3 words: Windows 7 Beta.
That'll fix ya!
I think the best thing Radio New Zealand has done in years is offer up all (or most) of their programming as podcasts. That means by the time I'm up and awake here in Korea (3 or 4 hrs behind NZ depending on the season) I can listen to all of Morning Report, the bits that attract my attention, or the Top Stories summary where all the important bits are put into one download.
Likewise by the time I get home I have The Panel and Checkpoint sitting in Google reader ready for me to listen to while I prepare the tea.
I'm 29, and I will confess to wearing a cardigan on occassion, but RNZ is top marks with me!
(So too bFM with it's b-casts, so I might slip a bit of the Havo' in there between my morning report stories.)
Haha! Those visors are Awesome!
Graham - How long are you in Seoul...I know where you can get some Pumpkin Candy, and you don't even have to go to Ulleong-do!
If it weren't for my Student Loan, never being able to afford a house and the possibility of a National-led government, this is the kind of news that makes me want to come home.
I can't wait to watch me some Media 7!
'cept the podcast links from the mini site don't work in Google Reader (There are no enclosures and then it goes to a place holder page on tvnz.co.nz) and of course not living in NZ, TVNZ on demand is off limits...any word on those Youtube clips? Or do I HAVE to fire up the Mac and hit me some iTunes?
So the PS3 won't play back Quicktime files, (isn't Quicktime a proprietary Apple thing?) but it will play DivX files like it's 360 bretheren. Indeed, it will do so much better than the 360.
Is very good for those DVDs that I have ...ahem... backed up to .avi format. Not only that but you can do it all wirelessly, (actually I think you can do that with Xbox, but you don't need MS Windows!) configured properly you can have a little Java program called Azureus (you might know it) running in Ubuntu "acquire" TV programs and the like and then stream it directly to your PS3, much like iTunes and an Apple TV would.
Facebook is sooooooo last week. Now, who's on Pownce? (http://pownce.com) Which is apparently the brainchild of Kevin Rose (founder of Digg.com). It has all the same "social networking" features of Facebook - messages, profiles etc etc. But it's big big big BIG draw is the ability to use it to share files. (Heehee!)
Plus it has the exclusivity of being a closed beta, which will drive all you invitation whores wild...yes I have a few invitations left!
What of the streaming parliamentary video? Will it be in an open format? Or rubbish windows media like Question Time on TVNZ?
Me thinks Wikipedia has also been hit with some fairly aggressive take-down notices of late.
While one should rely on multiple sources for research (as I tell my intermediate aged students) It's great for lists of TV series episodes, and I'm constantly referring to it to catch up on things like Scrubs, NCIS, The Simpsons and House (which I can't get here in Korea) prior to...ahem...procuring a copy....
Many of said lists have the big pink box at the top their entries from time to time but have survived on the whole.
Maybe the editors are getting a bit paranoid?