The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) podcasts are about various computer and technology related topics in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad. All TTCS podcasts are copyrighted by the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society and is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 licence.
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TTCS podcast #20 : January 30, 2010
TTCS podcast #20 (MP3 ; 37 minutes ; 25 MB)
Dev, Anil and Mike T discussed the announcement of the Apple’s iPad
TTCS podcast #19 : Febuary 25th, 2009
TTCS podcast #19 (MP3 ; 48 minutes ; 33.4MB)
Dev, Kurt and Mike T discussed the experiences of Windows 7
TTCS podcast #18 : Febuary 21st, 2009
TTCS podcast #18 (MP3 ; 47 minutes ; 32.4MB)
Dev, Anil and Mike T discussed Facebook, Twitter and CCTV cameras as it relates to users’ privacy
TTCS podcast #17 : Febuary 21st, 2009
TTCS podcast #17 (MP3 ; 22 minutes ; 15MB)
Dev, Anil and Mike T discussed the following topics :
TTCS podcast #16 : February 21st, 2009
TTCS podcast #16 (MP3 ; 22 minutes ; 15MB)
Dev, Anil and Mike T discussed the following topics on Carnival Saturday 2009 :
TTCS podcast #15 : February 21st, 2009
TTCS Podcast #15 (MP3 ; 22 minutes ; 15MB)
Dev, Anil and Mike T discussed the following topics on Carnival Saturday 2009 :
- videos from the Nintendo Wii Remote hacking 2008 meeting on Youtube :
- Software Freedom Day 2008 :
TTCS Podcast #14 : December 8th, 2007
TTCS Podcast #14 (MP3 ; 24 minutes ; 8.7MB)
- Look back at Software Freedom Day 2007
TTCS Podcast #13 : December 8th, 2007
TTCS Podcast #13 (MP3 ; 32 minutes ; 11.2MB)
Our thirteenth podcast. The TTCS regulars (Dev, Anil, Mike T, Jacqueline, Raul, Paul) discussed the following topics :
TTCS Podcast #11 : August 19th, 2006
TTCS Podcast #11 (MP3 ; 56.5 minutes ; 13MB)
Our 11th podcast. The TTCS regulars (Mike T, Dev, Paul, Richard Jobbity) discussed the following :
TTCS Podcast #10 : May 27th, 2006
TTCS Podcast #10 (MP3 ; 75 minutes ; 8.7MB)
Our tenth podcast. The TTCS Regulars (Mike T, Anil, Richard and Dev Anand) discussed the following topics :
1 hour edited by Dev T, rest by Colin, final edit and conversion to MP3 by Mike T.
TTCS Podcast #9 : March 11th, 2006
TTCS Podcast #9 (MP3 ; 110 minutes ; 12.8MB)
Our ninth podcast. The TTCS Regulars (Colin, Mike T, Anil, Nissan, Richard and Dev Anand) discussed the following topics :
TTCS Podcast #8 : January 21st, 2006
TTCS Podcast #8 (MP3 ; 64 minutes ; 15MB)
Our eight podcast and the first for 2006. The TTCS Regulars (Peter, Colin, Mike T, Anil, Richard and Dev Anand) discussed the following topics :
TTCS Podcast #7 : December 17th, 2005
TTCS Podcast #7 (MP3 ; 60 minutes ; 13.8MB)
Our seventh podcast. The TTCS Regulars (Mike T, Anil, Richard and Dev Anand) discussed the following topics:
- TSTT ADSL available in Sangre Grande
- the continuing saga of cell phone competition in Trinidad and Tobago
- What other internet providers can compete with TSTT ADSL?
- Could Digicel launch without an interconnection?
- factors affecting ICT and e-commerce in Trinidad and Tobago
- cool tech gifts
TTCS Podcast #6 : October 22nd 2005
TTCS Podcast #6 (MP3 ; 33 minutes ; 7.8MB)
Our sixth podcast, recorded on the same day as podcast #5. Join the TTCS Regulars (Mike T, Anil, Richard, Paul and Dev Anand) as we discussed the recent Apple announcements and the music industry.
Show Notes :
- On Sept 7th, 2005, Apple announced the iPod nano and the Motorola Rokr phone.
- On October 20th, 2005, Apple upgrades the PowerMac and PowerBooks.
- On October 12th, 2005, Apple introduces the iPod aka the video iPod
- Some popular videocasts : CommandN, Player 1 vs Player2 and Hak5
- Can the TTCS do a videocast?
- CaribbeanFreeRadio is listed on the iTunes directory
- Can radio benefit from podcasting?
- Can Caribbean music benefit from iTunes?
- the benefits of Digital Rights Management (DRM)?
- A search on the iTunes library turns up several Caribbean artistes whose songs you can purchase for 99 US cents
- the problems of copy-protected CDs
- the future of record companies and radio stations
- Can you buy from iTunes? Only with an US credit card. Amazon.com can accept local issued credit cards ; you can even buy local foodstuffs.
TTCS Podcast #5 : October 22th 2005
TTCS Podcast #5 (MP3 ; 46 minutes ; 10.9MB)
Our fifth Podcast. Join the TTCS Regulars (Mike T, Anil, Richard, Paul and Dev Anand) as we discuss the following topics:
TTCS Podcast #4 : October 9th 2005
TTCS Podcast #4 (MP3 ; 16 minutes ; 3.8MB)
Mike and Dev Anand talk about the audio recordings Mike did on Software Freedom Day (SFD) , event held by the TTCS, Trinidad and Tobago Linux Users Group (TTLUG) and FLOS Caribbean on September 10th, 2005. The speeches by Richard Jobity, Anil Ramnanan and Allan Samaroo at Software Freedom Day are available as separate MP3 files (see http://www.ttcsweb.org/podcasts/index.htm#podcast4 for links). We answer some of the comments made about the TTCS podcast and the podcast ends with Mike’s “walkthrough” on SFD leading up to the speeches.
Download links to the three speeches made on Software Freedom Day 2005 by
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TTCS Podcast #3 : September 17th 2005
TTCS Podcast #3 (MP3 ; 62 minutes ; 8MB)
Our third Podcast. Join the TTCS Regulars (Mike T, Nissan, Anil, Richard, Colin, Paul, Dev Anand and Peter) as we discuss the following topics:
- TSTT honouring its promise to provide rebates to GSM phone customers because of the crash and subsequent congestion (during the week Monday 11th July to Saturday 16th July) of the GSM cellular network.
- Anil was among three persons rewarded by TSTT for being a long term customer (longest, unbroken service) of their dial-up Internet access service, first offered by TSTT in August 1995
- Cost of Internet access in Trinidad and Tobago is greater than that in the US. Is this reasonable or not?
- Ways for visitors to Trinidad and Tobago to access the Internet
- “Cloning” of TDMA cellular phones. Peter related an examples where one of his phones was “cloned” and used to make several thousand dollars worth of calls. TSTT was very sympathetic about the unfortunate situation, promptly cancelled all charges, upgraded him to their GSM service and even gave him a “free” GSM phone.
- the delay by the Telecom Authority and the Ministry of Public Admin in granting cellular licenses to Digicel and Laqtel.
- the pros and cons of CDMA cellular phones
- Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2005: the TTCS, Trinidad and Tobago Linux Users Group (TTLUG) and FLOS Caribbean teamed up to have a two day event on the 10th and 11th of September 2005. Among the items talked about during the SFD event was the local software development of “Burrokeet“, a “learning content management system”, TTCS OSSWIN CD and the FLOS Caribbean organisation.
- Nissan doing a UWI Computing Society meeting on 29th September 2005 on open source software for Windows featuring the TTCS OSSWIN CD
- How to promote Open Source/”Free” Software so that it could gain more market share and acceptance. Several examples of OSS in use by local companies were mentioned.
