“You watchin’ this?” alvin October 4, 2017 - 9:23am

While I’m on the treadmill, an extremely large, muscular guy walks into the fitness center. He looks at the big-screen television, which is currently playing a commercial, and then looks at me. “You watchin’ this?,” he asks forcefully.

As he turned to look at me, the show I was watching came back on. I catch my breath, point at the tv, and say, “The Princess Bride.”

He turns and looks back at the tv for a few moments. “Cool,” he says, and begins to lift some weights.

The Finder - Michael Clark Duncan alvin May 17, 2013 - 7:35am

I enjoyed the tv series, “The Finder”. I liked most things about the movie, and loved the quotes from the character played by Michael Clark Duncan. RIP MCD.

Hello Peter, this is me ... alvin April 22, 2013 - 3:22pm

Hello Peter, this is me ... your father ... Walter Bishop. (From the tv series, Fringe.)

Mac Mini tv setup - Connect a Mac Mini to your TV alvin July 23, 2011 - 9:19pm

Apple Mac Mini tv FAQ: How do I create a Mac Mini tv setup? (Also written as, How do I connect my Apple Mac Mini to my tv?)

As I wrote in an earlier article, I think a Mac Mini makes a better Apple TV than, well, the Apple TV. I was just talking with a friend about a Mac Mini TV setup, and here's what he did to connect his Mac Mini to TV.

Local radio and tv on my computer?

This morning I started wondering why off-the-shelf computers (Mac or Windows) don't include the hardware and software necessary to receive local AM and FM radio, as well as local television signals? I don't know the technicals hurdles behind this -- and that might be the problem -- but it seems like in our media-saturated age these would be standard computer features. (Hmm, after a little research it looks like this can be done, it just isn't.)