Monthly Archive: July 2008

I Pity the Fool – Bitstrips Friday 0

I Pity the Fool – Bitstrips Friday

Bein a little lazy this week. It’s really a Geek thing, right? Anyway I started a new series on Bitstrips called “I Pity the Fool”. Here is one of the strips.

One thing: MicroBlogging… 0

One thing: MicroBlogging…

I was going through a few Social Network sites today, especially microblogging. Each one has their own positives and negatives. Of course we all have been exposed to Twitter and their problems. Something I’ve noticed they have been working out. The down times are not as frequent, although I do notice that sometimes I don’t get twitters of people I am following. With Twitter not being the “End all Microblogger”, I check the other sites. Plurk, Pownce, Friendfeed, tumblr,identi.ca, etc. The reality is that I am in a Social Networking job. The average user might be on one social network or another. I need to connect with all, so I need to be on all.

Episode 44 – 7-30-08 – New Listener Drive 0

Episode 44 – 7-30-08 – New Listener Drive

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPurses – Code Cleanup – PC reload – Monthly Goal to get new listeners Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Get Certified 7-29-08 – Active Directory 0

Get Certified 7-29-08 – Active Directory

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we ask 5 questions that would be found on a Active Directory Certification test. Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – 25% off Training materials if you use code “Geekazine”. 1-877-654-2265

LIVE SHOW 7-29-08 – the short show. 0

LIVE SHOW 7-29-08 – the short show.

This weeks show we talk about Browsers, Twitter, Ubuntu,A2DP and Comcast. The show was short but we’ll make up for it next week with 3 hours of LIVE SHOW bliss!

Website Changes 0

Website Changes

Just so you know, over the weekend I made some changes to the website. I cleaned up the code so we are not so uncompliant with W3C standards, added some new content to the page and cleaned up tags, categories and posts. If you see any problems with the site, please let me know. Email or call 608-205-4378

This Week In Tech History – 7-28-08 0

This Week In Tech History – 7-28-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we talk Kinetoscopes, Apollo 15 and Lunar Modules, Microsoft and Nintendo Lawsuits, TRS-80, SCO, FBI and a whole bunch of acronyms. TWITH is brought to you by Gotomeeting.com/Techpodcasts 30 Day free Trial: No CC Required. For the full rundown, listen to the Podcast Below.

Ramblings – 7-26-08 – in a bar 0

Ramblings – 7-26-08 – in a bar

I was working at a bar today because they are also a client. What a great way to work, eh? This week was as phenominal as always. Mondays’ LIVE SHOW rocked! The Podcast ROCKED! The new segment was just as awesome, but the big news was Thursday. I wrote the 5 minute show – DIGGOOGLE – which asked the question of what Google can gain if they did buy Digg for $200 million. The best part about this article was that it was not only the most viewed for the day, but it was also the most Dugg article that Geekazine has ever put out. That made me feel especially proud because sometimes you wonder if people are looking at your site (which I know there are).

Comcast is Watching You. Good or Bad? 1

Comcast is Watching You. Good or Bad?

The New York Times reports of a Blogger who gets an email after complaining about a service that is not there. Other people have complained about their bills and Comcast comes back with a “Can I Help”? Even others find themselves with internet connection issues for trying to use the service. This begs the question: are we seeing a new trend and is this a good or bad thing? First of all, most likely they are not looking at your blog or twitter directly. They are most likely running searches from Google, Summize (remember – Twitter bought that company) and a bunch of other engines. They look at keywords that – in turn – give them information to turn around and say “What can we do?”

Making Webpages – Bitstrips Friday 0

Making Webpages – Bitstrips Friday

This week we poke fun at making web pages. Back in the day it was a notepad editor and HTML. Nowadays you have PHP, ASP, Java, Ajax, Flash, Silverlight and oh so much more.

DigGoogle – What Google Can Gain if They Buy Digg 3

DigGoogle – What Google Can Gain if They Buy Digg

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDigg grew to a powerhouse site in a very short time. The Popular News Aggregator service continues to be a great place for people to not only read news, but also contribute to what they think is news. Alexa reports that Digg has been fluctuating around the top 100 to 150 sites being viewed. 52.5% of those viewers are in the US. The rumor mill is stirring up again that Google has put interest in buying Digg. TechCrunch reports that the “Rumor” is Digg will be selling for $200 million although CEO Jay Adelson denies it. Will this be a good deal for Digg, or can they grow and survive on their own? Digg started in 2004 by Kevin Rose, Own Byrne, Ron Gorodetzky and Jay Adelson. The idea was to aggregate news items and...

