Mark & Wes in Concord, CA at the Korean Bulgogi House.
Sites of Interest:
- Scandal in the FartApp space: FartnBurp claims to be the first to have farts and burps in the same app, but we reviewed one last week which had that and more.
- The author of a great Rubik's Cube solver talks about marketing his product against fart apps.
- Some women should not be allowed to call them "Panties".
- How MapQuest Works.
- History of Microsoft on the Web, including IIS.
- Abacus Online Museum.
- Synth Pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey in a music video. Wes thought he was the creator of the Oramic, but that was Graham Wrench who built this for Daphne Oram.
- Mark found this 1-terrabyte hard drive for under $99.99. (That offer is sold out, but you can probably find others like it.) He said this was $1 per gigabyte, but it's actually $0.10 per gigabyte which is 10 times more amazing.
- Solid state "hard drives".
- Boobs And Booty Banned From The App Store -- but there are ways to cheat.
- How to re-program temporary road signs to say what you want.
- New version of Google Earth lets you explore beneath the oceans, and has many other new features.
- Mark points out that virtual reality will never seem like real life until smells can be recorded and played back. Maybe something like this?
- The technology behind Benjamin Button.
- Bug Labs -- This company makes a collection of easy-to-use electronic modules that snap together to build any gadget you can imagine.
- MuxTape -- A place for bands to post their music, and for listeners to create mixes.
- The Kindle 2 was a rumor when we did this recording, but has now been officially announced.
- Videos of the Apple Newton 2100.
- A New Zealand man bought a used iPod that turned out to be full of military secrets.
- VMware Fusion is popular for running Windows on a Mac, but Virtual Box runs on many other platforms, is open-source, and freeeeeeeeeeee.
- Microsoft has a new virtual machine product, Hyper-V, meant for running server systems.
Wes' iPhone Applications of the week:
- ModPlayer -- plays mod files. Duuuuuhhhhhh.
- Speedtest.net Speed Test -- Test the download and upload speeds of your iPhone's Internet connection, whether wifi or cellular.
- Tweetie -- Full-featured app for interfacing with twitter.
Mark's iPhone Applications of the week:
- Slurptastic -- cleans your screen from the inside.
- Jaadu VNC -- Expensive, but best app for remote control of a PC, Mac, or Linux machine. The instructions show how to install a freeeeeeeeeeeeeee VNC server on the machine to be controlled.
- TwitterFon -- Mark's favorite Twitter app. He was wrong when he said it didn't have a way to mark favorite tweets; he later figured out how to do it.