DEC 04 2006

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Bill, video display problem with dell laptop … color saturation is extremely high on certain websites, using Windows Media Player version 9 … install most recent version 11, call back to let us know if that works.

James, can routers be put into series to increase the number of ports? No … use the 1st router then add a switch for additional ports.  Also, is it ok to suspend a a laptop rather than turn it off when you're done with it. Paul suggests not using suspend as sometimes the screen won't turn off. Mikail says that with a Mac it is not a problem. Plus leaving your computer on for long periods of time will cause memory drains so turning it off when not in use is best.

Nick, his laptop's cursor randomly jumps around … try turning off the touch pad to decrease sensitivity. And tread lightly on the front of the laptop with your palms, it tends to tweak things inside the laptop and cause the cursor to jump around!

http://theotherside.biz Mikail's website for listening to his show online!

mp3 ripper http://www.panic.com/audion/ … only for a Mac ;-(

for the Mac Media Rage $29.95 encodes http://www.chaoticsoftware.com/ProductPages/MediaRage.html

http://mp3tag.de for the PC

Charlie has a grey G4 Tower Mac with an extra video card 10.3.9 OS, both monitors look good in OS 9 but in the newest OS one monitor isn't displaying correctly. Update the software/firmware on the new video card that was installed. ATVI and GeForce2 get the latest driver updates. Also go to check the refresh rates on the displays, try different resolutions.

Bruce has a cayman router that is bridged but the firewall is handling dhcp, might want a pinhole for each location . In case the router gets reset, be sure to print screen on the current settings so it can be reset.

Bruce, Viewsonic monitor has a problem with vertical sync, might be caused by an old video card that isn't able to get enough memory.

Exact Audio Copy, is it a good program, both Paul & Mikail have heard good things about it. http://exactaudiocopy.de

Printer purchase, is it worth buying an all-in-one? Depends on space & requirements.

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I cannot even BEGIN to think what we will talk about just yet!

Your Suggestions are Most Welcome at zen [at] kvmr [dot] org/

 

Thank You!

 AVG is stopping support for free versions that are not 7.5 so now is the time to download the newest FREE version here:

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5#avg-anti-virus-free

OR just click on the link below to download the program directly: 

AVG Free for Windows installation files
File Version
avg75free_432a904.exe 7.5.432

It is best to use this link as going directly to http://www.grisoft.com is very confusing and it's very hard to find the FREE version 😉

Trivia

Oct - 30 2006 | no comments | By

Where does Lorem Ipsum come from, that you see in sample pages?
read more here:

http://www.lipsum.com/ 

Nov 06 2006

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Election Day Tomorrow! Some non partisan Websites:
Secretary of State List of Props & Candidates
Nevada County Election Site
California Voter
(nice video of Issues there!)
(PS: KVMR is NOT responsible for opinions expressed here!)


Roger Thornburn (Fellow Brit!) of  Gold Country Learning Center http://gcclc.org , talked with us in studio about training and showed Zen Techers baffled by Paul's more eclectic trivia  those essentials on how you learn your first computer and Internet Access use! He has some great tips and tutorials on the above website and in person- For Example: http://www.sysinfo.org about what's actually running on your PC.


Dennis Brunenmeyer of the music show Nevada City Limits stopped in to say that his web pages sometimes had frames which showed error messages about "Site Unreachable".
We concluded, as he has some banner blocking software, that these frames were probably being served from a site like http://www.doubleclick.net one of the Internet's largest advertising agencies serving banner ads and cookies. This is NOT a site that originates spyware but it does extensively track browsing habits and cookie trails. IF the Link above does not work- Well, you machine is blocking that site, maybe causing holes in your pages and frames..


Where does that funny sample text that begins "Lorem Ipsum" come from that you see in font books or in websites that are Under Construction? Yes, it IS Latin, and it may mean something from 2000 years ago! Some background and interesting sources here! http://www.lipsum.com/


 There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who do not.
–Erica


AVG Antivirus error message:
"Test cannot be started because it already does not exist"


Windows 98 System Error Message:
"Font Times Roman Not Found:
Use font Times Roman instead?"


My favorite:
Some miscalculation in an older version of Microsoft Excell the spreadsheet causes an Error Message to come up which is JUST an Exclamation Point and an OK button.
That's all.
No explanation. Nothing. Just a pop up exclamation point.
You hit [OK} (as there is nothign ele to hit) and things proceed as before..


Oct 23 2006

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Discarded Cellphones Hold Secrets?!


Stolen Desktop Recovery- Does this help?

Probably NOT. It would at least falseley reassure people about being able to lose a laptop. 


Sep 25 2006

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But Paul Probably Calls In from Stinson Beach, Marin


KVMR's Audio Archive at dev.kvmr.org


pocket-tunes.com -Palm Tunes!


interview with Pam Gorman of NCTV 

http://www.nevadacountytv.org/

Tel: 478 6400 


 http://winrecovery.com/ barbara found a way to recover lost digital photos! Cost her $40.00 to do but it WORKED she said!!! Another caller suggested a free recovery utility from here:
http://pcinspector.com/ These may nbot be totally Free really,
So Try This One! http://www.officerecovery.com/freeundelete/


May-08-2006

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Show notes May-08-2006

 

We usually use the Intro music from Brian Eno ‘Fractal Zoom’ track #1

But today We used the new Intro music from Alan Parson;s 2004 album “A Valid Path” called “L’Arc en Ciel’ (The Rainbow) because of its intense electronic beat and ambient atmosphere, albiet hyperreal rain.

