Michael Lauf and Ricky Enger tell us about two cool software programs:
While the buttons do not have text labels, you can right click to perform all functions. You can record and optionally have it create a new audio file every time the song changes, as long as the titles change as well. A normalizer keeps all stations at
the same volume level. this program is a must for any radio enthusiast.
With Jamal Mazrui’s release of version 3.3 of pdf2txt, the program is the most powerful free way under Windows to turn pdf files into easily-readable text. It now incorporates three different text conversion methods, an html converter and a means to turn those annoying pictures-of-text into readable text.
They also discuss and play sound bytes from the april 7 protest at the Authors Guild in New York.
The U.S. government may soon tighten the definition of a guide animal under the Americans with Disabilities Act to exclude farm creatures such as horses. The new ADA regulations are under review and final language will be issued later this year. While most Muslims
believe dogs can violate ritual purity, horses are seen as regal animals. Still,
“there would be concerns about bringing a horse into certain establishments and areas of worship. There are only a handful of the miniature animals trained as guides for the blind.
Conficker Making the Rounds
Researchers discovered a new variant of the Conficker worm Thursday. Security companies are warning that the variant is attempting to download malicious code onto victims’ systems, possibly including copies of the Waledac Trojan, a spam-oriented application
propagated through bogus e-mail messages. After a false start on April 1. US-CERT said it’s aware of reports indicating a widespread infection of the Conficker Downadup worm, which can infect a Microsoft Windows system from a thumb drive, a network share, or across corporate network servers without the MS08-067 patch from Microsoft.
They concluded by welcoming three podcasts who are cross-promoting with SeroTalk.
and we interviewed and played segments from the