10th Anniversary Blog Post

Greetings! This post is being written in solemn commemoration of the 10th anniversary of my blog.

Originally started as a “roll your own – PHP/MySQL DB based” journal (thanks again to Ben Livingston for the original code), and migrated to WordPress in 2005 (or so?), it’s been a constant presence although neglected, mistreated, and ignored at times for several month stretches.

Special thanks go to Jake Savin, who first attempted to tell me about blogging (he was an employee of Radio/Manila/Userland, the original blogging service created by Dave Winer), Matt Mullenweg, Chris Pirillo, KK+, Uncleweed,Dingo Brielle, Miss 604 Rebecca Bollwitt and others for providing inspiration in one form or another.

My New Year’s Resolution is to blog more effectively, and with relevant compelling content. However, I’ll still be posting pictures of errant pants, and other arcane objects when necessary.

In honor of my 10th year of blogging, I hereby post this picture of my “Charlie Brown X-Mas Tree” for all to enjoy!


Being more proactive…

Trying to more proactive, I’m being super geeky by blogging about the new Netflix iPhone app while busy doing something else (don’t ask if you don’t want to know, ’nuff said.)

I like the new Netflix steaming iPhone app for the following reasons. Although I’ve had a slingbox for years, I didn’t want to try and go through the trouble to make it work with my Roku, as it has been handy at giving me access to my still functioning Replay-TV unit (serendipitous Andrew Wood connection un-intentional.)

The app is easy to use, and performs quite well on my old 3G running 3.1.3 iPhone OS. I think they might use a seperate group of servers for the iPhone (ipad) clients, because it is sometimes slow to respond when listing shows.

Quality is higher than expected, so commence the custom of watching movies and tv shows in the bathroom when engaged. (I told you that you didn’t want to know.) 🙂