GNC-2009-10-02 #516 Taking the Show on the Road

Next stop Washington DC and the start of nearly a month of the show on the road. Crazy busy here getting ready to head out and know that time here in Honolulu will be severely limited but I have clients that I have to work with in person.

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Listener Links:
RawVoice.com New Site do you like it?
AP going to go rogue on all of us?
Carbon Buildup?
CNN charging for iPhone App?
Flickr Videos from a Listener
ArtPrize
Tweetie wants more Money?

Show Links:
Microsoft Exec Pay Cuts
Feeddemon Version 3.0
Botnets our of Control!
Scoble says Google Waves overhyped.
Gigaom gives Google Wave thumbs up?
25 Million Pitch!
Secret Service likely scare kid big time!
Facebook Rouge Accounts!
Comcast/NBC?
Apple to Replace Google Maps?
Sidewiki do you like or hate?
Text and Phone ban for Federal Employees!
Text + Drive + Death + Felony = Jail
Google fanning Spyware Sites!
Fake Twitter Account + Liable = Lawsuit
ICANN cuts US Umbilical Cord!
Docs to go gets Excell!
Windows 7 Compatibility Site.
Recovery.org not Accessible?
NY MTA smells the roses!
No Privacy Patriot Act!
** Amazing Delta 4 Launch Picture!
The Moon like you have never seen it!
Sideways Alarm Clock Ridiculous Price!
Windows 7 Party Pack Unpacked!
Pre-Paid Apps Tomorrow!
Print Picture Photo Frame!
Nissan Anti Crash Robot!
DIY Street View Cam.

GNC-2009-08-24 #505 Live from Silicon Valley

Ok meetup on Wednesday will be at 6:30pm at On the Border, in Milpitas (Hwy 880 and Hwy 237) see map link below all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP ASAP to geeknews@gmail.com Bandwidth is fantastic here at the Hilton in San Jose at the convention center 5 stars some other hotels could take some lessons from these folks.

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Meetup Location:
On The Border

Listener Links:
Virgin Galactic Spaceship
Goldman Sachs Secrets
UFO Water Cleaners?
Firework Fail!
Wallops Island
Recent Launch from Wallops

Show Links:
FlightCaster
Blogger to sue Google?
Video Business Kiosk
Rhapsody on iTunes
New Sanyo Xacti
Duracell Energy Drink.
iPhone call recorder!
Mini Cameras trouble for ISP’s?
Yahoo updates Mail!
Clearwire may run out of Money?
Scoble 2000 Tech Trend Setters
TPN Weekly new Show Available.
Co-Browsing Tools.
Wikipedia no longer open!
Flash Memory under fire from Patent Trolls.
Zune Applications?
Foreign Student attendance down.
Review cheating in the App Store!
Computer Modeling for Disease.
Mass Website Infections.
Shuttle Night Launch!
Snow Leopard available Friday!
Can AT&T keep up with demand?
Windows 7 eats batteries!
San Francisco Hacker reduced charges!
Is your PC Bot Infested?
Apple responds to FCC!
Microsoft launches OneApp
If you Multi-task you should read this.
1000 Cameras in Britain solves 1 crime.
Piratebay under take down attack!
Wisconsin Sports team sends bill to newspapers!
Gov’t tries to scare lawyers!

GNC-2009-03-06 #457 Back in the Flow here in Japan

Surprisingly Connectivity this trip to Japan has been horrible in that I have been going as many as 12 hours a day without connectivity. But it has proven to be a very productive trip, yet I look forward to heading home late next week.

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Listener Links:
Eyeball Camera
New Virtual Headsets
6 Monitor Setup
Space Rock Close Shave
Space Engineering via Gaming

Show Notes:
Amazing City Model
Patch Tuesday 1 Critical – 2 Regular
Calacanis Employee gets Jail Time
Why Calacanis Employed a Felon
P2P Darknets
Shuttle to go on March 11th
Ustream Mobile Video Application
Federal CIO
Twitter New Features
Scoble 1 Million Dollar Sponsorship Not Renewed — 1 Million
Facebook Tries to Compete with Twitter
Sony Swivel HDMI Cables
Weight Fat Check
HDMI Equipped Mini ASUS Computer
QNAP NAS Drive
Circuit City Stores RIP March 8th
iTunes Hacking
Photoshop Montage Tutorials
Apple Product Prices
OTZI on HD Display
CMS Considerations!
Windows 7 Allows IE8 Uninstall
Bad RSS Same Ole Story

GNC-2008-02-15 #348

Life of a Podcaster on the road at the bottom of the show notes see image. Info on Albuquerque meet up next Tuesday as well.

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Listener Links:
Navy gets to show it’s Stuff
American Podcasting Audience
Oahu 20 Lost TV Filming Locations
Helio
GrandCentral
Live and Learn with Zune

Show Notes:
Firefox 3
Brain Rewards
95 Year Copyright
Navy gets a Shot at Satellite
Rush ask Steve Jobs for Tech Support
Your Fired
Run on Banks Possible?
7 Salesman Lies
Digg Ad Block
Geez Lets Create a Black Hole
50% of BitTorrent Downloads TV Programs!
Try this for 7 days go Anonymous
100 ways to use your iPod
More Gmail Delay
Panasonic HD camera
Scoble Cries and the $50.00 Reward
Anti-Comcast Legislation
PS3 and PlayTV
Next Move for YouTube
Google Blacklist
ISS and Columbus ready for Business
P2P Companies go after Comcast

Albuquerque Two Meet Ups are Scheduled

-Geek Brown Bag 1130-1230 Calvary of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna Road NE will be Simulcast on MyLifeOnline.TV and GeekNewsCentral.com

-Dinner 6:30-8:30 Garduno’s Mexican Restaurant 5400 Academy Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

My Rig on the Road

GNC-2008-01-29 #343

The show today is produced on the road and would love to here your feedback on audio quality. Also those of you with Zunes please read the link below critical information for you!

