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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for May 31, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Tuesday, May 31st, 2005. Today's podcast contains one information technology management suggestion.

"Before You Fire The Company Geek" you should read this post from W2KNEWS.com  from Slashdot (especially the comments):

"An anonymous reader writes: "A new 'insider threat' survey by the US Secret Service and Carnegie Mellon University finds that 82 percent of people who hack their company exhibited unusual behavior in the workplace prior to carrying out their activities.'

A somewhat amusing write-up at washingtonpost.com points to a bunch of more interesting gems hidden deep in the study, including:

'Almost all - 96 percent - of the insiders were men, and 30 percent of them had previously been arrested, including arrests for violent offenses (18 percent), alcohol or drug-related offenses (11 percent), and non-financial-fraud related theft offenses (11 percent).'

The blog post also notes that 86 percent held technical positions at the companies: '... if you're going to fire someone (particularly company geeks who have the motive, means and access to inflict pain on your computer systems) make double sure you cut off their e-mail and network access at the same time you hand them their walking papers.'

Definitely something to think more about and make sure you have a good plan, or you could have some major problems after the fact.

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 [email protected]; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

May 31, 2005 in Networking, Podcasting, Security, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, May 30, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for May 30, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Monday, May 30th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one technical reference.  But before we get to that.  Included is a Memorial Day tribute.

Today's news is from CMR Fuel Cells Ltd which has developed a working prototype of its Compact Mixed Reactant (CMR) stack.  This fuel cell technology promises to deliver low cost, long run-time power solutions for portable electronic products. CMR uses selective electrodes to enable conventional bipolar flow-field plates to be eliminated entirely. CMR technology is scalable and targeted at a diverse range of electronic devices, from laptop computers, through power tools and back-up power supplies, up to electric scooters and cars.

While I freely admit I don't completely understand all the chemistry, this is definitely an area to keep an eye 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. You can also email feedback to [email protected]; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

May 30, 2005 in Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Production Issues

Tech News Radio is experiencing a very high "signal to noise" ratio where our NOISE problem is related to NOT ENOUGH TIME that is drowning out our SIGNAL (ie. daily podcasts).

We hope to be back online and put all the pesky gremlins to back in the hole they have crawled out of by Friday so we can bring you a Tech Rag Tear Outs podcast.

Feed back at: [email protected] is always welcome. 

Thanks for everyone's support.  We will be back shortly.

May 24, 2005 in Administrivia | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Friday, May 20, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for May 20, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Friday, May 20th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one review of a recent press release:

Tablet PC Buzz  reports that PC Magazine has awarded Motion Computing's new LE1600 Tablet PC with an Editor's Choice award.  This slate Tablet PC will retail for just under $2200, and include a fingerprint reader that is compatible with Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Other key features: Intel 915GMS Express Chipset; Centrino Sonoma 1.5-GHz processor; weighs 3.1-lbs; 30- or 60-GB drives available, XGA screen with Intel GMA 900 graphics chip; and integrated with Wi-Fi, Bluetooh, IrDA, and Gigabit Ethernet networking.

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 [email protected]; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

May 20, 2005 in Mobile, Podcasting, Technology, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for May 19, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Thursday, May 19th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one review of a recent press release:

"Hands High Software has announced the release of WiFile Pro for Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones. The software retails for $30. WiFile Pro enables Palm OS handheld computer users to view, copy, and  manage files on networked computers. With WiFile Pro and a Palm Powered device that is connected to a network, users can open and transfer applications, databases, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, MP3 music files, digital photos, and more, all located on their personal computers, corporate servers, school computers, or the Internet. New features include an easier to use interface, new file management capabilities, expanded support for plug-in memory cards, and support for new network protocols, including FTP and WebDAV."

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 [email protected]; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

May 19, 2005 in Mobile, Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for May 18, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Wednesday, May 18th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one technical reference and some reader feedback.

While going through my RSS archive I found the following post from Chris Pirillo entitled "Convert VHS Movies To DVD!"  This article is available for $17 and is in Adobe Portable Digital Format (PDF).  The principle author for this document is Jake Ludington who examines hardware, software, and other key areas that you'll need to make this step-by-step "how-to" work for you.

The reader's feedback came in via email from Dave @ ChubCreek at (Podcast Feed). Dave shares his thoughts on Digital SLR cameras.  More info was suggested by checking out: Digital Camera Resource  and Steve's DigiCams Online.

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 [email protected]; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

May 18, 2005 in Books, Podcasting, Technology, Tips | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for May 17, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Tuesday, May 17th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one technical reference.

LDAP (v3) Revision is progressing to final stages of being turned into Draft Standard by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).  This is expected by December 2005. 

LDAP is the acronym for Lightwieght Directory Access Protocol and is basically "a lightweight alternative to the X.500 Directory Access Protocol (DAP) for use on the Internet. It uses TCP/IP stack verses the overly complex OSI stack. It also has other simplifications, such as the representing most attribute values and many protocol items as textual strings, that are designed to make clients easier to implement."

Some key sub-documents outline all the technical details like: protocol, string representation, name distinguishing, authentication methods, security mechanisms, resource locator, schemas, syntaxes, matching rules, road map, and models. This effort is also being heralded by OpenLDAP.org.  Which has version 2.2.26 available for download and details on how to implement solutions in Java.

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 [email protected]; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day. [BACKGROUND MUSIC from Billy Watson]

May 17, 2005 in Networking, Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, May 16, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for May 16, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Monday, May 16th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one technical reference.

IBM Cloudscape version 10.0 is an open source-based Java relational database management system that can be embedded in Java programs and used for online transaction processing (OLTP).

It is platform-independent, and has a small-footprint, only 2MB.  In addition Cloudscape v10.0 integrates tightly with any Java-based enterprise solutions like J2EE, Apache web-servers, and will run on any standard Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

It also has interfaces to Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC) using IBM DB2 Run-Time Client.  Sounds pretty powerful.

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 [email protected]; or you can leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

May 16, 2005 in Development, Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Saturday, May 14, 2005

MacWorld Podcast

PRESS RELEASE [MacWorld - San Francisco, CA, USA]: "Geek Factor Podcast -- "We here at Macworld have decided to experiment with the Podcast format. ... Former Macworld intern Cyrus Farivar is the host of this Podcast. ..."

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

Friday, May 13, 2005

Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO) #026 [Chief Security Officer Online, eWeek, Communication News, Computer Reseller News, Forbes, Knowledge Management World, and PC World]

The 26th podcast of Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO) has been posted.  Here are the detailed show notes:

May 13, 2005 in Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack