Sunday, July 01, 2018

A Great Music Show from 2013

This is a wonderful show from 2013 with Paul Kelley.

Great tunes and great conversation.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

ME Indie Jukebox June 20, 2018

A huge thanks to Adam for sticking it out on the Jukebox and bringing such great music to our ears and all from the region in one way or another.

Big Hass joined us foer the last show, wow!


Anghami Cypher
Sail Into Night
Mashrou Leila

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Last Nightline Chat June 20, 2018

Shazahd and Glenn

Abbo and James

CarTalk and CarClinic

TechTalk, Andrew, Jatin and Fo

In studio for the final show.

Elaine, Esther and Aieza

James Kelly

This was a fantastic final show.

We had all our regular guests in studio and we managed to get my 2 past producers on the phone, Masarat Daud and Natasha Vallen.

The End of  Nightline on DubaiEye.

TechTalk June 19, 2018

This is the dream team of techtalk and our new show coming soon to your favorite podcast channel is Sofaology!

Here is this week's Tech show.

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And the notes!

The Last show !

WOW, what a ride I started looking back at all the things we had talked about and the show began with Magnus Nystedt and it was mind boggling!

So, let us do as we have always done and get down to business

Need this!

Google news

Need this!

The end of yahoo messenger!

Last week we spoke about Google Lens and that I couldn’t get the app to download… well sorry Huawei and Sony it is actually already in the google images app and working! Not sure why I would use it it still needs some work and learning but the idea is cool, Bixby seems to work better at the moment.

When apps go down we freak, Apple Maps was one in the US, people may have been using it! So they had to freestyle! Oh Yea.

More AI use! (Why not on android????)
Google wants to use AI to help determine which emails you receive as notifications.
The Gmail app on iOS (it's not yet available on the Android version) now offers users an option to only get notifications for "high priority emails." The feature uses artificial intelligence to determine which messages recipients would deem important and lets them turn off notifications for all the others.

Do we want to know when someone screenshots our stories? YES and  no.

Instagram gave lurkers a small heart attack when it announced earlier this year that it's testing a feature that tells users if someone took a screenshot of their Stories. It was yet another page out of Snapchat's book, but one that was welcome for those who want to know if someone's creeping on them. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on which camp you belong to), the platform has told BuzzFeed News that it's no longer pushing through with its plan. It has officially stopped testing the feature and will no longer show that little pop-up notification, which lets you know that this specific person now has a record of your ephemeral post.

Dan Russell's Search ReSearch blog is my go-to resource for learning new strategies and for ideas on teaching search. His search challenge blog posts always provide a new way to think about search. At the end of May he conducted a survey of his readers. The survey was to determine what readers of Search ReSearch think are the most important search skills and attitudes toward search. The results of the survey were posted last week.

The survey results are noteworthy to me because the readers of Search ReSearch tend to be people who are skilled researchers and are often people who spend time teaching search skills to others. The survey results are divided into four sections. Those sections are most important skills, most important attitudes, how to ask good questions, and other advice. I encourage you to read the full survey results right here. The top tips from the first three categories are copied below.

Most Important Skill
Query formulation (and reformulation)

Most Important Attitude

How to Ask Good Questions
Be specific / be clear about what you’re asking

Oprah making content for apple!

Tools a wanna be web developer should master


Bootstrap is one of the best ways to put your Javascript, HTML, and CSS skills to work. This massively popular, open source web UI framework features a library of components, plugins, and prototyping tools, allowing you to build responsive sites and apps for the mobile-first era with ease. While it was initially developed for internal use at Twitter, it’s now used by the likes of Walmart, Target, Bloomberg, and the NBA.
More than ever, the world relies on data to drive business, commerce, entertainment, and other vital industries. And to parse that data and glean insights from it, those industries use SQL. With this language, anyone from data scientists to marketing analysts can create relational databases, manipulate them, and communicate with them. SQL and its various incarnations are used to manage the massive stores of data gathered by YouTube, Twitter, Wikipedia, and Microsoft, just to name a few.
If the web were a giant building, JavaScript would be one of its mightiest pillars. This ubiquitous programming language powers most of the interactive content you’ll find on the average web page, and nearly every web browser has a built-in engine dedicated to it. But JavaScript’s reach stretches far beyond websites; it’s frequently implemented in servers, databases, word processors, and PDF software, too.
More straightforward and conservative than its quirky front-end cousin Javascript, Python is an easy starting point for aspiring backend web devs, but can also be put to great use by data analysts, AI specialists, game designers, and other pros. More than any other language, Python is the go-to for big web companies, including Spotify, Dropbox, and Reddit.
Not to be confused with JavaScript, Java is a nimble, “write once, run anywhere” programming language traditionally used for client-server web applications. It also happens to be a vital tool for Android developers, as the platform's SDK uses it as the basis for building Android apps.
While it may be old enough to be your grandpa, C still has plenty of life left in it. This general-purpose programming language has roots reaching back to the late sixties but continues to be used successfully in modern operating systems thanks to its ample portability. Many popular programming languages — like Python, Java, C++, etc. — interact with C, lending to its reputation as the lingua franca of web development.

Whats App for news????

Facebook dominates the service of apps where we get news!

Check this alarm clock out!

Seeing through walls with AI!