More Here: http://www.theavenueonline.info/site1/discog/valid.htm Paul lied the title because it was part of a DOS days error message “IN valid path or filename…”

 

Lorraine Called about Eudora: It’s saving attachments all over her Mac OS9 Desktop. Paul’s Superior Brain recalled fixing this 5+ years ago on some other MAC:

Menu: Special.. Settings.. then something about Attachments.. and pick some OTHER folder then [Desktop], ie: Mac Hard Drive.. Documents.. Attachments. Thanks Lorraine.

 

Paul played “Mission Improbable” theme music on the Hum and gaffed suggesting Tom’ Cruises’ missus is British, she is not, Katie Holmes is from somewhere like Ohio. However, it is a fact that no woman ever had a baby before ms Holmes. You heard it first on KVMR!

 

Linux: Paul rambled about making KVMR’s Linux Office Server serve Audio, too, via iTunes, See http://www.deleet.de/projekte/daap/daapd/ (advanced). Yet Another Project for Another Show. The “Spaghetti Syndrome” referred to is the abundance of cabling that permeates the production studio that dares one to not tinker right before the show lest we go Off the Air.

 

Paul wailed about the batteries conking out in his Palm Pilot PDA. Paul uses the Palm Pilot to write notes between KVMR appearances, which he calls ‘homework’ as reminders of things to babble about on-air. It took 3 gaffs to flatten the batteries. Unit had been plugged in but was not powered up! Then, unit WAS powered up, but not plugged in. Both Fixed! Then it got left ON all morning before the show, and flattened anyway.

 

Windows: http://www.Mp3tag.de to identify your songs using the internet PC/free

 

Windows. Mac, Linux: High speed multiple file download http://www.bittorrent.com open source software. A good explanation of this protocol is here  http://www.bittorrent.org/introduction.html  

 

Windows: Save Streaming Audio from Internet Radio Stations www.totalrecorder.com (not free- tiem limited Demo is: Free)

 

Mac: Thanks, Mikail: http://www.ambrosia.sw.com Screen Capture Utility

 

Any Platform, Web Stuff: Make horrible long URLS that mess up Emails into nice short simple-to-read ones http://www.tinyurl.com:

IE: http://www.macworld.com/2004/10/features/bargainscreative/index.php/

Becomes: http://tinyurl.com/ltz7f (Mikael’s site he Emailed into us for nice freebies for OS X)

 

To Caller: KVMR’s Streaming Audio tinkering: http://kvmr.org/webcast.html

Out fine Webmaster, John Button, has now altered that page to allow you to more easily pick which program to play the stream with (All Platforms)

 
Glen: Or, change file association for file type m3u … my documents … tools .. folder options 
“m3u” is a so called ‘playlist’ or ‘hint’ file to cue your player about where to get its stream. … 
 
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Sep 11 2006

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Listen Live:
http://www.kvmr.org


What We Might Talk About:


9/11 of course, and without diverging into t he political realm too much,
how technology can both help and hinder atrocities on all sides.
In many ways technology is a modern-day religion with too often an unreasoning blind faith in its abilities to cure all ills.
We are all paying the price for skilled lobying with "FUD" (Fear, Uncertainty, Dount)
as a marketing and election tool,  more than ever…
We talk about how to be better-informed,
and where to look for points of view at varience with the mainstream.


100th anniversary of nonviolent Satyagraha http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyagraha


Thanks to mark Ostrov of the Lovidoodle Show for these grrat links:

Try this straightforward Internet Speed Test:
Speakeasy Speed Test click a city then sit back for well displayed results!

Great tools for PDFs! Write notes in existing PDFs, More…
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/ 

 


http://www.chewednews.com News Snippets- Amusing, Paradoxical. Thank you Andrew! 


Jeff called in to tell us of a utility to turn off caps lock & insert keys on your keyboard
www.brainsystems.com/capsunlock


Lorraine Web woudl like a used Laptop MAC that can take OSX! 


www.omniremote.com Palm Infrared Remotecontrol software! 


Trying to undelete photos from pentax camera card:
Try Norton system works "Undelete" or plug the camera back into the
computer then go to the recycle bin and if you see the files there move them to the desktop

On a desktop with “lost” photos try searching using Windows Search for *.jpg and tell it to look into all files & folders, even Hidden Ones (Under Advanced settings)
The longer that passes after deletion and the more the machine is used, the less you may be able to get the stuff back if Undelete is required


New laptop doesn’t have a firewire port for downloading camera images/video … get a pc card firewire plugin for the computer usbgear.com or shopper.com . Despite presence of USB port on video camera, nevertheless, thsi is NOT for Video, onyl for the still images the camera is capable of storing on its flash card! Eg: http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10482 $79 SO! Shop Around!


Mp3 players … talked about Creative’s Zen unit .. Paul & I recommend that you get a player which will accept external media. Also- Consider things like Palm TX that plays external Flash cards acceptably through headphone port..


Dave from Marysville wants to know if we are podcasting, YES audio.kvmr.org & HERE http://zen.kvmr.org/archive ;-}


Due to power outages you might want to go into the bios to change how the computer reboots (or doesn’t) after an outage .. use with caution! varies A LOT between computers:
General name for this options is" Recovery After AC Power Loss" Do NOT forget to have a decent UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

Idea is to avoid a newly auto rebooted computer being hit by a second outage in short order, whcih si common. (PG&E often try to automatically repower the line within 15-30 seconds. Too Short! 


http://www.carbonite.com $5/mo Backup! Free Trial. Unlimited? Interesting! 



http://www.myguidegps.com Nice Portable GPS Utility, embedded Widnwos Portable. & GPS.


 Dave of Marysville suggested adding our Podcasts to ther iTunes Library service! Will Do! He found a section for our type of show!!


 End. Thanks for Glenn Transcription.

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