Monday, May 24, 2010


I downloaded E-ReaderPro for my Droid while I wait for the Kindle App. Admittedly, Penguin and Amazon are arguing about "Changes" so its not yet available. However, I have started reading Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington: Book 2) on E-Reader on my phone. It is a nice Kindle sub and has books the Kindle doesn't yet have.

The software is available for the iPhone also, so if you are Apple or Android, check it out!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Windows Media Center

Remember way back when I talked about living without cable?

Since I lost the "Work from home" gig my hardcore PC has been gathering dust. So, I decided to move the system to the living room and got Windows Media Center running. Much to my irritation, Microsoft has created a third thing I love.

First was C# and .Net. The beautiful combo of Java and C++ with a library of code that makes my life as a Software Engineer (go me!) so very much easier.

Second was Windows 7. Its more stable than Windows XP and blows away Vista in usability. Its only downside, its not Unix (where OSX and Linux win).

Now #3: Windows Media Center.

It has DVR software that works with my Hauppauge USB signal processor. It allows seamless access to (so its easy to watch NCIS). Finally, with the plug-in for Hulu Desktop, its easy to watch shows there.

The only drawbacks are centered around lack of integration with Comedy Central (hard to watch South Park, Daily Show, and the Colbert Report). The other is lack of iTunes integration (Dr. Who).

Still, if you use Windows, give it a look!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What's up?

Yes, I am still alive!

Three major things have happened lately which has absorbed almost all of my time!

1. At the beginning of April I started a new job. Unforetuneately, I am limited in the amount of internetting I am allowed to do. The upside is that I am two miles from work, so I am walking 4 miles on most days.

2. When I started this job, my cell phone connectivity when from bad to worse. So, I said to hell with AT&T and switch over to a Motorola Droid on Verizon. This post was written on my Droid blogging app.

3. On the 24th of April, I got remarried.

I don't have much to say that's postworthy, but I am posting regularly on FB and twitter. I still read texts and email, so feel free to contact me!

TTYL all!