Saturday, July 26, 2008

All Around The World

"All around the world, you've got to spread the word. Tell them what you've heard. We're gonna make a better day." - Oasis

Okay, so it's not exactly Shakespeare, but it does rhyme. Nice going Noel.

I wanted to say thanks to everyone who has been visiting my blog over the last eight months. You guys are the best. If you look close you might even see your city represented by a nice little red push pin. I hope by this time next year to have the map covered in a sea of red.

If anyone out there is a friend of Bjork, please tell her about Pixelphile. Iceland looks so lonely without a pin.

Friday, July 25, 2008

AirPort Express Airtunes

As many of you know I just recently relocated to a Mid Century Modern house in Woodland Hills. I had only one small problem. How to get the music that was playing off my iTunes in the living room transmitted out to the area by the pool. It was my dream to have the same soundtrack playing as my guests migrated from the inside of the house to the outside. Steve Jobs must have had the same dream, and the savants at Apple have built that functionality into the very small and affordable Airport Express. With Airtunes, I am now able to wirelessly stream my music from a host computer to any room or outside location. All it takes is a wifi connection, a couple of AirPort Expresses, and powered speakers.

I can now sit back by the pool and enjoy the sweet sounds of my iTunes library. Now if I could only find a way to get my drinks delivered just as easily.

Pros: Easy setup, extended wifi signal, Airtunes audio streaming.

No Video streaming.

List Price: $99.99

Click here to buy from Pixelphile's Amazon Stop & Shop.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Google Maps Is The Best - Double True!

Recently I decided that it was time for a change.  Even though I really enjoyed living in Pasadena, with all it's fine eateries, tree lined streets, and low crime rate, it was time for greener pastures.  Not to mention that the neighbor whose internet connection I was stealing, I mean borrowing, had just moved out, thereby leaving me without my precious wifi for over a month.  So what's a pixelphile to do?  Hit up craigslist and google maps to find a new abode.

In most areas, google maps will be able to show both a street view and an aerial view of a house or an apartment.  This is great for checking out a neighborhood before you even step foot outside your door.  I was able to find a mid-century modern ranch with a much coveted black bottom pool.  All thanks to craigslist, google maps, and a bottle of Merlot. 

Now if I could just find a nice nude beach:)