Monthly Archive: March 2008

LIVE SHOW – Tonight 7PM EST 0

LIVE SHOW – Tonight 7PM EST

Every Monday Geekazine will be running a Live show talking Tech and Answering Questions. The fun starts at 7 PM EST and will go until the questions are answered.  Call 608-205-4378 and leave your questions at the beep. Or Email them to [email protected] We’ll then read off the questions and give the best answer possible!  Http://live.geekazine.com or http://ustream.tv/channel/geekazine

This week in Tech History- 3-31-08 – WOZ buys Apple 0

This week in Tech History- 3-31-08 – WOZ buys Apple

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSExperimenting with the time for TWITH. Let me know if you like the longer version. Some topics in History discussed -When Steve Wozniak (aka WOZ) bought Apple… -Coffee, twinkies and velcro -IBM Portables -First Video Game Death -GMail -Mozilla and Netscape.

WordPress 2.5 is out 0

WordPress 2.5 is out

 updated 7:45 CST Today WordPress had released the final version of 2.5. I have successfully installed it into my Sandbox and am playing with it aggressively. I will be adding information as I go, but here is what I had so far: First of all, for those who don’t know what a “Sandbox” is, this is an area I designated as a test area. In this case, I have a computer at my home in which I installed XAMPP (an acronym for Apache, MySQL, PHP and PERL – the X stands for the “Four”). The Sandbox is a great way to test new plugins, CSS code or anything. One thing to keep in mind in mantaining a Sandbox, though – make sure your Sandbox matches your websites credentials (example – if your Sandbox is running PHP 5 and your website runs on PHP 4, then the test area is pointless)....

Isn’t it ironic? – Cnet Cuts Jobs 0

Isn’t it ironic? – Cnet Cuts Jobs

Don’t you think? Cnet yesterday laid off 4.5% of their workforce – 120 jobs in the news department (US) were “Streamlined”. The difficult decision was made so the company could get back on track. What is Ironic about it? Well, if you search online, you will notice one major source missing. In fact, I went to their website and search specifically on the subject and found nothing. Cnet news isn’t reporting of the layoff.

IE, Mozilla, Safari or Opera 3

IE, Mozilla, Safari or Opera

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWeb browsers are just as debated as Operating Systems and Political affiliations. The Web Browser is the program that allows you to browse the web, so you want the best experience possible. And Just like Operating Systems you can also choose the web browser that you use. So which one is it? IE or Firefox. Maybe Safari? Maybe even Opera?

Upgrading Existing site to 2.5 RC2 0

Upgrading Existing site to 2.5 RC2

Last week we did a clean install of 2.5 and all went smooth. Today we’ll run 2.5 on an existing database. The First thing I did was backed up the existing Database. Once that was accomplished, I proceeded to install 2.5 in a clean directory. Next week we’ll talk about installing plugins and widgets to get 2.5 back to where it was before.

episode 26 3-26-08 0

episode 26 3-26-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLive show on Ustream.tv Mon. 7PM EST, Monday 3-31 –  Fish – Pownce – Washing Machine – Proprietary Computers – commenting (opening up comments) Call the Hotline – 608-205-4378 email -geekazine (at) gmail.com  Skype: Geekazine Download the show– Subscribe via Zune – Subscribe via iTunes Proud Member of techpodcasts. Visit http://www.techpodcasts.com/.

From the Live Show – Talking with Bot 0

From the Live Show – Talking with Bot

On the new live show, Bot came over and chatted. We had the recorder on. Here is the conversation:

Fark vs. Digg – The fight of the Century. 0

Fark vs. Digg – The fight of the Century.

A few weeks back, Fark.com posted an article pointing to Digg.com. The article was a Digg that pointed to Fark. Infinite recursion and Duke still sucks (You have to be a real Farker to understand that one).

This week in Tech History- 3-24-08 0

This week in Tech History- 3-24-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s Monday, so we run This Week in Tech History. Some of the things that happened this week: TRS-80 Model 100 Halley’s Comet Phototransistor UNIVAC Gyroscopes Pirate Radio

Memory Appliance – Violin 1010 1

Memory Appliance – Violin 1010

I remember the first time I bought RAM. I got 8 – 1 MB chips of memory for $40 a meg. Ah those were the days. Where’s the Pianer? Nowadays everything is getting “Farmed” – where the item is not directly attached to a single computer. A Hard drive farm allows scaling the size of your shared folders or whatnot with a few clicks of the mouse. If Microsoft and Intel get the Parallel systems running, then processors will also be Farmed out. So it only goes to say that memory is the next thing to go. Enter in Violin and the 1010 – an appliance that farms out memory. Using the Violin Intelligent Memory Modules (VIMMs), the DRAM based chips will send out memory to where it’s needed. You can use DRAM, NAND Flash or both, and the machine will support up to 504 GB of RAM.

