Thursday, December 25, 2008

7-11, Ice Cream & Christmas

Mark & Wes, in Walnut Creek, CA at the Tokyo Lobby.

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Mark figures out a way to intercept Wes on the bus using a system called Nextbus in order to take BART to the east bay together. We're thinking about changing the name of our show from WNO, to simply "SlurpCast". In this show, we talk a bit about the in-ear headphones that Wes got at the Apple store and Mark ordered via the Apple website. Mark feels that these are not as good as other in-ear headphones, like the Shure model he used before. Wes thinks that the lack of good movies has something to do with the writers strike. The Day the Earth Stood Still was yucky, although Gran Torino was good. Fart applications for the iPhone outnumber the total available applications on the Samsung Instinct. Ever hear about Usenet? Wes talks a bit about this old valuable part of the internet, but both of us get interrupted by the background noise of some darn college students.

Sites of Interest:

Wes' iPhone Applications of the week:

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:

  • Keep In Touch- a contact manager that reminds you to keep in touch with people on an appropriate schedule.
  • WifiTrak - a Wi-Fi finder that shows you whether an access point that appears to be open will actually let you connect to the Internet without needing validation.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Franky goes to Hollywood.. or San Francisco?

Mark, Wes, and guest Franky in Lafayette, CA at the Swad Indian restaurant.

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We have a guest this week: Franky, Al Bernay's disciple. Franky goes to Hollywood -- literally, that's where he lives; but for this week he was visiting in San Francisco. The audio quality in this show is excellent because we used a PZM microphone, however there is a lot of GSM noise because Mark's iPhone was too close to the recorder and Wes was more agressive than normal in editing this show to eliminate some of the noisiest spots. They talk about Myst Online, the new domain suffix .tel, the dBASE database management system, Radio Shack (ewwwwwww), CompuServe and Tymshare, and of course lots of iPhone stuff.

Sites of Interest:
Wes' iPhone Applications of the week:
  • Joost - play videos from joost.com.

  • Woman Calendar - Men and women have very different reasons for using this; it's pretty expensive, but Wes thinks it's worth it.

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:
  • Copy/Paste - This is a little complicated to set up, but pretty easy to use and really does give you limited Copy and Paste functions for the iPhone.

  • FindInPage - The podcast was edited so that a mention of this is inadvertently mixed in with the Copy/Paste discussion. FindInPage is a jailbreak app which is installed with Cydia, and edits your bookmark file to add a "Find in Page bookmark". WARNING: the current version of this app sometimes destroys your bookmarks instead of adding the new one, so wait for a revised version to show up.

  • Pull My Finger - Stupid audio app which has a bunch of fingers to pull. Guess what happens.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

In-ear headphones not

Mark & Wes, in Rockridge, CA at Pasta Pomodoro

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Our intro audio sample comes from the movie WestWorld. Mark reminds us about the Gopher protocol, and how that works. Wes remembers the text web browser Lynx. Why is Symbian supporting Lotus Notes? Why do companies who purchase other software companies, screw up the software products? Mark gets a phone call from a reporter investigating 911 fraud. Ever notice that bus and train riders who use laptops seem not to be aware of the fact that anyone can see their private information? Dell is now offering professional designs on their netbook line for an extra $50. Should employees get paid to wait for their computer systems to boot up? Near the end of the show, Mark and Wes talk a bit about the tools we use here to create the RSS feed and issues around the rich text editors involved.

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Wes' iTouch Applications of the week:

  • Frotz - text adventure games for the iPhone and iTouch.
  • iBlogger - a tool for blogging on your iPhone or iTouch.
  • iHotness - am I hot or not for the iTouch or iPhone.
  • CraigsMobileList - A better way to view CraigsList content on your iPhone.

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How to make BART go faster

Mark & Wes, in Orinda, CA at Yu Sushi.

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Wes isn't ready for the G1 phone yet, but is thinking about getting one once other carriers start offering their own Android phones. Mark doesn't think that the T-Mobile network is all that good, so holding off on the purchase of a G1 specifically may be wise. Was UNIX originally a public domain operating system from Bell Labs? Mark ponders the question of what device may have been made to emulate another, in the 1800's? Some guy hooks up electrodes to his face to move facial muscles based on the sound of music. Mark invented a device for a psychology lab to analyze thinking patterns. We end the show with an update on Al Bernay and the discoveries found at Al's place.

