Some really great TV on ! Utopia is back and FARGO

I can’t get enough of Fargo.  Its really a fun watch.   Billy Bob Thorton is at his peak, the only thing wrong is I that it wasn’t released by NetFlix and so I can’t binge on it.

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Now I read that the best UK show of 2013  has a season 2 due out next month, Utopia !    Can hardly wait

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Then even better news, that is HBO has ordered a US adaption  of Utopia to be directed by   David Fincher

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2014/feb/13/utopia-hbo-remake-david-fincher-gillian-flynn

 

Hope this brings joy to your heart.

 

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Movie of the Year.. and the winner is…

And I have see quite a few this year.. (unlike last year)

Without a doubt the best overall movie – had me laughing and on the edge of my seat  – I cant believe what I am seeing here, pushing the envelope of what a movie is suppose to be.

Wolf of Wall Street

I think you just have to experience the energy, drama, writing cinematography and quotable one liners for yourself.

This is a masterpiece, I think the best movie of the genre since fight club.!

One way or the other.. its your one must see movie of the year.

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Cheers

Bob Lee

 

Best Yet Free On Line Backup – Storage

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Cloud Storage with today’s technology is a place on the internet where you back up or sync your files to :
Typically what happens is when you install the desktop app, it creates a folder inside your documents folder which is sync’d to the cloud
Any file which is snc’d is then able to be shared to another user on their network, or to the world by sending a unique url to the file itself.

For me, who use 3 or 4 computers at a time, its really good, because I don’t have to worry ever about not having my files, I’ll install these apps on ever machine, and once I save the file, all the machines have a copy of it.. (plus on line so I can get it using my smartphone or tablet.

The leaders in this area are google, (with google drive)  Box.com  and DropBox and Amazon drive and Sugar Sync.
The difference is in some features of sharing and google converts your word docs to their version of word.. but all pretty much the same.
All have a free entry level,  and start charging when you really want to use it a ton.

DropBox gives you 2 gigs for free, Box 5 and Google 5  Gigs,

 

For me, I want more – I have music / video’s  and other stuff I have acquired and I need at least 12 gigs to be happy.  So for the past year I have been on my companies account at box.com

Now comes  the latest in the cloud storage, copy.com    from Barracuda networks (big in spam protection worldwide)

They want in to this consumer need of cloud storage !

Their offering is pretty much the same as the others except.. they start off giving away 15 gigs of on line space, and increase it by having users invite others to their services. (like I am doing now to you.)  !!
If you sign up with my link, you get an additional 5 gigs(starting your free storage at 20 gigs… )  I also get bumped up by 5 gigs..

You see, if you sign up 2 more people you will have for free 30 gigs of on line storage.. and so on.

The system is as easy to use as the others can work on ipads/androids iphones /  mac’s pc’s and so on.  I you sign up, and don’t like it, no worries, they don’t take your credit card… its just free.
Your  name and email address , you create your own password.. that’s it.

Use this link.. to make sure you get your extra 5 gigs, and I get mine also.

https://copy.com?r=yGIG8k

Bob

Slick VPN & Demonoid

My newsgroup service company NewsDamon   just floated me an offer I couldn’t pass up.  Ill explain.
The trouble is recently some of the best shows  like Mad Men, and Game of Thrones are not showing up on the newsgroups. So I am forced to look back on the torrent sites for a few shows. As you know, my loyal readers I sort of gave up on torrents a while back in lieu of NewsGroups.

Ok I can still torrent limited.. so surf over to EZTV.IT  get what I need, no hassle. But then I remember now I have to use peer blocker and relay on someone to keep my peer blocker updated… (questionable to say the least.. for free service)

Ok so I get this email with a promo for SlickVPN 3.00 a month, unlimited use, encrypt  my data, and change the ip address one of 80 different countries, without speed issues. So in essence anyone who looks at my traffic, including my own ISP  can see only that data is moving.. and anyone with a torrent, sees that I have a presence in Thailand, or Sweden, or whatever I want it to be.

3.00 a month.. for full bandwidth vpn service, masking my ip address , and works on not only pc but tablets, etc. pptp , l2tp, and your choice of various vpn vpn software. Support is good, service  is good and price is right.

No I am not getting paid to refer you, and no I don’t include a link.. I am sure you can find it if you are interested.

Just passing along the info.. in case there was interest.

Have you seen the return of Demonoid.. as D2.vu  its there.. sometimes.. but my username was there and I was able to log on.. somehow D2 might just be the rebirth of Demonoid.    We will see.

