Episode 215 – Baby, baby, baby ohhhh!

Tony and Patrick are back after a month off. It was the end of the year, things were busy and oh yeah, Tony and his wife had a baby, so I guess there were some legitimate excuses for being away 🙂

As always, you can check out the agenda below and be sure to subscribe to us with your favorite podcasting app.

  1. New Baby!!
  2. What are you drinking?
    1. Water
    2. Andy Gator – Abita – https://abita.com/brews/andygator# 
  3. Gray/Grey Box Testing – Tony’s going to smoke Patrick’s network
    1. https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/topic/what-are-black-box-grey-box-and-white-box-penetration-testing/ 
  4. 2-Factor / MultiFactor – time to annoy people, Blackbaud is requiring this for RE and insurance for other things
  5. Summer plans
    1. Rodecaster Pro 2 and podcasting equipment – https://rode.com/en/interfaces-and-mixers/rodecaster-series/rodecaster-pro-ii 
    2. Starlink – https://www.starlink.com/ – Possible backup

Episode 214 – Where are the teachers?

Tony and Patrick are back and talking about beer, Tony’s mischief and the “teacher shortage.” As always, you can find us on your favorite podcasting app and check out the talking points below.

  1. Final month of school
  2. What are you drinking?
    1. Founders All Day Vacay – https://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/all-day-vacay/ 
    2. Coors Banquet – https://www.coors.com/ 
  3. Teacher shortage or something else?
    1. Shortage is a bad label – teachers haven’t gone anywhere
    2. Transitioning to other careers
    3. Poor working conditions
    4. Tony and Patrick’s ideas
  4. Atlas Rubicon – Everyone hates this, and it ruined the world and we let it.
    1. https://www.onatlas.com/ 
    2. https://eduplanet21.com/ 
    3. Tony being devious

Episode 213 – Feel the Flex

Tony and Patrick are back to talk about their great weather, some delicious drinks and much more. Check out the talking points below and be sure to subscribe to us with your favorite podcasting app.

  1. How’s the weather?
  2. What am I drinking?
    1. Bell’s Oberon Ale – https://bellsbeer.com/beers/oberon-ale/
    2. Samuel Adams Summer Ale – https://www.samueladams.com/our-beers/limited-release/american-wheat-ale/summer-ale 
  3. Chrome OS Flex
    1. https://chromeenterprise.google/os/chromeosflex/
    2. https://itbabble.com/2022/04/20/chrome-os-flex/ 
  4. Samsung Chromebooks – rant by Patrick
  5. Holograms. Only $50,000.00
    1. Like Iron Man – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddk9ci6geSs 
  6. Build a STEM Lab in a normal room; don’t sweat the big stuff
  • 4 – 3D printers , Sindoh, Dremel, MakerBot
  • 1 – GlowForge Pro Laser Cutter with Air Cleaner
  • 2- Dremel hand saws
  • 1 – large general tool box with common tools
  • Shelves for storing models, materials, etc
  • Robotic Kits – 2 per table 
  • Tables –
  • Art Room Style Tables; more square the better; you need depth
  • 4- self healing large sized mats per table
  • 2- Dremel sets per table (get the most comprehensive kit you can afford)
  •  safety gear per table
  •  2- professional quality glue guns per table
  • 1- heat gun per table
  • Sets of sand paper per table
  • 1- metal meter stick per table
  • 4- small vices per table
  • 5- 8 strong magnets per table

Episode 212 – Ed Tech Lives

Ah yes, Tony and Patrick are back after a week off. It is now time to talk about ed tech again. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast with your favorite podcasting app and check out or show notes below.

  1. The Masters golf tournament
  2. CISSP Pin – https://isc2education.org/media/catalog/product/cache/6/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/i/cissp_lapel_pin.jpg 
  3. What am I drinking?
    1. https://www.newbelgium.com/beer/1554/
    2. Iced tea
  4. Tony’s BYOD requirements and laptop purchasing plan for 2022-2023
  5. Is ed-tech really dead? Is Tony wrong?
    1. Digital Fetus – https://itbabble.com/2013/02/05/podcast-episode-54-the-digital-fetus-has-arrived-january-31-2013/ 
    2. ISTE Standards for Students – https://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards-for-students
      https://cdn.iste.org/www-root/ISTEU/ISTE%20Standards%20for%20Students%20-%20Syllabus.pdf?_ga=2.64610543.1783297188.1649637689-927817944.1649637689
  6. Elon – https://slashdot.org/story/22/04/09/2058201/is-twitter-dying-tweets-elon-musk

Episode 211

Photo by Rob Caterino – https://www.flickr.com/people/25030443@N03

That is a good picture of Michael Dudikoff – famed action star from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s and beyond. Want to know why he is our artwork? Listen to find out! Also, be sure to subscribe to us on your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Coach K – what’s going to happen to Duke? 
  2. What am I drinking? 
    1. Elysian Space Dust – https://www.elysianbrewing.com/beer/space-dust-ipa 
    2. Peppermint Tea
  3. Chromebooks on the market for over a decade – what has their impact been?
    1. https://www.reddit.com/r/chromeos/comments/trfz5j/now_that_chromebooks_have_been_on_the_market_for/ 
  4. The BORAT Malware – https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-borat-remote-access-malware-is-no-laughing-matter/ 
  5. Insurance is going to kick your ass if you don’t get compliant; Book title? Worth $15.00?

