Monthly Archive: October 2008

Quote the Geek – Nevermore – Bitstrips 0

Quote the Geek – Nevermore – Bitstrips

It has been a long day. It all started yesterday when we began the process of moving a website to a different server so I could put up the new version of said site. All heck seemed to happen after that. We’ll leave the water heater out of this story, let’s just say I have taken 3 cold showers in the last 3 days. YAY! I have found I not only hit the limit on my website, I went WAYYYY past it. I had to remove 2/3rds of the podcasts just to get under quota. I am not sure what happened – but now I am on the hunt for a service to store the data. Once it finds a new home, I will make all adjustments. For now – Episodes 1-52 of the weekly podcast and the first 24 Quickcasts / 5 min show. are down. So...

Why Not Make the Move to 64 Bit? 1

Why Not Make the Move to 64 Bit?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I go out to find a new PC – Many Years from now. Will it be equipped with a floppy drive, 2 gigs of RAM and 1 gig WiFi. Can it process a Terrabyte of data or will it be real slow. Will it be a PC, Intel or AMD, and will it be 64 bit. Windows 7 is just around the corner. It will have something like 20 versions of it. Most important, it will have 32 bit versions as well as 64 bit versions. Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts.

Podcast Ep 57 10-29-08 Movin and Shakin 0

Podcast Ep 57 10-29-08 Movin and Shakin

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHalloween is fast approaching. The office has moved around. Dan Tynan and Technology and Politics. Parts for Dell D600 – Win iTunes GC. Give to the Salvation Army Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Love or Hate the iPhone – Where Do You Stand? 1

Love or Hate the iPhone – Where Do You Stand?

It’s been a year and a few months since the first iPhone was sold. Since the release of the 3G model, I’ve been seeing people with iPhones I would have never expected have one. The iPhone has brought up a new way to use the internet, the phone and a computer. Apple is under a lot of scrutiny: AT&T being the sole carrier, the Apps store program take downs and the 3G services being poor. Yet the iPhone still is the 2nd best selling phone behind the Motorola RAZR. Apple itself is set to continue through these tough times. There has been a lot of good and bad said about the iPhone. I have seen a lot of Forum posts, even more twitters and more. I decided to go ahead and ask a small group of people over at Help A Reporter what their thoughts were. I asked...

Politics on YouTube with Dan Tynan – Quickcast 0

Politics on YouTube with Dan Tynan – Quickcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we sit with Dan Tynan, a blogger for sites such as Computerworld and discuss how YouTube is affecting a candidate. We also delve into the mass amounts of user-made content is out there and how it can help or hurt a campaign. Finally, we talk a bit about Hulu, Saturday Night Live and the impact it has on parodying the election. Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – Download FREE CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco Exams.

LIVE Show – 10-27-08 – Halloween Edition 0

LIVE Show – 10-27-08 – Halloween Edition

To unveil the new look, we dressed up the studio with all the best Halloween gear and had a good ole fashioned party. We were going to bob for Apples, but I didn’t have any apples. Oh well. We did talk about Stocks, Apple, CodeWeavers free software tomorrow and a lot more. Hour 1

WITH – 10-27-08 – Happy Birthday Bill Gates 0

WITH – 10-27-08 – Happy Birthday Bill Gates

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we have a lot of great history, including the event on Oct. 28th, 1955. William Gates III came into this world. Of course we all know him as the funny man in those Seinfeld commercials. However, he ran a little ole company we like to call “Micro.. Micro..” Wait. What is that called again? Interestingly enough 30 years later (1985), Bill Gates put Microsoft up for IPO. Other cool history notes – the DMCA is signed, the first Ball Point Pen becomes available and OpenSocial.

Ramblings 10-25-08 – TechPodcasts Roundtable 0

Ramblings 10-25-08 – TechPodcasts Roundtable

Today is the Roundtable, I will be presenting WordPress 2.7, the newest version of the Blog CMS that is in Beta at this point. We are also talking with Mobicip on Child Protection and TechForward on the CompUSA and Tiger Direct Buyback program. We had another steller week. It all started on Monday with the LIVE Show, Jerri Ellsworth Showed up and talked about her game room. It was a great show and very unexpected.

