RESET is a weekly tech podcast that covers home automation, networking, and home storage.
58: RESET 58 - Unifi, Untangle, Eero, and Amazon
Feb 14 • 55 min
There is a lot of networking discussion to have. I picked up some Ubiquiti Wi-Fi to test. I have an Untangle router behind them and I'll chat some on the Eero Amazon thing. Follow up and discussion on Lima is Dead…
57: RESET 57 - QNAP, Ring, and Wyze
Jan 18 • 37 min
RESET 57 - QNAP, Ring, and Wyze Interviews from CES 2019 I'm chatting with QNAP about storage and 10Gb Ethernet. Ring tells me about their new stuff, and Wyzecam has a new hard drive hub coming out that is worth a look. Also, listen to this Wyze interview…
56: RESET 56 - Fire TV Recast Review
Dec 31, 2018 • 47 min
RESET 56 - Fire TV Recast Review Today I'm reviewing the Recast DVR. I've had it for a month and here are my thoughts about it and the Fire TV Cube. I've been a cord cutter for more than a decade and have used almost everything imaginable. Plex, Windows…
55: RESET 55 - ASUStor AS4004T 10Gbe NAS Review
Dec 14, 2018 • 35 min
The ASUStor AS4004T Review. Awesome 4 bay NAS that has 1 very differentiating option. Also, starting off the show with another story. This one comes from CES and includes M-16's, heavy machinery, fire, and electricity. Big thanks to my Patrons over at…
54: RESET 54 - My Computer Story
Nov 30, 2018 • 45 min
I started with a story last episode and am doing the same today. I get a little out of hand on this one though! I hope you enjoy it. Project Fi is now Google Fi My Black Friday Purchases Amazon Fire TV Recast Synology Mesh Router MR2200AC and the…
53: RESET 53 - The Missing Camera
Nov 9, 2018 • 34 min
I'm missing a camera so will start the show with that. Otherwise: New puppy Echo Show 2 has a home Synology Mesh inbound - Best Amazon Purchase Ever -…
52: 52 - Surface 6, Windows did what? Echo Show and Pixel Slate
Oct 12, 2018 • 40 min
Surface 6, Windows did what? Echo Show, Pixel Slate, and Pixel 3. Echo Show Pool House…
51: RESET 51 - Amazon Alexa Device and Services Event
Sep 21, 2018 • 39 min
I was easy on that title. It should read, Alexa can now drain your wallet. Amazon released a ton of new hardware and some cool services for automation. I'll not only talk about the new gear but will break it all down and share what I think it all means.…
50: RESET 50 - SmartThings V3, Paying for Streaming, Orbi loves Alexa
Aug 31, 2018 • 39 min
RESET 50 - SmartThings V3, Paying for Streaming, Orbi loves Alexa Show Links Nvidia Shield -…
49: RESET 49 - Storage, Backups, MVP’s, and Crypto Fail
Aug 16, 2018 • 99 min
This week i'm talking storage, hard drives, SSD's, Surface Go, Microsoft MVP's, and what I'm up to in Crypto. Oh yah, I've got a co-host that you might know. Jim Collison joins RESET again to catch up. I'm calling it an "Ask Anything with Jim and Dave."…
48: RESET 48 - The Cord Cutter
Aug 10, 2018 • 46 min
I recently heard my name on another podcast concerning some cord cutting options so I thought I would share my recent trials in that area. I've tried a few over the years. Here is an update. Entertainment 2.0 -…
47: RESET 47 - Surface Go
Jul 13, 2018 • 66 min
I'm channeling my inner "Surface Geek" and talking about the Surface Go. First, let's talk about what has been keeping me busy, review backlogs, Wifi, Amazon Prime Day, the DJI Mavic, and more. Join RESET in Patreon Amazon…
46: RESET 46 - Google Storage, Wi-Fi Woes, Pool AV, and Crypto
May 18, 2018 • 54 min
RESET 46 - Google Storage, Wi-Fi Woes, Pool AV, and Crypto In this episode I'll be talking about a lot of stuff. Google One, My first device(or 5), Echo Connect, Synology Router, Netgear Orbi, Eero, and a little bit of crypto at the end of the…
45: RESET 45 - Eero Out, Orbi In, DriveSpace, and What Crypto I’m buying
Apr 13, 2018 • 54 min
RESET 45 - Eero Out, Orbi In, DriveSpace, and What Crypto I'm buying. Support this podcast and the RESETForums. You get your Crypto fix for free so hit up that Patreon link! Supporting Links…
