Monthly Archives: May 2009


I remember when my kids went from diapers to big boy underwear.  They liked wearing the superman and batman underwear.  They were so proud. They would go around and tell adults at the church and say “I’m wearing big boy underwear”  

Well I’m going to a big boy blog.  You can now find me at or here at this link.


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Travel Tech Thursday – Watch Your TV Anywhere In World

SlingboxAs I am writing this post I am listening to Chris Daughtry’s Home.

I don’t regret this life I chose for me
But these places and these faces are getting old
So I’m going home.

If you travel you can relate to this song about going home. I love my home because my hot young wife and 4 kids are there, my bed is there and my tv is there. I hate being away from my family and I hate hotel beds and I hate hotel tv programming. I can’t do anything about my family being there and I can’t do anything about the beds but I can do something about tv programming. A couple of years ago I started using a product called Slingbox.

The Slingbox is an incredible product which gives you the ability to watch your tv at home from anywhere in the world. Not only can you watch it, but you can actually control the channels. If you have a Tivo or DVR service you can watch recorded programs any time you want. If you have a DVD changer with movies in it, you can control and watch those movies also. My family and I have watched American Idol and talked on the phone about the show while they were at home and I was in Asia. What is the difference between the Slingbox and Hulu or the rebroadcast by the major networks on their websites? The Slingbox gives you the ability to watch live tv while the other options you have to typically wait a day or so. If you are sports fan, you know that outside of your region you may not be able to see your team’s game. With the Slingbox I can watch all of my favorite teams anywhere in the world. My friend has set up a Slingbox at his parents house in Seattle so he can watch the Mariners games here in NY.

For the traveler the Slingbox is a travel tech must. The box can cost from $69 to $200 depending on the different options but there are no other monthly charges.

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Coldplay To Give New Live Album For Free



Yeah. You heard it right. Coldplay is giving away their newest live cd for free. Here you can read the quote from their website below or you can click on here to go to their website.

Good morning. We’re pleased to announce that Coldplay will be giving away a live CD, LeftRightLeftRightLeft, at every remaining live show in 2009 (apart from festival shows). Starting with the band’s first North American tour date, at West Palm Beach in Florida on May 15th, every fan attending a show will be given a free copy of the nine-track CD, which won’t be available elsewhere. Also on May 15th, LeftRightLeftRightLeft will be made available as a free download right here at, for all fans (and for the same time period).
According to the band, the give-away is meant as a recession-busting mark of gratitude to everyone who’s supported them: “Playing live is what we love. This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen.”

The album was recorded over the past year in various cities around the world on the Viva La Vida tour. Its tracklisting is as follows:

1. Glass of Water
2. 42
3. Clocks
4. Strawberry Swing
5. The Hardest Part/Postcards From Far Away
6. Viva La Vida
7. Death Will Never Conquer
8. Fix You
9. Death And All His Friends.

If you leave a comment here with your email address I will remind you on May 15th to download it.


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