On A Day When Palm Gets Everything Wrong, Apple Gets It Right

May 30, 2007

YouTube Coming to Apple TV

This is Big. Very, Very Big.

It wipes out this and paves the way for what I predicted here.

Previously in this blog:
AppleTV Gets Trashed, iPhone Next?
Reference: Unofficial YouTube Blog
YouTube Vs. P2P: YouTube Wins?
Reference: Converting Video For Apple TV
Reference: Apple TV
P2P Forever And Ever!
A Funny Feeling About The iPhone
TV: From Podvision To Stevevision

LifeDrive Notes: PTSD Is Beginning…

May 30, 2007

Why, I ask myself, why do I have 5 copies of crap taken via P2P and I can’t find a single copy of something vitally important like a backup of my old TE MemosDB?

I’ve been through two-thirds of the CD-Rs with no hint in sight.

I tackle the final third tomorrow.

I also have a Plan 9, if this doesn’t work out.

No more blogging this day.

Over & out.

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My Reaction To Palm’s New Foleo Device

May 30, 2007

Millennium 03

OK, I Really Must Get To My Fekkin CD-Rs Now!

May 30, 2007

I get easily distracted just by my own blog! Looking at the Dashboard, it amazes me.

1) If I never put a link from this site on any other site ever again, the content here alone is such that people will come to this blog just from search engine queries.

2) This blog is actually useful to people. Yeah, shocks me too. But people come here, read a post, and then go on to click through to a link in an entry. I can see when people hit this blog to really learn something.

I don’t know what the hell is up with all the Terrahawks activity in search engines today.

Related post.

Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet: Yikes!

May 30, 2007


Following 12 weeks of pre-production, animation work on New Captain Scarlet began on 5th May 2003, but by Christmas Anderson was not happy with the way it looked. It turned out that the software being used on the series was totally inappropriate for television work and by the time Anderson realised this they had spent half the budget and only had about 60 shots ‘in the can’.


One of the problems the original production team had run into was the design of the new Cloudbase –now renamed Skybase. The model was so huge that they couldn’t render it in one go. “The biggest model we ever made at Foundation Imaging”, said Thornton referring to the company founded 10 years ago to provide groundbreaking computer-generated visual effects for shows such as Babylon 5 and Voyager, “was the Enterprise, and I think that was just shy of a million polygons –Skybase was originally three million which was way over the top.”

Emphasis added by me.

Half the budget wasted to no good end?

And people think only a government can waste money.

Previously in this blog:
Gerry Anderson category

Reference: Gerry Anderson TV

May 30, 2007

See episodes streaming, online.

When it bloody works (it is not working now!).

LifeDrive Notes: Memos Or Bust! Day Two.

May 30, 2007

Right. Time for me to get off the Net and jump back into the gene pool of my CD-R backups.

Sink or swim.

Do or die.

Fight or flight.

What or ever.

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