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Friday, April 29, 2005

Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO) #025 [PC Magazine, Communications News, Mobile Enterprise, InfoWorld, Computer Reseller News, Network World, Information Week, and Maximum PC.]

The 25th podcast of Tech Rag Tear Outs has been posted.  Here are the detailed show notes:

NOTE: This edition has various recording methods: Plantronics DSP-100 USB to WinXP, iRiver iFP-799 built-in microphone, iRiver iFP-799 + Sony ECM-MS907 (condenser microphone); and then iRiver iFP-799 + Sony ECM-MS907 + Rolls MX56S mixer (battery powered).

April 29, 2005 in Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 28, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Thursday, April 28th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one technical news item and one listener feedback.

The Neverfail Group has announced a new release of their high-availability solution for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server. Key features: monitors SharePoint for content changes, and backs those up immediately to a fail over server; seamless fail-over to the secondary server in extreme failure cases; and it also protects SharePoint content in Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange, among others.  This software can also be configured to work with VMWARE's virtual server technology. I personally have been using SharePoint at my work for several years.  It has really been a key collaboration tool for doing information technology (IT) management for myself.  I'll definitely have to take a look at this tool to make sure we have better up time capabilities.

Today's feedback is again a post to Podcast Alley by TL. Thanks for the great feedback!

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. You can also email feedback to technewsradio@gmail.com; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

April 28, 2005 in Podcasting, Technology, Windows | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Good Discussion on Backup Solutions

I highly recommend going over to Kevin Devin's In The Trenches site and giving a listen to the  ITT - 04-25-2005 podcast. There is a good list of suggestions on doing backups (yours truly has some input), and there is great A2A ("Admin To Admin") segment from George Starcher that looks at network switch spanning trees.

April 28, 2005 in Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 27, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Wednesday, April 27th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one technical news item, and one subscriber feedback.

Arxan Technologies has developed an application that provides effective protection against reverse engineering, code lifting, and unauthorized changes to software applications.  The tool is called "EnforcIT" and it is based on new technology created at the National Security Agency's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, located at Purdue University. EnforcIT provides user selectable and adjustable levels of security.  These can be added to binary executables before distribution so that tamper-proof "Guard" algorithms are inserted into the executable itself. The Guards do not interfere with the functions of the executable, but increase its level of security and resistance to tampering and reverse engineering.  Currently targeted systems include Windows on Intel, and VXWorks on PowerPC.

The listener feedback is from a post to Podcast Alley by hawks5999.  Thanks for the support!

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. You can also email feedback to technewsradio@gmail.com; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

April 27, 2005 in Podcasting, Security, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 26, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Tuesday, April 26th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one technical news item, and one subscriber feedback.

Mena Trott one of the Founders at Six Apart has a blog post that outlines her perspective as their flag ship product Movable Type has been maturing and growing.  One of the more interesting things that they recently did at Six Apart was hire a professional quality assurance team to track down and fix new and old bugs.  This effort has resulted in a new version 3.16 that was just recently released and it is probably the quality of code that users of their product have grown to expect.  As a very happy user of TypePad which utilizes MovableType, this should be good news for me and my subscribers. Kudos to Six Apart.

Next up is a quick review of a comment posted by Glenn T on Podcast Alley.  Thanks for the feedback.

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. You can also email feedback to technewsradio@gmail.com; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

April 26, 2005 in Podcasting, Technology, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, April 25, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 25, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Monday, April 25th, 2005. Today's podcast contains two technical news items, and one subscriber feedback.

First is that W2K News recently had a pointer to a new column on SearchWinSystems.com called "Beginner's Guide to Scripting" by Christa Anderson, a noted authority on the subject.  The first article for this column covers: Objects, properties and methods; Scripting hosts and the interpreter; How are scripts interpreted?; and Data types you'll use.  This seems like a great getting started resource.

Next is eEye has announced a new free wireless network scanning utility called Retina WiFi that can detect wireless devices connected to your networking environment.  It can also find rogue access points or improperly setup transmitting laptops.  In addition, there is also advanced reporting capabilities enabled so you can better access your security posture.  Currently the released versions are for Windows, an optimized Japanese version for Windows, and PocketPC.

User feedback is from Eric and it was a comment posted to Podcast Alley.  Thanks for taking the time to post a comment for Tech Rag Tear Outs!

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. You can also email feedback to technewsradio@gmail.com; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

April 25, 2005 in Networking, Podcasting, Technology, Tips, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Technology Podcast News

A couple of items of potential interest for technology podcast listeners:

April 24, 2005 in Podcasting | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Friday, April 22, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 22, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Friday, April 22nd, 2005. Today's podcast contains three items of potential interest all focusing on database technologies.

First is a recent news item from Computer Reseller News that examined the new MySQL v5 that is expected to be released soon.  Some key new features include: stored procedures, triggers, and views.  Subscription support services will also be available starting at just under $600 per server per year.

Next is that I noticed that Dell is aggressively advertising in many of the tech magazines that they now offer a 5-user pack of Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition One for Windows for $745, or you can get this bundled and installed on a Dell PowerEdge 1850 Server starting at $2949 with a reported savings of $700.

Lastly, an advertising insert called Developer Tools Roadmap publishing in Jan 2005, had a product highlight article on Sleepycat Software's Berkeley DB that focused on the two optimized versions of Berkeley DB for native XML and the other for 100% Java.  This tool also has application programming interfaces for C, C++, Perl, Python, and TCL.  And it can also run customized platforms utilizing Linux, BSD Unix, VXWorks, and QNX.

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. You can also send audio or email feedback to technewsradio@gmail.com; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

April 22, 2005 in Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Update On Status Of Regular Podcasts

Hello faithful listeners and subscribers of Tech News Radio.  I am sorry that there have not been any new posts since Friday of last week.  Let's be honest.  This is not my full-time job.  And the full-time job that I have, has been keeping me very busy the last two weeks.

And I haven't quite started to make enough money from podcasting to hire a staff to do the pre- and post-production which would in theory fix all my podcasting troubles.

All that being said, I think I have made some adjustments to my personal and work schedules to better enable regular podcasts starting next week.  Thanks for your support.

If you are looking for some podcasts to hold you over ... check out www.techpodcasts.com, and I highly recommend some of the more recent Dave Winer's Morning Coffee Notes (minus the singing ones).  They have been excellent.

April 20, 2005 in Administrivia | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 14, 2005

On today's podcast, Kevin Devin @ In The Trenches offers up his thoughts on the new release of VMWare 5.0.

If you have comments sent them to technewsradio@gmail.com, or or call 206-337-1533 to leave us your feedback.

April 14, 2005 in Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack