Saturday, December 3, 2011

If you think everything has been invented the just look at music.

Recently I had heard a lot about Spotify what I was really thinking is what else could they bring that would be different from Pandora, LastFM, iCloud, Sirius, Slacker, iHeartRadio, Deezer, MOG and the other hundred of services that I don't even know. Well, I added the app to the iPad and to my Sonos and I love it. I test drove it using the new Michael Jackson album (I was right he will be like 2PAC. Anyway it has a good interface and the sound is great.

Take that another step further with all of these cloud storage services. First Amazon, then iCloud and now Google Music. Google Music is great!. Store up to 20,000 songs in your cloud for free, good apps and pin the music to your local device if you want to listen without connectivity to the cloud (Web) it is excellent. Now of course it can't be that easy. Google Music doesn't play well with my Apple device and iTunes does not play well with Android/Google. Each has good and bad points. So for now I utilize way too many of these options.

I do have to say back to my original point look at all of these new options you have for your music and playlists. As for now, it is all good all over.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pepe Gomez is Kool?

We were setting at the dinner table last night and I am not sure how the topic came up about cool people but Caden tells us all that no one is cool. Carsen immediately responds with "Pepe Gomez is" We had not been talking about Pepe or anything. I guess if a 5 year old says your cool you must be?

Pepe is the Larks Player that we had during the summer. We recently found out that he will be moving do Division 1 ball next year. Congrats Pepe.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dad, are you a Republican or a Democrat?

This from my 9 year old. So I ask him, what are you? He says a Republican. I inquire further, what is a Republican. A Republican works hard and is responsible.

Well, there you go. I can't make this stuff up.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tired of fighting for bandwidth

That is it, I am going to have to put in a QoS (Quality of Service)device to give me internet bandwidth priority at my own house. Until I get fiber and significantly more bandwidth, the current 6mb will not cut it with 2 boys streaming Netflix.

Who would have thought that two children under the age of 10 could eat up enough internet bandwidth to make me suffer.

Things have changed.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Apple TV

I bought an Apple TV a while back. It is just what you would expect from Apple. Simple. A power cord and an HDMI cable (Well and an ethernet port however it is wireless) It was easy to set up and connected right up. Apple Air Play is the best. You can simply touch a button on the iPad and it displays whatever you have on the iPad screen (Via Wireless) on the TV screen along with audio.

This along with access to your iTunes, Netflix, put your pictures on the TV and much more. Pretty good value for less than $100.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Finally Got Blu-ray

And I have to tell you I am a bit underwhelmed. I was expecting some amazing differences in the video, or some amazing features. However it is maybe a bit better than DVD which I never really had much of a problem with DVD.

Maybe I have not seen the right show on it. I will let you know if I find a real reason to upgrade. To be honest, I was expecting to skip Blu-ray and just go to streaming only (Lets face it, it is a matter of time till delivering the media is just old school)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pumpkin Chunkin

Is proof why you would not want to mess with America. Any country that would take this much time, money and effort to see who can sent a pumpkin almost a mile is a country you do not want to mess with.

I can't believe I spent an hour watching this on Discovery to see who wins.