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Monday, March 28, 2005

Software makes podcasting easier on Skype - Hot Recorder

Software makes podcasting easier on Skype
This is worth a try. If I could get free voicemail and Skype call recording for looking at an ad I will check it out. If it is good, I would pay the $15 bucks for the registered ad free version. Being able to do interviews or discussions (conference calls as well) would possibly be the thing that gets me into trying out creating podcasts.


Sunday, March 27, 2005

Charlene Li's Blog: First look at Yahoo! 360

Charlene Li's Blog: First look at Yahoo! 360

From Li's blog at Forrester.com
The service will be made available to a “select group of beta testers” on the morning of March 29th. Those beta testers will be allowed to invite as many people as they would like – no limits are being set. One thing about the beta – it appears that Yahoo! has a detailed roadmap of improvements that they plan to make to the service, with several becoming available after the beta launch date. Gasp! A real beta! So I’m expecting a lot of glitches, changes, and general growing pains…but I’m setting aside a couple of hours already on Tuesday to get my 360 service up and going.

I applied to be a beta tester for this but I have not heard anything on it yet. I wonder if the invites are going out on Monday or if the first beta testers have already been notified.

Now, I need to find someone to invite me to join!


Some ideas I am toying with...

I've been using Evernote software for awhile now and I anxiously await the new monthly updates they have been issuing on a regular basis. I just started trying out Onfolio as well.

Using both of these programs, and looking at my own tendencies for managing digital data on my hard drives, I started thinking, would there be a market for consulting services to show people how to best use programs like these to organize their digital lives?

The concept of a hard drive "DOCtor" came to mind - where DOC means Digital Organization Consultant.

Of course, when these programs integrate with Desktop search programs like: Copernic, Google, and MSN and Yahoo! then we really have something to work with. Evernote developers have been discussing their plans to work with Google's desktop search - so for now that is where I am concentrating my efforts.

I'd like to know what people would think of a service like this and what they feel it might be worth to them for someone to get all their digital content organized on their home network's hard drives. Music, photos, videos, electronic paperwork for online billing and banking, and yes even handwritten notes via a product like the Digimemo.



Tuesday, March 22, 2005

TechSavvyGuru's Amazon Affiliate Link

I just wanted to mention that I am now an Amazon Affiliate and have a Amazon search box on my home page for my main web site TechSavvyGuru.com

I get some sort of a commission on any sales made through my site so if you are going to shop Amazon anyway - why not help out with my little experiment with online e-commerce affiliate marketing.

I also have some links on the blog sites for Zinio digital magazines also!



Monday, March 21, 2005

Jeremy Wagstaff's LOOSE wire: A Directory Of Programs Designed For USB Drives

Jeremy Wagstaff's LOOSE wire: A Directory Of Programs Designed For USB Drives
Here’s a directory of applications designed to run on USB drives, which Jeremy Wagstaff wrote about this week in the AWSJ and WSJ.com.

* Chat/instant messaging: ICQ (not yet available), Miranda, Trillian Anywhere
* Browsers: Portable Firefox
* Operating Systems: Linux, Windows CE, VPM (Linux)
* PIMs/organisers: EssentialPIM, Sunbird
* Email: JBMail, Portable Thunderbird, EmailVoyager, PocoMail PE
* Encryption: CryptoAnywhere
* Office: AbiWord, OpenOffice (instructions in a PDF here)
* Music: Zoom Player, XMPlay
* Web Authoring: NVU

I've tried the portable versions of FireFox and Sunbird. I want to set up my SanDisk Cruzer Micro to run the others listed here as well.


Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Technorati: Using Technorati Tags

Technorati: Using Technorati Tags: ""
This is a test post to try out the tagging feature in Technorati.
I am going to tag this post to the category called "Tech" and see if I can find it via Technorati.


Internet Daily: Adam Curry seeding market for Podcasts - Boku Communications

Internet Daily: Adam Curry seeding market for Podcasts -

Adam Curry started discussing Boku Communications on his Daily Source Code Podcasts last week.

This is definitely an area and a company I will be keeping a close eye on.


Monday, March 14, 2005

Smart Mobs: Project Placesite

Smart Mobs: Project Placesite
Project Placesite is exploring the ad-hoc social networks enabled by Wi-Fi hotspots.
A very compelling idea. It seems especially applicable to dating and job hunter (networking) events.


Friday, March 11, 2005

Test Post From Diarist On PocketPC

This is a test post.


Saturday, March 05, 2005

The New Radio Revolution

The New Radio Revolution

For all the hullabaloo it's generating, podcasting is not even close to being a business yet. While startups such as Odeo and The Podcast Network are providing technological support and creating a podcasting network, right now Ibbott has barely enough ads to cover expenses, and most podcasters work for free.

There has to be a business opportunity in podcasting, even if it is just for the people selling the equipment or services to make it easier for the masses to podcast.


Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Sync Magazine readers - vote for cover!

Sync Magazine! Got an email from Sync magazine asking me to help select the cover for the upcoming issue. Scroll down to see the choices. I voted for B.
This is my kind of tech magazine!