Archive for August, 2010
TOPIC: Or is it the other way around? Either way, it’s about time we returned from our summer hiatus – Mike’s been out roaming the unconnected country to get a better sense of how the “other half” lives, while Dave just barely manages to make it through half a show … but what a show! Filled with news, views, coolsites and great music, what’s not to love? Mike spends the first 15 minutes or so gushing about Google Voice, so if you’ve missed out on this new service you’ll definitely want to listen!
Jay Garmon comes back with his next installment of geek trivia:
Which not-so-famous Google employee came up with the famous but unofficial corporate motto “Do No Evil”?
First show back in three weeks, so you’d expect some great coolsites and you will not be disappointed:
- Incompetech Music Downloads – There’s a bunch of other interesting things to look at here, but I was particularly impressed by the royalty free and high quality downloads of music beds of all sorts; perfect for putting up (and keeping up) those YouTube videos!
- Quux Player – iTunes too confusing? Looking for a way to shut the computer off when the party’s over? Quux is a dead simple, scriptable app for easy music listening.\
- Google Voice – Just in case you weren’t sure where to go to check this out …
The podcast only song of the week this week is “Bring it On” by Leon Jean Marie!
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TOPIC: Wondering about whether you should pull that paper mill investment out of your portfolio? Eric Ginsberg of Bookswim comes on air to tell us why you just might want to hold onto your bookshelves for a little bit longer in a really great talk this morning. You can also read the really great follow-up article on Slate – after listening to us, of course!
Jay Garmon then graces us with his inimitable presence, and unlike last week it all goes off without a hitch in this newest installment of geek trivia:
What famous, golden-age actress holds a patent for the underlying technology of wi-fi?
The talk with Eric is too interesting to break away from for long, but I do manage to sneak a quick ‘coolsite of the week’ in there too:
- Product Manuals via Retrevo – Don’t have room for all those manuals for stereos, dishwashers, refrigerators, TV’s and so on? Lost them in a fire (that somehow didn’t ruin all the products themselves)? Check here for free downloads in PDF form of consumer products!
The podcast only song of the week this week is Intelligentactile 101 by Jesca Hoop!
TOPIC: Well, most of us are anyways! For undiscovered technical reasons, Jay Garmon is not reachable though you should . We do have a great show regardless though, discussing iPhone fun, tech news, and even answer a few questions about proper etiquette as regards dealing with those nasty, ubiquitous, and eternal spam and hoax emails your “friends” love to send you!
We end it up with some extra cool coolsites of the week such as:
- KACE Secure Browser – From Dell of all places, this secure browser works in a virtual ‘sandbox’ on your desktop, really protecting you from all those bad sites out there!
- StereoMood – Pick your mood. Crank up the stereo. ‘Nuff said.
- NatureSounds – A great selection of different nature sounds and environments to mix and match your perfect relaxing white noise day!
- ToneCheck – Not sure how that message is going to sound? Tend to be a little quick off the keyboard when tempers are running high? This may be the perfect solution to your messaging malaise – it checks the tone of that email before you send it, and helps you make it a little more palatable (or at least a little less likely to get you fired!).
- CraigLook.com – Beautiful craigslist skin … just in case you are tired of the ultra-plain Craigslist look!
The podcast only song of the week this week is The Racing Rats by the Editors!