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Sun, 21 Oct 2007 03:02:51 PDTSunday, October 21, 2007, Norbtek.info Podcast, Show #045 – Closing the Doors - More and Less This is the last Norbtek.info Podcast. Yep, I’m closing the Doors here at Norbtek, well, sort of. As I told you weeks ago, I was going to change things and the time is now. I will be giving you less & more, different and the same. Intrigued, well hang around and find out what’s happening. Norbtek has been a proud member of the Techpodcasts.com network, "If its tech its here", and also the Blubrry.com Podcast Community. Whether you are a PODCASTER or a LISTENER, there is something for you at Blubrry.com. Check us out along with the other great shows at B-l-u-b-r-r-y.com. First off I want to apologize for the lateness of this podcast. Usually it’s only 2-3 weeks, but it has been almost a month. Well I have been working hard on the new project and that has consumed my time, along with daily family life. I also went to Disneyland for a week, so that did not help on the podcasting front. But I wanted to thank each and every one of you that have downloaded any or all of my podcasts over the last 2-1/2 years. You have made this journey exciting and definitely worth it. So I’m not giving up, just going to change it all up. The podcast has been revamped; the blog has been totally re-built from the ground up with a fresh new look and feel and I even have a new delivery method. I wanted to reach out to more people and the only way to do that was to be delivering content more often. So, I’m going to be coming to you every day. Yep that’s right, every day. Now you’re saying “How is he going to put out a daily 30-40 minute show when he could not put one out but once every 2-3 weeks?” Well, I’m not a masochist; I will not be putting out 30-40 minute podcasts on a daily basis, but I will put out a 10 minute or so podcast each day focusing on one tech item rather than the way I have been doing it with a whole bunch of items. This is the Less & More & the Different. This is the Daily Podcast Now some of you might say, “Hey, I liked those themed shows with a bunch of items all related some how. “ Don’t worry; I will still be putting those types of shows out because I love doing them. This is the Same. This is the Extended Podcast. “Why?” you may ask. Well, I wanted to get more exposure to gain more listeners. Sort of an ego thing if you will, but I really wanted to cover more and be out there more too. Plus it affords me an opportunity to get some advertising deals that I just could not make the commitment to previously. I would like for this endeavor, my hobby, to pay for itself if not at least help lessen the out of pocket expenses. Remember, this is a Low Budget Production ©. The site has an all new name, look, and feel. I decided to get with the times and go to one of the best and more flexible blogging platforms. So I’m moving to WordPress and utilizing a plugin called PodPress that allows me to have a Flash player in the post which allows you to listen to the associated podcast. You have seen them on many other podcasts I’m sure. But the really cool thing about this plugin is that I can put out a specialized feed for Categories. This was the Holy Grail for me. It gave me the ability to have 3 feeds for the show; Daily, Extended, and Comprehensive feeds. I wanted to give you the listener an ala cart option to the podcast. Something you aren’t getting with Cable or Satellite TV, or any podcast as far as I’m aware of. I don’t know if I ever mentioned how Norbtek.info came into being. Well about three years ago I was talking to some co-workers about Hi-Def TVs, mp3 players, DVRs and such because I am the guy that is into all that kind of stuff. Well, one of our friends came up and asked what was going on and, Rodman Marquez said, “Talking with Norbtech.” That was it, right after we adjourned I was on GoDaddy looking up “Norbtech”. Well, it was taken by a German firm. So I changed up the spelling to use a ‘k’ in place of the ‘ch’. No one had take [...]
Sat, 06 Oct 2007 11:04:35 PDTI have been promising you something that is Less and More. Well, after my trip to Disneyland this next week, I will reveal what is coming. I know you will be pleased. I have been working on it for a while and am excited to bring it to you.
Sat, 06 Oct 2007 11:01:01 PDTStaples is having an awesome sale on PNY flash drives. Most notably the 4GB memory stick for $30. And it has ready boost. So if you are not a fan of the San Disk U3 technology, then this is a great alternative. Get yours while you have the chance.
Sun, 23 Sep 2007 00:57:47 PDT
Show #44 – Home Monitoring Tech
Listener line at (206) 888-NORB (6672)
Home Monitoring Solutions:
AT&T Remote Monitor - $200 to $350 plus $10 to $40/mo for monitoring
Home Monitoring Solutions:
iControl - $100 to $250 plus $15/mo or $150/yr for monitoring
Smarthome - $1600 no monitoring fees
Sat, 22 Sep 2007 11:32:23 PDT"Less is more."
