October 4, 2015

#543 First Five Mac Apps, Auphonic Leveler, Megan Marrone on Kids and Tech

NosillaCast News Improvement - Part Two (because I didn't fix it right the first time). Third time's a charm hopefully as I got yet another replacement MacBook, and I walk through the first apps I load on a new Mac. Check the blog post for all the links to what I describe. Then learn the top five apps YOU would load on a new Mac from a survey I conducted. Learn all about the famous Levelator and how I had to leave it for my new love, Auphonic Leveler to make my audio as good as it can be. Bob Correa gives us his Clarify tutorial on how to add Extensions to Apple Photos: bobbyco.clarify-it.com. In Chit Chat Across the Pond we're joined by Megan Marrone, host of many shows on the TWiT Network including iFive for the iPhone, iOS Today and Tech News 2Night. In this discussion she explains to me where kids and technology are today, and shares her perspective on how to balance parenting with technology.

Episode: http://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2015_10_04.mp3

Episode: Anachronistic Disco Treat

Flowing water on Mars. Can we expect life? The Martian discussion (spoilers, 21:17-43:06). A trio of Martian mysteries.

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Andrew: Jurassic World

Brian: The Martian and Hearthstone

Justin: Rick & Morty

Episode: http://www.itricks.com/upload/WeirdThings100415.mp3

The Geek I/O Show: Episode 123: "Waddling Back From the Dead"

This week on The Geek I/O Show, the crunch is back! CJ is away, but Dale, Raul, and Jaz are here to bring the weekly geek. Don't put the coke in your buttlong.

We discussed cornflake sushi, becoming the local nerd club president, Quidditch is a dangerous sport, Hulk smash the marathon, Extra Life is coming, Destiny, Shovel Knight DLC, Atlas Obscura, smelly cookies, hold on while I fix my knobs, the fluffer on set, Pebble talk, I'm pretty sure it's for the boobies, and what we're geeking out about as the Fall TV season starts and we discover new things to binge on Netflix. Plus! The super harvest blood moon end of the world!

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Episode: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/ia601500.us.archive.org/17/items/TheGeekIOShow123/The%20Geek%20IO%20Show%20123.mp3

ATGN 179 - The Permanent Willie

Chris has a super dick mode rant over Amazon's decision to remove Apple TV and Chromecast from their store, Anthony gives the latest word on Inktober, and Willie tells a story of how Rob Zombie was kicked out of his own concert.  Finally, Naki calls in from Mars to give an update on the recently discovered water.  All that and more nerdy news covered by the hosts this week.

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Episode: http://allthingsgoodandnerdy.podbean.com/mf/feed/dqw7hf/AllThingsGoodAndNerdy179_128k.mp3

October 3, 2015

Weekly Tech Views – 12

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis.

October-a time of cider, pumpkins, and bogus tech analysis.

For the week of September 28 - October 2, 2015

I'm Going Viral
Sony is releasing an update for the PS4 which includes the ability to send 10 second gameplay clips to Twitter, which couldn't be a better idea, because I was just saying how my social media experience would be enhanced if only my Twitter feed was filled with video of my nephews making me look like an idiot in NBA 2K15.

I'd Like To Say It Only Happened Once
And hey, more good news, Twitter is apparently working on ways to expand the 140-character limit on tweets, so my brother-in-law's kids can publish a veritable treatise accompanying the gameplay clips, explaining how I hit myself in the face with my controller trying to execute a simple crossover dribble.

How about I Just Keep Some Febreeze In The Glove Compartment?
Tesla introduced the Model X SUV, a $132,000 all-wheel drive vehicle that can go zero-to-sixty in 3.8 seconds, has a range of 250 miles, reaches a top speed of 155mph, and includes, as a standard feature, whereas I'm pretty sure it is only available with the heated leather seats in the luxury upgrade package from most manufacturers, a BIO-WEAPON DEFENSE MODE!

Presumably, the button that activates the super-duper HEPA filter (probably even more powerful than the one my neighbors won't shut up about in their fancy vacuum cleaner) is supposed to provide peace of mind in instances when you'll have forewarning that a biological weapon attack is imminent, like, you know, those times when a truck labeled ANTHRAX is in front of you on the freeway and the back doors open and a couple guys in hazmat suits start throwing shovelfuls of powder at your car.

