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TechnoGeekery Show #43: Make Your Blog iPhone Friendly

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TechnoGeek John asked:

Dear Chassy Cat,
I want to make my web site iPhone friendly so it loads quicker. I’ve seen other sites that have done it, but I don’t know how to do it. Do I need to change my whole template? What do I do? Thanks!

It happens that I have just RECENTLY made my TechnoGeekery and blog sites iPhone (and iTouch) friendly! WOW. What a crazy random happenstance! My tool of choice was a wordpress plugin–WPtouch– which automatically transforms your WordPress blog into what the creators at BrandNewCode.com describe as “an iPhone application-like experience when viewed from an iPhone or iPod touch.” There are effects! And Ajax! And a cool menu feature that includes access to search, categories, tags, blogrolls, archives, feeds, photos, and more. But I need to save SOME information for the video, or why would you watch the episode?! For my sparkling wit and awesome personality? My spectacular singing? My vast knowledge? My humility? I’m only saying. Read more

TechnoGeekery Show #42: Blogging Blues

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TechnoGeek Jason asked:

Chassy Cat,
What is the best advice you can give someone new to writing a blog? If this question is too simple, feel free to ratchet up the difficulty by putting your answer into the form of a song in your vidcast.

Well, I did address this topic in my very first episode: TG #1: Blog Basics and Beginnings. But, since Jason asked so NICELY, I do have some blog DON’Ts to share…

So blame Jason, everyone. This is all his fault.

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TechnoGeekery Show #41: A Right-Click QUICKIE

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There are even more ways to right-click a Mac laptop than Chassy Cat originally thought.
Hey! Chassy Cat can’t know everything! GOSH.

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TechnoGeekery Show #40: TechnoGeekery Lightning Round

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Chassy Cat makes up for lost time by answering several Burning Questions in one episode! And then there’s the “singing.” And yes, as a matter of fact I am using my sarcastic quotes.

Also, my apologies to Instant Star. YOU know why.

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TechnoGeekery Show #39: iPhone Self Portraits… Everybody’s Doing It

Send YOUR cell phone self-portraits to cat @ technogeekery [dot] com!

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If you haven’t watched the SONG portion of my Horrible Evil Sidekick video at YouTube– just for kicks, you know– feel free to click on over! And rate me with 5 stars! And leave a comment. But… no pressure. I don’t even care.

Okay, TechnoGeeks, I confess… I have identified what could potentially be a Fatal Flaw in the Apple iPhone: Taking a self-portrait is HARD, yo?

I mean, no mirror for framing purposes?! What the…?! And that is not even to mention the fact that it is super hard to figure out where to press to actually SNAP the shot when your iPhone is turned AWAY from you.

But not to worry! Chassy Cat is on the case!

Now, there’s nothing I can do about the self-portrait mirror thing (Apple, are you listening?!) except to suggest you try pointing the camera lens in your general direction and telling everyone that you MEANT for the picture to be all slanty like that, thank you very much (“Hello? It’s avant-garde! DUH!”), but I DO have a solution that will make snapping the pix a breeze!

Watch and learn, Grasshopper(s). Watch and learn.

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TechnoGeekery Show #38: Right Clicking the Mighty Mouse

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I know, right? The Mighty Mouse? With the crazy no-right-clickiness?

Or so you THOUGHT!

That’s right. Chassy Cat (who has now taken to referring to herself in the third person, which is way cool) will show you how to make your Apple/Mac computer’s Mighty Mouse do the right-clicky thing, just like your old mouse on your PC that you may have kicked to the curb without even a backward glance, and now you are really missing that good old right-click functionality. Aaah… the good old days.

Sure, you may have realized that by holding down [control] while regular clicking, you get the same results as right-clicking, but it is just NOT. THE. SAME. Don’t worry. I know. I KNOW.

So, watch carefully, and recapture the right-clicky glory days.

You’re welcome.

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TechnoGeekery FREEBIE: Horrible Evil Sidekick .MP3

Horrible Evil Sidekick

Well CHECK IT OUT! I’m FAMOUS! SIX people have VOTED for me! SIX! As of RIGHT now! And only ONE of those was ME! FOOYAH!

Dude, I’m saying. Wonderflonium.com ROCKS, yo? Solid.

So, yeah… feel free to click over and vote for Super Evil Chassy’s quite compelling argument for a spot in the Evil League of Evil as Dr. Horrible’s Sidekick. Joss Whedon, I mean Dr. Horrible, MUST pick me! MEEEE!

