The last has not been said about the Apad.

Little bit of an update today about the Irobot Apad we talked about in previous episodes. The ‘review’ article I wrote is now featured in the latest edition of the “full Circle Magazine”. A free Electronic Ezine about Ubuntu. If you haven’t had a chance to read through a copy of this excellent magazine, be sure to head over to www.fullcirclemagazine.org and pick up the latest edition. The magazine features easy howto’s and informative articles about Ubuntu Linux (and some other derivatives). So make sure you check it out.


On another note I’ve found a great little screencast on Youtube called “ItouchIreview”. I got in ‘touch’ with this guy completely by accident when I sold the Irobot Apad on a Belgian bargain site. This is a 15 year old brilliant kid with his OWN video podcast ! His video quality is fantastic, production quality is great, and his English is awesome ! I also suggest you check out his channel on youtube.

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Bye Bye Windows ?

One of the few moments I require Windows in my (personal) life, is ironically, when I need to support OTHER windows users. I

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Nosillacon III 31st of August 2010.

 

Are you a fan of the Nosillacast Podcast ? The technology podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias, hosted by the fantastic Allison Sheridan  and her husband Steve ? Want to meet , greet and shake hands with them ? Or perhaps you want to get your chance to even meet US in real life ? 🙂 Well , here is your chance. In the final stage of their “European Tour” the crew behind the Nosillacast Podcast is dropping by Belgium for a few days. Together with Knightwise.com we’ve setup NOSILLACON III, A informal get-together between the Knightwise.com and Nosillacast listeners who might want to meet the faces behind the voices. On August 31st we’ll be in the Central Trainstation in Antwerp starting from 1700 hours. The Starbucks is going to be the place to get together. So , if you want to come ? Let us know by signing up for the event on Facebook via THIS link.

If you haven’t heard of the Nosillacast podcast : Head on over to All and her gang.

 

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Live Recording Schedule : KC0041 : "The Kiosk" + Q&A.

Since we had so much fun last time, and I have miraculously acquired 3 free hours in my weekend from underneath some fold in the space time continuum, its time to do another LIVE Knightcast. As opposed to last time, this one is going to be planned and scheduled so all of you have a chance to come on down and join the fun.  You can see the show being recorded LIVE and interact not only with the other guests in our chatroom, but also with ME ! Shoot in your questions via Skype (or if you are too shy) use the chat room to fire away.

 

 

Event :

  • Knightcast Episode 41 : Live recording.

Place :

Date :

  • Sunday August 1st 2010.

Time :

  • From 8 to 12 Am CET.

Schedule :

  • 8 am to 9 am : Music Matinee ( Dj Set and Party in the Chatroom)
  • 9 am to 11 am : Live Recording of Knightcast 41 : “The Kiosk” Building your personal information console.
  • Listener Q & A
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Kc240 : "Cycles and Stories".

For show 40 we take a break from the high-tech content we’ve focused on the last few episodes and take a little “interlude”. In light of tradition this is going to be another soundseeing tour where I take you along on my bike. We drive through the region where I live and listen to the birds chime as I tell you what i’m looking at. This time its your IMAGINATION that is going to work for you as you can close your eyes , lean back and hear me tell stories about NO-tech cycling adventures and some impressions of the beautiful Belgian countryside.

Shownotes.

  • Intro
  • A different show today.
  • The abandoned schoolhouse. (Google Maps)
  • Music : Mutiny on the Bounty, Vangelis (Youtube)
  • A little dirt road.
  • Packing up Hay, Inferno in the City.
  • Summer 17 by Ed Frank. 1990 (Wikipedia)
  • The first travels to France.
  • Music : Kyrie, Mister Mister (Youtube)
  • The trip to Basel, Cycling in the Rain.
  • Music : The Waterboys : Whole of the moon (Youtube)
  • Travels in Ireland. (Pictures)
  • Signoff
  • Music : Forever young, Alphaville (Youtube)
  • Sponsored by ZOOGUE Ipad Cases. www.zoogue.com

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Sansiveria's near light velocity.

It is more by accident then by choice that I’ve ended up in this perticular establishment. The initial idea to walk into town and have my coffee at my regular  place was cut short by the hand of somebodies god , as the heavens opened and released a substantial amount of rain, my short attire was not suited for.  So save for the prospect to drown while standing upright, or hopping into this “artefact” of a cafe, I chose the latter.


The actual bar in is cafe must have had it’s esthetical highlights somewhere inthe late seventies.
For it’s brown wood and yellowed white surfaces will without any doubt come into fashion again somewhere in 2030. Until then it bides it’s time covered by kitchlike knickknacks and last years calendar.  5 men make up the patrons of this establishment. None of them under the age of fifty, their cellphones probably only chiming in monotone ringtones. The ashtrays on the worn down tables with their tacky aluminium legs, betray this is the last outpost for the nicotine loving addicts. As they fumble their umphteenth cigarette bud into the tray they curse the government for banning smoking in bars and peer out the window.  Outside the rain falls onto wet and filthy streets, making the view as appealing as watching an old dog wretch. Far gone are the tropical tempatures of yesterday, today the weather paints the perfect backdrop of oblivion that is so present eye of the old man who beholds it.

It is like time gave up in here. It’s relentless pace having slowed down to a crawl somewhere in the eighties. Only the view outside and the attire of some of the guests make it obvious that the third millennium is ready to start puberty. Their are no computer screens, not even the digital display of a clock breaks the analogue singularity of this intriguing place.  One could imagine this cafe, moving through space at light speed, the perception of time dilated by velocities so close to the impossible. As relative time outside appears to speed up, the constant tick of the wall clock seems to slow down, lagging down the reality inside to a sigare smoked singularity.

I sit inside and revel in this unintentional authenticity. Tapping away at a device that will only be common knowledge to these people
somewhere in the latter half of the current year. I snicker because I kind off feel like a time traveler. Trapped in this pocked of the past amids the turmoils of the present.  Slowly the man across from me folds his newspaper and leaves behind an empty glass of
red wine. He swaggers tentitavely toward the exit, leaving his cash on he counter as he leaves. The bartender bids him farewell in the heavy dialect of the region. The world I know feels lightyears away in these surroundings.. But I can live with that for now.

My portable companion tries in vain to pick up a stray wifi signal to connect cyberspace. “But this,” the picture of laurel and hardy on the wall seems to speak, ” is hyperspace ! This is a temporal bubble moving at velocities faster then light, the temporal distortion transforming the present into a far flung future.”  Its a strange sentiment offered by a pair of comedians who sowed so much laughter in the days of black and white.

The sansiverias, their Leaves covered with old nicotine smoke, claw at the grey sky. Their sharp ends making them resemble an alien claw that tries to grasp the fleeting clouds. At a nearby table, a middle aged couple that just walked in, share a clumsy,akward attempt at romance. The sharp shreds of their past perturbing dangerously from every word they speak, from every touch they share. They to seem to find comfort in this temporal fold in space and time. The mismatched and outdated surroundings resembling a time where they were younger and free from the scars of oblivion.

The dissipating clouds seem to trigger my recall signal into temporal reality. As the sun starts to reflect on my far to glossy touchscreen I am reminded I have some errands to attend to. With mixed emotions I prepare to leave, choosing to ignore the discrete stares from some of the guests. Yet it leaves me to wonder who is the most fascinated with whom. I vow to return to this temporal anomaly again, for I have grown fond of how it is able to slow down the fast pace of my reality and gives me time to appreciate the sansiverias.

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Kc239 "Setting the Ipad Free".

In one of the more controversial and long awaited shows we talk about the IPAD. My first impressions on both hard and software, ways to use it in your daily life and more. Even more importantly we talk about how to set your ipad free from Steve Jobs proprietary surroundings and not have your Ipad be a 799 euro shopping cart. Pick up some open source ‘killroy 2.0″ tips to get the most out of your Ipad.

Shownotes

  • Intro
  • Buying the Ipad.
  • The Ipad in the grand scheme of things.
  • First impressions on Hardware.
  • The Ipad compared to the PRS-505 ebook reader from Sony.
  • First impressions on Software.
  • Music : Green Berret by Reyn. : Youtube Link.
  • The 799 euro Shopping Cart.
  • Doing more with the standard applications.
  • The 50 euro Challenge
  • Issh
  • Cloudreader
  • CameraA
  • Remote 4mp
  • Nimbuzz
  • Using Calibre to set your Ebooks Free
  • BBC and NPR newsapps
  • Tweetdeck etc.
  • Safari as a killer App.
  • What do I do with the Ipad
  • Is the Ipad Magical
  • Roundup and Signoff.
  • CHATLOG for the LIVE SHOW. (with listener suggestions !)
  • Videofeed of the LIVE recording (via Ustream, Ipad Friendly)
  • Sponsored by ZOOGUE Ipad Cases. www.zoogue.com

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Kc239 : Live show recording. : "Free the Ipad".

For everybody who missed the Live show yesterday we have consolidation price. As KC0039 ‘Free the Ipad’ is lying on the editing table , ready to be cut down into little pieces and shipped down the RSS feed to your MP3 player, we have already posted the Live Show on www.knightwise.com. So enjoy this 2 hour long Live recording with lots of cool guyz in the chatroom. Not only do we SHOW you the Ipad in action, you’ll also see some guest appearances from Scotty or dog AND Kira our cat. Enjoy the live show featuring Dogs, Cats, Guests, Cola, Burps, Transformers … And setting free the Ipad.

IPAD users can watch the NON flash player version of the show HERE : http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/8272349

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Live Recording Schedule : KC0039 : Free the Ipad.

Since it has been such a big buzz after my announcement on the Nosillacast that … I GOT AN IPAD … We decided we just could not pass up this oppurtunity to record KC 0039 in the car. Instead we are going to do this one LIVE on Ustream again. So get ready for a fun packed show where we talk about the Ipad from a free and open source standpoint. We talk first impressions, Hardware, Software and look for tips and tricks for getting your OWN content onto the device without having to burn your Visacard on the Itunes Store. We make time for your Q&A and kick back in this very very hot Belgium .. to give you KC0039.

Event :

  • Knightcast Episode 39 : Free the Ipad..

Place :

Date :

  • Wednesday July 14th 2010.

Time :

  • From 7 to 9 Pm CET.

Schedule :

  • 6 PM to 7 PM : Studio Setup.
  • 7 PM to 9 PM : Live Recording of Knightcast 39 : Free the Ipad.
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