Tuesday, August 30, 2005
3:35:00 PM iTalk Audioblog postRather then a traditional audioblog post through audioblogger I've elected to use an iTalk this time. I think the results are MUCH better. Ride with me to work and listen to chatter about Hurricane Katrina, using an iTalk for a audioblogging/podcasting and K9Cast. Also, where is my hairbrush?!
Note: there is a few seconds of silence in the beginning, so don't turn it up too loudly at first :)Permalink - Blogger Backlinks - Technorati - Del.icio.us
Saturday, August 27, 2005
1:35:00 AM Village HatersI just finished The Village, a movie that I have been putting off seeing because of all the hate.
I loved it, I LOVED IT, *gets up on the roof*, I LOVED IT!
Don't listen to the haters. Pretend you don't know who's directing it, forget his past movies and go in with an open mind or else you stand the chance of becoming a hater too.
Can I get a hell yeah?
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
4:44:00 PM For LaurenMore livejournaly stuff. Man if this had a CMS interface I could tag all these entries as LJ and you guys could filter em if you didn't like em. Or whatever, not like it matters, thanks to RSS you guys who are just aggregating the entire internet into one view probably won't mind this.
So my friend Lauren decided to start playing this game, over here and it was just too enticing of a meme to not play. SO if you want to play, please follow the rules:
Or not :P But I am just following the rules by continuing the meme on my site. Any takers? :P Permalink - Blogger Backlinks - Technorati - Del.icio.us
Monday, August 15, 2005
7:17:00 AM Good morning from the hotel room
Good morning from the hotel room
Originally uploaded by celerityfm.
I was up before the sun showed its face.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
4:11:00 PM View from hotel room.
View from hotel room.
Originally uploaded by celerityfm.
I'm in Ft. Lauderdale right now on business. Boats are going by right
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
9:34:00 AM LivejournalWarning: This post is a little more livejournaly then my usual these days :P I originally made this to harass my friend Lauren who had just wrote an announcement message on myspace to all her friends to stop posting blog posts as announcements. Not that I had done that before, but I figured it wouldn't be a bad idea to start now just to get her goat. Bah-ah-ah.
Today it was hard to wakeup. The first alarm went off and I snoozed it. Tara was not pleased to hear the second alarm go off and I did my best to try to worm my way into a third alarm when I realized that I would be better off just getting up and facing the music.
Facing the music persisted of sitting up on the side of the bed for 5 minutes and trying to fall asleep without also falling over and waking Tara. Then I dragged my feet into the bathroom and tried to fall asleep again in there as well.
Eventually I realized that I better get up, so I did and got into the shower and started that up. I had to struggle a bit with the water because I was so groggy, I couldn't get the temperature where I wanted it at first. Eventually everything was set and then I got to turn on the shower radio.
The shower radio is an el cheapo one that you have to physically turn in order to get good reception on certain stations. It hangs from a rope, so turning it and making it stay in one position is a challenge. This time I just turned it and left it leaning against the hose from the detachable showerhead.
On NPR they were talking about something that I forgot about once they mentioned the space shuttle. "OHH that's right, it's landing today!" I thought. 20 minutes until landing! So I went about my business in the shower, shaving using my Norelco Coolskin battery powered shaver, trying not to rush, even though I wanted to get out and turn on the TV as soon as possible so I could watch my Dad's coverage of the shuttle landing (he is a TV reporter and always covers the shuttle).
I managed to get out of the shower in time, having already heard that it had past the point of danger from reentry. But I had to turn off the radio, with only a few minutes left before touchdown, because otherwise it would wake Tara with the door open. Then I rushed getting dried and combing my hair and then threw on some clothes and made a mad dash, not knowing if it was already over or not.
I got to the living room, turned on the TV and there was my Dad's voice narrating the shuttle landing, it wasn't over yet. Having covered most of the shuttle launches and landings he knew exactly what was going to happen before it happened, and called it that way. It was like watching the Olympics where the announcers would call what kind of moves they would expect from the gymnasts and then the gymnasts did those exact moves seconds later, much to the audience's amazement. Except in the later case it was pre-recorded and possibly announced after the fact to make the announcers look like they knew what they were talking about. But not this time, my Dad just rocked it, live. When the coverage was over and they moved on to another reporter who was doing a live shot somewhere else in town, the reporter took a moment to recognize my Dad's good work and said "Wow, is he not the best?"
Yes, he is :).Permalink - Blogger Backlinks - Technorati - Del.icio.us
Friday, August 05, 2005
bloglines. For those of you who don't know what bloglines is, I'll sum it up very simply: Read everything new posted on the internet, in one place, in under an hour. With bloglines I never miss a beat, new blog posts (including livejournal, xanga, myspace and blogger users), podcasts, yahoo groups postings, forum posts, news, weather, traffic, flickr photos and even gmail all in one place. I've posted my list of sites that bloglines checks and aggregates for me on the left hand side of this website, just scroll down till you see the "Blogroll" section. If you already have a bloglines account (it's free by the way) why not add my weblog to your feed. It's just as easy as clicking that link.
And SPEAKING of Myspace.. man. I love that site, and Friendster too. And yes I'm a late comer to those sites too, but just like with Skype, I was all up in the social networking websites before they were cool: A long time ago, prolly around the time I was messing with the first VOIP applications as I mentioned in my Skype article, I joined a site that was/is the precursor of Friendster/Orkut/MySpace called SixDegrees. The principle is simple. You sign up, you get your friends to sign up. They sign up and get their friends to sign up and so on. Then the fun begins: Do you have any friends in common with friends you didn't know knew each other? Who'se friends of your friends are people that you'd like to meet? Are you moving? Going on vacation? Look someone up who knows your friends and try to meetup with them at your new location, etc. Oh yeah, dating possibilities too, which is what these sites have received the most media coverage for.
But the reason I love it is because many of my old friends that I had lost touch with use it and by connecting with them through these sites, in theory, we should never lose touch again. Myspace and Friendster add on things like blogs, pictures, personal messages etc, and when you combine the power of bloglines with the power of friendster/myspace you've suddenly got an easy way to keep in touch with everyone by only having to check one website for every new personal message, blog post and picture added. You'll REALLY never lose touch again. It's hard enough to remember to check a website daily, much less a dozen, but not with bloglines! Bloglines puts everything you care about online, including friends that are out of reach, in one place so you'll never miss out on them again.
Ok I'm done whoring myself out to bloglines. Anyone got any cool bloglines alternatives that I should checkout? I think their the best from what I've seen.Permalink - Blogger Backlinks - Technorati - Del.icio.us
Tuesday, August 02, 2005