30.12.11

Media Mastery

Going from WMC to gTV+Plex




Finally gave up on Boxee as it just wasn't evolving. I am partial to XBMC, but the queue shared across devices is why I had followed the path I'd taken.

  1. Windows Media Center
  2. Mythbuntu
  3. XBMC
  4. Boxee

But now I'm in love.
Google TV + a house full of Androids + Plex for Android and TV
I start watching a show on my TV. I continue watching on my tablet. I'll finish up going for a walk on my phone. The only downside to this setup is that I have to keep a Windows machine in house to serve as media manager. But absolutely adoring it. There are places the app could use improvement. And GoogleTV is a platform that itself is a little rocky.


On the further upside, I can play Star Wars : Old Republic on the new media machine on the TV (in picture to picture if I want).

29.12.11

Love Me If You Dare (2003)



As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another.


I rated it 8 of 10. The primary characters were completely consumed with one another, at the expense of all those around them. Where one might be envious of their all-consuming eternal love, another might see them as deplorable people.
Since I grok the context in which this was recommended, I'll refrain from further commentary.



Love Me If You Dare (2003)