Archive for December, 2006

I hate people

Posted by seoulfully on December 31st, 2006

All Headline News – Millions Complain About New Holiday HDTV Sets – December 31, 2006

Really?!?!  How are these people such idiots?  REALLY!?!!?  It’s as amazing as the people who apparently don’t understand that Bluray and HDDVD are (1) separate formats and (2) can’t be played on a regular dvd player.

one format to rule them all

Posted by seoulfully on December 31st, 2006

Tek Jansen’s Explosive Gaming Experience! : PS3 Blu Ray vs Xbox 360 HD DVD vs DVD

So this guy decides that HD-DVD is better than Bluray.  Of course he’s trying them out via consoles (and as such different output signals).  And he’s viewing them on a 1080p set.  But hey everyone is entitled to an opinion.  This guy certainly makes an argument.  I didn’t try clicking the pics, but I want hi-res comparison shots of a 1080p output.

NYC claims

Posted by seoulfully on December 29th, 2006

55 – A Tourist Map of Gotham « strange maps

Maybe it’s Gotham, but this certainly doesn’t look like NYC….

This is a good thing

Posted by seoulfully on December 29th, 2006

Macworld: News: Garmin intros Training Center software for Mac

All companies should release Mac software (I’m looking at you Tivo!!!!).  I don’t use Garmin gear.  I’m not that serious a runner.  My nike+ kit does just fine.  But if I ever got really into it, I’d use a Garmin or a Suunto.

Here are the Official Slap Bet Rules

Posted by seoulfully on December 29th, 2006

Here are the Official Slap Bet Rules – TV Squad

I’m a big HIMYM fan.  And the fact that the creators put out this kind of information (or like the Barney’s Mix CD tracklist, though there were two versions of that, show and released… makes you wonder why) is gravy.

Does it even matter?

Posted by seoulfully on December 29th, 2006

Rumor: Best Buy is sitting on your New Year PS3 – Joystiq

I’m sure they’ll sell, but unless they are Wiis, do people even care?  Though I’m tempted to pick one up if true.  Of course then I’d have to throw down another $100 for the HDMI cable (seriously, what up with that Sony?)

Planypus – Make plans with your friends

Posted by seoulfully on December 29th, 2006

Planypus – Make plans with your friends

Oh there was a time in my life when this would’ve been great.  I hate making plans.  Of course so do my friends and I don’t think any amount of social software would’ve helped us…

What did you learn this year?

Posted by seoulfully on December 28th, 2006

BBC Magazine – 100 Things We Learned This Year

Random list by the BBC of things we learned this year.  Though there are links to the info, some I remain dubious about (admittedly not having clicked through).

(And yes I realize that “So random even I don’t know what it is” would imply that I shouldn’t tag this post with other bits, but I didn’t read the whole 100 list and I’m leaving myself some grey area.)

Such celly hotness

Posted by seoulfully on December 28th, 2006

Samsung Ultra Edition 13.8

This has been all over the techblogs, and I’m repeating it here because it’s just so hot.  I need this phone.  Okay, I don’t.  But playing with my girlfriend’s new celly made me more than dissatisfied with my SLVR (form factor aside).  I almost picked up a SE w810i (or dropped real money on the k790a) or the Sammy d900 carbon (pfft, links, bah, google them you want to know so bad), but have been holding out hope that the iphone/imobile is all I will want in a phone (form factor included).  Though playing with the Blackberry Pearl was nice, even though I don’t need a smart phone.  (This Sammy I linked has HSDPA, which I would get a data plan for ASAP, even though I wouldn’t get one for a smart phone.).

If the Applephone sucks, I can always get something else.  (And Apple had better release another standalone iSight camera damnit!  And iTV better not suck, with the new fee structure, Tivo doesn’t look like it’s going to be renewed, unless it only costs $3-5 more to install it on my Comcast cablebox).

it’s what they’re known for

Posted by seoulfully on December 28th, 2006

Google Operating System: How to Add Search to Google Reader

It’s Google for crissake!  How they didn’t have search from jump (yes I understand there are technological hurdels) is beyond me….