This collection of entries is from the Category "Technology".
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
I am in the far Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, but I'm so jealous at this great piece of tech news. I read this Chicago Tribune article that the City of Chicago is going to seek bids to blanket the city with Wi-Fi access! It's going to be the largest in the nation, with San Francisco only covering 35 square miles, and Philadelphia's proposed system covering 135 square miles - Chicago is going to cover 228 square miles!!!
Saturday, May 03, 2003
TiVo to the rescue!!!
Last Thursday morning, we were figuring out what we were going to do about TiVo. Bush was going to do his aircraft carrier speech at 8:00, and that would skew the start times of CSI and ER. This has happened before, so the easiest thing to do is keep the start time, but add time to the end time.
Today, as we watched CSI, we noticed something that has never happened before. I started viewing the program, and fast forwarded to get to the beginning of the show - and I overshot by a lot. Somewhere along the way, TiVo adjusted the start-time of the show by 20 minutes! I don't know how they did that, as in the morning it was still set to go at 8:00 but when I looked at the program summary, the start time was listed as 8:20. Maybe it's because of our new DirecTV TiVo and they were able to get the program information to the box without a phone call. Spooky.
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
I Love My TiVo?
Melinda sent this to me earlier today. It's a story on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and it was talked about tonight on the Screen Savers on TechTV: If TiVo Thinks You Are Gay, Here's How to Set It Straight. Even though it's touted as one of the great benefits of TiVo, we don't have it automatically record shows based on our viewing habits - we just don't have enough space on the damn hard drive and I'm not upgrading the box. Of course, this made me check our TiVo suggestions, and I feel pretty normal looking at the list: Everybody Loves Raymond, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Mysterious Ways, Judging Amy, Law and Order, Sex and the City, M*A*S*H, Boston Public, JAG, Third Watch, ER, Frasier, NYPD Blue, The Practice, Behind the Music. What has TiVo suggested for you?
Monday, November 18, 2002
I love my TiVo, Part II
The Chicago Tribune published another article on TiVo called Revolution, interrupted. I LOVE MY TIVO. It really has changed the way we view television at home. I'm looking forward to the new Series 2 for DirecTV to really help us out. I don't know what to say - this device is wonderful. I was able to get one at a very reasonable price well over a year ago and paid the lifetime fee, which has now paid for itself versus the monthly fee. This is a technology that really does work and no one seems to be getting it. As in - not purchasing it and not getting how it works and what it does. I guess the TiVo Evangelists aren't doing a good job of selling the concept. I guess I'm not doing a good job, either in this weak, rambling rant. I love the box. It really works. It gives us great enjoyment. God, that's lame... I just don't want it to go down the BetaMax path...
Friday, October 11, 2002
I love my TiVo
I love my TiVo, I love my TiVo, I love my TiVo... TiVo has totally changed my viewing habits - for the good. I want to get a new Series 2 DirecTV Combo unit when it comes out (whenever that is). I am in total denial of the article at Slate - TiVo, We Hardly Knew Ye - Sorry fans, but it's destined for the ash heap of history
Tuesday, October 08, 2002
A new meaning to a handshake
Hey, cool! The human body can sustain a 10Mb broadband connection! Two Japanese companies are looking at using human conductivity to exchange information via a handshake.
Friday, April 05, 2002
Oooooo... techno-geek alert - an interesting application of technology, if only someone can figure out how to implement it in a cost effective manner so that your local bar or club can use it - a drinking glass that can signal when it's almost empty. I guess it's called iGlassware.
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Oooo... I've always wanted a Sony Aibo robot, and now they've come up with a real cool one...