Sites of Interest:

Wes' iTouch Applications of the week:

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:

  • SiAX - SIP and IAX2 VOIP app, install from Cydia for jail-broken phones only

  • iSkream - Stupid, but fun, audio app.

  • iOscilloscope - Draws oscilloscope display from iPhone microphone sounds.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I want the Woot BOC

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Mark & Wes, in Walnut Creek, CA at the Plearn Thai Restaurant.

What's that Mark? Did you say Bag o' Crap? You still couldn't get one? Mark describes something called a woot-off, and tells all about what happens near the end of one of them. What does "MUD" stand for? Hmm.. Mark's friend has a hard disk issue that SpinRite fixed. The Android phone was released to a crowd of people in SF, but the experience was less than its competitor's waiting line. Mark and Wes discuss potential software for Android, and the T-Mobile plan for the G1 phone, which doesn't seem that much different than the iPhone AT&T plan.

Sites of Interest:

Wes' iTouch Application of the week:

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Where does the cheese go?

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Mark & Wes, in Lafayette, CA at the Chow Restaurant.

Tonight we find our two nerdy friends eating food at a small hidden away place underneath a heat lamp eating simple Italian meals. Mark doesn't get the joke on Melissa's myspace profile and goes on to describe the official definition of a 'myspace picture', and what it means to not understand camera usage. Mark speaks about perspective, and how the process of catching flying balls is, in reality, an easy algorithm. Microsoft is no longer supporting their old Spot Watch paging in the next version of MSN Messenger. Mark describes what bubble memory is and how time was involved. 4.13% of the HTML passes WC3 Validation? Also, what do Mark and Wes think of this new restaurant?

Sites of Interest:

Wes' iTouch Application of the week:

  • iDrink - the iTouch application to stir up your drink palette.

Mark's stupid iPhone Applications of the week:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I'm Loopt for Android

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Mark & Wes, in Lafayette, CA at the Swad Restaurant.

Mark and Wes console each other about their stock market losses. In our fantasy, our podcast is better than KenRadio. Use your phone to display membership cards? Of course you can, so long as the bar code is visible and the facility approves. What tools were available in the old days of computer game programming? Take for instance the Atari 2600? Woz used the 6502 processor for the Apple II, and used it because of the manufacturer handing out free processors at some conference he went to. Steve Jobs and Woz created Breakout for Atari. At what point in history were KeyPunch Operators highest in demand? Could YOU live off of unemployment? T-Mobile reports high numbers of pre-orders for the G1 Android Phone. Digsby is really one guy?

BTW, instead of waiting to gain an audience, Mark and I are going to come and get you!

Sites of Interest:

  • The "Everything" free program does basically the same function as FileTracer, but it does support Vista so Mark is happy again.

  • The GoPhone unlimited data plans are being dropped. GoPhone sim cards will work in cellular modem cards and devices used with notebook computers.

Wes' iTouch Application of the week:

  • WikiMe - Automatically displays GeoLocated Wikipedia articles for landmarks near you. This is perfect for traveling to strange cities and immediately seeing the tourist attractions around you.

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:

  • Loopt lets you see where your friends are on a map, and shows pictures and brief descriptions of other Loops users near you who opt in to that service.
  • WhosHere is similar, but only for the function of showing other users near you.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Stanfords Restaurant & Bar

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Mark & Wes, in Walnut Creek, CA at Stanfords Restaurant and Bar.

Wes meets Wes, at Stanfords, where he and Mark discover what a 'butter burger' is. Mark discusses how to train a Cat by using a clicking device combined with treats and warm fuzzies. Apple drops the developer NDA for applications created for the iPhone, but what does this really mean? Wes complains the the Sarah Connor Chronicles will end of life soon, but then nothing good lasts forever. Mark bought the domain name RapKids.com for Wes' recording program in Byron County, and much of the music used on the WNO PodCast comes from his work with 360. If you followed Mark's advice and jailbroke your iPhone or iTouch, he has a slight warning for you, and describes what you must do NOW to protect your iPhone if it gets 'bricked'.