TechPodcast Roundtable 10-25-08 4PM EST – 1PM PST

TechPodcast Roundtable 10-25-08 4PM EST – 1PM PST

The TPN Roundtable will be in session Saturday, October 25 at 4:00 PM EDT. (The audio bridge will be active about twenty minutes before the meeting starts on the hour) Click on this link to join. Guest Presenters Marc Lebovitz, Jade Van Doren – TechForward.com Gene Hui, Suren Ramasubbu – Mobicip.com TPN Member Presenter Jeff Powers – Geekazine Podcast Geekazine.com Or, you can go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com and click on the “Join a Meeting” icon at the lower left. Meeting ID: 517-473-595 AUDIO:   Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone. Dial 914-339-0011 Access Code: 517-473-595 Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Weekend In Tech History – 10-24-08 – The Internet 0

Weekend In Tech History – 10-24-08 – The Internet

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by: Online meetings made easy. Try GoToMeeting FREE for 30 days! www.gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts In the Weekend edition of Week in Tech History, the Federal Networking Council, along with the DoD, NSF, NASA and others, officially coin the word “Internet” on Oct 24th, 1995. The Resolution names TCP/IP and other IP related protocols to create “accessability to publicly or privaely high level services layered on the communications and related infrastructure”. Other events include Mac OS 10.3 release, the Playstation 2 is released in the US, The Osborne Vixen and Encore computers are announced and Windows XP Home and Professional editions are released. This, along with the Colbert Facebook app hitting 1 million followers and a lot more make up the weekend edition of the Weekend in Tech History Podcast.

Comcast Increases Bandwidth – Bitstrips 0

Comcast Increases Bandwidth – Bitstrips

Comcast increased their Bandwidth again. The Internet giant has plans in Residential and Business Service from 12 to 50 MB per second. Prices range from $42.95 to $189.95 a month. Unfortunately, if you are a residential user, the faster speeds don’t mean a larger cap. While it doesn’t mean to download more, you can get pages a lot faster. So now we run into the same issue again. So why not in Bitstrips format?

Podcast Ep 56 10-22-08 – Employee Restructures 1

Podcast Ep 56 10-22-08 – Employee Restructures

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNew ustream PC – Website Changes – Podcast Awards – Jeri Ellsworth – Garlin Gilchrist II – Tech-Mas Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Take the TCTPodcast Survey Give to the Salvation Army

Interview with LongJump CEO Pankaj Malviya – Quickcast 0

Interview with LongJump CEO Pankaj Malviya – Quickcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS*All comments will be in a drawing for an iTunes Gift card and pair of LongJump Socks. Contest ends 10-31-08…* Pankaj Malviya is the Founder and CEO of LongJump, a PaaS (Platform as a Service) company that specifically works in Cloud Computing. I sat down with Pankaj and talked about being a tech, the job role split between techie and business Entrepreneur, and how Cloud Computing can help a person or business.

LIVE SHOW 10-20-2008 – Chat with Jeri Ellsworth 0

LIVE SHOW 10-20-2008 – Chat with Jeri Ellsworth

The coolest thing about the LIVE SHOW is you never know who is going to show up. This week started slow, but that all changed when Jeri Ellsworth showed up. Jeri created the Commodore 64 joystick – 30 C64 games on one joystick controller. We talked about Pinball machines and Video Arcade systems. Jeri was also building a new studio, so we talked about ways to make the room less noisey. Jeri even talked about creating a new video capture system. We also had Art from twoguystech.com, as well as Brokenshovel and husker_fan. All in all another great show. Hour 1

Garlin Gilchrist II on Voting Early – Quickcast 0

Garlin Gilchrist II on Voting Early – Quickcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we take Technology and Politics to the voting booth – well, sorta. Garlin Gilchrist II talks about what you can do to vote early. Garlin is a part of knowhowtovote.us. One topic that was brought up was the law to allow you to leave a job to vote. This is a law by state – NFIB shows us what the law is by state. Brought to you by CareerSaver – Download Free Certification Tests.

Tech History 10-20-2008 – Ubuntu and iPods 0

Tech History 10-20-2008 – Ubuntu and iPods

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOnline meetings made easy. Try GoToMeeting FREE for 30 days! www.gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts We got a good Double Whammy on the Week in Tech History. First of all, on October 20th 2004, Ubuntu is first released. Since then it’s gone through many revisions and has many different flavors, including Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Edubuntu. It also marks the 8 year anniversary on Oct 23rd as the iPod v1 was first released. Of course since then the iPod has grown to many flavors in itself – the iPod touch and iPod nano. It is still one of the top MP3 players and one of the top ways to go deaf out there. Check out the Quickcast for tons more like the first photocopier, Mac OS 9, Dell Poweredge AMD, EU and Microsoft and a lot more.

No Nomination, but Still Vote on PodcastAwards 0

No Nomination, but Still Vote on PodcastAwards

I know a few of you nominated Geekazine Podcasts for the 2008 PodcastAwards – I appreciate it very much. Although we didn’t get a nomination bid, we are still proud to be part of the process. The next step is on Oct 23rd, go vote for your favorite podcasts. There are a lot of them, so choose wisely. I will be making my picks later this week. Also, if you are a business – Why not donate a prize? It is great exposure to your company. You can also talk with them about sponsorship – it’s not too late. So get ready to vote with no debates and no SNL skits attached.

