Stonks & Bonds: Where we’ll be after GME

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Sometimes it’s best to get straight to the point. This is one of our shorter episodes and focuses on an interview with Ryan Broderick, freelance journalist, and author of the Garbage Day newsletter, as he helps Alberto breakdown what exactly does the GME fiasco means as a whole and who the players behind the “meme stock” are. From GME to Wall Street Bets to Internet Subcultures in 2021, if you’re interested in the state of the Internet today, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Turkey & Tech – The Noisecast

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Apparently, the turkey and birthday celebrations were a bit too much for Alberto as this episode was nearly lost. In this episode, Paul returns to talk all things: Quarantine Happy Hours, the sad state of telecom duopolies, Apple’s M1 chip announcement, and Paul’s life away from Retail Hell on Black Friday. 

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Are You Cyber Resilient? Interview with Linus Chang of BackupAssist (Podcast)

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One of the biggest challenges for businesses in our post-COVID world is being able to defend themselves and their data from cybercriminals. BackupAssist’s founder and CEO, Linus Chang, joins us for a conversation about data fidelity, backup best practices, and keeping you cyber resilient. 

Be sure to check out BackupAssist latest product BackupAssist ER – a fully automated, disk to disk to cloud backup for Windows Servers. https://www.backupassist.com/ 

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Barlow’s Dread Machine adds visual flair to twin-stick shooters

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Bartlow’s Dread Machine, by developers Beep Games and Tribetoy, is a twin-stick shooter with a unique visual design. The game takes place in the early 1900s and considering the game’s abundant visual use of levers, tracks, dials, and even the animatronic character you navigate, it is meant to convey a piece of machinery that would be right at home during that time period. In fact, the game opens with one inserting a coin into an old-timey arcade machine which I outright love. The aesthetic even makes me overlook some of the game’s other flaws and recommend any fan of the twin-stick shooter genre add it to their must-play list.

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Back It Up, Back It Up – A Conversation About Data Fidelity With Drobo

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The Noisecast is back with another interview. This time we got a chance to speak with Nick Manocha, Director of Products at Drobo. In this episode, we go over some data best practices for creative professionals as well as talk about what’s coming next in the world of storage and storage options. 

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Return of the Noisecast

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It’s been a long couple of months but Alberto & Paul have come out of hiding to talk, yes again, about life in the pandemic. In this episode, Alberto and Paul talk about how Apple’s Work From Home ad really nails the current feelings of many remote workers. 

We also discussed how we’re coping with at times isolation, being a frontline worker, and urging everyone to wear a damned mask! 

We also talk a little about the new Ford Bronco and friend of the pod, Eric Ravenscraft’s, superb Animorphs video essay (link below). 

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The New 13-Inch MacBook Pro – Buh-bye Butterfly

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I’ve been a longtime fan of Apple’s design ethos and build. From my first Apple computer, the Power Mac G4 Cube, to my current workhorse, a mid-2017 MacBook Pro (no TouchID) I’ve been using Apple products for nearly two decades and have enjoyed them – mostly. With the announcement of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020), we can finally say good riddance to my least favorite Apple design choice – the Butterfly Switch keyboard.  

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