Month: April 2007

Joost TV

Hi there, just wanted to let y’all know that Joost is the future of TV. It is how you will consume programming in the days to come. It is where you will get your kicks. It is what you will fall asleep to, eat dinner over, discuss with friends, and wonder how you ever survived without. From the makers of Kazaa and Skype (who must have a serious jonesing for making things free), Joost is full-screen, interactive streaming tv over P2P that doesn’t suck. I’ve seen these services come and go, and Joost succeeds where they’ve failed. If you think it’s like Democracy Player, you’re wrong. That one’s slow, bittorrent-based, and not very TV-like in all honesty. It’s not RealPlayer Gold either, but that’s not even worth mentioning. Joost feels like TV and plays like TV. You don’t even notice it buffering, maybe because it serves up commercials periodically. And it looks as good as real TV, even across my 24″ LCD. It uses an H.264 codec, which is the best choice they could have …

24-inch iMac, at last, at last

With reference to 24-inch iMac, at last, it took half a year, but the shininess of huge new Macs don’t fade until their screens do. My iBook, 3 years old now, has a screen so dim it’s like a DS Phat’s or worse. In contrast (hur hur), this new desktop has been running on the lowest brightness setting since last night, and still it’s brighter than a DS Lite on maximum brightness.

The pain of franchise lock-out

Command & Command 3: Tiberium Stars [cNet Crave] I think my head is about to explode from jealousy towards all the people able to play C&C 3. Grace Park and Tricia Helfer from the new Battlestar Galactica are in it! Along with Michael Ironside, and BILLY DEE WILLIAMS. OMGWTF. Whoever put this nerdcore cast together is just a genius. I think my Xbox360 rash just flared up again.