I thought this video about the whys of Daylight Savings Time was entertaining. For those of you from other places that do not practice this, it’s a time in the spring and the fall when we adjust our clocks back (or forward) an hour to pretend to get an extra hour of daylight [...]
Here’s an interesting musical. The Doctor regenerates and needs a new companion. A “must see” if you are a Doctor Who fan.
Here’s a direct link to the video.
This is starring Travis Slavin as Doctor Who and Elizabeth Oldak as his companion. I don’t know who they are but they deserve [...]
It really wasn’t that long ago that people didn’t have e-mail. Twenty years ago* Dephi was the first commercial on-line service to offer internet e-mail to it’s customers. I’m not saying some people didn’t have internet e-mail before that, I’m just stating this was a turning point even though it was [...]
I’ve gotten more spam and phishing messages in the last 24 hours than in a really really long time. In case you don’t know the specifics:
Spam – is junk mail. Porn, dating and penis enlargements are in some of the common ones.
Phishing is “fishing”, they’re just throwing a line out there to see [...]
On Saturdays from May until September, Hines Park closes Hines Drive from 8 AM to 3:30 PM so that people can ride bicycles, walk and rollerblade in the road and not have to fear traffic.
They close the road from Outer Drive and Hines Drive (near Ann Arbor Trail in Dearborn) all the way to Hines [...]
It’s a Kindle. That’s the number one point, Amazon seems to have the eReader market and I believe they’ll have it long term. And in case I’m wrong, I’ve got the Nook eReader App on it too (with several other eBook readers, Kobo, etc.). I think the price of this is subsidized [...]
I was out biking this weekend (again) and was playing with a new camera (not mine) and as I was biking along I saw a dear up ahead.
I got some stills and some video. But I was still standing there on the bike so I’m not the steadiest [...]
I was interested in seeing Ellie Goulding (thanks to Pandora), so when I saw she was coming to town I wrote it down* and then I even happened to win tickets to the concert (from the Detroit Free Press). But I was absolutely exhausted yesterday so I was going to skip it, [...]
Can’t wait until tonight! Been waiting a year for more Torchwood after their (way too) short 5 episode mini-series last summer. Originally a more mature Doctor Who spinoff (scramble the letters for the anagram). It was previously on BBC but it looks like Starz is running with Torchwood now.
Gwen Cooper, [...]
You couldn’t walk 10 feet with out running into one of these guys tonight.
This is one of the bright colored crabs crawling around on the beach. You can see him pass a few smaller sand crabs…
Watch on YouTube in HD.
It’s a little out of focus the first few seconds, but [...]
I thought I got him in a couple of good videos, but this is the only one where he really came out.
Click to play the Montezuma Iguana in HD.
A problem is that I’m [...]
So this kid Trevor plays songs on the computers at Apple stores and records videos of himself dancing to them and posts them to YouTube. They’re entertaining and he’s certainly not shy! I actually heard about him because someone else was complaining about the girls in the background making fun of [...]
And this is why you should have your seat belts on, even if you’re not on the runway.
Watch at YouTube.
I believe this was yesterday that an Air France Airbus A380-800 (F-HPJD) clipped a Comair Bombardier CRJ-700 (N641CA) at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. I [...]
I’ve got several clips of fire dancing for you! I’m in Montezuma and they did it tonight at a recycling festival. I haven’t seen it for a while, so I was pretty excited about it! I think the second one came out better since it’s tall so it’s a better zoomed in [...]
We had a nice ride on the ferry as the sun set and we had some impromptu music from some of the passengers.
And you can watch it in 720p in HD.
It was such a nice ride with lots of room, it was SO packed when I was there at Christmas time…
I got some other traveler I’d been talking with to use my camera to video me jumping in at the upper falls in Montezuma. I’m guessing this is 30 feet(?) up, I worked out the people behind me are about 40 feet up (did some GPS based calculations a few trips ago), so [...]
So my* McDonald’s still has the McRib, so I came up here for lunch. Free WiFi and a McRib sandwich, can’t beat that!!
The box isn’t right, but who cares? It’s what’s inside that counts!!!
* In Dearborn (Michigan, USA) on Michigan, between Greenfield and Schaefer Rd.
I’m not sure what kind of playback unit this is, probably digital, but it doesn’t look like it. The screen was only about 4 or 5 inches diagonal and had some kind of touchscreen interface. It looked like it was ancient and belonged in a rack in an old TV studio.
Now while I’m [...]
This is me jumping of a BIG rock at the lower falls in Montezuma Costa Rica. It’s not very high, but you really need to get out past the rocks below (and the water is WAY deep).
Watch in full screen HD!
My videographer (German tourist) shot a bit of the falls after, [...]
Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I was down by the ocean this evening and the colors in the sky were looking great and I shot some video so I’m sharing my Christmas Eve with all of you…
It’s even prettier in HD.
Sadly, Montezuma is on the wrong side of the peninsula so this [...]
I went to Cobano to go to the bank and wanted to get some lunch but I also wanted to be closer to the bus, so I got lunch to go. Here’s my story…
View the HD video at YouTube.
And the chicken (as usual) [...]
The Word Lens application is amazing, one of the best uses of augmented reality yet! You just point it at a sign (or any text) and it removes the words that are there and superimposes the translation over the old text.
The program is free and if you want to [...]
I always feel like these stacks of rocks are something the aliens left behind; you know, like they did with the pyramids.
When I went to the waterfalls in Montezuma, I saw the aliens had been very very busy…
Also viewable in HD (of course).
Actually, later I did notice a few people adding [...]
As always the ride from Puntarenas to Paquera was fun and we got the big ferry which is a lot nicer than the little one. The boat was packed, I’ve never seen it that full of people before. The weather was gorgeous but got a little cloudy at the end of the ride [...]
