Monday, July 11, 2005

Arizona School Will Not Use Textbooks (

How awesome is this? This is how I see our schools going if they would just accept the future:

A school in Arizona will be the first school in the state to go completely wireless and use laptops in class. On-line texts and white papers will make up their reading material.

read more | digg story

Thursday, July 07, 2005

From Digg: Bomb Atttack in London?

Don't know much, just switched on the TV, London tube system as apprently been shut down.Two tubes have crashed, A Bomb has blown up a bus, thats about all i know. Link goes to BBC. I don't know if it was a terrorist attack, but we'll see.

read more | digg story

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Tech To You

Recently I have found myself drawn into what seems to be the latest craze in technology; the ability to retrieve audio and video content straight from the internet. While this sounds like something that we have had for a while now I am referring to two specific aspects of this, Podcasts and IPTV.

Podcast is just a tech term for basically radio shows (though most are just normal people recording shows on their computers, think pirate radio) that can be subscribed to and a program on your PC retrieves them for you as new programs you subscribe to are released. The term itself is a reference to the Apple iPod MP3 player but any mp3 player will work. You can also burn the files to CD and listen in a regular CD player which is the method I am using until I can get some problems with the input into my car radio worked out. Some of the shows I listen to are This Week in Tech (, a technology discussion show, and Dragonpage (, a fantasy literature discussion show. The best way to subscribe to podcasts is to use a program such as ipodder though Apple has just released a new version of their itunes program that may be more user friendly for nontechnical users ( I also want to mention another awesome type of podcast; audio books. These audio books are audio books that you can subscribe to and every week a the next chapter of the book is pulled down to your PC. You can find some of these books at Hopefully more content will be made available in this format.

IPTV is an even cooler technology in my opinion. Basically you have people recording shows and making them available for download on the internet. Some great examples of this are Systm (, CommandN (, and From the Shadows ( While all of these shows are technology related I believe that there is a lot of potential in this technology for other types of shows to be made available in the future. This is especially true for shows that major networks seem to be avoiding (I will avoid the inevitable rant on "reality TV"... Anyway, check out both of these technologies, I am sure you will find something that you like.

Saturday, June 25, 2005


Wow! Three months with no posts. I will get better I promise. Work has been insanely busy along with everything else I have going on. One day I will be able to actually write some of the technology articles that I think up but do not seem to have the time to actually write.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Montana View

Montana View
Originally uploaded by taltoz.
Just thought I would share another Montana pic while I am finishing up a real post. Enoy...

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Once A Month...

Boy am I bad at this. As honorable as my intentions are I just never
get a round to writing here. Don't give up hope though I have an
writeup I want to do on podcasting and it's implications for media
devices such as PocketPCs in addition to some product reviews I need
to get to. Stick around.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Montana Sunset

Montana Sunset
Originally uploaded by taltoz.
I wanted to test out the new flickr setup so here is a picture from our families spot in Montana. I have not seen it in person yet but hope to one day soon.