I switched on the XBox yesterday for the first time in a few months and was greeted with the new XBox Live version 2 upgrade. Sweet. Then I was presented with my list of online friends. Zero. I have no online XBox Friends. Thought I did, but no. :)
If you're on XBox Live, and you're reading this blog, we have at least that in common. Clearly you are my friend, or a spy. My XBox Live GamerTag is “Glucose”. If you see me online, please do threaten to crush me in any XBox game.
P.S. As an aside, I was throughly disappointed in the XBox Music Mixer. It promised to let me listen to my MP3s via a connection to my main server, as well as watch slide shows. Well, it DOES do that, but it requires me to run a Wizard on my main server, I add my pictures, then it counts done from 5:00 minutes. At this point, I'm expected to RUN down to my XBox and run the associated XBox Music Mixer wizard and TRANSFER (that's right, COPY) my pictures/music to the XBox's paltry 8 gig drive. Not exactly something you want to do when your guests are over and dying to see your pictures of Malaysia or Zimbabwe.
I can only assume the did it this way to keep XBox hackers from taking any real-time transfer capabilities and defeating them, thus introducing “XBox Napster.“ (which is basically what I wanted, XBox Napster within my own subnet.)
Regardless, this is Glucose signing off. See you online!