Monday, February 25, 2008

Aisle Seat Board Status

Netfirms, my service provider, had some problems over the weekend that they are still fixing up. Here's their email response to me...hopefully it will not be too long.

We experienced a service interruption affecting the Netfirms corporate websites and some of our customer hosted websites and e-mail services.

During scheduled power maintenance at our Data Centre on Saturday Feb. 23 at approximately 10:30 AM ET, the building's backup generator system unexpectedly failed, impacting network connectivity. This affected several Internet and Hosting Providers, including Netfirms.

We would like to inform you that your web data is intact and that your e-mail messages are currently queued for delivery over the next several hours.

At this time, our Technology Team is also investigating the cause of the unusual failure with the Data Centre facility in order to prevent further incidences of this nature. We sincerely apologize for this service interruption and appreciate your patience while our engineers work diligently to restore services.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year....

...to one and all. Hope everyone is well this holiday season, and we'll see you in 2008!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Amazon Black Friday Deals!

Amazon has several excellent deals on-going for "Black Friday". Click on the links for details:

-Toshiba HD-DVD A3 player $159 shipped with 10 free movies. This is as good a deal basically as the $99 Walmart deal from a few weeks back in many ways.

-Buy 2 HD-DVDs Get 1 Free.

-Buy 2 Blu Ray Discs Get 1 Free.

-ALIEN QUADRILOGY DVD Box Set $20 shipped. One of the great DVD box-sets of all-time at a terrific price.

Will post more later if anything really sticks out!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Whoa what a crazy couple of weeks. Hope everyone is doing well -- and has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

I'll be back Friday with hopefully some exciting Black Friday news. Until then, be safe, sane, and enjoy the day!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Sony Admits "Difficult" Fight with HD-DVD

So after months of PR spin, telling us "Blu Ray has won!" over and over, now we get a candid comment from the Sony CEO about the format war...how it's a "difficult" fight and saying HD-DVD is a formidable opponent?

This going into the holiday season??

Something is going on, as I find the timing very odd. Perhaps he knows one of the major Blu Ray supporters is going to HD-DVD after the 1st of the year, perhaps they have projections about the HD-DVD players sold in the last few weeks...either way something seems to be up. And I give him credit, either way, for finally speaking with some honesty, which is one thing we haven't heard much of from "his side" since the format war began.

Click on the text to read the AP article...



NEW YORK - The head of Sony Corp., Howard Stringer, said Thursday that the Blu-ray disc format the company has developed as the successor to the DVD is in a "stalemate" with the competing HD DVD format, chiefly backed by Toshiba Corp. and Microsoft Corp.

"It's a difficult fight," said Stringer, speaking at the 92nd Street Y cultural center in Manhattan.