44: World Backup Day and Burst Mining with Hard Drives
Mar 29, 2018 • 94 min
I'll talk to you a bit about World Backup Day and what I'm doing to check my backups. It's more than just data ya know! I'll also be talking with Jim Collison from about how to get started mining Burst coin with the hard drives you have…
43: RESET 43 - Amazon, Ring, SmartThings, Surface Pro LTE, Mining Crypto
Mar 16, 2018 • 64 min
I do a Patreon givaway at the top of the show! What fun, if you are a Patreon subscriber you better listen! If not, head over to: and get signed up. I have a ton more to give away. I have some gear and I have a…
42: Surface Laptop, Treasure Truck, RDP, and an Alarm
Feb 16, 2018 • 77 min
RESET 42. This episode is jam packed full of updates on new gear and software I have. Starting with Surface Laptop. Yes! I have a new Surface. I'll give you my thoughts. How do you Remote Desktop? What is a Treasure Truck? A new alarm panel for…
41: RESET 41 - Netgear Discussion - Arlo, Orbi, Insight, and more
Jan 26, 2018 • 83 min
In this episode of RESET I've got a little bit of news for you and I will be discussing everything I learned from Netgear while I was at CES 2018. We will talk SMB, Arlo, Orbi, routers, Circle, BitDefender, and more. That is the podcast but there is a…
40: RESET 40 - CES Interviews
Jan 11, 2018 • 46 min
Here is the RESET CES Interview Episode. I've picked out a few show floor interviews that I think you will enjoy. Ring, Abode, Fibaro, Argus, and more. I've also got a couple of conversations with friends Richard Hay, Josh Pollard, and Richard Gunther.…
39: Amazon, Blink, Netgear Outdoor Mesh Wi-Fi, Mining Hardware, and CES Preview
Jan 5, 2018 • 48 min
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38: RESET 38 - Figgy pudding in my 14TB Hard Drive
Dec 22, 2017 • 25 min
It's the Christmas Episode. Short and Sweet. Talking Amazon, SmartThings, Blink, 14TB Drives, Figgy Pudding, and a question to you whether you want to hear about the cryptocurrency thing. Twenty minutes! Have a great holiday. Share with me what you get! I…
37: SmartThings Scenes, What’s in your SmartHome, What I’m watching
Dec 8, 2017 • 40 min
Catching up on RESET 37. SmartThings has Scenes, I have new sensors and have yet to throw it out the window so I guess I'm keeping it. Synology has VM's, and StableBit has coupons! What I'm watching and recording to round it out. StableBit 30% Off -…
36: Eero Plus, Outdoor LED Lighting, and a Giveaway
Nov 21, 2017 • 40 min
This week on RESET. LED Lighting is on my mind. I'll share with you a deal I found on retrofitting outdoor lights. Netgear is getting in the game as well. Eero has a Plus announcement and Amplify has a hardware announcement. QNAP and Synology boxes battle…
35: RESET 35 - Amazon Key, Pixel Problems, and 12TB Hard Drives
Oct 27, 2017 • 76 min
How much hard drive do you need? 12TB? Ok! Amazon want's to deliver INSIDE your home, and Pixel has Problems. Episode 35 is sponsored by: StableBit - The $20 camera from amazon. That is what the internet is calling it. I got it for…
34: RESET 34 - Does SONOS matter anymore?
Oct 6, 2017 • 40 min
Let's talk about SONOS, Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Max! Big companies and big speakers. What does all this mean to SONOS? Icy Dock MB601VK-B Review - SONOS One -…
33: RESET 33 - Is it a good time to buy a Surface Laptop?
Sep 22, 2017 • 31 min
Is it a good time to buy a Surface Laptop? Seems like an easy answer. I'll chat about that, Ccleaner hack, new Synology boxes, and more. Sponsored by - Icy Dock - Get FastMail here - Get 10% off…
32: RESET 32 Reolink Argus vs Blink vs Homeboy
Sep 15, 2017 • 100 min
It's a battle of battery operated cameras! It's the Reolink Argus, Blink, and Homeboy cameras. There is more in these forums - Discuss these cameras as well as Blink XT, EZVIZ, Mini Trooper, and Netgear Arlo Pro. Mike…
31: Does my NAS look big to you?
