October 14, 2006

Interesting to some, boring to most...

Hockey is back in gear, HDNet is showing games like always and they look spectacular. For those new to my blog, I'll mention that hockey is the sport that gains the most from a good HD treatment: you can watch full plays develop and you never lose sight of the puck.

I can't get enough college football. Not enough. Ever. Can't.

Camino 1.1a1 should be out early next week. We're having problems getting access to the mofo machines. It appears they switched authentication mechanisms without letting anyone know. I'm also really glad we (google) could steal smorgan away from Apple so that he can once again contribute to Camino. Everyone wins (except Apple)!

I'd like to point out that yahoo's new mail beta sucks donkey. I use yahoo mail for everything and I'm about to switch away. First off, the new beta doesn't recognize Camino. Ok fine, we're a niche browser, whatever. But it's slooooooooooow. Slow. Slow. Then the first page is news, not mail. I have to click something to actually see my inbox, in essence making it even slower. It also doesn't remember my sort order, always defaulting to the reverse of what I want. Oh, and it's slow as shit. Slow. Slow.

All this BlueRay/HD-DVD nonsense has me trying to figure out the various HDMI specs (1.1, 1.2, 1.2a, 1.3) and I'm not amused. I also just want to listen to Tommy on SACD without 6 cables, but finding an HDMI 1.2 pre/pro isn't easy.

The DVD of the Who concert I went to (the actual recording from that night) arrived yesterday. I will blog more about it soon, just waiting for the right moment.

DisneyWorld was a blast. We made the rounds of the Magic Kingdom in about 5 hours, even getting to go on Space Mountain twice. It's weird, all my memories of Disney are from Disneyland and being in Florida and seeing an exact replica of Disneyland was a little unsettling. Animal Kingdom was my 2nd favorite, and Everest is a bad-ass ride. I almost wet myself. Epcot was a little disappointing. Oh well.

Have I mentioned just how bad the new yahoo mail is?

Posted by pinkerton at October 14, 2006 11:53 PM