Saturday, March 15, 2008

Radio Broadcasting History, Favorite Radio Stories WJDX-FM

Radio Broadcasting History, Radio People, Favorite Radio Stories WJDX-FM
March 15, 2008
The fact that we were able to convince management to make the change is somewhat of a miracle and a fortunate "quirk"--consider that this was Jackson, Mississippi (of all places) during a politically and culturally repressive period (1968) and that the ownership of the station was, in a word, conservative. But regardless of all that, the new format was put in place, and WJDX-fm became one of the first stations of its kind, not only in the South, but in the entire country!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Why is Gizmo spamming my contact list?

Why is Gizmo spamming my contact list?

I have some issues with the Gizmo5 project and the way it handles my AIM, MSN, Yahoo, & Google Talk contacts. I am running GrandCentral and only needed the sipphone features from the Gizmo Project.

I don't necessarily want Gizmo to e-mail everyone on my contact list in Yahoo and invite them to join. I don't like spam and most of my friends don't like it either. How do you keep Gizmo from doing this?

It only took a few minutes for the program to add all of my contacts and now it is going to take hours to get them off. I feel like all of my contacts have been hijacked by the Gizmo5 Project

How do I stop Gizmo from logging into to other chat networks.

If you would like to stop Gizmo from logging into your other accounts on MSN, Yahoo, and AOL/AIM removing the contacts will not work. The way to do this is open the start a chat session with the contact "Add AIM, MSN, Y! buddies." SELECT option 3 then 6

To properly remove contacts you imported from another network, you will need to "unregister" those contacts. Simply deleting contacts from other networks may delete those contacts from your buddy list on the other network, for example your AIM or MSN buddy list.

"Spam from the Gizmo Project?": Tech Support from Ask Dave Taylor!

But that's not the worst of it.
Tonight I received what appears to be spam from someone using the Gizmo Project, a Voice over IP (VOIP) telephony system, that asks me to sign up and download their software: