TechBytes Audiocast

Going live next week! 1/2 of TechBytes!

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I’ll be taking TechBytes solo (or at least a portion of it) next week.  This is due to me awaiting my rig and Chrome OS not yet having the facility for me to deal with live audio/conversation in a manner that works with the my esteemed co-host.

With that in mind, I am trying out a service that will allow me to take TechBytes live. I’ll be available to comment on live remarks put into the comments section of the audio-feed.

I’ll be giving further details once I’ve got my system tested on this service, but in the meantime, if you have something you wish me to address (or indeed would like to make sure your point gets addressed) then drop me an email, tweet, carrier pigeon message and I’ll do my best to address it.

I expect Roy can put the results of this live episode into a TechBytes show in the future, so if you miss it, you’ll undoubtedly be able to hear it later.

I would also like to thank you for all the emails, tweets, Diasps? G+’s and retweets regarding previous Techbytes episodes.

Now its late, I’ve signed off Twitter, I’ve finally managed to a little work done and its time to retire for the evening.

TechBytes Episode 88: Hardware, Games, and Emulation

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I had the pleasure of co-hosting with Dr Schestowitz for episode 88 of the show.  There was much talked about, from gaming to Micronet (Remember that?) and how to make a sound like Pacman in your ear.  We also discuss ET being dug up in a desert in New Mexico (just not in the way you think).

All this and much more…..

Listen to my dulcet tones almost blowing the mic in a combination of bad microphone placement and poor audio editing skills!

You can find the entire show at the Techright’s site:

http://techrights.org/2014/04/27/techbytes-episode-88/

 

TechBytes Episode 87: Catching up With Surveillance (NSA, GCHQ et al.)

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It’s been far too long since I presented with Dr Schestowitz on the TechBytes show.  Over the last year many things have changed, most notably that I am now almost completely living my digital life in the Cloud.  On that note we cover topics relating to surveillance, GCHQ and why you’ve already given up your right to privacy as soon as you come on-line.  Want to know more? Listen in!  This is one of a series of shows covering a topic which could not be dealt with in a 1 hour slot.

You can visit the umbrella BytesMedia here or go straight to the TechBytes episode here.

 

Tim.

bytes4free@googlemail.com

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 77 – 06/11/12 – “Greedy Car Thieves”

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Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

Another episode from myself and Roy.  In this show we focus around an interview with the developers of the Indi game “Greedy Car Thieves”.

From Roy’s Site:

Today’s show is primarily dedicated to a video/computer game called Greedy Car Thieves (GCT), which is similar to Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 2. We talked to two of the game’s developers. Tim has played the game and Roy tried to install it but faced a dependency barrier. We spoke with the developers about the technical aspects of the game, distribution of the game through various channels including the Humble Bundle, and we also spoke about licence in the context of compiling for Linux. Later in the show there was a long discussion about dirty tricks against Linux and its proponents. This discussion was focused on Microsoft. After the interview we play “It’s Because of People Like You” by Obi Best and at the end of the show we play “Washington Heights” by Glenn White’s Sacred Machines.

You can download/stream the latest episode over on Roy’s site: http://techrights.org/2012/11/06/techbytes-episode-77/

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
Skype: tim.openbytes
I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.

TechBytes is back for episode 76! – It’s been far too long.

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The TechBytes show returns!

Today’s show deals with Amazon in Ubuntu, Vista 8, Apple vs. Samsung, search engines, games including Valve, and a variety of other topics. At the end we added the track “Misery Loves Company” by The Lovemakers.

http://techrights.org/2012/11/05/techbytes-episode-76/

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com

Skype: tim.openbytes

Double audio extravaganza! – Two shows in two days!

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Yes, over the last two days I’ve been invited on the Crivins show (w/ Gordon) and managed to record the TechBytes show too.   Sadly let down by the quality which I am blaming squarely on Skype ;)

So without further ado, here are the links:

http://www.unseenstudio.co.uk/casts/crivins/episode-11 – For my guest appearance on Crivins

http://techrights.org/2012/04/13/techbytes-episode-67/ – For the TechBytes show (hosted over on Roy’s site)

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
Skype: tim.openbytes

TechBytes Audiocast – Back for 2012! – A pre-Year 2 broadcast!

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Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Rusty (The Show that Sux)

TechBytes is back for 2012, Rusty is here and with the whole crew ready to go, we bring to 50 minutes or so of auditory lovelyness.

Since this is a pre-Year 2 show, we are mostly taking a look back at 2011, its tech and news.  In the show we look at:

Xbox 360 – If you don’t live in the states, the reality of its “popularity”  is a very different picture.  We take a look in particular at Australia where the sales figures show that 360 is being left behind by PS3.  Great news for Sony, another chair going the journey for Microsoft.

Android, Iphone and source code – We discuss and I ask the question, since when has the mainstream consumer ever cared about source code, or even knows what the term means? Now that Android is established, are “geek advocates” really needed?

Unfair comparisons between Android and iPhone?

Linux on devices – A mention made of Raspberry Pi and its apparent beta success on ebay!

All this and more crammed into around 50 minutes!

We took the opportunity to listen to your views about what you would like in the show.  The main points that stood out as far as I was concerned:

1. No music

2. Under 1hour in length

3. More diversity in the subjects with a focus on patent issues but a more general consideration given to tech also.

You can download the episode over on TechRights and as always, if you have any suggestions, want to be a guest or merely want to abuse us, feel free to email, comment, rant or shake fist at sky.

http://techrights.org/2012/01/07/techbytes-episode-66/

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
Skype: tim.openbytes
I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.