Again, on a flight.. This time to Seattle, and then on to Maui. Sometimes I love my life. (sitting back, sipping a Vodka and Club soda, Odition. The only thing that would make it perfect is if I was in first class.. (yes, I am a snob.. so sue me). But suffice to say, its not all sunshine and roses, as I am also working (producing documents that I will need starting next week). I am just dreading next week. two on-site flight assignments, cleaning at night, school during the weekend, and all the while, paperwork, etc...
But enough bitching. I checked out the Slingbox, and let me tell you squirrels and Girls.. It Rocks. I'm currently using it on my Friend cable/sat in NYC, Japan, China, and Costa Rica. It TOTALLY rocks. I get all my favourite channels from Japan, China, and NYC anywhere I have an internet connection. Some notes though.. If your upload site does not have a consistent speed.. say 300K or more, don't bother.. it looks like garbage. You can hear things, but the video is crappy.. (Windows Media SUCKS!!!!!.. they should have used H.264 and this comes from a former cable engineer.. but oh well, they tell the lies that make them happy. (not being able to pay the MPEG group indeed.. please, if there is one thing EVERYONE makes clear.. its who you pay to use their property. Everything else may be blurry.. but NEVEr that).
Also, as a note, the Creative Muvo2FM is good.. but not that good. Yes, I know I will get lots of bashing from the iPod crowd, and others.. and most likely an equal share from those that love the Muvo2FM.. But it just doesn't work well. Yes.. you can record radio, yes, its small'ish.. and all the other well known specs. But the simple answer is, after trying a LOT of mp3 players (all of the RIO series, the iPods, Gigabeat, CutI, HannoPlayer, and lot of others, I can honestly say that the iPod has the best interface. If it only had a radio.. Apple, do you hear me.. a RADIO!!! It would make my life so much better to be able to hear NPR when I am walking around. I will post the info about her later.
Oh, I have to say.. Odition is a great film, it has one of the hottest actresses in my opinion (shut up peanut gallery), but it is also one of the most disturbing movies I've seen in a long time as well. (Will definitely make me think twice about dating.. and I'm not that keen on dating in general).
Anyway... enough of this, I will be in Seattle soon, and I need some sleep (its going to be a long weekend, and my first not being in Japan in about 10 years.. It feels weird)
Ciao for now, have a great new year!. (Don't drink too much, and remember, I have a camera.. *evil grin*