BTW, instead of waiting to gain an audience, Mark and I are going to come and get you!

Sites of Interest:


Wes' iTouch Application of the week:

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:

  • Backgrounder (for jailbreaked devices only; install with Cydia). Mark has been using this since the podcast was recorded and he finds that it only keeps the background apps running for a while. At some point, when the OS needs memory, you will find that the app may stop running in the background. This doesn't cause any harm; it just isn't as great as we expected.

  • BeejiveIM - Instant Messaging Anywhere. Kind of expensive; Palringo does most of the same functions for free. But Beejive is worth it because it keeps IM sessions open for 24 hours when you exit the app. (Note that the settings for Beejive and many other apps appear in the iPhone's Settings app; you will not find them inside the Beejive program itself.)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Why not JailBreak?

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Mark & Wes, in Orinda, CA at Baan Thai.

Wes knows nothing about condoms. Mark jail breaks his iPhone 3g, which he then explains in more detail. They talk about how this hacking of the internal iPhone device started, and the discovery of the internal encryption key. Is it true that the jail broken iPhone runs applications better than the standard OS? The idea is that apps have more control over the device, than the standard Apple SDK allows. What is Mark to do with all the Esquire Digital Ink copies he owns? Wes thinks Apple watches the ideas that come out of the Jailbreak community to see what they might want to add to the standard firmware. Mark talks a bit about Android, and both discuss the positives and negatives regarding the HTC and T-Mobile introduction that should be more available next month. Is Municipal WiFi even a possibility? The Elvis Card.

Sites of Interest:

  • Jailbreak your iPhone from a Windows system with iTunes 8 and this link. This is the method Mark used so we know it works. The same website has a similar jailbreak method for Macs. Note that the first iPhone boot after jailbreaking may take a very long time, so be patient and don't think that the process failed.

  • The two competing App store programs for jail broken iPhone and iTouch devices: Cydia and Installer, and Cydia seems to be the newer method with the most apps. The above method for jailbreaking offers to install both of them, and you should let it. You will find these as icons just like any other iPhone apps, and the links above explain how to use them.

  • Jailbroken iPhones can be used like a cellular modem for Internet access from a notebook. The best method for doing that is PDAnet which can be installed from Cydia.

  • Jailbreak app IntelliScreen for showing info on the home screen.

  • Google hired Andy Rubin, developer of the Sidekick, to lead the Android project.

  • Android phones will work very closely with google's web apps such as gmail and Google Docs.

  • The T-Mobile G1 Android phone.

  • The way you pronounce linux, is...

  • Video of Steve Ballmore being the PC guy.

  • Craig of Craigslist has a boring twitter feed.

  • Google has products under development for you to check out now.

  • Very funny video of what it was like to use YouTube in 1985.

  • This is the 25th anniversary of the cellular phone network. Mobile phone history from the perspectives of Motorola and AT&T.

  • Ricochet wireless Internet was available in some areas of the country in the late 1990's. They used battery-operated modem boxes that you would Velcro to your notebook. This picture shows a Ricochet modem next to a notebook so you can tell the size.

Wes' iTouch Application of the week:

Mark's iPhone Application of the week:

  • Categories (install from Cydia for jailbroken devices)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Polenta and Potting Material

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Mark & Wes, in Lafayette, CA at Pizza Antica.

The show starts out with a story about the first integrated circuit on Sept 12th in 1958. Al Bernay secured his own circuits by using potting material. NASA MARS image anomalies are probably based on image scale. Mark has a theory about UFO's. Have you ever played the 'integrated circuits around you' game? Wes claims he has an integrated circuit... down there... Mark is now using another blue-tooth headset for his 3G iPhone. Can the 1st gen iTouch use the microphone imbedded in the headset for the 2nd gen iTouch? The heating lamp debacle ends up getting solved by upper management. Analog TV signal going digital, but if you live in the boonies, you may not get the new digital signal anyway... Did you even see the Esquire Digital Ink Cover Magazine?

