Lon.tv, of YouTube fame, created a petition to prevent stations from adding DRM to their new ATSC 3.0 broadcast channels.
You probably already know this already, but ATSC 3.0 is the new broadcasting standard that allows for more channels, 4K resolution, surround sound, interactivity features, and much better reception (also a bunch of additional features that probably won’t be used ever). Along with these features is DRM — a way to restrict what can be done with the broadcast once it gets to your home. For instance, the broadcasters can place restrictions to only allow a set of manufacturers to receive broadcasts and prevent/restrict DVR recordings. They’ve already rolled out this “feature” to several ATSC 3.0 stations, even causing several issues with newly purchased ATSC 3.0 tuners.
Thankfully there’s a few places that you can go to get your voice heard before ATSC 3.0 is fully rolled out:
Head over to the petition on change.org here:
Also, please raise your concerns to the FCC by following the instructions here:
Thanks for listening.
Surprise! tgorg.com is back up after a year or so of downtime. Quite a few changes have been made under the hood during that time. We’re now running under WordPress (which I hope is easier to maintain than Drupal for these kinds of things), and the theme has also been completely changed. You’ll notice that things work well on a mobile phone now too. Cool! Continue reading Hello Again…
Yeah, I know I haven’t posted anything on tgorg.com, in, like, one and a half years. Unfortunately, I’ve been a bit busy, to say the least. But anyways, I’ve just found and purchased The Journeyman Project Turbo 2 : Buried in Time, a sequel to The Journeyman Project, a game that I’ve played when I was a kid back in the day. Much to my surprise, when I opened the box, I found both Buried in Time and the original game! Awesome.
One of the memories I have of it was, strangely enough, the readme file. Just for laughs and giggles, I’ve decided to post the readme file. I’ve (in)appropriately bolded and italized all the old technology references. Times have most certainly changed…
Continue reading Blast from the Past – The Journeyman Project Turbo Readme
Making a duplicator for your church, home, or studio is really easy, and can save you money versus ordering a brand name duplicator. I had the opportunity to build one for my church, so I figure it’d be helpful to pass along a few tips on how to get one built.
Continue reading Howto: Building your own CD/DVD duplicator
One of my projects involved validating only the query part of the url using regular expressions (i.e. everything after the ?). It took me ages to figure out a proper regex, so I thought it might help someone here by posting it:
Note: this only works for validating the query string, so adding the actual url will prevent a match, making the string to search invalid.
So, yeah it’s been like five or six months since I’ve posted last. There was a lot of stress getting a bunch of stuff done, and, now that some of it’s done, I’ll probably be a little more active here. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Continue reading tgorg update! It’s been awhile!
For those of you who don’t know, Microsoft has been pretty busy lately making a few videos with Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates. It’s kinda funny, you may want to look at them (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/).
There’s an interesting thing to note here. First, this isn’t Microsoft’s first foray with funny videos. They’ve been doing it for several of their events; the most recent of which was a video about Bill Gates trying different “vocations” to determine what to do when he’s retired. But this is their first attempt at something at a more national level.
So what does this mean? To me, Microsoft has found a hook. They used what seemed to work in small scale, and brought it to a larger scale with satisfying results. However there’s more to this than just funny videos.
Microsoft always reminded me of, well, people like me. The geek. The semi-awkward guy that knew a lot (and by the way, Apple would be the cool suave dude-guy and IBM the seasoned engineer). However, now they have something that they can show off that’s bold; their humor. They show themselves to be able to be funny, and funny in a way that makes their geekiness shine. Sorta like a rock star geek that has no inhibitions. Or someone you see in their car singing at the top of their lungs without knowing they’re being watched by people in cars around him. I think a lot of that is attributed to Bill Gates being in the video.
There’s something attractive in this portrayal of themselves; the “I’m a geek and I don’t care what others think” kinda deal. I think if they keep going with that image they could do pretty well. It make me more interested in Microsoft. Just my hunch; I don’t know too well about the industry to make an 100% accurate statement.
Feel free to sound off on this…
This short how-to will allow you to call command line apps in the background (i.e. doesn’t “pop-up” in front of your app) within your The Games Factory (original version 1.06) game or app
Continue reading How-To: Run a command-line application in the background in The Games Factory
Cuil.com, just released to the public two days ago, is a new search engine that’s out to take on the giants that are Google, MSN, and Yahoo with a giant of it’s own; it’s super huge index database. But does it work?
Continue reading Quick Look: cuil.com
Hello everyone. There’s been some outages ever since Friday, due to the fact that I’ve been upgrading the site to the most current version of Drupal that supports the same modules. We should be good now…