Good morning and welcome back to another awesome episode of The AudioVillains Podcast! This one is special because the show recently turned a year old and we are at episode 40! To celebrate our birthday we decided to go back and reflect on our journey, where we started and what has been going on with us and the show. This is just one episode of a double shot that we recorded recently so get ready to laugh until your stomach hurts. As always you can email the show, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode topics –
- The beginning of the AudioVillains
- Our early crappy equipment
- What’s going on in our lives
- The Code Seven Podcast Network
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Have you ever brought up the topic of old technology with your kids or kids in general? If you ever get the chance I highly recommend it. Their concept of time and the shock and awe of how it used to be is amazing! My 7 year old is under the impression that I’m from the stone age or something. For example, we had a conversation about the shows I watched as a kid and he blew me away with his idea of how old I was.
“Yeah buddy, I used to watch the same show when I was a kid but now a few things have changed on Dragon Ball Z.”
“Ohhh, well back then was when TV’s were small and in black and white right?”
“Uhh…how old do you think I am?”
“I don’t know…old I guess.”
Yeah…so he thinks I’m pretty old. I’ve talked to him about old school tech and it’s funny to see the reaction on his face. First off I showed him a picture of an old rotary telephone.
“You tell me what you think it is Buddy.”
“Well…it looks like a telephone or something.”
“You’re right. Now how do you think you would use it?”
“Well…I guess I would use the numbers somehow.”
I had to chuckle over his slight confusion but he did get the concept of it. I also told him how much of a pain it was if someone had a 9 or 0 in their phone number. Do you remember that? It’s funny to think that a lot of what we used to have growing up is something that our kids would have no idea how to use it. A good example comes from my wife and our son. Now, this example does not deal with technology but falls under the same idea of old vs. new. Since Logan was born we have always used hand soap in a bottle with a pump. One day we happened to run out of the normal soap we use in the bathroom. A temporary fix was to bust out a bar of soap until we could get to the store and buy more. Logan had gone into the bathroom to wash his hands and after what I can imagine was complete confusion and odd looks into the mirror, he emerged from the bathroom with the bar of soap and asked,
“Um…how do I use this?”
I laughed my butt off when Rebecca told me about this and Logan was dead serious about the bar of soap. I mean, he’s schooled now but man that’s funny! So let’s think back at some of the stuff we had growing up. Let’s step into the DeLorean, after adding the needed fuel of course, back up on the road for room and punch it! Once we hit 88.8 mph we’re headed back to the future. I think it would be pretty cool if we could but for now, we’ll simply time travel through our memories. So what’s first? Well for me, I think about the Sony Walkman, which I added a picture of in this post. At one time this portable cassette player was a hot item. If you had this player you were the stuff!
Also I mentioned earlier that my son thought TV’s were in black and white when I was growing but I was born in ’81. The TV’s I remember were huge, heavy, and included knobs with UHF, VHF, and something to control how much snow there was in the picture. I believe the TV we had was a bulky Zenith. We also had a Sony Betamax that included the movie camera which was rather large! Do any of you remember what the last thing was before local TV stations signed off around 2am or so? If you happen to remember, make sure to comment on here. Now, I could go on and on about what I had that my kids have no clue about but what are things you remember? Other items could include, floppy disks, Polaroid Camera’s with the 4 bulb flash that was sold separately, rotary phones, three switch cable boxes, typewriters, 45’s, and…well there’s so much more but I’m drawing a blank now. So here’s where you come in. What do you remember from your childhood that your kids or the kids of today would have no clue how to use?Post Views: 136
By Ricardo — 5 years ago
Within the Trenches is back with episode 33! This episode was recorded at the National NENA Conference and Expo at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Caryn, who is with Will County 9-1-1 out of Illinois and Robert with the Commission on State Emergency Communications out of Texas. Both represent the National Public Educators Forum or NPEF and we discussed the mission of the organization and the importance of public education. This episode holds a wealth of information and has something that everyone can learn from.
For more information on NPEF you can follow the links below. As always you can email the show at email@example.com.
Episode topics –
What NPEF stands for
The mission of NPEF
The importance of public education
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Hello folks and welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday on Jabber Log! Many things have been going on within the social media world. Facebook has gone public with their IPO (Initial Public Offering) within the stock market, and bought the popular photo sharing app, Instagram. Facebook has done a lot for the social media community, however, they fell flat on their first day of trading. Facebook’s stock continues to drop but they still have a lot to work with. According to Mashable.com, “Facebook has released an iOS app that looks and functions almost identically to Instagram’s.” Interesting isn’t it? Instagram has been doing phenomenal since it hit Apple’s App Store, but almost two month’s ago, Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion dollars. So what does that mean for one of the top photo sharing apps? Well, that means that Facebook is now allowed to duplicate the app without being sued. The app is called, Facebook Camera and so far it’s only for iOS and is almost identical to Instagram but with a Facebook feel to it.
“Like Instagram, your friends’ latest photos are displayed in a single scrolling feed. You can also now simultaneously upload multiple photos to Facebook; Facebook’s main app only allows you to upload photos one at a time. And like Instagram, the app allows you to crop, rotate and apply filters to your photos,” says Mashable.com. Using the app myself, I can see how others see it as more efficient. Facebook has so many features within it’s main site, that it’s only logical for them to break up their services into separate apps. So what does this mean for Instagram? Will this app continue to thrive or will Facebook slowly do away with it? It will all depend on how it’s embraced by Facebook’s users. I have not seen the ability to share an image on Facebook Camera with Twitter or Tumblr like Instagram. If they happen to add more ways to share with competing social networks then I smell the death of Instagram. It’ll be a sad day when and if that happens but for those who would like to try out Facebook Camera on iOS, you can click here. It is unknown when it will come out for Android but I’m sure it’s not too far away. Have a good one folks, photo share it up, and thanks for reading. Cheers!Post Views: 47