Archives: 'October, 2006'

30
October
2006

Episode 20 of Upon Further Review, Special Edition!

Once again we’ve returned with opinions, thoughts and friendly suggestions with Episode 20–a Special Edition of Upon Further Review! In this show we thank friends, commentators and listeners before launching into the meat of the episode: we left the friendly confines of Eagle Studios recently and took a (short) road trip to the Digital Life Convention in New York City, a electronics/gadget/game fest for everyone’s inner tech-fan, and so in this episode we look at a number of games, items, and tech trends which we saw at the convention (including screen protectors, the Tablet PC, Final Fantasy XII, Neverwinter Nights II, and Hellgate London among others) before wrapping up with our podcast segment, a review of the Propadata Films vidcasting company. Thanks as always for your comments, suggestions, feedback and of course your listening time–and please spread the word! (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Digital Life

Propadata Films

22
October
2006

Episode 19 of Upon Further Review!

It’s another week and another round of thoughts, views and opinions as we proudly present Episode 19 of Upon Further Review! In this show we sympathize with Clea, dealing with allergies and a cold (though in the fine UFR tradition, she refuses to let a little illness get her down!), before moving on to the main section of the show: first, we raise the ultimate question (what IS the Matrix?) with our review of Toyota’s newest and hippest car; second, we nurse ourselves back to health as we examine the effervescent effectiveness (say that five times fast) of Airborne; and finally, we mix it up a little (okay, a lot) with our review of the Eclectic Mix podcast. As always, we want to send out our thanks to all of you for listening…and if you keep giving us feedback, spreading the word, and coming back for more, there’s a lot more thanks where that came from! (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Toyota Matrix

Airborne

Eclectic Mix

17
October
2006

Browsers, buttons, and you…

Hi all,
We’ve heard from a couple of listeners that our website looks a little strange when viewed in Internet Explorer 6.0 (specifically that a couple of the buttons on the sidebar look like little red Xs…)–and while we’re aware of the issue, there is unfortunately little we can do to fix it. IE 6.0 is in fact the ONLY browser in which UFR doesn’t look optimal–we’ve tried it on Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox, Opera–even Internet Explorer 7.0 works fine. Research has demonstrated that apparently IE 6.0 doesn’t play nice with a lot of websites…which has led to some people actually designing an entirely new website just for IE. As much as we love you all, we simply don’t have the time (or bandwidth :) ) to create a whole new page just because Microsoft doesn’t know how to make its browsers compatible. Our suggestion is to use Firefox, which if you haven’t already tried it is an exceptional browser–far faster and more full featured than IE (and with a better pop-up blocker, by the way). But if you want to stick with IE, upgrading to 7.0 will give you a better experience in browsing generally, and will allow you to see our website in all its multicolored glory. In the meantime, we apologize for the inconvenience–and if it’s Bill Gates who happens to be reading this message, well, Bill, you’ve been put on notice. Unless you want to be the target of our first ever 1 out of 10 review, get your darn browsers compatible! Please?

15
October
2006

Episode 18 of Upon Further Review!

We’ve finally reached voting age, and to celebrate our new ability to make decisions (well, sort of) we’re rolling out all new opinions in Episode 18 of Upon Further Review! In this show Clea rethinks her suspicion of GPS receivers before we move on to the main portion of the show: first, we browse through the Internet megastore known as eBay; second, we whip out our plus 3 Boots of Buttkicking as we review the Munchkin card game; and finally, we venture (with not a little trepidation) into the world of biotechnology with our review of the Futures in Biotech podcast. Thanks as always for listening, contributing, and telling others to do the same! (Special thanks this week to Weird Al Yankovic for his musical contribution to the show; as usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

eBay

Munchkin

Futures in Biotech

6
October
2006

Episode 17 of Upon Further Review!

We’re charging down that eclectic highway with our multi-subject episode 17 of Upon Further Review! In this episode we send a shoutout to our listeners before moving on to the show proper: first, we get lost and then are found with our review of GPS (Global Positioning Systems) portable receivers; second, we look at glass and grass (no, not THAT kind!) in our review of the Chihuly exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden; and finally, we look into the future as we review the Silent Universe podcast. As always, we thank you for listening, telling friends, and generally being all around nice people…and ask that you keep all of that up! :) (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

GPS

New York Botanical Garden, Chihuly Exhibit

Silent Universe

One part of the Chihuly Exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens, courtesy of Clea!

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