07 January 2007:
Happy New Year, everybody! My most recent e-mail from my cousin Tommy who works as an assistant producer on American Dad:
From: Tom Welch
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007 2:54:19 PM
To: Agent Mike Scully; AJ; Chris Thompson; WILLKIES Kevin & Lisa; DAD; Devan Nanda; Jason JK Kelley; jon tempelmeier; Judy Siegel; Kerry; TED NORWOOD; Richie Gartland; Kelly Barry; Ken & Andrea Majoros; AK Murtadha; Mike Schafer; Megan C. Scully; Matt Rengel; Matthew Scully; MOM; Kyle GREEN; SAM I AM; Tim Lucas; Scott Strathman; Vincent Barbera; Uncle Jack (work)
Subject: Bush comes to dinner!
New Episode of AMERICAN DAD This Sunday Night on FOX...
In this episode... George Bush comes to town and gets wasted and runs
around town naked!!!
I hope we get in trouble for it!!! Anyway.... WATCH!!!! woo-hoo
HOPE 2007 is going well.
So everybody tune into American Dad after the Pats game tonight! I know this website has been pretty barren lately. Ever since I got Direct TV most of my computer time has been spent encoding episodes of TV shows and seeding them on Bit Torrent. Let me tell you, forget digital cable because Direct TV is friggin' awesome! The picture quality is so much better than digital cable - probably because digital cable just transcodes its video into digital format, the original video is in its crappy analog format so you're not getting any better quality. My only real beef with Direct TV is purely technical and is more about the 1080i format, which has become the standard in digital television. Simply, it doesn't make much sense to me to interlace digital video since most of the new video screens are progressive anyways. Also, it takes up almost twice as much bandwidth to broadcast than it would if it were in 1080p. Based on this, I doubt that electrical engineers were consulted in the decision to make 1080i the standard digital video format. The final decision was probably made by people who don't understand these things, like Jessica Simpson. Back to my encoding, I've been working on South Park and Star Trek Remastered recently. I've been seeding them on Bit Torrent, you can download the torrents on my Vidz webpage. I was hoping to start encoding The Man Show, but the only channel that shows it anymore is G4 Tech TV and they cut out the trampoline scenes at the end - very disappointing. Yesterday, my grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a celebration at Ocean Beach! It was a fun time, I got to see a lot of my family that I haven't seen in quite a while. The food was awesome! It was so warm out that afterwards I went down to the beach with Amanda, my sisters and my cousins. We thought about going swimming but didn't have any towells so decided not to. That would have been awesome, swimming in the ocean in Connecticut in the middle of January! I got some great pix and vidz with my new digicam.