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:
- The good lord willing and the crick don't rise.
- The cat training revolution.
- Apple drops the iPhone SDK NDA, possibly because of the controversy over the Podcaster app.
- Google offers a blog search engine that not only lets you search blogs, but automatically shows what stories are active right now in blogs around the world.
- Google has an experimental audio search engine where you type in keywords, and it will show portions of videos that contain those words in the audio track.
- Wes likes the Sarah Conner Chronicles.
- Myspace Music Recording Deals.
- Watch the video about the amazing future Plastic Logic Reader.
- Duke Nukem gets released for Xbox 360.
- The original Adventure game, and you can play it online or on your computer.
- The only other video game Marked ever liked was The Prisoner for Apple II.
- Z-machine interpreter for Infocom games.
- Nintendo releases DSI in Japan; comes to us next year?
- Mark's new external battery for charging an iPhone/iPod on the go.
- Warning for people who jailbroke your iPhone/iTouch: read this article and keep it handy because you might need it in case your iPhone becomes "bricked". BUT RIGHT NOW, BEFORE YOU GET BRICKED, you must set up the OpenSSH facility, or you won't be able to do what that article says. For Windows users, install the Putty program on your PC to talk to the OpenSSH connection.
- TwiddleBit makes Microsoft Project-like apps for Windows Mobile and Symbian phones.
- Leo Laporte is already using "Munchcast" as the name for a podcast, but they don't actually record from a restaurant so it isn't the same as our slurpcast.
- But Mark wins because he owns shitcast.com! (This will re-direct to slurpcast.)
Wes' iTouch Application of the week:
- iBlueSky - Mind Mapping Tool
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.)