Wednesday, December 26, 2007

No More Hulu Invites, but here is an alternative.

Wow, looks like there are no more invites. That is 10,000 invites that are snapped up. Well, if you did not get yours, but still want to see all the great content on that site, then head on over to OpenHulu has ripped off, I mean provided links, to all the great shows that you can find on Hulu. Go check it out right now, as there are tons and tons of shows there.

Show to Watch: NOVA Intelligent Design on Trial.

I just finished watching the NOVA show Intelligent Design on Trial. This is a very fascinating show about Darwin's theory of evolution vs. the bunk that is Intelligent Design. As always, NOVA has lots of good info and if you are looking for something to watch that you might just find very entertaining, then Intelligent Design on Trial is something you should check out.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Entertain the releatives this Christmas with Mormons

Just a quick post. Merry Christmas! I hope you are having a good time. So, you have a house full of relatives today and don't know how to entertain them? That is easy, you can have them watch the Frontline show about Mormons. This episode is informative and entertaining and something that even the Grandparents will like. Of course the kiddies will be busy playing with their new presents, so you will have lots of time to fill. Anyway, click on over to the Frontline episode about the Mormons and keep them all happy!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Video Podcast to Watch: Flush TV

Flush TV is another very well done video podcast. Flush TV is a video podcast about a family plumbing business and it has a very "documentarian" feel to it. The podcast is released every so often and they just started season 2. Flush TV is great as it really gives you some good insight about what it takes to run a family business. Oh, it also gives you plenty of insight about the trials and tribulations of the plumbing business, because let's face it, when you have to call a plumber, it is never a good day. I first heard about this podcast via Robert Scoble's blog and I have been a fan from the beginning. If you are looking for something funny and fresh to watch, then Flush TV is something you will enjoy.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hulu invites are everywhere!

I got my invite a couple of months ago and have been enjoying episodes of House., if you don't know is soon to be the premier site for watching TV shows on the web. has lots and lots of shows that you can't find anywhere else. (It has current episodes of the Simpsons! Whoo Hoo!)

Until today, it was really hard to get a invite. This has all changed. You want an invite to hulu? You can find them at thise links.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Commercials done right:

I have always had a love/hate relation with commercials on the TV. Back in the day, I liked commercials. I felt that they were always a peek into “The Next Newest Thing”, since they were able to be filmed and broadcast fairly quickly. I was also a fan of the “viral” commercials from those days and still quote some of the lines 20 years later. Of course we all know “Where’s the Beef”, but do you remember such gems as “Don’t take the car, you killlll youselllff!”, or “That’s OK kid, I never could say Chevrolet”.

Now that all the web based shows have commercials, I still have this love/hate relationship with them mostly boarding on the hate. I love the fact that there is just one commercial every “break” instead of like five for regular TV. The thing I hate about these commercials is that they take f-o-r-e-v-e-r to load. A 30 second commercial sometime takes a minute to load on my slow connection. All the while it is stuttering, and spurting and very annoying. It seemed that the advertisers just did not “get it” and have made the web commercials too slick and download heavy. Of course, since the same stupid commercial is played every break, by the second and third views, it is downloaded and actually plays fast, but that first time… Aaaaarrrrrgggghhh!

This all changed yesterday when I saw a bunch of different commercial for These were killer! They were made with flash animation and loaded super quick. No stuttering, or skipping. Not only that, but the animation was really killer. I want to see a whole show based on the main character! Yes, the commercial had nothing to do with car insurance, but who cares! It was kick-ass and loaded fast. The best part for the advertisers is that I actually I remembered the company, and that is all that really matters

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Video Podcast to Watch: Midwest Teen Sex Show

The Midwest Teen Sex Show is a great example of how you can produce quality content using nothing more that a couple of friends, a great idea and brilliant writing. I have been watching this show since episode 3 and suddenly a bunch of new episodes showed up in my RSS reader, so I just got another dose, and it is still quality.

Now, be warned, the Midwest Teen Sex Show is not for the weak of heart, as this show talks about sex in a very frank and up-front manner that would make some people very uncomfortable. Frank and up-front are the key terms here, so be warned. With that said, I find this show very, very funny and super clever. Almost every episode I have thought to myself, "no, they did not just say/do that". Very cutting edge in the presentation of the material.

