ADOBE LAUNCHES CS5 :: & THEN ADOBE TV WENT DOWN :: iN-TENSE AS I FOLLOW THE iDRAMA

AS I am watching the “Pseudo Live” launch video on Adobe.com for the CS5 suite, I can’t help but think how great everything looks in the pre-recorded video.  Great production value! There are hundreds of Tweets on the subject as we all listen in for our specialized area of interest…. I heard nothing about transcoding video from Premiere or what the status of the Adobe Media Encoder is, which are the applications I use the most as a streamer of media, followed closely by good ole’ Dreamweaver.

Video looked great, Adobe Mobile Video looked great on the innocuous “Mobile Device” they featured (ahem, iPhone?)… As far as you can tell from a video they produced and mastered in their Adobe CS5 suite… especially with all those “easy to use effects” in Adobe After Effects.  Everything was great…

And then, the live launch video ended.

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FLYING FOR REALS, Y'ALL :: THE HOVERCRAFT@HOME PROJECT :: GEEK FEAT!

As a kid there were two things I asked Santa Claus for every year:
1. a robot clone that would do my homework and clean my room and
2. A hovercraft of my very own

** Yes, I ordered the one advertised in the back of the comic book and was sadly disappointed when it was too small to actually fly around in. However, that dream could soon be realized!! At least the second one – and I tell you what, if I come across $13K in the next year – and find somewhere to park the thing in NYC – I am definitely going to buy one! Imagine flying over the traffic in NYC’s rush hour! Ahhh, to dream a little dream… this is exactly one of those things that makes life worth while!!

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The hovercraft functions as a stand-alone vehicle, but with the detachable wings in place it becomes a small aircraft capable of a top cruising speed of about 60 miles per hour. While it doesn’t fly very high, the 1.8-liter engine pushes the craft to a ceiling between around 10 feet — plenty high to clear fences, cars and the inevitable slack-jawed onlooker — and has a range of 140 miles.

YOUTH TAKE::THE FUTURE IS OUR FUTURE:: KID GEEKS!!

NYC FIRST Robotics LIVE Webcast at NASA.robotics.gov  — Kids, Technology and Streaming Media!! Oh my! Recently me & my honey took the kids to the SONY Wonder Labs, which is a FREE interactive playground in NYC at the SONY building,  It was indeed “wonderful” and it also made me sad… Sad that I had missed out on so much back in the days of my misspent youth! Of course, none of this existed yet… so, what can you do?
Alas, NYC is finally becoming a breeding ground for fabulous geekdom!
Celebrating Kids Working Smart in Science and Technology

All FIRST programs are organized around two components:

  1. engaging teams of students in the process of technological innovation through the use of robotics; and
  2. bringing communities together to celebrate the achievements of students working smart in science and technology.

Check out the webcasts and from NYC FIRST Robotics LIVE Webcast at NASA.robotics.gov
CAPSELA ROCKS!
I love the CAPSELA@
Nico’s Deep Thought:  I love to see the next, youngest generation as they enter the wonderful world of genius, geekdom!!  There wasn’t a competition around here in NYC for me in High School, we didn’t have computers in the schools yet!!  Not much Robotics (I did do Lego but Capsela was always my FAVORITE!!)  and a lot of Rube Goldberg, but that’s mostly physics!!
Oooh!  Have I said too much?  Well, I suppose I should keep the mystery alive and focus on tomorrow!
Defined Rube Goldberg designed inventions that made simple tasks much more complicated. Like this! (Who didn’t love watching Zoom growing up???)