In This Episode: Playing with PLATO. Travel technology. Scraping the S3 bucket. SmugMug smug about buying Flickr. Warranty NOT void if removed. Things not to name your WiFi hotspot.
This Week’s Hosts
- Leo Notenboom, “Chief Question Answerer” at tech education site Ask Leo!
- Gary Rosenzweig host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.
- Kevin Savetz, web site publisher and Computer Historian at Atari Podcast.
- Longer Bios on the Hosts page.
- Kevin has been playing with PLATO — a very early (1970s) online forum platform, described in the book The Friendly Orange Glow, that is now available again.
- Gary’s Cribbage game for iOS is now officially released, and now he’s designing something new.
- Breach of the Week: Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others.
- SmugMug has bought Flickr (Their FAQ about the transfer, and an article in USA Today).
- FTC reminds companies that declaring warranties void if some sticker is removed is illegal (Vice).
- What’s your WiFi’s SSID set to? A panic evacuation was triggered in a Michigan gym by someone setting their hotspot to “RemoteDetonator” (Saginaw News).
- Tricky hiking tips: use your phone for GPS tracking without killing the battery by putting the phone in “Airplane” mode. Using Location Sharing on Google Maps reports your position to friends when you do connect to the Internet. And/or the Firechat app uses a mesh network to communicate with other people’s phones.