Nintendo DS XMas Story + UPDATE
Remember "A Christmas Carol?" (thanks anonymous reader for the correction) Delusional old man see's three ghosts? Well - I've been harboring my own secret Xmas delusions. I've developed what is more than a theory, less than a hallucination - that 2 companies are going to give the world a gift and release life-changing free softwares on Xmas day.
The first is that XLink Tunnel will tunnel the DS by their stated Xmas goal. The second is that TiVo will release their long-expected TiVo To-Go - also slotted for sometime in 2004. TiVo to go will finally let Series 2 TiVo owners move shows from their TiVo harddrive to their network - and potentially burn DVDs of those shows with the TiVo menu as the DVD menu. My God - they've been running insinuating ads for it in Wired for the last couple months.
This is possible, right? We'll all wake up tomorrow with new functionality on our TiVos and an email from XLink telling us to update our versions? Right? An XMas gift from our two favorite companies. A nice little tutorial for each skinned like an XMas card? Why aren't you answering me, damnable spirits?! IS THERE STILL TIME?!!
What day is it, boy? Why it's XMas, Mista Scrooge!
Good! Good! There's still time! Take this penny-farthing and go buy the biggest XLink compatible router sold and take it to the Kratchet home. I'll meet you there with some TiVo To-Go Fututama compilation DVD's and we'll chill.
UPDATE: XLink didn't make Xmas but I know they'll have it figured out soon. Give 'em hell boys. Knock the DS into little cubes. My TiVo still works as expected. TiVo turned evil this year: running ads on top of ads and sending out notices to the media that "TiVo" should not be used as a verb. Here's an Xmas secret boys - if you're so scared and legalistic that you don't appreciate people using TiVo as a verb... you don't deserve it!
I guess, like Scrooge, my Xmas greed will be my downfall. Perhaps I'll have to settle for my house full of loved ones and this Xmas mimosa. Oh wait - I'm ecstatic.
Merry Xmas to you and yours.