Cheers

Bob

Amazon Cloud Player and other random thoughts

There is one issue with the Itunes  software that I really can not accept, and that is that you can using one pc to sync music to it.  So for people like me who have various pc’s and laptops.. I come across a mp3 file I want to install onto my iPhone.. I have to wait until I get to the place with the one pc has the iTunes software install with my music..

006143170-big-hammer-rings-bell-02Sure I can install iTunes on another PC.. but just try to sync your iPhone with that.. well. you just lost all your music.

So apple has a solution for this, called something like icloud for music.. but of course its apple and just try to play music on it from a non apple product. not going to happen.

Up comes Amazon to the rescue again,  Amazon cloud player allows you to upload to their cloud all your mp3 ogg, flac  files .(try that with apple)..  and amazon will scan it. and if they have it in their library, they dont bother to upload it. just just assume you purchased it, and give you the rights to play it on any of your devices.

No Shit.. thats what they do. !!

So I uploaded as a test 200 songs of so the other night, Amazon had about half in their library already, so I didn’t need to upload everything.

Then I went for my workout, and decided to stream some of my recently uploaded tunes on my iPhone.

Worked like a charm… the player also allows you to flag any song/ album to download it to your local device in case you are at a place without internet.

But steaming using ATT 3g works just fine

The cost for up to 250 songs is free (some of my songs are 3 hour shows from Gilles Peterson.. just counted as one song!!!   but up to 250 songs are free.after that. you have to fork over 25.00 for a year service fee. ..for basically unlimited storage… maybe 250,000 songs something like that  but its unlimited

Amazon kicks ass !
S3 cloud storage.   and RDS love it.

Just an fyi, I am working now on html signatures for my company which have rotating images, and have to be a specific font. and have to be deployable on outlook, SalesForce, iPhones and iPads… all looking 100 %  the same. I just cant believe that I have to write an installation manual which includes the line.

Then you shake your phone until you see the…..

Got to love a challenge. !

Side note. I am getting my gpz back today !   Started it up today.  Sounds even better..  Boys and their toys. !

Bob

Caravan Palace

I love these guys, Caravan Palace  !!

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Looks like they care coming back to LA, I have to get tickets.
http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/eventdetail.php?event_id=241730

But in the mean time, here is a sampling of their music

New Source for Drama – and must see Utopia


I recently discovered a series of stations in the UK, apart from the BBC .
ITV. I downloaded and watched a few of the series, like the Making of a woman, Doors open, The Town !(loved that one )
And the dramas just keep on coming.
Right now I am in the middle of Broadchurch, which is a story of a 11 year old boy , killed in a small town in the UK. The plot twists are amazing, acting -first rate.
That being said, nothing has come close to he treat ITV gave its viewers at the end of Jan – Feb of this year,
A drama on the level of a really well made movie.
Utopia
Conspiracy meets Art… Like Clockwork orange, meets Blue Velvet.
Beautifully shot, and a story so well told you find yourself needing to see the next episode..


Not to missed..

Google Street view in one click

try this..

http://www.qsview.com/

and type in your address

Has anyone ever – signed up for a webinar ? and whats up with sell your gold craze ?

Here in NY, and maybe other places  there is a craze  about selling your gold

Seems like many barber shops and salons are now in the business of buying your unwanted gold.

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What are we thinking ?

Hey I think I need a hair cut.. oh. I might as well look in my ex wife’s jewelry case and grab some of that unwanted gold stuff.. My barber is gonna want to buy this from me top dollar  !

How many times in a day do we all get emails saying  something like

Join me for an informative webinar -  its only 15 minutes.. click here to sign up.. for the latest technology issues you cant live without knowing about.

Has anyone ever signed up for one of these 15 minute infomercials on the web. ?  if so .. why ?

 

Bob

 

Two shows well worth watching.

Two shows I stumbled on in the past week I had to just pass along them as solid recommendations.

HPlus or H+ the digital series.

This Scifi series with well known actors, but not broadcast using any  traditional network .  No  TV no Cable.. No Dish.. This mini series is YouTube only

http://www.youtube.com/user/HplusDigitalSeries/feed

Each episode is only 5 or 10 minutes, but I find myself needing to see the next one, just as I felt first time watching 24..

he futuristic story is about an implant that just about everyone has inserted into themselves, connected wifi to the internet.. seems to have a problem…I wont go any further..

Watch it.. that’s all I can say.

Second Show

Boss 

Kelsey Grammer’s political drama on Starz, set in Chicago, is fast becoming my new favorite drama (now that we are seeing the end of Breaking bad.. )

Not a show for Kids.

Have fun

Bob