:: Friday, October 22, 2004 ::
On Wednesday evening we watched all three of the original Star Wars movies back to back to back until pretty much an hour before sun up, and then S. and I drove down the 401 to Windsor for a Road Trip. Showed and explained to S. some podcasting stuff and listened to Adam Curry's Oct 18thpodcast on the way down on the Zen that I have got connected up to listen to via the car stereo. Cool thing Curry talked about at one point in the recording was about a link between geo-caching and podcasting.
Picture this: you are standing on the Santa Monica Pier or on the edge of the Grand Canyon. You want to know some information about the area from real people who have been there. Cool things to do and so on. Or things to avoid. You would sign up for an RSS feed specific your interest and it would be automatically downloaded to the portable MP3 player. When you are there, or on the way there, you simply listen to it. Think of it like the devices you can rent at museums that provided self-guided walking tours in your own language. Very clever. Geographic related or specific podcasting.
S. said that she didn't like other people telling her what she should like and dislike without the credentials to give an informed opinion. She has a point, but I also think that it would be good to hear a few unfiltered non-corporate opinions on something. But our talk evolved into a better version. Have things like the Zagat restaurant reviews or the CAA/AAA travel books have downloadable content that would be in audio format and very specific to the point of having restaurant reviews on San Diego or, things to do in the Mojave. And more up to date than the books they pass out. Why not content to from local tourist boards. Whatever. Clever.
We also checked out Casino Windsor. Didn't like it. One reason: smoke. You can smoke in there. You tend to take for granted that everywhere is smoke free now - at least around London. But it was like being in a bar from a couple of years ago. Eyes burning. I played one of the slots and lost five bucks in four mins and we wandered around for a bit inside. We later went to have dinner at a nice restaurant called Genossos (not sure on the spelling) a couple of blocks away near the police HQ. Very tasty trendy place which we had dined at once when she was living in Windsor. Try the avocado spring rolls if you go! We later took a walk along the now chilly waterfront near dusk before heading back. Took a couple of pics that I posted on the Photoblog. Decided to Sepia tone them. And they turned out like news photographs in a low tech newspaper.
:: Mike Wood 18:27 [+] ::