Sep 1, 2017 • 38 min
A lot of NAS news and commentary this week. Amazon Echo with Multiroom audio, Synology has new gear, cloud backups, backups of the backups, CrashPlan again, VPN, POE, Bing, Server 2016, and who knows what else. Yes, there is that much in this episode!…
30: CrashPlan shutting down consumer business
Aug 24, 2017 • 45 min
CrashPlan is out of the home backup business and I'm going to dissect that decision and what to do if you are a CrashPlan customer. There is a lot to discuss with this move and if you are a CP customer you have many paths in which you can take with your…
29: RESET 29 Eclipse Prep with Cameras and Drones
Aug 15, 2017 • 55 min
Richard Hay drops by to chat Eclipse 2017 with me. I'll ask him about travel to totality, glasses, cameras, safety, and we geek out a little bit on the whole phenomenon. Can you say drone? Patreon - Get your Sticker! Project…
28: RESET28 - Eero Gen 2 mixed with Gen 1
Jul 28, 2017 • 40 min
I'm mixing it up! I've got a new Gen 2 eero and I'm going to be using it with Gen 1 gear. Orbi has an update and RESET has moved. All this with a community update at the end. RESET 24 Camera Thread -…
27: RESET 27 – Arlo Pro vs. Blink XT
Jul 14, 2017 • 40 min
Rose Thibodeaux joins me to talk Arlo Pro vs. Blink XT. Rose runs and brings a wealth of knowledge about these two camera platforms. I’ve got a ton of questions on this stuff as you all know, it’s one of my favorite topics. Here is…
26: RESET 26 – EZVIZ Cameras, Echo Show Review
Jul 5, 2017 • 60 min
I’ve had the Echo Show for a week and I’ll let you know if you should buy it or not. I’m also testing a camera system called EZVIZ and I think the results may surprise you. I’ll also chat about a few more news items and a community update at the end. One…
25: RESET 25 – Show Wifi the Server Sound
Jun 23, 2017 • 67 min
Worst title ever but I'm talking Amazon Show, Orbi and eero Wifi, HP Gen 10 Microservers, and multi-room sound. I also have some Pool Tech and a major community update for you at the end of the show. Support RESET
24: RESET 24 – Show me the Pool
May 19, 2017 • 49 min
Another Backup Story. Synology Backups Rock And these fine topics. Alexa Show Rachio Netgear Orbi Pool Tech Pool Build VLOG? Shop eBay | | | | | RESET Podcast is available on:…
23: RESET 23 – Surface Laptop
May 4, 2017 • 60 min
We’re putting the Band back together. Or should I say the Surface Geeks? Discuss this podcast and more Surface Laptop goodness in the RESET Forums. Shop eBay | | | | RESET Podcast is…
22: RESET 22 – Mr. Backup
Apr 30, 2017 • 43 min
What happened to your "Backups of the backups?" Support RESET
21: RESET 21 – EDU Fi
Apr 14, 2017 • 38 min
Stickers. EDU. Project Fi Get Project fi here: . When you use that link we will both get a $20 credit! (thanks Tim) Shop eBay | | | | RESET Podcast is available on: iTunes Google Play RSS…
20: RESET 20 – Lost Things
Mar 28, 2017 • 46 min
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Something lost, something found. RESET 20. Do I say every week how much fun I had making this episode? I think I just like to talk and I go about 40 minutes this time. I don’t even remember what I said but maybe the links…
19: RESET 19 – Listen up Microsoft
Mar 10, 2017 • 27 min
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I’m critical and I praise. All in about 20 minutes. RESET 19. Use hashtag #Trypod and #RESET in March to spread the word about podcasting. Enter the Surface Book Review Microsoft Surface Book – A Mac designer’s tech…
18: RESET 18 – CTJM
Feb 24, 2017 • 43 min
It’s time SmartThings. We need to have a talk. John Stutsman Icy Dock Coverage ActionTiles Caavo Nucleus The Hard Drives Most (and Least) Likely to Fail, According to Backblaze Best Cloud Backup 2017 – IDrive v. Backblaze v. CrashPlan v. Carbonite…
17: RESET 17 – Reviews
Feb 10, 2017 • 35 min
It’s about the reviews. Gear and news. Vizio HDHR Untangle Lima OmniCharge Omni 20 Review – YouTube Wifi Speed Test – Eero vs. Orbi. vs Almond 3 Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Please rate this podcast in iTunes if you get a chance. It really does help.…
16: RESET 16 – News
Jan 27, 2017 • 40 min
A couple of things to talk about this week. If you survived the CES podcasts this one DOES NOT go over CES. Woohoo! Let’s talk some old style Windows Home Server Version 1. Lights out. Windows Phone, Tablets, Eero, Orbi, Lan Speed Test, and more. Patreon…
15: RESET 15 – CES
Jan 12, 2017 • 58 min
