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Port Forward Podcast – Episode 5 (FML AT&T)

In this episode we introduce a new podcaster, the all around power house, Merrick and go on to discuss: the checking of hashes of .IPA files for viruses (more on this in Episode #12), a bit about version control, being the all-in-one family tech support guy (e.g., you), samba \\sharing issues and “nblookup,” a legendary MobileMe iPhone tracking story, symbolic links on Windows and Linux, Ben’s story about SATA2 connectors, Windows Home Server, the Linux developer style vs. Windows, and finally — how we all collectively despise AT&T.

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Port Forward Podcast – Episode 4 (Wireshark)

In celebration of officially naming the podcast, we discuss the port forwarding a bit, inbound and outbound ports & NAT (Network Address Translation) then smoothly segway into discussing Microsoft’s new “Safety” single-use executable virus scanner which completely failed to detect the fake anti-virus program “Vista Home 2011” which was oh-so-cleverly executed from the task manager and remotely inserted onto the system via Dropbox (Microsoft Safety, that is)! A little humor in the form of… Office 2010 the movie. Did you know that Emacs have Tetris built in? No? So does uTorrent! Scrolling penetrating into OSX + VirtualBox + pspad, how to extend the life of your laptop, and an incredibly detailed Wireshark tutorial for programmers (you don’t wanna miss this!) — and closing with more comedy in the form of the tragic combination of PalmOS & “Companion Link.”

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Port Forward Podcast – Episode 3 (Skynet in the Cloud)


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In this episide we discuss: Internet Explorer 8 and the awkward repeated clicking sound it makes when browsing images; how we’ve “reached the point of diminishing returns” with Windows (7); and to that effect, documented evidence in the form of a video demonstrating the search feature in Windows 7 failing.

But wait, there’s more: viruses on iOS, using a hex editor to identify malware .IPA files; using an iOS device as an FTP server for hosting a websites; all about QR Codes; cloud storage workaround, a proposal for a cloud drive 50 mb workaround and the “Adrive” service; the Nintendo 3DS’ augmented reality experience as well as Ben’s research at UC Davis that utilized augmented reality in a similar fashion as the 3DS.

XenServer 5.6 and what happens when a RAID fail; and finally, the epic catastrophe that is: Windows Live.

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