This show is like a 1964 Sex Education film mashed with that one scene from National Lampoon's Vacation. You know the scene, with the kids, in the Midwest, and that question? Yeah, THAT ONE.

Anyway, if you want to see video blogging / User created content that is done the right way, go and check out the Midwest Teen Sex Show. I wish all of America was this enlightened.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

NBC gets new player (s)

It looks like NBC has upgraded its 24|7 player and added download capabilities. We decided to catch up on Heroes since the season is now over and I thought I would check out NBC to see how the viewing experience was. My loyal readers will know that usually Heroes is watched via Netflix Watch Instantly, but this time I decided to try the NBC 24|7 site. Well, the NBC site has changed and the streaming video quality is really great! It also seems that it streams better on our slow-ass DSL connection, so that was really nice. However, we did still have problems viewing it, as it would pause and then jump back to the beginning, which was very annoying.

I also checked out the new download service. You can download specific shows to your computer and then play them back on the special NBC player. The shows only play on the NBC player and they obviously have DRM built in. I tried to convert the file into something I could watch on my Sansa, but no luck. Also, I never did see the show I downloaded, as it only sticks around for 48 hours and I was not quick enough and now the show is gone. Now I see why everyone hates DRM.

In conclusion, NBC 24|7 is better, but it still sucks and the download service just pisses me off. Hey, at least it is progress. I am sure they will get it right soon.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Joost launches Facebook integration.

Last night when I was watching Kid Nation on Joost, I noticed a new feature. Somehow Joost had been talking to Facebook and knew that I had a Facebook profile. Then Joost automatically told Facebook that I was watching Kid Nation (actually it say I was enjoying Kid Nation) and wanted to post it to my Facebook News Feed for all my "Friends" to see. I of course said "yes", so it did.

I like this feature! Facebook is all about "showing off" to your friends about what you are up to on-line and this is just another way to do this. Next time you are watching Joost, check out this new feature for Facebook, as it is way better than that zombie thing, or even super wall, or favorite friends, or magic 8 ball or...

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Google Video: The Boy with the Incredible Brain.

Looking for something interesting to watch? I suggest "The boy with the incredible Brain" on Google Video. Google Video? I thought they were going to pull the plug on that one, but I guess it is still around. The Boy with the Incredible Brain is a documentary about a boy in England that has unbelievable powers of computation and memory. He learns a new language in a week! This video goes in depht about his skills and you get to learn how his brain visualizes numbers. Totally amazing. This kid needs a job in a think tank or something. Anyway, if you are looking for something good to watch, you will like this show, as it is a preview of what we can all become.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Joost Show to Watch: Aqua Teen Hunger Force

It always surprises me how many people are not familiar with this totally hilarious Adult Swim TV show. Aqua Teen Hunger Force is about a Shake, Frys and Meat paddy that are supposed to be private detectives. Of course the whole private detective thing was dropped very early in the show and now it is just bizarre adventures that they have. This show can be a bit crass, but all in all, I think it is very clever. This is a show that you have to watch a couple of times before you really start to find it funny. The Mooninites and Carl are really great side characters, so make sure you watch the show until you see them.

For those that still are not familiar with the show, remember the bomb scare in Boston that was created by characters for a TV show drawn in a home made light bright? Well, the characters were the Mooninites.

Anyway, if you are looking for something new, or if you are already an Aqua Teen Hunger Force fan, check them out on Joost.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Better Bad New

Better Bad News is a video podcast that is produced every couple of weeks. It seems that this show is produced out of UC Berkeley, and is a very unique, “inside joke” kind of show. The more you are tuned into various internet stories, the more you will like this show. Whether it is controversy within the YouTube users or the conspiracy of 9-11, there is always a strong point of view that the producers manage to get across. One of the more clever episodes on 9-11 can be found here.

I have been watching BBN for over a year now, and they have kept the same characters. I am not sure who these people are, but they do a pretty good job. There are four main “characters” that all have their different opinions. The show’s main character is a “News Anchor” who is very believable and does a great job reading his lines. It also has a “panel of experts” that always has something interesting to say. The show is produced with many quick and short cuts. These cuts usually depict the “panel of experts” with different opinions, but when they are all spliced together and edited always makes a very interesting point. Better Bad News does a great job of exposing the hypocrisies that you find in today’s major news stories.

