TV Stardom on $20 a Day – New York Times
Lots of vlog reporting but the main juice here is that Rocketboom is on TiVo’s.. Hmmn.
From the article:
TiVo, which can now be used to watch Web video on home television sets, just signed a deal to list Rocketboom in the TiVo directory – making it as easy to record as conventional television programs like “60 Minutes” and “Monday Night Football.” Giving up no creative control, Ms. Congdon and Mr. Baron will get 50 percent of the revenue from ads sold by TiVo to appear before and after their newscast, and their show will gain access to more than 300,000 TV sets connected to those new TiVo boxes.
Squared 5 – MPEG Streamclip for Mac OS X
Looks like a nice peice of freeware.
From the site:
High-quality converter for MPEG files, QuickTime and transport streams compatible with the new iPod!
You can use MPEG Streamclip to: open most movie formats including MPEG files or transport streams.
Build Your Own Geocoding Solution with Geo::Coder::US
I can think of a couple of classes that could use this. On my list..
Seems like it might be a place similar to Eyebeam (in NYC).
From the site:
V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Founded in 1981, V2_ is an organization that concerns itself with research and development in the field of art and media technology. V2_’s activities include organizing (public) presentations, research in its own media lab, publishing, developing an online archive and a shop offering products that are related to V2_’s area of interest.
Asterisk Documentation Project – Project Information
Book available online, Creative Commons licensed. Very nice..
A good book for anyone doing anything with Asterisk!
How to Build an Intel Mac
Don’t want to wait for the shiny new OSX/Intel boxes that will arrive next month (pure speculation that Apple will release one or two at MacWorld). Build your own!
Get more dirt here: OSx86 Project.
Emmy Advanced Media – Television Business News: Who Are The Real Pirates?
Shelly asks a good question that the media companies should be asking themselves. Particularly the music companies. In essence, they need to realize that fair use is fair and good and people WANT media on their own terms.
From the post:
How many times will you buy the same master file? That question is being answered every day on P2P networks, via email and podcasts. Obviously, some consumers are willing to pay for the convenience of not having to bother converting their own files to be used in all of their devices. But there are far more consumers who would rather not pay for the same thing over and over again.
Add remote GUI control capabilities into your Java app. Very very nice..!