Thursday, March 25, 2010

CNN Push Notifications Vs. Your DVR

  • Super Bowl XLIV
  • 2010 Winter Olympics
  • 2009 World Series
This is a short list of things that CNN push notifications on my iPhone has ruined for me. Like many other people I rely on my DVR to watch sporting events. It allows me to get up when I want and fast forward through annoying commentary and commercials. Naturally this means I do not know who won the game right as it ends because I have build up a little buffer on my DVR. Well thanks to CNN push notifications I have now learned who won the Gold Medals at the Winter Olympics, the winner of the Super Bowl and the winner of the World Series all in the minutes before I got to watch for myself.

Someone reading this has to be saying "Hey idiot! Don't subscribe to push notifications." I get that, but I also like to know when things like earth quakes happen or when an important political decision has been made, and CNN push notifications are the best way I have found to get that info.

So I plea: CNN, please give us categories to choose from for push notifications. At least give us the option to turn off sporting events. I rarely want to wait on my DVR to see who won a political election, but like many other people I love my DVR for sports.

What say you?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Woot giving you one more reason to check out their site every day.

Joining sites like, and Woot is entering into the bargain shoppers network as a place to find bargains on the web.

What is Deals.Woot?
A place where wooters can share the latest intel about what’s cheap and where. A way for savvy, opinionated wooters to turn their rhetorical fire on everybody else’s deals for a change. An ever-flowing fountain of ecommerce champagne. If you want to discover an amazing deal, or tell the world about one you found, or just talk specs and prices with your fellow cheapskates, Deals.Woot is your playground.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

When Life Imitates Art:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Don't forget to write your Best Buy essay

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fatso's Diner, Loveland, CO [not tech]

This is a far cry from my typical rambling about technology, but I feel this needs to be shared.

(Fatso Burger: 3 1/4lb beef patties, 3 types of cheese, bacon, pickles, onions, tomato and lettuce)

My new favorite restaurant in Northern Colorado.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I needed Google to release a dashboard to tell me this?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Apple rejects Macworld iPhone Superguide from App Store... for using the word 'iPhone'

Apple rejects Macworld iPhone Superguide from App Store... for using the word 'iPhone': "

The iPhone App Store's arbitrary and inconsistent approval process continues to baffle and annoy on every level, as Macworld Editor-in-Chief Jason Snell just had his iPhone book rejected...for using the word 'iPhone' in the title. Apparently Apple doesn't like app names or icons to include the word iPhone or images of the iPhone -- which arguably makes sense on some level -- but you'd think a freaking iPhone reference manual would warrant an exception, wouldn't you? Making matters worse, it appears that one Mr. David Pogue didn't have this problem, as his iPhone: The Missing Manual was approved with title and icon intact. Sigh. Phil Schiller -- deploy!

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