A Vexed Redesign & Reboot…

Hello Vexers,

We just wanted to say thank you for your continued support.  Although things have changed tremendously in our worlds, we’re able to come back from vacation refreshed and renewed.  As a result, we’re making a few changes around here:

  1. Podcast Frequency: we’ve decided that a weekly or bi-weekly podcast is important to release on consistent days.  So we’ll be recording on Wednesdays and releasing on the weekend.  We may even record two or three one week to cover something interesting.  Keep our feed plugged in!
  2. Podcast Length: our TWiT-style 2-hour broadcasts will probably still exist, but there will be less of them. Your feedback has told us shorter shows FTW, so we’re going to focus on that: more shows, less length. (there’s a joke in there somewhere)
  3. Blog: our blog has been more or less a placeholder for the podcast.  We realize that most of you have no reason to visit it and that’s a shame, because we’d like to hear more from you.  So we’re working on creating content worth reading on vexedtech.com, including more reviews and information relating to what we discuss in the podcast.
  4. Show notes: consider them gone–if there’s a link we want to share from the show, we’ll add it, otherwise you’ll get a general synopsis of the episode.
  5. Sponsorship: we’ll have some and we’ll still take donations, thank you very much.

So you may be asking yourself, “when does all this madness take effect?”  The answer is, “just in time for the holidays.”  Expect to see changes over the next few weeks.  Check back often and feel free to leave feedback to this post–we want to hear from you.

Thanks again for supporting us over the years.  We look forward to seeing some of you at CES and Macworld in January 2011–look for more interesting shows coming from that.

Best,

Paul
Vexed Leader

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Vacation is Almost Over…

Hey, you guys probably didn’t know this, but we went on vacation.  Yep, that’s what happened!

Surely, after all of this time, we’re more than vexed.  So to start with, we’ll have the Vexed Minutes episodes, which will consist of 3-5 minute segments about something vexing in tech.  After that, we’ll all get together for another exciting episode of VexedTech with our roundtable discussion of stuff in tech and why it vexes us so.

Join us, won’t you? Submit your Vex today.

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VexedTech-Episode 36

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VexedTech – Episode 36 “Back to the Future”
Featuring Paul Salzman, Sam Crawford & Mike Boylan

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In This Episode:

  • We’re back from hiatus
  • Mike Boylan sits on the panel
  • iGerard taking a powder
  • Consuming media with Mac Mini or Apple TV
  • Tracking data on the LAN and trading Macs
  • Apple iPad: our thoughts, debate
  • Ford Sync / Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Flash vs HTML 5 vs Silverlight
  • Over the air HD, Media Center Blues, Cable Card conundrum
  • We’ll be at Macworld!
  • Listen to upcoming interviews from CES 2010
  • Crying babies and more…
  • Episode 36 Sponsored by SOSReady.com makers of SOS Charger
  • Check out our topics submission form at vexedtech.com
  • Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/vexedtech
Gerard’s & Paul’s Microphones Provided by: MXL Microphones at MXLMics.com

Host/Guest Links:

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Be sure to check the Web site for more information about the show and to submit things to us that vex you in the world of tech. http://vexedtech.com

Recorded: February 8, 2010
Posted: February 9, 2010
Length: 01:23:45

Happy New Year! New Feed Provider…

VexedTech has transitioned our feed and teamed with media partner, Blubrry to handle our feed, player control and statistics.  What does this mean to you, oh faithful listener?  Hopefully nothing negative, but we’d appreciate feedback if you detect any feed issues, etc.  On the positive side, we expect to gain some new sponsors, which may offset some of the costs associated with running the show.

We wish you all a Happy New Year!  We have certainly appreciated your support and contributions over the last year or so.  The VexedTech team is committed to offering our crankiness on a regular basis, so watch you freed for the next episode, coming soon!

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On Holiday…

Being that the holidays are to be a time of hope and positive intentions, we’re taking some time of from spewing vexing statements about tech and spending time with our loving families.

We may do a show before year’s end, but don’t count on it!

Check back in early January for coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show. We’ll have interviews and more from CES, along with AudioBoo quick audio that we’ll add to the feed.

Please have a wonderful and safe holiday!

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VexedTech-Episode 35

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VexedTech – Episode 35 “Late to the (OS) Party”
Featuring Paul Salzman, Gerard Massey & Sam Crawford

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In This Episode:

  • We’re sorry
  • What’s happened since we’ve been away?
  • Magic Mouse and mousing discussion–how do you use yours?
  • Making money on YouTube
  • Photo show for laymen?
  • Nikon S1000 with Pico Projector
  • Windows 7 Released–thoughts?
  • VMWare & Parallels with Windows 7 on a Mac
  • Windows 7 is severely overpriced–may as well buy a new machine–by design?
  • Microsoft’s strange packaging of Windows 7 features
  • Gerard installed Snow Leopard (finally)!
  • Ubuntu releases new 9.1 and we love it
  • Housekeeping and new schedule
  • Gerard needs a sponsor for Macworld
  • …and a bunch more!
  • Check out our topics submission form at vexedtech.com
  • Recorded LIVE on uStream.tv
  • Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/vexedtech
  • Follow us on Plurk: plurk.com/vexedtech
  • Look for the VexedTech Quick Tip Minute coming soon!
Gerard’s & Paul’s Microphones Provided by: MXL Microphones at MXLMics.com

Host/Guest Links:

Ambrosia Software: thanks for hooking us up! Check their great software out on the Web.

Recorded: November 4, 2009
Posted: November 7, 2009
Length: 01:07:42
Be sure to check the Web site for more information about the show and to submit things to us that vex you in the world of tech. http://vexedtech.com