Drill Bits 014 – Royale With Cheese

Andy Mu & Reg talk Bollywood, more old tech, Vista vs OS X, a terabyte on a stick, and Wikipedia.

The Drill Down 014 – Our First Rigs

Andy, Reg & Mu kick it old school and talk about their very first computer experiences. Be prepared to consult Wikipedia, though, ’cause the guys (Reg & Andy, at least) reminisce about some pretty obsolete tech!


Show Links
TRS-80 @ Wikipedia
Nintendo Famicom
The Colossal Cave Adventure page
Play a Flash version of ‘Adventure’
Commodore PET @ Wikipedia
Atari 800 computer
Atari 2600 @ Wikipedia
Intel Pentium Ad, circa1994
Iomega Zip drive @ Wikipedia
Apple II series @ Wikipedia
Bulletin board system @ Wikipedia
The Settlers @ Wikipedia
MacBook Pro @ Wikipedia
Magneto-optical drive @ Wikipedia

Everymeme on YouTube
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The Drill Down website
The Drill Down Facebook Group

Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/history/submissions
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
maas.neotek@google.com

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690

Drill Bits 013 – Get Yo’ MF’in Ass!

Reg, Mu & Andy had a couple of extra items in ‘Lightning Round’ that didn’t make the cut, plus all Daily Show episodes go online, Valve’s Orange Box, 911 Truthers attack Bill Maher and Wildfire!


Show Links
Viacom to offer all clips of ‘Daily Show’ online
It’s all or nothing: a journey into the Orange Box
Unlimited online storage for free, almost: Wuala
Canyon Country, CA Wildfire
911 TRUTHERS INFILTRATE BILL MAHER AUDIENCE

The Drill Down 013 – Drop Your Pimp

After much neglect of topical news over the last couple of shows, Reg, Mu and Andy threaten to overwhelm you with more than you can handle. Radiohead leads the charge of musicians leaving the labels, Apple opens iPhone’s SDK, EA wants one platform to rule them all, and then…”Lightning Round”!


Show Links
New Radiohead album In Rainbows … pay what you think it’s worth
Free? Steal It Anyway Name-Your-Cost Radiohead Album Pirated More Than Purchased
So, One Week Later, Is The Album Dead Yet? In Rainbows has “sold” approximately 1.2 million copies as of October 12th. In comparison, that’s more albums sold in the first week than Radioheads’ last three releases combined!

Steve Jobs: iPhone SDK In Dev Hands February ’08
Apple to Open iPhone Programming to Outsiders

EA wants ‘open gaming platform’
Musings on EA’s quest for a standard game console platform
EBay posts $936-million loss
Murdoch, DeWolfe Announce MySpace Platform and New Privacy Controls
Coming soon: YouTube’s India site
LinkedIn Plans to Open Up in a Closed Sort of Way
House passes federal journalist shield, includes bloggers
Cyberwar: China Declares War On Western Search Sites
Heavy World Series Demand Crashes Rockies’ Computers

Everymeme on YouTube

————————————————————–
The Drill Down website
The Drill Down Facebook Group

Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/history/submissions
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
maas.neotek@google.com

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690

Report From E for All 2007

I attended E for All 2007 this weekend. E for All is the new videogame expo, open to the public, that replaces the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), since E3 has closed itself off to all but industry professionals and media.

I have to say that as someone who has attended nearly every E3 since its inception, I was incredibly underwhelmed by this new incarnation. Nintendo and EA were the only top-tier developers in attendance, and where the expo used to fill the entire convention center, now it only fills most of one hall.

The good news for me was since audience attendance was also relatively sparse, the wait to play the games was pretty short. Super Mario Galaxy, The Simpsons Game, and Link’s Crossbow Training were the standout games for me. Rock Band and Metal Gear Solid 4 also looked promising.

I intended to record an episode of The Drill Down at the show, but honestly there wasn’t enough gripping content to justify a podcast. I did however take plenty of pics. Take a look…

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