Archive for March, 2007

Thoughts on Justin.tv

March 31, 2007

So, I’m tuned into Justin.tv. I finally got on the server and now I’m sitting here watching a guy sleeping. Yawn. I thought he wasn’t supposed to take the camera off. Apparently, he does while he’s sleeping. We get to watch him sleep. Yay.

Although it is the one time he gets to actually be on camera. The rest of the time, he’s his life’s camera man.

One of the humor lines they run at the top of the page is something to the effect that they are going to need more lawyers. Definitely. Running cameras on people when there’s no expectation of privacy is one thing. Using another person’s image for profit is quite another. Good luck with that, Justin.

The guys on TWIT were saying that it’s a lot like those gals who were putting up web cams on themselves 24 hours a day. I guess that’s true when he’s sleeping, but really, again, he’s less the star and more the videographer. The mobile tech he’s using does allow for a significant change in the process. Plus, he’s the first to do this.

I suspect it’s going to last for a bit. People will want to be seen on his camera, much like I made a point of saying hi on the webcam at the Hog’s Breath when I was in Key West. He’ll have a lot of people seeking him out for awhile.

In the meantime, I imagine it’s going to get old fast for him. I doubt I could do it for more than an hour. I don’t like hats.

Will other people do it? Probably. The mobile tech is significant and interesting and I’m sure other people will want to make use of that. You’ll see more mobile webcams. Will it change anything? No more than London putting up all its street cameras.

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MMMmmm Asparagus.

March 19, 2007

Actually, it’s probably not asparagus, but I had that for dinner (with melted butter). I always like asparagus. I probably eat it a couple of times a week. So I’m going through a Flickr browsing page. Bear with me. Flickr browsing eases my stress. That’s worth a lot, really.  Until I get past this extraordinarily stressful period, I’m going to be looking at a lot of pictures.

Awesome Kites

March 18, 2007

I was looking at pictures of octopii on Flickr today and I came across these kites:

So pretty and carefree; they are a perfect antidote to my stress filled existence.

I really enjoy looking at pictures on flickr. I often go “wallpaper hunting” for pretty things to look at on my desktops. Flickr is wonderful for that.

/edit:  I’m getting a ton of hits on this entry from kite fans presumably looking for more kite information.  Ah, such is the nature of the blogosphere.  I know nothing about kites, but here’s some more awesome kite pics:

Stalk me on Twitter.

March 2, 2007

I’ve heard about this and Veronica Belmont uses it, so it must be fun, right?

Now you too can see my every move that I choose to record at http://twitter.com/Thaed.

Leave a comment so I know you’re stalking.

Thank you for your support.

Multi-Platform Gaming.

March 2, 2007

I admit to being a geek and I embrace the geek lifestyle as fully as possible, at least when I’m at home.  Part of this involves gaming in every way commercially available today.  I’m embarrassed to say that I still don’t have a Wii.  I’m riding itrackr.com hot and heavy for the first one I see.  In the meantime, this is what I’m playing:

The newest platform in the Thaed household is an Xbox 360.  Viva Pinata is getting a lot of play and I’ll probably break out that Tom Clancy game that came with it later tonight.  I don’t as yet have an HD TV yet, so I’m not using it to it’s full potential, but soon, dear reader, soon.

On the computer, I’m still messing with the AOE III expansion pack.  After many, many hours with the main game, I’ve cooled on this slightly.  I’m really waiting for Spore to come out.

The venerable PS2 is hosting Resident Evil 4.  It’s a challenging and fun game and the best thing I’ve played on the old PS2 since the two Guitar Hero games.

Finally, the Nintendo DS is still holding on to Advance Wars.  I beat the game and now I’m trying to beat all the scenarios.  I was thrilled when I beat the one with all the Senseis.  But it gets harder after that.

So there you have it.  No I don’t have a PS3, a PSP or a Wii, but, hey, I’ve got plenty to keep me busy.  If I did have all those systems, I’d be worse than I already am at keeping up with the blog.