Sites of Interest:


Wes' iTouch Applications of the week:

Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My 'Ding-Ding' Machine

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Mark & Wes, in Rheem, CA at Tamamis

This show was recorded using Mark's lapel microphones. For whatever reason, you can hear us eat and chew and slurp in high detail. In the show, Mark and Wes ramble a lot about Apple's new updates to certain products, iTunes 8.0, 2.1 firmware iTouch & iPhone update, Nano's potential 508 compliance for sight-impaired users. Mark explains how 'location over Wi-Fi' works, and how people have to drive all over the place to map the Wi-Fi locations. Wes thinks he caused his Wi-Fi to be added by doing something to trigger the location on his iTouch, but Mark is skeptical. What is the deal with the Genius feature of iTunes? Wes can't tell if it actually finds matching songs, and Mark isn't very interested in the feature unless it works with banjo and pipe organ music. Wes has a good way to look for new applications for your iPhone or iTouch, and explains how to do this. Did the 2.1 firmware fix your application crashing problems?

Sites of Interest:

Wes' iTouch Application of the week:

Mark's iPhone Application of the week:

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Kips cooks with Gas

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Mark & Wes, in Berkeley, CA at Kips

This show was recorded in a noisy area of Kips in Berkeley. Wes complains about his bubble drink and how it wasn't blended. Mark talks about Walter/Wendy Carlos and Switched on Bach. He has a pic of what looks like a Moog analog system, but there is a possibility that it is just an analog computer. What is it!? Who is the guy? They talk about the first MP3 player and what it looked like in 1998. Wes talks a bit about the unit that Apple examined before the iPod was created. Also his drink is not blended like it should be. Mark suspects that Google created Chrome in order to have something for Android, as well as a way to halt the payments for revenue to the Mozilla Foundation. He also believes their goal is to get people away from being concerned about applications for specific Operating Systems. Wes agrees and talks a bit about Google Docs. Some people think the earth is only 5000 years old and that we never went to the moon. What's next from Apple? New iPhone? iTouch Nano?

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

A GEM of a show

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Mark & Wes, in Emeryville, CA at The Emerybay Public Market.

This show was recorded outside of the food court in Emeryville. People thought Mark and I were some strange group of Radio DJ's, and the guard actually came up and started a conversation about our equipment.

In this show, Mark and Wes go back in time to discuss early Apple computers, and tell brief stories of the first Apple machines we both used. Wes talks a bit about the GEM DOS Shell. Forget GEM, Mark used DESQview to run multi-dos sessions... until he discovered that Windows could do the same job. Wes uses his Intel Mac Mini for video editing because it handles HD video fairly well. Us iTouch and iPhone users will be getting a new firmware upgrade in less than a month that should fix the app crashing problems we're experiencing. Nothing is better than a short BB-the-dog story, which Mark gives us, explaining how dogs check their peemail.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Loards Ice Cream & Candles

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Mark & Wes, in Orinda, CA at Loards Ice Cream

This show was recorded at Loards Ice Cream due to the fact that there was a live band (with NO BANJO) playing loudly in the mall where the expensive Japanese Restaurant was located. So we waited until after dinner and forced ourselves to eat ice cream out of ice cream cups in order to bring you another wonderful and fact filled episode! In this show, Mark and Wes talk about MacroMedia, Adobe, Flash for the iPhone, Audio Editors, Steve Jobs is angry with Adobe for stating they would create their own Flash for the iPhone, does Steve approve every App Store application? Mark saw The Woz and a friend on a Segway in San Francisco. Mark talks about BART's Segway Policy. Also, did you know you can make your own Segway clone?

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

And that comes with Garlic Bread? Or cheese bread?

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Mark & Wes, in Oakland, CA at LJ Quinn's Light House.

This episode contains a lot of fresh ground pepper and eating noises. Wes reveals why Quinn's is so important to him. Mark spends a large portion of the show speaking about cell phones in the US versus Europe, carriers, cell phone prices and different rates for calls. Can you really trust cloud computing? Google Docs? Mark invited some phone folks over to his party with interesting consequences.

Sites of Interest:

  • CDMA is popular for cellular in the US, but GSM is used almost everywhere else.

  • United Mobile sells multi-country GSM SIM cards. The one with the 44 country code is cheaper for people to call you.

  • Sample eBay search for cheap quad-band unlocked GSM cell phones.

