Category Archives: Beijing

Beijing Olympic Village … 4 months ago…


Olympic Village … 4 months ago… Originally uploaded by JoeDuck The Beijing folks are such amazing capitalists that they were literally selling off the Olympic Village housing complex as luxury apartments in April – about four months before the Olympics! … Continue reading

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Beijing Olympics Coverage = Awesome


OK, so I’ve got Gymnastics on the TV and Table Tennis early rounds on the computer.    HUGE kudos to NBC and Microsoft for providing such a superb streaming and downloadable video environment – this is definitely NOT your father’s technological … Continue reading

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Fireworks Coverage Faked – sort of…


Wow, when I first read this I thought it was a conspiracy theory but the UK Register report appears true.  Some 55 seconds of fireworks during the opening ceremony were computer generated.    The fireworks *really did happen* and presumably looked … Continue reading

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Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony


Wow, I just finished watching the opening ceremony (recorded) which was absolutely spectacular.   It was fun to see the Birds Nest having just been there a few months ago, though I just missed getting a tour of the insdie … Continue reading

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NBC = Not Broadcasting Cleverly


First I want to say how I really appreciate the fact NBC is going to place all of the Olympic sports content online – a real boon for those of us who follow sports like Table Tennis and Badminton.   Those … Continue reading

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Olympic Stadium from Pangu Plaza


Olympic Stadium from Pangu Plaza Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Wikipedia has a great summary of the Beijing Olympics.   I’m a little concerned about the delayed coverages by NBC since I’m a night owl and would enjoy sitting back and watching … Continue reading

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Squid on a Stick – Wangfujing Street, Beijing China


Squid on a Stick – Wangfujing Street, China Originally uploaded by JoeDuck My China travel pal and I were talking about how we missed all the foods we sampled in China. At the time I was not all that impressed. … Continue reading

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