Daily Giz Wiz 247: Kick Off

Episode 247 of the podcast

Kick Off
Subject: Review of Kick Off
Released:Tuesday 13 February 2007
Length:about 14 minutes
Download file:DGW-247.mp3 (6.2 MB)
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Short info

Automatically reboot your computer when it's stuck - great for unattended servers, or podcast posters - with the Kick Off.

Detailed information

A gadget that Leo found under his desk.  Kick-off ! is a small USB device that monitors a system (which needs to be 24/7 such as a server) and automatically restarts it when it crashes. Kick-off! provides application crash detection, logging and preventative restarting capabilities.

Slim-Line Leo

Leo is on a special no-caffeine diet which succeeded in losing 6 pounds for him in a week.

Hayes SmartModem

Listener Wex worked for Hayes Tech Suport in its dying days.  Dennis Hayes was a classic geek who invented the SmartModem (Episode 245) but a bad businessman who could not realise one could not go on selling modems for hundreds of dollars.  A model the MobiModem sold for $1,200.

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