Category Archives: videos

TV Mobile Apps

I haven’t had a cable subscription in almost two years. These shams of being able to watch live TV but you have to provide your cable subscription credentials are trash. When a cable company or even a premium channel company like HBO gives the ability to be able to use these apps via an ‘a la carte purchase then you can make announcements about these apps. Right now they’re about as useful as trash–only to be thrown away.

What more proof is needed than Netflix or even for that matter Hulu and Amazon Video for their viability?

This is what media companies should be complaining about. Their lack of progress–their ingenuity and not ‘piracy‘…

Stop making content so tied up. Cable TV subscription is an archaic form of DRM. The last frontier. Once this barrier is broken companies will see so much improvement.

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Viva La Vida Live

Since having gotten this song stuck in my head since I saw the Apple advert for it, I’ve wanted to see it performed live–or rather recorded live.

I’ve seen the MTV VMA’s performance. In which I am not sure whether it’s the recording, the microphone, or just Plain Chris Martin whom sounds slightly squeak-ish and nervous sounding at three parts of the song. It gets better but it doesn’t offset the those noticeable squeaks of the voice.

The performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live seems to suffer the same voice blemish afore mentioned, yet it’s a bit of a more lively performance as opposed to the MTV VMAs.

The one that’s on the money is the one done in Amsterdam (oh joy!) at the Paradiso. I believe that this is due to the fact that the it’s an old church and that the album was recorded inside various churches. Thus rendering the sound akin to that on the album:

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August

Almost a month before the actual film premieres a DVDScr has popped up of August.

It wasn’t on any of the servers yesterday so I got a torrent of it and have been downloading it since 6 o’ Clock in the evening. I was getting a rather decent speed (on my current connection anyways) of 56kbps; now however it floats around 6kbps to 20kbps.

At one point I even got an error stating: “leeching forbidden; you can only seed.”

Which is utterly untrue as at that point my ratio was 1.52 and currently is 1.59.

I have only downloaded 548MB and uploaded a 875.3 after almost 16hrs and the movie’s size is: 714.9MB

I hope to have this soon…or some time tomorrow at least.

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Viva La Vida

I started the morning off (although I have yet to sleep due to sickness) with pulling five tracks of Viva La Vida by Coldplay off BitTorrent. In reality it was only for two as I had three of the five in the download due to getting Violet Hill off Coldplay’s website and the other two due to some scouring.

I’ve had 30 seconds of Viva La Vida stuck in my head for weeks now since I read/heard/saw the Apple commercial:

I was going to seek out the particular song then, however I was unable to to do so due to my internet inability…

Now I can hear the song in it’s entirety and not have to play the 30 second .flv that I downloaded of it…

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Some Help From Sudan…

No, not the country, but an open Wi-Fi network that I am able to get from my apartment.

The last time I was able to use this particular network and it rendering data was back at the end of February and some time early in March–since then I have had to resort to Wi-Fi from Panera and a Library for internet access from time to time.

It was rather funny how I came to find out that this particular network was actually working. I was sitting on my couch with my Wife, Athena1, about to Watch some episodes of “The Boondocks” on my PowerBook G4 when I was searching with Spotlight for them that some logs of Bacn IM girl’s conversation’s came up. I wanted to show my wife some of them so I proceeded to.

iChat started up and connected–I shrilled with glee that it had connected. I started up Skype and began to call my mother and went directly to The Drudge Report.

I then told my wife that I should try to see if I could DCC something–she agreed and told me to resume my download of Semi-Pro. Quickly I typed away on JIRCii and began to download the DVDRip of Semi-Pro.

It’s a ‘stable’ fluctuating download speed of 70kbps to 94kbps and 50kbps when I am reading feeds. Sure it’s going to take about 2hrs to download anything but it’s better than having to deal with Panera‘s timing out internet and the bypassing of firewalls at Library.

Also I got on Twitter and started sending some updates–which reminds me I should do the same with WriteSomething too.

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The Eye—of Vladimir Putin?

What kind of question is that? Why would you ask a question of that sort?

“What do you see when you look in the eyes of Russian President Vladimir Putin?”

…and if you answer it what does that say of you? Does it say anything?

Why are we even looking into Putin’s eyes in the first place and why does it matter?

I had to go back and actually pause it and take a snap of the frame.

It’s only up on the video for a short time.

Bruno Out and About

Oh what joy–Sacha Baron Cohen is back in character as Bruno shooting for the movie.

As I Watch Stuff! writes though, “….there’s no excuse not to know all of the Ali G characters by now – don’t you people get HBO?”

and even if you don’t get HBO there’s the DVDs and YouTube, seriously have these people been hiding under a rock?

Well, here’s to Cohen and his endeavour–heh wordpress’ spell check is saying I misspelled endeavour lol 😛

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