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For weekly deep conversations about tech, family, budgeting and how it all ties together for the modern family come hang out with me everyday as we break down the latest news.

DC Talks Podcast Dominic

    • Technology

For weekly deep conversations about tech, family, budgeting and how it all ties together for the modern family come hang out with me everyday as we break down the latest news.

    The Bliss of /e/ OS – The UnGoogled Android | DC Tech Talks Podcast - Ep. 38

    The Bliss of /e/ OS – The UnGoogled Android | DC Tech Talks Podcast - Ep. 38

    One of the biggest factors I take into consideration before  purchasing an Android phone is if it is supported by 3rd. party ROM’s.  Previously I’ve run devices without Google Apps after installing  LineageOS, which had significant speed and battery performance in  addition to privacy upgrades. Last week I installed /e/ OS on my Honor 5x after stumbling on it on Twitter. There’s a few aspects  of this really unique OS that I feel merit a test for anyone who has a  supported device.



    The /e/ operating system isn’t just a custom ROM. They’ve developed  an integrated ecosystem of default apps to replace typical Google  services along with utilizing MicroG framework to help more apps work without access to Google Play Services.



    This isn’t a full review of the OS, but my initial takeaways of what  might be the most interesting attempt at a non-Google Linux mobile OS  and something I think I’m going to stick with for the long run.



    For show notes, tech notes and more check out obscurednarration.com. Shout at me on Twitter @domcorriveau, would love to hear your feedback on this topic and more.

    • 28 min
    Nostalgia and Rose-Colored Glasses for Blackberry

    Nostalgia and Rose-Colored Glasses for Blackberry

    On the blog this week was… Admitting my continued love of Blackberry and if physical keyboards on phones are worth it. Blog is on  ObscuredNarration.com right now. This podcast allows me to go deeper on this topic.



    For some time, I’ve been fixated on finding the right mobile device for  me. A device that’s curated just for my use case, not a black slab of  glass that is just a notification vehicle. In my heart I thought this  was a device with a physical keyboard. Thinking of this I fondly  remember my days as a Blackberry Curve user and how much I loved that  phone. But now, I’m not so sure if I wanted it for getting more work  done, or if my rose-colored nostalgia for the early days of smartphones.



    This podcast has undergone a lot of changes and big gaps in publishing, I recognize that. I tried to cover the news and that just set me up for failure. I follow news closely but I’m not a reporter. Instead of a podcast this will be more of a journal (which is what I  changed my blog into as well). I need a place to talk about the random  tech shenanigans I’m up to, what I’m learning and what’s rolling around  in my brain. This isn’t what’s always at the top of the news cycle.  Sometimes the news might trigger it.



    I dislike where tech is going. Often “tech enthusiasts” are just  people who know how to use a laptop or phone and just does the things  the company that makes it tells them to do. When they run into a  problem, they just look for another app to fix it. These are the same people that wait for huge keynotes so the company  can tell them how to use the device and what new apps will fix their life’s problems.



    Budget tech is about biggest bang for your buck. Its about making  things last longer. Its about finding solutions, using critical thinking  to find and build your own solutions. Its about fixing things yourself,  not subscribing to Apple Care



    For show notes, tech notes and more check out obscurednarration.com. Shout at me on Twitter @domcorriveau, would love to hear your feedback on this topic and more.

    • 30 min
    DC Talks Podcast Daily - Going all in on Joplin Notes - May 9, 2019

    DC Talks Podcast Daily - Going all in on Joplin Notes - May 9, 2019

    Its time to talk about the next weekend project and this time I'm talking all about notes apps. Actually, I'm talking about my favorite notes app called Joplin. I lay out why I love Joplin and why I switched to it from Google Keep.



    Links
    Replace Your To-Do List With Interstitial Journaling To Increase Productivity - https://web.archive.org/web/20190101232404/https://betterhumans.coach.me/replace-your-to-do-list-with-interstitial-journaling-to-increase-productivity-4e43109d15ef?gi=9a535dc0b8be



    For some reason this was pulled down from Medium... The link is the Internet Archive version of the page.