Episode 210 – Linux for all

After a short break – Tony and Patrick are back! Not only are we talking about some ed tech goodness. Check out all the talking points below and be sure to subscribe to us on your favorite podcasting app.
  1. Welcome back basketball fans!
  2. What am I drinking?
    1. Beeracuda from Abita
    2. Bells Black Hearted Ale 
  3. It’s time to start over- EdTech is dead – Tony’s quantlet to the world or Elon Musk, or anyone with a lot of cash…
    1. App culture is taking over
    2. Linux based curriculum
    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4L8Oci_2Bs 
  4. Why I don’t blog anymore, just when I was getting the hang of it
  5. Best book for people moving from teaching into leadership, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
    1. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018FHCPDO/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 

Episode 209 – Spring Cleaning

Tony and Patrick are back for another tight show! We talk about weather, an upcoming project and of course some quality talk about educational technology. Sit back, relax and enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to us on your favorite podcasting app.

  1. What am I drinking?
  2. Tony’s Spring Audit- Hardware, Accounts (G-Suite, SIS, JumpCloud and IXL)
    1. Audit hardware (anything in asset inventory)
    2. Check the classrooms for display systems
    3. Don’t mess with facilities and maintenance people during summer – do you 
    4. inventory during the spring
    5. Data audit – Checking the backup
      1. Archive on Bluray DVD
  3. Missing Items 
    1. Try not to lose things we buy (chargers, mice, keyboards, etc.)
    2. Hotglue? 
  4. When to onboard new families into your SIS? 
    1. Do the incoming students need to register for classes/buy textbooks?
  5. GoGuardian Question
    1. Adding parents is kind of a pain – 2 uploads!
    2. Students have to sign in first before you can associate parents and students

Episode 206 – Dog days

Tony and Patrick are back again! Here we talk video games, new dogs, passwords and how not to get your school smacked down by copyright claims. Check out the show notes below and as always please subscribe to us with your favorite podcasting app.

  1. What am I drinking?
    1. Bell’s Bright White – http://www.bellsbeer.com/beer/seasonal/bright-white-ale 
    2. Liquid Death – Water. Just water.
  2. Oregon Trail game on Archive.org
    1. https://itbabble.com/2022/02/23/oregon-trail/
    2. https://archive.org/details/msdos_Oregon_Trail_The_1990 
  3. Huggy Wuggy? This is stupid
    1. https://www.parents.com/news/what-parents-need-to-know-about-huggy-wuggy-and-the-poppy-playtime-game-taking-over-elementary-schools/ 
    2. (But it looks like the Shining)
  4. Slenderman hysteria in 2014 – https://www.parents.com/health/parents-news-now/slenderman-stabbing-a-worrying-tale-for-parents/ 
  5. Weekly CISSP- Passwords, fun facts
    1. No need to change every year or every three months
    2. Password length – 8-10 characters, capital, special character and a number
    3. Multi Factor authentication for people who need it
  6. The Streaming party is over (Fake ID story) 
    1. https://www.kanopy.com/

Episode 205 – Butterdish Crumblescone

Original photo by Gene Skidmore – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/28570188272

Tony and Patrick are back with another great episode. Learn the many names of Bumpercar Crumplezone amongst some other fantastic info as we talk and rant (a little about technology.

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch
    1. https://www.wattpad.com/622757598-the-many-names-of-benedict-cumberbatch
  2. What am I drinking?
    1. Tin Roof Blonde – https://www.tinroofbeer.com/brew/blond-ale/ 
    2. Big Lug Goat Ranch – https://sahmsalehouse.com/nora/ 
  3. Google Flex OS (Wasn’t this already made and then removed, and now it is back?)
    1. https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/chrome-enterprise/chrome-os-flex 
    2. Tony signed up for a trial
    3. Chrome OS is a Linux derivative 
    4. Can it dual boot?
  4. CISSP – Tony’s dream and nightmare has come true
    1. Tony passed his test!
    2. Must do continuing education units (CEU) every year
    3. Bollards – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bollard 
  5. Tech Support is becoming somewhat impossible- no one understands the cloud …
    1. We cannot control cloud outages
    2.  Cloud folder syncs suck!
    3. Go to the website

Episode 204 – Snowplosion

Tony and Patrick are back for another great show. We talk about snow, printers, and a bunch more. Check out the talking show notes below and as always, you can subscribe to us with your favorite podcasting app.

  1. Snow everywhere
    1. Snowdays vs eLearning days
    2. Winter Olympics – Are you watching? Is anyone?
      1. Anal swabs for Covid 19
      2. Government approved hotels
  2. What am I drinking?
    1. https://www.metazoabrewing.com/ – Crocodilian American Pale Ale
    2. Kirkland Sparkling Water – So Adult
  3. Google Forms – Choice Removal and Choice Eliminator 2 Add-ons
    1. https://wp.me/pYzzW-29w
    2. Really popular post last week
    3. Choice Eliminator 2 Google Form Add-on is gone 😦
  4. Printer H#LL – DoS – Windows 11, Next Moves, I miss the Image Runner
    1. Two printers in library
    2. Wireshark
    3. Student had a print job going to an older printer
    4. Problems with WIndows 11 because Papercut hasn’t updated its services
    5. Canon Imagerunner
      1. WiFi enabled printers