Well, it was cold here today - brrr... - but not as cold in Green Bay or Foxboro, where neither of the teams I was rooting for won. So be it. At least Shirley's chili was delicious :) Meanwhile I also spent the day wrapped around the axle on a coding project, dug a big hole, filled it, and have now declared failure. Sigh.
In the course of reactivating hotlink redirection (!), I found the picture at right of the world's tallest building being erected in Dubai. You really have to click through to enlarge; this is an amazing structure! It dwarfs the surrounding buildings, which are also huge and brand new. Looks like something from a science fiction movie.
About a year ago I bought an AppleTV; at the time I was pretty excited about being able to watch movies I had already downloaded (from "somewhere"), and less excited about being able to buy movies from the iTunes store. In the intervening year I have used it some - mostly as a music server for parties - but that original vision of being able to watch downloaded movies wasn't realized. However now that I've found Visual Hub, I'm happily using it as I originally intended. The other night Shirley and I watched A Good Year (which is a good movie, by the way, featuring Russell Crowe, a beautiful vineyard in Provence, and the wonderful Marion Cotillard). I'm happily transcoding all my movies from MPEG4 (Divx/Xvid/whatever) to Quicktime (H.264). More downloading / watching will ensue, I am sure...
And some good news: Slipstream scores Giro invite. Excellent. Let's hope they get invited to the Tour and the Vuelta also; that would give us a U.S. Pro team to root for this summer! Go Argyle...