CNet executive editor, Molly Wood has written and interesting blog post about a user's experience with DRM on his TiVo."I got an email today from a pretty furious Comcast user, who writes: 'This morning, my kids and I decided to watch a TiVo HD recording we made last night of The Making of John Adams.… Continue reading DRM Infesting TiVo?
I need more friends on Pownce so look me up if you have an account. Or is Twitter better and I should jump on that bandwagon?
Lately I've been handing over my money (willingly) to Amazon.com. It is just so easy and convenient to download digital music. I didn't believe that the compact disc was a dying medium but now I see why it just might be fazed out in the next few years. Yet, there is still something romantic about… Continue reading Amazon FTW
My MacBook runs hotter than the bowels of Hell. That's the pay off for having such a thin laptop. I can't even imagine how bad it must be with a MacBook Pro.
Toshiba announced this morning that it will cease production of its HD DVD products.
I did my laundry today and when I got my hoodie out of the dryer, I felt something in the pocket. I took it out and it was my pair of Sennheiser CX300 earbuds. I was PISSED at myself for letting something so stupid happen to my favorite pair of earbuds. I thought they were… Continue reading Best Sub-$60 Earbuds EVER
Unfortunately I'm not talking about the Iraq War. Instead, I am talking about the war between high definition formats. HD DVD has lost and Blu-ray has won. Things started looking bad a few months back when Warner dropped HD DVD and now both Wal-Mart and Netflix has declared they would be dropping HD DVD in… Continue reading The War Is Over
What is this guy's problem? The kid was just listening to music with headphones on and didn't hear the cop talking to him and the cop puts him in a headlock and pushes him to the ground? WTF?? I run into cops when I skate but never this bad. The worst experience I had was… Continue reading Power Hungry Cop Uses Unnecessary Force On 14 Year-Old Skater
I decided to test out the iTunes Movie rentals and compare it to Amazon's Unbox and I have to say, I like it. That's not saying much because Unbox is pretty....frustrating, to say the least. Both still use proprietary software but since iTunes has a huge install base, most people won't find it to be… Continue reading iTunes Movie Rentals
I downloaded and installed Firefox 3 Beta 3 and it's a pretty solid beta so far. No crashes or anything and it's bloody fast. Probably as fast if not faster than Safari. I'm impressed. Very impressed. I only wished some of my add-ons would work with it. The interface is revamped for OS X and… Continue reading Firefox Beta 3
I'm loving the DRM free music from Amazon.com and I will never purchase DRMed ANYTHING ever again. I personally got burned when the URGE store closed and I was left with a whole bunch of purchased tracks that I couldn't listen to because the songs couldn't ping the server to get permission to pay. RIDICULOUS!… Continue reading Try Before You Buy
Apple finally rolled out their major update for Leopard. Hopefully this will fix my kernel panics. If you haven't already gotten the update, click on the Apple icon in the menu bar and then Software Update.