Thursday, April 28, 2005

Tip of the Month #2

Your video's terrible...oh, that's because you're in the dark. Follow this tip and your picture will be clearer and smoother, and people will sing praises. Or run away screaming. Maybe it's best to keep those lights off...

SightSpeed Tip of the Month #2

Thursday, April 14, 2005

SightSpeed at the ABA Techshow

On the last day of CeBIT, Intel told me SightSpeed would be going with them to another show in Chicago, this one a Techshow for the American Bar Association. So we sent our very own Chicago-ian, Aaron Walsh, to man the booth. Not only did he do a fab job, he took pics. SightSpeed, REPRAZENT!
Aaron manning the SightSpeed island in Intel's booth. Posted by Hello
Sitting in with good company. Posted by Hello

Thursday, April 07, 2005

C'mon, SightSpeed Me

Being the SightSpeed Guy is a heavy responsibility - not only must you welcome conversation, you must initiate it. So I went to fav custom clothing maker neighborhoodies and ordered me a shirt sure to get the calls a comin'. If you're feeling like you wanna reach out and touch someone, make sure you've got permission. Now you've got mine. So c'mon - SightSpeed me!
The point might be cheesy, but the stare is all business. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

He Likes It! The SightSpeed Guy Likes It!

SightSpeed and The Weather Channel exchanged clothes this past week - at least, hats and shirts. And I love it. Anything anyone sends me, I'll wear. Well, almost anything. Send me a hat or a shirt, and I'll slap it on and post a picture of me shamelessly hawking it.
This hat would have gotten the coveted two-thumbs-up rating, but alas, one hand needs to be on the mouse. Posted by Hello

Friday, April 01, 2005

SightSpeed Used to Talk to Aliens

Gualala, CA - Earlier this morning, the Foundation for Real Extraterrestrial Alien Colonies, or FREACS, had communication with the outside world. While attempting to connect to their their home offices in Berkeley, FREACS founder Lou Natic connected accidentally to an alien.

"I'm pretty sure it wasn't human," Lou bemused. "It had, you know, one of those big heads and eyes you always see in pictures."

Natic, a native son of Berkeley who founded FREACS over 2o years ago after viewing Steven Spielberg's movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," has pioneered emerging technology to send communications signals into outer space, most recently with SightSpeed, a Berkeley company with software to send audio and video over the internet. Spokesman for SightSpeed Peter Zottolo stresses the software was originally created for human-to-human communications. Lou Natic thinks differently. Although he routinely uses SightSpeed to communicate with his colleagues, his idea was to send audio and video to someone else.

"It's time to embrace the possibility of communication with all organic life. What I saw was only the beginning, I hope, of an ongoing interaction with other intelligent creatures." Before Natic could record the transmission, the call abruptly ended, leaving him no concrete evidence of the contact.

After 10 years of studying and practicing in Berkeley, Lou Natic decided to move to Gualala.

"It's the town that sounds closest like an alien word," he explains. "Besides, there's already too many freaks in Berkeley."