October 7th, 2008

color cycle (slow)

Twitters of the day

  • 10:10 I love how pretty autumn is. I just wish I wasn't allergic to most of it. #
  • 11:05 Back in the office. Coughing fit aside, just being here helps me feel healthier. #
  • 13:22 I should stop going to training sessions for AppVerifier. They try, they really do, but it's the same damn content each time. #
  • 17:25 Workday over, heading to TOP Grocery now. It's an interesting process to just go back to normal after getting out of whack sick. #
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The Joy of Piracy

I have a meaningful TV antenna now. This is a change; my previous TV antenna was absolutely useless for actually getting a signal. My current antenna gives me fuzzy staticky signals on everything VHF and beautifully clear signals on everything UHF. Unfortunately, I care mostly about the VHF stations- PBS, plus The Amazing Race on CBS.

Which is why I'm letting other people record The Amazing Race for me. I try to watch it over the air, but I find myself missing more than half the show in bursts of static and bad picture- so I've been using BitTorrent to actually find the show.

It almost seems like a legitimate use. I'm still not watching CBS' ads, though, and even though I "could have" watched it over the air, it doesn't change that I'm still just downloading someone else's high-quality rip from cable.

Oh well. If CBS streamed it online, even if I had to pay a small subscription fee and/or watch ads, I'd do it. But they don't provide any legitimate way for people with crappy TV signals to watch the show, so I guess I'm stuck with illegitimate means.
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games, MTGO, Niv-Mizzet

Microsoft charity events

Texas Hold-Em for charity. The top prizes are an XBOX 360 and entry into the company-wide tournament; the prize for *that* is lunch with Bill. Each contestant gave $40 to charity, or more in case of re-buy-in.
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