Archive for February, 2007

Moved to Bluehost

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I moved all webpages for:

boulderheights.org, .us, .org
kabal.org, .ca, .net
bouldermountainfire.org

Over to bluehost.com. Seems good so far. 1and1 was starting to have real performance problems, so I ditched them.

Europe PS3 to have limited PS2 compatibility

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Maybe they took out the PS2 chip present in my PS3. It looks like the Europe PS3 is NOT the same as the PS3 in the US.

No bang, just a whimper

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With little ado, Slysoft introduced AnyDVD HD, a utility to rip HD-DVDs. That was quick. I guess after Muslix64 showed this could be done for HD-DVD and Blu-Ray in a week, it was just a matter of time for someone to introduce a user-friendly commercial application that accomplishes the same thing as Muslix64’s script in an elegant way.

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If this works with the $200 HD-DVD player from Microsoft, this would be awesome.

Tower construction underway

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Finally, tower construction at Lookout Mountain (near Golden) for HDTV television antennas is underway. I’ve been following this issue for some time, so this is a real step forward.

Did they really catch you sharing?

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Apparently, the DMCA takedowns and RIAA complaints may not be justified. They may not even know if you are, in fact, file-sharing. Check out this scholarly article showing (bookmark it!) they may not have a leg to stand on.

Password generator

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SuperGenPass is a neat utility was called out on TWIT (This Week in Technology). It’s a password generator that allows you to generate passwords for various websites based on a master password. Alternately, you could use the tiered system I’ve used before (1 password for secure websites, 1 password for less secure websites, 1 password for throw-away websites).

DRM war

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As many folks know, Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently posted a provocative article about removing DRM from iTunes. MacroVision (the owner of many DRM technologies) posted a response. And here’s the translation of that response into plain English.

Current gear

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Moved to a page

Roku M500 review

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This review is a little late coming, but here goes. I am on my third (yes) M500 after replacing two previous ones. The Roku M500 is a streaming audio box that allows you to stream internet radio, music from a NAS box, computer, iTunes, etc. It comes with a nice remote and it has a built-in display that’s bright and displays the time while off (via NTP update). I use (or used) the Roku because AM and FM reception are sketchy up here in the mountains, and also I like to listen to radio from Canada (CBC, etc.) from time to time. Most of the time I do not use it because I use my new Yamaha RX-V2700 to stream audio.

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