Prison Break: Season 2 Fall Finale

Way to start the Fall Season finale! Michael and Lincoln were caught by the local authorities. Thanks to FBI agent Mahone who wanted the two brothers killed, but the local cops arrived in the nick of time before Mahone could pull the trigger.

Fernando Sucre jumps out of the plane and parachutes down before the plane could be shot down. He lands safely. Unfortunately, the pilot’s parachute fails to open.

Former prison guard captain Brad Bellick is held without bail for the murder of ex-prison guard Roy Grady. Bellick pleads and gets a lighter sentence. He goes back to Fox Penitentiary, this time around as an inmate.

Sarah calls Michael, but there is no answer. She leaves him a message and tells him she needs him. She learns later that Michael and Lincoln were caught and are being transported back to the Fox River Penitentiary. She cuts her hair and gets a new identity.

Meanwhile, Tea Bag gets a new prosthetic hand. He meets a postal worker, but murders her after getting a forwarding address of a former girlfriend who was responsible for sending him to prison. Tea Bag shows up later at her door. Its trouble.

While Michael and Lincoln are being transported back to Fox River, the caravan of cars and vans were stopped in the tunnel by a jack-knifed truck. A locked is deliberately let loose. One of the guards leaves a set of keys in the van. It’s smells like a setup by Mahone. He wants the brothers killed. The brothers don’t bite initially, but decided to run for it in the end.

Mahone is conspiring with Kellerman’s help. They trapped the two brothers. In a surprising turn of events, Kellerman kills Mahone and urges the brothers to go with him to implicate the President.

What a finale! You’ll just have to stay tuned for the next show on January 22!

Vista OS

No doubt Microsoft’s Vista operating system will be the defacto standard for operating systems in the years to come. It will take quite some time for the Vista OS to penetrate the market as companies usually take several years to refresh their technologies. It’s a process that normally takes 3-4 years to complete. Many IT departments are electing not to upgrade current users to Vista, but are allowing Vista to trickle in as new PCs are purchased. I think it’s a wise approach from a support standpoint.

Share-This CSS Validation Fix

If you have CSS validation errors with Alex King’s WordPress plugin called Share-This which happens to be installed on this site, just look below, there is now a fix posted by TechRoam. Thanks, TechRoam. You will need to edit the share-this.php file inside the plugin folder and make the following changes.

From:

background: url(’.$key.’.gif) no-repeat 2px center;

To:

background: url(’.$key.’.gif) no-repeat center;
background-position: 2px;

Prison Break: Disconnect

I’ve downloaded all the previous shows from Apple iTunes and I’m now caught up with the show. The show opens up with Michael struggling to accept his father, Aldo Burrows who abandoned him as a child. Michael quickly learns from his father that Dr. Sara Tancredi holds the key that could implicate his brother Lincoln Burrows.

Meanwhile, Sara Tancredi escapes from being killed by Agent Kellerman by jumping off the second story hotel room unto a parked car. She’s hurt, but mends herself. Kellerman’s boss Bill Kim is now hot on Kellerman’s collar.

Agent Mahone tracks down Michael, Lincoln, Aldo and Fernando Sucre. Mr. Burrows is shot by Mahone and dies. Mahone gets a tip from a Mexican coyote about a getaway plane. The getaway plane leaves with Fernando Sucre in it. Michael and Lincoln made a last minute decision to stay.

The plane is now being tracked down by a private jet plane. Meanwhile, C-Note’s wife is arrested while buying medicine for their daughter. Former prison guard captain Brad Bellick is arrested by the local police for the murder of his friend and former prison guard Roy Grady.

Mahone tracks down Michael and Lincoln. Mahone crashes his car to Lincoln and Michael’s car. Lincoln is hurt but not seriously. Mahone gets out of the car and have the two clearly in his sights. Sara is on the other end of the line but Michael can’t get to the cell phone that ended up on the ground after the crash.

The show is getting more interesting every minute. Next week’s episode is the last one for this fall season. It promises to have more twists and turns. We will see.

Watching iPod Videos On Your TV

If you want to watch your iPod videos on your big screen TV, you’ll need an Apple proprietary AV cable. Well, at least that’s what Apple is saying. The truth is, you don’t need a proprietary AV cable from Apple that will cost you $19.95. Any AV Camcorder cable will do provided it has a 3 plug RCA jacks on one end and 3-banded 3.5 mm plug on the other. You can get one at eBay for a measly $2.99. Add $3 for shipping and you got yourself a cable for a total of just $5. Why pay more! See the picture of the cable.

Before you connect the cables, set your iPod video settings to the following:
1. Set TV Out to ON.
2. Set TV Signal to NTSC for US or PAL for Europe.
3. Set Widescreen to ON,

Connect Your AV Cable to your TV
1. Plug the Red RCA plug to the Yellow RCA plug on your TV.
2. Plug the Yellow RCA plug to the White RCA plug on your TV.
3. Plug the White RCA plug to the Red RCA plug on your TV.

For some reason, the colors of the RCA jacks of the cable I received were correct. There is no need to swap color connections as I mentioned above. The RCA jacks plug straight through, meaning red to red, yellow to yellow, and white to white. Weird.

Erica Sadun writes in detail how to connect your iPod video to your TV set.

That’s it. Enjoy the show.

Prison Break

I have downloaded the first 14 episodes of Prison Break Season 1 from iTunes. It’s being aired locally by the Fox Broadcasting Company on Channel 2 here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I must admit, I’m hooked to the show. It’s a great story with great characters and with great actors. A very intriguing story with cliff-hangers at the end of every show. Well, I’m done downloading from iTunes at the moment until Apple and Fox can fix the problem.

It turns out there are a couple of missing episodes from iTunes. Episode 14 End of the Tunnel is the same as Episode 15 The Rat. So, I have essentially paid for the same episode twice. It’s no big deal, it’s only $1.99 per episode, but Apple should fix it. I also learned from a couple of forums that Episode 15 By the Skin and the Teeth is also missing and all subsequent episodes are out of order and mislabeled.

Now, I’m reluctant to buy any further. The problem has been reported by downloaders since September 10, 2006 and the problem hasn’t been fixed since. So, I’m stuck at the moment wondering what should I do. I might just go over to Amazon and buy the whole CD Set of Season 1 for just $36 bucks. It might be the better option considering there is still no fix in iTunes. Needless to say, I’m very disappointed with Apple’s iTunes.

Season 2 is currently showing. I missed all of Season 1 last year. That’s why I’m a little lost watching any of the current episodes. I’ll try to avoid watching any of Season 2 shows until I’m all caught up with the story. In the meantime, I have to get my hands on the remainder of Season 1 and all of Season 2 up to this week’s show.