Steve… Update your blog. You’re way behind 😉
I have been using the Video portion of my iPod Video (30gig) and the battery life does seem to be pretty much as advertised. I watched some of the DL.TV CES coverage (about 15 minutes shy of two hours worth) and I still had a reasonable amount of battery life left that I used to listen to the latest episode of tWiT with a reasonable amount of battery to spare. I finally did plug it in, but, I could have probably listened to audio for the rest of the day, but, have some video I want to watch later so I plugged it in. Not bad! The 60gig is supposed to have even better battery life for video, but, I like the slimness of the 30gig. By the time this one does (or my wife wants it, or…) they will have a new one out with a better screen and much better battery life. I can live with two hours (especially if I have a charger both at home and at work).
I started listening to the audiobook of The Google Story. It is interesting so far although I am only about 45 minutes into it. I will post more detailed opinions when I finish it, probably. I finished the 2001: A Space Odyssey audiobook and would highly recommend listening or reading it if you enjoy the movie — it gives very interesting details that you just can’t put into a movie. Explains a lot of things.
I went and saw Hostel on Friday. It was good. Probably not worthy of the “ultra scary” hype it is getting, but, most movies don’t live up to their hype. If you are a fan of the genre you will probably enjoy it. They don’t shy away from, umm, pretty much anything. If you are easily offended, scared, or grossed out this is not the movie for you. No happy puppies running through the park in this one.
On Sunday we went to see Munich. It was very well done and has a very interesting story. It is long (2:44), but, I felt the story justified the length. To tell the story in 90 minutes wouldn’t do it justice. It isn’t a happy go lucky, fun film. Probably not quite to the level of a Schindler’s List, but, a good film.