I think I'll pass.* I'm pretty sure I'd get more peace of mind by not seeing that sinister quad-circled bio-hazard symbol light up for a couple seconds along with the "check engine" and "tire pressure" lights every time I start the car. ("Man, have I been looking forward to this vacation. C'mon, babe, time to hit the road for a week of sun-drenched relaxation. Myrtle Beach, here we [starts car] oh, yeah, I hope we don't get doused with mustard gas.")

The Dark Side Of Twitter
Edward Snowden, leaker of National Security Agency documents and current fugitive resident of Russia, is now on Twitter. His first tweet-"Can you hear me now?"-was innocuous enough, but he then put stunned government officials on alert worldwide, wondering what bizarre and unbalanced move he might make next, when he followed up by live-tweeting Dancing With The Stars.

Ladder Sold Separately
Google's new tablet, the Pixel C, has an optional magnetic bluetooth keyboard, making it ridiculously easy to convert from tablet to laptop when you need to do something typing-intensive. Unless you're in college. In that case, prior to clicking the keyboard and tablet together, you have the one additional step of walking over to the phys-ed fieldhouse and retrieving the magnetic keyboard from the rim of the retractable auxiliary basketball hoop where your moron friends keep putting it.

Why? Because It's There
Google is producing a new Chromecast, this model available in a variety of colors. A colorful object plugged into the back of TVs, where we'll never see it, combined with the new flexible HDMI cable, was obviously designed for the lucrative market consisting of our cat, who's always looking for new incentives to jump up and drive us crazy by trying to scale the back of the TV. I'm sure she'd find a bright red, round Chromecast to be thirty-five dollars well-spent as an enticing new foothold on her personal indoor rock wall.

Friendly Fire
Logitech is coming out with a new mechanical gaming keyboard which you can customize by assigning different colored lights to individual keys. You press a key and it lights for a second. I'm not sure how much enjoyment I'll get from the lighting effect, as my attention tends to be on the screen during games, but I do anticipate countless moments of reaching a critical juncture in a game, initiating a precise, choreographed move of split-second timing between mouse clicks and keystrokes-a move I'd always had trouble executing with my old, standard keyboard-and feeling with certainty that, this time, our cat has enthusiastically launched herself onto the desk and attacked the colorfully flickering, rhythmically clicking keyboard (this and the Chromecast thing? what is this, Christmas?), and, by extension, my left hand, causing my character to drop a grenade at his feet and frag himself.

* This implies that I have the option of buying a $132,000 car. See-this blog can be funny.

Okay, you got through another Weekly Tech Views. If I were you, I'd tell someone else they should read this, too. Nobody likes to suffer alone.

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Wood Talk #10

Wood toxicity and allergies, AWFS, air compressors, brad nails, PM66 vs PM2000, diamond stones, double stick tape, and spiral cutter heads.

Episode: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/184897708-woodtalk-wood-talk-10.mp3

Show #142: Transferring to Home

It is just Deadgreed and Joe in the show this week as we talk about: Transferring gold cross realm, Mists of Pandaria Treasure Finding, and Is it me or has gold making changed. Good gold making stuff here.

We also talked about WoW books, services, and Hearthstones new card back.


Episode: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywowmoney/YWM142.mp3

Casually Hardcore Episode 316 - Deconstructed

October 1st, 2015
No streaming devices for you!
Rothfuss. Rothfuss everywhere!
BattleTech, baybee!
The mirror to remain Black a little longer
YouTube. Now with fees!
Taco Bell, the App. No...really!

Episode: http://media.blubrry.com/casuallyhardcore/media.alphageekradio.com/episodes/casuallyhardcore/agr-ch-10-01-15.mp3

Casually Hardcore Episode 315

September 24th, 2015

Episode: http://media.blubrry.com/casuallyhardcore/media.alphageekradio.com/episodes/casuallyhardcore/agr-ch-09-24-15.mp3

Casually Hardcore Episode 314

September 17th, 2015

Episode: http://media.blubrry.com/casuallyhardcore/media.alphageekradio.com/episodes/casuallyhardcore/agr-ch-09-17-15.mp3