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Month: September 2010

Projects

Projects

Hey everyone, have really been working allot projects lately.
First off, school is really kicking my ass so that is taking a lot of my time

Projects:
I have registered quite a few new domain names, I’ve also consolidated most of my domain names to ad parking sites. I am only keeping active the sites that I am currently developing. Right now that is about four sites.
I’ve built a web based development platform in a rackspace cloud. This development platform will be used for web development in ruby.
I also have quite a few home improvement projects that I have videotaped and I still need to do the editing on.

I hope to update you all very soon

Thank you

Apps that can track your kids

Apps that can track your kids

I really don’t know what to say about this but I saw this recently on the news.  It is an App that stops your kids from texting while driving. (can we get this for Adults too?) . It is called CellSafety According to the www.websafety.com website, it can do alot more than just stop them from texting.  It can tell you thier location, block obscene sites and texts and more.

My questions is do the end users know they are being tracked/censored?  If not what stops the stalker from putting it on thier Ex’s phone.  They have a 30 day free trial that I might just have to run a few experiments with.  I will let you know if I Find anything.

TOP GEAR’s The Stig has been revealed

TOP GEAR’s The Stig has been revealed

In a recent article BBC and Top Gear lost an injunction with the Stig, allowing him to release his tell all book about being the Stig for 7 year.  The Stig is no other than Ben Collins, a 33 year old racing driver, but I guess a damn good one at that.

What Color will new Stig wear?

When the last Stig(who wore black) was  revealed, he was immediately killed off in the TV series. He was replaced with the current Stig(who wore white).  Now what color will the next stig be?  I could guess that would go with a Silver/gray Stig or even a Red Stig,  but only time will tell.

Some Say that he is stupid for giving up his job as the Stig so he can publish a book, and that no one will read the book as he killed the mystry of the Stig,  all we know is that he is called Ben Collins….

The living Room battle ground, Apple Tv and the set top box wars.

The living Room battle ground, Apple Tv and the set top box wars.

Apple announced today that they are getting serious about the Set Top Box game and they want to be in your living room. They launched the new Apple TV. for $99.00. It is set to play Netflix and iTunes store purchases. The Apple Kool-aide drinkers will line up and buy this, but will it run over the competition? Since I do run my own set top box made out of an old laptop with a broken screen, I can give you some feedback on where this is heading.

What is in my set top box and what works.

My basic set top box is currently a Windows 7 laptop with the monitor cable going to my 40″ LCD TV.  I Started running Window Media Center (WMC) with plugins for Boxee.  I find myself pretty much only using Boxee and for one main reason…APPs.  Boxee can be infinitely expanded with APPs and it is pretty easy to write your own apps.  Boxee also has an online Account that lets me save links to videos on my PC and they show in my queue on my TV.

APPs coming to Apple TV -App store

Maybe not in this version of the Apple Tv, but they will have to come if they want to compete.

BOXEE ‘s key features

Boxee can stream media from your computers on your network, it supports full 1080p, it can be customized to show what you want, The apps give you so much more content than the Apple TV.

Right now the Boxee software is the best of breed. Boxee will also be launching their own set top box in Nov 2010 called the Boxee Box.  It looks cool, but the form factor will be awkward for most home theater setups.

Where is this all going?

Considering these set top boxes are just a processor and an internet connection, I am pretty sure they will all be pointless in 1-2 years.  TV manufactures are already building these streaming services in to their higher end TV, It is just matter of time when they are already in all TVs and the Features we love about Boxee or Apple Tv (if you drink the Kool-Aid) are copied by the Set Builders.