Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category


I was recently asked by a person new to the internet. [Yes there are still some.] “What do the ‘little thingy’s after some of my comments mean?” So I thought I’d put up list of emoticons. This is by no means definitive but it has most of what I know of. Enjoy Originals: 🙂 smile […]

Windows 7 Media Center HTPC

I have been using some of my home PC’s as Media Centers for a long time. Watching recording, scheduling and converting live TV for some time.[since 1998 actually]. To this end I have, for the most part, relied on third party software to do this. You do need to have a TV Tuner Card to […]

Use Media Center To Watch TV

With the improvements in Windows Media Center, starting with Vista and fully realized with Windows 7, it is easier than ever to watch ‘live’ TV (from antennae, cable or satellite) and also watch ‘on demand’ Internet TV. You can also very easily use Media Center as a PVR (personal video recorder) much like TiVo or […]

Freeing youself from Cable

Many have heard of people ‘ditching’ their cable company and instead watching TV on or from the internet, but few have learned how to do it. It is one of those things that seems only geeks and techies would or could really do.But that is simply not the case.With some of the many freeware applications […]

Online TV and Movie viewing

Some of you may know what a fan I am of watching ‘on-demand’ content so I thought I’d pass this along.I love watching what I want when I want (ala tivo) and watching movies and shows online enables that nicely.Hulu now has a desktop application you can use with your media center or like an […]