Monthly Archive: August 2008

This Week in Tech History – It’s! 0

This Week in Tech History – It’s!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNot really Tech History – more Geek History, but there was a small show from the group across the pond that profoundly changed my way of thinking – And for that matter, walking. Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired its first show on sept. 7th 1969. Between Winks and “Say no More”s, there was a lot I learned from this show. Like the fact that nobody expects a Spanish Inquisition…. Anywho – Also on TWITH you will find out about Zimmy, a Digg Competetor that was shut down, Google was founded, eDonkey and the Edsel. Brought to you by Gotomeeting/techpodcasts – 30 day free trial, no CC required.

Woopra – There it is. 0

Woopra – There it is.

In the last week I have been playing with this new program I saw last week on Cali Lewis’ Geekbrief.tv . I loaded up the program and tried it out.So far I’ve been somewhat impressed with it’s features. Woopra is a web site statistical analysis program. It gives you real time information as well as a timeline of who has been to your site, what pages they were looking at and how long they were there. You can put the code on more than one site and have all the data collected in one API.

Ramblings 8-30-08 – Football! 0

Ramblings 8-30-08 – Football!

Writing this while watching the newly acquired Big Ten Network. Up until last week, Charter had not negotiated well with the new college football channel. Everybody expected to go to the bar and watch the game, but luckily last week they got some numbers hashed out and we now have the college football network. Of course, this is Labor Day weekend, which also means the summer is winding down. Just a few more festivals and then everyone is going to pack it in and get ready for the cooler weather. The local “Halloween Express” store opened back up this week. Here in Madison it’s the “Taste of Madison”. Lots of food, music and fun. Oh yeah, and beer. On Wednesday, I got a call from Frank of the band MSB – a local band that has 2 great albums out and a lot of fans. He called me...

Psystar is Counter-Suing. Do they Have a Case? 0

Psystar is Counter-Suing. Do they Have a Case?

Psystar has been bucking the system by selling a PC that will run Windows, Linux and (gasp!) Apple software. Apple of course sued Psystar for doing this. Now Psystar has come back with a counter suit claiming Monopoly. Do they have a leg to stand on? Apple had it’s share of clones throughout the years. From Apple II to the machines that would emulate a Power PC to Leopard, which runs on an Intel chip. Back then it was acceptable to clone the machine. You needed a special ROM to do it and the only way to get that ROM was to go through Apple anyway.

Death of an Apple Salesman – Bitstrips 0

Death of an Apple Salesman – Bitstrips

This week we poke fun at Bloomberg who apparently made a small mistake earlier. A report was “accidentally” released that Steve Jobs had passed. Steve Jobs health has been in the spotlight recently, so this article could have hit people hard. The report was retracted. It really begs the question: Do news wires pre-make stories for when things like this happen? It kinda reminds me of an older SNL skit where Dana Carvey played Tom Brokaw making possible news stories of Gerald Ford’s death. Anyway, lets hear from the (very much alive) CEO, Steve Jobs in this week’s Bitstrips:

Dell Buzz on Possible Phone? 0

Dell Buzz on Possible Phone?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGigaOM’s OM Malik talked with Michael Dell about the company a couple weeks back. Michael made some statements whose predictions at times were no easier than determining Nostradamus’ writings. Yet other websites interpreted it in saying that Dell is hinting on making a phone to rival iPhone. While it’s not an impossibility, will Dell get into the market or are they playing on the media to ilicit a response from the public? The Quickcast is brought to you by Gotomeeting. Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days at GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. No credit card needed.

Episode 48 – 8-27-08 – Coffee Leaves and Cameras 1

Episode 48 – 8-27-08 – Coffee Leaves and Cameras

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSInterview with John Hartman – Coffee and customer service – Good websites for News – Looking for a Flip Video Camera – Leaves are turning brown… Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – SPECIAL!! THIS WEEK ONLY 35% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Interview With John Hartman of PaytheFan – Win a Season Pass

Interview With John Hartman of PaytheFan – Win a Season Pass

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe have a special Interview with John Hartman, CEO of Paythefan.com, a Fantasy Football website. Paythefan has a great system that rivals conventional Fantasy Football. In this Podcast, we talk about how Pay the Fan works and even go into some top picks for this year. Terry Bradshaw and Dale Jarrett are two of the owners of this great site. Congrats to Pack One and Norbtek who won the 17 week PASS TO PAYTHEFAN.com

LIVE SHOW – 8-25-08 – Fantasy Football 0

LIVE SHOW – 8-25-08 – Fantasy Football

We did a lot of talking in the first hour. We went over what it takes to record an interview via Skype, a little on Fantasy Football, and New Laptops. The Second hour we talked about Woopra, played some of the interview and talked about how to review technology.

This Week in Tech History – 8-25-08 – The Sunmobile 1

This Week in Tech History – 8-25-08 – The Sunmobile

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen do you think the first Solar powered vehicle was created? Well the reality is that a lot of you (even I) was not born yet. It took twelve selenium photoelectric cells and powered a small electric motor that turned the driveshaft. That, the first Coca-cola, the Satellite Act, Michael Vick’s dogfighting, Blu-ray Disc Association and a whole ton more is in this weeks’ episode of “This Week in Tech History”. So take a listen – you might just learn something new. Or old – however you want to look at it. Brought to you by Gotomeeting/techpodcasts – 30 day free trial, no CC required.

