Download My Love

Someone suggested that with his new look, Marty should join a boy band. As some of you remember, we created a boy band for the old Call for Help (I’m calling it Call for Help Classic). We aired their video once and managment informed us it was never to air again. Maybe if you listen to the MP3 of the song you’ll understand why!
Speaking of one shot appearances, Monday’s show aired only once. In a weird combination of errors, neither the master nor the backup tape of the show was mode. So we had nothing to re-air. We decided that the Pentium IV 1.7 Ghz benchmarks were important enough that we repeated the segment last night.

Bottom line: with current software the 1.7 is no faster than the 1.4 Ghz P4 and the current AMD Athlon 1.3 smokes ’em both. That may change when P4 optimized software comes out, but we don’t recommend a P4 at this time. Especially since it requires the dead-end RAMBUS memory.

When P4s work with standard DDR-RAM and P4 optimized software starts appearing, then it might be a good choice. But that’s at least six months off.

69 Replies to “Download My Love”

  1. there is a poll asking what you think of TechLive, its on the interact page, which seems sort of odd to me. Seems that if they wanted a well rounded response, they would put it on the main page, but what do i know?
    Heres the link, now get clicking!
    http://www.techtv.com/interact/
    Also, if the bigwigs idea is to broaden the audience during the day, I suppose its working, just finished hanging out in the TechLive chat room, where people were having a Win ME lovefest and complaining about the dull evening shows that were all geeky and boring.
    HELLO!!!! Whats the name of the channel again?
    And I’m officially sick of protestations of love for the ladies that work at TechTV, yeah, many are pretty, but i doubt they are gonna find the love of their life in the techtv chat rooms. And if one of them does, I’m hoping it isnt the phrase “She’s a hottie” (or something cruder) that sparks the passion.
    Sorry, its what i get for logging on during the day 8^)
    Wheee, leo’s pitching a show!
    And is it me, or has The Screen Savers gotten back some of its magic?

  2. I saw that segment and I found eMale to sound absolutely terrible and the video to be completely ridiculous. Saying that, however, I can honestly tell you I LOVED the eMale segment. Why? Because it shows the extra effort Martin and Becky went for a segment. They could easily have just TOLD us what to do to get a music file out there to people usuing MP3.com yada yada yada. But would it have as much impact? I think not! They went the extra mile and actually did the whole process. Very impressive! More proof that Martin is one of the Screen Saver’s greatest assets. His enthusiasm is fantastic and it rubs off on the viewers.

  3. Hey leo thanks for taking my question about printing a .PRN file to usb printer today on techlive. the program you sugested didn’t work cause it uses dos and you have to have your printer on LPT1. i looked some more and couldn’t find any other programs that would print the ,prn to usb printer.
    Any other ides would be appreciated.
    i use frontpage 2000 casue i got it a a christmas gift a while ago. its been great for me.
    And would you believe that in 18 hours of posting my site with only a link in this weblig to it i have had 50 unique visits.

  4. Sorry to follow myself.. again..
    But in re-reading Leos entry, I noticed that he said that managemnet said that this video would never air again.
    Is it me, or is that part of the problem? This video has proven to be very popular with fans, seems like they would want to air things that the fans enjoyed.
    Dont get me wrong, it, and things like it shouldnt be on all the time, or even frequently, but its a nice treat, a good belly laugh, and general good fun.
    I also agree, call For Help Classic is a great way to refer to the Leo years, it seperates, yet doesnt put down the efforts of Becky and Scott, as well as the people working behind the scenes to make it the best show they can within the present framework.

  5. Leo,
    Thanks for the reply! Always great to hear what you are thinking because you are the only reason I watch techtv.
    I still do not understand why they had to change the shows so much. I wish you were still on CFH and doing what you do best, teaching. I learned more from watching you on CFH and TSS than by taking any of my university courses. I am glad they wanted to have some changes, but the changes were just too drastic. Techlive is just too long and all the financial news is just depressing sometimes.
    I would love to have the opportunity to do what you do. I know it is hard work and takes a lot of time, but still, I would love it. I am getting the opportunity to teach a computer methods course at my university next year and I am so looking foward to that. I enjoy teaching, expecially teaching anything tech related. That is why I love you so much, you seem to enjoy teaching more than anything.
    Oh well, sorry for the rant. I sometimes have to remind myself that this is just a TV channel. Thanks again Leo!

