I Once Was Lost…

My morning commute is not a long one, averaging twenty minutes. I live in-between San Francisco and Sacramento nested in a valley; which means that I have a mountain range on either side of the roads upon which I travel.

We are lucky enough to pick up broadcasts from both cities, although, as great as FM radio is, it travels in straight lines, which means that when I get to a point on the road that said signal is BLOCKED by a huge chunk of protruding earth, I lose reception.

I am not a fan of (most of) the morning radio available to me. The personalities they offer do not fit with mine. I found, after some desperate searching, Adam Carolla, being broadcast via KWOD. I was happy. the signal got a bit fuzzy for a traffic signal or two during my drive, but for the most part i only lost clarity for about two minutes, and, I was happy.

That morning program is no longer an option, thanks to the (BIG NETWORK AFFILIATE), which decided to drop the program altogether. I was unhappy.

Adam, loving what he does, has continued his show, with somewhat limited technology and the help of some friends working with what resources are available to them, from Adam’s home via Podcast. (Thank you for doing this).

I put some linky love in the sidebar (look to the left menu bar on this page) to the forums for the show. I called it “Gotta Have – ACE“. There, you can give Adam feedback and download the latest Podcast.

Adam will need listener participation in order for this project to be successful, so go there now. Send him ideas, questions, links to topics or oddities that he may be interested in discussing and things of that nature. Let him know I sent you and be sure to thank him– because he is doing this for FREE.

We Love You, Man. Thanks for continuing your show.

It’s about time!

Long ago, on Mac OS (6? or 7? I think) was a game called Triazzle. It was made by Berkley Systems (makers of those fun screen savers, AFTERDARK. Yes, I realize that these days screen savers are not necessary to prevent burn in, but they were fun, and still serve the purpose of having your computer screen saver come on after (a set time of) being idle; after-which you could opt for a password prompt to continue.

Triazzle puzzles are fun, and now they have announced that Spring 2009 it will be in the iTunes store for iPhone and iPod Touch. (yay!)

If Gdisk has forsaken you…

Well, as much as I adored Gdisk, it somehow stopped working, and now I cannot access the crap I had stored therein. (Most of it was just there as a transfer from work to home – or home to work, and I had retrieved it as I needed it).

There is an alternative if you need remote webspace for backup or storage. Mozy.

Mozy! (free 2 GB of storage) check it out.

When You Wish Upon a Star…

app fresh in actionFinally, after MONTHS of hoping, wishing and searching; an application that seeks out updates for ALL of your (OS X) applications at once.

AppFresh is an utility that keeps all applications on your Mac up to date by checking the internet for new releases and makes downloading and installing them a breeze.

AppFresh covers software updates from Apple and third parties and can be used as a replacement for Apple’s own Software Update application to provide one central place to make sure you’re up to date.

Ok, I’m convinced! get it!

this is an experiment.

I am writing this the using iListen voice recognition software.
It is still learning how to listen to my voice with my accent. Being from Texas, my voice tends to be very confusing To the speech recognition software.
I’m not willing to correct the text as the software responds to what I say.

I have only completed three of the voice training sessions. The software gained accuracy with he should completed session No

The software will gain accuracy with each completed session.

over all, I think this software is pretty damned cool!

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