AT-AT These Shoes Are Made For Walkin'

AT-AT in shoes

I love this picture.  Every time I look at it I can't help but to get the song These Boots Are Made for Walkin' by Lee Hazlewood, first recorded by Nancy Sinatra.  I wonder if there is a funny filk song out of this...

Hoth, You keep saying you've got something for me. something you call ice, but confess. You've been messin' where you shouldn't have been a messin' and now rebels are gettin' all your basses.

These At-Ats are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do one of these days these At-Ats are gonna walk all over you.

You keep lying, when you oughta be baren and you keep sheltern' when you oughta not be. You keep rebeln' when you oughta be conformn'. Now what's right is right, but you ain't been right yet.

These At-Ats are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do one of these days these At-Ats are gonna walk all over you.

You keep fightn' where you shouldn't be fightn' and you keep thinkin' that you´ll never get burnt. Ha! I just found me a brand new box of matches yeah and what Ben know you ain't HAD time to learn.

Are you ready At-Ats? Start walkin'!

Now all I need is someone to sing this beauty and pleas share it with me.

(via NickIsConfused)

Boxee and the Digital Future

boxee The new build of Boxee is out, and I got a chance to play with it today.  The new build offers a lot of new features:

  • Netflix, for the Mac version only.
  • a new Hulu – looks more like, enables you to login (so you can get your Hulu Queue), works faster, and playback should be greatly improved on Apple TV
  • a new YouTube – new look, as well as higher quality video playback. some of these YouTube clips look pretty good on your 46” LCD
  • a new CNN, Flickr, Picasa and Apple Movie Trailers – we’ve re-written all of these plug-ins to work faster and look better
  • Boston Globe’s The Big Picture – it’s a great photo-blog, which we really like, and thought could be pretty cool in a 10-foot experience. if you’ll like it we could bring much more of these type of services (let us know!)
  • integration with MTV Music – when you click on an album you’ll see a new option to let you watch music videos of the artist. check it out. MTV said they can give us higher quality videos, and we have a few more ideas for providing a great music video experience on boxee
  • theWB – on our quest to bring more TV content to boxee theWB is the latest addition. it means shows like Buffy, Babylon5, Firefly, One Tree Hill and The O.C. are now available on boxee

First Impressions

Well, I have to give it mixed reviews.  I love that Boxee is trying to bring together all of the online streaming options into one place.  I installed it on my AppleTV, and I have to say, I am a fan.  These are features that should exist natively on the AppleTV and they turned a something I loved into a device that I am now fanatical about.

There are a couple problems.

Netflix does not work on the AppleTV

I am not sure if this is because of the AppleTV’s processor or the fact that Netflix streaming service relies on Silver Light and a heavy dose of DRM.

This is not a deal breaker, and the folks at Boxee are committed to trying to make it work.  If they can make it work, then the AppleTV will become the best media center I could imagine.

The new Hulu Interface.

While I like the look of the new Hulu interface, I don’t find it as intuitive as the old one.  It could just be that not used to it, but I didn’t find it as easy to use as the old one.  My biggest complaint, is that after I watched a show, I had to drill back down through the show menu to pick a new show.  If there is a “back” botton, I didn’t see it.

All and All

I would have to say it is an improvement, and it shows what Boxee will eventually be able to do.