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Using Technology in the Education Space
21: Everything is Frozen
Jan 19 • 29 min
Southeast Texas has a couple of “Frozen Days” so Chris and Matt have been out of school trying to stay warm and upright (one of them fails). More discussions on the effects of Meltdown and Spectre with a little Star Wars mixed in. Also, Matt asks Chris…
20: Flash Meltdown
Jan 12 • 50 min
The guys return after three weeks of being gone due to illness and the holidays. Their main concern right now is how Meltdown and Spectre will affect (and has already affected) their schools because of older hardware. They also discuss some new wireless…
19: Would You Do It All Different?
Dec 15, 2017 • 57 min
Matt wants to buy an iMac Pro with one of Chris’s bitcoins (that he doesn’t have anymore). Chris has a busy week and finishes a camera system installation. Matt’s finally done with the eRate bid process and hopes to get some new equipment in soon. The…
18: Google Glitch
Dec 8, 2017 • 44 min
Bitcoin hits 20K! Matt is hit by a Google Glitch that kicked most of his Chromebooks off of the wireless network and Chris has his own interesting WiFi issue. Microsoft releases Windows 10 ARM laptops even under the threat of being sued by Intel. Matt got…
17: Jack of All Trades, Master of None
Dec 2, 2017 • 67 min
Chris and Matt change the format of the show up a bit. Instead of having an outline prepared, they decide to just have a conversation. This leads to discussing multiple things from becoming friends with cafeteria workers, to failing hard drives and…
16: Purchasing Network Equipment
Nov 17, 2017 • 39 min
The guys discuss the latest version of Firefox, collaborative programming, and the new public DNS service before diving into Matt’s project of purchasing equipment for some new portable buildings. The conversation then takes a turn to discuss why…
15: Disaster Recovery with Jeremy Cooper
Nov 10, 2017 • 39 min
Educating Technology finally makes its long awaited return after dealing with Hurricane Harvey. The guys are also on location together with special guest, Jeremy Cooper, to discuss disaster recovery and relief. And of course, there is some AMD discussion…
14: Open-Source Alternatives
Aug 11, 2017 • 51 min
Cisco loses a bunch of data for its Meraki customers, AMD Threadripper is finally available to purchase and Linux subsystem is coming to Windows Server. The guys then discuss using open source alternatives to Windows and Office and other creative apps.…
13: Managing Accounts
Aug 4, 2017 • 57 min
This week, Chris and Matt discuss the release of AMD’s Threadripper CPUs and RX Vega GPUs. Google releases VR Expeditions for anyone to try and the Google Earth update comes to iOS. The guys then discuss how they handle account management in their…
12: Discovering New Hardware
Jul 28, 2017 • 52 min
This week, Chris and Matt record after hours and both are pretty tired. The guys discuss Microsoft rebranding again and for once, Matt brings up some AMD news. Adobe has decided to end development of flash (YAY!). Microsoft kills, and then saves,…
11: Depending On Old Technology
Jul 21, 2017 • 84 min
The guy start off this week with some follow-up on how their summer projects are progressing. Matt has been dealing with a major outage of the phone system all week, so he is not as prepared as he would like to be. Luckily, Chris saves the day with some…
10: Software and Network Management Subscriptions
Jul 14, 2017 • 78 min
This week starts with some follow-up on Ubuntu coming to Windows Store, Windows Subscriptions and the release of the new Backup and Sync tool for Google Drive. Chris and Matt then discuss software and network management subscriptions. They also may…
09: Microsoft vs. Malware, Google Earth News and Rural Broadband
Jul 7, 2017 • 56 min
Disclosure: We have a bit of an audio issue for the first 10 minutes or so. It gets better, we promise. The guys are back after a week off for vacation and travel. With a lot to talk about, they postpone this week’s topic to focus on the news and follow…
08: Windows Upgrade Cycles
Jun 23, 2017 • 53 min
Microsoft announces new upgrade cycles for certain versions of their server operating systems which prompts Chris and Matt to have a conversation about the upgrade cycles for Windows 10 and Windows Server and what impact it will have on their…
07: Public and Private Cloud Storage
Jun 16, 2017 • 44 min
Matt gets 30 new iPads for second grade at his district. The guys discuss some recent Microsoft news before heading into this week’s topic of how they use public and then what to build your own private cloud storage with. There’s even some talk about the…
06: Getting Some New Megahertz
Jun 9, 2017 • 70 min
Chris and Matt give updates on how their summer projects are going. Chris corrects an article from The Register about Digital Ocean. The guys then discuss WWDC and finish up with making fun of the HomePod. Cloud VMs without sane firewalls is nutty, right?…
05: School’s Out for Summer
Jun 2, 2017 • 50 min
Chris and Matt discuss the Computex Conference that happened this week. This, obviously, involved more talk on processors from both AMD and Intel. After an impromptu discussion on Yahoo, the guys jump into this week’s topic of summer projects. Intel…
04: Keeping Networks and Users Safe
May 26, 2017 • 43 min
The guys are on the final week of the school year. Summer projects are about to begin. Before continuing on last week’s security topic, Chris shares some more AMD news and Matt finds out what the “T” in Google’s “TPU” stands for. SPOILER ALERT: It’s not…
03: Google I/O, AMD and Ransomware
May 19, 2017 • 45 min
Chris buys a Chromebook that can run Android Apps and then geeks out on new AMD processors. Chris and Matt then discuss the latest ransomware attack. They setup for next week’s discussion on security in the school district. And finally, what would a…
02: Mobile Devices and More Windows
May 12, 2017 • 47 min
Chris and Matt continue a topic from last week with an update on Google Chrome in the Windows Store. They also discuss the Microsoft BUILD 2017 event. And finally, they manage to get to their scheduled topic on mobile devices. Google Chrome won’t be…
01: Windows 10 S – Microsoft’s Answer to ChromeOS
May 5, 2017 • 29 min
For their first episode, Chris and Matt already shelve a topic to discuss the #MicrosoftEDU Event where the Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S were announced. They also discuss whether or not Microsoft is too-little-too-late in the education space.…