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Violent Femmes In San Diego

I went to the Violent Femmes concert after the races at the Del Mar Fairgrounds last night (Friday).  It was an awesome, high energy show.  The pure talent and passion of this band is very under rated IMHO.

But I'm getting too old ... the crowd was very young and being youthful (ie. anonying the old farts who first saw this band before many of them were out of diapers), and the level of the sound left a ringing hum in my right ear that hasn't gone away yet. 

Nice pictures on flickr - including this one.  It looks like their music is available on Rhino.

Podcast Directory News

Dave Winer has announced that he is willing to support a new community based podcast directory similar to the original one we had when this wild ride all got started.

Myself and other members of are solidly behind this idea, and have agreed to donate $200 to the effort.

UPDATE: The number has jumped from $200 to $250.

Dan Klass 'No Offense' Bitterest Pill Podcast

Dan Klass is apparently taking a break (ETA TBD) from The Bitterst Pill podcast to sort out some stuff associated with how transparent he can and can't be on his podcast.

I created a sample non-offensive version of what his podcast would be like if he did a podcast that didn't offend, torque, tweak, sour, etc. someone. 

It unfortunately also highlights the significant impact such an approach would have on those of us that enjoy his humor, satire, story telling ability, delivery, perspective, opinion, etc.

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Light Posting - Heavy Tagging

Sorry for the light posting.  I've been really swamped.  It is good to be professionally and personally swamped. I don't feel overwhelmed.  Just busy.

I have been come quite a fan of over the last couple of weeks.

Since I use about four different Internet accessible computers during my average day, I was having link history and data repository issues.  I noticed an extension for for Firefox and that has been the catalyst for using it.  How do you use

IE 7 Beta 3 Doesn't Work With Vista Beta 2 Build 5384

I got an error trying to install IE 7 Beta 3 on Vista Beta 2 Build 5384.   The installer said - "Your operating system is not supported by this package."

Kinda funny ... [UPDATE: I'm a dork ... I tried to install the Windows XP version on Vista. Duh!]

BTW ... Vista Beta 2 Build 5384 and Office System Beta 2 Kit 2007 (both from MSDN) are installed on my Toshiba M4 Tablet PC.  So far I've enjoyed the new UI changes with Word and with Outlook. 

The UI changes in Visita are nice and flashy.  Tablet functions are even more impressive after about 1 hour of moving around and just doing standard stuff.  No OneNote testing yet.

Junxion Box Testing - Broadband Wireless Networking

One of my many tasks at work is to try out the latest and greatest in being able to stay connected to Internet no matter where I'm at in the United States.

One of the things I have been wanting to test for a while is the Junxion Box  JB-110b (Ethernet & Wi-Fi LAN) with both support for Cingular/AT&T and Verizon, and on Wednesday of last week it came in.  It works with the 2 Cingular cards I have, and and also the new EVDO card.

So, my intial testing is very positive.  One thing I need to do is check the firewall router option to use one of the Ethernet ports to be on a wired broadband connection like DSL/Cable, and then utilize the broadband wireless card as backup if the main connection goes out.  This sounds great for a continuity of business setup.

Questions? Here is a picture from the back.

UPDATE: It seems like someone at Gnomedex must of had on of these broadband routers.  I noticed recent traffic on the topic from Doc Searls, and Dave Winer.

Sign-Up for RSS Feeds from Firefox to Newsgator Inbox

I would love for a way to sign up to an RSS feed via Firefox directly into Newsgator Inbox (Microsoft Outlook plugin) on my Toshiba M400 Tablet PC.

Anyone know a way?  Am I just a bad Google searcher?!?

UPDATE: Thanks to Kevin Devin, I did some more searching directly in the Newsgator forums and found an answer.

Missing Pieces for MindJet's MindManager on Mac

I have been trying to do more and more with MindManager on the Macintosh the last couple of days because I wanted to migrate from OmniOutliner to MindManger for doing Jersey Boys Podcast pre-production and show notes on my iBook.

Some things that I really like on the Windows version of MindManager appear to be missing.  They include:

The integration of the Windows version with Office, especially with Outlook, is also something I use a great deal on Windows but that is pretty platform specific, and I can forgive that.

But the other ones are pretty important for future releases, especially the rich web content to other browsers and operating systems.

On a side note, as a Beta test of MindManager for the Macintosh I didn't see these missing features because I guess I didn't really do a great job as a Beta tester.  I'll need to make sure the next time I sign up to Beta test, I actually have a proposed plan in my mind for really using the tool other than installation and mild canned testing.