Carbonite Pop Up Ad WTH

Carbonite pop up ad
Carbonite pop up ad

What the heck Carbonite! When did Carbonite think it was a good idea to start putting pop up ads on people computers who are paying for a service already! I got your stupid email already and I didn’t want it so I didn’t sign up for this service, but now you are putting pop ups on my system. This kind of think will make people jump ship from your service real fast.

Yes I like the service and I understand you want to tell people you have other levels of service but it goes back to the days of adware and scams like that to start this crap. I was ok with the emails once in a while saying you have other services and I listen to the ads on TWiT.TV but I don’t want crap popping up on my computer.

Please stop those ads, and thanks for the service I do have I like how well it works and want to stay in my current plan!

CES 2012 Pre-Thoughts

CES is coming for 2012 and I like to see what comes from the show. Last year it was all about 3D TVs and Android Tablets. This year it looks like tablets and apps on TVs will be some of the big things. I’m sure they will have more 3D TV but some without glasses but I don’t care because I can’t see the 3D.

Android Tablets were big last year but the ones that did come out in 2011 were flops and the main reason was that they were trying to do the old computer trick of having spec wars and charging too much. The iPad dose so good because it is not that expensive and is somewhat of a good device that has a sexy or prestige factor that the Android tablets lack because of marketing by Apple.

If they can make new tablets with Android 4.0 that are good specs and don’t cost over $500-600 then they may work out but if they want to sell lots they need to have it be good spec, Android 4.0 and cost less than $350.

As for the TVs with apps, it looks like they will be running Google TV aka Android TV, but the mistake that the companies are going to make is putting skins on them, they need to look and feel the same. Also Google and the TV companies will need to make deals to get the content producers to make apps to put their content on the system.

With Microsoft also pulling out I don’t see much coming from them, probably some new looks at Windows 8 and a recap of the new video options on Xbox 360. And I’m sure Sony and Nintendo will save most of their big things for games for E3 were I’m sure Microsoft will still have a big setup to pimp there Xbox stuff.

This year I will probably keep looking over some of the blog sites, and check out Twit.tv they have the most raw unorganized look from the floor as if you were there. CNet has some good stuff but it is more organized and almost too setup only with big names.

First Blogging / Podcasting Month Post

So this is my first post for blogging month. It can also be podcasting month too and I plan on doing that also because I am trying to grow both of those. So I am going to give an overview of some of the things I have been thinking to cover.

On the blog I will be talking about some of my experiences with playing with new Linux distributions. I have also just setup Google+ on my domain since that came out a few days ago so ill have some posts about the experiences with it. Also I am trying to use Google Docs to work out my posts before I put them in WordPress on my site so will see how that goes for typing things up over using Word.

On the podcast I will be talking about some of my designer to do a podcast or show. There will be coverage of some of the tech news stories, and what I think of them. I finally will work to expand some of my thoughts about technology and how we are using it right and how we are missing out on other things.

These are just a general listing of things I want to try and work out, if I can get something that works out good I may turn it into a regular show. Also the blog will probably get some more focus.

And to close typing this out in Google Docs has worked out not too bad, will see what else I can do with it.

Also if you noticed it was late L had it written up, just didn’t post it yet hehe. 10 min shot.

Webluke Cast 4 – CES 2011 #2

More talk about CES 2011 and the stuff that I have seen covered from the show. I also talk over the gdgt email list of new stuff from the show. Also some talk about Twit.TV and Hak5’s findings. Checkout links below and as always help support the show from the Support & Savings link above.

GDGT Latest Finds

CES 2011 – Customizable gaming – Hak5 Video

http://www.rudegameware.com

Twit.TV Live

Webluke Cast 3 – CES 2011 #1

Back again with the Webluke Cast as part of the change from a list of news to a topic show this is my thoughts of CES 2011 so far as of Friday the 7th 2011 at 1:00 AM MST. I cover what I see as big including Android tablets, 3D TVs, applications for TVs, and so on.

More CES 2011 in a few days so look for that Webluke Cast soon. As always support the show and website by going to the Savings & Support link to get some deals and keep me going 😀

Webluke Cast 2

Google, Black Ops, Power-Hook, and more in Episode 2 of the Webluke Cast. Better recording then last week so check out the stories below and download the podcast.

Samsung Galaxy Tab
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20022611-1.html

Hulu Revenue
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A95C820101110

Color Comes to E Ink
http://www.pcworld.com/article/210248/color_comes_to_e_ink_lg_electronicpaper_displays.html

Amazon Increases Kindle Royalties to Publishers
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/technology/09kindle.html

Google Instant Previews
http://www.pcworld.com/article/210198/google_instant_previews_a_handson_tour.html

Google Gives Free Wi-Fi For Holidays
http://feeds.informationweek.com/click.phdo?i%3D1f6cfb07b1d055420ec02caade1654b4

Android Phone Solves Rubik’s Cube In 12.5 Seconds
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/11/11/2115235/Android-Phone-Solves-Rubiks-Cube-In-125-Seconds

Military Uses ‘Bat-Hook’ To Tap Power From Lines
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/11/11/1720219/Military-Uses-Bat-Hook-To-Tap-Power-From-Lines

Battlefield Play4Free
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id%3D273899

Call of Duty: Black Ops
http://reviews.cnet.com/Call_of_Duty_Black_Ops_Xbox_360/4514-11457_7-33657494.html?part%3Dcnet%26subj%3DCall%2Bof%2BDuty%253A%2BBlack%2BOps%2B(Xbox%2B360

GRC Domain Name Speed Benchmark
http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

Savings & Support
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Webluke Cast 0 – Ready for Launch

Podcast or podcasting icon
This is a test Podcast of the Webluke Podcast episode 0. Basically its my explanation of what I want the podcast to be and some thoughts on how it will play out. In a few days or so I will be doing a full on show and have news and such to bring every thing to life.

There are some edits where I would cough or say umm too much but all things that are done with audio. So check this out if you want to I will be adding a Podcast Feed soon so look for that, and to support what I am doing here click on Savings & Support and help me out, below will be a way to also send me a Amazon.com gift card if you want to help out that way.

Please comment on the show and add any thing you may think that would help things out.

PS: I do know I will need some kind of intro music and exit music it just kind of pops in there 😀


Guide to TWiT Live @CES

twit live logo cesWell I have been following the TWiT Live @CES coverage so far and have been enjoying it, and am excited to see what comes out this weekend. After not seeing many updates tonight and reading people not spending 2 minus to look for some of the TWiT pages I though to make a short guide to there coverage. So here is a list of links to help you find more content.

Main Website: http://www.twit.tv/ces
*Live Video: http://live.twit.tv/
*Posterous Blog: http://twitlive.posterous.com/
TWiT Wiki: http://wiki.twit.tv/wiki/TWiT_Live_@CES
TWiT YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/twit
Leo Laporte Qik: http://qik.com/twit
*Dr. Kiki Qik: http://qik.com/drkiki
InsideTWiT YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/InsideTWiT
TWiT Twitter: http://twitter.com/twit
Leo Twitter: http://twitter.com/LeoLaporte/
Kiki Twitter: http://twitter.com/drkiki
Dane Twitter: http://twitter.com/danegolden
Colleen Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalkitty/
Colleen Qik: http://qik.com/digitalkitty
Tony Video Editor Qik: http://qik.com/hotmilkgt
Tony Twitter: http://twitter.com/tonywang/

* Are main sites for good info.

These are just a few I found if you know of others leave a comment or email me at “webluke @ webluke . net” with the subject “TWiT CES Link” and I can add any you know of. To TWiT crew you doing a great job keep it coming 😀

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