Cutting the (cable TV) cord with Aereo!

Aereo, the streaming live-TV service, recently started serving San Antonio and are giving the first month free. I decided to cut the cable TV cord and actually getting rid of my cable TV box!

Aereo basically streams local broadcast TV channels, including all the major networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, WB and Fox) and a number of local stations that broadcast live 24 hours a day. It’s sort of like watching Netflix, but with local TV channels. Read more

My new toy: Sony RX100 II Digital Camera

After tons of research, I finally decided on the Sony DSC-RX100 II (aka RX100M2)  for my second camera. I just got tired of not having my DSLR and getting less-than-satisfying photos from my iPhone 5, particularly in low-light. My two must-have features were: 1) pocketable; and 2) decent shallow depth of field. The RX100 II hits both those marks.

Runner-ups included the Canon S120 and the Panasonic LX7, but the Sony just seemed to be a tad better at shallow DOF. I also considered the Panasonic GM1, but the versatility of interchangeable lens was actually a negative for me.

Flickr feed for some photos taken with the Sony DSC-RX100 II