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Watching TV Over the ‘Net

I've recently moved. I got broadband internet setup as quickly as possible. However, I turned down various offers of cable programming.

Why? Because 1) I hate commercials, 2) theretoo much junk just on TV, and 3) you can get a lot of good stuff (legally) over the internet.

Here is my current selection of good online programming that I watch regularly:

  • Nova (a science program)
  • Frontline (a social topics program)
  • BYU-TV (a religious/education station)

I'll add more as I come across and use them. For example, I hear that ABC has a streaming service for episodes of Lost (though I haven't tried it yet)

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Matz is a Saint

I'm a fan of Ruby. Its a great programming language and it just makes sense. It doesn't hurt that the Rails framework uses it too.

This morning I followed a link to some humor about Ruby, Perl, and Java and was surprised to discover that Yukihiro Matsumoto (aka Matz) is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (sometimes refered to as 'The Mormons'). I doubted for a moment that the info was entirely accurate, but after seeing a third posting of the information I had to believe.

Why does any of this matter? I'm a Mormon too!

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