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Kerbango 100E: The first stand-alone internet radio

In 1998 the company Kerbango was formed by former executives from Apple and Power Computing…. but was acquired by 3Com. The companys only claim to fame was that they had made the first standalone internet connected radio (Kerbango Internet Radio).

The announced radio was the Kerbango 100E… It ran embedded linux and used RealNetworks’ G2 Player (Supported RealAudio G2, 5.0, 4.0, and 3.0, MP3). The end user would have been required to have broadband internet since dialup was not supported. Alan Luckow had designed the interface that the radio used… Later on it was adapted for iTunes.

It was announced in 2000 with a price of $299 with plans to have dialup enabled models later on but it was sadly disconued in 2001. In fact you can still view the amaazon product page @ http://www.amazon.com/Kerbango-RZ-100E-100E-Internet-Radio/dp/B00004XONG and you can also look up support for it @ http://www.3com.us/products/en_US/detail.jsp?tab=support&pathtype=support&sku=3C8500KBG-01.

Funny Fact: iTunes 1.x would say it was using the kerbango radio listings when it was refreshing the list (Try it for your self on a old Mac OS 9 machine).

Here is a picture of it:

Alternative Browsers: OmniWeb [Mac]

Ever considered trying a different browser on your Mac? Well OmniWeb may be for you. This browser use to be shareware at the $15 US price but it has been free ever since 5.9.

This browser is feature packed and offers far more than Safari,Firefox and others. It is based on WebKit (Same as Safari).

In my testing its not that bad after you get use to the tabs on the side in a drawer. It even imported my Firefox bookmarks better than Safari did.

Check it out @ http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb/

OmniWeb 5.9

Digest Combo #77,#78,#79

Another late set of posts..

Here are the links for:

Saturday, March 21 2009
Chat With CrunchGear at 35K Feet [Update 2]
Online Apps Help You Get The Most Out Of March Madness
Twitter Turns Three
Twitter’s Constant Stream Of Update Messages Suddenly Grinds To A Halt
Middlespot Is An Alternative Visual Search Engine
How Barclays Ensured That Everyone Would See Their Confidential Tax Avoidance Documents

Friday, March 20 2009
Facebook Bug Reveals Private Photos, Wall Posts (Updated)
Elevator Pitch Friday: Song.ly Lets You Share Music Via Twitter
Tags Is The Organization Tool For Mac Users Who Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Google Ventures Almost Ready To Launch, But It Is A Bad Idea
GE Uses Digital Hologram To Advertize Windmills
Facebook Goof Cripples Controversial Homepage Poll
Worio Taps Into Social Search With Facebook Connect
Following The iPhone, Social Tagging App Sekai Camera Will Be Released For Android, Too
LinkedIn Finally Makes Groups More Useful
Are We Headed Into An Era Of “Dumb Tech?”
Visualize Data (Including Google Search Results) In 3D With iFree3D
YouTube Now Lots Better On Windows Mobile And Nokia Phones
Omgili Stream Offers Another Discussion Tracker For the Web
SpiralFrog Goes Belly Up

Thurday, March 19 2009
BlogTalkRadio Now Playing In The Enterprise Space
MySpace Launches In-Browser Photo Editing Tools
CrunchGear Travels Cross-Country
Yapta Now Tracks Price Drops For Hotels Too
Gmail Gets A Panic Button
Coming Soon To A Windows Live Profile Near You: Facebook Updates
Flip Video: Wrong, Wrong, Wrong And Then So, So Right.
RentBits Launches At-A-Glance View Of Housing Rental Market
LaCie acquires Wuala to take P2P cloud storage mainstream
With IE8, Microsoft Ignores One Third Of The Market
It’s Official: Cisco Buys Pure Digital (Flip Video) For $590 Million
Google Opens Up Google Books To Sony eReaders
Lending Club Gets A $12 Million Credibility Boost
Internet Explorer 8 Available Today
Nimbuzz Pushes New iPhone VoIP App, Supports Calling Over 3G
Beejive IM Moves To Block Out iPhone Pirates
Naveen Jain’s Intelius Scam Begins To Crumble. Good.

Legacy Windows Live Install

When I was young I use to use Windows 3.11 for workgroups on a network. For the fun of it i decided to reinstall my old 486 laptop. The twitter posts below cover all of what i went through in getting it going on that old machine plus some messing around. (Yes this is a twitter centric post).

The Twitter postings are newest first (scroll down to read the older ones)`

Overall it was fun… so much fun I next did simular process in VMware. Watch here for the vmware related post later on.

Beware! Domain Name Registry Scam Continues

Originally posted at KtecK Blog – Syndicated on November 26th, 2006 (My old blog)
If you own a domain name, some time prior to renew, you may received a letter in the mail from a company called the Domain Registry of Canada, Domain Registry of America, Domain Registry of Europe and possibility other such names. I just got one of these letters today, November 25, 2006. The letter looks like an official invoice with your personal contact information and name of your expiring domain(s).

Predominately displayed on the top right you’ll see:

Domain Name Expiration Notice

The letter has statements like the following indicating that urgent action is required:

As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notice

You must renew your domain name to retain exclusive rights to it on the web, and now is the time to renew your name from your current registrar to the Domain Registry of Canada” (could also be, Domain Registry of America, Domain Registry of Europe or other such names) Continue reading