Monday, September 21, 2009

Move Media Player and Ubuntu

Can't use it. Wish I could, but can't. Only available on Windows and not functioning in WINE. Sucks. Can't view ABC.com, WB.com and other popular video sites. Hulu.com works fine as do other major flash-based sites.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Google FastFlip: My News My Way

Ok, I admit it. I've always loved newspapers but hated dealing with finding the sections I like, flipping the HUGE pages, dealing with the aftermath, etc. There's just something about seeing a broad swath of news in one place at one time that I can quickly scan and dive if I want to without navigating through TONS of pages or performing specific searches. This is especially true when I don't know what I want.

Enter Google FastFlip. Suddenly, I can just select a section, click the first article and then flip my way through hundreds of pages of articles as fast as I would normally scan a newspaper. I can even pause and read the first few lines of the article right there without navigating deeper. Images are even preserved. Google News is decent at this, but misses the "Newspaper" feel that most people like.

Give it a try.