Monday, October 30, 2006

I'm getting my drivers license

Well I finally got my driving permit last week and tomorrow is my first driving lesson. I know, I'm in my mid-twenties and I don't have my license, what? I haven't needed my license because the Boston public transportation takes me to my job and back home and almost anywhere else I need to get to, so I haven't had the need for it. But now since I'll be getting married next June and I'll probably be moving, it's time to get my driving license. So wish me luck, as I'm a little nervous.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2 is here

Mozilla Firefox 2 was released on Tuesday, October 24th. From MozillaZine.com:
"Firefox 2 offers a refreshed user interface, anti-phishing protection, improvements to the built-in search feature, tabbed browsing changes, the ability to restore an interrupted session, better support for Web feeds, inline spell-checking, support for microsummaries and a number of other enhancements."
I will be downloading my copy of Firefox 2 and I will be using it as my main browser. You can download Mozilla Firefox 2 on Mozilla.com.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 is finally here

Well yesterday Microsoft released version 7 of Internet Explorer. If you go to Microsoft.com, you can download it and install it on your computer today rather than waiting for it to be downloaded in your Microsoft update next month.

Watch television online for free

Well a friend told me about an application that lets you watch television shows right on your computer when you're online. The application is called TVUplayer and you can download it on their site, http://www.tvunetworks.com. My friend told me he was watching the hockey game that was on that very night, so it's like watching television, but it's on your computer. On their site, it says that it brings you programs from all around the world. It also says on their site that TVU will offer video quality that will be equal to better than the typical digital cable channels and you can change channels just like on a regular television. What more can you ask for, right? Currently, the service is free but I can't imagine it staying free forever because this seems like a very good idea and I'm sure someone wants to make more of a profit off of it soon. I'm going to download it and install it and see what happens. Now I can watch two hockey games at once, one on my television and another on my computer screen.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Another way to get email

On Matt Cutt's blog he mentioned a free service called dodgeit where you can have an email address set up as an RSS feed. So if someone sends you an email to whatever@dodgeit.com, anyone who subscribes to the feed can read it. I thought that this was interesting and useful for those who don't like using email because of spam.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

NHL hockey today is not hockey as it once was

I've been watching the NHL Center Ice free preview that I'm able to see on cable television now for a week. The games that I've watched there have been so many penalties called, too many in my opinion, that it's taking away the hitting and grit from the game. Watching the Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers game tonight, it was awful because there were too many penalties called. I remember just a few years ago when these two teams had their rivalry going, but today there seemed to be no rivalry at all. Where did real hockey go? I guess it went out when the "new" NHL came in. Well to the commissioner of the NHL, Gary Bettman, I don't like this kind of hockey where you can't go five minutes without a penality being called. You're taking away from the flow of the game, and I'm not the only one who feels this way, there are many out there. Why won't Bettman listen to the fans? I don't know, but that's not a smart way to market/support your sport.