More Podcast Expo – Steve Gibson, Cable Yoyo, Libsyn, Taldia
Don’t use Internet Explorer, here’s why
Wired Magazine – why you must read it
AT&T Natural Speech Reader
Did I get my Samsung Monitor refund yet?
Feeder update & KIT review from Reinvented Software
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I’m still riding high from the Expo – it will take me WEEKS to slow down the enthusiasm.
such a nice guy
helped me with a problem…
Cable Yoyo at http://www.cableyoyo.com/
low cost, low storage quotas but infinite bandwidth. not sure this will work for me…
“your news your way” is their tagline
sorta like podcasting, the user experience is the same but the method is different
user picks type of content (news, politics, technology…)
user prioritizes types of content 1-5
user picks time content needs to be ready
downside is it requires a client (PC only) but it sends the content to iTunes. Macs have to go to the website every day
interesting idea, might work
Active X controls & VB Script
fine if there’s no evil in the world
can’t get rid of IE, embedded in OS in Windows
tell about setting proxies in IE so your kids/spouse won’t accidentally use (give listener to Leo credit)
teach how to make Firefox act like it’s IE – makes it work for sites like USPS.com for shipping labels – tell about usps also!
camel jockies in Daqar
choose language, voice, output format, sample rate
then enter text to be read
Last week was fun, I let the kids and Steve pick the movie – “House of Wax”. Now I promise this is a family friendly show, so I won’t get into details on this one, but I’ve got to say there’s something wonderful about watching Paris Hilton meet her demise in a terrible way! It’s gruesome, gory, distasteful and scary, but it was enjoyable in a sick kind of way.
This week we watched a nicer film – “Kicking and Screaming” with Will Farrell. If you’ve ever had kids in soccer, you like Will Farrell, or you like predictable “Bad News Bears” kind of films, you’ll like this. Robert Duvall and Mike Ditka play interesting but predictable characters but I liked them. A few of the kids are really fun, the plot surrounding Byong Sun is pretty funny.
Bob Marcus from jogtunes.com sent me some info on his site – this is a good case of solving a problem people have. Both my husband and my friend Suzanne have been struggling with how to easily compile a list of songs to jog/run to, and it looks like Bob has done it.
Great help from them – Steve helped me to get my feed to validate at http://feedvalidator.com
I was lost but he helped me understand the errors
He’s working on an update to the software that helps to get feeds to validate, like the changes that Apple throws in there (they changed one thing from being upper case to lower case) and other problems. Expect an update next week.
import pictures, text files, whatever
tagging allows for smart groups like in Tiger
different groups can contain the same files
better to see the the little demos they have online – very good at explaining what it can do
I use it to organize my podcast ideas, graphics I want to use, I’m even using it to keep track of things for my home life like home improvement!
So over on Adam Christianson’s podcast The MacCast they’ve been talking a lot about Virtual Network Computing, or VNC. This is an open source method of using one computer to control another computer, across the network or in your home. The obvious thing is to use it to control your mom’s computer so you don’t have to drive over there! Anyway, I had written up some notes for myself on how to set it up (mostly because my memory is so bad) so I decided to post them online on my website. Take a look on the home page for a VNC tutorial. I even went so far as to set it up on an XP machine so I keep with my goal of doing as much cross platform compatible applications as possible.
That’s it for today’s episode of NosillaCast, hope you liked it, and please drop me a line at [email protected].