Dr. Bill.TV #227 – Video – “The Reverse Angry Birds in Space Edition”

Angry Birds plush toys! Changes in netcast RSS Feeds. TPN Newspaper: a new site feature! Angry Birds in Space! The evolution of the Windows logo, GSotW for Linux: DragonDisk! How to set up Amazon S3 and Cloudfront for progressive download for video! Sponsor: GoToMeeting Conferencing with HD Faces: Simple Online Collaboration – http://bit.ly/xp4FFv

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Dr. Bill.TV #227 – Audio – “The Reverse Angry Birds in Space Edition”

Angry Birds plush toys! Changes in netcast RSS Feeds. TPN Newspaper: a new site feature! Angry Birds in Space! The evolution of the Windows logo, GSotW for Linux: DragonDisk! How to set up Amazon S3 and Cloudfront for progressive download for video! Sponsor: GoToMeeting Conferencing with HD Faces: Simple Online Collaboration – http://bit.ly/xp4FFv

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Geek Software of the Week: Linux Edition: DragonDisk!

Yes, DragonDisk was a GSotW for Windows, but this week I am trumpeting it as a Linux program as well! I have a video demo of it on this week’s Netcast (coming soon!)

DragonDisk Linux Edition

“DragonDisk is a file-management system for the Amazon S3 Service.

DragonDisk will backup, share and organize your data thanks to an intuitive interface similar to Windows Explorer’s.

Its functions and conviviality will persuade you from the start, whether you are an amateur or a professional user.”

The Evolution of the Windows Logo!

Windows 8 LogoThe evolution of the Windows logo is interesting. I guess my originally being an Art major in college makes me more interested in this than some. But hey, it is kinda neat to see where we have been, and where we are going! See the full story at the link below to see the logos and the story!

Redesigning the Windows Logo

“We have said that Windows 8 is a complete reimagination of the Windows operating system. Nothing has been left unexplored, including the Windows logo, to evaluate how it held up to modern PC sensibilities. The Windows logo is a strong and widely recognized mark but when we stepped back and analyzed it, we realized an evolution of our logo would better reflect our Metro style design principles and we also felt there was an opportunity to reconnect with some of the powerful characteristics of previous incarnations.

We had a very short list of agencies that we wanted to work with on the redesign of the logo and were thrilled when Pentagram agreed to join us in the project. Pentagram’s illustrious history speaks for itself, but we were particularly attracted to their sense of classic graphic design which fit well with our Metro design principles.

Early in the development cycle for Windows 8, in a conference room on the Microsoft campus, we assembled a kick off meeting with Paula Scher, Michael Beirut and Daniel Weil from Pentagram and a few designers and marketing leaders from Windows and across the company. The team spent a full day sharing some of the Metro style design philosophy; the Windows brand history and values as well as graphic design and technology industry trends.”

Pigs (and Angry Birds) in Space!

Angry BirdsYES! USA Today had an article that combines two of my favorite things, Space, and Angry Birds! How cool is that?

‘Angry Birds’ blast off into ‘Space’

“Having conquered smartphones and tablets, the hit casual title Angry Birds ventures off to a new frontier: Space.

Studio Rovio has announced they will launch the game Angry Birds Space on March 22.

According to a blog post on Rovio’s official website, Angry Birds Space is a “completely new game with innovative new gameplay, but with some of the familiar Angry Birds elements that fans already know and love.”

The post says the game will launch “simultaneously in mobile gaming, animation, retail and publishing,” but it does not provide details on which devices will support it.

Angry Birds Space already has an official website with an image of a slingshot on the Moon overlooking Earth.

With the game moving into space, it begs the question whether gravity will play a role in the physics-based game, which requires players to wipe out a group of enemy pigs by flinging birds with a slingshot.

And the shift in location seems appropriate considering its meteoric rise following launch in 2009 for Apple’s iOS platform. Last November, Rovio revealed the franchise had crossed a half-billion downloads.”

Dr. Bill.TV #226 – Video – “The MUMPS and Missing ORB Edition”

The news that I’m interested in. The ‘M’ language, how to add the new TWiT Channel to your Roku! Amazon may be planning a nine inch Kindle Fire! Yes, Virginia, there will be a Start Button in Windows 8! Geek Web Site of the Week: Free Video Coding! — Sponsor: MozyPro Online Backup: Simple, Automatic & Secure Backup – Code word = PODCAST15 saves you 15% – http://bit.ly/mozypod1 — Sponsor: GoToMeeting Conferencing with HD Faces: Simple Online Collaboration – http://bit.ly/xp4FFv

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Dr. Bill.TV #226 – Audio – “The MUMPS and Missing ORB Edition”

The news that I’m interested in. The ‘M’ language, how to add the new TWiT Channel to your Roku! Amazon may be planning a nine inch Kindle Fire! Yes, Virginia, there will be a Start Button in Windows 8! Geek Web Site of the Week: Free Video Coding! — Sponsor: MozyPro Online Backup: Simple, Automatic & Secure Backup – Code word = PODCAST15 saves you 15% – http://bit.ly/mozypod1 — Sponsor: GoToMeeting Conferencing with HD Faces: Simple Online Collaboration – http://bit.ly/xp4FFv

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Geek Web Site of the Week: Free Video Coding!

So, sometimes you need to embed a video on a web page, or create a “pop-up” window to show a video. This site has an on-line wizard that will generate the code for you!

Free Video Coding Web Site

“Get free video codes, embed your video and audio clips — now!

How do you embed videos? Get free video codes from FreeVideoCoding.com. Just answer simple questions and we create custom html video codes based on your answers. Our free video codes are guaranteed to work with all your video clips and audio clips. Works with all media: wmv, mov, swf, flv, rm, even mpeg and avi. Easily post videos on web pages, blogs, videoblogs, MySpace, Craigslist, E-Bay, LiveJournal, Friendster and more.”

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