Podcasting What Geeks Really Want To Hear

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Episode 58 URLs & Notes (MP3) (AAC)

posted by Nem W Schlecht at 00:24 in General,Podcast    


  1. Hey guys, great to hear you again. I hope the new jobs go well and your lives return to normal once again.

    I had a comment on Nem’s way of access email. I also like using a pop3 client, mine happens to be kmail on my home suse box and what I do is SSH into my home box from remote locations and use X to allow me to just run my home version of kmail remotely. If I’m on a linux box it is a piece of cake, on windows machines I use putty and an xserver, works great.


    Comment by tashman — October 6, 2007 @ 11:40

  2. I heard about the MS Office student deal a while ago but I cant be bothered to take it up as I dont do anything more than basic text editing to pretty much any generic text editior (or open office) does fine. I did hear that they had a really cheap Vista for students (~50 pounds) but unfortunately its only an upgrade and I dont have an official XP installation to use as a basis.

    Great show guys, cant wait for next one.

    Comment by Pazy — October 8, 2007 @ 09:55

  3. Tashman:

    I use remote X11 sessions all the time (via either my Mac or via Cygwin on Windows) and it works well. My only problem is the slowness of it, especially with all the servers and crud I have running on my home machines. Better than VNC, though.

    Comment by Nem W Schlecht — October 8, 2007 @ 10:05

  4. Pazy:

    Yes, welcome to Microsoft’s upgrade/versioning hell. Would you like to upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Vista Pro with Red Stapler technology? Get ready to shell out more bucks. Hard drive die on you? Get ready to install your OLD OS first. Yeah, that makes sense. Ugh!

    Comment by Nem W Schlecht — October 8, 2007 @ 10:07

  5. Nice critique of the Vista situation. The mass media are all to keen to jump on the ‘Vista is dead’ bandwagon rather than actually thinking.

    Comment by Tim — October 8, 2007 @ 12:43

  6. Hey Nem,

    I’ll take a Grand Central invite if you still have any.

    Comment by jac0b — October 8, 2007 @ 12:54

  7. Any idea id Vista upgrades come with a (legal) Key? I can use my XP pro as a base for it but id rather have a legal key.

    Comment by Pazy — October 8, 2007 @ 17:09

  8. Pazy:

    Yes, the Vista upgrades have a legal key, but the key is still not a stand-alone key. If you want to do a complete re-install, you have to install XP Pro again, then upgrade to Vista (again).

    Chris might correct me on this, but unless you buy a (more expensive) Vista only license, that’s the route you have to go.

    Comment by Nem W Schlecht — October 10, 2007 @ 22:14

  9. £50 vs . £250 I think ill take a little inconvenience.

    Comment by Pazy — October 11, 2007 @ 06:20

  10. Great to hear you guys again! By far one of the best podcasts on the net.

    Pretty nice to hear that as you’re getting older the details of software compiling is not as fun as it used to be. I feel the same way. I’m glad I know the details and internals, but now I just want things to work out of the box and/or torrent.

    The funniest part of the podcast was the discussion about how unsecure gmail is regarding google and then asking a google insider to email you some secrets.

    Comment by Stan — October 27, 2007 @ 06:45

  11. Great podcast.

    I would appreciate if you can post an how-to on disabling DoublClick via Host file (just being lazy here to do nslookup) and how-to remove ads via Squid Proxy.

    Thank you.

    Comment by Chetan — April 15, 2008 @ 08:19

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