If you are looking for something a bit different, that is well written and will make you think, I suggest you check out Better Bad News. "Half true more or less 100% of the time"

Thursday, November 15, 2007

It's Jerry Time

I have been watching It's Jerry Time for about a year now and I really enjoy it. The show is consistently funny, that is if you like that kind of humor. What kind of humor? The "A Funny Thing Happened To Me Once" humor. I don't know who Jerry is, or what kind of background he has or if he is a professional funnyman, or whatnot. It's Jerry Time is created in a very cool animation style that looks like it takes quite a while to create. Who creates the animation, I don't know. Maybe Jerry does it himself, or maybe he has a team of animators working around the clock. I don't really know. What I do know about Jerry is that he is a bad roomate, sometimes has communication problems, and used to live in a town where a turkey ran wild.

Jerry's show is really funny, but it just does not come out that often. I suggest that you subscribe to the RSS feed so you are alerted when each new episode comes out.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Show to Watch: The Elegant Universe.

If you are looking for a very interesting and amazing show to watch on the internet, then the PBS show “The Elegant Universe” is a must see. This is actually more than just an hour show, but more of a three hour mini-series. The Elegant Universe is all about the latest theories on Physics. Wow, talk about a mind bender! This show simply and concisely explains the most way-out, cutting edge theories in a easy to digest format. This show will keep you riveted from start to end.

How does it look on the TV? PBS, while I applaud you for putting the whole series on the internet, I was a bit disappointed that I could only watch it on the teeny-tiny video screen viewer. Luckily, I have Windows XP “Media Edition” installed on the ol Dell and the Media Edition handles that problem well. What does it do? Somehow it automatically makes the video full screen on the TV. The video stays small on the computer screen, but on the regular TV it is all the way big.

So, next time you are looking for something to watch that will blow your mind, head on over to PBS Nova and watch “The Elegant Universe”. You will not be disappointed!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The IT Room advertising blitz finally snags me.

I don’t know if you have noticed, but the “The IT Room” has been advertising on all your favorite video blogs, and everywhere else on the internet. I have wanted to check it out, whenever I see the ads on video podcasts, but I always forget to “look it up” and subscribe. The monkey tells me I “got to subscribe dude”, but I always forget. This however changed today as I saw an ad for the IT Room on a RSS feed. I was able to click on the ad and I was able to subscribe lickety split! I will have to start to download it and check it out. Anyway, congratulations to the folks at the IT Room as your have successfully pounded you show into my conscious brain. I hope the show lives up to the hype.

Mahalo Daily

A new video podcast has launched this week. Mahalo Daily. is the new “Human Powered” search engine from Jason Calacanis. So the question is “Do we really need another show about Internet Culture?”. The answer is yes! I feel there is lots of room for more video shows about all the weird crap that you can find on the internet. Especially now that Rocketboom has “moved on” and doing their own content. We need more internet culture podcasts as long as each video podcast reports on things that the other video podcasts aren’t reporting. So far it seems that Mahalo Daily is doing just that and not just copying the same info you can find on any of the popular blogs. The best thing about Mahalo Daily is the intro. Without a doubt Mahalo Daily has the best intro of any show. The animation is killer and I love the Hawaiian music. I also like the fact that the show is embeded in the RSS feed so you can download it to your portable device. I actually left a comment on Jason's blog and asked if he could do that. I guess he listened!

If you are looking for something new to check out, I would recommend Mahalo Daily, as it seems to be pretty slick.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Joost Show to Watch: What's Happining

I found a great show that is now available on Joost. What's Happining. I watched the "Sunday Father" episode. It has been a mighty long time since I have seen a episode of What's Happening, but I see the show is still pretty good. Boy, you kids have it easy these days to learn about that 70's TV culture. What's Happening has some cheesy lines, but they are still pretty funny. Dee really gives some zingers. If you are looking for a good show to check out on Joost, then I totally recommend What's Happining.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Jetset show becomes Epic-FU

I have been watching the JetSet Show for quite a while now. Zadi Diaz and Steve Wolf put on a weekly internet culture show aimed at teens. The weekly show is always full of interesting tidbits that you usually don't see in other places. I would recommend you subscribing to JetSet show.

However, now they are not the Jetset Show any more. Now and forever more they shall be called Epic-FU. Please make a note of it.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rosie O' Donnell, Videoblogger

Did you know that Rosie O' Donnell has her own video blog? It is true, not only does she have her own video blog, but she posts often, unlike some celebrities that have long since stopped posting (Darrel Hanna, I am looking at you).

So, what does Rosie vlog about? Pretty much the same thing as everyone vlogs about. What she does on her free time. Her paintings, her daughter, her adventures to the Zoo. The difference is that it is Rosie O'Donnell, and she is a pro. Being funny helps also, but she is not always funny. Sometimes she is tired, annoyed or happy, just like anyone. I also like that we get to see some of the issues she is faced with, like having to replace the OS on her mac. It reminds me of the US magazine section "Stars are just like US!", but instead of celebrates buying groceries, they have to deal with the headache of reinstalling your operating system. You go geek girl Rosie!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Show to watch: Frontline – Full Episodes.

One of my goals of this blog is to share with you some places to find shows to watch on the internet. Did you know that PBS Frontline posts their full episodes on their site? Yes, it is true. PBS has tons and tons of shows, but it is hard to figure out which ones are available as full episodes. I am still trying to find them all, as the list is very long.

I was not that familiar with Frontline before I started looking for internet TV shows. Now that I have found Frontline, I think it is a very well done show. At least the episodes I have watched that seem to be of interest to me. There are quite a few Frontline episodes that don’t seem to be of much interest, but I might watch them anyway at some point in the future. You know, just because the show is so well done.

What episodes can I recommend? One of the most interesting and enjoyable shows I have seen lately, is The Merchants of Cool. You can view the full episode here. Another episode I found very interesting was the one about the Mormons. Very in depth and lots of amazing facts. Watch the full episode here.

You can't go wrong with either of those episodes, so if you are looking for something to watch, they just might fit the bill.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Heroes posts later on Netflix

Heroes is a show that I like, but the NBC 24|7 player pauses on me and makes it hard to watch. I have discovered that Heroes also plays on Netflix "Watch Instantly", so I am back to watching it. I noticed yesterday that Heroes does not post to Netflix on Tuesday like it does on the 24|7 NBC site, but sometime on Wednesday. What time on Wednesday, I don't know, but I know that it is posted now, so I just might have to watch it now and catch up on this week's episode.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

CBS library expands on Joost

I assume that CBS innertube is still stuttering, but I have not been back there in the last couple of weeks to check. Instead, I have been watching my favorite CBS TV show, Kid Nation on Joost. I have noticed that CBS is really adding to joost and there are quite a few shows available. Not only do they have a bunch of CBS channels, but the main CBS channel has lots to see, and is adding more and more daily. I still have not had a chance to check out the Price is Right, but I know it will be there when I am ready.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The GigaOm Show.

The GigaOm Show is another somewhat new show that focuses on the tech industry in Silicon Valley. The GigaOm show is hosed by Om Malik and Joyce Kim and is a weekly video cast. I like the show because it is a little bit longer than the standard 5 minutes, so they have a chance to go into their subject in a bit more depth. The show is very interesting, as you get a look into the " start- up culture" of Silicon Valley. The start-up scene is it's own little drama, just like TV, so it is always fun to keep up on the latest goings on. The GigaOm show makes it seem that everyone is making money and it would be easy for YOU to get funding for your startup. At least that is what it seems. I am sure the reality is much different, but one can always dream.

I have noticed in the latest show that they have increased the font size of the GigaBytes blurbs found in the show. This is good, since I watch the show on my Sandisk Sansa player and the screen is a bit small and it was hard for me to read the itty bitty type. Let's hope they keep this trend, because I always do wonder what exactly they say on the GigaBytes.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Where do you get your daily dose of Internet Culture?

