December 1st, 2017 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to the wonderful folks from ByWater solutions for inviting me on!

Audio-only version @ libraryisopen.com.

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August 1st, 2015 by Michael Sauers

IN THE SECOND EPISODE OF THE GATHER OMAHA PODCAST, WE SIT DOWN TO TALK WITH THREE AWESOME LADIES CHARGED WITH CURATING INFORMATION AND ACCESS FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

Our guests for this episode are Micki Dietrich, Wendy Townley, and Rebecca Stavick. Micki works with the Omaha Public Library on community engagement efforts. Wendy works with the Omaha Public Library Foundation, raising funds for special projects at the Library. Rebecca is leading the new DoSpace project here in Omaha. an innovative digital library project opening very soon.

There are all kinds of ways for you to get involved and support these organizations. Go check out your local library branch, spend some time at DoSpace, and be sure to reach out to these ladies with questions about support. The library needs our civic support to continue to grow and flourish in Omaha.

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January 10th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

T is for TrainingI was a participant on today’s episode of the T is for Training podcast.

The first show of 2014 included Maurice C., Angela P., Jill H-W, Paul S,, Michael S., Andrea S., Liz O., and Jules S.  The conversation started with MOOCs and ended on BYOD.  The episode can be downloaded here.

Take a listen over @ tisfortraining.wordpress.com.

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July 2nd, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Google Listen was the android app I used to listen to podcasts on my phone. Unfortunately, it synced with Google Reader to track which podcasts you were subscribed to. Yeah, well guess how well it works now…

CLARIFICATION: You can still find the program available in the Play store. But when I tried to update my feeds this morning it completely failed to do so. So, I do guess I’m making some sort of assumption here about it’s death, but in the end it’s dead to me.

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June 5th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Patents Attack 2On this week’s episode of This American Life:

Two years ago, we did a program about a mysterious business in Texas that threatens companies with lawsuits for violating its patents. But the world of patent lawsuits is so secretive, there were basic questions we could not answer. Now we can. And we get a glimpse why people say our patent system may be discouraging, not encouraging, innovation.
Listen @ ThisAmericanLife.org.

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June 14th, 2012 by Michael Sauers

I’m a Verizon customer and I’m currently grandfathered-in when it comes to an unlimited data plan. However, recently Verizon decided that the only way you’ll get to keep your unlimited plan in the future is to buy the phone for full price, or never upgrade the one I have now. If instead you want a new phone, you’ll have to start paying for your data under a “shared” plan (i.e. every device on your plan which for me right now is four,) with data caps and penalties for overages.

Yesterday I listened to that day’s episode of the Marketplace Tech Report podcast from American Public Media. turns out they actually got a Verizon spokesperson on the line to ask them to explain the changes. Even if you’re not a Verizon customer, you need to listen to this. The whole episode is only four minutes but the key bit starts at 1:13 and the best bit is at 2:13 with a simple question, “why?”

Now there’s a silence that says everything.

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