Show #113 Linux Dependencies, JAlbum, BananAlbum, Gallery

New desk, more on video editing in linux and those darn dependencies, enhanced keypad tip, new sponsor Wall Street Journal, JAlbum at jalbum.net and BananAlbum from bananalbum.com, Gallery at gallery.menalto.com, iPhoto has a locked down library, Honda Bob asks you some questions, Podcast Expo coming up this week.

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Show #112 Hanks History Hour, Acorn, Keynote, iPhone Hack

Chrome wheel care, Safari tab switching, dependency heck in Linux, Google Flight Simulator, hdabob.com asks for feedback on his site, hankshistoryhour.com goes live for AP European History, Acorn from flyingmeat.com for a low priced light image editing application, Bart’s review of Apple’s new Keynote at bartbusschots.ie/blog, and his Physics lecture , and Allison hacks her iPhone, see the video at youtube.com.

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Show #111 MTurk to find Steve Fossett, Viddler, All My Faves, JibJab Starring You

Mechanical Turk to help find Steve Fossett at mturk.com, MacMommy’s Picasa Web Albums uploader Tutorial, hdabob.com, Parallels Compressor explained, how to have a numeric keypad on a Mac laptop, Firefox tips for multiple home pages and tab navigation from Kyle, Viddler from viddler.com for video uploads, Velcommen – how to play the happy new Mac sound whenever you want, All My Faves from allmyfaves.com for a home page with tons of good links, Joost is still lame, JibJab Starring You from jibjab.com.

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Show #110 Palm vs Blackberry vs iPhone, CSS Viewer, iPhoto 7, SongTapper

Wine in the keyboard update, Tim’s review of TurtleWax ICE car polish icepolish.com, Palm OS vs. Blackberry vs. iPhone, CSS Viewer from addons.mozilla.org. Jump starting Steve’s car with Honda bob’s help at hdabob.com/Charging.htm, Bart’s review of iPhoto 7 at bartbusschots.ie, SongTapper from songtapper.com, Mahalo Follow doesn’t pan out.

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Show #109 Wine, Picasa tutorials, Mailplane, RapidWeaver, Tinkertool, Buffalo

Don’t pour wine in your MacBook Pro, Picasa tutorials from Debbie T at splashofstyle.com, Mailplane application for your Gmail at mailplaneapp.com. HDA Bob brings me a vintage vibration tachometer, RapidWeaver for easy web design at realmacsoftware.com, Bart on Tinkertool at bartbusschots.ie. Don’t buy a USB wireless dongle, but the Buffalo wireless ethernet converter: Circuit City.

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Show #108 Back from Italy, Xee, MacXWare, iLife ’08

Back from Italy – photos at gallery.mac.com/asheridan. Wireless hotspots in Italy (not), internet access (not), Keep off the Grass video, Xee revisited from wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/xee.html. How’d we protect our cars during the trip? hdabob.com to the rescue, Bart’s review of iLife ’08, optimize your site for the iPhone from furbo.org. WEbGhost, FontLibrary and MacFreelance from macxware.com or is is MacWare. Stay tuned for NosillaCast Live at live.podfeet.com.

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comin’ into the home stretch

it’s been an almost internet-free vacation, even though i booked every accommodation WITH internet. I know, people tell me I should chill and enjoy life, but they don’t get that I enjoy myself on my computer! I wish I’d had more time to drop a line here once in a while, but what are you going to do? We’ve been having a good time, maybe a bit stressed out whenever we’re driving anywhere though. It’s fun sometimes figuring stuff out, but I think I’ll be glad to be home where I can ask for directions!

The first 3 days we spent in an amazing place called Cinque Terre. this is 5 cities perched on the edge of the cliff in the northern part of what I’m choosing to call the Mediterranean Sea. It’s probably not the right sea, but if you chose to be my friend for my geography skills, you’ve probably figured out you were misinformed to say the least!

we stayed in Riomaggiore which is the southernmost of the 5 cities. We stayed at a lovely little hotel called the L’Arcobaleno. The italians have their priorities set predictably – we had little or no personal hygiene tools in the hotel (for example, soap), but there was a magnificent cappuccino machine in every room!

the 5 cities are linked by a 12km (7.2mile) path which in a weak mental moment we decided to tackle in one day. 7 miles doesn’t sound like much, but each of these cities is down at sea level and separated by mountains that are about 12,000 feet high (ok, maybe between 1-2000 feet, but it FELT like 12,000!) Seriously, this was an extremely strenuous hike to the three of us past 45, but of course Kyle didn’t even break a sweat, and claimed he never felt any pain in his calves the next day! Ok, enough with the whining, it was absolutely glorious! Each of the 5 cities had it’s own character, so we chose to have lunch at most of them. Lindsay suggested this as she’d made the hike the week before, and she also suggested we take the train out and hike back (she did the opposite and the most difficult part of the hike was at the end).

Probably one of the best parts of the hike was when we came upon a bar set in the side of the cliff right before the easiest part of the hike back to home. Sitting all by itself was a luxury, but add in some local beer and we were in heaven.

We dined well, pizza, fish, and of course we had to taste the local chianti. Kyle had orange juice at one restaurant (La Lampara) that you literally had to chew – it was more like eating an orange than drinking juice!

After the relaxing dinner, we went out to watch the sunset on Via D’ell Amore, or lover’s lane (Kyle especially liked being there with his parents!)

here’s a link to some of the photos from the Cinque Terre days:

quick note from Italy

You’re not going to believe this – the villa we rented FIVE MONTHS in advance, including paying a 400 Euro deposit wasn’t actually booked in our name when we got there! the good news is that the new villa is wonderful, BUT it has no internet access!

I’m at my daughter’s apartment in Siena right now just to get on the internet so I can write to you to tell you I won’t be able to post much at all! bummer since I’ve taken over 250 pictures already. Needless to say we’re having a grand time!

3 totally random photos from the trip
– family is yelling at me that they want to go home!

Show #107 Yahoo! Petition, ViddyUp!, Customize Excel Menu, Picturesque, GrandCentral

Allison leaves on vacation but you can hear her on the Mac Roundtable at macroundtable.com, a weak iPhone whine, please sign the Yahoo! accessibility petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/yabvipma/, Honda Bob’s Mobile Service at hdabob.com, update on Inquisitor, how to add a button to your menu bar in Excel, and an update on my father-in-law the switcher. Picturesque from acqualia.com, and Ryan’s review of GrandCentral from grandcentral.com.

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