A New “Dr. Bill” Podcast – The Doctor’s “Bad Tech Day!” #18

Because it is time… it is out! A new episode!

Dr. Bill Podcast – 18 – (01/07/06)
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Dr. Bill has another “Bad Tech Day!”, The VERY BAD Microsoft Exploit of the Windows WMF Metafile problem, Geek Software of the Week: Portable OpenOffice!, Will Google get into PC Hardware… rumor, refuted by Darkmoon from LUX.ET.UMBRA, will YOU trust Blu-ray from Sony?, the Muppets Mahna Mahna Song and things that get stuck in your head!, the saga of Dr. Bill’s very bad Tech Day… and week!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Dr. Bill Podcast for the New Year! #17

Dr. Bill Podcast – 17 – (01/01/06)
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Intro – Happy New Year!, Time Warner Cable Broadband rocks!, Comcast Connection Blues, Link to the video by Three Dead Trolls, “Every OS Sucks”

Every OS Sucks Video

The First Video Game: SpaceWar! (1960 on the DEC PDP/11), The Sad Irony of SCO, more evil than Microsoft!, Virus Poses as a Leaked MSN Messenger Beta!, Peter Quinn, CIO of Massachusetts, announced that he will resign, effective in January, from his post, due to flack that he has gotten for standing up for the OpenDocument standard, Women Now Out-Number Men On-Line, Windows WMF metafile flaw allows system compromising behavior, Star Trek: TNG “Beep” Badges in the corporate world, Return of the Commmand Prompt!, Microsoft creates “Monad” to add Windows shell scripting… Ad-Ware Writers take advantage of the Windows Exploit! (By the way, turns out I WAS right about SCO Xenix, check out this quote: “SCO produced XENIX, an Intel 8088 port of AT&T Unix System III with some BSD-like enhancements, in 1983.” Good memory, huh?!?) HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Christmas Edition of the Dr. Bill Podcast! #16

Merry Christmas!!! The Dr. Bill – The Computer Curmudgeon Podcast is ready for you!
Dr. Bill Podcast – 16 – (12/24/05)
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Google antes up 1 BILLION for AOL, a small victory for Mozilla and Firefox… the RSS icon!, No IE for Macs!, What to buy as a Christmas present for the Geek in your life, PC virii… we may not be as safe as we think, Geek Software of the Week: PopTray!, Microsoft releases a new Lornhorn Beta, the first update is out for OpenOffice 2.0!, Seagate Buys Maxtor for ~$2 Billion!, Is StarTrek.com dying?, Symantec Norton Anti-Virus flaw, Spyware infection leads to EVEN MORE Spyware infections, “Santa IM Worm…” installs Rootkit payload, the Dell Firefox installation rumor confirmed!, Who’s Afraid of the Ten Commandments?, Fun Things to Do With a USB Thumbdrive!, NetBSD Version 3.0 is Out… and it supports the Zen multi-OS software!

Dr. Bill Podcast for this week! #15

This week’s podcast is “in the can!”

Dr. Bill Podcast – 15 – (12/16/05)
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(I had to re-engineer the audio after the fact… sorry for the “just OK” audio quality! LONG Story!) Bad Nietzche Quote!, Early Edition (Friday Evening), Geek Software of the Week: 7-Zip, Shareware authors deserve their money!, Shareware vs. Open Source, all the formats 7zip will unpack, Linux loves KDE, so he has an opinion, leave him alone!, different window managers for Linux, CGI Image that looks like a real photograph!, Movies without human actors aren’t far off, as are video games that are photorealistic!, “Easter Egg” in OpenOffice 2.0!, Microsoft patch for IE is out, fixes the fix for the Song BMG Rootkit!, 3000 Swiss servers move to Linux!, Slowing down and stopping light!, Quantum Computers, Anti-Spyware uses Rootkit technology… what do YOU think about it?, Hints about what coming… Star Wars and Bunnies?, Dell attempts a secret Open Source trial, M$ is evil!, M$ forces “Microsoft-Only” policies, another hint about bunnies, the coolest Geek Software EVER!, VPN for peer-to-peer, Star Wars done in 30 seconds by bunnies… yeah. Bunnies are fast. Until next week!

Episode #14 of “Dr. Bill!”

A new podcast just for you!

