Thursday, March 23, 2006
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Until now. With Winamp 5.12 you can now access your Ipod like a separate drive and play the music stored on it - without having a copy on your hard drive. And all the playlists show up as they appear on the Ipod, so finding songs is much easier than looking at every directory and hoping you have guessed correctly. If there is a solution through Itunes, I haven't found it yet; and with Winamp being so simple, I won't bother.
Monday, March 20, 2006
OED Online Word of the Day
|SECOND EDITION 1989|
1. One who sails along the coast; the master or pilot of a coasting-vessel.
2. A vessel employed in sailing along the coast, or in trading from port to port of the same country. (The usual modern sense.)
3. a. One who dwells by the sea coast.
b. A resident of West Africa of European origin. c. N.Z. One who lives on, or comes from, the West Coast of the South Island.
d. U.S. A bovine animal reared near the coast of Texas. Also coaster horn.
6. Formerly, a low round tray or stand for a decanter (usually of silver); now used generally for any small, usu. round, tray or mat on which a bottle or glass, etc., may stand. (See also quot. 1890.)
So called from ‘coasting’ or making the circuit of the table after dinner.
7. U.S. a. One engaged in the sport of ‘coasting’. and b. A sledge or toboggan for ‘coasting’.
c. A rest for the foot used when coasting on a bicycle.
d. = roller coaster s.v. ROLLER n.1 25. U.S.
8. A loafer, sundowner. Austral. slang.
"CBS Corp's decision to broadcast the annual March Madness college basketball tournament free of charge over the Internet this year is taking the on-line world by storm. Just four days into the event, the games have already set records for on-line audience numbers and strained the network's capacity."
This was obvious after the Olympics tanked in the TV ratings, but saw HUGE increases in the hits for both CBC's and NBC's online offerings. This is the same reason that ABC is offering their My ABC service in May. There are more markets and advertisers that can be served by the internet that aren't now by traditional methods. Bring on the ads, just give me content and flexibility. Which is something the cable services do not provide. ABC and CBS have figured out that they can deliver content directly to the market. And the success of Itunes videos has shown that, for all the hype about HD, people just want to watch when they want to watch. Quality is a secondary (possibly tertiary) concern when it comes to television shows,music videos and songs.
And look for the video 15-Love. It is one boy's struggle to be the top player in Jackson Michigan. Though amateurish, it captures the sadism of the teaching pro in an eerily precise fashion. I saw myself in a few shots, and weeped at the greatness that was this video.