Monday, October 10, 2011

What the hell are you thinking, Netflix?

First they raise the price, then they split the service, now they're reverting to a single site? Umm, not very professional guys. I mean, come on, learn to live with your decisions. You're confusing the hell out of us.

Don't get me wrong, I really like your streaming service. I mean, I did cancel the DVD delivery option, but I didn't care for that element all too much anyway. Either way, stop making changes and go with the flow. You might be doing more damage than good with all this flip flopping nonsense.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pirates of Silicon Valley airs on TNT tonight!

Okay, if you've never seen the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, then you're in luck. In honor of Steve Jobs, TNT will be airing it tonight at 8:00 PM, and again at 10:00 PM.

This is a great movie that tells the story of a young Steve Jobs and Bill Gates as they battle each other to introduce the first personal computer.

I've always loved this movie, even though, like any "based on a true story" movie, you can only take it with a grain of salt. But, this film does a great job of telling the story of two of the greatest contributors to our digital world.

So, if you don't have any plans tonight, then I suggest you pop some popcorn, plop yourself on the couch and tune-in to TNT at eight. You'll thank me later for it.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rest in peace Steve Jobs, you will be missed

Can't say I didn't see this day coming, but now that it's here, it makes me really sad. See, I've been working on Macs my whole career. I even used them in college.

For years its been said that Macs are for creatives. People who need to do real work need a PC. Well, I do real work, every day. Been doing real work for what seems like forever. And, every step of the way, it's been done on a Mac.

Even today, Kick A Rock, my pride, my joy, was built on a Mac. The videos we create are edited on a Mac. Our Kick A Rock logo was designed on a Mac. The website itself, built from the ground up on a Mac.

Well, thank you Steve Jobs. If it wasn't for your hard work, inspiration, and drive, I wouldn't be the creative person I am today. Thank you, so very much!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Forget Netflix, stream movies directly from the studios

Did anyone rent Transformers: Dark of the Moon last Friday? I did. But, had I known I could stream it to my iMac, I may not have bothered.

Get this, Paramount is giving moviegoers the option to stream the new Transformers directly from them.

That's right! Forget waiting 30 days for Netflix, or renting from a dying Blockbuster brick and mortar store. You can watch it instantly from this link.

Only catch, you have to have a PC to get it in HD. Nonetheless, I find this very interesting for the future of streaming movies. I mean, if Paramount is already figuring out ways to get their content to the people without the need of other sources, then who knows how long until all the studios offer this option. Only time will tell.

Update: per Dick Stokes, it's "mortar" with an "a" not an "e." He is correct.