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Trying Out the New Netflix Streaming Service

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As many of you already know, NetFlix has been rolling out it’s streaming service over the last month or so. On a whim last night I checked to see if it was available to me and it was. If you want to check for yourself, go to the Your Account link at the top of the page and then on the right there is was a link that was something like “tell me about streaming movies”.

I clicked to enable the service and was told I had to be using Internet Explorer! Wtf? I almost gave up right there, why are people still making websites that won’t run on FireFox? I managed to find IE on my laptop, went through the hoops (had to download a plugin or something) and was given some suggested movies to watch.

The really cool thing was that if you go to the Television category they have Little Britain, Doctor Who and Red Dwarf to watch, some great British TV! Check them out if you have a sense of humour.

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February 2nd, 2007 at 7:40 am

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Firefox 2.0 Sucks on OSX

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Since I installed the latest version of Firefox on my Mac Mini this weekend I am having to force quit it every 15 minutes or so, just freezes up for no good reason. A little investigation of the forums suggested it was related to the anti-phishing feature so I disabled that but it already froze again. Maybe this is the time to switch to Safari or Opera?

In other news, I see that the ebay auction prices for PS3 and Wii are coming down. Most of the PS3 auctions were in the $900-$1400 range which is still a tidy profit but not the crazyness we saw on launch day.

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November 19th, 2006 at 11:56 am

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