    Joplin Notes - https://joplinapp.org/



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    Music
    "Werq", "Basic Implosion"
    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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    Miami Vice Podcast
    Back in 1984, Miami Vice changed the TV landscape not only for the decade, but for generations of police drama’s since. Miami Vice’s cultural impact on TV was not only with police drama’s, but bringing in the best of popular music with each and every episode. Go With the Heat is a serial podcast going an episode at a time and digging into the cultural phenomenon that is Miami Vice from the perspective of hosts who have never seen an episode prior to starting this podcast.
    gowiththeheat.com

    • 13 min
    DC Talks Podcast Daily - Going mobile without the console - May 7, 2019

    DC Talks Podcast Daily - Going mobile without the console - May 7, 2019

    After much internal debate I pulled the trigger on a mobile device for my increasing travel. This is the normal process for me:


    Pick out the most expensive device and slowly talk myself out of it.
    Research the hell out of a used device and never purchase


    This time there's a third step in which I actually bought a device! For people on a tight budget spending any money is covered in several layers of guilt. It was incredibly important to me to get a device that covered 90% of my usecase which is why I chose this device for mobile gaming, media, podcasts and more...



    The Xiomi Redmi Note 7.



    Links
    Redmi Note 7 Specs - https://www.phonearena.com/phones/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-7_id11110



    Mini Metro Game - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nz.co.codepoint.minimetro&hl=en_US



    Steam Link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.valvesoftware.steamlink&hl=en_US



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    Music
    "Werq", "Basic Implosion"
    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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    Miami Vice Podcast
    Back in 1984, Miami Vice changed the TV landscape not only for the decade, but for generations of police drama’s since. Miami Vice’s cultural impact on TV was not only with police drama’s, but bringing in the best of popular music with each and every episode. Go With the Heat is a serial podcast going an episode at a time and digging into the cultural phenomenon that is Miami Vice from the perspective of hosts who have never seen an episode prior to starting this podcast.
    gowiththeheat.com

    • 15 min
    DC Talks Podcast Daily - Standing Up for Human Cashiers - May 6, 2019

    DC Talks Podcast Daily - Standing Up for Human Cashiers - May 6, 2019

    Week off after traveling for my 9-5 but right back to the deep news and today is all about Walmart and their new A.I. store. This video is all about context and how having cashiers who understand human context.



    I'm not much of a fan of the Amazon Go cashier-less store but this new concept from Walmart sounds much better. Human to human interaction is what makes or breaks businesses. If you don't trust your people and want to replace them with machines, the problem isn't with your employees... Its management.



    Links
    Walmart unveils an AI-powered store of the future, now open to the public - https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/25/walmart-unveils-an-a-i-powered-store-of-the-future-now-open-to-the-public/



    Walmart’s Vudu Sets Originals With Queen Latifah, Evangeline Lilly, Randy Jackson for Free-Streaming Lineup - https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/vudu-originals-queen-latifah-evangeline-lilly-randy-jackson-blues-clues-1203204680/



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    Music
    "Werq", "Basic Implosion"
    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    Miami Vice Podcast
    Back in 1984, Miami Vice changed the TV landscape not only for the decade, but for generations of police drama’s since. Miami Vice’s cultural impact on TV was not only with police drama’s, but bringing in the best of popular music with each and every episode. Go With the Heat is a serial podcast going an episode at a time and digging into the cultural phenomenon that is Miami Vice from the perspective of hosts who have never seen an episode prior to starting this podcast.
    gowiththeheat.com

    • 16 min
    DC Talks Podcast Daily - Tech Hoarding on the Road - April 25, 2019

    DC Talks Podcast Daily - Tech Hoarding on the Road - April 25, 2019

    Its time to check in with the last weekend project and I've got to admit... I'm a serious overpacker when it come to travel. I do have a couple recommendations and a look forward to our next weekend project.



    YouTube-DL 

    https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/index.html



    Cable Organizer

    https://gwth.us/2UUBsO9



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    Music

    "Werq", "Basic Implosion"

    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



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    Miami Vice Podcast

    Back in 1984, Miami Vice changed the TV landscape not only for the decade, but for generations of police drama’s since. Miami Vice’s cultural impact on TV was not only with police drama’s, but bringing in the best of popular music with each and every episode. Go With the Heat is a serial podcast going an episode at a time and digging into the cultural phenomenon that is Miami Vice from the perspective of hosts who have never seen an episode prior to starting this podcast.

    gowiththeheat.com

    • 8 min

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