Ramblings – 8-23-08 – Interview on Quickcast this Week 1

Ramblings – 8-23-08 – Interview on Quickcast this Week

At the beginning of the month I was concerned I wasn’t going to make the numbers I made in July. I had one story get a mini Digg and that gave some great stats for the day. The end result was a high monthly visit rate. So that made August the concern – after all, can I do something that can be that powerful? Well, maybe there is.

Apple iPhone 3G Update Still Doesn’t Fix – Woman Sues 0

Apple iPhone 3G Update Still Doesn’t Fix – Woman Sues

Apple said it was an update. They applied the update and it didn’t fix the problem. Apple is still saying its about the update. Now a woman in Alabama sues Apple for false Advertisement. Jessica Alena Smith filed the lawsuit stating that the advertising said the iPhone 3G was suppose to double the speed of the original iPhone. There is no report of how much she’s suing for.

I’ll txt You – Bitstrips 0

I’ll txt You – Bitstrips

Nowadays you don’t use a phone to call a person. That’s too passe. Nowadays, you txt, you twitter, you picture message or whatever. Only call when absolutely, positively necessary. Then,…. don’t call. This weeks Bitstrips we talk about messaging. Enjoy.

Your life on YouTube. Geekazine Quickcast 0

Your life on YouTube. Geekazine Quickcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s all about the video, right? Text is dead, audio is boring. We need video stimulation. So why not You Tube? Lifecasters, part-time jockeys, and even the occasional “Dad gets hit in the jublies with (insert object here)”. Why do we YouTube and could we live without it? Remember when the Funniest Videos show was all the rage? I remember when we got our first video camera. Big ole thing that you had to hold on your shoulder. Walked around seeing if I could get that shot that could win me 10 thousand dollars. Never did.

GeekMommy’s Running A Contest 1

GeekMommy’s Running A Contest

I’ve been following GeekMommy on Plurk for a while. The site is a Blog chuck full of information. So when GeekMommy decided to run a contest, I thought it would be a good idea to help her along. Let her know of a good Vlog and you might just walk away with a Flip Ultra video camera. I know I will. It promotes so much by doing this – GeekMommy, the Vlog you watch and of course, you. So check out Geekmommy. Help her out and you might just have something that will let you start your own Vlog.

Geekazine Podcast 8-20-2008 Ep.47 – On Justin.tv 0

Geekazine Podcast 8-20-2008 Ep.47 – On Justin.tv

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn justin.tv today – High numbers yesterday – Major spamming last night – Geek of a different nature 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 8-19-08 – Cisco Certified Network Administrator 0

Get Certified 8-19-08 – Cisco Certified Network Administrator

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

LIVE SHOW – 8-18-08 – Operating Systems 0

LIVE SHOW – 8-18-08 – Operating Systems

Once again another stellar Live show came and went. @DedRyzing, @husker_fan, @jlariviere and more joined us for a great talk about a lot of things. One big subject was Operating Systems and how we always wait for the “Next One”. We had some great websites chuck full of information, too. W3c has a great chart of OS Statistics. During the show we talked about how much storage there is out in the world. We found this site, which has a great footprint ticker. We also talked about Twitter Keywords, Cloud Computing and so much more.

This Week in Tech History – 8-18-08 – Windows 95 Launch 0

This Week in Tech History – 8-18-08 – Windows 95 Launch

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe launch the first podcast from the “Geekazine Quickcast” Podcast. It’s Monday, so we are doing this week in tech history. In this episode we talk about DOD, Microsoft Windows 95 and NT launches, bubble memory. PSP, GameCube, Gateway is junk by S&P, Ultima II and III are released and MP3.com is sued. Brought to you by Gotomeeting/techpodcasts – 30 day free trial, no CC required.

Everythings Goin Down – Bitstrips 0

Everythings Goin Down – Bitstrips

Amazon went down. Twitter goes down. Gmail went down. Now Netflix experienced a big outage. Is there anything that won’t stay up? This week, we explore that question.

Update to WordPress 2.6 0

Update to WordPress 2.6

We did a small update here tonight. I ran through all the plugins and updated them and then updated to WordPress 2.6. I am going to check through the site, but if you see anything odd, please go to the contact page and let me know. If the contact page is not working, please let me know via the email (geekazine at the gmail dot com). Thanks. Jeffrey Powers www.geekazine.com [poll=14]

The 5 Minute Show Podcast is Now Called the Geekazine Quickcast 0

The 5 Minute Show Podcast is Now Called the Geekazine Quickcast

A couple months ago I asked listeners to rename the 5 minute show. While I got a lot of good suggestions, the Quickcast seemed to make the most sense and was the catchiest. Therefore the name of the 5 minute show will be called the “Geekazine Quickcast”. The Quickcast will still have “This Week in Tech History”, “Get Certified” and “5 minutes”. However the shows might be more than 5 minutes in length. They will not go past 30 minutes. Thanks to Todd for suggesting the name. I will be sending a Gift Certificate out to you. See the press release here

If it’s Not One Thing…. When Tech Goes Down 2

If it’s Not One Thing…. When Tech Goes Down

This last couple weeks has been really trying on the tech. It all started with the main PC – I knew it needed to be reloaded because of some ntdll.dll errors I’ve been getting. I decided to take it down last week and reload before everything went south and I couldn’t do anything. I think it started a chain reaction….

Episode 46 – 8-13-08 – Call and Win 1

Episode 46 – 8-13-08 – Call and Win

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNo Ouside show  😥 – Mic Cable – Donate old iPhone – PC reload news – Batman Poster – Call and Win! 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 – [email protected] Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

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