Flower at Barnes Foundation, Upper Merion, PA (Taken with picplz.)
- Nice win by the Mavs going home 2-0. Lets hope they can close this out without much stress. Sadly, my Celts no better off than Lakers. #
- This is useful. Stolen Camera Finder matches serial data from camera's pix to find if its been used since it was lost http://goo.gl/awnbz #
- Really liking Feedly in browser and iPad. http://www.feedly.com/home#cover #
- I believe Monty Python held the H&S champs years ago – http://goo.gl/FeNh RT @GhostOsama: I retired as the world champion of hide and seek. #
- RT @lizgannes: Obama gave order to kill bin Laden during royal wedding, then cracked jokes at WHCD. Straight out of Godfather! #badass #
- Can someone explain how the Knicks and Zach Randolph "didn't work out"? #
- Its good to be the Duke of Cambridge #royalwedding #
- “@realpatriots: With the 74th pick, the Patriots select QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas” WOW, fantastic. Who better to learn under than Brady #
- Watching events like the #royalwedding makes me appreciate the brilliance of Monty Python. #
- The hats some of these women are wearing at the #royalwedding are insane #
- RT wanted Ingram but sweet move. @realpatriots: Pats get 2nd rd pick from Saints & 1st round pick in 2012 for #28 this year. #
- Will Pioli KC screw Pats with the #27 pick, one spot ahead of @realpatriots? Fingers still crossed for Ingram. We need a RB! #nfldraft #
Photo I took this weekend of a box of keys at the Golden Nugget Auction in Lawrenceville, NJ.
I also picked up a bunch of 2nd hand albums (5 for $10) including Foo Fighters, Pete Yorn, Moby, and Bryan Ferry,
In the tech world, there has been quite a flurry and the abundance of jokes and head scratching about Apple’s epic struggle to bring to market a white version of their popular iPhone. So today it was announced that the White iPhone is finally here!! So Techcrunch led off their article with this great piece of snark…made me laugh:
Apple has just announced the availability of the white iPhone. Unlike the black iPhone, it is able to reflect all colors of the visible spectrum, thereby making it white.
YouTube just jumped with both feet into the streaming movie market, releasing YouTube Movies. What’s interesting is that they allow you to embed these full length movies into your website.
For example, below is the classic “To Kill A Mockingbird“. I think this is really really great, but I’m also pretty surprised that the studio/content owner would be ok with this with their obsession over controlling distribution and piracy in their never ending quest to keep their industry from getting “napster-ed”.
The service has some pretty decent movies, but most seem to be ones “on the fringe”. As a Netflix subscriber, and now looking at YouTube Movies, I am completely stunned at the volume of low grade movies that at face value have no redeeming appeal whatsoever. But I guess the stars have to start somewhere.
But I digress. In any case, if you have a few hours to kill, sit back, relax and watch Gregory Peck in one of the all time great movies, right here. :)
Apple’s iPhone represents about half of their $12.3 Billion in revenue. And while the iPad numbers flattened off in Q1, I would argue that a big reason for that was the impending release of iPad 2 coupled with the inventory issues that hampered iPad 2 sales. None the less, its pretty crazy to look at this graph and think that the iPhone was only released in 2006 and now represents such a huge element of Apple’s business. Amazing.
via Business Insider
How can two marquee franchises in the two biggest markets in the country be in such dissaray? And why are they being handled so differently by MLB? Its because of the Major League Baseball “Buddy” system
Bud Selig’s golf buddy Fred Wilpon got taken to the financial cleaners by Bernie Madoff, is now getting sued by the trustee of Madoff’s victims, the Wilpon’s are begging for loans and trying to sell up to 49% of the Mets (so they can still be in control…if only by the skin of their teeth) and the Mets are in an epic state of disarray. But a discussion about MLB taking over the Mets is not on the table.
The LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has been dragged through the tabloids because of an ugly divorce, he has run this storied franchise into financial disarray through his real estate dealings (and the hangover from the housing crisis that just won’t go away), and he’s scoring rouge loans from Fox TV (MLB’s broadcast partner) to meet payroll.
So how is it that MLB made a shotgun decision to take over operations of the Dodgers yesterday yet are letting the NY
Madoffs Mets continue to beg for funding? I admit not to knowing the gory details, but you can’t tell me that the Mets are in any better a financial or operational situation than the Dodgers. The Madoff – Wilpon situation underscored a question I always had about the Wilpon’s financial “fortune” – how exactly did they do it? Smoke and mirrors come to mind. The McCourt situation is just as big an epic #fail. To me, Selig’s taking over of the Dodgers, and not doing the same with the Mets, reeks of cronyism – a “Buddy” system.
But hey, lets go ahead and keep a painfully long 162 game schedule AND expand the playoffs so we can sit in 28 degree weather off of Lake Erie (or in Fenway or in Yankee Stadium) for the first ever 5 hour long prime time baseball game in December.
Actually, I already have it. And I love it.
I’m bringing this up because Crunchgear reported that ATV has sold ~2 Million In about 7 months. Clearly I’m not alone.
What I’m liking is the on demand element of the service. Whatever I want to watch is only a few clicks away. Its seamlessly integrated with Netflix, YouTube and many of the top video podcasts out there. I can easily buy/rent movies from iTunes, although Netflix somewhat solves for that. And it enables me to connect to online services like Flickr and other “cloud” services. One big downfall has been the lack of support for “have to watch live” events like sports…but that was recently solved with MLB.TV and NBA League Pass announcing deals with Apple where you can stream any and all league games via Apple TV. For someone like me who’s a Red Sox/Celtics fan living in pseudo – enemy territory (New Jersey…but I do like the Knicks. Long story.), this is a huge win.
But what really pushes it further for me is the seamless integration with the iOS “ecosystem”. Drop a movie in iTunes, and you can easily stream it to your TV via ATV. Want to listen to your music in your TV room via your surround sound speakers, just navigate to your music library and hit play.
I’m not going to get all “tech pundit” on you and say you “have to get it”. Go get a Roku box if you prefer. But go try it. Its only around $100 for either ATV or Roku. You won’t be disappointed.