Mark & Wes, in Rockridge, CA at Pasta Pomodoro
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.
Sites of Interest:
- New Apple In-Ear headphones with microphone and remote control.
- Griffin Clarifi iPhone case with macro lens.
- Craigs Crime List, a site where people can report crimes that happen to them on CraigsList.
- Ted Nelson coins the word "hypertext", predicts the world wide web.
- The Gopher protocol preceded html.
- Lynx is a text-only web browser that some people still use.
- Nokia S60 adds support for Lotus Notes.
- A history of computer spreadsheet software.
- VU-Calc for the Timex Sinclair ZX/81.
- Mark's comments about Steve Jobs and lowercase characters were wrong. He had read this Steve Jobs speech in 2005 and thought he remembered Steve making such a claim.
- News story about a modern-day blind phone phreak being arrested.
- Example of a privacy filter so people next to you can't see your notebook screen.
- Comparison of netbooks. Mark says that Fry's had only one when he visited several weeks ago, but they have a few models now.
- Article about companies not wanting to pay for booting and shutting down computers.
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: