Today marks the release of the inaugural edition of TMO’s first foray into podcasting, TMO To Go: Mac Geek Gab. This podcast features two long-time TMO staffers — Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun — talking about the benefits of defragmenting your hard drive (and the best way to do it!), a focus on Mac OS X Tiger’s widgets (and how to manage them), and discussion of some great utilities for your Mac.

Today marks the release of the inaugural edition of TMO’s first foray into podcasting, TMO To Go: Mac Geek Gab.

This podcast features two long-time TMO staffers — Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun — talking about all things Mac. Dave is, of course, TMO’s President (and you can visit his personal blog, too, to find out what else he’s done), and John F. Braun is TMO’s featured columnist for Monday’s Mac Gadget. Being technologists (i.e. nerds!), Dave and John often have chats about technical topics, and also have a knack for translating most of that suff into language understandable by humans. Now you can listen in weekly and learn from the pros!

Mac Geek Gab will be coming to you fairly regularly (typically weekly, barring any technical or scheduling issues) and the first edition is now available for your listening pleasure.

Mac Geek Gab will be included in TMO’s main RSS feed, and also in its own feed if you’d like to add it directly to your podcatching/ipodder client (soon iTunes, too).

Enjoy!

Show notes for TMO To Go: Mac Geek Gab, week of June 13th, 2005

Podcast Link: TMO To Go: Mac Geek Gab, June 13th, 2005

Today’s podcast finds John and Dave talking about the benefits of defragmenting your hard drive (and the best way to do it!), a focus on Mac OS X Tiger’s widgets (and how to manage them), and discussion of some great utilities for your Mac.

Products mentioned:

Drive Genius from Prosoft Engineering.

MenuMeters from Raging Menace.

Virex from Network Associates.

Widget Manager from Downtown Software House.

Little Snitch from Objective Development.

Skype from Skype Technologies S.A.

Widgets mentioned:

Sysstat
Marquee
Fontsee
TV Tracker

Theme Music: “The Answer”, written by Jeff Steblea and Brian Ayles, as performed by Go Figure.

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Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton is a podcaster, a publisher, and a nerd who has spent the past three decades of his career educating thousands of computer users. In addition to Mac Geek Gab podcast (now in its 19th year!), Dave is co-host of Business Brain and Gig Gab, two other shows to check out! Dave is also the co-founder and CEO of BackBeat Media, a boutique network of podcasts and websites that represents fiercely-independent publishers, of which Dave considers himself one. He has been involved in online publishing since 1998, when he co-founded The Mac Observer, a popular Apple news site which was acquired in 2021. Technology isn't the only thing Dave's a nerd about: he's also a drummer, playing in Bitter Pill, Fling, and various other projects in and around the New Hampshire seacoast where he and his wife, Lisa, live and raised their two children. Dave's reachable for a limited amount of paid consulting at DaveTheNerd.com and you can find to him on Mastodon, Bluesky, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, too!

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