  6. I was out with friends on Monday night so I had set the VCR to tape the live show. Little did I know it would be another lost episode! I see a huge black market for these tapes forming someday, or at least a following on eBay. 😉
    That list from WinFix is quite nice, very concise. I got rid of 80% of the problems I was having with crashes about a year ago when I stopped running the types of utilities they’re talking about. How on earth would a newbie suspect that a program called “Crash Protector” actually causes crashes? Like “mandatory option” or “free gift”, it’s just another puzzlement of the English language.
    You are way dapper in your purple shirt and tie, Mr. L!
    Spring Smooches,
    Jeannette

  7. I doubt very much that they’d ever do a poll. That’s asking for trouble. On the other hand, they do a ton of focus group research, which would be a better way to find out what people really think.
    I think the e-mail we’re getting shows that the current TechTV audience might not universally love TechLive, but I’d guess that TechTV is more intrested in broadening the audience during the day while continuing to serve the core audience at night. (I’m speaking only for myself – I don’t pretend to know what the big guys are thinking.)

  8. Leo,
    I agree! I have an AMD Athlon 1.1 and don’t currently see any need for anything faster! My last 3 computers were all AMD! I always had Intel before, but since my friend built my first AMD (back before the original AMD chip went public), I have been hooked on AMD!
    Also, looking forward to the new show you pitched! Coming from you, it’s got to be great! I hope they decide to use your ideas!
    Brandon Clark: Thanks for the link! I had missed that segment with the E-Male!
    Jeanette: PLEASE email me! I forgot to set my VCR Monday! I thought I’d catch the rerun, and oh well, you know what happened! I’d like to get a copy of Mondy’s show from you if you don’t mind! 😉 THANKS!

  9. Useless Fact of the Day #1: The SF Giants began their baseball history here in Troy, NY, as the Troy Haymakers. They later moved to New York, where it was felt that a baseball team would be more profitable, and then, in the late 1950’s, to San Francisco.
    Useless Fact of the Day #2: “Leoville” is an anagram of “Evil Leo L.” Think about it, won’t you? Or not.
    Michael
    -Who doesn’t think Leo is evil, but perhaps hiding his evil is the most evil deception of all….

  10. Great Leo! I sure hope they take you up on it!!!! I am sure it would be great as long as you are going to be interacting with the people again.
    Another quick question for you. The course that I teach includes building a webpage. In the lab I am using, we have g3’s. What is the best wysiwig editor for the mac? I am a pc guy and just now becoming familiar with the mac.
    Thanks again (sorry about the double post)

  11. Leo, I thought you and Pat were very gracious about the “error” that happened with the live show that didn’t get recorded…. Man-o-man I bet a few choice words were heard that night, but you guys were nice to take it so calmly on the air. I do like the repeats of TSS, so I hope they get the bugs worked out and have a better accountability for recording…. we are moving to a “server based” playback for our shows, but even then, stuff doesn’t always “record” even if it says it is. I hope the tape room and the Master COntrol will all be rolling on the show with a couple backups from now on, tape is cheap and can be recycled…. with all that hard work you put into the 90 minute show it deserves to air a whole bunch of times! As for the show you’re pitching, good luck! I’ll be staying tuned in to fine out the details later on. More Leo, More Leo…. Yay!

  12. Leo,
    Have fun at the game. I am not much of a baseball fan, but I do support the Tigers. I am more of a Hockey guy, unfortunately the Red Wings bowed out of the playoffs early.
    TechTv needs a new show, hope your idea goes through.
    Jason Joyce

  13. actually i didn’t make that pic of leo on a womans body, i just thought it was funny and captured it from the tv.

  14. No, offense but DreamWeaver is terrible, I know Leo hates it but I use FrontPage 2000 — works great. I use Macromedia Flash 5 though.

