Full Circle Side-Pod #3: Where’s the Neurotic Numbat?
In this episode; with great power, comes a big utility bill.
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This is an extra, irregular, short-form podcast, which is intended to be a side-branch of the main Full Circle Podcast. Somewhere to put all the general technology, non-Ubuntu news and opinions, hobby-horses and general kipple that doesn’t fit anywhere else. Be prepared for a healthy dose of British sarcasm.
It’s been a while. We’re maybe half way through our summer recess from the Full Circle podcast, so this is either goodbye to season one or hello and welcome to season two.
News: Products die, divorce by Facebook, yet more lawsuits…
Interview: Matt Grove from Miserware describes Granola’s energy-saving ability
Expert Spot: Editing the Full Circle Podcast pt. 3: The Edit Environment
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1.06 | WELCOME and INTRO
2.25 | NEWS: round-up of some news items that caught my eye during the break.
- Mark Shuttleworth announced the codename for Ubuntu 11.04,
We’re disappointed; where’s the Neurotic Numbat? The Numbat is a real, and endangered marsupial. Myrmecobius Fasciatus.
- Microsoft Kin phone cancelled after a month
- Google Wave RIP; wave developments ceases, Schmidt says ‘celebrate our failures.’
- Everybody sues everybody:
- Lexmark sues 3rd party cartridge supplier
- Interval Research sues everyone but the yacht club (summarised in arstechnica coverage)
Patents in question:
Browser for use in navigating a body of information 2005,
Attention manager for occupying the peripheral attention of a person 2008 ,
Alerting users to items of current interest 2004
- Intel buying McAfee, which probably means lock-down or DRM in more future hardware.
- Google voice calls to gmail (gmail blog announcement and TechWatch on VOIP integration).
GoogleVoice Rate card for ‘insanely low rates’ but only til 2011.
- Philadelphia’s $300 blog tax – Business Privilege Tax
- MPEG-LA declares H.264 codec to be royalty free in perpetuity
- Facebook entries admissable as evidence in divorce cases
13.07 | INTERVIEW: Matt Grove from Miserware
Energy-saving computing. It’s a neat concept, saving you money by saving you electricity. That’s money off your utilitiy bill while you do your bit to save the planet. Granola is software that improves the energy efficiency of your PC or laptop. A few weeks ago I spoke to Matt Grove from Miserware, who explained who it works…
34.57 | EXPERT SPOT: Editing the Full Circle Podcast – Part 3: The Edit Environment
45.05 | FEEDBACK: How to get in touch with us
45.55 | WRAP and OUTRO
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Runtime: 45 minutes 55 seconds