June 2013

Free Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

by Michael Alderete on 6/14/2013

So you remember how I recommended Downpour.com in a prior post? Here’s why you should go there right now and sign up:

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When I was younger, a lot younger, my first real job was working in a book store. I took care of a number of different sections, and one of them was Westerns. And, for some reason, this novel was the one I latched onto, as the Western. No idea why, and to this day I still hear “Riders on the Storm” by The Doors when I think of this title. Again, no good reason.

Don’t miss out, this is good only until the 19th. Go now!

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Recommended: AppleTV (3rd generation)

by Michael Alderete on 6/13/2013

I currently own four AppleTVs. I bought a 1st generation AppleTV used, years ago. I hooked it up and played with it for an hour. Disconnected it, and put it in my pile of tech to get rid of. Not useful.

I bought a 2nd generation AppleTV shortly after they were released, and liked it well enough. It’s a great Netflix client, and we used it regularly. AppleTV is still the best way to watch Netflix that I’ve used.[^1] If you have a streaming Netflix subscription, that alone makes AppleTV worth getting.

When the 3rd generation AppleTV came out, I got one of those for full HD (1080p) on the large TV, and moved the older AppleTV to the small television we have above our treadmill. And there, it found its calling. Read the rest of this entry (396 words) »

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