Category: Entertainment

David Prowse as Vader

Despite knowing all about Prowse, I’d never actually heard his voice before today. Thank the gods for James Earl Jones!

The Zoo (TV Series)

Myself and T visit the Zoo at least 3 or 4 times every year with our Fota membership, it’ll be great to see some of the behind the scenes stuff. I just hope T doesn’t explode when the heffalumps come on! Anyone got a copy of episode one by any chance?

RTÉ: Bring Back Glic Rick!

Thanks to Allan, via Damien, we now have a way to vent our spleens about the bizarre hobbling of Rick O’Shea’s 2FM show. I haven’t heard the show since I heard about, since 2FM is now out of my rotation. Here’s what I said:

I won’t bore you with a diatribe, I just want to register a complaint about the RTE decision to hamstring and ultimately destroy Rick O’Shea’s show on 2FM. I’m not a huge radio listener but when I do have the radio on, Rick is one of the only DJ’s I’m interested in listening to. I’m much less likely to switch to 2FM on my dial now. Please revoke the decision and put it back the way it was.

Adam Beecher

I received an autoreply immediately, score 1 for RTÉ. Score 2 for the non-autoreply 4 minutes later, probably a form response but still deserving of brownie points. Score 3 for the fact that it’s 8:30 at night. 1 more point and I’ll put the channel back into rotation. Guess what’ll do it RTÉ? :)

Dear Adam,
Thank you for your e-mail.
Your comments in relation to the changed format of the Rick O’Shea show will be included in our Audience Log of calls and e-mails, which is circulated for information to senior management in RTÉ Radio and is reviewed at the weekly meeting of the Editorial Boards.
Your e-mail is also being brought to the attention of the Head of RTÉ 2fm.
Thank you again for taking the time to make your views known to us, we very much welcome all feedback on our programmes and services.

With best regards
RTÉ Information Officer

Palm Pre

[This has been in my drafts since January 9, only noticed it now. It does have a motion sensor and landscape mode btw.]

The wife’ll kill me, I want one of these and I only have my Treo Pro a couple months.

Palm Pre

It seems to settle a major deficiency in the Treo Pro, namely Windows Mobile. It’s not a bad mobile OS per se, but the hardware is a tad underpowered for it, and it has niggles that can’t be addressed because of it’s closed nature. That said, I don’t know if the Pre’s webOS will be open either, but hopefully Palm will have generated Clue from their Windows adventure. And drop it forevermore…

One other apparent deficiency would appear to be a motion sensor and/or landscape mode. You’d think that if it had it, the presenter in these PC Pro videos – well worth watching by the way – would have demoed it; although it has to be said that despite best effort, he’s no Steve Jobs and might have been better off deferring to someone with more charisma.

(Via Slashdot.)