October 2, 2008

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Mac Roundtable 2008.10.2 Episode #50

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 4:49 pm

Episode 50 was hosted by:
Chuck Joiner: MacVoices
Tim Verpoorten: Mac Reviewcast
Katie Floyd: The Maccore
Jonathan Cost: Mac Tips Daily
Steve Stanger: The Mac Attack

The topics for this weeks show include blogging software, managing & archiving email and home theater set-ups.

Links:

MailSteward
ATVFlash
WordPress
MarsEdit
PowerMail
TubeStick
Drupal
Gmail
RapidWeaver
Hulu
MediaCentral
Plex
Boxee
Remote Buddy

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5 Comments »

  1. [...] latest appearance on the Mac Roundtable found us celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary. The show’s panel included Katie Floyd [...]

    Pingback by Writings, Ramblings, Proclamations & Prognostications » Blog Archive » New Appearance on The Mac Roundtable — October 2, 2008 @ 10:18 pm

  2. Another great Mac Roundtable podcast! Can’t wait for the next one!

    I forgot who brought up the comment on up-converting DVD players but I think that’s a great question. Hardware/software up-converting up to 1080i would create graininess wouldn’t it? Again, I think that’s a great thought and would love to hear it on the next Mac Roundtable.

    I do have a comment as well about hooking up a MacBook/Mac Mini to an HDTV. My old setup was my MacBook (Late 2007) hooked up to a Toshiba 37″ LCD HDTV at 720p via Mini-DVI to VGA straight to the TV. It had great picture quality but I found that there was a laggy part of the screen at the top right that would mainly while watching video. I went to Best Buy and purchased a Mini-DVI to DVI converter and a DVI to HDMI Dynex cable. This fixed the problem but also brought along a higher quality picture. I’d definitely recommend going the HDMI route to anyone using their MacBook [Pro]/Mac Mini on HDTV’s.

    A side note, I went from Mini-DVI to DVI, then to DVI to HDMI because I read that DVI and HDMI are essentially the same digital signal. I’m not sure if you’ll get the same result using a Mini-DVI to VGA and a VGA to HDMI cable.

    Great show! Can’t wait until the next one! Happy 50th!

    Comment by Gerard Massey — October 3, 2008 @ 6:06 am

  3. I really enjoyed this episode. Great hearing your comments about what type of blogging software you use for all your individual websites. I run a couple of sites on drupal (http://www.mytwitterverse.com and also a site for my church at http://www.bteministries.org)
    I’m no master of Drupal by any means, but the latest version of Drupal is pretty easy to install now. If you haven’t tried Drupal 6, give it a go.

    Also a good topic on how you all managed your email. I took note of a previous mac roundtable episode and now manage my email this way http://www.mytwitterverse.com/content/single-inbox-management-iphone-and-mac.

    I also use mailstewared for backups. I back up all my email with mail steward in addition to keeping archives on gmail. I created a smart folder which sorts all mail that is older than 3 months. After a back up in mail steward I then delete all mail from mail.app that meets the criteria of 3 months or older. It helps keep mail.app running fast and snappy.

    Comment by Darrin — October 5, 2008 @ 7:12 am

  4. Good Podcast. Useful stuff for a recent switcher.

    On the Podcasting front – check out this newly released podcasting module for Drupal that brings podcasting up to date with best practices for flexibility:

    http://mustardseedmedia.com/podcast/episode14

    On the mail thing, I was a longtime user of Outlook in Windows, and always used the export feature to archive off folders to which I had gathered my ready-to-archive emails – much like the fellow on the podcast using PowerMail. However, on the Mac, I ended up going with Mozilla Thunderbird, and discovered something very interesting…

    My biggest complaint with the archiving thing was that it took time to export loads of messages, or to import them if I want to search them. It made my archives less transparent. In Thunderbird, you can move everything to a folder you want to archive, then quit the app, move the corresponding folders out of the folder where the data is stored, and then restart Thunderbird. Bam! They’re just gone. If I want to search my archives, I just reverse the process, and drop the folders back in. No waiting (up tp 30 min!) to import/export large collections of email. It’s instant.

    Comment by Jay McDonald — October 7, 2008 @ 8:05 pm

  5. You can move everything to a folder you want to archive, then quit the app, move the corresponding folders out of the folder where the data is stored, and then restart Thunderbird.

    Comment by club penguin — May 25, 2009 @ 1:45 am

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