Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Random musings

Wow. Got a ton of hits on Groundhog day. Almost 400 visits. That blows my daily average of a whopping 10 hits per day out of the water. I guess a lot of people wanted to see what old Neddy was doing. Most of the hits came from searches for "Ned Ryerson." Sad to say, I am no longer the first result, but am still on the first page.

Got an iPod Touch last week. I started running on the treadmill again, and was looking for something I could use to watch videos with while running. I've been using my iPod classic, but the screen is so tiny that I can really only watch movies I have seen before, because it's hard to make out any detail. I considered an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy, but they both were too big and expensive for what I wanted.
I didn't realize when I ordered the Touch that you can stream Netflix movies on it. This is the greatest thing ever! No more ripping DVDs and converting to iPod format. Now I have access to Netflix's (Netflixes?) whole streaming library.
It actually arrived on Wednesday the 2nd, so the first thing I watched was Groundhog Day. Thought that was a good way to inaugurate it. Haven't quite finished it yet. Right now I'm running about a half an hour, three nights a week. Will be finished it tomorrow (Wednesday), and then I need to start something else.
I was thinking about watching a TV series that I haven't seen. My thoughts right now are:
  • Firefly (I have already watched the first 2 episodes)
  • Battlestar Galactica (yes, it's true, I have never seen this show. I'll turn in my geek card now)
  • Dr Who (see comments for Battlestar Galactica)
Let me know in the comments (I keed, I keed! No one even reads this, let alone leaves comments) what your thoughts are.

I have to say, the iPod Touch is like a gateway drug to an iPhone. I have been thinking about getting a new phone sometime late this year, and was considering an Android phone, but my new toy is pushing me over closer to the dark side. I like a lot of the things it can do, but I'm confined to the house with the wifi. Being able to use more of the features anywhere I want would be pretty cool. Most of the apps are better than the Blackberry versions (which is what I have now), and the games are beyond better. (There really are no good games on Blackberry).
So when the time comes, I may be getting an iPhone instead of an Android. We'll see. (Definitely not getting another Blackberry. That ship has sailed.)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone!