Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lyre Birds and Smart PC's

Have you ever seen the Planet Earth series? It's awesome! This clip of a lyre bird is one of the many scenes that just blew me away. This old world is full of so many strange and wondrous creatures...

Okay, I think I've mastered Podcasts 101. My favorite is "This American Life" (TAL) from Chicago Public Radio. You can check it out by going to the NPR website. It was easy to subscribe -- just clicked on the Bloglines icon. As an experiment, I also downloaded something called Juice and can use it to grab podcasts. I selected one called Book Babbler. But since we already have ITunes on this PC, I was able to download episodes of some NPR programs there. too. They just started playing without my having to select a player. It's a mystery to me how it happens, really magical since I didn't even tell the computer to use ITunes. It's just smarter than I am, I guess.


  1. The Lyre birds is so cool! So beautiful and so sad at the same time. Chainsaws & cameras.

  2. That was very cool! When he started imitating the chainsaw, Scott and I both exclaimed out loud. Fascinating.