Thursday, May 26, 2011

So, take... iPod Touch, 4th gen. Sign up for a free account at Download and install the ustream app for the iPod. Stream live video anywhere you have a wifi connection.
Even if you don't have a live wifi connection, you can shoot the video and stream it when you are connected.
It's amazing how the barriers to doing this kind of stuff have fallen over the years.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bridge Winners

One of the best Bridge blogging sites out there. Check it out:
Bridge Winners

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Amazing blog...

Took these two pics from this blog
You can find them under the "Girls with Freckles" section.......but be sure to check out some of the oher arresting images on the site.

Monday, May 16, 2011

ARNOVA 8 Android tablet...

Just picked one up, they literally just came on the market with the capacitive screen. Previously they were resistive.
Anyway, build quality is impressive for an inexpensive tablet, however, with the original firmware the device was a little sluggish, scrolling was quite jerky, selection of screen items hit-or-miss, and worst: whenever the tablet put itself to sleep it froze. This required the reset button to be pressed, and then it would boot, but after that you'd still have to go through the screen calibration again before you could use it. As it's supposed to be "instant on", that's a definite downer.
Last night there was a firmware update posted on the Arnova site, so I installed it. It fixed, or really improved most issues, yet the tablet still requires the reset if it is allowed to sleep for more than about 30 minutes.
So I have 3 choices:
1...return it.
2...wait for a firmware fix that will cure the problem, or
3...try a hacked firmware from arctablet.
As it's such a new machine I am obviously loathe to try hacked firmware at this point, so I guess I will wait a while and see if Archos (Arnova is a brand of theirs) can come up with the fix.

Update: tried putting the tablet down for sleep, and connecting it to the power supply. It still blanks the screen after a minute of course, however, for the next hour or so, providing the unit remains plugged in, a press on the power button (or home screen button) wakes it up immediately. For about another half hour after that it'll still wake ....but now only using the power button. About another half hour after that, and it's back to needing the reset button pressed.
So, my guess is that something is happening during the different levels of sleep that the tablet is entering that eventually causes it to be unable to wake.

Last update: Returned it to the supplier. Archos seems to have a real history of never-quite-fixing-their-junk-yet-nevertheless-putting-it-out-on-the-market. Google reveals all.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Making me tired...

Say no more.


From Gizmodo...
This could be the ultimate "bike." If bikes running off two car batteries plus an electric power drill is considered a bike. The DIY badboy has a seat fashioned out of an office chair, eight wheels and three bike frames.