Band: Venomentality, Today Sunday September 16 2007 @ Union Square Park NYC

September 16, 2007

See previous post, but note that this is taking place in Union Square Park and not the Virgin Megastore as that headline stated.

Come out and rock to Venomentality!!

Venomentality in NY City!
Opening for MINK
Sunday September 16,2007 12:00-4:00pm
Union Square Park
Virgin Megastore Mashup!
Address: 14th-17th Street NY City
Cost: FREE / All Ages
Description: Official NYU “Back to School” party sponsored by Virgin Megastore

Cable TV Sucks. This Is News?

September 16, 2007

Are You Being Cheated by Digital Cable?

I’m not talking about the perennial controversies regarding the bandwidth cable companies provide on digital channels, vs. audio and video quality — that’s a story unto itself.

Yeah, I love it when I tune into something and it looks like the level of graphics I used to see on my old Commdore-64! Millions of colors are scrunched down to 64,000 — if not less!

I even have a problem with full MPEG. Look very carefully and, especially with shadows and blacks, you will see what I call “pixel crawl.” It’s really disgusting. I never thought the switch to digital TV was a good decision. Maybe as the future develops, it will be. But in the meantime, it’s more irritating than pleasant.

Example: When I tune to History Channel on channel 212 in a digital tier, the main channel displays all do say 212, but diagnostics tell me that I’m actually tuned to analog channel 39 — the analog version of History Channel — explaining the lower quality image and resulting recording issues on the TiVo. This is in fact the case for essentially the entire set of channels that exist in both digital and analog tiers on this system right now.

There’s a word for that: FRAUD.

Do you think the government officials who are supposed to protect consumers will care? Hah! It’s TV — and the officials are now overwhelmed testing imports from China for toxic ingredients!

Blog Notes: WordPress Irks Me

September 16, 2007

I just noticed today that somehow Twittervision is no longer appearing in my Blogroll!

Yet when I look at the source of that list, it’s there!

Another bloody email to WordPress Support!

If things disappear, do not assume I deleted them. I post about all changes here.

Update: Aw, dammit. Who Is Sick? is gone too!!

Singer Sofia Talvik Rasing Funds For Her Music

September 16, 2007

Via MySpace Bulletin:

Support my new album and win!
posted by Sofia on September 16th, 2007

You can now support my upcoming album by helping to raise some money. You will get the chance to be the first to get a signed copy of the new album as well as signed copies of all my former albums plus a few t-shirts.

Your contribution will make a difference!

Click on the link to find out how to help.

Sofia Talvik, photo by Rickard Eriksson

Go to the Sofia Talvik MySpace page to sample her sweet music!

America’s ^Most Smartest Model MySpace Page

September 16, 2007

Via Bulletin from MySpace Friend Mandy Lynn comes word that America’s Most Smartest Model now has its own MySpace page.

If you’re on MySpace, give it an Add.

Reminders: The Show


And Mandy:


Previously in this blog:
Uh, Yeah.