Episode 30

A Festivus for the Restivus


December 23rd, 2019

45 mins 30 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

Happy Festivus everyone! On this last episode of the year, Ben and Brian tell you about all the tech things that have annoyed them so far in 2019, as well as their biggest tech accomplishments and a vision for a possible future in 2020.

A departure from out usual style, but we wanted to bring you something hopefully a little more fun for the end of the year.

We hope you all enjoy the holidays and remind you to take the opportunity to step away from the computer and any tech learning you might be doing to enjoy a breather. Breaks often produce an even better understanding of the learning material when you return.

See you next decade!

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  • 00:00:00 - Intro
  • 00:02:25 - Inscrutable error messages
  • 00:05:22 - Computer problems are the worst
  • 00:08:12 - So this is a grievance
  • 00:12:38 - Tech hiring: why is it so bad?
  • 00:19:15 - What happened Apple?
  • 00:22:10 - Mega Corps: where good products go to die
  • 00:26:21 - Huge mega corps: do we need them?
  • 00:28:33 - Surveillance capitalism
  • 00:35:48 - Accomplishments for the year
  • 00:39:41 - A vision of a possible future
  • 00:44:17 - Outro