Weekly Show 20 January 2005

Leo Notenboom answers some of the questions that make his free tech resource Ask-Leo.com the ideal destination for those seeking advice. Microsoft answers publicly over concerns relating to their DRM for movies and music. We play two songs from the talented Lisa Rein. Chris reveals his rubber room. And more.

The following are the show notes for the January 19th, 2006 edition of the Chris Pirillo Show.

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Win a Xbox 360, PSP, or other great prizes!

Chris is giving away one substantial gift on every live show. By substantial we’re talking at the level of a PSP or Xbox 360! We’ll likely rotate the “big gift” every week, but it’ll always be worth a few hundred dollars!

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George Lambert

George Lambert joined Chris to talk about PodKeyword and the topic of RSS Hijacking. George’s service was accused of hijacking feeds and it became a mini-controversy in the blogosphere. You can read George’s response on the PodKeyword Blog

Jeff Sandquist

Joined Chris to talk about evangelizing Windows Vista.

Brady Forrest

Chris is going to try to pry some MSN Search secrets from Brady Forrest.

Jed Rose

Chris talked with Jed Rose about the Windows community programs.

Buzz Bruggeman

Buzz Bruggeman, ActiveWords evangelist will be talking about how to take back control of your computer by automating repetitive tasks and we’ll try to convince him to give away a few copies of ActiveWords.

Got Voice, Voice Mail Service

Chris spoke with ___ and ___ about their service, Got Voice, which allows you to get your home and cellular phone voicemail on the web or in your email inbox. (My stream was cutting in and out, if you heard this entire segment could you please fill in the blanks and summarize it.)

Tonight’s Calls

  • 8BitJake called to asked which video format he should use for his new video podcast. Our Jake suggested he use Apple’s H263 format. 8BitJake also wanted to know how to create an RSS feed for the Video Podcasts. Chris suggested he use the MTEnclosures Plugin for MovableType by Brandon Fuller. 8BitJake also asked if it was legal for him to include video footage of games hes reviewing. Chris suggested that since he is providing a review it should be fair use but he might want to contact the video game company’s press department to actually get permission and review copies. You can read 8BitJake’s articles in O’Rielly’s PSP Hacks.
  • HaroldJohnson called into suggest the 3Ivx Codec and to take a look at FreeVlog. 8BitJake and Harold also started talking about recording video from the PSP and how that could be done. No real solution was reached so if you have an idea you can post it here.
  • Jason has a two hour commute into New York City and wanted a recommendation for a Tablet PC to use on the train. Chris really only suggests IBM (Lenovo) Tablets said that IBM is going to be releasing a new higher resolution tablet within a few months and it will probably be worth waiting for. Jason asked IBM’s service and Chris has gone through it twice and hasn’t had any problems obtaining service at all with them.
  • usrbingeek asked if there is anything better to run in place of Chitika Ads as an alternative to Google’s Adsense Ads. Chris is using a custom script on his sites that is parsing some of his own RSS feeds and displaying them formatted exactly like Google Ad Sense ads. This way he is at least keeping the users on his site when Google Adsense ads are unable to be displayed.

Ask Leo

Hamachi – Connecting machine-to-machine simply and securely, across the ‘net. Links and other resources at http://ask-leo.com/hamachi_a_simple_vpn.html

Sites Mentioned Tonight

usrbingeek 21:00, 19 Jan 2006 (PST)

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