Monday, March 06, 2006

TiVo = software provider?

Looks like they're still traveling further down the software path according to this bit from Engadget:
TiVo's next act: software only?:
In recent comments to analysts, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers said that he envisions much of the company's future growth as coming from partnerships with cable operators. 'We're a total software upgrade when you think of the cable side of our business. The more that are out there, the more we have an opportunity to roll out to, the more we have the ability for cable subscribers to become TiVo subscribers.' While risky, the strategy might be TiVo's best bet to stay alive in the industry it helped create, given that many cable operators are already providing DVR service using boxes and software provided by companies such as Scientific Atlanta.

Again, this is what I said a while ago... and apparently I was not the only one to notice it.

The problem still remains convincing potential users that the TiVo interface is worth the extra money. Having seen what's available from the cable company, I would say that it is definitely a better solution.

But then, I already have a TiVo that I use every day.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

From Digg: "Alarm Clock - Snooze Button + 4 Piece Puzzle Puzzle = Awake"

The purpose of this entry is two-fold. Firstly, I'm testing the ability to blog items directly from the Digg website. Secondly, because there are days when SigO could really use something like this. >snort<
This mild challenge apparently will wake you up. So, for the snooze button kings, this is for you.

read more | digg story

Well it looks like it takes a bit more work to make it pretty directly from Digg, but it's a good start.

I just need to work on my rudimentary HTML...

Keano! Fergie Still Loves You

According to the BBC, there are no hard feelings from Sir Alex after four months away from Old Trafford for Keano:
Ferguson tips Keane for greatness: Sir Alex Ferguson says Roy Keane will go on to make a fantastic manager.
The love fest continues in the article.

So does this mean that the problem was that Keano couldn't keep his mouth shut when he was unhappy with other players and overstepped his bounds? Or does it mean that Sir Alex was just ticked off that he didn't get in the first public tirade?

Whatever anger or resentment the leaked interview-that-wasn't caused between Keano and the manager, it sure lit a fire under the rest of the players.

And they needed it!