The greatest victory that the anti-freedom, anti-american terrorists won on September 11th, 2001 wasn’t the horrible death of almost 3,000 innocent victims. It was handing the keys to destroy the liberties of all Americans to our own government.
My cable internet provider recently switched to all digital channels so that they could encrypt local broadcasts. This put me in a bit of a bind since all my TVs were using built-in QAM tuners to get local stations. I needed to supply signals to three TVs and two HDTV capture cards on my HTPC.
My options were, pay $3/month/tv to the cable company for digital boxes to get “free” OTA (over the air) broadcasts or pay $70 for a high-end HDTV antenna plus an amplifier and splitter or amplified splitter and rewire my house to hook the antenna up to all my TVs while still allowing my cable internet to get to my cable modem.
Neither option seemed appealing to me.
When you use apps on a device such as an iPhone or Android phone, you may run into a situation where you want to have multiple accounts for the same app. Unfortunately, this can be very hard to do. It usually requires you to uninstall the app and re-install it to switch accounts. Usually these apps don’t have a PC version, which makes it even harder to manage multiple accounts. The people at BlueStacks have written an Android emulator to allow running apps on a PC (they have a MAC version, but it doesn’t support the version of Android required to run most apps), so you will need Windows.
A while ago I started looking into knockout.js for an internal MVC website that I’m working on. Originally I was trying to solve the problem of a very large DOM that only displays a fraction of itself at any time. Knockout handles this very nicely with it’s if binding. The more I used knockout, however, the more I fell in love with the MVVM pattern. In fact, if xaml bindings were as easy as knockout bindings, I wouldn’t be so hesitant to jump into WPF programming!