Thursday, October 18, 2007

Kill To Get Crimson

I am not sure about the title but the disc is typical Knopfler. Its not bad.
But the best part is this......
Vespas on the album cover!!!!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Surface Computers - the future?

I was alerted to this new technology by a colleague and than started stumbling upon it everywhere. As everybody knows the Iphone with its multi-touch screen (you can touch more than one thing at a time) has been a huge success. Couple that with the older Bluetooth and Wifi technology and you get the computers of the future: Surface Computers.
Developed by Microsoft (what happened!?!) they are designed to interact with any electronic device. The potential applications are enormous. So as usual they are predicting that eventually every surface (fridge, coffee table, desk, shopping carts) is going to be an interactive LCD surface. um yeah. sure.
Currently the only uses are in high-end bars and casinos where the table will read things like your credit card (surprise) and glasses, and the usual digital paraphernalia (cameras, cellphones). Check out the video to get a better idea or do a search for 'Surface Computers' on youtube and you will be amazed at how many videos there are. Probably all microsoft marketing videos.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

TV - that doesn't suck!

Yes that's right. Last night I actually sat on my butt and watched the tube. I haven't really been paying attention to the TV for the last while what with the house shenanigans. But we decided to devote a night to doing nothing. It was pretty good - but what made it absolutely amazing was the discovery of an awesome show. Pushing Daisies is a so different from everything else on TV. It's got a touch of Lemony Snicket and reminds me of a cross between Emilie and a Tim Burton film.
But I am sure it won't last. The only shows that seem to survive are mediocre (read boring) sitcoms, sleazy reality shows and over the top crime dramas.
Oh well, maybe they will release a dvd. Its better that way - no commercials.