Wednesday, November 29, 2006

My 2p.

Google Video failed because it created a bunch of users - I still regularly check out the engedu videos from the Google Lecture series.

But YouTube created a community; people could rate, talk about and respond to videos.

YouTube did not beat Google video on the quality of the video, rather it was the interaction between the creator and and viewer.

If we look at the future of entertainment, then television better beware. The most non-interactive medium ever is big trouble from a lot of different fronts. Television high-quality video presented a one-way experience. YouTube is a bad video with a lot of participation.
A new way to "stick" it to the man - the RFID Duct tape Wallet. I have always been a fan of all things duct tape, or my favourite, Gaffer Tape. More colours and easier to work with. Decent gaffer tape is always available where dj supplies are sold.

This is the "tinfoil hat" of the currency carriers, but if it stops people grabbing your RFID details, maybe a bit of paranoia is called for.

Monday, November 27, 2006

A Firefox hack

The first two search engines I add on a new Firefox install are Mycroft and Firefox addons.

No need to browse to Mycroft to add any more search engines and the firefox addon page simplifies adding all of your crucial extensions.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Feeling like crap today with a screaming head - maybe it was 12 hours of painting the pantry yesterday.

The kitchen is looking good - but it still has nothing in it. The painting of the pantry and such means that until that is done - nothing really can be brought out of boxes.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Scottish Gas Engineer had a
which took two cups of coffee being spilled on it and a tumble from the top of the stove to the plywood floor, while running. failry impressive. Too bad they run like dogs and are twice the price of a more delicate portable.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Brilliant Movie transformed into a slaher film trailer.

Liz still does not understand why I like the original.

Office Space - Recut