Monthly Archive: June 2008

LIVE SHOW 6-30-08 0

LIVE SHOW 6-30-08

Great Show – Talked about a lot of stuff. Ubuntu, Top level Domains, iPhone, Digg, Sim cards, energy efficiency, IT certification, Microphones and Green Tea. Also, Hour 1 was the 100th recording on uStream. Pretty cool stuff!

Contact Form

Contact Form

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This Week in Tech History – 6-30-08 0

This Week in Tech History – 6-30-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHere is what we’re talking about in TWITH. eMule OLPC exploding Cell Phones First Excel Macrovirus Atari Buyout

New Affilliate: Careersaver 0

New Affilliate: Careersaver

It is with great pleasure to say we have aligned ourselves with Careersaver.com, the leader in Adaptive Learning. CareerSaver is the place to go if you are an IT professional that is working on getting certified. With Interactive Software, Audio, Video, Books and Expert advice, CareerSaver is committed in getting you, the IT professional, the tools to pass that next Certification Exam. Certification is an important key in showing you have the knowledge in a specific area. As an IT professional and a Microsoft Certified Professional, I can say that certifications not only help you land a job, but also advance your career. Careersaver is a child company of Interactive Study Systems. They work with many vendors including Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, Oracle, Citrix, Sun and many others. They pride themselves with a highly comprehensive learning system. They also back up their systems with a money back guarantee. If...

Does the Mac vs PC Ad sell more Macs? 3

Does the Mac vs PC Ad sell more Macs?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHello. I’m a mac. And I’m a PC. We’ve all seen the ad. John Hodgeman and Justin Long Bantor back and forth on why the Apple Mac is better as the PC gets annoyed. But does the ad help or hurt the company?

Pretty vs Functional. What do you look for? 0

Pretty vs Functional. What do you look for?

OK. So we don’t see 200+ lb women gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. We don’t see a Yugo on the cover of Hot Rod. How many would take Matthew Mcconaughey over Jack Black (I wouldn’t take either, but you know what I’m talking about)? We live in a world where sometimes form overtakes function. So when it comes to personal tech gadgets, we might just view it the same way. It doesn’t matter if the ugly device will do more for you than the sleek looking one. We purchase items on impulse. So do we accept because of looks even if the functionality is not there? [poll=8]

Episode 39 – 6-25-08 0

Episode 39 – 6-25-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHTML clipboardWeekend of music – taxes (cont) Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Buy an iMac – Apple.geekazine.com Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Goodbye, George – Special Bitstrips 0

Goodbye, George – Special Bitstrips

George Carlin is not known for being a tech geek, but he is a geek nonetheless. George Carlin passed away the other evening. I won’t tell you how many times he’s made me laugh. So in honor of George Carlin, here is a special Bitstrips:

LIVE SHOW 6-23-08 0

LIVE SHOW 6-23-08

Another Awesome show is in the books. We talked about a lot. Dan got a new iMac. We talked about the H2O car. We talked about websites and Yahoo Builder. We talked about recording podcasts and Audacity. We talked about turning your smartphone into a 2nd video monitor for your computer. Basically we talked about a lot of stuff. But check it out for yourself! Hour 1: Hour 2:

This Week in Tech History 6-23-08 0

This Week in Tech History 6-23-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA little later than usual, but we got your week in tech history right here. It includes: Active Inc LCD Display iPhone 1.0 released IEEE Standard Windows 98 released AOL buys Mapquest

Ramblings 6-21-08 0

Ramblings 6-21-08

Well it’s the end of another week and here I go again on my own. Going down the only road I… well, you know the rest. This week has been fun. The Live Show on Monday was another awesome one. We had a lot of fun and talked about a lot of stuff. Epiconline, Brokenshovel, Dan and the Salsa brothers made it interesting. Not to mention a lot of others that stopped by to say hi. Later in the week I got an interesting phone call. I cannot say much about it but I will say that it can be very helpful in future Live show episodes. Another great reason to watch.

When Will Computerized Voting Become Mainstream? 0

When Will Computerized Voting Become Mainstream?

In the movie “Man of the Year”, we saw a flawed Computer Voting System error a Comedian into the prominent role as President. In real life there can be no nationwide contract for voting machines. Each state regulates how it’s going to let voters partake in elections and whether it will comply with Federal standards. However, more ballot space and a call for multi-language support along with disability-assisted systems are making the old systems obsolete. A true computerized version can bring on speculation of miscalculation – which is no different than voting machines of the past. We just trade gears and rubber bands with chips and disk space. So when will we start to see a 100% computerized voting system?

Do Employers Have the Right to Look at Your Email and IMs? 0

Do Employers Have the Right to Look at Your Email and IMs?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe idea of email in the office is to give employees a communication portal to their customers and other employees. Corporate email is an advantage that helps everyone stay in touch. There are still some companies that do not give all their employees email addresses. Some of them don’t need it. A Federal Appeals court in California ruled that businesses that contract an outside source cannot just ask to see the records of an employee, unless the employee signed a waiver. Therefore if you don’t sign something, they can’t look at it without your permission, although they pay for it. Is that really fair?

Give Your Eyes a Break and Strengthen Them Up. 1

Give Your Eyes a Break and Strengthen Them Up.

Like a lot of you, I’ve been working hard all morning on the computer. Staring at a screen for hours can really take it’s toll. If you are still using a CRT monitor, your eyes straign even more than those using an LCD. So this lunch time get some food, and workout a little: on your eyes. When you focus on a fixed item for a period of time, your eyes will strain. It’s kinda like if you picked up a box around 5-10 pounds. Try holding it up for 5 to 10 minutes. Your muscles at first might be comfortable with the box weight, but after a couple minutes, the box seems to get harder to hold up in the same position.

Poll – Did you/Will you be Downloading FireFox3? 0

Poll – Did you/Will you be Downloading FireFox3?

With the 24 hour download period coming close to an end, we ask the question – will you be or have you downloaded FireFox3 to set a new Guinness Worlds Record? Poll closes on 6/25 [poll=6]

Episode 38 – 6-18-08 0

Episode 38 – 6-18-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFrom BlogTV.com – Gift card giveaway – Hulk – LIVE SHOW – Wisconsin Blogger/Podcaster – FAQ On this day: Phi Day, Michael Spindler CEO Apple (93), Terry Semel Steps down Yahoo (07) Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Buy an iMac – Apple.geekazine.com Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Download FireFox 3 0

Download FireFox 3

Well, Mozilla.org is not doing too well. It, at times, is getting the same error that Amazon got last week. http/1.1 Service Unavailable. But never worry and never fear, for we have a link for you to get the new browser. It’s here: http://pv-mirror02.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/

LIVE SHOW – 6-16-08 0

LIVE SHOW – 6-16-08

Lots of cool stuff talked about: Ping.fm, myspace, Google, Security, Wii Fit, Facebook, Streaming Audio, Stickam, Blip.tv, blogtv and a lot more. Hour 1 Hour 2

Join Wisconsin Bloggers and Podcasters 1

Join Wisconsin Bloggers and Podcasters

I have created a new group over on Facebook – Wisconsin Bloggers and Podcasters. This is a group for anyone that is a Blogger and/or Podcaster in the Wisconsin and surrounding area. Anyone can join, though. The idea is to get us all together and possibly start a monthly meeting. Also create a network where we can promote and help each other. Join Wisconsin Bloggers and Podcasters

Why Do You Like Twitter? 2

Why Do You Like Twitter?

Jekyll and Hyde. On one side you have a nice person that works hard and strives for perfection. The other hand, you have a beast that will just tear apart what ever it comes in contact with. If you were to know Jekyll, would you accept the Hyde in him? I think we do that with Twitter. On one hand we have a great interface that will keep us up to date with all our friends activities – wherever they may be. On the other hand, you have a unstable and sometimes untrustworthy portal that you cuss at when it’s down. And the funny thing is it doesn’t have to be that way.

Renaming 5 minute show podcast 0

Renaming 5 minute show podcast

Since the 5 minute show sometimes goes over 5 minutes, I have decided to change the name. I am entertaining new names, so if you have any thoughts, please put them in the comments, or send them to me at geekazine at gmail dot com.

This Week in Tech History 6-16-08 0

This Week in Tech History 6-16-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we talk about: Microsoft and Netscape Pluto and it’s Moons First Pendulum Clock Phi day and Summer Solstice Roller Coasters, Ferris wheels and Auto sliding doors Pepsi Cola

Where does that leave Icahn with Yahoo 0

Where does that leave Icahn with Yahoo

So is it Googhoo? Yahoogle? GoogleY? However you want to say it, Yahoo seems to continue to drive the stake in their hearts. Either Jerry Yang has hit a Yahoo midlife crisis or he basically said “If I can’t have it, no one can!”. This mess ain’t over, either. Just because Microsoft has said they don’t want Yahoo anymore doesn’t mean Carl Icahn is going to back down. Yahoo is falling apart. The rats are leaving the ship. All the trees are still. Pick your metaphor. First – is the Yahoo Google deal going to hurt or help Yahoo. Right now it’s hurting. Yahoo stock dropped 15% after the deal was made. Yahoo is choosing a bed to sleep in, instead of saying “I’ll take anything”. Being exclusive is nice, but if Google wants to drop Yahoo like a bad habit, they will.

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