Thursday, 22 February 2007

SMH: TV program delays 'turning viewers into pirates'

The SMH ran a story yesterday - TV program delays 'turning viewers into pirates', with a followup 'blog' Are you a TV show pirate?

The reader comments are pure gold.

"Are you a TV show pirate?"

Yes, yes I am.

  • Posted by: Hurley at February 21, 2007 3:45 PM

tv is dead. long live tv.

once you download you don't go back. i never watch australian tv.

i watch what i want, when i want on what i want.

I'd be happy to download from the networks as long as they guarantee simultaneous worldwide release. They could even include 5 minutes of ads (base their advertising revenue on the number of downloads for particular programs) as long as they guarantee high def content.

Until then i'm afraid i'm gonna have to be a pirate mate....

  • Posted by: Dude at February 21, 2007 4:33 PM

Could someone please point me to the exact point of law and valid precedents that show downloading episodes of television that have screened somewhere, but that may or may not ever be screened on free-to-air tv in my house, is in fact 'illegal'?

'Downloading' itself is NOT illegal behaviour.

Why, Asher, are you stereotyping all of the many, many people who downloads tv shows as 'lawbreakers'?

This 'illegality' is yet to be demonstrated, and personally I cannot believe that ordinary Australians agree that it could EVER BE illegal behaviour to do so.

  • Posted by: bob at February 21, 2007 3:35 PM
[listening to: Make Me Shine - Echo & the Bunnymen ]
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  Tuesday, 13 February 2007

FIG - A Footy Digg

That Molly has been busy - he's putting the finishing touches to Fig, a user voted AFL Stories site.

He's got a FIG Blog and a Tag cloud and a revenue sharing model for registered users. That's cool.

My job is to make Saints the biggest tag!

Nice one Molly!

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The Knights of Prosperity

Moira spotted on interview on Conan correction, Letterman with one of the stars from a show I hadn't heard about - The Knights of Prosperity

We tracked the show down, and you know, it just rocks.

The show follows a group of misfits—the titular Knights—who attempt to rob Mick Jagger's luxury apartment. Jagger appeared in a cameo in the first episode, kicking off the series' main storyline.

It's funny, and the kids all love it.

I doubt any network will pick it up locally

*update* The David Letterman connection makes sense, since he is an executive producer and the show is produced by Worldwide Pants. Do'h!

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  Friday, 9 February 2007

More games, more viewers : AFL TV Coverage is good news


I caught the news last night about the updated AFL Coverage

The best news for me - Friday night games are live into Sydney on Foxtel. w00t!! especiially since the Saints play so many friday night games.

The schedule for the first six rounds is out and the Saints are live each week!

Happy Days!!!!!


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16 Years

Today is my wedding anniversary - 16 years. 

What is the special gift for 16 years?

I went looking and found that there is no traditional gift for 16 years. However, the modern gift is silverware. I dont know if Moira would like a new set of steak knives, so I am going to stick the the traditional flowers and some other special things.

And it just feels like yesterday we celebrated 15 years together

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  Sunday, 4 February 2007

2007 AFL Fixture - ready for importing into Outlook

The tradition continues still!

Here's a CSV file for importing into Outlook which contains the 2007 AFL Fixture.

I did this for 2004 and 2005 and 2006 and now 2007. If you find it useful, let me know.

The pre-season NAB Cup starts in a few weeks. Gosh, doesn't time fly!

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