Thursday, November 6, 2008

Frugal Free Movies is offering free movies on demand through the browser. This is made possible by the efforts of NBC and News Corp. Here now a quick look at how Hulu changes the online video-on-demand picture:

Not too long ago, I would have told you that video over the Internet was a little more than a dream. Grainy, postage stamp-sized windows, endless rebuffering, and choppy, out-of-sync audio was the typical experience–given that there was another electronic box in the living room called a “television,” Internet video hardly seemed worth the effort.

With todays technology-- Hulu joins Apple’s iTunes Music Store, Netflix,, Amazon Unboxed and others in actually providing a viable alternative to the TV Set for watching television shows and movies on your computer.

Hulu is different from paid online video like Apple and Amazon in that it’s free, obviously. The programs have what Hulu calls “limited” commericial interruptions, and to be fair, unlike regular TV, the commercial breaks that I saw were limited to one 30-second ad, inserted at the usual place you might find them while watching a TV program. You can pause, go back, and skip ahead to other parts of the program–it seems likely that one might be able to avoid the ads if you were determined to do so, but I found that the advantage of watching a TV show with ads on my computer over watching on TV was that I could simply pop open another browser window and listen for the end of the ad while I checked my email or caught up on my blogs. For now, to a lazy person like me, hacking my way around the ads seems like it might not be worth the bother.

Picture quality, while not high-def, is certainly acceptable on my 15-inch laptop screen, and you can open the window to full screen if you like, or pop the video out into a separate window.

To save money, we have canceled out cable TV. Because of this has really given us a frugal way to watch movies. We love it and hope you will go see the wide range of videos available.

Period Costume ePatterns

If you sew and are looking for period costume patterns......Guess what? You can now download patterns off the internet... Owner of Sense and Sensibility patterns has just converted most of her patterns into ePatterns.

What is this world coming to......This is awesome! She has patterns from the Regency Era , an Edwardian Apron, and a 1910s Tea Gown available for instant download.

You have to go over and check out what Jennnie has available.

Freebies for All, Come One Come All

Go on over to see Money Saving Mom and see the list of freebies. This site is awesome, If you are new to the frugal her site. You will be hooked in no time. She has helped me out soooooo much in my journey to being frugal...I have always been frugal, but Crystal gives new meaning to the word.
Go and visit Money Saving Mom and get your freebies and also bookmark this site for a learning experience that will change your life...I promise.

After Election Encouragement

This election was a history making process. Who ever won was going to be history in the making.
I am proud the process here in America that can elect either an African American for the first time in our history or elect the oldest president in our history.

My dear Friend Robin has collected a list of blog posts that will encourage you in our after election blues. See her post here.

Pray for our New President and his family.
Pray for our country.
Pray for the middle east.
Pray for Israel.

God Bless America
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