This put a smile on my face. Well done Microsoft!
Meanwhile, in the Matrix…
What exactly is Apple advertising here? Have they actually used their own products?
Time to take the red pill, Apple.
I like to use SIGGRAPH as a gauge for how business is in the 3D industry.
The conclusion: things aren’t good.
There were approximately 12,000 attendees…less than half of last year in LA and the smallest turnout since 1980 in Seattle.
My first SIGGRAPH was in ‘97, which was also the best attended at nearly 50,000.
Jon Peddie Research has a nice chart with the attendance numbers…
Full article is here.
I bought a new super remote: the Nevo Q50.
What I like:
What I don’t like:
I bought the Nevo Q50 Remote, Nevo Connect, and NevoStudio Pro 2.0 software for about $550 on eBay from a merchant called “jdm-cafe.” Normally, you buy this remote from a home theater installer that will do all the programming for you…but what fun is that? I think this remote is more than a $1000 if you buy it from an installer.
I bought a voltage sensor (for my PS3) and 6 IR emitters from Remote Shoppe for about $140.
To figure out when my PS3 is powered on, I connected the voltage sensor to the power lines on a USB cable I plugged into the PS3. I learned about this technique for detecting the power state of a PS3 here.
I’m really happy with how slick this setup works. *NOW*, everything just works. Press the “PS3” button and…
And when I’m done, I press “Power Down System”…
Mmmmmmm…home theater nirvana! This makes me *really* happy. :)