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WiMAX in Oz

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

FDor those of you who saw the into to WiMAX segement I did recently, here’s news that the technology - which brings wireless boradband to the home - will be available soon in Australia. http://whirlpool.net.au/article.cfm/1510 Thx to Geoff Crane for that tip.
In Canada all the large telecos are looking at WiMAX too and expect it […]

Meet Biff and Boo

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Well another production week is done. 15 more shows for a total of 195 to date (it amazes me). These will start to air in late Aug early Sept.
Some astonishingly fun events in this crop of shows including three new food demos. One of particular note. Leo and I got taped together for a demo […]

In the navy…

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Just spent two days on the HMCS Toronto, a Canadian frigate that came down the St Lawrence River for a summer tour of the Great Lakes. Shot a couple of segments on the technologies on the ship which you will see on CFH in September.
Here’s a few pix (click for a large version)…

Mmmmm…soup. The navy […]

Microsoft to buy Claria?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

Say it aint so but Microsoft is rumored to be sniffing at very unpopular adware company Claria (formerly Gator) as a possible acquisition. No one’s talking and it’s largely rumor but consider this: Microsoft AntiSpyware (beta) is recommending Claria adware be “ignored”. See this. Just reaffirms our position on Call for Help that you […]

And now…Pod slurping

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

Uh -oh - could your janitor’s iPod steal data from your work PC? Um yes its true…. Check out this programmer’s demo file called slurp.exe that proves it can…. click here

bday undies

Monday, July 4th, 2005

Well it was tame, but associate producer Matt and his lovely girlfriend Kate and I went out for Monday night birthday beers. And they gave me a really nice pair of undies that had flowers on them. I modelled them for you…

Thank you everyone

Monday, July 4th, 2005

Thanks to everyone for your kind posts and emails. You are the nicest most wonderful people and I am grateful for your support after a difficult weekend.
On a brighter note, it’s my birthday today. Happy July 4th to all my American friends too!

Goodbye Roo

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

Sad news today. I lost my cat Roo. She was hit by a car near my home.

She was 15. I’ll miss you little pal.

Amber’s birthday!

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Happy birthday AmberMac! She’s 26 today (again).

We are mobile processors

Friday, June 24th, 2005

A fun shot from last production week where I showed the difference between mobile processors using Slurpees (diet raspberry ugh!) and coat hangars…

Morew awesome show pix on Sean’s Flickr account:

Google discloses email on “governmental request”

Friday, June 24th, 2005

Google has been very clear that it will not violate a person’s privacy and disclose content of email stored on its Gmail service to third parties except under very specific circumstances. This includes complying with a law. However there is an alarming clause in its privacy policy that says:
“We do not disclose your personally […]

techPhile interview

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Check out this podcast from techPhile.ca podcast, with an interview with me and Leo:
Episode 3A
Host Franklin Linhares does a really nice job: Home page is at http://www.techphile.ca

Webcam back online

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

CFH webcam is back online:

Mr Excel’s new book

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Bill Jelen, aka Mr Excel, has a new book out:
The Spreadsheet at 25: The invention that changed the world
It’s very cool. It is published by Holy Macro! Books. The ISBN is 1-932802-04-5.
And my favorite bit — it has a popup in the middle!
Amazon.ca says it is available in 4-6 weeks, but in reality, they […]

Apple and Intel - hmmmm

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Viewer Larry Pham sent me these notes on Apple’s developer conference. Check them out:

And the official version:
The transition by Apple to the Intel platform is extraordinary news. Ironically, Mac OS on Intel in machines due out June 06 coincides with when the buzz about Longhorn’s (next version of Windows) launch will start. 2006 is going […]

Free iPod shuffle?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

This Canadian bank…

… is offering a free iPod Shuffle for switching accounts. They don’t say whether its the 512 MB or the 1 GB version.
I suspect the former, but still it beats a toaster. (BTW, I just bought a Shuffle. My iMac has become my stereo.)

CFH this May 31 to June 3

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

ep.181 May 31
* Say cheese and make friends! Amber will show you
how to share your pictures with Flickr.
* Andy’s going to show us how to be an amateur meteorologist with weather forecast gadgets.
Andy says: […]

Mikey gets taped

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Mikey got his workstation taped today by associate producer Matt. Poor Mikey…

And here’s a nice wide shot.

(Pix shot by by Mo the Intern)

Spam samples

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Hi all:
I’m working on my spam chapter now.
Looking for the most outrageous, weird or stupid spam.
Send them to me at andy at cyberwalker dot com.

Andy Jetson

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

And the toons keep coming…CFH viewer Jeffrey Steven sent this toon he did of me after hearing that I’m a Jetsons fan. (I have been working on a book project for the last few years called The Jetson Prophesy - one of many projects.)
Anyway, I’m amazed by the talent of all the folks out there. […]