New Theme

If you browse over to my site, and not read this post through a rss reader or on Facebook, you’ll see that I’ve switched wordpress themes. I was just getting tired of the one I was using so I felt it was time for a change.

Problem is, I’m not so sure I really like it that much.

What do my readers think though? An improvement? A step back? No real difference?

Apple: At Least a Year Ahead of the Competition

[digg=http://www.digg.com/apple/Apple_At_Least_a_Year_Ahead_of_the_Competition]Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports over in Fortune’s Apple Blog that Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray believes Apple is ahead of their competition in many design areas. His observations come as he walked the floor of CES, this week in Las Vegas.

He writes; “While Apple was not at the show, the company’s impact is felt at CES.” He points to three main areas: hardware design, touchscreen devices and ecosystem connectivity.

Munster sums up with: “We expect Apple’s Macworld announcements (1/15) to set the bar for CES ‘09 — in other words, we see Apple as effectively one year ahead of its competition.”

Apple already turned heads this week when they announced, ahead of Macworld, and during CES, the release of new Mac Pros, featuring 8 core processors.

Flickr to Authenticate OpenID – CES Announcement?

Rumors abound that Yahoo! will make a major announcement about OpenID today at CES. It looks like at the very least you’ll be able to use your Flickr user page URL to log in anywhere that supports OpenID login. The code is live, view source of any user page and search for OpenID and you’ll find it.

The service, however, is not usable yet….

read more | digg story

Free Wireless Internet

I’ve started a page on this blog listing all the areas in London Ontario that offer free wireless internet. Obviously you can find it at the top of the page, under the heading “Free Wireless Internet

I want to include as many places and locations around the city that I can so if you know of any please email me and I’ll add them to the list. My  email can be found under the “Contact” page.

Eventually I’d like to get a more in depth analysis of the free wireless around London, possibly comments on speed and over all quality reviews.

A New Adventure in Hi-Fi

Last night I attended the January Geek Dinner. (Held on the first Wednesday of every month at Molly Bloom’s in London ON). While there, Bill Deys told me about IODA Promonet, a service similar to PodSafe Music.

IODA Promonet allows you to browse through artists, songs, and record labels. All the music is safe to post on blogs, or to play on podcasts.  From their site:

Promonet is a unique promotional music distribution network that provides its users with a new way to legally download, publish, and share music. Promonet is run by IODA, the leading digital distributor of independent digital music. More than 3000 of the best and most influential independent record labels distribute their music through IODA, and they have given IODA permission to make thousands of their tracks available to Promonet users.

This has got me thinking, I’ve always tossed around the idea of doing a small, independent music based podcasts. Just a few songs that I’m currently digging, and probably little to no dialogue. Now that I have an account with Promonet I might just do it.

So keep an eye out the next few days/weeks, I might have something up!

24: The 1994 Unaired Pilot

I found this very amusing 24 parody, set in 1994….

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMLH_QyPTYM&rel=1]

I’m sorry I’ve just been posted links to videos, I promise more unique and relevant discussions will follow…

Internet People

A great summary of web celebs.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pPCkhYMQgY&rel=1]

No More TV Links

So after several days of being unable to access www.tv-links.co.uk I decided to find out what had happened.

Well according to this article in The Register, he was arrested for violating trademark laws and the site shut down: “TV-Links man was arrested under trademark laws”

Its really too bad, cause I had just recently discovered the site and was really enjoying their full listings of all the shows I wanted to watch. Looks like I’ll have to go back to bittorrent again.

Here’s the full listing of related stories on Google

The Continuing Saga of Syncing Word Docs and Google Docs

Ok, this is starting to get really interesting. Originally I wrote a wish about syncing word and Google docs.

Then in this post I discovered a bit of a solution regarding uploading in bulk to Google.

I just discovered a post on TechChruch that completely solves the whole problem. An application called DocSyncer that will automatically upload all your hard drive based documents to Google. They claim its a small application that runs in the background. While I am never a fan of more things running in the background this is pretty cool.

Right now its just in beta and currently only available to windows users, but we’re on the right track!