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In this podcast I talk to three mac users after Snow Leopard had been out for a week or so. Two of them had upgraded and the other was still waiting for the disks to arrive. Thanks to Mark Dalton, and Alexander to talking about their experiences actually installing Snowy and to Stefaan Lesage for a general chat prior to his pending upgrade. Looking forward to meeting up with Stefaan later this week at Podcamp Barcelona.

I will have a busy week this week with interviews lined up with Mac users and also some indie  film makers and the Podcamp next Saturday. I put out a video podcast yesterday featuring my friend the artist Frank Corfield for .

I waffle on about my new toy , a which is sitting on my desk now keeping my data safe. I have put in a couple of 1TB drives and have another pair of 500GB Drives to put in also.

Mark has just bought a Drobo also and had put in 4 of 1TB drives. So he will have plenty of room for his video stuff with Final Cut Pro.

Don’t forget to use the code POD146 when you get the checkout at GoDaddy so that you get a 10% discount

whom I met last September at PodCamp Barcelona is organising a new event at CornellĂ .

@ is an event where innovators and entrepreneurs related to the Information and Communication Technologies can share knowledge and information about the use of technology in different areas.

I am thinking of going to the event to show how to grab the free money from the online bookmakers. I will do a seminar explaining how the bookies give bonuses to entice new uesrs and how I have gathered more then 800 Euro using a little know method which takes about 7o% of the money as cash to my bank account. No risk, just good maths.

Here is the earlier and we were talking about how he uses his Mac.

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I had some time to use and I wanted to do an interview for the Podcast and so I asked on Twitter if there was any Mac user ready to get started with an interview straight away. Up pops Joshua Rodriguez who is a student from Canada. We had a super chat about how he uses his Mac and maybe I was able to give him a tip or two as we were talking also.

One of the things I was wondering was, what do students in schools do regards taking computers into schools. Joshua wants a MacBook. They do cost quite a bit of money and you know what kids are like with other people’s property. Maybe with a computer you could expect a higher level of care, but it only takes a couple of mad minutes doing something silly and everyone says “It wasn’t me.” Maybe by bringing this up here I am showing my age and bringing out the dad of three lads part of me or the ex teacher part of my life.

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Seeing as he is a poor student, mind you – all students are that way, I remember it well, I suggested that he might use Mozy for his back ups. Like my son has no money to buy an extra hard drive to be able to use Time Machine or SuperDuper to make a back up, so what can be done is have all of the important files being backed up automatically with Mozy to the Cloud. 2 GB of free space is not to be sneezed at, for sure.

I have been using Mozy for about a month now and I am impressed. It just does the backing up I have set it to do and I forget about it. There is an icon on the bar at the top of the screen and if I click it I can see when the last back up happened and how many files and how much data was backed up to Mozy. It really is ttransparent in use.

The show sponsor for this episode as usual is . Here is a page with more information. I use it a lot and it is impressive. of was the person that told me about it when I met up with him in Barcelona last September.

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Last night I was out to lunch with the family and my wife’s uncle had a new toy to play with – a Nikon D80 and it had a very nice lens on it 18mm to 135mm. I was quite impressed with this more expensive than my own Canon 450D camera. I wanted to keep it, it was heavier so I can assume it has a better build quality aimed more towards the professional photographer or big enthusiast. It is so wasted on the uncle, who hasn’t a clue about photography let alone how to use the camera. The sales person in the shop saw him coming, he would have been better off with a Canon G9. More a point and shoot but still is expensive enough for it to be desirable. What I mean by that is I suspect he got that one because he likes expensive toys rather than what would suit him better,

I think I will have to start saving the cash for a new lens for my camera. I want 2 new lenses right now. I like the zoom which goes from wide to about 200 or 250 that I think Tamron have on offer. Would be great to have such a lens that would be great when going travelling. Save having to carry other lenses when going places. Although again the G9 would be good for that too. Maybe I should get one and be more specific with what I want for the SLR. I could get a really good ultra wide angle prime for instance and a long zoom of about 300mm.

Less than two more days before I can resume my art and photography, I have been stuck working in a camp site all summer  and I am looking forward to having some time for myself.At least I have improved my Spanish somewhat during the six months I have been working.

If you are near Barcelona at the end of next month I will be at the Podcamp at El Masnou and even speaking  there about set up for podcasting, microphones and mixers etc. Why not come and see yourself and meet me there.