The Horrible Evil Sidekick gig will be mine. Oh, yes. It WILL be mine.

Now excuse me. I need to go call everyone I know.

SIX. Woo!
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I’ve loaded the .MP3 version of Super Evil Chassy’s “Horrible Evil Sidekick” song to iTunes for you. Because TechnoGeeks REQUESTED it, okay?! I’m just saying!

Also, if you are interested in downloading the song as an iPhone ringtone, CLICK HERE.

Finally, also at many TechnoGeeks’ request, I reposted at YouTube ONLY the song portion (”Horrible Evil Sidekick”) of my last TechnoGeekery episode. Please click over and leave lots o’ love. Because that would be awesome of you.

Chassy Cat, out.

TechnoGeekery #37: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

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Dr. Horrible. Very cool. Captain Hammer? Corporate tool.

Okay, so I’ll just let this one speak for itself. (I’ve also posted the SONG portion of this vidcast at YouTube… just for kicks. Feel free to click on over!)

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Cat, OUT.

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TechnoGeekery Show #36: Buying Domain Names… What’s the Point? (Part II)

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Ha! You thought I forgot, didn’t you?! Admit it! You were all, “Chassy Cat totally left us hanging with the Domain Buying, yo?!” But I didn’t! See?!

So get out those brand-spankin’ new domain names, dust ‘em off, and sit back and watch the magic.

Wow. That sounded vain. Just so we’re clear, there is no actual magic involved. Just some fancy domain pointing and stuff.

I thought I should mention that, you know, in the interest of full disclosure…

And a special thanks goes out to Jen of MommyofMany.com for the video! You rock, sister-friend, and I am SO glad you found a way to use one of my tips to stay connected with your hubby while he is deployed overseas. Yay, technology!

Music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab and Easy by Alexz Johnson.

And don’t forget to visit the Mommycast and Friends Family Channel for more family-friendly podcasting!

Cat, OUT.

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TechnoGeekery Show #35: Buying Domain Names… What’s the Point?

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In Part I of this two-part series, Chassy Cat explains three reasons why a TechnoGeek might consider buying a domain name. Stay tuned for Part II, in which Chassy Cat explains what you can DO with a domain name once you’ve bought one… or two… or three… (domain squatter!)

Check out my friend C.C. Chapman’s website for his AWESOME podsafe music podcast, Accident Hash (be a Homefry! It’s FREE!), to learn more about using his codes to get discounts with the popular domain registrar GoDaddy.com.

Music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab.

And don’t forget to visit the Mommycast and Friends Family Channel for more family-friendly podcasting!

Cat, OUT.

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TechnoGeekery Show#34: Registered Domain Names… What’s THAT All About?

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This one’s a Quickie, y’all.

Stay tuned, though, for the two-part TechnoGeekery vidcast extravaganza ramma lamma bing bang: “Buying Domain Names… What’s the Point?” in which Chassy Cat will explain why you should consider buying a domain name, and then show you what to DO with one once you have it!

Say it with me now… SWEET!

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And don’t forget to visit the Mommycast and Friends Family Channel for more family-friendly podcasting!

Cat, OUT.

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TechnoGeekeryShow #33: RSS Comment Feeds…What are THEY Good For?

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Whether you are a blogger or a podcaster with a compulsion to check for comments, or an avid reader who enjoys the snarky and/or poignant comments left at your favorite sites, there’s a seriously good chance that RSS comment feeds are just what you’ve been looking for… even if you didn’t know you were looking in the first place!

I know, right? SWEET.

Music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab, and The Jeep Song by Lee Coulter.

And don’t forget to visit the Mommycast and Friends Family Channel for more family-friendly podcasting!

Cat, OUT.

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TechnoGeekery Show #32: Gravatars… REVISITED!

If you liked Booty Voodoo, visit Lee Coulter’s official website and find out how you can hear more of his awesome music!

I dedicated a TechnoGeekery episode to this topic back in August last year, and then Gravatars went all crazy on me and everyone was like, “O. Em. Gee. Where is my stinkin’ Gravatar?! LAME!” But in the latest upgrade of WordPress, they threw caution to the wind and built in Gravatar support! I know, right?! SWEET. Accordingly, the following information and TechnoGeekery video may be familiar to you, but watch again. (I’m testing out mdialog– as suggested by new TechnoGeek Gail Rivett– by creating a channel. Let me know how it works for you, especially those PC users out there!)