Dr. Bill Podcast – 14 – (12/10/05)
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Penguins invade a Microsoft event!, “Podcast” is the word of the year for 2005, Open Source Clip Art – free with no royalties!, M$ gets slapped with a fine for their evil ways… $32 million!, Geek Software of the Week – “ClamWin” and “Winpooch,” Personalize your Firefox Browser, Rootkits are evil!, check out the first web page EVER!, Firefox unpatched flaw, memories of computers past and 8 gig DIMMs!

Dr. Bill Podcast # 13!

Dr. Bill Podcast – 13 – (12/03/05)
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New mic with stand and mic pre-amp, my birthday was this past week (the “big 50”), Firefox web browser 1.5 is out!, Microsoft’s terrible Internet Explorer flaw and an evil exploit that compromises your system and downloads malware, Firefox’s new web site, kudos to Firefox users on our site!, giving out “net tickets” to clueless users that misuse network resources, a “face transplant” in France that mimics the movie “Faceoff”, how does a face transplant compare to “zombie dogs?”,Google G-Mail adds free anti-virus!, benefits of web based e-mail, I don’t click on attachments, “thumbs up” to Google!, benefits of a “free” Internet, Bellsouth “big wig” seeks to charge for net speed, rant on evil Internet schemes!, by the way, Bellsouth is evil anyway!… they have always treated me badly, even when they were Southern Bell, why I went with VoIP when I moved back to Greensboro recently (through Road Runner), Internet Explorer flaw (again), I always install Firefox on customer systems, send me e-mails with questions and problems you may be having on your system (drbill [at] drbill.tv), …stupid user tricks!

Dr. Bill Podcast #12!

Dr. Bill Podcast – 12 – (11/27/05)
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The audio on this one is BAD! I had microphone pre-amp problems… I will try and get it fixed this week!

Show Notes:
Microphone problems and moving issues, hint: label your transformers to match your equipment, transformer melt down, forgive my shouting, Bill Gates attempts to call Open Source “communist”, the FBI, Sex tapes and attachments, don’t click on attachments, Microsoft is willing to lie to “dis” Linux, 71% of the web server market is Linux, Xbox 360 is out and it is crashing, doctors “pushing drugs” and “Big Pharma”, cholesterol level targets changing to suit drug companies, audio from “The Drugs I Need” cartoon, stay off drugs, Microsoft anti-spyware and the Sony DRM Rootkit, Geek Software of the Week: MP3myMP3, record anything that your computer can play and locate all audio files!

This Week’s “Dr. Bill” Podcast is HERE! #11

Dr. Bill Podcast – 11 – (11/19/05)
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Geek Software of the Week – TVTad, Numb3rs TV Show, … explanation of BitTorrent, discussion of IPTV, Tech News, including: Will Spyware become Illegal?, Will we live hundreds of years by gene tweaking?, I am moving back to Greensboro from Jamestown, more Tech News Stories: Sony DRM Update, Warner Bros. will release 100 episodes of old TV shows for free on IPTV, use of AJAX technology on the web, Squirrel Speak de-coded! Dr. Steven Hawking’s health improves, Hint/Tip: Strong Password Generator for WPA Wireless Router Safety.

Dr. Bill Podcast #10!

Dr. Bill Podcast – 10 – (11/13/05)
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Podcast was delayed by my son’s debate tournament in Charlotte (traveling again!), Blog Entries: Linux Really is More Secure Than Windows!, New Power Source Defies Physics!, Tip on the Fly: Oops! A BAD tip… more research is required, The Sony Rootkit/DRM issue, Geek Software of the Week: TrueCrypt, Best Purchased Anti-Spyware Program, Answer to a Letter on a topic from the last Podcast!

The Podcast! (Better Late than Not at All!) #9

Dr. Bill Podcast – 9 – (11/06/05)
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Questions & Answers: Phishing vs. Pharming, Nice Letter and Donation, Steve Gibson, grc.com, SpinRite, Shield’s Up, Protecting Against Third-Party Cookies, Personal Laser Pistol!, The Solar System Shown to Scale!, SpamPoison and Revenge on Spammers, Dr. Bill applies to join TechPodcasts.com, Ranking on PodcastAlley.com, Geek Software of the Week: OpenSong!

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