Just testing out the Free WiFI on my plane! I shot this with my iPhone 4 and uploaded it and now I’m blogging it from my McBook.
And you can even watch it in HD!
The world of technology is an amazing place!
FYI: The WiFi is free because of a promotion [...]
I just got a “new” Canon Video Camera, a refurbished Canon Vixia HF20, I was really eyeing this camera last year. Someone had it way on sale, I ordered it and they never shipped (and didn’t charge me either). And it’s just had everything I liked: good reviews, option for an external microphone, [...]
So the other month I did a post about “Where were you when _______ happened..?” and mostly the things we remember in that kind of significant way aren’t very positive things (usually disasters or death). So I’ve been thinking of a few non-negative “where were you?” things and thought that I [...]
I thought this was pretty cool. Something that it seems like you’d only see in a movie, but this kid has one in his room (play room?).
It’s a short post because I liked the video and I wanted to test the WordPress feature that just let’s you put in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTxmTTisThY and it builds the [...]
So I saw Aimee Mann in concert last week in Ann Arbor at The Ark. If you don’t know who she is, you might remember her from the 1980s when she was part of ‘Til Tuesday and did the popular song Voices Carry; that video is a little bit old, here’s the [...]
I thought this was an extra cute advertisement. So that means you get to watch it too…
Here’s the direct link.
Personally, I’m not a huge AT&T cell phone fan, but they do have the iPhone and do I love that part of them. And the network is really fast…
So when I went to the launch of the Space Shuttle a few weeks ago it was pretty strange. The launch was at 6:21am but my parking placard (permit) said to be there by midnight. So there was a lot of time to kill before the launch. I had causeway tickets, but [...]
So I ran out of gas. But check out this video as to where the warning light is. They couldn’t have hidden it better unless they tried! I knew I was low, but I hadn’t realized that low.
Direct link to the video.
I did manage to coast the car down to [...]
A nice path off the Merrit Island causeway.
Click for the direct link to the video
I spent some time roller blading here today.
It’s a beautiful day out. So instead of sitting in the house on this great day, I went for a bike ride and I’m sitting outside the library. They’ve got WiFi and it actually reaches outside pretty good.
The problem is the sun is really making it hard to see my screen. I [...]
I don’t even know how to describe the Everyday Looper application for the iPhone. It lets you makes loops live and you sing along with them. I can’t sing along, but maybe you can.
Hmmm… Here’s a better description: Remember in elementary school when you sang “Row, Row, Row [...]
I was just wondering when the new Doctor Who 2010 series was going to start this year and this trailer comes along for me today. It’ll start on Easter (April 4) in the UK and on April 17th on BBC America; I’m assuming it’ll trail a few weeks behind for the rest of the [...]
So Fring lets you do video calls via their Skype connection. The software is free so it’s worth trying out.
Wow! They’re already lined up at Best Buy in Dearborn. They store doesn’t open until 5 AM!!!
Here’s a link to the HQ video.
That’s insane, I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like later on…
Here’s the first three minutes of the 2009 Doctor Who Christmas Special. It’ll be on December 25th in the UK on the BBC and delayed a day before airing on BBC America. I believe this is a two-part episode but I’m not sure when part two is on, the day after this airs [...]
So I applied for the job at The Big Trip and the big requirement was a ninety second video to go with it. I just found out about the job yesterday and put this together this video this afternoon.
An applicant will be selected from a pool of an estimated 30,000 worldwide applicants [...]
I shot, edited (titles and transitions) and uploaded this video from my iPhone. I used ReelDirector for the editing. This is my first attempt but it was way easy to use. The video was shot on the iPhone, edited on the iPhone and e-mailed to YouTube for uploading. It’s [...]
What I don’t like about my Bluetooth earpiece for my iPhone is that it only streams audio from the phone calls. Why Apple (all cell makers) don’t let you use BT audio from other parts of your phone, I don’t understand. I have a pair of semi-bulky BlueTooth stereo headphones that and they [...]
This won’t be funny at all if you don’t watch the show.
Here’s the direct link in case the embedded video doesn’t show.
This looks pretty awesome. Until I saw the target. Video looks pretty good though.
Direct link to the huge water slide launch.
It’s gotta be fake, a few feet short and you’d hit the platform. When I first saw it, I thought the pool was in a lake (so if you [...]
A commercial from the 1950s for the Remington Rand UNIVAC System!
Direct link to the Univac video
It’s got “Memory Tanks with 12,000 additional units of information”, assuming a “unit” is byte that’s 12 kB of information. That’s about one-tenth of a floppy disk, a floppy disk from twenty-fie years. Based [...]
I’ve generally had pretty great health insurance. But I’ve been bothered that so many people have no insurance. This is a simplification of the benefits of socialized health ‘insurance’.
Here’s the direct link to it YouTube.
Here’s the thing: I think that some kind of socialized [...]
Tori always has interesting lighting at her concerts. Lots of changes during the show with more to do with the set and lighting (no actual physical changes). I always enjoy it.
The concert was awesome (as Tori always is), had a great seat, row G (on the right side) so it was perfect. [...]
Interesting. Mostly because: I blog, I twitter and I try to keep my FriendFeed up-to-date, but there is so much overlap I never know what to how to separate these things and I’ve really been thinking about it lately.
FriendFeed accepts Facebook friend request
We are happy to announce that Facebook has acquired FriendFeed.
So the rumors this week are that in iTunes 9 that Apple is going to add Application Management. My iPhone would be a lot more useful for me if it had that, I’m always installing and trying apps and it messes with the order of everything. Here’s a concept that someone ut together [...]