- the use of shareware
- the problems of adware/spyware on PCs and the time/effort/money needed to solve these problems
- the popularity of Dell computers in Trinidad and Tobago
- G4 showing G4TechTV Canada’s Call for Help“
TTCS Podcast #2 : August 3rd 2005
TTCS Podcast #2 : (MP3 ; 37 minutes ; 8.7MB)
Our second podcast. Join the TTCS Regulars (Mike, Nissan, Anil, Richard, Colin, Paul, Dev Anand) as we discuss the following topics:
- an overview of the TTCS OSSWIN CD, a compilation of Free/Open Source software for the Windows platform which offers a web based interface to easily browse the over ninety programs on the CD :
- what is open source ; the categories of the over ninety programs on the CD
- who is Tux, see the Tux variant for TTLUG
- the web interface on the CD, containing program descriptions and related links
- the licensing of the software on the CD
- how to get the CD
- why the CD came about
- request for listeners to offer bandwidth to host the near 700MB ISO
- some of the programs highlighted :
- TTCS discussion mailing list
- Other programs mentioned :
- Tuxpuck game
- OpenOffice.org ; its advantages vs MS Office, both the stable and beta versions of OpenOffice.org are on the CD.
- Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird
- Neverball game
- why TTCS OSSWIN CD is superior to other CD compilations of Open Source software for Windows that are available for download.
- web interface on the TTCS OSSWIN CD should work in all browsers : IE (Internet Explorer), Firefox, Opera.
- TATT letter to TSTT in light of the recent cell phone disruption
- TSTT announced compensation plan
- Trinidad Express newspaper website adds RSS Feeds to its web site ; Sage RSS Firefox extension
- the http://www.mayarolife.com/ website
- Trinidadian who developed a kiosk browser extension for Mozilla Firefox
- Konfabulator, now freeware after being acquired by Yahoo!
- the problem of freeware applications that may contain freeware/spyware ; an example of ad-supported program that does it right : Opera web browser
- Microsoft Vista, formerly Longhorn
- other favourite programs on the TTCS OSSWIN CD : PDFCreator, a second mention of XAMPP Lite, Audacity, Celestia, ,Stellarium, GLTron (game based on the lightcycle sequence from the movie Tron), Virtual Dub, Media Player Classic
- request for listeners to suggest a name for the TTCS podcast ; prize is a TTCS OSSWIN CD
TTCS Podcast #1 : July 16th 2005
TTCS Podcast #1 (MP3 ; 44 minutes ; 10.6MB)
Our first podcast. Join the TTCS Regulars (Dev Anand, Anil, Colin, Richard J., Paul, Mike T. and Nissan) as we discuss the following topics:
- The explosion/bombing in Port of Spain on Monday 11th July 2005. Find out where people got the latest news during the incident.
- The World Wide Web (WWW) proved to be a good source for up-to-date information about Tropical Storm Emily (it became a hurricane while leaving the vicinity of Trinidad and Tobago).
- The crash and subsequent congestion (during the week Monday 11th July to Saturday 16th July) of the GSM cellular network operated by Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT).
- Phishing: Internet-based scams designed to steal personal information for purposes of identity theft.
- Local persons stealing the usernames and passwords of TSTT Internet customers to gain “free” Internet access.
- TSTT customers victimised by an email-based worm/trojan designed to “zombify” Windows-based machines.
- TSTT does not actively filter dangerous email attachments such as .EXE, .COM, .SCR, .BAT.
- At 5:07 p.m. (during recording of this podcast) it was discovered that the GSM phones had regained signal strength but still could not be used to make or receive calls calls. However, the older TDMA phones could both make and receive calls.
- Are people hopelessly dependent on their cell phones?
- Hands-free kits for cell phones: good or bad for drivers?
- The equipment used to record this “home-brewed” podcast.
- Internet sites and software that caught our interest.
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