LN-QRM #47: Slow News Week

Recorded: 22 April 2012

Hosts: Barry J, Barty & Michael


Happy Earth Day
Rain, rain and more needed rain!
Michael’s wife, Chris, finally has girls long weekend out (yes, that means he’s Mr. mom this week) 220 – 221, whatever it takes….
The foxes are back
Michael has been on the road most of the week
New Skype version for Mac, status not working right on top tool bar?
Microsoft releases Skype 1.0 for Windows Phone
fb buys instagram for $1 billion
Dick Clark Passed away
Levon Helm of The Band also passed away
Greg Ham from Men at Work
Gibb brother came out of a coma
IBM Demos Uber Battery That ‘Breathes’
Michael tried to fix his horse trailer lights…. only to find(!)
Michael’s pickup cap
Torvalds receives 2012 Millennium Technology Prize
*** OMG – IT finally happened!
Xbox Live!
Michael really needs a hair cut!

Musical Guest: Corey Koehler with “Why Wait”

Theme Song: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Hit the Ground Running”

LN-QRM #46: Another one bytes the dust

Recorded: 15 April 2012

Hosts: Jash, Barry J & Michael


Black flies!!! (I’ve been bit twice in the last week – Michael)
First Brew – First Taste: Mmmmmmm Good!
Call of Duty match: Teen Camp 10,000, Geezer Patrol 0
Michael needs another headset for XBox – so he can hear too!
Epic Mountain Bike Ride – First tick of the season.
iPhone4 for ride camera? Well maybe if Michael puts it in a better spot….
Riding along, then RunKeeper gave Michael a ride update, the time, and he went, “Oh Crap!”
The Quietest Place on Earth Can Drive You Mad in Less Than an Hour
Secret history of the near-construction of a lifesized Starship Enterprise in downtown Las Vegas
‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Reveals Town That Inspired Springfield
Want to Broadcast Live? Livestream Makes It Cheaper With New Hardware
Modular sleep pods invading 2012 Olympics’ data centers
Apple says ebook price fixing charges are ‘simply not true

Musical Guest:
Chasing Claymores with “Well Played, Mauer”

Theme Song: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Hit the Ground Running”


Recorded: 8 April 2012

Hosts: Jash, Barry J, Barty & Michael


Weather report
Spring is here! Michael’s sons helped him swap the hard top for the rag top on the Jeep!
Michael is temporarily pulling all the radio gear from said Jeep 🙁
The Masters in 3D
Mike Wallace passed away at 93
Sergey Brin Takes Project Glass Out of Google’s Lab
Russians developing mind-altering electromagnetic “zombie” gun
How many iPhone app developers can Microsoft buy? – Apple 2.0
Wikipedia updates mobile apps, drops Google Maps for OpenStreetMap
Beer Ambulance
Brew update
Utica Club Brewery
Android this week: Instagram arrives
Researchers Confirm Flashback Trojan Infects 600,000 Macs
Michael has officially started Spring Cleaning
Cleaned out and prepped the Horse Trailer
Michael’s Afternoon Mountain BIke ride! (And his first trip over the handlebars this year, ooops)
XBOX group play? Michael’s military advisors(i.e the boyz) are asking…
Michael’s pedal boat conversion project

Musical Guest: Doug Astrop with “Long Goodbyes”

Theme Song: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Hit the Ground Running”

LN-QRM #44: It shouldn’t be this hard

Recorded: 1 April 2012

Hosts: Jash, Barry J, Barty and Michael


Bear Stories
First brew update
Power out again! (Every time I leave town)
Angry Birds Space blasts off with 10M downloads in 3 days
Theatres, yesterday and today
Watched a movie shot in Copper Harbor —Escanaba in Da Moonlight— fun movie!
PhotoShop Touch
iBarty has the new Apple TV3 and iPad3, er, um iPad.
Went for run on mountain bike trails, trees down everywhere. (From storm that took out power) and played CodeRunner
I Hate Dialysis  http://www.ihatedialysis.com
Is this finally proof we’re NOT causing global warming?
Another meteor passing close to the Earth
Freighters back on the Big Lake (marinetraffic.com)
Hmmmm, Verizon has shortened Michael’s wife’s contract phone upgrade to October this year, out of the blue. Maybe there’s a phone that might come out around then?
Installed new ROKU 2 for relative while on last trip to IL. Installation went “mostly” well.
Roku has excellent support!
Michael’s oldest son is in Disney World right now…

Musical Guest: Codie Prevost with “Cruising Song”

Theme Song: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Hit the Ground Running”