Today we are going to look at three video blogs that are always chock full of internet goodness. The internet is a constantly changing beast and you HAVE to keep up with what is the latest “thing”. So, how does one go about doing this? Today we will look at three video sites that will keep you hip, current and informed.

Site #1-
If you have not heard about Rocketboom and you watch internet video, then you must have been living under a rock. Or, you are new to this whole “internet video” thing. Rocketboom is one of the oldest and most influential sites in the vlogosphere. Rocketboom started in 2005 and has been an innovator from the start. They were one of the first sites to do RSS video enclosures and also to serve up their daily content in multiple formats. Rocketboom is still pushing the envelope of video by now producing a HD version of their daily show. Rocketboom is hosted by Joanne Colan, and produced by Andrew Baron.

What you will see… You never know what you will see on Rocketboom. Sometimes they have a show full on the weird stuff you can find on the internet. Sometimes it is gadgets, funny sites, or whatnot. Sometimes they have a whole show dedicated to one subject. Everything from Rebels in Africa to field reports from Steve Garfield. The episode I watched today was a report from Steve interviewing the folks behind the GM Volt Car. Pretty straight forward until the crazy lady bum rushed the camera and started heckling the spokesman. Funny stuff. I like Rocketboom because they usually bring you stories you have not heard in other places. If you are looking for daily internet video, Rocketboom is a good place to start.

Site #2
Webb Alert is a newish show, but already I have found it to be very good and informative. The show is hosted by Morgan Webb, and I have been quite impressed at what a geek she is. It is very obvious that Morgan knows here stuff and keeps up to date on all the tech news. Yes, this show is mostly about what is going on in the tech world of the internet. Morgan has a “real” job as a tech reporter, and does the Webb Alert on the side at her house. This show is pretty slick, and filmed in front of a green screen, so you get all kinds of cool news like effect.

Morgan mostly reports on things that you have already heard about if you follow the tech news. She gets most of her information from sites like, and the likes. If you are looking for a great tech roundup delivered by a true pro, then Webb Alert is a show you should watch every week. Webb Alert is not daily, but usually about 3-4 times a week.

Site#3 is the newest kid on the block, even though they invented the genre of “Weird internet crap”. I am not sure what took them so long to join the party, but boy, I am glad they came. is the video version of the site, which is a directory of “Wonderfull Things” and one of the most popular blogs on the internet. Boing is the go-to site for cool things on the internet. The things that you find on boing boing are new and obscure, and they never copy content from the other “popular” blogs. On the contrary, all the “popular blogs” always rip off stuff they saw on boing boing. will keep you up to date on what is cool and hip, be it the latest LOLCats reference, or introduce you to the “Unicorn Chaser”. If you are looking for one video blog to watch out of the above mentioned ones, is the one for you.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

CBS changes their player to CBSux

Ah, what a cleaver headline. Too bad it is true.

It had been a couple of weeks since I had visited CBS’s innertube site to see Kid Nation, so the other night I decided to catch up on the episodes I had missed. When I arrived at the site, I noticed that they had totally changed the underlying technology of their web player. How did I know this? For one, the show was actually showing up on my TV screen. You might remember my post from a couple of weeks ago how I have Windows Media Edition version of XP, and it is hooked up to my TV. Sometimes, for unknown reasons, the video will not show up on the TV screen, even though you can see it on the computer monitor. You might also remember from that post how I was able to use Real Player to view Kid Nation. While the quality of the video was just ok, the streaming experience was most satisfying- smooth and with no pauses. I HATE pauses.

This however is no longer the case. Now, the video does show up on my TV, but the streaming experience is totally horrible, and you can’t watch it using Real Player anymore. I mean the steaming was soooo bad, I could not even watch it. It just stutters along and is very jerky. I think they adopted the crappy NBC technology instead of the killer ABC technology, but whatever. I tried everything. Pauseing so the stream could catch up, switching to Explorer, shutting down and re booting… Nothing was working!

I just wanted to watch some Kid Nation. So, what is a web TV watcher to do?

Joost to the rescue! Yes, I went on the Joost guide page and searched for CBS. Low and behold, they had the latest episode of Kid Nation on their CBS channel. I fired it up and was treated to a very good night of watching Kid Nation! The downfall is that they only have the latest episode on their channel, so I have to keep on the ball.

The upside of the CBS channel on Joost? The Price is Right! Yeah, that is cool. I did not watch it, but now that I know it is there, I will be.

Oh, so how was this week’s Kid Nation? It was pretty good, even if the topic was religion. That show is totally weird anyway, I mean where are the showers? Do the kids actually take showers? Or wash their clothes? I know I would not do either at that age unless I was forced by the parental unit. How long until the clothes get so stinky and stiff that there is a rebellion? Or, maybe, they have staff that does these things for the kids off screen. Whatever, I still like the show. If you have not seen it (and you have a faster connection than I do), then go check it out on the CBS Innertube page. If nothing else, the show will stimulate discussion in your house.

Monday, October 15, 2007


Ok, I think I need to change this blog’s format. All that linking is a pain in the neck, so instead of not talking about internet TV and just linking to what I watched, I am going to switch it up. I am going to talk more about what I watched and do less linking. Maybe that will make it easier to post.

So, with that said, let’s talk about a show I was finally able to watch.


As I reported a couple of posts ago, I was having trouble watching Heroes on the official NBC site. Basically, I have a slow connection and it seems that the NBC player does not stream enough into its queue to prevent it from pausing. It was very annoying! For every 5 seconds of video, it would pause for 1 second. Totally frustrating and we clicked it off after less than five minutes.

So, what is a Heroes fan to do?

Watch the show on Netflix of course! Yes, Netflix “Watch Instantly” has THIS season of Heroes for your streaming pleasure. This is really great, considering that if you want to watch the DVD of season two, you have to wait for it to come out.

I am now caught up on Heroes. Yep, I watched all three episodes on Netflix this weekend. Boy, that is a good show and it looks like this season will be great. Watching Heroes on Netflix is even better because there are NO commercials. On the official NBC site, Heroes has short commercials, so it is better than the broadcast version. Watching Heroes on Netflix is even better than that, as no commercials are better than the 30 second ones they add to the streaming site.

Monday, October 8, 2007

What I watched 10-7-07

Well, it has been a little while since my last post. That is ok I guess since not too many folks have been checking out this blog.

I did watch stuff on my Sansa this last week. I even got a bit of geek envy on the bus I think. I was watching stuff and this business man sat next to me. Pretty soon he busted out his blackberry, and tried to do fun things, but no video. He checked his email and read some webpages, but still no video. Haha!

All the while, I watched..

1)Ask A Ninja, Question 55 "Celebrity Weapons"

2)Bicycle-Sidewalk 303rd Post - The girl, the light, the shoes - Fukuoka Tenjin Japan

3)Boing Boing.TV Boing Boing tv: same old BB, but with talkies.

4)Boing Boing.TV Trailers From Hell/Lobotomy


6)Geek Entertainment TV Halo 3 Launch Eve

7)The GigaOm Show - Silcon Valley's Own Microsoft

We also watched some internet video on the television. We watched some ABC shows. We watched some Ugly Betty and also checked out the new show Pushing Daisies. ABC has the best player hands down. It looks great and streams even better.

We would have been watching more internet TV, but we got sucked into some DVD action via Netflix. We watched The Real Housewives of the Orange County. That show is addictive. Growing up in Orange County 20 years ago, I see things have not changed much. Yes, this stuff really happens.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Joost is now out of beta...

Joost is now out of beta. That means that anyone can go to the site and download this cool program. 15,000 shows on 250 channels. That is a lot of stuff to check out. If you are not sure what to watch, you can always check out the joost guides at the official joost "What's On" page, or you can check out Joost List. Joost has really improved a ton since we first got the beta invite about 7 months ago. This is a really quality way to watch great video content on the internet, so go to Joost and download the player!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

What I watched 10-2-07

Today I was on the bus, so I watched my Sansa. I watched…

1) Brick Films THAC 2007: Storyline Buildup

2) Bleeding Edge TV 186: A Look at HP’s New iPaq Line

3) Out On the Stoop Ethics of Reviewing Restaurants - A Discussion

4) Mike Moon Drivin' (Remake)

5) Rocketboom Monday October 1, 2007 : Japan, iPhones, MIT, Rainbows & Iran

6) Wallstrip 10-1-07 Guess the Stock Price Contest WINNER!

