Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Podcast Pick of the Day - This Week in Tech

This Week in Tech
TWiT 107: We’re Going to Need a Bigger Flywheel
Run Time: 1:31:32

Hosted by Leo Laporte, This Week in Tech is a weekly podcast focusing on all things tech. This episode consisted of a sizeable cast: John C. Dvorak (Dvorak.org/blog), Patrick Norton, Robert Herron, Steve Gibson and Molly Wood. Amongst other topics, the large gang pontificated on Google bidding for the 700MHz spectrum, Dvorak’s insight into a possible Sprint-Google deal, the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray war, hybrid hard drives, Congressmen and tech, intern loses 800,000 Ohio social security numbers, Apple and Microsoft quarterly profits, smog testing and HDMI cable reviews.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Podcast Pick of the Day - This American Life

This American Life
#337: Man vs. History
Run Time: 59:36

Hosted by Ira Glass, This American Life features intriguing stories from all walks of American life. Act One of the episode featured Dal LaMagna, an entrepeneur who made some of his small fortune selling high quality tweezers. During retirment, Dal set a new lofty goal for himself: end the violence in Iraq. Armed with some lobbying and Washington D.C.experience, Dal traveled to the Middle East and hooked up with an Iraqi Parliamentary member, Mohammed Al-Dynee, to broker a peace between warring factions and the U.S. troops. Dal recored his meetings and journeys, some 25 hours of audio. The podcast provides great insight into the behind scenes in Baghdad, including a meeting with the British high commander.

Act two featured espionage in the Czech Republic at the end of the Cold War. Spies playing one another, and emotional attachments that interfere with Operation: Brief Encounter.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Late to the game but who cares...

I was chastised this weekend for not being aware of the "latest" Internet meme - the Dramatic Prairie Dog. Grant it, it was much easier back in the day actually working at Internet companies to hear of these things. Those were the days of Star Wars Kid, Numa Numa, "Boom Goes the Dynamite" and all such catalogued here.

So maybe you're all aware and I'm late to the game. If not, you're in.

Watch this:
The Dramatic Prairie Dog

Now here's the origin.

And here is the Austin Powers remix:

No go and do likewise, people, go and do likewise. Just watch who you're telling because IF they've heard of it before you, prepare for a snobby helping of, "I've already heard of that" aka you're not so cool.