Donovan is a strange breed, born and raised in the deep South, he falls on the left side of the political spectrum. Couple that with no interest in the standard southern faire of fishing, hunting, and sports, but with a passion for all things tech, he’s an anomaly in a sea of cookie cutter “Southernism”. He’s not a believer, always a skeptic, and feels there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about things. He’s opinionated, and at times somewhat brash. That’s what you’ll get when you listen to this podcast, where he shares personal stories, and news of the day he finds interesting, or maybe a specific topic he feels needs further discussion. No subject matter is off limits! You’ve been warned. ;)
Donovan talks about the differences between Thanksgiving 2019 and Thanksgiving 2020 and how none of us could have been prepared for what 2020 brought us.
America is Back, Baby!
Previously released as a Don Talk episode, Donovan has decided to fold DT into DDP (why the hell he started DT back again makes no sense, even he admitted that) and release this podcast where he talks about Biden being called the winner by practically all of the news agencies, and the fact that Trump won’t concede. Originally recorded on Sunday, November 8, 2020.
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Remembering With You
Donovan discusses a card he received in the mail from the funeral home that handled his mom’s arrangements last year; it was a “Remembering With You” card — and he’s not necessarily happy about it. He and Lea had a good time Halloween night grilling sausages and listening to spooky music and a podcast, but he was pissed that more channels weren’t running Halloween themed movies; they were playing Christmas movies! Rounding out the episode, Donovan explains what his 2021 health insurance will look like, and it’s not pretty.
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So They're Unbanned?
Donovan discusses the CEOs of various social media giants being in a virtual meeting on the Hill – Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and how Ted Cruz went after Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey. He provides his own thoughts on what’s happening with the social media networks, how much power they actually have, and if there’s anything that needs to be done, or can be done. He’s especially worried about Section 230 being scrapped.
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Donovan drops some technical tidbits about changes to the backend of the podcast, but the main focus of this episode is how companies have so much wasted paper because they keep sending mail to dead people! It’s something he keeps having to deal with as the 1 year anniversary of his mom’s death is just around the corner, and even on the day of the recording new mail came in for his dad, who’s been dead since 2013!! How can this be dealt with?!
He very briefly talks politics in regards to the supreme court, and the election, which is only days away on the date of this recording.
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Episode 49: Shadow Prime
Donovan talks about his mother’s one year death anniversary (deathiversary?) is coming up in about 2 1/2 weeks; Halloween is on a Saturday this year along with October’s 2nd full moon; a friend and his family have tested positive for COVID-19 so he asks (without naming them of course) that everyone keep them in their thoughts and wish them well; the Shadowlands pre-patch for World of Warcraft dropped on the 13th; Apple also had their event on the 13th announcing new models of the iPhone 12; the election is about 2 1/2 weeks away, so vote like your life depends on it (it does); the confirmation hearings for replacing the Notorious RBG started this week for Amy Coney Barrett – Donovan’s convinced she’ll be confirmed, but he holds out hope that she walks the talk she spouts; and Amazon Prime Day (along with a slew of other companies) started this week on the 13th and 14th, but with so many unemployed, who can really afford any “deals”?