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New York City



October 2007 Show Summaries
October 31, 2007  October 24, 2007  October 17, 2007  October 10, 2007  October 3, 2007 
October 31, 2007 Show

Although we were pre-empted over the air, we recorded a new show in the WBAI studios on Monday the 29th. Catching up on assorted computer news. No more membership drive. There were no listener questions.

On the show were Joe King, Hank Kee, Alfred Poor and Michael Horowitz.

 

October 24, 2007 Show

The membership drive continues. No listener phone calls.

We had two guests on the show: Dan Gookin, author of PCs for Dummies and dozens of other books and Robert O'Dell of Security Coverage. Dan brought some books, but if you are reading this, they are gone. Dan's web site is wambooli.com and Security Coverage is behind pclive.com.

We again offered three CDs as premiums. With a pledge of $75 or more you can chose from: a "toolkit" with assorted software that we recommend and use, a portable applications CD with dozens of programs that you can run without installing (either from a USB flash drive or not), and a "virtual" CD with virtualization software from VMware and from Microsoft. We also offered a Gold Card for one year of technical support from the gang on the show with a pledge of $150. The Gold Card can be purchased at any time at wbai.org. And, with any pledge of $55 or more, Hank will throw in a DVD with the latest software we discussed on the show.

On the show were Joe King, Hank Kee and Michael Horowitz.

 

October 17, 2007 Show

The membership drive continues. No listener phone calls. Computer stories in the news. Tech tips.

Joe had a gripe about using a Verizon EV-DO data network card in a new ThinkPad. When a 128MB video card is not what you think. There is a security hole in older versions of Open Office. Among the software mentioned on the show was Essential PIM, a calendaring program much like the calendaring features in Outlook and HDtune a hard disk diagnostic program that displays the temperature, SMART data, can do an error scan, reports on performance and more.

We again offered three CDs as premiums. With a pledge of $75 or more you can chose from: a "toolkit" with assorted software that we recommend and use, a portable applications CD with dozens of programs that you can run without installing (either from a USB flash drive or not), and a "virtual" CD with virtualization software from VMware and from Microsoft. We also offered a Gold Card for one year of technical support from the gang on the show with a pledge of $150. The Gold Card can be purchased at any time at wbai.org. And, with any pledge of $55 or more, Hank will throw in a DVD with the latest software we discussed on the show.

On the show were Joe King, Hank Kee and Michael Horowitz.

 

October 10, 2007 Show

WBAI membership drive. No listener phone calls.

On the show were Hank Kee and Michael Horowitz. The premiums we offered this week were the same as those offered on the 17th.

 

October 3, 2007 Show

A work-around for the security bug in the Adobe Acrobat reader. How to insure you weren't victimized by a bug in Gmail. The life span of Windows XP was extended by Microsoft. The procedure for making purchases at Amazon.com has changed so it's important to always log off when you are done. Excel 2007 flunks math. Skype In goes out. Microsoft's disgrace with Windows Update. Target's web site is being sued.

Listener phone calls. Next week membership drive.

On the show were Joe King, Hank Kee and Michael Horowitz.

 

 
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