  • International call-back services can save you money when traveling.

  • Save far more by making your own call-back service with Asterisk, among a million other things that Asterisk can do. (Email Mark for details on scripting the callback.)

  • Wes was thinking about Magic Jack for cheap phone service based on a USB device, but Mark misunderstood and thought he was talking about something completely different.

  • Voip Cheap is really cheap for overseas calls, and can be part of a call-back service you build with Asterisk.

  • Mark likes the Zivio headset from Joby, but it's expensive.

  • PSP now supports Skype.

  • Wes' iPhone App for Today - Study Cards

  • Six-CD Memory Training course that Mark likes. But wait, why couldn't he remember the name of it?

  • Yet another of Mark's inventions was stolen (not really) by this web site.

  • Good article on the term "cloud computing".

  • Should you trust cloud computing like gmail and google docs?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Al Bernay - part 2

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Mark & Wes, in Lafayette, CA at Bo's Barbecue

This episode is also dedicated to Al Bernay, who passed away on July 10th. Al had friends his family knew little about, and Mark and friends were amazed at how wrong the Rabbi was. Franky looks too young to be his age. Al created his own MIDI files and worked with the Petunia sound plug for the Commodore Pet. Honey bees or wasps, and how to get rid of them. Al's electronic address book was paper, sort of. Why do these people applaud this musical group, when there is no Banjo!? Netshare for the iPhone and possible reasons why it was allowed and then pulled -- twice! Mark likes the way the public perceives the value of apps in the iPhone store and how they complain that a $2 application is only worth $1. What do you mean you don't remember WebVan!?

Sites of Interest:

  • Al and Franky.
  • Falling Down - Mark thought the name of this movie was "Going Home". What do you expect from someone who rates movies based on how long he falls asleep?
  • Sequencer Plus Gold - DOS based MIDI Editing Program, probably not what Al used.
  • Noah Everyday with music by Carly Comando
  • NetShare for the iPhone will most likely not be back.
  • Epocrates has free medical software for various handheld devices, including iPhone.
  • The iPhone availability updates website is now off the air.
  • ScribD will post your PDF files for viewing over the web, and will even scan/OCR some types of paper documents/books for free.
  • Paytrust will receive electronic and paper bills, consolidate them, and help you pay them.
  • Pixily and Shoeboxed invite you to fill boxes with your snail mail, send it to them, and they will OCR it.
  • Webvan went out of business.,.
  • Al loved Kip's because it has a real charcoal broiler for hamburgers and hot dogs.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Al Bernay - part 1

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Mark & Wes, in Emeryville, CA at the Asqew Grill

This episode is dedicated to Al Bernay, who passed away on July 10th. Mark talks about the history of the Mark Bernay Society, the fact that Al was truly the original PodCaster, and his involvement in the beginning of something that affected the future of technology and the generation of kids who took pleasure in experimenting with phones and equipment. This is the first of two shows where we will talk about Al and how important he was to young people, as well as us older ones.

Sites of Interest:

The following websites have a lot of tape recordings that the webmaster and other people made back then by dialing Al's and other lines and recording the calls.


Other web sites mentioned in the podcast:

Al's web pages. These work best in Firefox with pop-up blockers turned off, and the first one especially may not work in Internet Explorer.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Stain on the Dumb ASCII

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Mark & Wes, in Lafayette, CA. Doing the Pizza Antica.

Mark has an issue with a battery refill web site, as they most recently gave him what appear to be defective refills twice. Listeners have convinced me to record the waiter taking our orders, so don't judge us on the food we order. Mark doesn't care as long as the soup makes a solid slurping sound . Mark runs through the kinds of Pizza you can get in Italy, causing me to think of a Tetris cut pie. iTouch v2.0 firmware crashing problems may be due to the apps and not the OS. Wes thinks he knows where Steve lives. Why is the Flashlight application so popular!? OMG! Mark has a 3G iPhone! So Mark goes into a water closet and gets confused. Eventually he learns the correct way to Pee in Berlin. Speaking of Pee-ing, what does Cat Piss stand for? Actually Mark said "CAPTCHA", not "cat piss". San Francisco will now help you find an empty parking spot by cell phone. Esquire Magazine will feature Electronic Ink soon.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Italian Sausage

Axe & Wes, in SF, CA having lunch at Tart to Tart.

