Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wondering what will become of my old tv

I remember the adaption of analog tv. Seemed you only needed one per household. And you'd buy one every ten years if that. Along came the old projection analog tv. It was kind of a flop but still a number of people adopted them in the 70s. Move along to the 80s we started seeing tiny tis and color tvs, you had to have at least two in your house, maybe three.

Then the HD era came along and it was flat panel city. You needed a flat panel tv for your main tv and a flat panel monitor for your computer. Or maybe two of each. See what I'm getting at? You need more and more just to keep up with the times.

Then all the sudden 720p wasn't good enough. And this was only a year or two later. Next you needed 1080p. Ok I see the difference 1080p really is better. Heck might as well throw in 3D with that, especially if I'm going to be doing any hardcore gaming on my PS4 or XBOX One. No - not me, my kid will demand that I get it. Ha. But there is something fun about playing those race car games in 3D.

But what I'm getting to is the new 4K tvs. Give me a chance to get used to my 1080p tv folks! Knowing me, I'll have to take the plunge, even if that means going cheap. Oh well, can't win em all!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Apple... what's next??

Should Apple jump on the 4K Ultra HD tv train? Everyone who knows that I work on our church's web site and have worked in IT for two decades know that I'm an Apple guy. No, not a PC guy. Sure, I can use em but if I can help it, I prefer using Macs. I love Mac and everything. I own stock and everything. I have an Apple bumper sticker. I have an iPad, iPhone and iPod. Two of em in fact. The thing I wonder is what's next?

It seems like Apple is ready for some new kind of breakthrough. After all it's been a while. It seems like they are at a good quiet time to bring on a game changer again. They seem to just be following along old patterns and reissuing old devices with very little improvement, though I think that they will eventually come up with something new.

I think the Apple Tower is really neat, but who needs that? The real secret there is that it can power three Ultra HD 4K tv connections at the same time. What is that all about? They don't even make 4K displays. I wouldn't be surprised if they are cooking that up now. I mean retina is the standard now. My new MacBook Pro has a crazy high resolution and it's time that it gets even higher. I mean, even Sony has 4K tvs out now.

My take, Apple is going to announce 4K tvs in a big way!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Our New Pope!

Ever since Pope Francis has been elected I can't help but be awed by his graceful way of dealing with the modern world. He represents the change that we've needed in the Catholic world to face the challenges that we face. Whether he is holding up a shirt for Sunderland soccer or an anti-cracking movement, he seems to be very willing to show his support for causes.

The real surprise is that he is willing to tackle some socially liberal issues that were not always associated with our denomination. Environmentalism seems to be something that he is very supportive of, and who can blame him? Global warming has caused all kinds of strange weather this year and something needs to be done to set that trend right.

I think if we just show support for who he is and what he does we can go a long way to making the Catholic Church vital for this Century. Pope Francis you have my blessing!