Episode 172 – Did Someone Say Pirated Movies?

Tony and Patrick are back with more Ed Tech goodness. Check out the talking points below and be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app (PocketCasts is free now!).

  1. PSA: Google Drive and Pirated Movies by Patrick Cauley
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/09/23/psa-google-drive-and-pirated-movies/
    2. Digital Millennium Copyright Act – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act 
  2. Computer Science Empathy by Tony DePrato
    1. https://itbabble.com/2019/09/18/computer-science-empathy/
    2. Great advice for getting started
  3. Microsoft: We want you to learn Python by Liam Tung of ZDnet
    1. https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-we-want-you-to-learn-python-programming-language-for-free/
    2. 44 short beginner Python videos
    3. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlrxD0HtieHhS8VzuMCfQD4uJ9yne1mE6 
    4. Slashdot.com Hidden Video Games
      1. https://games.slashdot.org/story/19/09/24/0143229/researchers-find-mystery-hidden-in-early-80s-atari-game
  4. Stop having a love affair with your suppliers
    1. Remember they are in it to make money
    2. Keep it healthy

Episode 165 – Projector Search

Tony and Patrick are back with a scintillating show talking about Apple, projectors, Python and more! Check out the talking points below and as always subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app

  1. What’s everyone been up to?

    1. It’s not TV it’s HBO – seriously?
  2. Apple kills a number of parenting apps

    1. NY Times article by Jack Nicaus- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/technology/apple-screen-time-trackers.html?utm_source=Mobicip+Newsletter&utm_campaign=40412b0160-newsletter_may_2019_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d79046fb92-40412b0160-381664949&mc_cid=40412b0160&mc_eid=7241c605ec
    2. Apple’s response – https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/01/devs-urge-apple-to-release-screen-time-apis/
    3. What this means for parents?
  3. Projector Search

    1. Laser vs Bulbed – LASER is the way to go
    2. Cost of bulbs
    3. Short throw vs Standard
  4. Python Creator Quits:

    1. https://developers.slashdot.org/story/19/05/05/0532257/python-creator-guido-van-rossum-blames-his-resignation-partly-on-social-media

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