  15. It’s amazing how forgetful people can be. I missed the first time you guys showed the 1.7Ghz segment, I’m glad I caught it again. I’ve been routing for AMD for along time, I think this is our greatest victory.
    don’t forget: http://www.techtvtechies.com launches on June 2, 2001.

  16. Robert,
    I dont know why your question didnt post, however, if you want a timely response why dont you try the techtv chatroom, sems liek it would be a better place for quick feedback of a technical nature

  17. Well now at least we know where the fridge picture of Leo with the womans body came from!
    I think my lucid dreams will be nightmares for a bit over that one…
    Now i start putting the song on compilation CD’s I burn for friends… hee hee hee!

  18. Leo or anyone else who remebers this:
    What is the link to the program that you use to open up multiple connections to a server. You mentioned it on Wednesday’s show and I can’t find the link
    anywhere for it.
    Mark

  19. If you don’t want Notepad, but you have UNIX/Linux, you could also use:
    cat > filename
    from the command line.

  20. Leo,
    Thanks for the link to the DOS tool.
    I hope a lot of people get a use from it.
    Also, please have fun at the game with ur family.
    U deserve it!
    U ROCK!

  21. wow! triple postings??? also marty’s new look is no good. where’s our marty beard? loved todays show. fix windows? i need that i hate windows me that came with my emachine. things randomly dissapear from the system tray and don’t work when i find them (like the volume control) now it won’t recognize double clicks!!! i want my 277 dollars back from bill!!!!

  22. Whoever posted the e-male stuff, thanks! Thanks is the stuff I miss, the corney, stupid skits like that. That was great

  23. this is odd. i posted a question asking if anyone had the results of each test at a website . instead i find it wasn’t posted. is there censorship here ? i just want the results so i can show a friend. i can’t watch tvtech for a little while. i am visiting a friends house and his cable company (comcast ) doesn’t carry tech tv 🙁 .
    bob

  24. Hey Brandon, I couldn’t get the link for the video to work. 🙁 Might want to check into that.

  25. Leo, I love the show. Could you e-mail me at scott.ski@juno.com. I would like to get a autograph. I downloaded the dml song. I like it, its my new theme song. Is that Martin and Roger singing? I agree with you on the Athlon. It is just as good as the P4 or P3 but much cheaper.

  26. Leo, I love the show. Could you e-mail me at scott.ski@juno.com. I would like to get a autograph. I downloaded the dml song. I like it, its my new theme song. Is that Martin and Roger singing? I agree with you on the Athlon. It is just as good as the P4 or P3 but much cheaper.

  27. Hey Leo,
    Glad to hear your pitching a new show. Like a previous post mentioned, I’ve learned more from you than I have in some of my college courses. I hope that most of the people who visit Leoville have voted at the Techtv interact page. It took alot of complaining on the message boards to get this poll up and we need everybody to participate. Thanks
    Have fun at the game..

  28. i sent leo the e-mail video.i will make a site with it on it and a couple fridge pix i have had on the show.
    Leo could you help me i tried to get on techtv today with no luck (joshua wouldn’t let me on cause it hadn’t been “30days”) i have a file *.prn i got it by using the print to file feature (file> print [x] print to file. how can i print this file to a usb printer. thanks for your help.

  29. Leo, I love the show. Could you e-mail me at scott.ski@juno.com. I would like to get a autograph. I downloaded the dml song. I like it, its my new theme song. Is that Martin and Roger singing? I agree with you on the Athlon. It is just as good as the P4 or P3 but much cheaper.

  30. How can he be going the game tonight? The game is at 7 and that’s what time the ScreenSavers are on.

  31. Oh yeah, Napster users, dont forget to put Download My Love in the right music folder…. lets spread the wealth!

  32. Oh yea, hope you have fun tonight at the game. Love baseball, but I am a yankees fan (since birth). Bonds is awesome though and dusty can manage as good as anyone!

  33. Hey its on TV here(Cincinnati) maybe i’ll see ya, if your sitting right
    behind the plate..:)

  34. Totally useless fact!
    The Cincinnati Reds for a time in the 1950’s changed their name to the Cincinnati red legs, to avoid being labeled communists 😉

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