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New iTunes, iPhone and firmware all around, 20% of all apps on AppStore are free, Twitter is available in free and premium edition on AppStore, iTouch firmware update was delayed, problems with the iTouch firmware update, software quality assurance, 80% of all iPhone apps are free, Yelp, Evernote iPhone app, Shazam to find your favorite song on the radio, Jott, iPhone screenshot capability, 24k Gold iPhone, Nokia and Navteq, Squirt your sphincter, Electronic Toilets.

Sites of Interest:

Problems with iPhone v2.0
Gold iPhone
iPhone Screen Capture
Dual Screen Laptop
Nokia Completes Purchase of Navteq
Belkin Makes Descent iPod Recording Dock
Apple iTunes Apps Store
Toilet Tool

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Word Tech Systems

Mark & Wes, in Orinda, CA looking for WordTech Systems.

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Because Mark is on vacation in Europe, this weeks show is a quick smearing of audio clips from previous shows that go back to 2005. In this set, Mark and Wes reminisce.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Korean Bulgogi House

Mark & Wes, in Concord, CA at The Bulgogi House.

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What is tthe maximum length of a domain name?, HD Camcorders, Bill is not really retiring, Steve looked ill so is he leaving Apple?, Gates did Quality Control for Microsoft Products, remember Jaz Drives?, Sleep Texting?

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

The SlurpCast Network!

Mark & Wes, in Lafayette, California at Swad Indian Restaurant.

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In this show, we talk about Boost Mobile, Meet Sense, Get Drop Box, Bright Kite, Gspace, Mesh, Drop.io, NullSoft, Mark and Wes should swear more than we do, MySapce is due for a face-lift, possibly never have an iPhone to be used as a Modem, instead of 'bricking your phone, how about Graham Crackering your phone?, Apple probably takes a loss on new products when first introduced, Sprint Instinct, The Zivio Cell Phone BlueTooth HeadSet with a true microphone in front of your mouth.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

His name is Sammy

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Mark, Wes & Sammy, in Lafayette, California at Swad Indian Restaurant.
The group talks a bit about (bullshit) Energy Drinks, Microencapsulated Drugs, Scratch n' Sniff, Smell-o-Vision, Cut a steak with a MacBook Air, Netflix Player by Roku, "Do you know who I am?", Linux on your cell phone, Astound Me, Billboards that gather stats about who's looking at them, Mark's feedback on the new iPhone, Mark gives out the answer to the first challenge, The Perverted Captain Crunch Dream, Subvert and Profit,

Second contest is still open. How does Sly Dial work? Listen to previous show (2008_06_05) to win. Answer given out in next show.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

No Links in our Dinners!

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Mark & Wes back in Lafayette, California at Bo's Barbecue. Starbucks offers free wi-fi now, Jott has new features, Elephant Beetle's need love too, Mark talks about one of his first GPS units, a Garmin Street Pilot, Roku's NetFlix Player, interesting views from Mark about current state of technology advancements, now you'll know how the GPS system works.

Win a Cap'n Crunch whistle by answering Mark's interesting new challenge. Also there is one week left to answer the challenge from last week.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Arnold Palmer

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Mark & Wes back in Lafayette, California at Pizza Antica.
Mark takes a moment to talk a bit about his theory on the stock market, voting power, dividends, and paper with no value, Wes finds a tool that helps him get around the Windows XP Login screen for an old machine he forgot the password to, 3D monitors exist, hacking windows mobile OS for old phone models.

Win a prize by answering Mark's interesting challenge. Answer in the blog by leaving a comment, or send either of us an email.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Remember the Phonograph

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Mark & Wes back in Lafayette, California at Swad.
Wonderful Indian flavors again at Swad Indian Cuisine. Mark shares a lot about old technology and surprises me with his findings regarding the Philco Radio Phonograph, DJ's at Chris Bernay's Wedding, methods in the past for figuring out what song you heard on the radio, reradiation & reflection statistic tracking, Roku NetFlix Player, Nano Technology Robots are becoming a reality, a 1927 GPS Watch.

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