It’s been a long time coming, but Alberto and Paul finally got around to talking about movies and it just so happened to coincide with the HBOMax release of Wonder Woman 84. Yes, there are spoilers and there’s even Alberto griping about movie theaters (surprise!) but he actually had nice things to say about the movie – he’s the only one.
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.
Here’s another one from the archives as Alberto chats with the founder of Nice Film Club, Joshua Goldberg on the resurgence of film photography in a digital world. In this episode, they talk about their mutual passion for film and shooting film as well as how the concept of on-demand darkroom services -ahem- developed.
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.
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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.
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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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).
Covered in this episode:
- Apple Just Made the Definitive Ad About Working From Home, and It’s Hilarious – David Griner | AdWeek
- Animorphs: The Grey Morality of 90s YA’s Most Tragic Characters – Eric Ravenscraft
- Wear a Damned Mask – CDC
Olympus Announces It’s Getting Out of the Camera Business
It’s been rumored for several months now, but it looks like these rumors were true. Today, Olympus announced that it will be getting out of the consumer camera business and focusing on their other (more profitable) product lines (specifically medical imaging).
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.
As most of us are about a month deep into social distancings (whether by choice or mandate), but this episode’s guest – Olympus Trailblazer, Jamie MacDonald – shares some of his creative process and how he’s staying sharp as we’re all staying home.