Like many people I decided to try out Roku 3 Streaming Player and drop my Fios tv. One of the first issues that came up was how do I watch local channels with Roku? After days of searching I found nothing but dead ends. Some folks said to add a private Roku channel that streamed some local affiliate channel. Well, it did, and it was bad. Very low quality and the channel wasn’t local enough.
The solution of how to watch local channels with Roku is quite simple!
Living in the Pittsburgh area I really wanted to be able to watch KDKA, WTAE and WPXI. Mostly because I wanted to watch the Mentalist.
Another option was to try PlayOn, which, actually will cost you a subscription fee in order to watch local channels such as WTAE, KDKA and WPXI. My solution? Well, amazingly enough, I totally forgot that these local channels actually still broadcast over the airwaves. Right! An antenna! I need to buy an antenna. An HD antenna. This sounded expensive to me, also I reminded me of watching tv back in the 80s. Remember having to wrap foil around the antenna in order to pick up your local channels?
As it turned out, it didn’t cost me more than $12 at Walmart. I bought a cheap RCA Digital Flat Antenna ANT1050R HDTV, which plugged right into my flat panel Samsung TV. All I needed to do was tell the tv to autoscan for channels.
BAM, just like magic I was watching my local channels in HD without even needing the Roku. An believe it or not, the HD quality over the air was incredible.
Last year I decided to put together a website about consumer product reviews. The idea was simple…get an idea of what people are looking for and provide to them an honest review of what to expect with the purchase. I wanted to start out small, so I figured I would review DVD copying software.
It is amazing how many shareware, malware, spyware and real DVD software programs are out there. I thought my time would be best spend reviewing products from companies that also have an affiliate program (hey, I do this kind of stuff for fun so I’ve got to pay the bills somehow).
Many of the sites that I came across displayed claims of not even needing a DVD burner, free video players, subscription services and all sorts of other incentives. Soon after purchasing a few DVD software copying “programs” I started to run into something peculiar.
DVD Copying Software – What exactly is it?
Most of the sites were not actually giving me a program to copy DVDs at all! It became apparent that around 80% of the DVD Copy sites I had reviewed only provided e-books explaining HOW to burn and copy DVDs. While not completely useless, I felt really scammed that I could not make a backup of my director’s cut of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure DVD with the “program.” I only knew where to find the programs to do so. I guess if you are looking for an e-book to copy DVD programs, then go right ahead, but seriously…who really is looking for a stupid e-book when you only want to copy a DVD?
With price tags ranging from 19 to 49 dollars be sure to check the fine print which always seemed to be listed in the FAQ. Tip: E-book DVD Copying Sites usually have really crazy flash animated headers.
If you want my opinion, stick to the department stores that actually sell DVD copying software in a box. There is a good chance that the product is not an e-book. Related Product Links:
123 Copy DVD – Really great tool to copy streams, blue rays and other things to DVD
I’m sure you have plenty of reasons to mass unfollow people, but don’t forget that Twitter does have its own set of guidelines of automation. Although Twitter says that they don’t have an upper bound on follow/unfollow actions permitted, however they disallow bulk, automated, and aggressive follow/unfollow behavior.
Finally, how to unfollow all on Twitter – The script
So the script is from JamieMason called unfollow.js. What you need to do to get it to work is this:
Go to https://twitter.com/following
Keep scrolling to the bottom until all of your followers are loaded.
Or atleast it appears to have hired Radio Shack to design their latest MacBook. I mean, come on…what is the deal with that chicklet looking keyboard? All of you Mac freaks who just drool over every design that Apple ever releases are in complete denial or on drugs if you think the new MacBook is cutting edge.
I guess this proves that yes, even Mac, the computer that is supposed to be more creative than the PC can come up with the Edsel, Pontiac Aztek or Ford Fusion. Remember the toilet seat MacBook?
Is the Macbook just a nod to retro design?
Ok, so what about my claim of Apple hiring Radio Shack? Well take a look at the following picture. Yes, kinda looks like one of those photos you’ve probably seen in an out-dated college textbook on information technology. This is actually the Radio Shack TRS-80 computer from the early 1980’s. Nice keyboard design. Those things were so cheap to manufacture because they didn’t need to spend money on springs and other mechanics in those keyboards. )I remember Tandy nerds whining and complaining that their chubby fingers were having difficulty typing their online D&D character names on the little keys.) Tandy soon jumped back to regular sized keys with the CoCo II and CoCo III.
One can draw a conclusion with this new Apple design…they are losing money and getting a sinking feeling in their stomachs, worried that Microsoft’s and Dell’s portable mp3 players will eat up their market share…heck who knows what the next Ipod will look like. If the new MacBook’s keyboard is any indication, I’m willing to bet the next iPod will come complete with wireless headphones and a mullet.
This is some really cool stuff…actual patents that related specifically with weather modification. Patent #4686605, Method and apparatus for altering a region in the earth’s atmosphere is an invention by Bernard J. Eastlund in 1985…just over 20 years ago.
Another interesting patent, which is related to the “Russian Woodpecker” is patent # 4999637, Creation of artificial ionization clouds above the earth. This is some crazy stuff. To say that Global Warming isn’t made made makes you wonder how false that statement is! These patents are enough to make you think twice about the causes of global warming 🙂
Continuing with my posts about caring for guinea pigs, I wanted to talk a little about where guinea pigs sleep. Yeah, they sleep, in your house, but where in particular should they sleep? I suggest getting a nice cage for them with plenty of wiggle room, a little igloo-like house and a thing called a fleece forest.
I mean, seriously, check out this fleece forest. Kinda reminds me of those beads back in the 70’s. I want a full-sized fleece forest for my house.
For more guinea pig supplies and cool places for your guinea pig to sleep, check out guineapigcages.com.
Continuing my posts about taking care of guinea pigs, I wanted to bring up the issue of what NOT to feed guinea pigs. Mostly, answer the question of what foods are poisonous to guinea pig?.
It is very important to avoid some foods with guinea pigs. After caring for ours, I found that there are many sites out there that says in one hand, this food is poison for guinea pigs, then on the other hand another site says that the food is ok, and won’t kill your guinea pigs. Well, I’ve decide to compile a list of foods to avoid giving your guinea pig:
Apple – Seeds are poison!
Asparagus – gives the guinea pigs bad gas
Bananas and beets – causes constipation
Cabbage – bad gas
Celery – Chocking hazard for guinea pigs!
So, this lists of course is an abbreviated list, so I suggest doing more research on the topic and also check out HappyCavy.com’s list of what can guinea pigs eat.
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Today I am experimenting with the dictating a blog post, WordPress in particular, using the voice control of my android phone. To show how good the transcription is I will not make any changes to the blog post. I will only post what I actually was dictated and transcribe for me speaking to my phone. I’m quite impressed with the quality of the transcription of the Android device, space it does seem to be a little more accurate than the Apple iPhone.
You may be wondering why I asked how to take care of guinea pigs? Well I came home one day and there were two guinea pigs at my house. My wife had surprised my daughter (and me) by getting her guinea pigs as gifts. But how do you take care of a guinea pigs? What did anything to eat. What do guinea pigs not eat?
These are many questions that are on the mind of people who are you taking care of guinea pigs. So rather than being a totally informative blog post. I decided to break this topic into multiple posts and use it as an experiment to get listed in Bing.com for topics related to taking care of guinea pigs.
So I will leave this as an introduction of how to take care guinea pigs and the following topics:
Stay tuned because my next post will actually be about how to take care of your guinea pig but those different topics I mentioned above. Also I will take a look at my stats in Bing.com and hopefully in Google search results too.