writes "While paid access to game video or audio has been available from Major League Baseball for a couple years now, the National Hockey League has taken the next step forward, offering selected game broadcasts available via Yahoo for free this season. Tonight's offering has the San Jose Sharks visiting the Detroit Red Wings, utilizing the feed from TSN (the ESPN of Canada)."
writes "Recently I registered my hockey blog on Technorati, which purports to dynamically index the world of blogging. Their motto: "Technorati. Who's saying what. Right now." But in my case, and many others which I have found, "Right Now" seems more like "At Some Point, If You're Lucky." It's been well over a week after the initial claim was filed, yet my blog fails to show up in their indexes, and besides an initial autoreply email, tech support has been unresponsive. In addressing one other blogger's indexing issue, Technorati refers to "a backlog in support," and that they're working through it as best they can.
The question is, in such a dynamic field of content, how can Technorati possibly hope to catch up by manually addressing one trouble ticket at a time? That would appear to be like patching a dike that's bursting bit by bit. There's likely to be too much content being generated each day for them to make serious headway and catch up. So is there a fundamental problem with Technorati's approach to blog indexing? What is the /. community seeing?"
writes "Ugh. Sinuses are packed like somebody put expanding foam inside and hit "activate". Called in sick to work today, and fortunately the kids are away at preschool so I can get some rest. Watched "Batman Begins" finally, and was pleasantly surprised - there were a few odd bits, but overall I thought it was a really good film*.
The Major Kudos go out to HP's Customer Service - last week we were having video trouble with our Tablet PC. They sent a box out with a shipping label right away, and Friday we had it picked up (DHL came to our house). Today it came back with a new system board installed, and it seems to be working OK. That's a pretty impressive turnaround! Picked up on Friday, they received it at 9:00 a.m. Monday, repaired and shipped it later that afternoon. Well done...
*It's funny, actually - the underground catacombs where Morgan Freeman's character works strongly resembles a complex underneath a distbution center in Sweden that I visited a couple times. It was built in the 50's, and underneath a campus of office buildings and industrial sites there's a set of interconnecting tunnels and bunkers, mostly filled with decades-old equipment. Talk about a great place for a game of laser tag!"