This is nuts:
Here’s an interesting initiative:
Its a drive to inform EU policy makers about copyright issues, and why they shouldn’t sell out to the lobbying efforts of copyright clearinghouses.
Apple’s Siri is so yesterday.
Remember Wildfire? I sure do. I worked there for a bit, way back in 2000. Yes, over ten years ago.
Apple is a marketing company now. Too bad.
Folks, if you have a moment, read up on the concept of "a rebuttable presumption of equal and shared parenting".
It is the policy in about a half a dozen states, and I believe it should become a federal mandate based on the civil rights of both children and parents. What it means is that if parents split up, the default legal situation is that both parents have equal rights, equal access, and equal responsibility, and have to argue against that rather than for it.
Parents should not be able to kidnap their children from the other parent. Its just wrong.
After not sleeping well last night (again), I left work this evening looking forward to coming home and watching a few more stress free Gilligan’s Island episodes, only to find that my Roku was not able to connect to Amazon Instant Video. ARGH!
So much for some ridiculous antics with Gilligan, the skipper too, the millionnaire, and his wife, the movie star, and the rest, there on Gilligan’s Isle.
I’m watching the first season, which was apparently in black and white - hopefully it went color at some later point, because that’s how I remember it! ;-) I also thought instead of “and the rest” the song went “the professor and Maryanne”. Oh well, human memory is not perfect.
I’ve only been using Amazon Instant Video for about six months now, and to have an outage now is disappointing… but there were outages with Netflix Watch Now, too.
In trying to troubleshoot the issue, I first checked my internet connection, then I rebooted the Roku, then my wireless, then tried another online channel: Vimeo (which is what I should have done first - guess I put too much faith in AZ). Since Vimeo worked, I figured it had to be with Amazon.
After discovering that Vimeo worked, I called the Amazon support number provided by my Roku: 866-216-1072, and was kept on hold for about fifteen minutes, only to find out its a problem they are aware of, and something they are working on, potentially getting it resolved in about an hour. I’m posting this about 30 minutes into discovering it, about fifteen minutes after talking to them. We’ll see how they perform.
Too bad! Many folks on the East Coast are just getting home from work and would probably like to watch a bit of the ol’ toobinator.
Why don’t they have an Amazon instant video service status report available?? And why can’t I find anyone else having this issue?