What A Fool – The Bicycles

This song is from the record Oh No, It’s Love which came out this month. I don’t think it’s gonna make my top 10 best records from this year but I am digging it. It’s just a fun one.

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24 years later and we have another hero from the Flutie family.

BC beat Maryland today and will advance to the ACC Championship.

The highlight of the game was this field goal fake and touchdown pass by Billy Flutie who happens to be Doug Flutie’s nephew. Doug threw the famous “Hail Mary” in 1984 against Miami.

(for those of you that might not know, Lauren and I met at BC)

The other G1

I’ve blogged & tweeted a bunch about the Tmobile G1 powered by Android.

My dad just picked up a different G1. It’s the new Panasonic DMC G1. My brother has a link on his blog of a review of this new camera.

It takes great photos. Here’s my dog Jackson. Shot in low light, ISO 400.

For the past year, I’ve been using three cameras. For serious photography, I use my Canon EOS 40D. For everything else I use the iPhone. I still have a compact Canon SD800is that I use from time to time. Especially when I’m on the run and I know I’m going to need a flash. Lauren uses it more than me at this point.

The Panasonic G1 won’t replace my 40d and it’s too big for every day use.

At least for me. 

But it’s still a fine camera if you don’t want a big DSLR. My dad really likes it and he’s a big time shutterbug.

It also comes with a big, beautiful flip out LCD.

My favorite laptop computer ever

We used to use desktop computers at our house. Now we all have laptops. The “study” in our house is just another room where we can read, work or play. but the computer is no longer tethered to that room.

The same thing is true at my office at Spark. I don’t have a desktop computer there either. I have a laptop connected to a large monitor.

I keep all the important data I need on that laptop and the rest of it is in the cloud – either backed up (jungledisk) or syncd (still issues but we’ve come a long way).

For years, I’ve used the 15" PowerBook and then MacBook Pro. It had everything i needed. But as I started traveling more and more the weight just got me down.

That led me to buy the first MacBook Air when it came out earlier this year. It’s super light and gorgeous. It became my main computer but very quickly I realized that it didn’t work for me. It felt underpowered, couldn’t swap the battery, the single oddly layed out USB port was a drag and the first model maxed out at 2 gigs of RAM. 

I was thinking about going back to my old MacBook Pro and dumping the MacBook Air and getting a low cost netbook. My friend Dave Winer has been on the leading edge of netbooks for some time now. There is something very appealing about those devices. They are inexpensive, the battery lasts a long time and they are small & light.

I tried out an Eee PC in a store the other day. But I couldn’t see myself getting one as they are currently configured. Michael Arrington lists three problem with netbooks on his post today. I agree with them – poor screen, challenging keyboard and little horsepower. There is another issue at least for me and that is the software. Running Windows XP isn’t something I want to do.

So whats the answer for me? I recently picked up the latest 13" aluminum MacBook. 

It’s the best laptop I ever owned. And I use it for everything.

We bounced around ideas on what the future of TV should look like,” Mr. Avner wrote on Boxee’s company blog a few months ago. “What a truly connected experience means? How people will share? How would they interact? How would they discover content? What is the role of the Web? What kinds of apps people will run on their TV? We drank beer. We smoked. We dug deep. We called it Boxee.