Fri, 31 Aug 2007 20:19:38 PDT(image) Halo 3 Mt. Dew. What will they think of next!! Not bad flavor, a bit sweet for me, but willing to get used to it. Just what we Halo fans needed... another collectible. Run out and get yourself some as it is a limited edition.
Sun, 26 Aug 2007 01:02:25 PDTNorbtek.info Podcast, August 26, 2007,Show #43 - Scrapbooking TechAffiliations:Techpodcasts.comBlubrry.com Contact Info:Listener line: (206) 888-6672 (NORB)Email: email@example.comProduct Links:Scraparatus – $30 HSN.com Xyron Wishblade - $450 Xyron Personal Cutting System - $160 Quickutz Revolution - $140 (on sale) QVC.com Quickutz Silhouette - $350 (on sale) QVC.com Provo Craft Cuttlekids starter kit - $29 Hallmark Scrapbook Provo Craft Cuttlebug – $69 Hallmark Scrapbook Provo Craft Cricut - $210 Hallmark Scrapbook Provo Craft Cricut Expressions - $349 Hallmark Scrapbook Zutter Bind-it-All - $60 The Slice by Tinnus – Late 2007 to Early 2008 [...]
Mon, 06 Aug 2007 23:08:49 PDT
Show #042 – Home Tech
Listener line: (206) 888-6672 (NORB)
UV-C light - $1000 on up. Replacement bulb - $100 to $200.
Thu, 19 Jul 2007 06:22:03 PDTThanks to Mike Smith of the Mike Tech Show for providing me with an invite to Pownce. I now have 6 invites and will be ready to give those away on my next podcast. So if you think you might want to try out the latest from the team who brought you Digg.com and Diggnation, Send in a voice mail to my listener line, (206) 888-6672, with your email and I will send it to you and mention you on the podcast.
Sun, 15 Jul 2007 12:05:45 PDTNorbtek.info Podcast, July 15, 2007, Show #041 – Home Safety Tech Affiliations: Techpodcasts.com Blubrry.com Contact info: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Listener line: (206) 888-NORB (206) 888-6672 Home Safety Tech Tot-Lok – Amazon - $13 HotStop – Lowe’s $25 to $45 Emergency planning and checklists Emergency preparedness for individuals with special needs Xcaper - Fire masks - $25 to $90 Single and family packs. PEARL – Permanent Escape And Rescue Ladders for upstairs bedrooms. $329/ea. Smoke Detectors – remote control Battery Operated Plug In Hard Wired Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Home Depot - $44 Auxiliary Devices Heat Detectors Strobes Fire Extinguishers – Kitchen and Garage – Target $17 to $30 Home Safety Council [...]
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 01:36:13 PDT"WARNING - POSSIBLE MOVIE SPOILERS"I just went to see Bruce Willis in the latest episode of the Die Hard series, Live Free or Die Hard. Wow! What a great movie!Ok, ok, this is a tech blog not "Ebert & Roeper at the Movies", but stick with me on this because I guarantee you there is tech involved. Sure the plot is simple; While the bad guys, lead by Timothy Olyphant's character, Thomas Gabriel, wreak havoc our hero, a New York cop John McClane becomes "a fly in the ointment", "a monkey in the wrench" and there are lots of things blowing up, bullets flying, great one liners, and tech! Lots of tech. There was action, action, and more action. And yes plenty of tech, lots of LCD screens, laptops, PDAs, cell phones, flexible USB keyboards, and a lot more. The Apple ad guy, Justin Long, who used Apple equipment in the movie was the geek that McClain was sent to haul in for questioning .Justin Long's character, a Black Hat Hacker named Matt Farrell who is wanted for questioning by the FBI, plays well against Bruce Willis' gruff and gritty Detective John McClane. While the the reality of the hacking of systems as depicted in the film is no way that easy, like hacking into the FBI's computer system, the possibe vulnerability of the Nation's cyberinfrastructures are brought into question. Ferrell uses his hacking skills like McClane uses cars to take out helicopters, which gives us the film quotes; Foster: "You just killed a helicopter with a car!" McClane: "I was out of bullets. " Great lines and there are plenty of them. even the bad guy has soem good ones like; John McClane: [after covering a webcam] "Freddy, can you trace these guys?" Gabriel: "Mr. McClane covering the camera does not turn off the microphone."While I did not like Die Hard 2: Die Harder (it really sucked), and Die hard with a Vengeance (Die Hard 3) as decent, this movie was more like the original. I loved the original Die Hard movie. Actually, I don't ever feel like its Christmas season until I see that movie as it had a Christmas theme and there are Christmas jingles sung in the movie by Sgt. Al Powell (aka Reginald Veljohnson). I digress. The feel of the plot, the pace of the film and the action sequences were impressive. The visual effects were great and it is amazing what can be done with CGI these days. We were hanging on the edge of our seats at times and even jumping out of them, like my wife did once or twice.It has been a long time since I was in a theater and the whole audience got into the movie. When McClain knocks off another bad guy the whole theater cheered. I paid $9.75 for my ticket and I feel that I got my money's worth. I left that theater feeling great having forgotten about the real world and all of its troubles. While I don't think anyone would categorize it as a "Feel Good Movie", well except for geeks and gun lovers, I sure felt great! So take some time out of your week and go see this movie. If you loved the original Die Hard, then you will love this movie.I'm giving this movie 4 out of 5 microphones.[...]