Ramblings 10-18-08 – Where’s the Pretzels? 0

Ramblings 10-18-08 – Where’s the Pretzels?

Yummy, yummy low fat honey glazed twist pretzels. I think I ate a whole bag of em on Thursday and I want more. It was all Sunspots’ fault. They Put out a new song “Path of Most Resistance”. Check them out in the video below: Path of Most Resistance

Not Quite Dead Yet – Bitstrips 0

Not Quite Dead Yet – Bitstrips

Something happened to me yesterday that not only took me by surprise, it threw my whole day off. My laptop stopped working. I closed the case to get ready to go to the coffee shop and the hard drive started clicking. When I turned the computer off then back on, the hard drive wouldn’t initialize. I took the drive out of the laptop and ran diagnostics on it. No problems. I ran a full CHKDSK and fixed some bad sectors. I then proceeded in full backup and cleanup mode (removing files, defragmenting, etc). When I popped the drive back in there was no issues. I went on with my life. Not all computers are lucky like that. While I am still not sure what happened, I am lucky it wasn’t broken. The best I can figure is the hard drive might have unseated from the laptop. I am...

Remove Old Thermal Paste, Install New in Computer 0

Remove Old Thermal Paste, Install New in Computer

It’s been a while since we did a video pod. This week I am working on putting a new uStream computer together. Because of this I thought I would record some of the techie stuff I am doing to get this up and running. In the first video, we show you how to remove some of the Thermal Paste on the processor. In the second video, we install the processor, put on new Thermal Paste and install the Heat Sink. Part I Part II

This is Not Your Grandpa’s Computer – Geekazine Quickcast 0

This is Not Your Grandpa’s Computer – Geekazine Quickcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOnline Meetings Made Easy. Try Gotomeeting FREE for 30 days! www.gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts Remember Dana Carvey on Saturday Night Live in the 80’s? During the “Weekend Update” he dressed up to look like an old man and sit there telling the Kids: “Back in my day…” He would always end the line with being bloody and beat up and “WEEEE LOVED IT!”. This week I was asked the question: Will the student now using a Mac be able to adapt to a PC environment in the workforce? I said Yes and went on with my college story: I used a MAC until 1995. After that, it was a PC until 2005 when I learned Mac environments for work. But even the Windows or Mac of 1998 is not the same of 2008. It really begs the question: What will the machines of 2018 look...

Is iTunes Cleaning up Podcasts? the Official Letter 0

Is iTunes Cleaning up Podcasts? the Official Letter

Yesterday on the Podcast, I talked about an email I received from iTunes. The story is an old podcast I ran up until last year was still  up on their site. I took everything down to make it go away and the listing stayed up on the site. I continued to get 404 errors (page missing) from my site error page, so I put the XML back up. Finally on Monday I recieved the take down notice. It was really surprising since iTunes never really cleaned up the mess before. I had a few people ask me to post the letter, so here it is: Dear Podcast Owner

Podcast Ep #55 10-15-08 – Legend on the Internet 0

Podcast Ep #55 10-15-08 – Legend on the Internet

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSiTunes Finally Cleaning House? – Interviews with Jamie Miller and Bryce Whitty: Win $25 Gift certificate – Paythefan – Sponsor for CES – Aunt Passing At the end of the Podcast, we play a special song called “Legend on the Internet”, a song produced by local musicans and friends and written by @Sunspot_Mike of the Local Band: SunSpot Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Give to the Salvation Army

Interview with Bryce Whitty of Technibble.com – Quickcast

Interview with Bryce Whitty of Technibble.com – Quickcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday on the Quickcast, we talk with Bryce Whitty of Technibble.com. In the interview, we discuss the Computer Business Kit: A set of documents that will help any independent computer professional with documentation of any job. We also will be giving away a Computer Business Kit. All you have to do is comment on the interview below. Next week we’ll give away the kit. However, if you would like to buy the kit, just enter code “Geekazine” and get 20% off from now until 29th. Brought to you by CareerSaver – Download Free Certification Tests. *Winner has been chosen. Thanks to all who entered*

Geekazine quoted in ITWorld – IT superstitions 0

Geekazine quoted in ITWorld – IT superstitions

Josh Fruhlinger asked the question “Are you superstitious?”. I replied and the quote is in the article. Although I recall saying something about my head being made of wood, too… Check out the article here

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