With no further ado…

In our day-to-day lives we can judge others by what they look like, what clothes they wear, how they talk, oh, all sorts of ways. But blogs and boards are so… anonymous. It’s not as if we can actually see each other, right? So how the heck are we supposed to judge each other?!

Fortunately, that’s where gravatars come in. With gravatars, we can create custom images that represent us. A personal logo, if you will. Gravatars identify us and say something about our personality. Which… ah-ha! Okay, what I meant to say was… ah-ha! Now we have something to work with!

Think about it. What can we infer about a person who creates a gravatar image featuring a fluffy white kitten perched atop a pink pillow? Um, cutesy, much? Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Conversely, what can we assume about a person whose gravatar features an image of Jude and Tommy during that scene on Instant Star when they were totally making out in the rain? Aaaw! Hopeless romantic, that’s what! Eh? Eh?

Take a gander at some random gravatars:
random gravatars

So if you frequently find yourself commenting on blog posts throughout the blogosphere, I strongly suggest you create a gravatar. You know… so people can judge you? Then your gravatar should appear whenever you post a comment to a gravatar-enabled blog—like Technogeekery.com, for instance. Hey, it’s easy and it’s free, that’s all I’m saying. Do what you want. I don’t even care. Much.

So… do you have a gravatar now? Well, what are you waiting for? Show off the darn thing by commenting on this vidcast, for heaven’s Pete sake. Do it, do it, do it!

Do it.

Music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab, and Booty Voodoo by Lee Coulter.

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TechnoGeekery Show #31: Adobe Media Player… Rockin’ the Chassy!


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FYI: If you download the new Adobe Media Player (AMP) from Adobe– which you can use to stream, download, organize, and play rich media content– the darn thing comes preloaded with tons of neat-o shows, not the least of these being MY VIDEO PODCAST! O’ TECHNOGEEKERY!

Seriously!

Apparently Podango selected my video podcast as one of the shows they wanted to showcase in the new Adobe Media Player. How cool is that?!

Right?! I know! BOOYAH!

*ahem*

Whatever. I’m totally cool now. Visit Adobe.com to learn more about AMP and to download the player.

Music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab, and All I Want is You by Waltham.

And don’t forget to visit the Mommycast and Friends Family Channel for more family-friendly podcasting!

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TechnoGeekery Show #29: What the Widget?!

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What the widget?! Did YOU know a person with Safari and Leopard could DO this?! SWEET.

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Cat, OUT.

TechnoGeekery Show #28: Leopard and XP Secret Tip

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In today’s episode (featuring a reunion of Cat and Paige from the wildly popular television recap podcast, Veronica Mars REWIND), Chassy Cat and buddy Paige (from Mommycast) share a Leopard AND Windows XP secret tip that is sure to help alleviate even the worst mouse clicking fatigue. And, hey! Who knew Leopard and Windows XP had so much in common? BOOYAH!

Music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab, and December 8 by Betablokka.

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TechnoGeekery Show #27: Hyperlinks and Hugh Hreffner

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Today Chassy Cat reveals all: learn how to make a hyperlink–a link to another web page, picture, document– in comment sections of blogs and websites using HTML, and become a brand new member of the Secret HTML Club! Which, of course, makes you super cool.

Woo!

Remember, Hugh Hreffner is the KEY…

<a href=“URL”>Hyperlink Text</a>

That’s all she wrote, my TechnoGeek peeps.

Music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab, and Can’t You See by Ag Silver. A special thank you to goes out to podsafe artist Matthew Ebel for the Mommycast and Friends bumper at the beginning of the show! You can check out Matthew and his music at www.matthewebel.com.

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TechnoGeekery Show #16 (actual #26): Blog Books and Blurb Raps

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Okay. So this TechnoGeekery episode is actually show #26 (taking into account Quickies and Special Announcements). Just so we’re clear.

That said, have you ever dreamed of being an author? Like, what does J.K. Rowling have that you don’t, right?! Except, you know, like a gazillion dollars and a castle in Scotland, but whatever! All I’m saying is that if you have a blog, that dream of being an honest-to-goodness published author ain’t too far from a reality, yo?

