Archive for March, 2011
TOPIC: Dave’s very own version of the TechTalk Yoko absconds with him to the wintry wastelands of Canada this week, leaving Mike to fend for himself against the many, many scams regarding Japan and the tragedy there this week. A special mid-show coolsites for charities includes:
- Guidestar – Checks out those charities for you, including percentages of distribution!
- USAID – Lots of links to legitimate International charities.
Mike loses himself for a while in a rant about the NYTimes and their bizarre paywall creation. Fortunately Jay Garmon still has time for us, and presents this doozy of a trivia question:
What are the two types of spacecraft propulsion that Mariner 10 was the first spacecraft in history to use?
We manage to get a few coolsites of the week in there too:
- Google Cloud Connect – From Google, this allows you to connect up all of your Google docs and storage directly to your Microsoft Office Apps!
- ScreenPresso – A really great (and free) screenshot and video maker! Has some pro features you’d have to pay for, but most of the goodness is gratis!
And we end with the podcast only song of “Journey of the Sorcerer” by the Eagles!
TOPIC: Tips from Conan, iPad2 bashing, more kindle talk, angry birds on your screen and a quick discussion of the not yet but soon to be released RIM Playbook – yes, we’re scattered, but gosh do we have a good time this week!
Our good friend Jay Garmon chimes in with lots of discussion and geeky goodness, and then leaves us with this cliffhanger:
What hall of fame rock band lent their music to be the theme of the original “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” radio plays?
We make up for the paucity of last week’s coolsites with a whole mess of ’em this week:
- Backupify.com – Jay’s recommended way to never lose any of your cloud; gmail, twitter, facebook, you name it they got your back!
- The Warrior Dash – Via Lisa in Wisconsin, this has nothing to do with tech and everything to do with fun! Run obstacles, get muddy, be in shape!
- Hedgewars – Only the best (and most opensourcey) version of Scorched Earth or Worms … ever!
- dlvr.it – Pronounced “deliver it” this neat little site means you only ever have to post once and in one place to get your posts put in all your sharing sites … from twitter to linkedin to facebook and back again!
And we end with the podcast only song of “Robot” by Dan Mangan!