Engadget has posted a detailed account of their experience of getting their Zune up and running on a Windows XP MCE PC. To be fair they did install this on something less than average. They installed again on a more typical PC without any issues (mentioned but not exactly prominently). I'm excited by this since I was excited by the interface walk through posted at Engadget. It's not an iPod killer, yet, but could definitely be the closest to giving Apple a run for it's money.
Givin you the hizzy - D at 9:04 PM
Paul Anka released an awesome CD last year titled "Rock Swings". If you're into Paul Anka I'm sure the album was enjoyable on it's own. I picked it up because it was a hilarious album full of 80's and 90's songs covered in the Jazz/Swing/Old-School-Frank-Sinatra-Night-Club-Swank style music. Songs like "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Eye Of The Tiger" and "Jump" are pretty funny. At any rate, Paul Young released his own version of this style, using the same title no less, but the result was much less bland. The selection of songs covered was spread out over a wider time period but the actual performance was much more bland and the songs selected were less remarkable. I'm sure there's a story here since the identical titles can't be a coincidence but I'm not too interested at this point.
Givin you the hizzy - D at 8:53 PM
I'm not one to hate Microsoft. I think they dominate the world computing market because they have played the game of "Corporation" better than everyone else. With that said I've seen a walk through of their new Zune player here and must say that I think this things has a chance of catching on. Besides, having used a hand held device to watch long bits of video on a plane, among other places, I think this (image above) is the coolest accessory;something that the iPod could use.
Here are more.
Givin you the hizzy - D at 7:42 AM
Again: I grew up in the Bay Area (did I say that?). I've been to a few baseball stadiums in my time and I just don't see the complaints about the Oakland Alameda Coliseum. Yeah, it's not very nice compared to a brand new stadium, revenue has to be shared, etc. But compare it to the old Cleveland Indians Municipal stadium or Candlestick Park. The Coliseum has a lot going for it but all good things... The A's will be moving.
Givin you the hizzy - D at 7:52 AM
Being from the Bay Area originally, being in high school the last time the Warriors were any good and always having an opinion on loudmouth schnooks I thought I'd post this link here. This is especially nice since the LMS is trying to rip off Nellie.
Givin you the hizzy - D at 7:47 AM