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- post from Jan 10, 2010

Sweet little prediction I had.   Hung?  Well at least the last line.  Jump to the link.


8-2008 psychic moment is coming true

According to Gizmodo today

According to me over a year ago

Finally one of my Apple product psychic moments is coming true.  Now if they’ll release a MacMini with Blu-Ray, I’ll be batting a thousand.  Oh wait…I also think they will soon turn the MacMini into a gaming console to run downloaded, full sized games from the app store.

MacMini Updated today…I might upgrade.

Mini | This Mac jumps in graphics, hard drive size, but not much more internally.

On the outside Apple is offering one more USB, a mini DVi, and a mini display. There are conflicting reports that this Mini will offer dual monitor support.  If it does this could make the Mini the ultimate conferance room machine.

Personally I would get one for the home entertainment room. We currently have a Mini running our DVD collection. The built in bookshelf that holds it has a monitor but it’s currently not hooked up. The Mini is just sending video directly to the 56″ HD TV via a DVI to HDMI cable.  Hopefully with a new Mini I can prep videos for playback on one monitor, then move them over to the larger screen for viewing.

MacMin Media: Display Prep

The MacMini Media Center had been attempted once before.  The only thing hold it back was the display.  I was trying to connect the MacMini to a 47″ Panasonic Rear Projection HD TV.  The TV was not able to hold the resolution I needed.  The project was at a dead end until I could afford update the display.

Three weeks ago I got a break.  Well, a break as defined by anyone who’s waiting for something to break, allowing for a mindless decision to buy something new.  The red convergence went out on the Panasonic.  Great.  However, the family and I were about to leave on vacation for 15 days.  The replacement search would have to be put on hold until we returned.

As relaxing as a vacation can be, my mind would often slip into another place, a place where 52″ LCDs lived.  A place where women want large LCDs as much as men do.  That was a good, and warm.  It was the longest vacation I have ever taken, the anticipation was killing me.  I found myself waking up in the middle of the night.  I would sneak over our hotel rooms desk and type URLS like CircuitCity.com, and BestBuy.com.

When we returned luggage was unloaded and shampoo was returned to the bathrooms.  That night we all sat down to take in a nice movie at home.  Seems as if everyone but me had forgot that the TV was busted.  I of course played it off like I had forgotten also.  I said things like “Oh yeah, that slipped my mind.” and “It can wait a week or so.”  I figured this nonchalant attitude would go over well with the wife.  Suddenly this new TV purchase was important to someone else but me.  She was playing right into my remote less hand.

She asked me to look in tomorrows paper and see what I can find.  I shrugged my shoulders not making eye contact and said ok, if you want.

“welcome back, welcome back, weeellcome baaack”

ooooo, oooooo  Mr. Kotter, where has PocketUp been for the past few months?

I was on hiatus.  Ok I was working a real job.  Yes 50-55 hours a week slaving away like the rest of you slugs. They went belly up so I am bellying back up to the keyboard and blogging for food.

The site got hacked so I yanked everything down back in January.  Like that day I realized the Micheal Knight poster on my wall was no longer cool, I ripped it all down.  No backed up databases or anything like that, too easy.  So I’m starting from scratch.

In the next few days I’ll be diving into my Mac Mini Media Center project again.  It’s almost done and boy is it cool.  You’ll see 2 terabytes of backed-up DVDs, 52″ of 1080p glory.  You’ll all just have to wait.

Looks like I am getting this started again right around iPhone 2.0.  What’s next for WindowsMobile, Nokia, and RIM.  They all have new things working right now.

I am also opening up the posting to a select few.  I will even offer up your very own ad space.  So get your adwords.google.com account up and running and drop me a line.  I need some WindowsMobile and Nokia geeks to pound away on their keyboards.

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