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Archive for December 2007

Episode 12 – 2007: The Year In Review

This week we take a look back at the year 2007 and list a few events that both changed and shaped the present state of the IT industry.

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Intro 2:21

News and Comment segment 2:58
The United States Department of Transportation announced new rules to limit the transport of lithium batteries on commercial aircraft to take effect beginning January 1.

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AOL announced last week that it will end development of Netscape Navigator.

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Intro to Review 1:41
Another year is at an end and what a year it was! Full of optimism and hope, pessimism and disappointment and everything in between. The tech world had peaks, plains and potholes all throughout the year and sometimes all at once.

This week we will take a look back at the year 2007 and list a few events that both changed and shaped the present state of the IT industry. You may laugh and you may cry or you may simply roll your eyes. But on one thing you will probably agree. It was a year that was all its own. Now, sit back, relax, and reflect as we take a final look back at 2007 – The Year In Review.

The Year In Review 15:06

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Episode 11 – We Fix You

This week we talk with Shane Bell and learn how he created a new services directory called wefixyou.com overnight, how he plans to profit from it and how you can profit from it too by using it to market your business by using the new dot com called We Fix You.

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Intro 2:03

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Geek News Central hosted the first 24 hour podcast marathon in December to raise money for the One Laptop Per Child program. The Force Field was invited to participate and I signed on as a guest for half an hour from 10:30 PM to 11 PM Eastern. You can download the segments at www.24hrpodcast.com. The Force Field is discussed in segment 16.

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Microsoft issued a warning last week advising users of a bug in Microsoft Windows Home Server that corrupts files used by certain applications. For more information reference Microsoft KB article 946676.

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This week we are going to talk to Shane Bell and learn how he created a new services directory called wefixyou.com overnight, how he plans to profit from it and how you can profit from it too by using it to market your business by using the new dot com called We Fix You.

Shane Bell Interview 21:13

Wrap up and Close :46

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Episode 10 – What’s Your Favorite Tool? Redux

This week we talk with four techs and ask what tool they use the most and why they depend on that tool to get the job done.

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Intro 3:51

News and Comment segment 3:53
The Force Field will be part of the first 24 hour podcast hosted by Geek News Central this week to raise money for charity. On December 21st at 6 AM Hawaiian Standard Time, Todd Cochrane, the host of the Geek News Central podcast, will start a live and interactive event that will last 24 hours. The event will raise money for the One Laptop Per Child program. Beginning December 21, 2007 Todd Cochrane will stream live from his Hawaii based Studio on www.Ustream.TV and will have interactive talk on www.TalkShoe.com. Rick Savoia, host of The Force Field podcast, is scheduled on as a guest from 10:30 to 11:00 PM Eastern.

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Microsoft announced it would release a Release Candidate for Windows XP Service Pack 3 for download to the public on its web site December 18. Microsoft indicated that Service Pack 3 will be the last for Windows XP.

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Intro to Calls 1:27
This week we are going to poll the Providers and find out what tools they use and rely on the most to get the job done. We’ll discuss their preferences and why they depend on that tool to complete the job to their customer’s and their own satisfaction.

Renee Call 3:11
Chris Call 2:28
Kapi Call 1:33
Todd Call 8:53

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Episode 9 – You Know Jack

This week we talk with Jack Barcroft, learn about his early days with OnForce, talk about his radio show and hear his views of where the IT service industry is heading in the next few years.

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Intro 3:51

News and Comment segment 3:53
Geek News Central plans to host the first 24 hour podcast marathon to raise money for the One Laptop Per Child program. Beginning December 21, 2007 Todd Cochrane will stream live from his Hawaii based Studio on www.Ustream.TV and will have interactive talk on www.TalkShoe.com.

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Microsoft pulled its Free Vista and Office offer in its Windows Feedback Program December 11. The company said the reason for the early cancellation of the free offer was because “it had exhausted the supply of software”.

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Intro to Interview 1:27
From field service technician to Territory Sales Manager for OnForce, one would think Jack Barcroft has done it all. Now he is co-host of an new internet radio talk show called The Will and Jack Show. This week we are going to meet Jack Barcroft, learn about his early days with OnForce, talk about his radio show and hear his views of where the IT service industry is heading in the next few years.

Jack Barcroft Interview 20:56

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