DadCast Episode 27 • WoW The DadCast

@PLuc at PodCamp Montreal 2010 -photo by EvaBlue

Nearly Live From The Wendyhouse Studios of Valois Bay…

This week we’re joined by Montreal Habs Fan, WordPress and PHP Guru, Android and Linux enthusiast and all around Great Geek to know Pier-Luc Petitclerc (@PLuc). In this two part special DadCast, which incidentally loses the [clean] tag for the fist time, we discuss the upcoming MobileCamp Montreal, the benefits and frustrations of Android phones, phone etiquette in 2010, Ubuntu 10.10 as a development environment, and Steph (@Mononque) finally gets to talk about Word of Warcraft, the recent changes to character talent-tree and the upcoming release of Cataclysm. And if that wasn’t enough, Eric (@Schultzter) gets another new mic.

Show Links:
3D Laptops:
HP Envy
Lenovo ThinkPad
WoWCata [Twitter Account] & [Web Site]
Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meercat
TinyCore Linux
iOS 4.0 on 3G iPhone (parody)
Sony Xperia X10 Android 2.1 Software Update Blog Post and Update Link

World of Warcraft – Cataclysm Intro:

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3 comments

  1. Multiple shout outs in one show. Do I have the record yet?

    Eric’s sound quality is like night and day. Excellent improvement.

    My understanding of WOW before this show was the same as particle physics … nil. After this show … no change. You guys seem really excited about it but I am sticking to coffee. Honestly I have never been much of a gamer. The Wii was a big step for me and now it is mainly used for Netflix.

    I have to agree on 3D TV. I tried it out once in BestBuy and ended up with a splitting headache in about 30 seconds. Same thing happens to me looking at a monitor at 60Hz.

    It is really unfortunate that Sony Ericsson is only upgrading to 2.1. The performance difference between 2.1 and 2.2 is huge. Google claims 2-5x faster. I haven’t benchmarked it but the change is obvious as soon as the update is complete. My NexusOne has been on 2.2 for about 4 months now. I really liked the fact that I can change the UI(launcher) and keyboard. I have tried out a few and settled on a launch I like better than the stock one. The jury is still out on the keyboard change.

    I do like Android but I have a NexusOne which is a relatively open phone. There are no carrier limitations and few vendor limitations. The Android experience would vary depending on the manufacturer and carrier so choose wisely. It is on of the main reasons I bought an iPhone for my wife. If I was to buy another phone today I might buy an iPhone since the NexusOne is no longer available from Google and there is not anything similar to fill its place.

  2. I think @Nantel still hold the record, but you are getting close. Interesting thoughts on 2.1 vs 2.2. As usual, my big question is that will this vary between various manufacturers implementation of Android. How does Motorola’s 2.1 release vary from Google’s, Samsung’s and SonyEricsson’s?

  3. Thanks for noticing my improved sound quality, you’ll have to thank my dealer for that though. Next DadCast should also feature a wire connection (although I don’t think the wi-fi is an issue for me).

    Google’s phone gallery lists the following manufacturers of Android phones: Acer, Alcatel, Dell, HTC, LG, Motorola, Pantech, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson; and many more operators. I’m not sure if they all put a custom interface on top and how many operators can be expected to muddle it up even more. Anyways, we all know Samsung isn’t (wink wink) working on the Nexus Two, and in won’t (wink wink) have Android 3.0.