Jonny Marx writes "A hands-on review from Tokyo suggests that LoctionFree Television works at long last. There are also photos of it in action, streaming pre-recorded TV over the net to a mobile PSP."
And it's now slashdotted. Some people there are wondering why it's necessary to watch it via live, because they have TiVo and will have TiVo-to-go to copy the content into devices like iPod video or PSP via USB. Yeah, it's very important to watch it live for people like me staying in overseas. Plus, you can watch it anywhere in your house (hint: garden, balcony and even bathroom) using Wi-Fi with PSP.
MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) of Japan seems to use Bulkfeeds as a statistical source of their press release "The state of Blogsphere". I wasn't aware of the fact that their document contains URL of my site, which is really cool :)
One thing I noticed while I surfed around the web on this weekend.
Flickr is much much faster here in the United States than accessed from Japan. When we upload photos and click around Flickr, it's sort of annoyingly slow to show up their images. But here it's super-fast. Their data center (or content distribution network) may have a routing problem to Japan.
Today, the day before my 4th departure to the SF office this year, I got a new gadget: Location Free TV Kit.
I think this is the best innovation that Sony has ever made. Plug the kit to your HDD box, STB of CATV and internet router then you can watch the video on demand (or live) via Windows XP client, or even via PSP over Wi-Fi connection. I won't have troubles with TV shows during this biz trip. So cute.
You know Sony is a big company and there're a lot of divisions, some of which are purely evil to put spyware/rootkit on your CD but there's definitely a nice division still.
During the Perl Lightning talks at EuroOSCON I presented some early results from the 2005 Perl Mongers Census. There will be more details appearing at some point soon, but in the meantime I've made my slides available for download.
We had our 6th Technical Talks meeting last Wednesday and we had 120+ attendees most of who registered to attend online within 24 hours after the announcement. We had some talks about Catalyst web application framework, Ajax with Prototype.js, Six Apart, Pugs and ICFP.