End of the Web 01/10/2012
By now we all of have heard or know of the outcome if SOPA and Protect IP come into play. But have we really thought about what will happen to our normal everyday lives. Think for a second, when you find a funny clip your first instinct is to send it to Facebook, Twitter, Email and Blog it. Had to break it to you, but there is a 50% chance that clip or video is protected and if you view it or submit it you will be liable. Dang there goes the web. So what will the web look like when this passes, mainly just words of opionions with official paid links, ads, and approved open domain video. Another words it's going to suck. Hey don't worry it won't pass would it? Think again, it's going to get nasty before it gets better. Immagine how much not interesting our lives will become when we can discuss anything without fear of breaking the law. What will the outcome bring, nothing but more trouble. In the old days, when alchohol became illegal therew as the probition people were sneaking it in and selling it through very secure channels. I am willing to bet you, the same group of people that created torrents, encryption among other things are working on a backup plan. This is just one scenario that is floating around. The purpose of these bills are strickly to scare the leaving hell out of you and to put order back into a place where people make money. Clear and simple. THis has nothing to do with protection of any sort. What we will loose is everything we hold dear "Our Freedom", "Our Creativity".
Possible fix Boxee 1.5 in VirtualBox 01/10/2012
Instead of Waiting on Team Boxee here is an alternative option:
So, your are one of the few that are getting the blank logon screen and have choosen to either return to boxee 0.9 or try XBMC. Did you know of one other choice, try this.
YOUR VIDEO DRIVER IS NOW A NVIDIA TNT RIVA, last checked this is a functional driver for Boxee! I have confirmed on my HP internal Intel inside chip was registering as yours BLANK, but virtually it showed up as Nvidia. So in theory, you may to have an alternative. Please note the following details as each invidual results will vary depending on System Resources.
Other important details, any kind of virtual enviroment requires you to have at least a gig or higher of ram to function properly. Otherwise it will be sluggish, yes it will still work under that setting but it will not be a decent speed to view.
Obtain more information and build from https://www.virtualbox.org/
to obtain your flavor choice http://virtualboximages.com
If this worked for you, please post your results to the forum if you discovered another driver from your attempt please post that as well. Either way, I hope this information was beneficial. Best of luck.
Laundry Baskets vs. Carbeds 12/15/2011
From my understanding foam carbeds would seem more comfortable than say sitting squashed into a laundry basket. But for whatever the reason that has compelled my boys here they sit watching "Max And Ruby" on NickJR ondemand in a basket. If you don't believe me, you will. Pictures will be uploaded a little later.
Earlier this week major players in the cable industry decided to sell off the spectrum that was to be used to create a seperate or 4th feature of your cable known as a wireless phone service. Nowhere in any of the articles has anyone discussed the implications of what this well mean for us the subscribers. As of right now Brighthouse offers bundled services without a comit agreement. When I worked briefly for them this idea was being toyed around with in R&D and it seemed the concept would be anyone would be able to add the 4th addon assuming they meet credit approval. Verizon Wireless is a contract service, so well this hender the agreement and the verbage in future advertising? Something to think about.
To see the latest happenings, see what the industry says:
With "Office 2010 Starter" freebie for Vista & Windows 7, I write my files to my skydrive account. As a precaution I have a hard backup if the cloud is undergoing maintenance. Using the embed tools I have a way to inject my work into my homepage, Overall I'm a full supporter of what Windows Live is becoming.
Oops I fell asleep with what?? 11/26/2011
Abby was having a long night of gas wake ups. Due to circumstances beyond my control (need for sleep) I was unaware that I feel asleep with the spit rag on my shoulder while my daughter rested in her bassinet. I was wondering why my shoulder smelled like milk in every dream sequence. I guess it could have been worse.
Black Friday vs. Sleep 11/26/2011
Black Friday or Sleep? Not sure about the rest of you, but two variables take priority. "We like sleep" and "No extra money". Enough about us how did you do?
Abby's first night home 11/17/2011
Like my wife warned me, this little girl is nocturnal. She woke up after I put Joey and Ethan down at 12:15am went down by 2am, woke up again at 3am. She eats good, likes to play but then cuddles into you and then wipes out again. There is a little jealousy from Ethan's point of view, but this is very new to the boys. I'm sure thankful for Coffee and Caffeinated tea. Something caused Ethan to be sick briefly and woke up to deal with it and now he is resting peacefully so i think. I will find out when I move him back to the bed. Time to do a quick re-wash of clothes and then off to bed.
NBC's AGT+STERN+Bad PR=Drop in Ratings? 11/14/2011
http://me.lt/6jU49 #NBC you will destroy your ratings and lose viewers if stern joins #AGT! Just ask the #FCC.. I posted this a few days ago, and already have one response over Twitter. My basis on the fact that this show is centered around talent and families participate and let the children watch if not enter. Over the course of time some talent has pushed the edge and made those censors work overtime covering this and that or bleeping words. Now before you respond, think about it. Would you want your child modeling themself to Stern? His hi-jinks and stunts on air do make people blush if not laugh. But it all comes down to this, this will either make or break NBC. So far ideas they have tossed, have been failing miserably. Shows have been canceled fast and fans have revolted. Now all things considered, if you want Stern on the show and you are a viewer, listener of his then do him a favor and remind him to do his job and find the talent and do it in taste that can help redeem himself. We all need a second chance in life to make things right, this could be his shinning moment it's entirely up to him. Either way it goes, get ready for another season as we prepare to switch gears from Singing to Acts.