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This is How Self-Driving Cars Would Work

Yikes! Imagine all the laundromat bills! If we all had self-driving cars…

We Were Promised Flying Cars…

I was promised flying cars and all we go was Facebook!

WTF! I was promised flying cars and all we go was Facebook!

Evolution of Audio

walkman iphone

Samsung Pokes a Stick at the Caged Animals – Samsung vs. Apple

I just love these commercials. Best quote from the ad, “We’re going to get that.. for sure.. maybe not this time, but the next time.”

Sorry for the Downtime While I Migrate My Blog

I’m in the middle of migrating my blog and have run into a bunch of problems. Sorry for the downtime, hopefully things will be back to normal soon.

Thanks for your patience.

Dude You’re a Barista

I love this commercial, makes me laugh everytime. I like how the iPhone users are behind a barricade. Great symbolism.

The Best Bike Lock Ever!

Do you live in a big city? Are you tired of your bike getting stolen? Need a new bike lock? Try this one!

Google Launched New Music Service Today

Google launched their new music service today amid an uproar from music labels: Music Beta by Google What I don’t get is, why do Google/Amazon/Apple need the approval of the music industry for a service to store files. If I buy my music it is my legitimately they are mine right? Then what business is it where I store them. If want to sign up for a service that allows me to use those files across devices and remotely, that’s my business.

The music industry is so scared of any kind of innovation. Every time someone develops a new way to listen to music they start lawyering up to fight the innovation.

Hey music labels, about this. Hire some innovative people to develop services like Google, Amazon and Apple, then you can get a piece of the pie too. Haven’t you learned yet? Innovate or die!

death-of-music-industry

Google TV – Combining TV with the Internet

Google TVI’ve heard mixed reviews about Google TV. I read an article on Forbes today that gave a pretty good explanation of what to expect. Basically, it’s an ongoing development. Google releases products that are still in development because they want third parties to develop apps, new advertising and business models as well as other ideas. This is what makes the product. Looking at the Android mobile OS, it was pretty terrible at the start, but since developers have been allowed to create apps based on the OS it has become a true competitor to the iPhone. In fact it is on track to have more users than Apples OS.

I love the idea of Google TV. Microsoft and Apple have been trying to bring the internet into the living room for years without much success. Most of the other TVs that include internet are not full blown internet, but a series of apps limiting access. Even with it’s “under development” status, I think this has the best shot to achieve a seamless combination of the two. I’m seriously considering Google TV as my next TV, but I just hope they make it easy to upgrade as the product develops.

Linux Experts: Looking for Help With Redirecting a Directory and It’s Contents

OK, here’s what I would like to do. I had to move a blog to the root directory of a site and everything works great. But, I want to make sure that if someone saved a link to a page in the old blog directory they will be redirected to the correct page on the new directory.

Example:

Original location:
tld.com/blog/someblogpost/
or
tld.com/blog/someblogpost/somepage.php

New location:
tld.com/someblogpost/
or
tld.com/someblogpost/somepage.php

I can get everything from the old /blog/ directory to root directory, i.e. home page using a 301 redirect. I can also do it for individual pages, but I want it to redirect so essentially the only thing removed from the address is the /blog/ directory, without having to write a line of code for every page. How can this be done?

Thanks for the help!