Archive for October, 2009
TOPIC: You’d think twittering, facebook, myspace, and other internet “timewasters” would have no place in the business world – well, you might be right! Jay Garmon sticks around for an extended Geek Trivia talk to discuss his recent presentations in Louisville and tells you the hits – and misses – on the road to awesomeness in your quest for business popularity on the social media scene!
That’s in addition to awesome new geek trivia (check out http://jaygarmon.net for more) Dave and Mike babbling about random news stories and the usual inanity you’ve come to associate with us weekly.
Wouldn’t really be a show without some great cool sites of the week either!
- Using Google Voice to call from your cell phone for FREE – We love free stuff, and though this might not be a free website per se, it tells you exactly how to enable Google Voice to make free phone calls all day and all night using the ‘fave 5’ and ‘friends and family’ options that most carriers have. If you’re looking to shave a few bucks off your cell bill this is the way! Via our good friends at lifehacker.com
- Microsoft SharedView – Like the idea of ‘GoToMeeting’ but don’t like the sky high cost? Believe it or not, Microsoft has a perfectly serviceable (up to 15 attendees) and even more perfectly FREE option called SharedView. Like netmeeting but on steroids. Free steroids, that is!
Feeling a little down and slow this week, so we capped it all off with Rufus Wainright’s “Going to a Town” from his album Release The Stars.
TOPIC: Dave comes back! Thanks to all the emails, calls, and letters (OK, OK make that “thanks to all the email – singular – and a call”) Dave hops back into the saddle for at least a week to hang with Mike and Jay as we swap stories, talk tech, get geeky about trivia, and just generally have a great time!
Plus, Mike shows off his shiny new TechTalk Google Voice number: 847-984-0847. Call us, leave a message, get heard on air! If we do use your voice on air and you’ve given us enough info to figure out who you are (say, an email address or something) you may get some TechTalk tchotchke’s too … or even a book!
With all the excitement going on, Dave being back on the show, and Jay Garmon’s awesome new geek trivia and personal website (http://jaygarmon.net natch), it would have been no shame to miss the cool sites of the week. But instead, we bring you two fantastic coolsites this week – check ’em out:
- TextHog – Looking for an easy, quick way to track your cash expenses? TextHog may be the (free) answer for you! You don’t have to load in a bunch of personal data, just an email address and then start texting every expense – tagged however you like – off to texthog and you’ll get all the charts, graphs, and trends you could want. And you wont’ be taking money out of your pocket to do it!
- GroovyPost – No, this isn’t about where to score the most rad concert info on the Dead man. It’s all about some groovy tech tips and tricks, how-to’s and makes for a ton of stuff! Wondering how to get Google Voice on your iPhone? Add some internet calendars to Outlook? Click on over to GroovyPost!
And a jumping old-school podcast only song of the week “Is This New” by The Fall!
TOPIC: Wondering about all this Windows 7 hype you’re hearing? Not sure how you’ll figure all the new stuff out, or if it’s worth it? Well, Paul McFedries joins us and provides answers from his 800+ page tome Windows 7; Unleashed! We have a great time and get around to at least a few of those burning questions!
Jay Garmon does his usual Jay thing again, but we’re once again without Dave “Sparky” Saganaki. If you’re missing Dave, send him some love at firstname.lastname@example.org and see if we can’t beg, con, guilt or otherwise convince him to come back in the studio sometime soon!
We don’t have a huge amount of time for cool sites, but I did pick a real good one – with multiple areas – anyways:
- Aviary – With a whole host of online, free, and very cool products to check out you’ll definitely want to fly up to the aviary sometime soon. I’ve played with the audio creator (named Myna), but you’ll have fun looking at everything if you’re more graphically inclined than me! They’ve got flash image editors, fun color and vector editors, and more … this may be just one site, but it’s got tons of great stuff on it!
And finally, the podcast only song of the week is the totally rocking “Elvis” by These New Puritans!