Archive for December 2005

The Possibility of Escape

The Possibility of Escape

TiVo Green Screen of Death


Tivo Green Screen of Death
Originally uploaded by mdoeff.

Well I can’t say I’ve ever seen the TiVo green screen of death before (which I suppose is a really good thing and speaks to the stability of their system as I’ve been using it for five years), but here it is for the rest of you who’ve never seen it.

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February 2006 Photoblog

My photoblog is where I keep my top rated photos that I take as voted on at Flickr. To see my complete portfolio please visit my Flickr site.

If you click on any photo it will take you to my Flickr page for the photo where you can select all sizes and download a high res version for your pleasure.

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I Wish You'd Been With Me When I Took This Photograph
I Wish You’d Been With Me When I Took This Photograph

I Think of Her Often and Hope Whoever She's Met Will be Fully Aware of How Precious She Is
I Think of Her Often and Hope Whoever She’s Met Will be Fully Aware of How Precious She Is

I Want to Run and Tell You the Thoughts That Are in My Head, But I Don't Think You'd Believe a Single World I Said
I Want to Run and Tell You the Thoughts That Are in My Head, But I Don’t Think You’d Believe a Single World I Said

Blinded by the Light
Blinded by the Light

Where Troubles Melt Like Lemondrops
Where Troubles Melt Like Lemondrops

Buy the Sky and Sell the Sky
Buy the Sky and Sell the Sky

Circles
Circles

Winding
Winding

Genius Bar
Genius Bar

As Lost as the Sky is High
As Lost as the Sky is High

My Love She Speaks Like Silence
My Love She Speaks Like Silence

It's Something that Comes and Goes

The Wasteland of the Free

Ode to My Little Angel, Angelo Rizzuto
Ode to My Little Angel, Angelo Rizzuto

The Signal's Lost We Both Agree, Hopeless Sense of Isolation, So Very Clear to See
The Signal’s Lost We Both Agree, Hopeless Sense of Isolation, So Very Clear to See

Winding
Winding

Safeway
Safeway

In the Million Insect Storm, the Constellations Form
In the Million Insect Storm, the Constellations Form

Red on Yellow
Red on Yellow

We Always Did Feel the Same, We Just Saw it From a Different Point of View
We Always Did Feel the Same, We Just Saw it From a Different Point of View

Waiting for an Invitation
Waiting for an Invitation

Alone
Alone

Striving for Compromise Where Conflict No Longer Existed
Striving for Compromise Where Conflict No Longer Existed

I Thought That The World Had Lost Its Sway, And Then I Fell in Love With You
I Thought That The World Had Lost Its Sway, And Then I Fell in Love With You

Another Mirage Folds Into the Haze of Time Recalled
Another Mirage Folds Into the Haze of Time Recalled

Night Sky
Night Sky

Early One Morning The Sun Was Shining I Was Laying in Bed, Wond'rin' if She'd Changed at All if Her Hair Was Still Red
Early One Mornign The Sun Was Shining I
Was Laying in Bed, Wond’rin’ if She’d Changed at All if Her Hair Was Still Red

Forget the Dead You've Left, They Will Not Follow You
Forget the Dead You’ve Left, They Will Not Follow You

Emeryville Revisited
Emeryville Revisited

To Feel the World
To Feel the World

Hot Hot Chocolate
Hot, Hot Chocolate

Baby, Push a Little Harder Cuz You Got Me on the Brink
Baby, Push a Little Harder Cuz You Got Me on the Brink

Into the Fog
Into the Fog

Look to the Sky My Love and Think of Me
Look to the Sky My Love and Think of Me

Cable Car in the Rain
Cable Car in the Rain

721
721

I've Been Up for 24 Hours
I’ve Been Up for 24 Hours

Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog January 2006
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog December 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog November 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog October 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog September 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog August 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog July 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog June 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog May 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog April 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog March 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog February 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog January 2005
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog December 2004
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog November 2004
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog October 2004
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog September 2004
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog August 2004
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photoblog July 2004


http://thomashawk.com/2005/04/remixing-warhol-ron-english-son-of-pop.html”>Remixing Warhol, Ron English, Son of Pop photographed June 2, 2005

Photoblogging Disneyland, 99 Interpretations of the Happiest Place on Earth photographed May 28 and 29, 2005
Citizen Media Party photographed May 13, 2005
A Night on the Town, photographed May 13, 2005
Flowers of the City, photographed April 30, 2005
I Am Robot, Hear Me Roar, photographed March 26, 2005
Reflections on Manhattan, photographed October 15th – 17th, 2004

See my photos at Flickr here.

