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Matt Haughey
Portland, OR
Interests: cycling, parenting
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Yesterday my Amazon Fire TV and game controller arrived via UPS, and after spending a few hours with it, I wanted to write up my first impressions of the device. The Setup First off the packaging is nicely minimal and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at PVRblog
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Google Fiber, which is Google's insanely fast gigabit network recently announced they're potentially expanding to a few more markets. I have a friend in Kansas City that got connected to it last Summer and he says the speed is really... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at PVRblog
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I just picked up a new Roamio 6-tuner TiVo in order to test out and post a review of soon. It is my 7th or 8th TiVo I've ever owned, but this one has proven problematic on setup due to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at PVRblog
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Dave Zatz has been compiling all sorts of rumored information found in FCC filings, TiVo bulletin boards, and internet chatter on what the next version of TiVo hardware will look like. The above image is reportedly what the lower end... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at PVRblog
Pretty interesting little thread at Quora I stumbled upon asking Why Did TiVo Fail? The best answer so far is from a former TiVo employee that makes it clear TiVo didn't completely fail (heck, it's going on 15 years old... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at PVRblog
Google released the Chromecast today for just $35, a small item that connects via HDMI and runs a virtual AirPlay-like service, allowing you to send video from apps and Chrome browsers to your TV. Getting video from the Internet to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at PVRblog
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Boxee is one of my favorite video apps in my home theater and I'm actually glad to hear they've been acquired by Samsung. The software Boxee created looks and works great, and is simple to use (here's my old review... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at PVRblog
Yeah, Todd I've considered moving this blog to Koken, it looks fantastic.
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I agree that Google's photo display on that page looks nice, but just about everything else they do poorly. So there's no sense of community or even other people (every Google service has a cold, calculated feel to it instead of one designed by other humans), so it's unlikely I'll ever store my photos there.
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Yeah, the /detail/ version always felt like a secret level of Flickr and I used to share that with people when I had a large set of photos they could scan through, but I found people didn't know there were multiple pages and I'd have to remind them to page through each set.
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The full results arrived from our chiptiming, here they are in PDF format. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Discover Spring
A great run was had by all earlier today, thanks to everyone for coming out, all the runners for supporting a good cause, and all the volunteers for their great help. We've posted some photos from the run to our Facebook page. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Discover Spring
If you pre-registered for the run, you can pick-up your race packet tonight from 6:30-8 pm at Yogis, located in the McMinnville Community Center on Evans street. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at Discover Spring
We've closed up the pre-registration form on this site as we need a couple days to gather all the names and prepare race packets, but fear not if you still want to participate in the Discover Spring run you can still sign up (cash or check only, please) on Saturday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Discover Spring
We're leaving pre-registration open for another week or so leading up to the day of the run. Unfortunately, we will no longer be offering t-shirts with registrations, in order to have them printed on time. We may have a few for sale on the day of the event. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Discover Spring
We are always looking for volunteers to help steer runners along the course and help with registration. If you're interested in helping out, we have a volunteer signup here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Discover Spring
Yeah, I totally am.
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Yeah, looking at my email, it looks like we exchanged email about my PVRblog back in 2004. Cool to see where you work now, I'm a big fan of Redfin.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2013 on LinkedIn is a Virus at A Whole Lotta Nothing
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I'm pretty sure it was anyone that ever emailed me with a gmail address, so maybe you never used one to contact me?
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2013 on LinkedIn is a Virus at A Whole Lotta Nothing
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This year we will be offering chip-based timing for runners. This will let you know your exact time when crossing the start and finish lines as well as splits in between. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Discover Spring
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I've noticed that bloggers descending on CES this year is a bigger thing than ever, but most of them are going for quantity over quality. Right now I'm checking The Verge's CES coverage once a day for highlights (they are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at PVRblog
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Unfortunate news tonight that Micahel Cronan, a designer from the Bay Area has died at age 61. The New York Times has more about Michael, including a story of him coming up with the name "Kindle" for Amazon as well.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at PVRblog
If you'd like to register for this year's upcoming run, you can do it online. All pre-registered runners will get a t-shirt included with their fees. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Discover Spring
We are getting the site ready today for the third running of the Discover Spring fun run. Stay tuned! Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Discover Spring