Monthly Archives: May 2012

Back With A Mac Mini

Hey people! I know it’s been over a week since I promised at least 3 new entries in this blog, but I got caught up with a couple of other things. I did watch the Police Academy saga over the weekend, but haven’t posted the article yet because Monday was my birthday and my mother surprised me with a new computer setup, as seen here:

If the embedded video doesn’t appear above, click here to watch it at Qik.

So I had to migrate all the stuff from my old computer over to the new one, which took some time. I also had some trouble getting my iPhone to sync with the new computer (search for “iphone sync stops at step 7 of 7” for an idea of some of my issues), which left me incommunicado for a couple of days, but now I’m up and running for the most part.

Also, I was playing around with some social video apps over the weekend for the piece comparing those, but Viddy released a new version along with an overhaul of their website on Tuesday, so what I was going to write about that is already outdated. I’ll play with the new version some more and write something up soon.

Lastly, I’m not sure if anyone is still interested in reading a recap of this past season of Celebrity Apprentice. The season finale was almost two weeks ago and it’s not like they reinvented the wheel or anything. Still, I do have some thoughts that I want to get down, so while I may not put out the most exhausting examination of the show, there will be something. Thanks for your patience.


Coming up: Social Video, Police Academy, Celebrity Apprentice

What’s up people? I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but he’s a quick update on some upcoming posts:

It’s been a little over a year since I wrote a post on Viddy. Seeing as how the head of the company stopped by, read it and then addressed pretty much all of my beefs with the next software update, I should have acknowledged that a lot sooner, but in case you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of dick sometimes. Well, that follow up is coming, along with a look at some of the other players in the social video arena (specifically, Tout, YouToo, Qik and Color, because they’re the ones I’ve used).

Also, by (sort of) popular demand, I’ll be writing a piece on the sociological undertones of the Police Academy movies. Yup, that’s right. Last week, The AV Club celebrated Police Academy with a series of articles. I left a detailed comment on one of the articles, which got some good feedback, and a crowd sourced idea for a post. I don’t actually own the movies, because they’re on TV all the time. In fact, here’s what a TiVo search brings up:

Police Academy On TV This Week

They’re still in heavy rotation after all these years

As you can see, with the exception of The Original and Citizens On Patrol, the entire movie series will be on premium cable this week. I’ve already set the TiVo to grab them, and I’ll swing by the library to borrow DVDs of the two that aren’t airing. I’ll watch ’em all and regurgitate something eventually.

Lastly, while writing this, I’m also live tweeting this season’s finale of The Celebrity Apprentice. I’ve been doing that all season, so I’ll be writing a post or two relating to that. Eventually.

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