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Episode 167 - Scheduling Advice
July 15, 2019 12:14 PM PDT
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1) Scheduling Online
a) Tony’s thoughts - Be organized and plan it out
b) Print them all out
-Normal pile
-OK pile
-No way pile
c) Talk to stake holders

2) Sim Card Swap Nightmare
a) https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-i-survived-a-sim-swap-attack-and-how-my-carrier-failed-me/

3) Ambient Privacy
a) https://idlewords.com/2019/06/the_new_wilderness.htm

4) Depressed Online
a) https://mashable.com/article/anxiety-depression-social-media-sad-online/
b) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha_Box

Episode 165 - Projector Search
May 13, 2019 12:45 PM PDT
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1) Apple kills a number of parenting apps
a) NY Times article by Jack Nicaus- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/technology/apple-screen-time-trackers.html?utm_source=Mobicip+Newsletter&utm_campaign=40412b0160-newsletter_may_2019_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d79046fb92-40412b0160-381664949&mc_cid=40412b0160&mc_eid=7241c605ec
b) Apple’s response - https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/01/devs-urge-apple-to-release-screen-time-apis/
What this means for parents?

2) Projector Search
a) Laser vs Bulbed - LASER is the way to go
b) Cost of bulbs
c) Short throw vs Standard

3) Python Creator Quits:
a) https://developers.slashdot.org/story/19/05/05/0532257/python-creator-guido-van-rossum-blames-his-resignation-partly-on-social-media

Episode 164 - Angry High Schooler
April 15, 2019 04:44 PM PDT
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1) Spring break stories
a) iPad apocalypse

2) Windows Lite
a) https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-windows-lite-project-gets-new-codename by Zac Bowden - Windows Central
b) Its own Chromebook like device
c) Very early reports - unsure if this will ever happen
d) Thoughts?

3)Steam/Stem Core Skills by Tony DePrato
a) https://itbabble.com/2019/03/19/steam-stem-core-skills/
b) Appropriate skills for grade levels

4) Self Checkout with a Chromebook! By Patrick Cauley
a) https://itbabble.com/2019/03/25/self-checkout-with-a-chromebook/
b) Reasons to do this?
c) Cost?
d) Implementation?

5) Make your own flashcards with Google Sheets by Patrick Cauley
a) https://itbabble.com/2019/04/12/make-your-own-flashcards-in-google-sheets/
b) Flippity - https://flippity.net/
c) Versatile for many different tasks

6) Tony and Patrick discuss movies/Game of Thrones

Episode 163 - Momo is Stupid
March 11, 2019 04:31 PM PDT
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1) Tony’s travel tips
a) Carry ons - you know the size!
b) Fast Food on domestic flights - terrible smell
c) Headphones all the time - Bumbling bumblers

2) Linking Google Slides by Patrick Cauley
a) https://itbabble.com/2019/02/22/linking-google-slides/
b) Works with charts and graphs from Sheets
c) https://support.google.com/docs/answer/7009814?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

3) HoloLens 2
a) For industry more than education or consumer
b) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens/hardware

4) Momo challenge
a) Streisand effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
b) Why do schools feel they need to take action on these known hoaxes?
c) Slenderman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man
d) 2016 Clown sightings - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_clown_sightings
e) Do a little research before acting
Watch out for real scams such as phishing emails and fake calls

Episode 162 - CAPTCHAS Suck!
February 11, 2019 04:39 PM PST
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1) Tony’s holiday

2) Finally - displays are moving in the right direction by Patrick
a) https://itbabble.com/2019/01/29/finally-displays-are-moving-in-the-right-direction/
b) Not overthinking it

3) CAPTCHAS suck
b) Filling in an online form for an event at school
c) CAPTCHAS - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTCHA

4) Report Cards - Hell on Earth? Or Really Helpful Documents?
a) Long format unnecessary?
b) Standards vs Grades

Episode 161 - It's a HOAX!
January 15, 2019 04:48 PM PST
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1) Virtual Reality - I am hopeful for its future by Patrick Cauley
a) https://itbabble.com/2019/01/10/virtual-reality-i-am-hopeful-for-its-future/
b) PSVR - https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstation-vr/

