Every now and then on my blog, I like to take a minute to give back to my faithful readers. To enlighten o ye of little technological know how. Today is one of those days. I can’t recall blogging about this before (and forgive me if I repeat myself), but today’s topic is on the wonders of free online video. I’m not talking about that bastion of anti-copyrightness that is YouTube. No, I’m talking about a site where you can go and watch television shows and movies for free. Legally. What’s the catch? Well, there’s a fifteen or thirty second

American Idol

Okay. I admit it. I’ve been watching this season. That’s right–after a two year hiatus, I skipped the awful first rounds and started watching once they were actually phone elimination rounds. Hey–with all the snow we’ve been getting, I had to start doing something to pass time. Especially since I’ve been working on stamping, addressing and sealing 1,000 newsletters. Got to keep the mind moving somehow. And this year, I’ve been enjoying the performances for the most part. Very glad that Danny kid left last week. Think that Kristy girl should go. Eight Days a Week sung as a Country


I’m not going to post tomorrow.  I know you’re all just crushed about it, but that’s just too bad.  I’m going to be up in the mountains, and I won’t have internet.  Sorry. You know what?  I’ve now seen the season finale of Lost, and I’m not angry at the show.  It was an incredible episode–one for the ages.  I’m not going to give away any spoilers–because I hate that–but just do yourself a favor and watch Lost.  True, there are times now and then when one episode isn’t quite as good as others, but overall, it’s incredible television.  And

Lost Tonight!

I don’t know about all of you, but I’m really excited for tonight’s season finale of Lost.  This probably indicates something about my psyche–as in, I’m a glutton for punishment.  I’m almost convinced that at the end of the episode, I will be in anguish because I won’t be able to find out what happens for another . . . eight months or something.  I know the show’s has its haters, but I’ve loved this season, and I’ve found it to be so intriguing and well done . . .  Anyway–we’ll see how I feel after the episode. Oh–and I’ve


So this morning I read in Newsweek about Joost, this new program for watching TV over the internet.  Think YouTube, except with programs that are all approved by the copyright holders.  It’s in a beta invite-only stage, but I kindly asked someone for an invitation, and I have since signed up.  It’s pretty interesting.  The quality seems to be quite a bit better than what I’ve seen on YouTube, and there certainly are a lot of “channels” to choose from–although it seems some of the channels don’t have a lot of content on them just yet.  Still, there’s Transformers and