Today I learned:
You can download the viewing activity for any profile as a CSV file to easily see which titles were watched and when.
The oldest on my list (Remember The Titans) was from January 5th, 2009, which is 3,596 days ago. Almost ten years!
On a related note, if you want to wipe out all viewing activity on a profile, I think you can create a new profile, then delete the old one. Figured I’d throw it out there. 😄
Source: Netflix Help Center
I saw the new NBC app on my 3rd generation Apple TV home screen a couple of days ago, and it appeared to have full TV episodes of their latest shows.
Checking season 3 of The Blacklist, I was bummed the first episode was no longer available. I rented it on Apple TV, then watched the second episode in the NBC app.
Observations — I’d mute the TV during commercials (between 60–120 seconds). There was a weird block of commercials between the final scene and credits. On the other hand, maybe it makes sense when binge watching, because the start of the next episode is immediate.
Overall, all went well, and I’m on my way to catching up. Nifty to have another option.
I have a handy bookmark of a Cloudup stream with a bunch of GIFs ready to go. In Simplenote, a pinned note contains descriptions and URLs of those GIFs for quick searching.
With several of my colleagues as inspirations1, I’m fairly quick to have a relevant GIF for a Slack channel or P2 thread at work.
Priorities. Don’t hate! 😎
In all seriousness, GIFs are fun, and the visual element might be helpful for subconsciously improving recall detail of certain facts.
Consider the NBC TV series, Chuck. Flashing images, then Chuck knows Kung Fu.
Perhaps the connection of a GIF with a lengthy conversation can be recalled in greater detail when thinking about the GIF.
I said “perhaps”.
While drafting a post to share with my Automattic colleagues, Ian shared a tidbit — on an internal P2 — that was old news, but new to me: you can specify Google search results to only return animated images.
I blame my buddy, colleague, and GIF master, Kevin. 🙂
I think I was an intense gamer as a child. When I had free time, I loved my Gameboy, Nintendo and Super Nintendo. My fingers got really sore from hours of playing Street Fighter 2.
If I was at my godparents’ house, I’ll admit to being fidgety while my godfather watched a documentary or NFL game. (Please, just a few levels of Super Mario Bros 3. I have a Game Genie, so it’ll be quick.)
I was a tad annoyed with assignments in high school that required me to watch—or listen to—a news program, as the material would be discussed the following day in class.
Today, I don’t want a gaming system. I love podcasts, documentaries, and long form articles/posts. Crazy.
Netflix conveniently froze at this point for emphasis while streaming Silver Linings Playbook:
Do you feel that? That’s emotion.
I haven’t read the novel, but I thought it was a great movie. 🙂
I’m not posting [words and photos] as often as I should, and the blame goes to my inner perfectionist.
While I’d like to think I have plenty to say and share, my fear is to sound mediocre.
Fortunately, your encouragement (in the form of visits, comments, referrals) keeps me motivated. Thanks!
I have about twenty drafts that need additional thought. I’ll look into those.
Why did you add me to your email newsletter without my permission? (Strike 1.) Where’s the unsubscribe link? (Strike 2.) Why did you paste everybody’s email address in the To field? BCC Please. (Strike 3.)
Please read “Stop adding me to your email newsletter” by Chris Brogan.
When you’re done, setup an account with MailChimp. Then, you’ll have a legitimate email newsletter with a subscribe form for your website, an unsubscribe link in your emails, and keep your recipients’ email addresses safe.
I returned a pair of shoes to 6pm.com a few days ago. It hurt because of the return shipping cost, but at least they’re not sitting at home, unused.
I opted for USPS Parcel Post ($11.57) for the 3 pound, 15 ounce box, along with Delivery Confirmation for $0.80. The website estimated its arrival in 7 days.
Here are the tracking results:
- Acceptance, April 07, 2010, 2:29 pm, TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780
- Arrival at Unit, April 09, 2010, 8:51 am, SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY 40165
- Delivered, April 09, 2010, 9:15 am, SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY 40165
It traveled 2,100 miles and arrived at its destination in 1 day, 18 hours, and 46 minutes.
In comparison, USPS Priority Mail would’ve been $15.30, or $3.73 more than Parcel Post.
My point? If you’re mailing something that isn’t time sensitive, you don’t need USPS Priority Mail.
Side note: USPS offers free Priority Mail supplies. But, is the difference saved – when using First Class Mail or Parcel Post – negated when buying your own supplies? I suppose you would save money if you’re reusing boxes. Keep that in mind.
I read my AT&T bill for the February 2010 and got freaked out:
PRICE CHANGE NOTICE
Attention AT&T High Speed Internet Members: Starting with your March 2010 bill, the monthly rate for your AT&T High Speed Internet Express, Pro or Elite plan will increase $3 (or $3.01) per month. For details and rate information for your specific plan, please go to http://support.att.com/dslupdate or call 1.866.417.6819.
(My emphasis added in bold.)
I have the Pro service for $30/month. So, twelve months from when it starts increasing, it’ll be $66?!
The text is unbelievable. Someone please clarify.
Related: FCC Commissioner Calls For Examination Of Broadband Price Hikes (MediaPost, March 10, 2010)