Tag Clouds – Are they any good? 0

Tag Clouds – Are they any good?

Politics, Life, News, Music, Family, Religion, Personal, Random, Photography, Art, Culture, Thoughts, Food, Poetry, Travel. These are the top “Tag Cloud” items on WordPress. People use Tag Clouds as a quick reference and a way to find new information. Tag Clouds have not been around that long, although a crude  form can be traced back to 1995. Flickr started using clouds, and the idea grew. Now, Tag Clouds are found on many websites.

Inside a Different Type of PC 0

Inside a Different Type of PC

The other day I was working on a PC-based CAVS player so I thought it would be cool to show you how some machines are used in proprietary systems.

Bitstrip Friday with Bob Barker 0

Bitstrip Friday with Bob Barker

The facial features seem to need work from Bitstrips. But we’ll overlook that and post this weeks’ strip. Bob Barker from the Price is Right.

Site Change – Commenting 1

Site Change – Commenting

When I started Geekazine, I decided to turn on the registration to comment. After carefull concideration, I have decided to turn that off. The Akismet will still be turned on, so spam comments will still be caught. However all you will need is a name and valid email to comment. Also, if you want to get the Weekly Podcast Show Notes in your email, or if you want to apply to be an admin to post content, you will need to register. Thanks!

Apple to offer iPod with Free iTunes for Life? 0

Apple to offer iPod with Free iTunes for Life?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSUSAToday reported that Apple is trying to negotiate with Record Labels a plan to allow iPhone and iPod users unlimited access to iTunes for an extra fee. We look at the good and bad and if this plan can work.

WordPress 2.5 – Installation 0

WordPress 2.5 – Installation

So I took the challenge and downloaded the WordPress 2.5 RC1. I installed this in my sandbox and got aome awesome results. We’re going to take a focus on this – each week we will talk about the setup and how to integrate it into an existing WordPress blog. Part I – Installation.

episode 25 3-19-08 1

episode 25 3-19-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS*Podcast was re-edited on 3-19 at 10:30 AM.  Live show on Ustream.tv Tues. 7PM EST, Monday 3-24 @ 7PM EST –  Fish – Friendfind – Joining Geekazine and Dorkazine – New Video Card – Email or phone – Changes to Podcast – Is Gizmodo/Valleywag going to ever approve my account? Call the Hotline – 608-205-4378 email -geekazine (at) gmail.com  Skype: Geekazine Download the show– Subscribe via Zune – Subscribe via iTunes Proud Member of techpodcasts. Visit http://www.techpodcasts.com/. Part I

Have I said how much we like Akismet? Domo Arigato for no bot-o 0

Have I said how much we like Akismet? Domo Arigato for no bot-o

I have a great online toolbox. Items that help me work with websites, servers and desktops – and the best part is it’s free. Akismet – or Automatic Kismet is a great little tool that keeps spammers from posting nonsense. I can’t say how Akismet has helped out on this site. If you look to the left bar on the bottom, it says how many posts have been put in the Akismet quarrantine. These are posts that do nothing but try and improve their sites’ ratings. If you were to read them, it would say something like:  …sombody posted a great article on how much they like Akismet…..

This week in Tech History- 3-17-08 0

This week in Tech History- 3-17-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMonday brings This Week in Tech History – a look at what happened this week for geek.   Some Highlights of the week St Patty’s Day! DVD Players MIR Microsoft DOS BLEEM

AOL – Time for a change? 0

AOL – Time for a change?

  Most of us know what AOL stands for. Up until a year or so ago, we all got AOL disks mailed to us. AOL was the #1 ISP in the nation for a long time. Now it’s struggling to keep up with the times. Recently they purchased Bebo, a social networking site. Is AOL going in the right direction? What should they do to become a top name again?It all started around 1981 with a revolutionary way to download games and music on the Atari 2600: for a $65 fee (Modem and setup fee) and $1 an hour usage. William (Bill) von Meister was the man that had this prolific vision. Because of his ideas, he made Isaac Azimov proclaim that this was “the beginning of the Information Age”. Bill started many companies and ideas on communications, but the one company – called Control Video Corporation –...

Happy PI Day 0

Happy PI Day

March 14th notes the celebration of PI day – the mathmatical enigma of 3.14….. Therefore, Geekazine wishes you a happy PI day and hopes we continue to get closer to completing the equasion.

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