17 episodes

A technology podcast focusing on the intersection between how we use it and how it affects us.

Desktop Rob & Mike Attrell

    • Technology

A technology podcast focusing on the intersection between how we use it and how it affects us.

    Glad She Wrote Her Name Down

    Glad She Wrote Her Name Down

    Mike and Rob finally have the discussion they’ve been waiting over a year to have, about spoilers in media. Our duo take a little time to talk about how they each feel about spoilers, their pros and cons, and finally their thoughts on the 2016 film Arrival.
    Links:
    Rob's Blog on SpoilersThe IncomparableCinema Wins
    Desktop is a part of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
    This episode sponsored by:ATB | Applying 3H methodology at ATBAlberta Podcast Network | I Have Some Notes

    • 1 hr 47 min
    A Camelbak Full of Soylent

    A Camelbak Full of Soylent

    Rob makes his triumphant return to podcasting post-newborn, from a hotel in Montreal. Our hosts discuss professional IFTTT use, the ongoing trials and tribulations of using Facebook and Twitter as news/communication tools in the modern world, and a few tech accessory purchases.
    Links:
    The IFTTT AppletRob's TaoTronics Phone HolderRob's Pop Socket
    Desktop is a part of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
    This episode sponsored by:
    ATB | ATB - Transforming the in-branch experience
    Alberta Podcast Network | Alberta Podcast Network Survey

    • 1 hr 40 min
    You Could Be On 4chan (with special guests Press Start To Join)

    You Could Be On 4chan (with special guests Press Start To Join)

    Alan and Josh of Press Start To Join take part in a discussion with Mike about all things gaming. From humble beginnings huddled around CRT television sets playing NES to cruising around town spinning PokéStops on the latest flagship phone, gaming has been a part of their lives in so many ways and has changed over the years in just as many.
    Links:
    Press Start To Join
    Cortex #32: Dropping Acid - Grey and Myke share their VR experience
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    This episode sponsored by:
    ATB | ATB and Artificial Intelligence
    Alberta Podcast Network | Podcasts Connect

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Everybody Hates Podcasting (with special guest Kyle Marshall)

    Everybody Hates Podcasting (with special guest Kyle Marshall)

    In Rob’s absence, Kyle Marshall of Media Lab joins Mike to chat about audio technology and how it’s evolved, followed by a discussion about turning a passion of technology into a business.
    Links:
    Kyle on Twitter
    Media Lab YYC
    Assumptions
    Whatever This Is
    Desktop is a part of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
    This episode sponsored by:
    ATB | ATB and Blockchain
    Alberta Podcast Network | PodSummit

    • 1 hr 14 min
    I Have the Longest Arms

    I Have the Longest Arms

    In Rob’s last episode before he goes on ‘paternity leave’, our duo discusses revisiting old programming projects with new skills, online storage wars, and the idea of ‘you get what you pay for’ in tech.
    Links:
    Narrative
    Google Clips
    ATP 259: I Hired Myself
    Desktop is a part of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
    This episode sponsored by:
    ATB | ATB Customer Experience Team
    Alberta Podcast Network | Alberta Podcast Network presents Doug Hoyer Band & Strings

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Flip Flop Fridays

    Flip Flop Fridays

    Mike and Rob discuss the latest in printers and Twitter tech support, followed by an in-depth discussion about monetization of creative projects and YouTube, from the side of a couple of micro-creators.
    Links:
    Unwind Media - We Want You (in case you're looking to start your own creative project!)
    You can check out the episode on YouTube too, if that's your thing.
    Desktop is a part of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
    This episode sponsored by:
    ATB | ATB/IBM Enterprise Partnership
    Alberta Podcast Network | Nerdcast (Episode 102 ft. Mike and Nick)

    • 1 hr 25 min

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