Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Google Moves into Internet TV, For Real

A couple days ago, YouTube added a new feature to their homepage.  This new feature was a link to a collection of movies and shows available to watch.  Unlike previous postings, these shows and movies are legal and are not illegal bootleg.

I wrote a posting last year, when Google first experimented with this idea by posting full classic Star Trek episodes.

It it very easy to get to the shows and movies.  Google added a link to the top of the YouTube homepage and several ads on the page.

Below I posted pictures to point out the updates and give you an idea of the shows.  (Notice that I used Google Chrome in the pictures.  I though it would be a fun touch to show YouTube in Google’s browser".)





Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I Hate Tape Drives

Recently a tape drive broke down.  I realized one thing: I hate tape drives.  I’m not saying this to be funny, I officially hate tape drives.  They are harder than hell to get working.  It it hard to find drivers for, especially for Windows NT 4.0.  We go through these things like crazy.  The darn things keep breaking down because there are so many moving parts. 


I am looking forward to the day that computer hardware does not have any moving parts.  This means that they will last longer and will not have to be replaced as often.  But until then, we have to suffer through … tapes drives.