It's the time of year to inundate you with CES coverage and here is my little slice of that mayhem.Support RESET
14: RESET 14 WiFi
Dec 30, 2016 • 95 min
On RESET 14 I’m talking with Jose Ortiz and Kevin Schoonover about Wifi products. Eero, Luma, Orbi, Almond, Plume, Ubiquiti, and Google Wifi. Which one is the best? Are there other variables involved. It’s a lot to talk about so hang on! You can find…
13: RESET 13 – Lighting
Dec 9, 2016 • 51 min
I'm chatting with Richard Gunther from the Home: On Podcast. He is going to school me in "Smart Lighting," errrr, "Connected Lighting." I'll ask him everything starting with LED and Lumens and ending up at the SmartHome and beyond.Support RESET
12: RESET 12
Dec 2, 2016 • 39 min
This week on RESET, Surface Studio Reviews, Eero App, Arlo Reviewed, Eve V, Synology, QNAP, Plex, and more. Busy. Surface Studio Teardown Seagate/Amazon Cloud Drive An Early Unboxing Post of Christmas Vacation Eve V – IndieGoGo Surface Pro Killer…
11: RESET 11 – Almond 3, Eero Updates, Laptop Switch
Nov 22, 2016 • 33 min
RESET is ready for Turkey Day! Today I’m talking Wi-Fi. Almond 3 Review is out. Eero update 2.0 is out. I’ve got a new laptop. Eero Update 2.0 Netgear Orbi Almond 3 What I’m reading. Black Friday Thread –…
10: RESET 10 – Netgear Arlo Pro, Microsoft Dial, Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa
Nov 11, 2016 • 41 min
RESET 10. Netgear Arlo Pro, Pixel XL, Microsoft Dial, and Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa. What I’m Reading Claw Machines. Are they rigged or not? How to Trade Halloween Candy Route 66 – Rusty Memories Please rate this podcast in iTunes if you get a chance.…
9: RESET 9 – The New Gear
Nov 4, 2016 • 38 min
The new gear episode. Arlo, Almond, Echo, Google Home, SmartThings, Pixel, Fireflies, and more! Take a deep breath and lets chat! Once again, I forgot to add “What I’m reading” to the end of the podcast. Here it is. Route 66 – Rusty Memories Please rate…
8: Microsoft Wins the Day
Oct 28, 2016 • 42 min
This week I’m talking about the Microsoft and Apple Events that took place. I’ll give you my thoughts on the new Surface Book, Surface Studio, and all the accessories. Tune in to see how “blown away” I am on the Apple Touch Bar too! So much to say! I…
7: RESET 7 – Getting Started with Sonos
Oct 14, 2016 • 39 min
This week on RESET. Sonos. I’m talking with Kevin Schoonover about the ins and outs of Sonos. How to get started, stream, expand, etc. Whether you are a beginner or a pro with Sonos I think you will find something of value in this podcast. I also have two…
6: RESET 6 – Water Sensors
Oct 7, 2016 • 43 min
Today I’m talking water sensors. I’m using 3 different ones in my house and I’ll tell you about all of them and how they have worked under real circumstances. I’m following up on the Synology RT1900ac, the Ecobee3, and I’ll tell you my thoughts on the…
5: RESET 5 Synology RT1900ac
Sep 30, 2016 • 41 min
This week I’m taking a look at the Synology router, RT1900ac. I’ll talk about that, my new keyboard which I really don’t like, and another segment of “What I’m Reading” at the end. What I’m Reading Concrete Arrows and the U.S. Airmail Beacon System Please…
4: RESET 4 – ecobee3
Sep 23, 2016 • 71 min
This week on RESET, the ecobee3 wifi thermostat. Jose Ortiz and Christopher Kenney will help me go from install, move to setup, and then living with the ecobee. It’s a great conversation. I don’t have a “What I’m reading” segment since this show went over…
3: RESET 3 The Shawshank Redemption
Sep 16, 2016 • 21 min
I’m already off the rails with this podcast. Tech takes a break so I can chat about something I’ve always wanted to do. I want to chat about my favorite movie. The Shawshank Redemption. This isn’t a movie review or an in depth look but it’s a fun look at…
2: RESET 2 – Flic Button, Logitech, and More
Sep 13, 2016 • 26 min
This week on RESET is a handful of gadgets I’ve recently acquired. Most used is the Flic Button. I’ll talk about Flic as well as the new Logitech Pop Home Switch. I’ve got a few more gadgets and things to chat with you about and I’ll try to end every show…
1: RESET: Automation, Networking, Storage
Sep 11, 2016 • 8 min
RESET is a weekly tech podcast that covers home automation, networking, and home storage. No tech subject is off limits and RESET will get off the rails on other favorites. I’ll be talking about anything that plugs in or takes batteries. Mostly home…