Episode 43 – 7-23-08 1

Episode 43 – 7-23-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDrum work – New 5 min segment – Thanks to Slashdot Review for the Plug – Email Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Buy an iMac – Apple.geekazine.com Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

New Segment – Get Certified – 7-21-08 0

New Segment – Get Certified – 7-21-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe have a new segment of the 5 min show – Get Certified. If you are in the IT industry, you should know these answers. During the podcast we quiz you with 5 questions you would see on a certification test. This Podcast brought to you by CareerSaver.com mention Geekazine and get 25% off now until Sept 1st. This week we ask 5 questions that would be on an A+ Certification exam. Music: Welcome to the Show by Kevin McLeod

LIVE SHOW 7-21-08 0

LIVE SHOW 7-21-08

Once again another stellar show. We talked about Digsby, Tweetdeck, Twhirl, Identi.ca, Psystar, iOpentech, Palm, Xbox 360 and Smartphones. Also Debut new 5 min show – Get Certified. Hour 1

This Week in Tech History – 7-21-08 0

This Week in Tech History – 7-21-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we lookat: The Apollo 11 mission RIAA, YouTube and Napster Diskkeeper is founded The Fry Guy is arrested.

Web Sites I go to Daily 0

Web Sites I go to Daily

It’s no surprise I am on the web a lot. I work on a ton of stuff for Geekazine, Dorkazine and for other projects. I would say my web usage is around 12 to 16 hours in a day (computer usage being a little more). So finding the good websites is key and when I do, I stick with them. Here is an insight to the websites I go to daily to pass the info along. We’ll skip the obvious sites (Geekazine and Dorkazine).

Ramblings – 7-19-08 0

Ramblings – 7-19-08

Another week is over. It was a fun week and also a disappointing one. Lots of stuff happened and it’s cool but there is more I wish would happen. The LIVE SHOW came with some new faces. We talked about a lot of cool stuff and it was neat to have a different cast in the chat. Thanks for all that stopped out and made it a great show.

Sequence 0

Sequence

As an IT Pro I know that if you were to say 1,2,4,8 I would follow with 16,32,64,128,256,512. Well, once again today was an odd day so I decided to have a little fun and make a video, which I haven’t been doing lately. Therefore, have fun with “Sequence”. Music is by Kevin Mcleod

Guest Spot on Technology Gazette 0

Guest Spot on Technology Gazette

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJosh Chandler asked me to be part of his Technology Gazette Podcast. We talked about Twitter, Apple and a lot more. Josh’s website is found at http://podcast.technologygazette.com/. I have also posted the MP3 link below. BTW – If you would like Geekazine to be part of your podcast, feel free to give me a call or send me an email.

Episode 42 – 7-16-08 0

Episode 42 – 7-16-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSChange of format – Taxes finally arrive – Brakes – PageRank is Dumb. Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Buy an iMac – Apple.geekazine.com Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

LIVE SHOW 7-14-08 0

LIVE SHOW 7-14-08

This week we had some new faces join the discussion on many topics. MicroYugo was the main topic, but we went heavily into iPhone. I went off on a tangent on my thoughts on Brett Favre and we also talked about the Tesla Roadster and FISA.

This Week in Tech History 7-14-08 0

This Week in Tech History 7-14-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSome of the events that happen this week: Sony BMG gets the OK to merge Protection from the y2k bug Apple introduces the buttonless mouse ATI releases the Radeon chip Disneyland Opens Amazon Opens it’s doors

Ramblings – 7-12-08 0

Ramblings – 7-12-08

I feel like I just wrote one of these…. The week went fast, and we got a lot done. It was awesome to see the numbers start to increase on the site. I cannot believe how many countries are reading the pages. I’ve been working on another web page for a client and I have to say, every time I have to deal with CSS I want to strangle something. If you don’t have the code pristine or if you have one area contradicting another then the whole design goes to the pot. I got a majority of it done now, just have to clean up the CSS. But it’s pretty annoying.

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