Tag Archives: Entertainment

YouTube Red

Paid YouTube? I guess that’s reasonable. We already pay for quite a bit of online entertainment – Netflix, Hulu, Spotify etc. Why not YouTube too.

I used to not have a TV when I first came here from Bangladesh. I didn’t really have the time or, this is more important, the money to afford it. I did have a phone and a long distance carrier and I paid a lot of money for that combination. I didn’t really have a choice.

Today I (my family) have a couple of TVs (with satelite service), 4 mobile phones and a few online entertainment services. My average costs today compared to 27 years ago is not that very different. Specially if I take inflation into account and the fact that there is 4 of us being entertained, informed or connected.

But . . . . something doesn’t feel right.

– manzoor


Netflix Adds Multiple Profile on the Same Account

Aug 20th – Been meaning to update my previous entry for over a week now (yes, almost since I originally posted it, I know). Seems Netflix started supporting AppleTV almost right away.

Still waiting to see being able to restrict access to a profile.

Aug 10th – This is really awesome, now we can keep our viewing history separate – but is that really what is needed? The main feature that I would be interested in would be to restrict access to a Profile from another. If any user can switch to a diff profile, than this whole feature is basically broken.

Don’t get me wrong, the new feature is definitely an improvement over nothing at all. But I feel like it’s a tease of a feature

My family, mostly our kids, uses Netflix primarily on the TV via AppleTV. Which unfortunately doesn’t yet support this new feature. Which is understandable, it’s a new feature that is still being rolled out. But practically for me, without the AppleTV support this is pretty much a useless feature. At most it’s a nice concept that I am looking forward to.

– manzoor

HighBall, The

  • Location: South – 1142 S Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78704
  • Hours: Open till 2AM everyday, Opens at 4:30PM (M-F), 1PM (Sat) and 10AM (Sun)
It has a really funky / eclectic feel to it. If you are looking for the most high-tech Bowling lanes – this definitely is NOT it.I’ve ONLY been here once – on a office outing. But I was fasting (so didn’t get to try any of the food) and already had other plans – so wasn’t able to spend a bit more time hanging out. But I am looking forward to an opportunity (i.e., excuse) to go check it out again.

– manzoor