“If you are seeing This, The Digital Transition has Passed you By”

13 06 2009

I had a nice evening, I turned on the TV and waited. I watched Channel 10 show a warning about the digital revolution, and waited. Aproximately 11:57, channel 4 was gone, by 12:00 10 and channel 6 were gone.

Channel 6 is telling us how to use the digital converter box, and I’m smiling. I watched channel 10 go from tv, to black, to static. I watched channel¬†6 go from the end of Seinfield to this converter alert system. It even conveniently had a timer at the top of the screen counting down. I counted down with it. ¬†(“If you are seeing this message, your tv is not ready for the digital transition”… random stuff… “IF you are seeing this message, then your tv is not ready for the digital transition.”

I want to tape this, just for posterity. So the kids can watch this and go “Hey, this is cool. This is what they were talking about when they did when the TV went digital.”

I wonder when they’re going to do it for the radio.

Oh now I get to listen to it in hablo espanol. ayayay!





A thought before heading to work…

16 02 2009

I am, right at this very minute, from the sale price of my laptop I am 70 dollars and 17 cents away from my laptop.

Here’s the specs according to Microcenter.com:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0304256

For a computer of that price, it’s all kinds of awesome! (I like how it has expandable memory slots up to 4 gig!) and it’s all shiny and chrome-looking. Although it’s not as much when I saw it in the store. I’m going to keep it in mind though when I do order it. I’m so excited.

No really, I am.

I’ll be able to do NaNoWriMo on a laptop this year, and not in pen and transcribe (Although I will do that at work, they don’t seem to care when I’m writing, they do however, mind if I read between calls. What can I say? It doesn’t make sense to me either!)

I’m close to using wifi hotspots to check on things, and going places with my laptop. WOOT! it’s awesome!

I’m so close to that!

TTYL I’ve got to get to work.