My Review of Roku HD Player

Originally submitted at Roku

The best-selling HD Player (as known as Netflix Player by Roku) plays High Definition video and connects to surround sound audio.

Roku Flat Out Just Works!

By schrups from Minneapolis, MN on 3/4/2010
5out of 5

Pros: Easy to set up, Video selection, Great value, Easy to use, Built in Wi-Fi, Compact, Reliability, High quality picture

Cons: Want more video choices

Best Uses: Bedroom, Primary TV

Describe Yourself: Netflix fan, Power User, Early adopter

I was excited to get our Roku box and set it up.

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Simplify Media adds Photos to the mix

I downloaded the new app from Simplify Media last week for viewing photos from you iPhoto library on your iPhone. Simply Media for photos uses the same Mac or PC application as Simplify Media for your music files. On the iPhone, it is a separate application.

I had some trouble with the caching of the photos from the Mac’s library to the iPhone.

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Review: Hacker Backpack Notebook Computer Bag by Timbuk2

I like computer bags! No, I mean really like computer bags. My problem is that I never seem to find the right bag for my needs. Once upon a time, I had a Timbuk2 bag, Commute, for my Mac Powerbook 12″. I really liked that bag and it met all of my needs.

Fast forward to 2009.

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Book Review: Kindle 2 for Dummies by Greg Holden

I did not anticipate this book to be a heavy read and I was correct. However, if you are a Kindle 2 (or even a first generation Kindle) owner, this book might be a good one to add to your collection. The price on Amazon was decent ($4.99 I think) and I found some new information that I was not aware of.

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Book review: The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry

Another well written historical novel by Steve Berry surrounding returning characters, Cotton Malone, Henrik Thorvaldsen, and Stephanie (Cotton’s former boss). In this story, Malone is reunited with his ex-wife on an adventure from country to country in search of the lost Library of Alexandria and the tomes located within that will unlock both the mysteries of the world as well as provoke political unrest in the Middle East.

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Review: KindleFeeder

I have yet to write a review on the Kindle 2 from Amazon which I picked up over a month ago while vacation in Florida. My preview in a word – “Excellent!” I will save an extended review for later once I locate where I left my mind.

I recently started reading the book, Kindle 2 for Dummies (on my Kindle 2 of course) and the author pointed me to a service called KindleFeeder.

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Book Review: Finally Alive by John Piper

Finally Alive is a newly published book written by John Piper. Pastor John is the preaching pastor of the church that my family attends in the Minneapolis area. Finally Alive is focused on the Gospel and its message both to the believer and the unbeliever. John unpacks the truths he previously delivered in a sermon series he previously preached at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

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Book Review: The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry

The context for the book, The Templar Legacy, is detailed enough that it takes a little while for author, Steve Berry, to develop the story’s plot. I found it a little bit of a struggle to be drawn back to the novel during the early part of the book. That was not the case for the last 3/4 of the book. → Read the rest