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1414191600 Tech News 2Night

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1414260000 The Tech Guy

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1414346400 The Tech Guy
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Monday, October 27

1414429200 Tech News Today
1414432800 Triangulation
1414438200 iPad Today
1414450800 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, October 28

1414515600 Tech News Today
1414519200 MacBreak Weekly
1414526400 Security Now
1414533600 Before You Buy
1414537200 Tech News 2Night
1414540800 All About Android
1414549800 Padre's Corner

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1414596600 FLOSS Weekly
1414602000 Tech News Today
1414605600 Windows Weekly
1414612800 This Week in Google
1414623600 Tech News 2Night
1414630800 Ham Nation

Thursday, October 30

1414688400 Tech News Today
1414692000 Know How...
1414695600 Marketing Mavericks
1414701000 Coding 101
1414704600 Home Theater Geeks
1414710000 Tech News 2Night
1414711800 The Giz Wiz

Friday, October 31

1414774800 Tech News Today
1414778400 This Week in Law
1414785600 Android App Arena
1414796400 Tech News 2Night

Saturday, November 1

1414864800 The Tech Guy

Sunday, November 2

1414954800 The Tech Guy
1414969200 This Week in Tech

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Know How... 52

Setting up a Blog

July 18 2013

Sometimes you want to communicate a message that is over 140 characters. Blogs are a great way to get your content on the web in a way you control. You won't be subject to Facebook or Twitter's redesign whims if you set up your own blog.

Free Hosted Blogs

If you want to get started, try out a free hosted blog. If you're a Google user, it is pretty simple to try out Google's solution called Blogger. The layout is very much like Google Docs and there is now Google+ integration so you can share directly to Google's social network.

Alternatively, there's Tumblr. The interface for this blogging service is much simpler. You get a few options so you can set up your text, video, or audio post quickly. Additionally, Tumblr shows you a bunch of popular content from all the different tumblogs if you want to repost things quickly.

If you like power, you'll like Wordpress.com. Its interface is not as simple as something like Tumblr, but you have a dashboard that gives you quick access to setting pages, links, comments, and more.

Self-Hosted Blogs

The first thing you want to do is get yourself a domain name. I'm a fan of Hover.com as a domain registrar because it is incredibly straightforward and easy to use. [Disclaimer: Hover has been a sponsor of TWiT.tv]. As a pro-tip, try out NameChk.com to see if your online identity is available everywhere on places like Twitter and Google (as well as a domain name).

Then pick a web host. For my personal projects, I use Bluehost. It costs a couple of bucks of months and allows you set up your site easily.

I like using Wordpress as my CMS on Bluehost since it has so many plugins for things like podcasting. Some of the plugins I use on my personal sites include Podcasting Plugin by TSG, Disqus for comments, and iFrame to embed videos and other content.

Know-It-Alls

William wrote in to show us his awesome ebook scanning set up on Google+

Hi. Jerry here, loving the show:)

About show 51, scanning books. Some libraries, like the one I work in, will have a book scanner for free use.

A book scanner is designed to have a very small edge so the the book can be scanned one page at a time with it hung over the edge, helping to prevent spine damage. We also have software to make a PDF and/or do OCR to make an audio book using Kurzwiel software.

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