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Zune Users Listener Critical Link To Read

Listener Links:
Japan Hacker Arrest
Net Meter is Running
JungleDisk
Google Domain Tasting
Twitter Client Software
Solar for Home?
Cool Earth Solar

Show Notes:
Podcamp Schedule
iPod Touch Software Update Cost Money?
Open Office 3
Technology Overload
Gene Pain Theraphy
Weird Places
Do you Read?
Symantec Guide to Internet Security
Is the Earth Core Softer?
Software Tool Reduces Vista Overhead
Global Amazon MP3
iPhone SDK Leaked
Windows 7 20011 versus 2009?

Cut the Methane Please
Mini Bar the calls home to Mama
Google Penalties Updated
Scoble and Mark Zuckerberg
Shel Israel

25 Million Free Songs Part 1
25 Million Free Songs Part 2
Lego at 50
Target tells Blogger we don’t talk to Bloggers!
Podcast Faq a great Podcast Resource
Google and Domain Tasting
Telco Immunity held up in Congress
Asteroid Images
NYC Bermuda Triangle

GNC-2008-01-04 #330

First show of 2008 back in the saddle and ready to head to Vegas. Lots to cover tonight and I appreciate your iTunes Reviews of the show!

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The 2008 CES coverage starts next week you will want to check here at least daily for new coverage. I will be live blogging many of the events and we may even live stream some CES Coverage.

Listener Links
Pocket Projector
WiFi Virus
1981 PC Hacked!
Generation Lost
Webware Hits and Misses
Peru OLPC

Show Notes:
TSA Facecrimes
Tree’s not breathing as much CO2?
Bypass Disabled IE
20 Best iPhone Apps
Linux Switch Tips
IPv6 Coming
Bizarre Google Maps
Cool Space Image
Facebook OWNS your Data
Banned for Life for taking Picture
Dell LCD Crystal Monitor
DRM and HD Monitors out of Control
Powramid Kreative Power
Belkin RockStar
N95 and YouTube
New DUI Tool
Om Malik Best Wishes
Podcasters and FOIA
Survive CES 2008
Become a Celebrity
Scoble and Facebook Data
Plaxo Blows It
Youngest Exoplanet
Deep Impact Flies By Earth
NASA gets their Money

So what will Apple release on August 7th?

A post by Robert Scoble a couple of days ago has resulted in five people asking me what’s coming from Apple or just pointing me at the post. I don’t watch the Apple space that close to know what they have cooking. I am sure whatever it is you will be required to spend at least $399.00 on it, and that you are going to probably get about 4 years of usage out of it, if your lucky before it breaks (aka iPod conspiracy).

On a serious note, every person that has listened to my last show that is a Mac user has told me to wait and not buy a Mac till the show is over. We will see what happens. [Scoble]

Paul Colligan on Podcasting and Microsoft

Paul gives Microsoft some advice on getting podcasting support integrated into windows. Here are my thoughts

1. Unless it comes by default with a computer or gets pushed in a update then I might as well keep on using juice.
2. It needs to have the directory integration built into the application but not like the abomination of a directory Apple has.
3. They need to give equal billing in their directory to all podcasters.
4. It has to be simple to use click, subscribed.

I have some more ideas, so Bill if you want to call me, and ask what those are I would be happy to share them with you. Come on Microsoft you got a pile of cash lets make it happen. Better yet let’s talk business, and let me help you get there [www.paulcolligan.com]

More on Microsoft’s Origami

At this point the spin machine is out of control over at Microsoft, and I am sure that this device which we are now pretty sure will be a slimmed down tablet that will do video, music and some gaming is going to be a pretty cool device. But does this mean in 2 weeks when it is revealed that I am going to be able to go down to CompUSA and pick one up?

If they are not in stores they are announced a lot of people are going to be pissed off. I will not be so mad if we could buy one online, but what Microsoft needs to do here if they really want to make this launch sizzle is mail 500 of these to bloggers and have us test them a week before they are available, that would build real buzz and be something that would drive sales.

Or is this device just a prototype for Microsoft’s part lets hope not. [Scoble]

Blog Search Engine Traffic

I keep a pretty good watch on the traffic coming into the website, and I must say that Scobles post that talks about minimal traffic coming from Blog Search Engines had me busy for a couple of hours tonight. Causing the room temperature to go up from hard-drives hammering away running the past 12 months of logs thru a log processor with some new variables, that I am still analyzing but I did see a couple of things that even surprised me.

First Google is driving 74.9% of the traffic to this website that number was not the surprise. The surprise for me was that Technorati, Feedster, and IceRocket combined drove less than 2% of overall traffic here. That tells me that all of the tagging we are doing is likely not helping much. The rest of the traffic is a variety of search engines and happily bloggers that are linking here.

I use those three services heavily but within RSS queries in my aggreator so I am trying to see if that is skewing the results. The RSS feed on the other hand is just flat out getting hammered by a variety of services and users that are updating nearly every hour. Nice to see that other people are seeing similar trends.