Category Archives: Cool

Did you see it?

American Gladiators was on last night and again also tonight. This was one of my favorite shows growing up, and I was very happy to hear that it was coming back. Who says the writers strikes are bad for TV? They have a whole bunch of new Gladiators that are ready and willing to take you down, and a whole bunch of people that are willing to let them. One guy that was on last night had waited 14 years to be on American Gladiators, because he had missed his chance before because of LA traffic. If I remember correctly he lost, but he did get to finish his dream, so at least he has that going for him.

But that’s not what you had to see.

During the commercial break they showed it, I couldn’t believe my eyes, I wasn’t expecting it at all. Yup is was a commercial for the new Knight Rider Backdoor Pilot. A Backdoor Pilot is basically a made for TV movie, that if it does well enough, can be made into a series. Of course with the good also comes the bad. Mr Feeny will not be returning as the voice of KITT 🙁 Also something interesting KITT this time will be a black 550 HP Ford Shelby GT500KR Mustang, not the Trans Am that it has been in the past. I like Mustangs better anyways.

Site update: Now playing

I have added a cool little bit of code to the sidebar that shows the current song I’m playing in iTunes. Thanks to Brandon Fuller for this. While a song is being played, you can see it in the sidebar, as well as the cover artwork. The artwork is pulled from Amazon.com, and if you click on it, it will take you to the CD on Amazon’s site. You can also click on the iTunes link below it to get the song on iTunes. If no song is being played, then the whole thing disappears, to leave a nice clean look. The script is not completely accurate though; sometimes it pulls the wrong song artwork from amazon. But this is only like 1% of the time, and probably because I have some hard to find stuff. Enjoy

Microsoft Multi-touch computer displays.

With an off-the-shelf laptop, he retrofitted some infrared sensors on the back and together with the magic of software, you have multi-touch! – iStartedSomething

I can see some very cool Nintendo Wiimote actions using this new technology. After all the Wiimote uses IR technology too. Plus the fact that I am tired of accidentally pointing my Wiimote at my computer expecting it to do something. Wiimote and touchscreens are the wave of the future. Before you start saying that they stole this from the iPhone, you need to keep in mind that this technology is not new, and Apple didn’t invent it. Check out this video here made before the iPhone