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Nov. 20th, 2009


We now have our official site, up and running over at www.dumpstertech.net

Nov. 10th, 2009

No Show this week! Sorry!!!! ~GL

Due to Scheduling Conflicts and Randy leaving for the Army. There will not be a DumpsterTech this week. We hope to be back soon and we are looking forward to working with our two new latest additions to the DumpsterTech team; Kris Norberg and Tom Keely.

Thanks for listening.

Nov. 8th, 2009

Top 5 Free Software Picks over at Cnet, plus alternative to! ~GL

Alot of time I'm critized for not talking about software... And cheap/free software. So here is a post just for that!!! While at heart, I'm a big gadget nerd, but where would we all be with out software... and our wallets would be alot happier if it was free software to boot.

Podcaster Tom Meritt (Buzz Out Loud) does a weekly top 5 video for CNET. And this week his top 5 was all about the free Software. Great picks. I use 3/5 of the stuff listed.

Also a great website to check out for cheaper or free alternatives to main stream software is the site http://alternativeto.net I use them every now and again to find solutions on the cheap. Check em out!

Nov. 1st, 2009

DumpterTech Episode 22 - The Elephant in the Corner

Hosts: Graham and Randy

Producer and Commentator: James Zirbes

Special Thanks to Christa Zirbers for letting us stay late to record the show.

Download the podcast here!

Randy: Plastic Logic QUE: Spring 2010 at B&N. Maybe. I hope.

Unibody $1000 Plastic Mac Book
New 16:9 Imacs - 21" 1080p, 27" 1440p with Core I5 or Core I7!!!
New Mouse, Magic Mouse... Oh Gawd.. no...
New Aluminum Remote
New Mac Mini Server - Dual 500 GB Drives, No Optical Drive
Also, a few new Ads:
AUDIO COMMENT and Listener Questions

Oct. 15th, 2009

DumpsterTech Episode 21 - Cloud Real Estate

Download the Podcast Here!

Hosts: Graham, Randy, and introducing Kris Norberg
Producer: James Zirbes
With Special Thanks to: Christa Zirbes

Show Notes:

Amazon Lowers Kindle Price to $259.99 but drops from Data connection with Sprint for At&t.
Building a new PC: AMD vs. Intel
Randy like Server R2, but as his Desktop.... Bhwa??? 
Cloud computing: (side)kicked to the curb, thanks Sidekick.

Oct. 14th, 2009

Top of the line Sub $200 LCD Screens @Cnet

Check out the latest Article by monitor reviewer Eric Franklin over at Cnet. Features a nice in depth comparison chart, as well as video reviews. He's usually a pretty enjoyable reviewer as well.


Oct. 1st, 2009

DumpsterTech Episode 20 - Comcast Sucks Monkey Balls

Download the Podcast here.

Your hosts and Producers: Graham Lovhaug and Randy Meyers


Light Peak

Gmail Push has finally come to Iphone and Windows Mobile
Graham's Review of the Tivo HD
Buying cheap cables, don't buy in stores!!!
Treo Pro, decent cheap smart phone.

Really Good Free Apps we even use:

Sep. 27th, 2009

A Deal I'm kicking myself over....

I own 2 of these monitors... and I'm so jealous of this price.... $189.99 for a 24" that does 1920x1200!!! Click Pic for Link or go here:


This is a must!!! Monitor also has HDMI and VGA, as well as DVI....  Deal ends tonight!

Sep. 16th, 2009

Neat little Cable management Desk Hack.

At the last dumpstertech podcast Randy noticed the little desk modification I made recently. I bought this $10 ikea cable management rack. It's pretty neat and really helps, plus it even can hold a power strip in it. You will need a power drill however.  I actually originally saw this on a few desks in Lifehacker's Featured Workspaces.  But Ikea actually offers several cable management solutions here.

So take a look and enjoy.

Sep. 11th, 2009

DumpsterTech Episode 19 - Save Big on Vital Organs


Download the Podcast here.

Your hosts and Producesr: Graham Lovhaug and Randy Meyers

(Sorry Randy is kind of Quiet, he wouldn't sit close to his Mic)

Apple's Music Keynote, WebOS and Palm Pixi, and Core I5 and I7

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