Posts Tagged ‘Television’

Lost stuff

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

All of you Lost fans (who also are geeks) might get a kick out of Lost Explained! It’s very zorky.

Also, more Lost-related stuff:
* Sawyer’s wittiest quotes
* Lost Haikus
* DriveSHAFT’s website
* Oceanic Air’s website

Non-working technology

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

The cable modem died Friday. Thankfully, Comcast was pretty quick to schedule someone out with a new one, and he showed up today.

Also, my TiVo still doesn’t work. Evidently, my particular TiVo can only be registered over a plain old telephone line. It cannot be VOIP or PBX, and nearly everyone up here in the office has a cell phone only. I’ll have to take it far away and impose for a few hours. It’s either that or kindly request of our landlord to tie up her TV and phone line for a few hours (probably not a good idea).

Why doesn’t TiVo let you subscribe over broadband by default, with every box?

Two things…

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

First off, it’s now my birthday! Yay!

Second of all, TiVo doesn’t work without a land line. *Sigh*

Dick Van Dyke, the computer animation geek

Friday, August 20th, 2004

It’s the very same Dick Van Dyke that starred in Marry Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, My Three Sons, Diagnosis Murder, and many other movies and TV shows — he’s mostly retired now, but enjoys computer animation, especially making his own.

I agree with the writer of the article; he is a genuinely nice guy. I once met him years ago (shook his hand, talked to him one-on-one for a bit, and watched a parade at Disneyland with him and my dad).

It’s really cool to know that he’s into computer animation now.

Shocking photos

Saturday, June 26th, 2004

Marc Laidlaw in Redmond, Washington took an up-close picture of lightning as it hit a tree during a recent thunderstorm. He was in his backyard at the time, but jolted out of the area when the bolt struck a tree nearby. There’s a picture of the damage done to the tree, too.

For more lightning photos, check out Striking Images, Skyfire, WV Lightning, Mike Theiss’ storm photos, and

Also, be sure to check out Lightning photo tips too, if you’re interested in taking pictures.

G8 Summit

Wednesday, June 9th, 2004

I’m temporarily living back down in Savannah for a short while. By chance, I moved back in time for the G8 Summit, which is currently the big thing going on here in the area.

Various news sites have aggregate stories (articles with links to others on the topic), including WSAV and WTOC.Also, there are a lot of news stories about the streets being heavily patrolled with law enforcement of various types.

I personally have seen several police and military vehicles of all sorts while driving around recently. Just yesterday, there was a huge caravan of around fifteen cars, all with lights flashing, traveling in the same direction I was (at least for a while). Thankfully, I was going in the right direction, as all the other roads in every other direction were all blocked off (with lots of traffic backed up behind the barricades), and I must have seen around twenty to thirty police cars stopping the flow of traffic.

It’s interesting to note that there is even an official blog for the Savannah G8 Summit, complete with its own RSS feed.

Bringing Flash to Linux

Tuesday, November 4th, 2003

I just found an interesting article about running Flash on Linux, using CodeWeaver’s CrossOver Office.

It’s not perfect, but it’s interesting to see how far along Wine has come.