Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Indiana BBQ?

Once I landed in Indianapolis, I couldn't help thinking of the Jackson 5 ditty, Goin' back to Indiana. Remember it? Although I didn't "start from" there, nor is that "where my baby's from", I have been here enough times to recall certain experiences. However, this is the first time I've had BBQ in this state, so it was with some minor trepidation that I ventured into what is supposidly the best Barbecue in Bloomington - Smokin' Jack's Rib Shack. I had the pulled pork sandwich. A well prepared, properly smoked boston butt. The sauce was nice too - not too sweet and an excellent complement to the Q. I rate it a solid 2 out of 5 smokin' hogs. Smokin Jacks Rib Shack, 505 W. 17th St.Bloomington, IN 47404 (812) 332-RIBS or(812) 961-2243

Friday, September 19, 2008

NCTC Will Allow New Members

It seems the folks at the National Rural Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) have decided to lift their self-imposed moratorium on new membership starting in January. In a sense, they are between a rock and a hard place - trying to serve their cable members by keeping out telcos trying to get into the IPTV business, while at the same time needing to acknolodge that the video business is changing.

This move will likely turn off a number of their current members, but allow for growth (or at least stem declines). I wonder how this will play with telcos who are already members of other competitive cooperative organizations, such as The National Rurual Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC). Here is the article from Telephony.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's Traveling Time!

Yes friends, I'm off again to distant lands to teach stuff. And what stuff you may ask? IPTV, of course. This time I'll be in Bloomington Indiana and Kansas the following week.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Verizon BlackBerry Storm Announcement Video

Sorry for the poor quality of this video, but sometimes you have to take what you can get when it's news. Here we see the new, previously rumored Blackberry Storm which now looks pretty awesome. I plan to grill my sources at RIM as to when this will be available to the Verizon wholesale (MVNO) market.

Back on the Air!

Sorry, sorry, sorry! I've been waaaay lax on keeping up with this blog. Not that it's an excuse, but much has happened in my life recently that has taken most of my time. Needless to say, I shan't disappoint my reader(s) any longer. I will make every effort to keep this up, unless I can sell it first.