Scary — “Shoot to Kill Using your Computer Mouse” http://www.channel3000.com/technology/4316659/detail.html. What is this world coming to?
Saw Brad tonight, the guy who introduced me to Matt–here’s a picture of the boys hanging out on the LoveSac.
VoIP & 911
Interesting. I haven’t been following news on VoIP much since I don’t use it at home (even though Matt thinks I should convert over). Today, I read in the news that the state of Texas is suing Vonage, accusing them of deceptive practices after an incident in which a kid unsuccessfully called 911 because her parents had been shot from a break-in in their home. Instead, the girl got a message saying that emergency services weren’t available from that phone line. Turns out that, in most cases, when you sign up for VoIP with Vonage, you have to go through an extra process to get 911 to actually work on…
Found a cool site showing panoramic 360 degree views of all sorts of places in Seattle — VRSeatte. Using quicktime, it groups all the various views they have by neighborhood. Check out my neighborhood, Capital Hill or the view from the Jose Rizal Bridge—you can see my view from work in addition to our company headquarters, that strange brick building that looks like a hospital.
Forgot to mention–I saw Robots in freakin’ IMAX on Friday night with Jigna, Eric, Karen, Mark and Matt. This was my first time seeing a movie in IMAX since I was a kid. Man! I really need to start looking out for movies in IMAX from here on out. Anyway–great movie to watch in IMAX just to get an appreciation for the details captured in the computer animation. Cute movie, didn’t totally blow me away–I was probably more wowed by the whole IMAX experience if anything. And damn–like, EVERYONE seemed to be in the movie, whether it be a major part (Ewan McGregor of key character) or a tiny one-line…
Long time no blog
Hi again–sorry for the long break. I just got busy and everytime I looked at things I wanted to blog about, it got bigger and bigger…and then enough time had passed that it didn’t seem worthwhile to blog about anymore. It’s a lot harder to blog infrequently. Well, I got back from Big Sky and had a fantastic time. It was relaxing and we had gorgeous, sunny days everyday. Montana has a beautiful landscape and you really get that feeling of being out in the “great American West” when you’re there. We didn’t get any new snow while we were there…but with the mountain up so high already in elevation,…