San Diegoi am waiting in a line that can be seen from space for Bruce and the rest of the cast of USA’s Burn Notice. at least I can camp once I get inside.

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