Maurer's Music Mayhem

Christians on Twitter

June 2nd, 2012

I’ve been using Twitter for a long time, both personally and as a marketing tool for the Christian Music Archive. So when Jen discovered this article about twitter usage, my interest was picqued.

The New York Times published an interesting article on Twitter and it’s popularity among users. A Twitter staff member set out to discover why some tweets were more popular than others. His assumption was that the answer would come from pop icons or sports legends. Instead, he found that the most viral tweets came from the Christian community.

This is a very interesting read… Click to read the full article on NYTimes.com.

Google Chrome Just Passed Internet Explorer To Become The World’s Most Popular Web Browser

May 24th, 2012

This article makes me very happy. Yes, I’m a geek.

After months of chipping away at its lead, Google Chrome has finally overtaken Internet Explorer to become most popular web browser worldwide.
Chrome’s share of the market rose to 32.8% in the week ending May 20, while Internet Explorer’s share of the market dropped to 31.9%, according to new data from StatCounter, via TheNextWeb. This marks the first full week that Chrome has beaten Explorer.

Read more: Business Insider

Universal Movies & Samsung BD-P3600

September 12th, 2010

We got a new Samsung BD-P3600 BluRay player. Love the picture! BUT, I’ve had consistent problems with playing BluRay discs from Universal Studios. The first time I had problems, I figured it was a bad disc, so I sent it back to Netflix and got a replacement disc. Same problem. Since that time I’ve had other Universal discs that don’t work, either. Seems that all other discs from other studios work fine. So, after some digging, here is what I found:

I found that if I go into the player setup menus and block BD live content that the Universal discs will play but obviously without any “live” content.

Obviously, this is a temporary fix, and hopefully a future firmware update will fix the problem. But at least now I can watch my Universal BluRay movies.