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:
- KenRadio is one of the podcasts that inspired us to start our own.
- Scan membership cards and keep their images in your phone, instead of filling up your wallet.
- The MOS Technology 6502 microprocessor chip was the heart of the Kim-1, Commodore 64, Apple II, etc. Commodore later bought the chip manufacturer.
- Punch card computing with wire plugboard programming for tabulating and reporting functions.
- Keypunch machines.
- Magnetic drum memory, and how real programmers wrote code for early machines with drums as their only memory.
- Mark loves the FileTracer shareware program and has used it for years, but there is no Vista version.
- 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: