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!
Monthly Archive: June 2008
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
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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?
Last chance at ribs on Bill Gates. Anyone? Bueller? Frye? Well, here’s the conversation we had with Bill.
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]
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
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:
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:
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
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.
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?
No Explanation needed for this one.
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?
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.
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]
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
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/
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.