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DTNS 2786 – Three Devs & A Normie

DTNormieS_1400x1400_coverart It’s another installment of the Daily Tech Normie Show with Jennie Josephson, developers David Still, David Brooks and a time-shifted Alasdair Smith. Jennie asks the devs every question she’s ever wanted to know about how not to upset their kind!

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If you want to follow David Still on twitter it’s really easy. Just click here!

If you want to find David Brooks, well, he’s outside checking out the real world, and I think that’s cool.

Here’s that PC World article that walks you through adding God Mode to your Windows desktop. But you knew that already.

And yeah, it kinda sounds like a weird hissy YouTube wind tunnel when I talk. But would it *really* be a Normie Show w/out it? Think of it as bonus white noise.

Adding a great email from Komei, with a tip on how to match command keys and shortcuts between Mac Windows

Hi Jennie, Rich,

I use both Windows and OS X.  As for keyboard shortcuts, I use customizable text editors like Sublime Text 2 and edit the key map for each so they look more or less the same.  But I still cannot avoid the issue of copy, paste, etc. in other applications.

So my solution is to map Caps Lock to Command on OS X and map it to Ctrl on Windows.  On OS X, in System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys…, I change Caps Lock to the Command key.  On Windows, you have to edit the registry, so the hurdle is higher.  But I believe most programmers can follow these instructions and create a .reg file for you that you can later install easily.  (I could send you mine but I’m afraid it wouldn’t go through the firewall.  I haven’t tried it but the one from http://johnhaller.com/useful-stuff/disable-caps-lock looks similar.)

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-caps-lock-key-in-windows-vista
(http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/1/161ba512-40e2-4cc9-843a-923143f3456c/scancode.doc says the scan code for Caps Lock is 0x003a)

Even if I hit Caps Lock + C by mistake on a machine that is not customized, the damage is just a letter or two typed all in caps.  So I can easily undo it 🙂

As for the scroll wheel direction, you can reverse it on OS X in System Preferences.  But, rather than doing that, I reversed the direction on Windows instead.  Again, you’d have to edit the registry and this one is more annoying as you may have to search and change it for every mouse possibly every time it’s connected to a different USB port.  But it was worth it for me and now all my mice have “natural” scroll direction.

http://superuser.com/questions/310681/inverting-direction-of-mouse-scroll-wheel

DTNS 2749 – Daily Tech Normie Show

DTNormieS_1400x1400_coverartJennie Josephson & Rich Stroffolino talk about switching between operating systems and why it hurts our brains so very much. Welcome to the pilot of the Daily Tech Normie Show!

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Hello! It’s Jennie, senior advisor to The Daily Tech News Show. These are not your usual show notes, because this is not your usual DTNS. (Although it is an official epsiode of DTNS, hence the numbering.)

Part of my new role in the DTNS ‘verse is to do a monthly bit of tech-related storytelling.  So I asked long-time DTNS listener, emailer and creator of the post-show wrap up Rich Stroffolino to come on the show so we could work through a tech-related conundrum, switching from a Mac OS to Windows OS, and even more difficult, switching between the two on a daily basis.

This is tech from a normie’s POV, so you’ll hear some places in the show where I ask for your advice. If you have thoughts you can go to reddit and comment here or you can write us at the usual email address feedback at daily tech news show dot com.  Just put something like “DTNormieS” in the subject line so I can find it easily.

Oh and go check out Rich’s podcast, The Novelization Realization Project – it’s a lot of fun.

Let us know what you think!

 

 

DTNS 2685 – Twitterbolic

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJustin Robert Young is filling in for Tom who is under the weather. Scott Johnson is on the the program too! Changes to Twitter are on the menu.

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DTNS 2682 – Just assume it ends in doom

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Scott Johnson and Molly Wood fill in for Tom Merritt and talk VR and Len Peralta illustrates the day.

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DTNS 2547 – Windows 10: Return of the Start Menu

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comScott Johnson and Jonathan Strickland fill in for Tom Merritt who is on assignment, so much Windows 10!

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DTNS 2546 – XP Safe Unsafe

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comThe Hak5 collective is here to host DTNS while Tom is on assignment!

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DTNS 2545 – Can’t We All Just Watch Along?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPeter Wells, Raj Deut and James Croft of Reckoner Magazine in Australia fill in for Tom Merritt who’s on assignment. Jennie’s audio drivers and Australian internet conspire against them, but with the help of Roger Chang, they persevere!

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DTNS 2514 – Two Can Stream At This Game

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJennie Josephson and Roger Chang fill in for the last day of Tom’s assignment! Lamarr Wilson appears just in time to talk You Tube’s new gaming site, and what a producer actually does anyway. Len Peralta is here to draw it all.

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Today’s guests: Lamarr Wilson, Jennie Josephson, and Roger Chang

Headlines: 

YouTube announced a standalone app and website focused on video game related content. Tech Crunch reports that the site will be called YouTubeGaming and will launch in the US and UK this summer. The site will have pages dedicated to more than 25,000 games and will focus on allowing gamers to live stream their games while they play, just like Twitch. Not at all ominously for this show, YouTube says it’ll be rolling out changes to its livestreaming tool to “simplify the broadcasting experience.”
We’ll be talking much more about this in the discussion section.

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DTNS 2513 – XBoxulus Rift

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAllison Sheridan and Todd Whitehead discuss Oculus Rift! Tom Merritt is on assignment.

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Today’s guests: Allison Sheridan and Todd Whitehead

Headlines: 

Oculus unveiled the finalized consumer version of the Rift VR headset, ahead of E3 2015, which begins next week. According to Tech Crunch, the Rift will ship with a Wireless Xbox One controller and a small table-top camera to track LED markers on the headset. The Rift features removable headphones as well as space to let users keep normal eyeglasses on when the headset is worn. The partnership with Microsoft also means Rift will work “natively” with Windows 10 plus the ability to play Xbox One games on the headset.

Oculus also showed off a prototype of its Oculus Touch controllers. Known as the “Half Moon”, they’ll let you pick up objects, fire a gun, or point at things and include integrated inertial and 360-degree movement tracking, plus give haptic feedback.

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DTNS 2512 – Toasters Fly Again!

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comScott Johnson and Brian Ibbott discuss Spotify’s war chest, Samsung’s shiny new mirror, and the eternal magic of Flying Toasters. Tom Merritt is on assignment.

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Today’s guests: Scott Johnson and Brian Ibbott

Headlines: 

One day after Apple announced a new music streaming service, Spotify closed a massive new round of funding. According to The Wall Street Journal, Spotify has raised $526 million from investors, and the company is now valued at $8.53 billion dollars.

Re/Code reports that Spotify also announced is has more than 20 million paying subscribers in addition to 55 million active users of the free version. That’s up from the 15 million paid subscribers and 60 million total active users the company reported back in January. We’ll be talking much more about this after the headlines.

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