Since Netflix debuted recently in the UK I've been watching a lot of "Mythbusters" and the above quote is one of my favourites. I've always been interested in science especially electronics and mechanics, if I hadn't done Computer Science I'd probably had gone down one of these avenues.
I'm also very much enjoying Netflix, technically it seems perfect it's just the content selection that's disappointing. With media licensing being as complicated as it is, I'm nowhere near a position where I can understand any of it, I'd almost prefer it was a technical problem. While clearly Netflix have a deal with the BBC it seems a shame that Netflix couldn't just operate as an interface for iPlayer allowing users to consume content on all the platforms Netflix is on. I imagine again the issue not technical and again is concerned with licensing and copyright protection issues. Perhaps the news that iPlayer will finally be comming to the Xbox 360 means we'll be watching content through even more alien interfaces soon.
I've recently started work on an Android application with some friends. We're working on a port of some Windows software for a customer who sells it with hardware. Unfortunately it's unlikely to ever make it to the Android Market. We're using XP-Dev for our project hosting and it's fantastic. I'm a particular fan of their Subversion support and near endless list of task tracking options. I've never worked on a port before and in one day I've already learned a huge amount. The customer doesn't want any modifications to how the application works, used in high workflow environments the user interface is well known and any changes would not be appreciated. It's a totally different mindset to what I'm used to where normally new features are something to get excited about. As the paperwork is quite finalised yet It's probably not safe to disclose our customer but as soon as I have some news I'll post it here as the app is going to be pretty cool.