Mon, 25 Jun 2007 23:55:23 PDTNorbtek.info Podcast, June 26, 2007. Show #040 – Bicycle Tech Affiliations: Techpodcasts.com Blubrry.com Contact info: email@example.com (206) 888-NORB (6672) Pearl Izumi Vertex MP3 Bib - $400 Castelli Split Second Jersey - $150 Swobo Merino Jersey - $98 Descente Classic Pro Chevron Shorts - $90 Oakley RADAR - $155 to $255 Exo-nerve - $130 Robota - $90 Diadora Ergo Carbon - $170 Shimano SH-M121 - $100 Speedplay Light Action Pedal System - $115 MSRP Rotor Agilis Crank Set & Q-Rings - $329 Crank Set & $159 for the Q-Rings which on Sale thru June (shipped to US address) ZIPP ZED6 Wheels - $2,700 (set) Jelly Belly Sport Beans - $20 (Amazon.com) http://theprobar.com/ http://nuun.com/ http://www.cytosport.com/ http://propelwater.com/ http://matisseandjacks.com/ Fallbrook NuVinci CVP bike transmission - $ Unknown Shimano Coasting Automatic Transmission - $450 - $700 depending on the bike. Trek Lime Retro Bike- $550 LeMond Bikes - $750 - $7,700 Kestrel RT700 - $3,300 Raleigh Supercourse - $1,475 Trek Madone - $3,000+ Cyclingnews.com ArticleSingle Speed [...]
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 07:55:27 PDTIf you own a Massage chair or an MP3 docking station (hmmm wonder for which "brand" of MP3 player), you might want to verify that your AC adaptor is legit!
Thu, 14 Jun 2007 09:28:59 PDTNorbtek.info Podcast, June 11, 2007.Show #039 – Father’s Day Tech Had a great day in San Jose visiting theWinchester Mystery House so I'm lategetting these show notes and thepodcast audio posted. Sorry.Checkout the link for the house thatSarah Winchester, hieress to theWinchester Repeating Arms fortunebuilt here in California. Really coolplace thet you have to visit to fullyunderstand and enjoy.Father's Day is Sunday, June 17th and yougot nothhing in mind for what you're goingto get pops do ya? Well, I'm here to help youfigure to what to get dear old Dad.This episode I take a page out ofSteve Holden’s old podcast, Tech Rag TearOuts, and do the Sunday Advertisement TearOuts. Lots of tech stuff for your old man.Listener Feed Back from Paranoid Jack onthe Last Episoide, Show #38 - Yard CareTech. Great link from Jack too.DVD/iPod Player-Dock - $140 Circuit CityPanisonic HT & iPod Dock - $400 Circuit CityION iTTUSB Turntable - $130 Circuit CityJensen DVD/iPod/XM - $400 Circuit CityPioneer CD- MP3 & iPod & Satellite Ready - $140 (maybe less) Circuit CityiJoy Recliner & Ottoman - $750 & $350 Linens -n- ThingsCordless Grill Brush - $19.99 Linens -n- ThingsIntelliLaser Pro - $34.99 TargetTripod LED Flashlight - $19.99 TargetAuto Wrench - $28.44 TargetEddie Bauer Tent - $69.99 TargetReebok 25lb SpeedPac Weights - $49 TargetVinotemp Wine Cooler - $149 TargetB&D 6" Alligator Lopper - $99 Home DepotGorilla 17' Ladder - $169 Home DepotSears.com - Tools Galore. More from here during Tool TechTitanium Ratcheting Wrenches - $100 SearsTitanium 3/8" Socket Set - $80 SearsBonus Links:Golf Bag Storage Unit - $50 Linens -n- ThingsBBQ Grill - $250 Linens -n- ThingsFree Gift Card w/ iPod Purchase - Circuity CityLogitech Bluetooth Headphones - $90 Circuit City(206) 888-NORB (6672)firstname.lastname@example.orgTechPodcasts.comBlubrry.com[...]
Mon, 28 May 2007 09:40:56 PDT
Norbtek.info Podcast, for
Show #038 – Yard Care Tech
Blubrry.com Podcast Community
Listener line: (206) 888-NORB 
-Optional $40 grass catcher is available.
Lawnbot - $1750 - $2500 Bamabots.com
Electric Backyard Chipper by Patriot - $799
-Optional $149 Leaf Vacuum Hose Kit
Model #GSP014 - $48 at Amazon.com.
HAYAUCHI 12-foot saw - $170 online
Ultimate Dolly Cart - $180 online
Sun, 13 May 2007 01:03:09 PDTNorbtek.info Podcast, May 13, 2007 Show #037 – Camping Tech Affiliations: Techpodcasts.comBlubrry.com Sponsor:GoDaddy.com GPS: Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx - $483 GPS FinderGPS GlossaryFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Clothing: The North Face Paramount Convertible Pant (Men’s) - $64.99 sportsauthority.com REI One Jacket (Men's) - $110 – 199 REI.com Backpacks: The Backpack Finder from REI. Sleeping Bags: The Sleeping Bag Finder from REI. Klickitat™ X20L Mummy - High performance, lightweight mummy featuring the next generation of continuous filament fiber – Climashield™ XP - $150 coleman.com Drying and careAdditional featuresShell material and constructionShape and fit Tents: N!ergy 9 - $150 Amazon.com Lighting: Freeplay Indigo Lantern (NiMH / Hand Crank) - $39.95 REI.com Coleman Exponent Pack-Away LED Lantern - $34.00 REI.com Propane, Butane and even Candle Lanterns REI Candle Lantern - $19.95 REI.com http://marketplace.hgtv.com/Product.aspx?Lid=1389-ET01MB http://marketplace.hgtv.com/Product.aspx?Lid=1720-N610045 http://marketplace.hgtv.com/Product.aspx?Lid=2440-p2525 Water Purification: http://shopping.discovery.com/product-61689.html Cooking: http://www.jetboil.com/Products http://marketplace.hgtv.com/Product.aspx?Lid=2254-96394 http://marketplace.hgtv.com/Product.aspx?Lid=687-N606157 http://marketplace.hgtv.com/Product.aspx?Lid=2258-47828 Supplies: First Aid: Extras: Yamaha EF1000iS - $680 Yamahagenerators.com Honda EU1000i - $790 honda.com Camp Shower - $150 Camp Shovel - $8 Camp Chair - $30 Trailer Hitch Hammock - $117 2-stroke Blender - $303 Truck Cabana - $50 Coleman.com REI Expert Advice Please call our listener line at (206) 888-NORB, that’s (206) 888-6672 or send us an email at email@example.com[...]
Sun, 29 Apr 2007 02:29:38 PDT
Norbtek.info Podcast, April 28, 2007
Show #036 – Mother's Day Tech
Heart Rate Monitor - $80 - $100
LED jewelry - $40 - $165
LED necklace and earring set - $90
O-GLOW - $26
GlowFusion AirGlow - $175
flameless candles - $30 - $80
ball shaped, square,
Pure Komachi - $80
HearthKit Oven Insert - $199
Brother PTouch Labeling System - $40
Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter - $199
Digital Photo Frame - $90 - $200
Kodak V803 - $200
iPod Nano 4 gig - $199
Listener line: (206) 888-NORB
Sun, 22 Apr 2007 10:23:20 PDTNorbtek.info Podcast, April 21, 2007
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Sun, 08 Apr 2007 02:46:42 PDTNorbtek.info Podcast April 8, 2007Show 32 - Barbecue TechSponsor Link:GoDaddy.comSave 10% on Domain Names at the checkout.Use Promo Code: BLU32Save 10% on Hosting Plans at the checkout.Use Promo Code: POD32Proud member of Blubrry.com & Techpodcasts.comComputer control of your BBQ - $200+Grilling Tool Set - $47 @ CostcoDigital Thermometer - $20 @ Bed, Bath & BeyondGrille Alert Wireless Thermometer - $75 @ BrookstoneOVE Glove - $12 @ Amazon.comCooler Tunes - iglooGalaxie Mosquito Trap - $150 @ CostcoBBQ ToolsThat got a HEMI?Geek out your BBQUltimate BBQ Experience7 BBQ MistakesPork BBQChicken BBQBeef BBQDon't forget about our e-garage sale in Show #32.[...]
Sun, 01 Apr 2007 00:59:10 PDTNorbtek.info Podcast Show #32 - "I'm Baaack!"Sunday, April 1, 2007Check out Blubrry Jam and help fight Cyctic Fibrosis!I'm having an e-garage sale. I've got tech "junk" asmy wife would call it, but it's good stuff looking for agood home. Just send in a voice mail to the listenerline (206) 888-6672 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what youare interested in. I will ship it within the continentalUS (maybe Canada) free of charge. If you want it, youcan have it! I hate to throw this stuff away, but I needroom in the cabinet for other things.This is NOT an April Fool's Day Joke! I will give thisstuff away!. If only one person wants something, well,they get it. If more than one person wants something,I will put the names in a hat and draw a winner. That'sfair! So go ahead, check out the stuff and let me knowwhat you want. I'll cut the offer off after the next showor at least let you know how it's going.So here are the items:DCM245R - RCA Digital Cable ModemSupports two-way cable transmission rates of up to38 Mbps downstream and 10 Mbps upstream. Offersalways-on, ''ready-when-you-are'' unlimited Internetaccess to online multimedia services.HP Scanjet 3400C -Great flatbed scanner. All cablesand driver software are included.Netgear MR814 - Wireless 802.11b RouterWhen you connect your cable/DSL modem to theNETGEAR Wireless Router, you'll enjoy wired orwireless Internet access for all your computers andbe assured of protected communications on yourhome or small office network! This 3-in-1 Router +Switch + Wireless Access Point is a base station thatallows you to share your Internet connection, files andprinters with other computers on the network.3COM Dual Speed 16 Port Hub - Great for LAN parties.Dazzle DVC-USB - Digital Video Creator bought out byPinnacle and no link to the description of the unit exceptthat it is MPEG-1 NOT MPEG-2 video. Yours at theridiculous price of FREE!Ezonics Cobra Cam - USB-1.1 Goose-neck Web Camhas built in LED light too!iPod Nano 1st Gen Dock - Never used and in original box.I was going to get my wife a 1st Gen Nano but got her a2nd Gen. So this dock will not work. Free to who everwants it.And here is the unadvertised SPECIAL...RCA Lyra RD900W - Wireless audio streaming interface.Stream your audio files from your computer wirelessly toyour stereo. Comes with a remote, transmitter andreceiver as well as the software and documentation.All in the original box![...]
Sun, 11 Mar 2007 03:13:09 PDTWell, I done went and broke my podcasting rig. I barely got this out. All I did was upgrade Windows XP Home to XP Pro. Lot like I tried to install Vista or anything. Lord help me. Anyway, I hope to have this hunk of junk fixed by next week and get a real podcast out to you all. Sorry for the let down.
Sun, 25 Feb 2007 20:12:05 PSTNorbtek.info Podcast for Sunday, February 25, 2007 "iPod Accessories for Her" Looks like an old canvas style sneaker Canvas Sport Case - $30 Office Attire Executive & Lady - $35 This stylish purse is specially designed for your iPod and featuresfully-functional, great-sounding, amplified speakers! Praised forits seamless integration of style and technology, the Groove Pursehas been featured on the Today show, in Wired Magazine,Style.com, Oprah, and magazines all over the world. Groove Bag - $96 iPod skins are a great way to let her personalize her iPod, checkout the options at iStyles iStyles - $3 to $8 Even COACH has iPod cases available Coach - $68 to $118 For the lady on the go iPod video system - $200 Titan Case & Accessories - $25 MIXX iPod Holders- $11 to $15 5G Kimono Case - $40 iPod Hoodie - $25 Burton Audex Tote - $115 Matai - $45 [...]
Mon, 12 Feb 2007 19:33:27 PSTEver wonder how many Mega-Pixels it would take to print a larger photo than a 4x6 or 5x7? Well it really depends on how tight you want the printed pixels, or dots, represented in Dots Per Inch (DPI). Say you wanted to print an 11x14 photo at 150 DPI: You would multiply 11x150= 1650 (pixels) and 14x150=2100 pixels which becomes (1650x2100=3,465,000) or 3.5 Mega Pixels. Now if you wanted a really detailed photo you might want to print it out at 200 DPI. So the same 11x14 photo would be 11x200=2200 (pixels) and 14x600=2800 (pixels) which is (2200*2800=6,160,000) or roughly 7 Mega Pixels.