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:
- Woot, and their occasional Bag of Crap.
- WNO's Listener Pull for the week: Sparrow, who is a developer of the popular Nirvana MUD internet adventure game.
- What does "M.U.D." stand for? Wikipedia claims that Wes and Mark are both right.
- ChaCha.com: where any question gets answered, and YOU can make money helping to answer them.
- SpinRite is probably the best hard drive data recover software solution available.
- The first Android phone was released by T-Mobile. See the rate plans as part of this FAQ.
- Android has an app store kind of like the iPhone, but more open.
- Android has a "kill switch" so google can remotely remove an app from your phone.
- AT&T has a data-only iPhone plan, but only for people who have a hearing or speaking disability.
- Scotch Tape can generate X-Rays; watch the detailed video.
- Do you remember Word Perfect?
- Mark changed his mind and now remembers Wordtech Systems of Orinda California began by making keyboard stickers for WordStar, not Word Perfect.
- Call Wes' cell from an unblocked land line, and MetroPCS will show your name as well as your number.
- Joost will now run within your web browser, and legally streams TV Shows and Video.
- Hulu is another legal service for streaming commercial video.
- Mark owns one of these Curta Calculators. It was widely used in car rallies, and here are detailed instructions from 1979.
Wes' iTouch Application of the week:
- Theriminator - An emulator of one of the first electronic synthesizers, the Theremin.
- Mark mentioned that synthesizer pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre designed these speakers for the iPod.
Mark's iPhone Applications of the week: