Archive for December, 2008

My New Year’s Resolutions

Since it’s that time of year, and considering one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to create more blog posts, here’s my list of goals for 2009.

1. I will graduate! I will graduate from the Communication Arts – Print/Online Journalism program before the summer, finish my practicum, and start my career in journalism.

2. Time to party! Though I’m hardly the most sociable person, but I only went out to clubs a few times in 2008, much due to overload of homework at various times, being tired, horrible weather, or being sick, which brings me to my next point.

3. I will eat healthier! and take better care of myself. Until I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome this past summer, I didn’t pay nearly enough attention to my health or eating habits. I *thought* I was healthy, but apparently I wasn’t as healthy could have been. This way I should be able to attend more parties and have more fun. I AM in COLLEGE after all!

4. I will blog more! I didn’t post nearly as many blog entries to my blogs in 2008 as I should have, including my personal blog, my Tech Help bog, and my Stories and Columns blog.

5. I will work on my time management! This is something I’ve worked on for years, and I’ll keep working on it.

Sorry it’s not a funny list, it’s a serious one. I’ll try and make my next post funny. 🙂


Top Gear reviews the Tesla Roadster

The Digital TV Switch – in Layman's Terms

"Television as we know is about to change drastically in the U.S. in February when broadcasters switch solely to transmitting digital signals. And even though there are many benefits to this transition, there are also a few downsides.

Here’s the lowdown on what you can expect from the new digital TV service, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

First, let’s start with the good. On February 17, broadcasters throughout the country will flip a switch turning off their old analog TV transmitters, and they will begin transmitting their TV signals only in digital format. Over 90 percent of TV stations today already broadcast both analog and digital stations, which means that consumers don’t have to wait until February to test and tweak their TVs to get digital TV.

For the most part, the switch to digital TV will benefit all Americans, regardless of whether they watch over-the-air TV."

Read More…


IN CANADA, this switch will not happen until Aug 31, 2011.

"The CRTC is focusing on Canada’s own digital switchover, watching how the U.S. transition happens next year.

“The goal is always to be about two years behind the Americans, to let them kind of work things out,” says Peter Foster, the broadcast regulator’s acting senior director of TV policy and application.

Some smaller Canadian stations may be allowed to continue broadcasting in analogue after the 2011 switch date, Foster says.

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