Category Archives: Videos

Amazon Echo now does Traffic

Amazon Echo Traffic ReportsAmazon is slowly rolling out new features to the Echo, and today’s update introduced traffic reports. The functionality as it is today is rather limited: You need to configure the to and from destinations in the app before she can give you a report – just ask “Alexa, how is traffic?”

And that is all she can do right now… just report on the traffic between those two locations. I tried asking about the “traffic to RDU airport” and several other locations, and the response was “I can not find the answer to the question I heard”.

I find myself in the camp that appreciates frequent, steady updates (versus huge updates once a quarter), so I’m looking forward to the many feature additions the Amazon team will surely add in the future.

Here’s a quick video of the traffic report in action:

Update (3/13/2015): Just saw the mail they sent out this update.  Apparently, they’ve also added a new Celtic Prime Playlist in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Echo Traffic Email

Your vacation video needs drone footage

The days of our parent’s vacation videos are over.  Nobody wants to watch 25 minutes of unedited, shaky, hand-held video of your kids running around in a hotel room.

I’ve never been drawn to do a vacation video until I bought my quadcopter, and the results were inspiring!  I am a total newbie when it comes to flying the Phantom 2, and this is by far the most video edited I’ve ever done at one time. But for a first video, the results weren’t too bad! The drone footage ups the production value quite a bit! Check it out-

About the gear used:

Locations visited included Sint Maarten (St. Martin),  Île Fourchue (island near St. Maarten), Sint Eustatius (Statia), and Saint Barthélemy (St. Barths).

Stupid, racist woman calls 911 because cab driver is “Very Muslim”

Prepare to be enraged!

Jennifer Crabbe is a worthless piece of crap that is very scared of Muslims. Now, I usually give people the benefit of the doubt when I watch a short internet clip of someone being an idiot… “Well, we don’t know the whole story” … “Well, this person could have just had a very bad thing happen to her” .. that is usually what I tell myself.

Not this time. 30 seconds in to this video is when I knew I hated this woman, and everything about her.  What makes her little stunt even more annoying is the fact the way she initiates the phone conversations with each of the dispatchers:

Dispatch: “911, whats your emergency?”
Worthless bitch: “Hello!”
Dispatch: “…uhh”
Worthless bitch: “How are you?”
Dispatch “…” 
Worthless bitch: “I’m scared!” 

I’m ready to punch the wall! The only thing that makes me feel better about this world is that she is being accused of a hate crime.

Top Ten Worst Songs of 2012

Fans of the Youtube user ADoseOfBuckley and his Musical Autopsies will love this 2012 year-end round up. If you have 20 minutes to kill, watch this. It’s worth it. Unless you like Nicki Minaj.

We agree with the entire list <SPOILERS BELOW>:

  1. 4 way Tie for the #1 worst song of 2012:
    1. Nicki Minaj – Starships
    2. Nicki Minaj – Stupid Hoe
    3. Nicki Minaj – Beez in the Trap
    4. Nicki Minaj – Pound the Alarm
  2. Rihanna ft. Chris Brown – Birthday Cake
  3. Flo Rida – Whistle
  4. fun. ft. Janelle Monae – We Are Young
  5. Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj and MIA
  6. Juicy J. ft. Lil’ Wayne and 2 Chainz – Bandz A Make Her Dance
  7. Future – Turn on The Lights
  8. Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup
  9. Justin Bieber ft. Big Sean – As Long As You Love Me
  10. Bella Thorne – TTYLXOX