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by kevinkirby
Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: The YouTube Fix
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

A Discernable Improvement

Maybe that url setting is normally reserved for administrators or something. Anywazy, it's reassuring to hear from somebody else who notices the diff. Now if I could just manage to get a single video upload to work from this "axim" (a pocket pc) which, after more than a week and some twent...
by kevinkirby
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: The YouTube Fix
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

The YouTube Fix

In case you are wondering, there does exist a way to improve the quality of a Youtube post by simply adding something to the end of the link. It seems to give one's video an added boost of some sort, perhaps by giving it some sort of priority rating. Here's the secret code: &fmt=18 As in: http:/...
by kevinkirby
Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Bettie Page
Replies: 39
Views: 9057

Were any more recent photos published?

From the reappearance in the early nineties until now, the later mid-aughts, I'm wondering about changes in appearance after the events in middle age.
by kevinkirby
Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Everyone Should Try a U-tube
Replies: 0
Views: 1565

Everyone Should Try a U-tube

It isn't impossible for somebody with no internet account(s) -- living in a garret in The Shambles -- to put together a piece on Youtube. Don't let them tell you otherwise. Even though it still appears unlikely that video attachments can be made on emails sent from coffeeshops over a pocket pc, last...
by kevinkirby
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Frank's pop culture minute.
Replies: 1805
Views: 128422

I wasn't even aware that she'd come back into the public eye, back in the nineties. In about 1989, I knew somebody who'd "rediscovered" her long-gone modelling career and was actually selling videos of her imagery, on the assumption that she had passed away, mysteriously, decades earlier. ...
by kevinkirby
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wow, Drinky Crow
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Oh, right. Fantagraphics.

I knew that stuff seemed to have a faintly familiar appearance.
by kevinkirby
Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Major Loss to America's Dwindling Pool of Esperanto Experts
Replies: 0
Views: 1368

Major Loss to America's Dwindling Pool of Esperanto Experts

This one was news to me:


http://www.latimes.com/news/printeditio ... 6064.story


It happens to everybody. Now I'm convinced.
by kevinkirby
Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wow, Drinky Crow
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Wow, Drinky Crow

It can't really be compared to Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros or Harvey Birdman, but I caught one episode of the new Drinky Crow and was mildly impressed by this surreal piece of scrim.
by kevinkirby
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That was, the *Schenectady* Travellodge
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

That was, the *Schenectady* Travellodge

It's great that nobody guesses the true significance of "Travellodge" in the Ellison Codex.

Suffice to say, the memorial service could be described as "restrained" and lengthy...
by kevinkirby
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Indian Summer Before the Snow Crash
Replies: 15
Views: 5565

Also, the difference between a fifteen-year-old trinitron, taking up half of a room, and a five-thousand dollar HDTV that clings to a wall, cannot be easily discounted. From just my observation over the last couple years, anybody who can do it has been tossing their old thousand-dollar giant tv's on...
by kevinkirby
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Indian Summer Before the Snow Crash
Replies: 15
Views: 5565

New Media Tech = Manufactured Consent

After they wind up with all those millions of people without their traditional broadcasts, it will be somebody's job to convince each and every holdout to use one of those newfangled scanner boxes that download all the available channels. From then on, every time it's necessary, it will be up the in...
by kevinkirby
Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: 'ware ye the slippery slide of the cyborg
Replies: 0
Views: 1565

'ware ye the slippery slide of the cyborg

Considering how ubiquitous the filmmaking wares seem to have become in recent computers; my reasons for installing Adobe Premiere 6.0, on that jury-rigged p4 vaio I found, should be self-evident. The Premiere movie-editing software has reached a much more advanced iteration in modern times, but vers...
by kevinkirby
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Barack Obama - 44th President of the US of A
Replies: 491
Views: 52776

Dress Up Like a Flamingo

So let us all put our heads back in *The Hole* like good little flamingoes, or like Tad the Turkey from that recent Republo Palin promo, as the Bushes continue their timeless tradition of slinking back into the concrete counting-bunker. Only five years until the 100th anniversary of these Merchants ...
by kevinkirby
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 222975

Now that I own, or have sold off, about 1000 books that are on a list to be read all at once, it's no wonder I try to limit my choices to books found in the library. With almost no space to walk in my small garrett, and with no food for half the week, it makes no sense to keep handing over every dol...
by kevinkirby
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Indian Summer Before the Snow Crash
Replies: 15
Views: 5565

Wher'd muh Teevee Go?

The best thing to do would be; to have an old rabbit-ears-only set going, as one's sole source of broadcast programming, then get really really *hooked* on a bunch of regular shows this next January and early February. Then, just allow the digital switchover come as a big surprise. Forget all about ...

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