Archive for December, 2011
TOPIC: It’s the episode right before Christmas, and all through the station not a creature is stirring … well, except Mike and Dave and their fantastic guests this week! Authors Ray Schwemmer and Rick Havrilla spend time with us discussing their new book “Dynamic Collaboration” and getting deep into how collaboration is changing today – and what that means to you! From presence to web conferencing, LinkedIn and more, we get deep into how dynamic collaboration is in the Internet era.
Jay EncycloGarmonica joins us for just long enough to answer the question from a few weeks ago and provide a new braintwister:
How did Sears & Roebuck’s force NORAD’s predecessor CONAD to start following Santa?
We then finish up with some great coolsites of the week:
- PortableNorthPole – Free, personalized video messages for your kids straight from the Big Man himself!
- NORAD Santa – Track Santa in real time as he traverses the globe, delivering presents for young and old! 🙂
And our podcast only song of the week is the aggressively non-Christmas “Lights” by Ellie Golding.
TOPIC: We’ve got a full house and an exciting show today! Not only is Dave here, but Scott Andraschko of Round Lake Area Schools drops in to add some much-needed insight and expertise to our conversation. But of course, that’s not all! Corinne Iozzo of Popular Science helps us out by breaking down some of the coolest innovations of 2011 as published in the Popular Science magazine and website! This is one of those must-listen episodes that makes it worth slogging through the rest of the garbage we usually post 🙂
In other news; Dave has gadget fever, portable speakers are all the rage, and Mike can’t keep his hands off of his wife’s Christmas present. And yes, that is a euphemism for a Samsung Galaxy 10.1″ android tablet!
We finish up with some coolsites of the week:
- DocumentaryTube – Free documentaries? How is this possible, you ask? Go check out DocumentaryTube and find out now (plus learn yourself a little something)! Free. Educational. Mmmm, documentaries.
- Presentify.Me – Make those groupons you’re buying for friends and family look good enough to wrap!
- TimeSearch.info – With keyword searching, it puts events into a timeline and highlights the most important milestones. You’ve got to check this out to understand and appreciate!
And our podcast only song of the week is “Don’t Kick the Chair” by Dia Framton with Kid Cudi.
TOPIC: That’s right, Mike is talking turkey in this special post-Thanksgiving pre-Cyber Monday show! Not only does Mike describe how he Alton-Browned the heck out of that bird, but you get some great prep coupon apps for your holiday shopping!
Jay “Encyclopedia Garmonica” returns with one answer and a new question, plus breaks down how things are going at the mid-season break for all the geek shows you should be watching (Warehouse 13, Grimm, Fringe, Supernatural and more!). The question he asks is:
In what US city, and for what reason, was the term “Black Friday” first used to describe the day after Thanksgiving?
We even crank out a couple cool sites of the week!
- ConTXTs – Ever wound up somewhere with no business cards, and desperately need one? Want to send your contact info to a bunch of people at once? Check out ConTXTs and have them text your ID to 50500 and immediately receive your contact info! Works with any phone with SMS.
- SearchResearch – Fun Google search puzzles that will be sure to test your searchability (and maybe learn you something too)!
- TwistyNoodle – A seemingly limitless and well selected set of coloring pages and fun sheets for kids!
The podcast only song of the week is “The Drumming Sound” by Florence and the Machine.