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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 31, 2005

Intel has announced via a recent press release that dual core chips planned for release in 2006 will actually be shipping in 2005.  These high-end server processors are geared for servers that are designed for four or more processors.   The chips were code named "Paxville" and are part of the Intel Xeon MP product line that uses the Intel E8500 chipset.  When compared to dual-core chips running on E7520 chipset, these new processors + chipset are seeing 50% improve performance. 

The press release also noted that there are 17 dual core processor projects currently underway with 85% of them expected to be in products during 2006.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 30, 2005

The OpenOffice.org project is pleased to announce that the second public beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 is now available for download. OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta 2 is immediately available for a host of languages and with operating support for Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. This version has features like:

  • introduction of a new database module,
  • implements the OASIS OpenDocument XML file format,
  • has a redesigned interface, and
  • new enhanced document filters combine

In addition, the OpenOffice.org Conference - 2005 will be held in Slovenia from 28-30Sep05.

And don't forget that ... TechPodcast.com member Jose at the Perlcast.com is giving a way a few copies of O'Reilly's new book Perl Testing.  You have until Friday, September 2nd, 2005 to sign-up via this URL.

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Monday, August 29, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 29, 2005

Today's item is some pointers to some SANS security courses of potential interest:

Also of special note, TechPodcast.com member Jose at the Perlcast.com notes that he is giving a way a few copies of O'Reilly's new book Perl Testing.  You have until Friday, September 2nd, 2005 to sign-up via this URL.

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Friday, August 26, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 26, 2005

Today's news is a new web service that should allow developers to integrate podcast search into their applications. This service (demo) allows remote keyword search of the Digital Podcast directory by relevance, listener subscription rate, ratings, visits,  total user votes and date added. 

The service returns results in OPML and RSS formats (documentation).

The primary developer Alex at DigitalPodcast.com has also released some application examples via the sdk to sourceforge.

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August 26, 2005 in Development, Podcast, Technology, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 25, 2005

Today's podcast is all about the current threads on RSS from three sources: eWeek, Government Computer News, and Information Week.  The first two items are short blurbs, but the Information Week article is really an in-depth state of the marketplace article.

The first is eWeek (August 1, 2005) that notes that Newsgator's web-based FeedStation is now supporting podcasts and video blog automatic downloads to portable media devices.

The second is from Government Computer News for August 8th, 2005 that notes that NuParadigm has released a Windows .NET framework savvy RSS Screensaver that is free for non-commercial use.  You can also get a list of current U.S. government feeds via The FirstGov search site.

Lastly, the third article is by Thomas Claburn @ Information Week who examined "Order From Chaos Via RSS: Business are taking a cue from bloggers with new way of distributing information.  The appeal. It's really simple."  The article is in the August 1, 2005 edition, and it starts on page 41 and goes to page 45.

The article looks at the business end of RSS and highlights some companies like Disney, ING Group, Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute, New College, and Amazon.com that are using solutions from companies like Newsgator, KnowHow, Bradbury Software, NetNewsWire, Bloglines, Feedbeep, and Yahoo Mobile.

Also key to this article from a business perspective is that there are some marketing stats from research groups like Forrester Research, Gartner, and Pew Internet & American Life Project included in for reference.

The article also notes that browsers from Apple, Mozilla, and Microsoft are also supporting RSS either currently or in the near future. 

For additional information check out "Getting Started with RSS".

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August 25, 2005 in Apple, Development, Enterprise, Mobile, Networking, Podcast, Reference, Technology, Weblogs, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 24, 2005

Today's item looks at Chad Dickerson who notes he is moving on from his job has InfoWorld.com CTO to a new job at Yahoo (personal blog); and IBM which according to InformationWeek.com is releasing a podcast series called "IBM and The Future Of ..." The article also noted that IBM has been using podcasts internally since Jan05 to distribute information to employees.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for August 23, 2005

Today we look at three upcoming conferences: Microsoft Visio, Podcasting, & Software Development:

  • Microsoft Office Visio Conference 2006 will be held January 19 - 20, 2006, Seattle, WA. Developer sessions will be taught by the Visio team and cover both Visio 2003 and the future Visio "12." Register before September 30 for a discount.
  • Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Conference focuses on creating new business opportunities and explores fresh trends in portable content like podcasting.  The conference is geared for the podcast entrepreneur, the broadcasting professional, indie podcasters, and consumers of podcasts looking to meet their favorite podcasters and learn more about mobile media technologies. It is Nov 11-12, 2005 in Ontario, California which is just outside of Los Angeles in Southern California.
  • EclipseWorld is Aug. 29-31, 2005 at The Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, New York.  This conference is geared for expert software developers; and will showcase technology solutions from Oracle, IBM and Sybase.  There are also full-day tutorials available on a host of topics.

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August 23, 2005 in Development, Enterprise, Mobile, Networking, Podcast, Podcasting, Technology, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, August 22, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for August 22, 2005

Federal Computer Week has an article of potential interest that looks at some new mobile security news.  The National Security Agency (aka NSA) has awarded an $18 million contract to General Dynamics to create a Secure IP Router Network (SIPRNET) handheld mobile device.  This "PDA" will utilize wireless communications from "worldwide" carriers including Cingular Wireless based on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) standard. The article already notes that GE supplies the U.S. Gov with NSA approved secure Sectera GSM phones.  [NOTE: Here is a link to the GE press release.]

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August 22, 2005 in Enterprise, Mobile, Podcast, Security, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Nice Looking OPML

In the show notes for 32nd edition of Tech Rag Tear Outs, I provided a link to the OPML file of my notes.

If you'd like to see this rendered in a very nice view from a tool called Active Renderer click on this link.

Very nice!

August 22, 2005 in Administrivia | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Friday, August 19, 2005

Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO) Podcast #032 [Software Developer Times, PC Magazine, PC World, eWeek, Maximum PC, Knowledge Management World, Communications of the ACM, Forbes, AFRL Technology Horizons, Network Computing, AFCEA's SIGNAL, and Baseline]

Show 32 has been finished and uploaded ... HTML show notes are below ... OPML are via this link ...

  • (00:00-03:08) Introduction
    • 32nd Show - Glad to be back online
    • I am using Dave Winer OPML outlining tool for this podcast's show notes.  I'll have both HTML and OPML files posted.
    • Show content (12): Software Developer Times, PC Magazine, PC World, eWeek, Maximum PC, Knowledge Management World, Communications of the ACM, Forbes, AFRL Technology Horizons, Network Computing, AFCEA's SIGNAL, and Baseline magazine
    • Play Gotomeeting ad [Next event is Sept. 3rd at 1:30 p.m. (PDT)]
    • Official Beer of the Show: Black Tulip Tripple Ale from NewHollandBrew.com - Brewed with Dutch malt using Belgium hops. Matured for over 4 months.
  • (03:09-28:46) Primary Content
  • (28:46-35:48) Ending The Show
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