We close of the year (and season 4 of Knightwise.com) with the video coverage we shot at the “Softlaunch” event of Belgians first ‘Internet only’ TV-Content provider : Weepee.tv. You Cable-Cutters can watch and learn what it is, how to get it, how it works and what other geeks might think of it. Will this be the death of classic television for geeks or just a fab ? Find out in KW408.
We bring you a showcase from an interview we did on the Nosillacast podcast that is perfect for the holiday season. Find out ways to make your geeky and non geeky friends happy with this free geek gift guide, packed with tips and tricks to make the ultimate stocking stuffer .. without spending a single sliver of gold pressed latinum.
Strange things happen when you start sending out googlebots through cyberspace to hunt and peck for every mention of your name , sometimes the results are as predicted, sometimes they are strange .. and sometimes they come up with this. Looks like somebody named their kid … after Knightwise.com. We only have one thing to say : It took you long enough !
I think its from the bottom of my heart when I say : Boy its good to be back ! After being offline and almost off-planet the last couple of weeks, popping my head back into the realms of cyberspace feels very good indeed. For those of you who don’t know : A couple of weeks ago I ran into some serious health issues. Using her preferred techniques of shock-and-awe, mother nature decided it was time to “tap me on the shoulder” and remind me that I was NOT invincible and my application to join the Avengers was not filed under ‘realistic’. Time for a Kernel Panic !
I say it lightly , but it was pretty serious. In all fairness both myself and my family got a big scare as we were reminded what a delicate an precious thing our “health” is. One moment I was having dinner with the lovely Niejana, an hour later I was in hospital hooked up to heart monitors and with doctors wanting to shove me into MRI’s and bombard me with X-rays to find out just what went wrong. I won’t go into details but let just say that I had some acute bad clusters on my harddrive and those did not only endanger my OS but also threatened to corrupt all user data. The probable cause of this : Trying to fit to many hours in a day, never settling down, never taking time to relax .. trying to ramp up the RPM’s on life’s little treadmill and ignoring the “Overdrive” warnings that both my body and the people around me flagged weeks ago.
So for the last couple of weeks I had to (and still have to) take it slow. Have enough rest, don’t try to overreach and in honesty : Stop and smell the roses sometimes. Its been a scary couple of weeks but things are looking up. After three weeks i’m back to work and tentatively (and with moderation) pick up my hobbies and my online life. I have encountered my limitations and got a peek at how precious (and fleeting) life can be. I hope it changed me for the better.
The people responsible for you being able to read this post are of course the doctors and nurses at both the Vesalius hospital in Tongeren and the UZ Gasthuisberg in Leuven who took excellent medical care of me..
But most of the praise goes towards my beloved wife Niejana. She saw something was wrong, got me to hospital and along with her family took care of me these last couple of weeks. She makes sure that I don’t fall back into the rush and kinda protects me from the ADD-overdrive-Gnome that lives inside me. She had red-flagged my lifestyle weeks before the event and the last couple of weeks have been very stressful for her. But thanks to her love and devotion, I can still roam cyberspace, instead of roaming the big beyond.
I also want to thank you guys and girls for the countless emails, posts, comments and postcards wishing me a speedy recovery. Both Niejana and myself were touched by your kind thoughts and it was a big motivator in getting well. So as we turn a dark page and begin an empty slate …. Lets get this show back on the road.
This week we talk about the line of Zoogue products to keep your gadgets safe. We review the different Zoogue iPad cases, carry cases and accessories, how they look like and how they hold up the test of time.
We return to season 3 of the Knightwise.com podcast with a behind the scenes look on what it takes to get the show out there. What gear do we have, how do we use it and more importantly : What workflows we use and how that tech works for us. Enjoy a deeply technical behind the scenes look on how the bunny is pulled from the hat.
If you thought we were dead ? You are sadly mestaken . Just a quick shout out to all the devote Knightwise.com fans out there that good stuff is coming your way fast. We are hard at work behind the scenes on getting everything ready for season 3 of Knightwise.com and together with an entire overhaul of the website, the podcast, the screencast and the whole graphic shebang … making pure awesomeness out of ground up unicorn puppies … if something like that exists. So hang on tight as we relaunch Knightwise.com into season 3 .. and enjoy this message.
These trailers are part of a technical test of our new RSS feeds (the code magic we need to atomagically get the good stuff to your podcatcher. Sorry for the double content but we could not get bunnies and gerbils to test on .. So it had to be you !)
If you thought we were dead ? You are sadly mestaken :). Just a quick shout out to all the devote Knightwise.com fans out there that good stuff is coming your way fast. We are hard at work behind the scenes on getting everything ready for season 3 of Knightwise.com and together with an entire overhaul of the website, the podcast, the screencast and the whole graphic shebang … making pure awesomeness out of ground up unicorn puppies … if something like that exists. So hang on tight as we relaunch Knightwise.com into season 3 .. and enjoy these messages.
Sit back and enjoy another “storytime’ edition of the Knightwise.com podcast where we question our sanity in using Email and wonder wether the IT guy will go extinct. On a bed of some soothing music its time so close your eyes and listen.
This week we give you the lowdown on installing own cloud. Your own personal cloud storage server to access your files via Webdav or a dedicated client on any system. We have a good friend of the show Mr Gadgets who sends in an audio contribution and we give YOU a little bit of a challenge on finding the ultimate dropbox replacement. All of that and more in this weeks episode ” Building your own own cloud”.