Samsung Nexus
March 9, 2007, 4:46 pm
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Let’s start out with satellite radio is a great service if you spend any significant chunk of time in the car, and you’re not on your cell phone the whole time….

I love XM, though I’ve gotta say I am really disappointed that as many of the channels are now sprouting ads as there are. Choice is great, but frankly, when I’m driving I really don’t want to be fiddling with XM to change the channel because they’re running 5 straight ads.

But about the Nexus…this is a really cool solution to bring satellite radio into both your car and your home. The portable player and passport allow a docking station in the car and a docking station wired to your stereo. The player itself serves as a portable mp3 player that has space for recorded XM content as well as space for your mp3 recordings. It’s a little bigger than a nano, but smaller than my full sized iPod. UI is easy enough, and the battery life is pretty good.

If you’re looking at breaking into satellite radio, this is a highly flexible way to do it. Nexus is an 8 out of 10 for me….

New England, Fall
October 27, 2006, 11:51 am
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A beautiful day in Boston yesterday. One of those sunny, clear fall days where the world seems empty….

Legal Issues
September 29, 2006, 8:56 pm
Filed under: Law, Law and the internet, podcasting, Podcasts, Uncategorized

Top ten things to avoid when podcasting….

1) Trademarking anything with P, O, and D in the name
2) Reading from copyrighted writings without permission of the creator
3) Using music without mechanical license from Harry Fox
4) Using music without master use license from Soundexchangea
5) Using music without a web or podcast use license from eith BMI, ASCAP or SESAC
6) Using Indie music without the permission of the artists & composers
7) Using clips from other podcasts without the permission of the podcaster
8) Using clips from other podcasts without crediting the original podcaster clearly
9) Failure to clear rights for the use of any video images that you have recorded that may belong to someone else….this may include famous buildings or even people who have not volunteered to appear or have their property appear in your videocast
10) Atempting to trademark anything with P, O, and D in the name

Riding a Bike
July 20, 2006, 6:01 pm
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It has been 22 years since I rode a bike seriously.

Two months ago, I began the process of rediscovering why I enjoyed riding so much when I was young. Of course this is 3 knee surgeries and a shoulder reconstruction later.

A few days after July 4th I had a chance to ride the same hills in upstate New York that I had trained on 22 years before. Some serious deja vu. The hills in the finger lakes don’t change. The roads don’t change. Even the houses you pass have’t changed much.

Almost everyone I knew when I lived there has moved on, as almost everyone does when they go to school in a place that’s relatively remote, like Ithaca. Kind’ve lonely place to go back to even though so much remains unchanged.


Hello world!
July 14, 2006, 5:58 pm
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Sorry, having fortran flashbacks with that title….