Sometimes, toll-free tech support does exactly what it should: help the customer solve their problem.
Today, I’m working on a Flickr search engine for FireFox. Why hasn’t someone done that already? Well, for one, Flickr isn’t really set up for external searches.
So, in the last day I’ve been playing catch-up to some folks who have already determined that using Sonic MyDVD transcoding for .tivo files was not for them either. They’ve detailed they’re steps, so I’ll just take a bit to gloss over mine.
After three weeks, I finally got my service update for v7.1 of the TiVo kernal yesterday evening. By the next afternoon I had a DVD of recorded shows. Instant gratification it’s not.
I think that we should consider how we really listen to our music, and not just what we think weâ€™ll be missing. Itâ€™s role in the iPod family is not to be your entire music library on the go, it is just a random snapshot of it.
The power behind this is the use of closed caption to create searchable text from television. The nice thing here is that you can search video based on total spoken content.
The Washington Post has a review of the new TiVo ToGo service, which I’m still awaiting my service update for. The reviewer feels getting the media to your PC is too difficult for most users. I thought he might be refering to the fact that the TiVo desktop and the Sonic MyDVD aren’t as well… Continue reading TiVo Made Something Difficult?
Apple seems to be taking the Target approach to design. That is to say, great design needn’t be expensive.
There is a lot of news going around my household in this New Year. Not the least of which is the fact that tomorrow is the last day of my job at URS Corporation or that I have several new gadgets that don’t entirely work! That’s all for another time, though. This post is all… Continue reading TiVo To Go
How come I don’t see commercials this cool on television? Seriously, I wouldn’t fast-forward right through them with TiVo if 1 out of 10 were this fun to watch. Okay, so this isn’t a real commercial for anything, but still; you could place robots like this in Bengay commercials and I’d watch the religiously. The… Continue reading Robocop