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Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 13, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Wednesday, April 13th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one item of potential interest and one listener feedback:

Network Notepad v4.2.7 is now available to download at www.networknotepad.com. This freeware program for creating interactive network diagrams runs on Microsoft a host of Windows operating systems including Windows 2000 and XP. Some other features to this drag and drop enabled tool includes: point-and-click telnet; browse through diagram options, user-definable network management; open, text based file format; printing; linked diagrams; and flow charts.

There is also an audio comment from Brad Gibson @ The Bradcast. 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.


Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 12, 2005

On today's podcast, Chuck @ ChuckChat.com offers up his recommendations on how to configure Windows XP standard interface back to Windows 2000.  This should give users a speed boost, and maybe provide them with a better graphical user interface (GUI).

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


Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 11, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Monday, April 11th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one news tidbit and one listener feedback.

If you are a Pocket PC users then you might want to check out a new program called Snapture by Blue Squirrel. This tool will take a "snap shot capture" from your Windows desktop system and place it directly on your Pocket PC.  All you do to capture is press F11 (configurable if you are using this key for something else), and this works within any application on a Windows system. There is also an option of adding multiple captures into a single collection.

Listener feedback from Oso with mentions of Billy Watson and San Diego Bloggercon.

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.


Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO) #024 [PC World, PC Magazine, InfoWorld, Linux Journal, Dr. Dobb’s Journal, ACM Queue, Computer Reseller News, Network World, and KM World]

The 24th podcast of Tech Rag Tear Outs has been posted.  Here are the detailed show notes:


Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 7, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Thursday, April 7th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one news tidbit and one listener feedback.

First the tech item from PhatWare who has announced version 7.5 of CalliGrapher. This product is a handwriting recognition package for Microsoft PocketPC.  This edition has some updates to fix compatibility issues with some devices and includes a significant new features called PenCommander that offers scripting capabilities  to enable users to execute applications, insert repetitive text, and access application's commands by simply writing the command's name.  A 30-day demo trail version is available for evaluation.

The user feedback is from Tom at www.truckerphoto.com. Thanks!

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.


Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 6, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Wednesday, April 6th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one item of potential interest and one listener feedback.

The first is a pointer to a great resource if you are still doing paper planning which in some case is more efficient than trying to accomplish completely digital. Douglas Johnson has created a very complete "do-it-yourself" (DIY) planner kit  with over 50+ templates that leverages some of the personal productivity concepts and ideas from Stephen Covey's Seven-Habits of Highly Effective People and David Allen's Getting Things Done.  They have been released under Creative Commons license.  I have downloaded these and I am evaluating how I might be able to use them.

Next up is an audio comment from Paul at ThePoint Podcast. I do really appreciate all the help Paul has been giving me in getting my audio sounding as well as it does.  If you have questions about audio setups or other audio consulting needs, then I highly recommend contacting Paul.  He is a pro.

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.


Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 5, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Tuesday, April 5th, 2005. Today's podcast contains two items of potential interest from Military & Aerospace Electronics published for March 2005 and one listener feedback:

  • The first is an article that highlights a recent demonstration of mobile communications at Fort Gordon, Georgia for a Department of Defense initiative called Command and Control On-The-Move. Using some new equipment and techniques from ViaSat the demo was able to show equivalent DSL connections (3-mbps downstream; 256-kbps upstream) to a moving Humvee using secure encryption devices.  The key networking protocols utilized to accomplish this include: Paired Carrier Multiple Access (PCMA) and Code Reuse Multiple Access (CRMA).
  • The second is a very detailed article on a new initiative by German-based Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration to take a cubic "eGrain sensor" from 2.6-cm per side down to 1-cm per side by late 2005 through a series of iterative steps.  The eventual goal of this project is to get a sensor which needs to be able to offer not only sensing (like heat or frequency) but also communications and power down to a 5-mm cube form factor that is also low-cost to produce. The article did not have an estimated time-line for the 5-mm device, but the article did note that there are significant technology challenges laying ahead in processing and controlling large numbers of deployed sensor devices.

Next up is an email from Chuck over at ChuckChat.com. 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.


Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 4, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Monday, April 4th, 2005. Today's podcast contains three items of potential interest and one listener feedback:

  • The first is from United Kingdom's Guardian published back on 17-Mar-05. There is a research project from Japan's NTT called "RedTraction" that is experimenting with making it possible to send data over a person's skin at rates up to 2Mbps.  One potential option highlighted in the article is having your MP3 player attached at your hip sending sound data to your headphones using your skin.  Pretty interesting ...
  • The second is from Ipswitch. They have  announced an update to their COAST WebMaster 7 tool that lets you monitor the status of websites and web applications beyond just a standard ping or port availability.  This new release can also be integrated into their very useful network monitoring tool WhatsUp Professional.
  • The third item is from the Creative Common's weblog where they note that Yahoo! search index is now providing customized search interfaces of Creative Commons licensed media, and they have extended this customized search to their freely available integrated Web Search API so that other developers can leverage this information.

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.


Tech Rag Tear Outs #023 Podcast (Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Foundry Systems, Skype, MIT, Flickr)

Show notes for Tech Rag Tear Outs #023 are below.  My wife Christy sits in for me.  I am a little under the weather ...

(00:00-02:19) Introduction (Thanks Dana, Conrad, & Dan Klass!)
(02:20-07:07) Primary Content

(07:08-10:26) Exit (Billy Watson)