So today, I was reading about how a product manager at Samsung basically said that TV’s are about picture quality. When will these companies seriously start to get there shit together and get scared. This is exactly what dell said when apple started to make macbook air’s. This is exactly what everyone said when Apple started to make iPad’s. This is what nokia, blackberry, samsung, etc. said when Apple started to make an iPhone. This is what all the major leaders in technology are saying about any competitors product. When will you learn your lesson companies and see what other people are doing, and start expanding your business.
Even more, business need to stop relying on how they make money now and try and figure out how else to make money. Just in case one day, that one way that you made most of your profit just doesn’t work anymore. You have a backup plan. You make twice as much money. The world still goes round and round. Your company is still making money.
This also works for you, the person. If of course you cannot do side projects, don’t listen anymore. But you have your job which takes up a lot of your day. Why don’t you start doing some sort of side project to make some money. Even if it isn’t anything, at least it can buy lunch one day. But of course, do something that you love. If you think you can make an awesome snowboard, kickstarter. If you think that you could make an awesome mouse, kickstarter.
Well and of course if you hate your job, don’t quit at first, why don’t you try some sort of side project that you could maybe be your own boss in the future.
Or at least try.
So this is how the story goes, we now have two Apple TV’s in our house. We used to use an Xbox 360 in the bedroom to watch Netflix, It is an older Xbox 360 and the wireless connection isn’t so great. So what would happen is that it would wirelessly drop every so often. Sometimes it would last a whole movie, sometimes it would only last ten minutes. This is extremely frustrating and the only option would be to setup a wired line. This is 2011 (almost 2012), who does that anymore. So as a test and to see what the apple tv was about, I purchased one and set it up in the bedroom to see how it would fair. Three things I have noticed so far with the apple tv:
- It is way easier to navigate than the Xbox to watch a Netflix movie.
- It doesn’t cost a monthly fee to use.
- It hasn’t dropped a connection once.
I would also like it to be our media center of sorts. I would like to get rid of our DVD’s, they take up a lot of space. Why can’t they just be like mp3’s, hidden. So awhile back I started to transfer my dvd’s onto my Windows XP computer. I left them as the full transfer until I found a good solution. I then converted one of the dvd’s using handbrake into the apple tv 2 selection and started to watch the video. Perfect solution for a media center for me. So I have converted all my DVD’s into said format.
Now, we wanted to watch something in the front room and I said hey. They Apple TV is so small, I can just unplug it and plug it into the front room tv. Boom, for some reasons there were issues with the WiFi. It just wouldn’t recognize the WiFi without switching to another WiFi and then switching back. This was extremely annoying issue. The wife kept saying, why don’t we just buy another one, over and over again. So I went out and bought a second Apple TV, because it’s so cheap and it is so easy to setup and leave there anyways.
Now with iCloud/iMatch the computer doesn’t need to be left on for us to play music. Even better. We were thinking of getting a TV for our second bedroom, and when/if that happens I will get an Apple TV for it also. You know for the guests.
Cadet: “There’s four of us and one of you”
Kirk: “Well, get some extra guys and then it’ll be a fair fight.”
I lost my music Hard Drive once in my life. It was extremely sad, I had some of the stuff on cd’s, but it wasn’t everything. So every once and awhile I will look for an album or an artist and they won’t be there, and it will make me sad. Well, I just go on iTunes and hope that they are on there and buy the CD.
So just now, I was thinking about the artist μ-Ziq, before today I had known nothing about him. Well either way thats not the point, I had some μ-Ziq in my iTunes, And I was very happy about that. Then I though, What is the oldest song in my iTunes library. Well thats what you see above. That is probably around the time that I lost my Hard Drive and was downloading music off of mp3 sites. The first four songs added to my iTunes were:
“Like Humans Do (radio edit)” By David Byrne, Added on 9/16/2006 5:20 PM
“Yours to Keep (Featuring Neneh Cherry)” By Teddybears, Added on 9/16/2006 5:21 PM
“She Can Do What She Wants” By Field Music, Added on 9/28/2006 11:22 AM
“Robo” By How I Became The Bomb, Added on 9/28/2006 11:22AM
Out of those four Bands, I only really listen to How I Became The Bomb. On 11/18/2006 is when I started to add music from my collection.
Update: “She Can Do What She Wants” By Field Music is actually “Kneel Before Zod” – How I Became The Bomb.
I went to upgrade some ram in my co-workers computer today. So I did the usual, google://imac installing ram. I knew that was the case, but you never know, always do your research. So I unplugged the computer and flipped it over and there it was staring right at me.
Instructions on how to remove ram. I mean thats the only reason why you would be flipping your iMac over anyways. Well 8 Gigs later upgrade.
So Shepard was telling me about this book today I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon), and we got talking about a great movie that I saw recently The Art of the Steal (2009), anyways blah blah blah. So, he tells me about this book and it sounds interesting, So im sold. I go to Amazon, see how much it is $17.96, not to bad, I need to get some other books anyways, so I will get free shipping with my order. Then I think, Well shit why don’t I get it from the Apple Store, $18.99! Really? Thats the cost it would be if i had to pay for shipping. And then Amazon has it the Kindle Edition for only $9.99, I ended up doing that.
Oh and also, the book cover looks awful. Why didn’t they use the real book cover.