Friday, June 22, 2007

Addams Groove Friday!

Via Dave.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

AppleTV Revisited

There've been a lot of AppleTV haters floating around recently. I totally understand and acknowledge that the device is a bit ahead of its time, but after spending many hours with mine, I'm extremely impressed overall.

Let's start with what's annoying about it:

1) Lack of HD content on the iTunes store. Aside from some HD podcasts, you're pretty much out of luck. I understand the bandwidth issues involved with HD content, but I could at least see them dipping their toes in the water with some TV shows.

2) Tiny hard drive. This has already been remedied (after I bought mine of course). Curse you, Steve.

Now let's talk about why it rocks:

1) It's wireless. To watch my Mac's media content on my TV in the past, I had a horrible array of cords and switches that had to be flipped. Now it just magically works.

2) It's amazing for photo slideshows. We bust these out at least once a week when people come over and want to see the latest kid photos. Beats gathering around the computer.

3) It's an incredible jukebox. We can stream our whole music collection to the home stereo, and see beautiful album art/track information on the screen. Great for parties or just hanging around.

4) iTunes movies look pretty good on it. Handbrake-encoded stuff looks even better. I'm not sure if it's doing some upscaling or what, but it's pretty impressive (at least to me).

5) It's the ultimate podcast viewer. If you watch a lot of video podcasts, it doesn't get much better than this, though it makes you angry that more shows aren't available in hi-res formats.

6) You can watch the latest movie trailers on it in very high quality. It's a lazy man's paradise.

7) As of today, it has YouTube integration. And as you'd expect from Apple, it's fantastic.

CNN Piece

Check out CNN's video piece on Gina and Ning.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pumpkin Therapy

Gold. I think this is like circa 1994 (ish)?

Saturday, June 16, 2007

There's Ning in My Facebook

While they've made it sound a bit more complicated/scary than it is, TechCrunch has the scoop on tonight's release.

UPDATE: Marc has a great post about the new release.

Catching Up

I've been a bit slow on posting some recent photos (for reasons that'll become clear tomorrow morning). Here's an album from our camping trip last weekend, and here are some pics from Owen's preschool graduation yesterday.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Lunch 2.0 Recap

Lunch 2.0 at Ning
A little video from our event yesterday.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Lunch 2.0 at Ning

If you're near the Palo Alto, CA area next week, you're invited to have lunch at Ning HQ. Here's some info about the event.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Deconstructing Kyle

I have a new blog post up on the Ning blog about the rationale behind turning House of Kyle into a social network (as well as a brief site history). If you've arrived here because of that post, consider your mind blown.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ms. Jones

Some songs from our friend Amy's new official site.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Marc's Blog Debuts

At Ning HQ, a number of us have personal sites/blogs, but the latest addition to the mix might be worth a peek. Just a hunch :)

Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Big Oh One


Wilbur turned one yesterday, and as you can see from the clip above, he enjoyed his birthday cake. Here's a gallery of photos from his first year, as well as some shots from the party.