Or have you ever worried that backing up your blog on a regular basis isn’t enough? Like, what would happen if your server crashed and you lost ALL THAT STUFF you’ve posted at your blog? HUH?! What THEN?! Because some of it is pretty darn good?! That’s where Blurb.com comes in…

Oh, let Chassy Pimp explain it. She does it so much better. Plus, she wrote a song and e’rything.

Take it away, Chassy Pimp!

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TechnoGeekery is brought to you by…

On this Very Special Episode of TechnoGeekery, Chassy Cat announces the show’s very first Corporate Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson’s Aveeno Baby products.

Aveeno Sponsor

That’s right! TechnoGeekery, along with the Mommycast and Friends Family Channel and Aveeno Baby, is making total podcast history! No, REALLY. Please feel free (and by “feel free” I mean, “do this, please, please, oh please…”) to click on the Aveeno Baby banner under “The Latest at TechnoGeekery” to learn more about their products (and to show just how awesome we TechnoGeeks are, naturally!). Thank you so much for your support.

Oh, and buy Aveeno lotion. Then tell me about how awesome it is in the comment section of my site.

Also, if you haven’t visited me at iTunes, please stop by and leave me tons of positive feedback! Unless you have nothing nice to say, in which case, stay AWAY.

Thanks!

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TechnoGeekery Quickie #7: Special Message About Streaming Music at Your Blog

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Two words: Don’t. Do It.

I meant three words. Obviously.

(Seriously. People– and by “people” I mean ME– will click right on out of your site if anything automatically blinks, talks, or sings with absolutely no warning whatsoever. NOT. KIDDING. Don’t risk it, that’s all I’m saying.)

As usual, music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab.

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TechnoGeekery Show #15: Product Review… EYE-FI Wireless Card

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I’ve been asked to test out and review a techno gadget!

FOOYAH!

So I’m all, “Heck, yes, I’ll test and review a techno gadget!” And here we are.

Suggested retail price: $99.99 (my only CON for this item; it seems a bit steep)

For more Eye-Fi Wireless 2GB SD Memory Card reviews and awards, CLICK HERE.

For more information about where you can wirelessly share your memories, CLICK HERE.

For more information about how the darn techno gadget works, CLICK HERE.

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TechnoGeekery Quickie #6: Attaching Files to Email

We’ve gone over this before! Don’t MAKE me get out my guitar and write a song, yo?

Please note: You can watch the video in a larger player if you click on the button below that says “Watch the Show.”

As usual, music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab, and You Make Me Feel by Stavia.

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TechnoGeekery Show #14: Podsafe Music… Pump Up the Volume!

Thanks for all the fantabulous questions! I am working on a few of them, so stay tuned, yo?

Feel free to add to my lists in the comment section.

Some of Chassy Cat’s Favorite Podsafe Artists (in alphabetical order, and linked to the iTunes Store):

Adrienne Pierce (Lost and Found used on Veronica Mars)
Adrina Thorpe
Black Lab
Brother Love
The Clintons
Danko Jones (Check out First Date!)
Fauxliage (Let It Go used on Moonlight)
Geoff Smith and the Tonewheels
Jack in the Pulpit
Kevin Reeves
Kill the Alarm
Korben
Lee Coulter (Yes, this is guy responsible for the infamous Booty Voodoo)
Lovespirals (Band’s website)
Matthew Ebel
[munk] (link to band’s MySpace page)
Rocky Votolato
Uncle Seth
Waltham
… to name a few!

Podsafe Music Podcasts:

Accident Hash
Bandtrax Podcast
The Chillcast with Anji Bee
High Orbit Podcast (this is Matthew Ebel’s music podcast)
Mommycast Music Podcast
PodShow Music Rewind
The Rock and Roll Geek Indie Show
Tartancast (best podsafe music… from Scotland!)
U-Turn Cafe
… to name a few!

As usual, music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab, and The Jeep Song by Lee Coulter.

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TechnoGeekery Quickie #5: Chores and Allowance… taking it TECHNO

Click HERE to leave Chassy Cat a RAVE REVIEW at iTunes for her Podcast O’ TechnoGeekery.

In this quick episode I discover that tiny mints and newly-applied lip gloss do not mix. Among other things, naturally.

So… PayJr.com. Check it out. Revolutionize the way you keep track of your kiddos’ (or significant other’s, whatevah, I don’t judge) chores and allowance. On the INTERNET! With email reminders and IM’s and E’RYTHING!

Is that brilliant? Right? I’m SAYING.

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