Dave Zatz’s 2005 Wrap Up, 2006 Preview

Zatz Not Funny… Blog Archive — 2005 Reviewed, 2006 Previewed “Two media devices, both sexy, did impress me in 2005: Sony’s PSP and the Sling Box. I’m not much of a gamer, but the world has never seen this sort of graphical power and luscious display in such a compact form factor. Combine that with WiFi and a low $250 price point — the PSP’s a winner.”

“On a personal note, TiVo’s stand-alone dual tuner HD DVR is overdue in my living room… will I get some love in 2006?”

Two Figures, Car and Parking Meter

Two Figures, Car and Parking Meter

The Fortune 500 Blogging Index

By Davis Freeberg

Chris Anderson and Ross Mayfield have embarked on a project to create a definitive list of all Fortune 500 companies that maintain an active blog. Interestingly enough it appears that despite the popularity of blogging, only 4% of Fortune 500 companies maintain a blog. Corporate blogging can have it’s advantages as well as disadvantages, but as the internet changes the way that information is processed, keeping open communication with the public will take on an increasingly important role. At some point they are hoping to incorporate stock quotes with their list of corporate bloggers in order to track the performance of these companies. It will be interesting to see if these companies end up outperforming their peers.

In addition to tracking Fortune 500 bloggers, they have also opened a Wiki that lists all Corporate blogs on the internet. This is a work in progress, but is a good place to find out what insiders are saying about their products and services. While it’s not much of a surprise, Microsoft has the most bloggers on this list. I’m glad that Microsoft has done such a great job of fostering an open and honest dialogue with their customers and hope that as blogging continues to catch on, more companies will encourage their employees to participate in the conversation.

What Kids Reveal Online

Adobe Outfoxed by Free PDF Reader

By Davis Freeberg

I was reading Scott Hanselman’s Computer Zen blog this morning and came across a posting where he has sworn off Adobe Acrobat for good. His frustration is due to Acrobat crashing his computers too often. I’ve noticed that Adobe crashes all the time on my home and work PC as well, but did not realize that there was a firefox alternative to the software. In addition to being more stable the Adobe, The Foxit reader allows you to type on any pdf document. This means that if someone didn’t take the time to set up the Adobe form fields that you can still fill in a document prior to printing. This is a very cool feature for those of us who use a lot of .pdf files.

The program is being distributed free of charge by the Foxit Software company for non commercial use, but they do charge a licensing fee if you want to use this for a business. Foxit Software is a small business based out of San Jose that was formerly known as Midasoft.

More Shaky Legal Ground for the RIAA

Techdirt:RIAA Accused Of Coaching 15-Year-Old Witness In File Sharing Suit More problems with RIAA’s stormtrooper tactics.

Davis Freeberg’s Site of the Week

colorblind What Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection might look like to the colorblind.

This week’s winner of the site of the week contest was the Colorblind Web Page Filter. This is a neat page that allows normal people to be able to experience what it’s like to be colorblind. I’ve been red/green colorblind my whole life and when people find out they always ask me what it’s like. It’s hard to explain because I don’t stop seeing color like most people assume. My brain merely replaces these colors with substitutes. What’s interesting about being color blind is that color becomes dependent upon it’s surroundings. If I see green leaves in a forest, it appears brown to me, but if you take that same green on an open grassy field, then it looks more orange. It doesn’t stop becoming beautiful, merely a different reality. It’s nice that someone took the time to write this page and it’s cool to be able to show people what it’s like instead of having to try and paint a mental picture for them. For those of you who want to get a better sense of what I can see and not see, I’d recommend comparing Tom’s photoblog through the filter. This gives you a better sense of what colors are there and what is missing then just looking at normal web pages.

If anyone has a site or a blog that they would like to suggest, please send it to Davis *at* thomashawk.com This week’s site nominations are as follows:

Hollywood Stock Exchange

Comics.com

The Death Psychic