2) Story Time with Uncle Tony -
Facebook copy and paste text to see posts from old friends
a) Afraid to copy and paste
b) Tony retyped it in TextEdit - instead of copy and paste
c) Facebook linking these accounts due to same content (hypothesis)

3) Consumer Electronics Show 2019
a) Samsung’s MicroLED - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroLED
b) LG rollable TV - https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/12/17/18145866/lg-rollable-tv-ces-2019-commercial-sale
c) New laptops
d) LG Gram
e) Cheaper Chromebooks
f) Lenovo Laptops
g) Apple Airplay on most TV’s

Episode 160 - AI Still Sucks
December 30, 2018 01:25 PM PST
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1) Good article or Facebook hit piece?
Beware Silicon Valley’s Gifts to Our Schools

2) Tony loves the new Ubuntu, more arguments for a Chrome Based environment and App Stream- OR - just Ubuntu and Amazon without Google Overlords
a) https://www.ubuntu.com/
b) App Stream runs well - https://aws.amazon.com/appstream2/

3) Crisis plan for IT departments
You Need Power or You’re Gonna Have a Bad Time
a) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1musexE29t1HkVZUDZp9jYgg-GgniSaZW4zQdkDcktxc/edit#gid=0
b)What happens in a bad day?

3) AI Still Sucks
Service that monitors G Suite and Office 365 schools.
a) It looks at email and Google Drive/OneDrive documents
b)Can read text in pictures
c) Looks for drug mentions, violence or gun use, self harm, profanity and cyber bullying
d) 91,661 issues reported - none that require any action from administration


How to understand it:

Episode 159 - Virtual Nope!
November 21, 2018 08:20 AM PST
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1) Apple’s New Hardware
a) MacBook Air - https://www.apple.com/macbook-air/
b) Mac Mini - https://www.apple.com/mac-mini/
c) iPad Pro - https://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/

2) VR Headset
My Hands On Experience
a) Lenovo Mirage Solo - https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/virtual-reality-and-smart-devices/virtual-and-augmented-reality/lenovo-mirage-solo/Mirage-Solo/p/ZZIRZRHVR01
b) Not ready for mainstream anything

3) Google and LDAP
a) https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/simplifying-identity-and-access-management-for-more-businesses
b) Pricing - https://cloud.google.com/identity-cp/
c) LDAP - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Directory_Access_Protocol

Episode 158 - Trends? Maybe not
October 28, 2018 09:25 AM PDT
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1) Apple, Microsoft and Amazon’s events
a) Apple - https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/12/everything-apple-announced-2018-iphone-event/
b) Microsoft - 3) https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/2/17923080/microsoft-event-2018-announcements-news-surface-laptop-windows-10-updates
c) Amazon - https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/20/17882582/amazon-event-september-2018-echo-alexa-speaker-news
d) https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-tab-s4/
New Apple Event - October 30th


Project Streaming - a) https://projectstream.google.com/aco/invite
b) https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/01/google-gets-into-game-streaming-with-project-stream-and-assassins-creed-odyssey-in-chrome/

3) Predictions, Patience and Observations by Patrick
a) https://itbabble.com/2018/09/23/predictions-patience-and-observation/
b) Beware of predictions and getting “caught up” in the moment.

4) Tony topic: Scheduling - Don’t be a trendsetter.
a) Steve Jobs Lost Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBh5_j4a1yo
b) Timetable: https://www.asctimetables.com/

Episode 157 - Welcome Back
September 14, 2018 01:39 PM PDT
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1) School’s back in session!
2) Goals for this year?
3) New tech for this year?
a)Amazon App Stream
b) https://aws.amazon.com/appstream2/
c) Make sure you have educational pricing -
d) contact Tony for support
e) Laser Printer - https://glowforge.com/
f) https://www.rolanddga.com/products/3d
4) Apple Event this week - anything we would like to see?
5) Windows Surface Go
a) https://bit.ly/2NWySj3
b) Lenovo YogaBook 2
c) https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/1/17416526/lenovo-yoga-book-2-pro

They have a TEEN Program:

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