TinyPodcast 2005-07-14

We’re a couple of days late with this week’s show, but we make up for it with some extra geekiness. To get it, you can download the MP3 file directly (right-click, save as), or subscribe to the TinyPodcast RSS feed in your favorite podcast aggregator to get the show delivered automatically to your computer and MP3 player. Or click the iTunes button and subscribe to the show in iTunes 4.9.

This week’s show is about 21 MB, 46 minutes. Brian and I catch up, since he was on “analog vacation” last week. Here are some notes on the topics we cover this week:

  • Apologies for the washing-machine-spin-cycle noise in the background. It’s not too bad – hopefully it’s not too distracting. We try to keep the sound quality as good as possible!
  • Some skipping in the recording for a couple of seconds while I open Firefox. Sorry. *sheepish grin*
  • Motion LS800 8-inch slate Tablet PC – attractive device, and the first in the much-cryed-for small slate form factor, but not powerful enough to use as your main computer, and thus kind of spendy at about $2000. One of these days, one of us is just going to have to break down and get a Tablet PC, instead of endlessly talking about them. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I’ve installed the necessary software to connect my wireless Dell Axim X50V Pocket PC to the network/Exchange server at work. You can never be too connected! Let us know how your company treats mobile device access to the company network, email, etc.
  • My lunch with the person at Intel who’s working on making podcasting happen. Intel needs a Scoble – it might as well be me!
  • The headphone jack on my Creative Zen Micro 5GB is shorting out. Apparently this is a very common problem. Return, here I come (thank goodness for replacement plans!).
  • I’m lusting after the Samsung i730 Pocket PC Phone Edition on Verizon with high speed EVDO data service. T-1 download speed (500-1500 Kbps) in my pocket makes my geeky parts tingle. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Lease Josh’s Soul. Price: Samsung i730 with EVDO and an X41 Tablet PC, renew the lease in 6 months for whatever the latest geek gadget is. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Beefy Alienware Dual Core CPU PC with dual GPUs. But what would I use it for? My home desktop computer has become a media server, storing photos and video, and downloading podcasts and mashups.

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One thought on “TinyPodcast 2005-07-14

  1. How much does my employer love handhelds?

    My employer loves Crackberries and that’s about it. I’ve just gotten my T5 with Wi-Fi card and have been able to surf on my home network, but still haven’t set up my access at work. At the time my local desktop support set up my install – because I’m not allowed admin access, I know that makes me a Luser – she told me that our company doesn’t support non-Crackberry access.

    I’m busy evaluating VPN software for myself and hope to get access this next week or so.

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