7) Webb Alert October 1, 2007

Last night we TRIED to watch Heroes for the 3rd, er, 4th time. It is official. The NBC 24|7 site sucks for folks with a slow connection ( 1 mbps). This is a bummer, because there is many great shows there. Basically, the streaming technology pauses for one second after 5 seconds of video. I thought if I pressed pause, it might let the video download a bit so it would not pause. However, this is not the case. You press pause and the player stops downloading. Last season, the NBC player worked great! This season… It sucks. Come on guys! Don’t make me limewire it.

Monday, October 1, 2007

What I watched 10-1-07

Ok, let's see what kind of internet video I have been watching the last couple of days.

Today on the bus, I watched my Sansa. I watched..

1) Bicycle-Sidewalk 302nd Post - Pottery, Rotation, Japan, Summer, Spacey, Indigo, What did he say?

2)Mike Moon Memory is a Filing Room

3)LO Fi St Louis Episode #193 Record Show!

4) LO Fi St Louis Episode #194 Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers

5) Rosie O'Donnel's Vlog imagine that

6) Rosie O'Donnel's Vlog hana

7) Ryanne's Video Blog Ash and I at Amy and Dave's Wedding

8) x360 Journal Into Belgium & Circumnavigation Completion

9) x360 Journal Weather Most Foul

This last weekend, we also watched some streaming video. We watched shows from all the major networks. We watched Kid Nation on CBS, the season premier of Ugly Betty on ABC and the season premier Bionic Woman on NBC. The shows were all good, but who had the best on-line viewing experience? Well, CBS's video player does not display video on the TV screen in Firefox. Luckily, the RealPlayer plugin allows us to view the video using realplayer. The quality is not that great, but we can press pause and the video keeps downloading, so when we play it, no pauses. ABC's video player is the best I think. The quality is great, and the video seems to stream really well with our slow connection. It seems that it looses a bit of quality in places instead of pausing. NBC's video player is not that great. The quality is really good, but we could not get it to run on Firefox. When we used Explorer, we were able to actually view the show, but there were still lots of pauses.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

What I watched 9-26-07

As usual, I watched my Sansa on the bus today. I watched...

1) Ask A Ninja, Question 54 "Vakilltions"

2)bicycle-sidewalk 301st Post - Kurume, Interview, Japan, Yatai, Ramen, Etc…

3)Rosie O'Donnel's vlog a talky

4)Rosie O'Donnel's vlog painting

5)Webb Alert September 26, 2007

6)Groove TV - The Om Trio I love the Om Trio, too bad they broke up. This video was shot at Moe's Alley, a place I have been many times.

Last night we tried to watch Heroes, but the pipes were clogged. Our internet connection is only 1MBPS, so sometime the shows pause... That happened last night and it was a bummer.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What I watched 9-26-07

Today I was on the bus, so I watched my Sansa. I watched…

1) Jetset Show halo 3 launch party: where are the girl gamers?

2) Jetset Show halo 3 launch party: interview with halo game producer

3) Jetset Show halo 3 launch party: fan, pros, n00bs, (zac efron?)

4) Ryan Is Hungry Santa Clara University Students Compete in the Solar Decathlon

5) Ryan Is Hungry Vermicomposting: Born Again Worm Bin

6) Ryan Is Hungry Burning Man: DIY Energy Makers

7) Webb Alert September 26, 2007

Last night we watched more of Netflix “Watch Now”. We tried to watch the season premier of Heroes, but the site was a bit buggy and the video could not be found. It is working now, so we will watch that later tonight.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What I watched 9-25-07

Today I was on the bus, so I watched my Sansa. I watched…

1) Bicycle Sidewalk – 300th Post! - Japan, Kurume, Fukuoka, Tats, Flying Machine, Sun, Taiwan, Make-up, Moments

2) Geek Entertainment TV - Million Booze March

3) Jetset show - href="">halo 3 mania, tasering, rfid, wired nextfest

4) Rocketboom Casual Friday September 21, 2007 : One Web Day

5) Vlog Soup - Survivor Behind the Scenes with Jeff Probst

6) Vlog Soup - Arin Crumley, Four Eyed Monsters

7) Test Drive Girl - NEW TEST DRIVE GIRL? Take a Look

8) Tiny Nibbles – Violet Blue my brush with the tyra banks show

9) Wallstrip 9-24-07 Logitech International SA (LOGI)

10) Webb Alert September 24, 2007

Out of the above shows, I thought that Violet’s(NSFW) vlog was very entertaining, and I would recommend it to anyone that wants the behind the scenes scoop on Hollywood.

Last night we watched part two of Rx For Survival. It was a PBS show narrated by Brad Pitt. I guess he is all about helping out the poor countries now.

Monday, September 24, 2007

What I watched 9-24-07

Today I was on the bus, so I watched my Sansa. I watched…

1) Washington Post - Back of the Pack

2) Vlog Flux - Burning Man 07

3) Latest Films - Greatness

4) The GigaOm Show - Listen Up Entrepreneurs!

5) Spices of Life - Unlocking the Secrets of Tea

Last night we watched an actual DVD from Netflix, so nothing to report on that front. If you are curious, we watched Rx For Survival. It was a PBS show narrated by Brad Pitt. I guess he is all about helping out the poor countries now.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

What I watched 9-21-07

Since it is the weekend, I did not take the bus, so I did not watch anything on my trusty Sansa. That Sansa is pretty cool. It comes with software that translates most kinds of video so you can watch it on the Sansa. Of course, the ipod has no such translation software, so you are at the mercy of finding ipod compatible M4V and MP4 videos.

Last night we watched some Netflix, Watch Now. We watched "A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff". It was nice and light hearted, just what the doctor ordered! Since we have been watching "Watch Now", we have not been watching as many Netflix DVDs. This means that Netflix does not have to pay for our postage, and that makes them happy!

Friday, September 21, 2007

What I watched 9-20-07

Well, I did not watch anything this morning on the bus.

However, last night we watched Kid Nation. Kid Nation is on CBS innertube. I had first heard about Kid Nation on the Silicon Valley Mom's blog,which I read and find entertaining. When they had a review of the show, I knew I had to go watch it. I am glad it is one of the shows on the innertube.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

What I watched 9-19-07

Today I watched...

On my sansa.

1) Ask A Ninja: Ask A Ninja, Question 53 "Bob's Destiny"

2)Jimmy Craichead: Sailing to Annapolis Maryland

3)Dotboom: iTunes is taunting me

4)Violet Blue: los angeles erotic film fest 2007: altporn panel intro

5)Webb Alert: September 18, 2007

6) Webb Alert: September 19,2007

And last night we watched an totally amazing documentary on Netflix Watch Now. We saw "the great happiness space". The more we use Watch Now, the more we like it. Yes, the quality is not anywhere near the DVD versions, but the fact that you can watch it right now is really cool.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What I watched 9-16-07

Here are the things I watched today.

On the bus, using my Sandisk Sansa..

1) Jetset Show: hissy fits, ego-surfing, predators of the sprawl Jetset is your guide to internet culture. It is written for teens, but I have a sneaking suspicion that most of their views are older. Once again, Zadi and Steve have done a great job.

2) Rocketboom: Ice Robots, Endangered Mammals & the McClure Strait

3) Wallstrip: 9-18-07 2007 Ms. Blackberry Pageant (RIMM)

Last night we watched some Joost. We watched “Welcome Back Kotter: The Election” on the “Before they were megastars” channel. Welcome Back Kotter is a weird show. They never seemed to do any work in that class, just goofed off a lot.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Videos for 9-18-07

Welcome to the first post! It might take me a couple of times to figure out the final format of these things, but until then, let's see what I have been watching.

I watched some small clips on my Sansa mp3 player while I was on the bus today. I watched...

1) Wallstrip: Weight Watchers

2) Rocketboom

3)Webb Alert

4) Rosie O Donnel's video blog

5) Vlog Soup: Dyann Bakes

Last night we watched Netflix, Watch Now. Watch now is a service from Netflix that lets you watch streaming video. The quality is pretty good and the experience is very enjoyable, even on my 100 mbps connection.

We watched The Human Face with John Cleese