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Vote for Snowball

April 2nd, 2007

hey - LabRats blogger Steve Saylor (aka Snowball) is a finalist on the G4techtvCanada TJ search - vote for him here:
http://g4techtv.ca/contests/2007wiredroadtrip/index.html

Hello Lab with Leo

March 26th, 2007

Here’s pix of me guesting on the Lab with Leo last week:
Lab with Leo Flickr account
I did one of my famous food demos - how Flash Memory using popcorn and turned the new studio upside down with 16 bags of popcorn and getting the floor all buttery in the process.
next time they’re talking about banishing me to parking lot for the next one.

New column at the Globe

March 11th, 2007

My new Mar07 column on GlobeandMail.com — “Mind the Poddies”

My Vista DVD on Amazon

February 17th, 2007

My Getting Started with Windows Vista is now available on Amazon.com

Screencast of the week

February 13th, 2007

Check it out, Cyberwalker won screencast of the week from TechSmith —
http://www.techsmith.com/community/blogcomments.asp?thread=304

Find out more about Camtasia Studio and the power of desktop recording

Fun DVD promo

February 13th, 2007

Check out the fun DVD promo I recorded for my Getting Started with Windows Vista DVD:
http://www.cyberwalker.com/ads/windowsvista/

Learn Vista with me on DVD

February 5th, 2007

I just finished the production of my first DVD in the Getting Started series.
It’s called Getting Started with Windows Vista and was shot after CES in January in Phoenix at Roo Productions, which is owned by my pal Ben Freeman of Neo-Fight.tv

The $24.99 DVD is aimed at anyone who wants to learn everything they need to know to get started with Windows Vista. Learn more about what’s on the DVD and order at gettingstartedvideo.com

A visit from the PhotoJunkie

February 1st, 2007

Blogger Rannie Turingan came by my place with his Wii for an evening of Wii-markable games. We fended off weird rabbits and played tennis and golf with weeble like avatars. Intriguing. Rannie shot a couple of pix as part if his latest photo blog projectcheck it out. BTW, my face stayed like that until breakfast the next day.

goodbye CFH

January 19th, 2007

Well it was a sad goodbye last night. I shot two guest spots episodes with Leo on CFH in Toronto in the afternoon. And then I joined Leo and the CFH crew (including my LabRats co-ho Sean Carruthers) for a farewell dinner. (was also lovely to see Amber who popped in for dins - I see her a lot tho now that I do the Q&A on Homepage on CP24.)

It was bittersweet.  Sad to see Leo and the show leave Toronto. And sad that heads into a new production without co-hosts. I left in Aug 05 and wasn’t replaced. Then Amber left in Aug 06. And now Leo heads to Vancouver to host the show — renamed “The Lab with Leo Laporte” — solo. However he is good company with talented producer Matt Harris moving to the west coast to lend his producing expertise. Matt as you may remember produced my field segments on CFH.

The good news is a fresh start can bring good things. And now I have good reason to visit Vancouver. I lived there 92-94 and worked as a reporter at the Vancouver Province newspaper and dabbled in the film business.

Anyway all the best to Leo and Victor Lucas, a charming and talented TV entrepeneur, who helms the new production company Greedy Productions.

Good luck guys! I am rooting for you.

Little Geeks Funding Begins

January 4th, 2007

We have started fundraising for the Little Geeks Foundation on GiveMeaning. Check it out and send us a few dollars to help us give computers to underprivileged children.

Find out more and donate

Also more info at littlegeeks.org

ABG Security in Spanish

December 29th, 2006

Sometimes your publisher surprises you….check it out Absolute Beginners Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware  and Viruses, published in Spanish

Digg Lab Rats

December 26th, 2006

Please Digg my video podcast Lab Rats in Digg’s new podcast section at:
http://digg.com/podcasts/Lab_Rats

Help us qualify for Little Geeks funding

December 23rd, 2006

We’ve applied for funding for Little Geeks, a project I created to give underpriviledged children Internet-connected computers. Vote on the project here to help us get funding.

Learn more about Little Geeks here — www.littlegeeks.org.

Usability Study of Cyberwalker 2.0

December 9th, 2006

As you know, we recently launched version 2.0 of Cyberwalker.com. And now we’re tweaking the site to improve it.

We are looking for readers to help us do this in a small usability study. This will help us make the site easier and faster to use.

If you volunteer, you’ll be asked to attempt a series of tasks on the site and grade how easy they are to accomplish and to offer suggestions on how to improve them.

If you are interested in taking part in the study, please email Chris Thorpe at chris at cyberwalker dot com and include “Usability Study” in the subject line. Chris will then get back to you with further details.

Participants will receive a Cyberwalker T-shirt to show our appreciation of their efforts.

Cyberwalker visits Call for Help

December 7th, 2006

I recently visited the set of Call For Help as a guest.

To enjoy the antics, you can download a video of this episode here

A special thanks to BigKev from Australia for capturing it.

Andy on TWIT

December 2nd, 2006

Tune into TWIT (This Week in Tech) this week to hear me appear as a guest on TWIT ep 79 with my old friend Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton and some great guests. Check it out Sunday night Dec 3 at www.twit.tv

Volunteers needed

November 30th, 2006

Cyberwalker is looking for volunteers to help us with Cyberwalker.com.

Do you have experience with HTML, good grammar and writing skills and the ability to work with others?

Want to join a great team to build our site?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

Please send an email titled “Interested in joining Cyberwalker” to craig@cyberwalker.com with the following information:

    Name
    Location
    Phone Number
    Brief outline of your skills
    Resume if you have one
    Availability

When this email is received, Craig will then make arrangements for a telephone call to chat and see if you fit our needs.

Urgent: Seeking PHP programmer for Little Geeks

November 2nd, 2006

Seeking a PHP/MySQL or ASP programmer to help us get the new www.littlegeeks.org site off the ground so we can begin to register computer donors, big geek staff and little geek recipients. Please contact me if you have some time to give and can help us get our new site spec live on the Little Geeks site. This project has been very rewarding for me and my little geeks team and we could love to have a programmer help us reboot children’s lives with the gift of a computer. Please drop me an email at andy at cyberwalker dot com and I will call you to discuss how you can join our amazing team.

New podcast: Top5Tech

October 27th, 2006

Top5Tech podcastBen Freedman of Neo-Fight is producing a new podcast called Top5Techwith Frank Linhares from techPhile.ca, Darren Kitchen from Hak5 and yours truly. Episode 1 is up now: WMA MP3
My LabRats co-host Sean will be dropping in to swap out for me occasionally as well the other co-hosts on the various shows. Check it out: Top5Tech

Releases Saturdays.

Giving back to Little Geeks

October 17th, 2006

I have a new dream. It’s time for me to give back because I have received somuch in my life from technology. I hope you’ll join me in a new good works project called Little Geeks.
I have a vision to give a generation of underprivileged kids an Internet connected computer so they can grow up without being on the wrong side of the digital divide.

The idea of being a child without access to such an important tool for growth, education and everyday life just breaks my heart.
So I am creating a new good works project called Little Geeks. And I need your help.

The project is 4 days old. So any and all help, ideas and resources you can offer would be wonderful.

Detailed info about Little Geeks, how it came about, and how you can join me in making a better world, one little geek at a time, is here. Please let me know if you can help or if you have any ideas. Email andy at cyberwalker dot com.
-Andy