Archive for February 16, 2008

Joost: V: The Series

February 16, 2008

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The Suits just can’t leave well enough alone. That’s the way they are: scared and greedy. If something succeeds, just do it again. And again. And again. Until it’s bad and dead!

Hence, Kenneth Johnson’s groundbreaking original mini-series V was sequelized into something worse. Then it was tricked out like a tramp and put out on the street each week in the form of V: The Series. Which is now on Joost.

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Yecch.

Today’s YouTube: Haunting Melancholy

February 16, 2008

The Crying Game by Boy George, from the movie

Theme from Harry’s Game by Clannad

You by the Aquatones

I first heard that when I was single-digit age and never, ever forgot it. The voice of an angel. Lynne Nixon, R.I.P.

Men Are From Mars, But Don’t Mess With Venus!!

February 16, 2008

This made me laugh beyond a reasonable point …

Assassin Interview

Some CloudBook Updates

February 16, 2008

Laptop Magazine continues to update its blog as they put the CloudBook through a variety of uses. One of them really excites me. Look:

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That’s the web interface for WordPress, the same blogging service I use here! That’s just what I wanted to see and to know. The CloudBook will suit me perfectly for tote-around blogging!

Over at CloudBooker (a site that I think every CloudBook owner should visit), they’ve posted about reseller ZaReason and the behind-the-scenes activities that contributed to CloudBook shipping delays.

InfoWorld reports:

The company has already shipped 20,000 of the notebooks to retailers including Wal-Mart, Newegg, and TigerDirect, said Paul Kim, director of marketing at Everex. Wal-Mart will start selling the product on its Web site on Thursday, he said.

Emphasis added by me. TigerDirect?!? That’s a new one! A search there comes up empty.

I’ve scoured the Net and can’t find anyone in possession of a CloudBook (other than Laptop Magazine). But one fellow claims his is on its way to him:

I got some great news from Vincent in Shipping @ ZaReason tonight. My early pre-order for the Cloudbook won me a spot in line for the first Cloudbooks to be shipped out! I should have it by early next week.

I also came across this strange promo video Everex did for it, on YouTube:

Er, Everex, that’s rather pathetic.

The following video is about installing Adobe Flash Player in gOS, the OS the CloudBook uses. It’s probably irrelevant to the CloudBook as I expect AFP will already be installed. However, it does provide some good information for eejits like me who know nothing about Linux:

So, the wait continues. Next week will probably bring some activity.

iPhone Developers: One For You To Make!

February 16, 2008

Swedish boffin turns mobile phone into electrocardiogram

Just what that says.

I’d like a version for the iPhone. Except I want an option of not sending the data out to anyone. I just want to monitor my own cardiac activity and be able to save each session to a Mac, a PC, and even the iPhone itself.

My heart acts like a toothache: once it realizes it’s going to be under the scrutiny of a professional, it gets on its best behavior! I want to trap it in the act and show the evidence to the relevant doctors. Based on what I’ve seen and read just in the tech world, there is a large market for this!