Posts Tagged ‘2011’

BRB – Glastonbury Festival 2011

For the next week or so I’ll be camping in the middle of a hopefully dry field, soaking up music, vibes and possibly even sunshine at the world famous Glastonbury Festival.

Of course, for the less committed geek this would spell disaster – a whole week without my MacBook?…without Wi-Fi?…outdoors?

Luckily, my party this year are all smartphone addicts (three parts iPhone, one part BlackBerry), and we’re going to be sharing a Shenzhen-special battery-powered USB charging station. This means I’ll be Tweeting, Instagramming, WordPressing and generally getting as far from the party spirit as possible over glorious 3G for the whole week. I’m also taking equipment for making fresh coffee.

The trip is going to be equal parts 2011 and Glastonbury for me, and while I’m pretty sure VMWare don’t have a tent, it’s not going to be totally disconnected. [Prays for sunshine…and signal]

Street League 2011 – Kansas

It’s Street League 2011 stop 2, held this time in Kansas City. You may recall that ESPN basically left the video feed open for download last time around, with a very helpful 300 page going so far as to index the clips for offline viewing.

As Flash player is a direct ticket to a hot computer and an empty battery, I’ll do anything to avoid using it, so it’s great that once again ESPN have left the .MP4 video files publicly accessible. Now you can watch on your iPhone or iPad, too!

Download link for the Kansas City stop and Flash-free embedded video after the break.


Street League 2011 – Seattle

Street League Skateboarding is back for 2011 – last year’s competition was awesome fun and they’ve changed up some of the rules for the 2011 competition.

What they’ve also done is host the clips on a server with a 300 page which lets you browse the .flv files available. This means you can download them for watching offline in VLC or your media player of choice.

I’m a big fan of street league and it’s awesome to see it back on the air!

Here’s the link for the ESPN site, and here’s where you can grab the files for download.

Or, if you’d prefer just to watch here the videos are after the break.

[UPDATE: Stop 2 available here]