Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Random Thoughts & A Free Slingbox Pro



  • Halloween is almost here and judging by the amount of traffic I've seen on this blog, many people are on the net searching for last minute Jack-O-Lantern Patterns/Ideas and Costume Ideas.  Once my daughter and I carve our pumpkins Halloween is sort of a non-event for us except for the many trick & treaters and trick & drinkers (it's really a little mini-party :) at our house.


  • I'll be reviewing the Firefly Remote Control for Home Theater PC's made by Snapstream soon.  Haven't started the review, but it's coming.


  • Last week I had the honor of meeting with Rakesh Agrawal, one of the founders and the current CEO of Snapstream Media, Inc. during his visit to Kansas City.  I'm glad I had the opportunity for this meetup - it was a great experience.  I'll be sharing some of what I learned hopefully later this week or early next week at the latest.  As many of my readers know, I use Snapstream's Beyond TV and Beyond Media for my Home Theater PC software so I was particularly interested in meeting Rakesh.


  • I'm borrowing my dad's handheld GPS device for the next few months.  I plan to take it with me to the Caribbean to "play" with it.  Gotta love toys :)


  • Speaking of trips, I'm trying to figure out a way to make the "Indiana Jones Map Effect" for a vacation video I'll be making for the trip.  You know the way they show a line mark on a map to represent the movement from one destination to the next.  Anyone have any thoughts on how to do this?