300 episodes

A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.

Grumpy Old Geeks Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister with Dave Bittner

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 6.4K Ratings

A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.

    443: Farewell Utopia

    443: Farewell Utopia

    The tweet label heard around the world; social media executive orders; wherefore art thou, Zuck?; quarantine reunion shows; SpaceX take two; Magic Leap CEO out; Globe home-sharing takes a stand; Instagram sharing revenue, sort of; Palantir may leave California; Elon Musk is teflon; the wheel of fate; Covid Corner; Ladies in the Tube and bodily functions; HBO's confusing streaming approach; Tidal, what?

    • 1 hr
    442: White Claw Wall

    442: White Claw Wall

    Quarantine, tech & the third-quarter phenomenon; of course Facebook knew the algorithms were divisive; 44.2Tbps cables; NASA & SpaceX astronaut launch a go; stretching out wine & White Claw walls; Muppets & Fraggle Rock are back; Hotel Artemis; Into the Night; good ol' Huell Howser; Minions; Spy Wars; Hightown; Amazon & Apple invest in podcasts (just not ours); e-cheating in e-sports; feedback.

    • 49 min
    441: Furry Party Gonna be Awesome

    441: Furry Party Gonna be Awesome

    Dreaming & FPGAs; Fitbit pivots; Apple & Google launch exposure notification API; no, we don't have 5G, AT&T; Netflix does subscribers a solid; WFH for Facebook, Shopify; Prime Day delay; podcasting news with Rogan, Call Her Daddy; family squabbles & GDPR; Hulu's new interface; scooters are like cockroaches; PathSpot checks your hand washing; Xbox, Windows NT 3.5 code leaked; it's the end of the World Famous KROQ as we know it.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    440: Precedented Times

    440: Precedented Times

    Now more than ever, in these unprecedented times, DRINK; Giphy business plan; Square at home; no end point in sight; Uber layoffs; weaponizing social media for good; Fitbit comes a bit late to the ventilator game; DJI patent infringement; Untappd tracking; Matrix co-director slaps Ivanka & Elon; new Star Trek; here comes Hamilton; kid's shorts; Shakespeare for Squirrels; mainstreamed conspiracy theories; fort plans; feedback.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    439: Stormbittner

    439: Stormbittner

    LUMI has landed; Uber masks; Twitter employees can work at home forever; Facebook settlement with moderators, censoring, buying Giphy; video games have record sales; Unreal Engine royalty-free; France gives social media sites an hour to remove illegal content; exhausting Zoom firings; Dave wants to join the 501st Legion; engagement, not enrichment; Upload; the English Game; more Musk; soccer is back.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    438: Zuckerbergian Slip

    438: Zuckerbergian Slip

    Existential Me Time; Quibi & Katz; Facebook finally gets a Star Chamber; Libra lingers on; FCC ordered to release fake comments; arrest Musk; Stack Overflow furloughs; Influencers are just fine; micro- & teeny-tiny-influencers; monitoring at home & at work, ick; Slack ya later, alligator; Mitigator; Spotify's contact-tracing; TARDIS Zoom; the best chair, ever; Disneyland in 1957; black holes next door; feedback loop.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6.4K Ratings

6.4K Ratings

mikeymcdangerface ,

Long live chillmeister!

For the longest time I thought his name was Brian Chillmeister! So awesome, my mind will never stop hearing it that way.
Started listening a few years ago when Jason low-key plugged it on another podcast it. Been hooked ever since! Im class of 2000: too young for web 1.0 too old for web 2.0 and Im super grumpy about that! I missed the boat on both! This podcast keeps me chuckling about that fact. Listening from an undisclosed location in the outer rim of Silicon Valley. Thank you! Long live CHILLMEISTER!

Charli x5 ,

Tech Never Felt So... Grumpy?

I look forward to every episode!
Jason, ever tried a Florida Woman?

[REDACTED] USER ,

boring and definately grumpy

COVID19 UPDATE: I really enjoyed the show with these two grumpy ole geeks when they talk about technology. Which is 80% of the show. I stopped listening in 2019. i just couldnt take all of the political conversations and political jabs! their political views mirror the latest main stream media headlines. main stream media is quite biased and polarized. so are these guys and are void of critical thinking.

However, PLEASE, FOR GOD’s SAKE, STOP TALKING ABOUT POLITICS and other stuff you have “opinions” about that have nothing to do with what most people want to hear from you. based on what you think is going on anywhere in a very complex and fluid world you have very little clue about other than the fake news from main stream media you read, hear or see. Especially stop getting upset what politics you see on social media! You should know better;)

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