Monday, February 28, 2005
MAKE Magazine Audio Shows
Philip Torrone (formerly at the Engadget Podcast?) reports that Make:Audio series is coming soon to your MP3 player of choice. It will include enterviews with Kyle Rankin ("Knoppix Hacks") and Derrick Story ("Digital Photography Hacks").
Tech Tidbits Daily for Feb. 28, 2005
This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Monday, Feb. 28th, 2005. Do you or does your development staff write Java programs? If so, then you probably need to make sure you are either utilizing or evaluating the host of tools and capabilities being distributed via the Eclipse Foundation at Eclipse.org. The core tool being offered here is an open-source integrated development environment (IDE), and they have recently gotten new support from Sybase & BEA; and continue to have a great deal of support from Red Hat and IBM, to name a few. There are also tools and plug-ins for other software development languages being worked on. For more information about the links mentioned in this podcast, or for more details on how to subscribe to this podcast check out www.technewsradio.com. Have a great day. [NOTE: More info via ZDNET]
Friday, February 25, 2005
Tech Rag Tear Out (TRTO) #020 [Content from InfoWeek, Network World, InfoWorld, Wired, Baseline, FCW]
- (00:00-02:40) Introduction with help from eDave.org & ChuckChat.com
- (02:41-17:57) Primary Content
- Information Week:
- Network World:
- Network Applications Consortium (NAC) have a new doc out called "Enterprise Security Architecutre: A Framework and Template for Policy-Driven Security" [12-20-04]
- Marcus Rogers @ Purdue University "hacker taxonomy" [11-29-04]
- Aberdeen Group survey of 210 enterprise IT managers on "security shopping list" [2-7-05]
- VistaScape (comprehensive 3D viewing and controlling security cameras) [March 2005]:
- Workbook: Paying Less for Passwords [Dec04]
- Project Map: Network Security Assessment [Jan05]
- Calculating Costs of Hardening Security Systems [Jan05]
- Project Planner: Securing Information, Coming and Going [Jan05]
- Federal Computer Week:
- US Marine Corp tests data storage security using NetApp & Decru (Neoscale is a competitor to Decru) [12-13-04]
- Tracking Lost/Stolen Systems: PC Phone Home; Stealth Signal; SyNet nTracker [02-07-05]
- Cllient Disk Encryption: SecureDisk Encryption 3.61 & Encryption Plus Hard Disk 7.1.0. Plus others [01-24-05]
- Security Magazine:
- Really good resource for IT folks to help in understanding integration issues with security solutions
- (17:58-20:20) Closing
- The awesome blues harmonica music from Billy Watson
- To leave audio comments at 206-337-1533
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Some Coverage From Other Podcats
I listen to both regularly, and I highly recommend thier podcasts. Dan's is very fun; and Denise's has a law-tech focus. Thanks!
Tech Tidbits Daily for Feb. 25, 2005
This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Friday, Feb. 25th, 2005. Today's news comes directly from the Mozilla Foundation who has announced an update to their Firefox web browser to fix several vulnerabilities, including one that would allow domain spoofing. We highly recommend the Firefox web browser, and we urge all users to get the update as soon as possible. For more information about the links mentioned in this podcast, or for more details on how to subscribe to this podcast check out www.technewsradio.com. Have a great day.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Tech Tidbits Daily for Feb. 24, 2005
This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Thursday Feb. 24th, 2005. Today's news comes from SearchWinSystems.com which is part of the family of websites from Tech Target (requires a subscirption but the service is free). If you can not get a Windows system to boot correctly there are collections of tools and procedures for conducting a system recovery without utlizing Microsoft some what limiting Windows Install and Recovery Console tools. One of these toolkits is called the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows (or "UBCD4Win.com") that runs a full version of Windows not just a DOS. In future editions of this podcast, we will look at other similar solutions to include Linux-based options. For more information about the links mentioned in this podcast, or for more details on how to subscribe to this podcast check out www.technewsradio.com. Have a great day.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Review of New IT Conversations News
IT Conversations has been a leader in providing quailty audio technical commentary even before podcasting as it currently stands was conceptualized and implemented back in Fall 2004.
Some new stuff worth checking out:
- The Gillmor Gang (3.6): "The Gang asks guest Dan Bricklin what innovations are on his radar."
- Stewart Copeland (4.0) "Since his early days with the Police, drummer Stewart has been heavily involved with technology."
- Dave Sifry [CEO of Technorati] at Web 2.0 (3.1): "presents the inside look at this explosive new medium ..."
Tech Tidbits Daily for Feb. 23, 2005
This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, 2005. Today's news is more an opinon piece than straight technology information. This medium of podcasting seems to be trying very hard to make sure it has a future. And a great deal of thought is going into ideas on where things are going. One of the better recent resouces on this topic is a series weblog posts called "The Future of Podcasting" facilitated by Todd Storch. It is defintely worth a read for both consumers and producers of podcasting. For more information about the links mentioned in this podcast, or for more details on how to subscribe to this podcast check out www.technewsradio.com. Have a great day.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
SPOT Devices Expanding From Watches
I managed yesterday to fit in a run between rain storms in Southern California and got to listen to the first The Gadget Show Podcast. I learned something new during the listen - that Microsoft is working with laptop vendors to integrate SPOT devices into future laptops to display not only SPOT data, but also provide some information about the status of the laptop's battery, application details, etc. That sounds really cool.
Then later in the evening I was reading through PC Magazine (08Mar04 - page 22) and there was a mention that Oregon Scientific is working on a new weather station/alarm clock/information device that would also offer SPOT.
If you asked me, it would also be a good idea to add a mini-MP3 player, and a digital picture viewer to have the ultimate desktop accessory.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Tech Tidbits Daily for Feb. 22, 2005
This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, 2005. Today's link is a big one if you are running Windows 2003. Microsoft has a beta out for Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 2003, and there are a great deal of new things going to happen. Here is one example, from the PatchManagement.org mailing list. The post is from Susan Bradley and it is entitled "Programs that use DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) do not work correctly after you install Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (KB#89250)". In a nutshell, all remote calls need to be authenticated to an Administrative group. So, you may need to do some tweaking and tuning of existing users, groups, and policies to get your DCOM solutions to work post SP1. Test early and test often is a great motto when dealing with any operating system upgrade or patch. For more information about the links mentioned in this podcast, or for more details on how to subscribe to this podcast check out www.technewsradio.com. Have a great day.