My name is Vince Anido, and I am a freelance film and television editor living near Los Angeles, California. I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and moved around a lot before settling in sunny Southern California in 1993. I went to the University of Southern California (Go Trojans!) and graduated with honors from their School of Cinema-Television. Computers, and more specifically media related applications of computer technology have been my hobby since I saw one of the first Macintosh Computers capture video from a camcorder around 1991, I am definitely a gadget freak.Right now, my primary projects include developing the Meekell STV for SageTV (which should be ready for release in a couple of weeks) and this blog. It has been a real treat learning how to develop an STV, and I am excited to be involved in helping to shape the future of such a great product. If you are interested in getting into HTPCs, and haven’t taken a look at SageTV, you really owe it to yourself to install it for the trail period – you won’t regret it.
I’ve recently received my first new computer in 3 years – an IBM/Lenovo X41 Tablet. Even though I’ve run into a few issues configuring it, I feel it’s an excellent device.
While this blog is still finding it’s way, I hope that it will develop into a place where anyone can visit and find a new way to use the technology they already have. I feel that too often, people buy gadgets and only use 10% of their full potential. There are so many people out there hacking, and tweaking, and building new applications for technology unbeknownst to 90% of the world. I’d love to be able to help people take that $600 phone and USE IT. I get sad when I meet someone who has the same phone as me (Sprint PPC-6700) and has never heard of half the things I can make it do.
“Crashless Aspirations” is my way of conceptualizing this idea – using technology to it’s fullest while making it bullet-proof. If it is too hard to use or breaks under pressure, I won’t use it very much and it will end up getting thrown out with the trash.