abracapocus

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Category: techish

Super Fast

Holy Crap!

speed test

NBC has let me down

This week, I had things to do Monday and Thursday night so I missed Heroes and The Office. I thought, no problem, I’ll just watch them online at nbc.com. I did that regularly last season with Heroes. Oh yeah, I have no VCR or DVR. And I’ve figured out it makes no sense to get one until I get a new TV and possibly commit to cable. And I’m not ready for that sort of outlay.

Well, their new player is unwatchable for me. Stop, start, stop, start, and so on.  What the hell? Why did they mess up something that worked great before? I don’t mind the commercials. I figure it’s the price I pay for not having Tivo or my own recording device. But I do mind it being unwatchable.

Then I remembered I had TVShows.  It’s an app that automatically downloads tv shows for you. You just subscribe to the ones you want, it automatically grabs the new episodes as they come out and downloads them for you via bittorrent. It kind of takes forever, which is the nature of bittorrent, but I cranked it up last night, went to bed, and woke up to the missed eps of Heroes and The Office. Yay!

Oh yeah, this is a Mac OS X app. There is probably something similar for Windows, but I just don’t care.

I am such a tool

new iphone

Google on the war in Iraq?

I was googling for work yesterday, looking for the news story that Iran said the British sailors might have gone into Iranian waters by mistake. Google suggested maybe I was looking for something else. Hmmm…

google iraq mistake suggestion screen shot

Upgrade Complete

I’m big. I upgraded my WordPress all by myself. Of course, they’ve pretty much idiot proofed the process. Still. I even upgraded my theme. Woo.

moving in

you know, one of these days i need to actually learn a bit of sql. because, you see, that’s where all of my old posts are sitting. in a mysql database export. i can’t seem to convince them to be imported into here. in a way, it’s kind of liberating. there’s a lot of old crap in there. that’s what happens when you’ve been doing this blog thing for…almost 6 years.

oh yeah, and fuck comment spammers. they’ve taken all the fun out of it for people who used to just host a few blogs on a box like daniel. i appreciate that he hung in there as long as he did. hopefully this set-up won’t get hammered by spam bots. we’ll just have to see.

i’ll be sliding in some of the old features over the next few days (weeks if i’m lazy). and it’s likely i’ll be lazy, or busy, or something. i mean, i did just pull a stock template to use. i will say, it’s a pretty cool one though. don’t like the colors? poke “options” at the top there and set it how you like it. neat, eh?

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