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Death of the loading.gif

September 22nd, 2014 @ 11:22 am PST

An animated gif can have only pre-specified colors marked as transparent which means they might not look good on anything other than a solid background. This can become a problem if you want these animated images on an unknown background color or a photo.... Read More

We're Being Short-Changed with Blu-Ray

November 19th, 2009

For those few movies I\'ve seen on Blu-Ray that do fill up a 16:9 display, they look amazing... no questioning the incredible picture quality and detail you get over DVD. A quality that\'s much less apparent when everything is shorter and surrounded by emptiness.... Read More

Mac + TiVO = Awesome

February 7th, 2008 @ 3:31 pm PST

I've got my Mac Pro with a drive for my movies... that and HandBrake to rip my DVD's (one's I own, of course) plus streaming movies to my TiVO makes an awesome AppleTV alternative.... Read More

Technology Schmechnology

July 6th, 2007

Just a rant. DVD's don't seem to help get me to the movie I want to watch any quicker than VHS... especially with a fussy 2 year old who want's to watch Elmo *now*... Read More