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Ep. 030 - Ethics of encryption backdoors and Joe Rogan Experience recap with Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool

3/8/2019
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Well, in this week's episode, Bob & Kevin kick things off discussing a recent Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode with Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool because, well, it was an amazing cast on an amazing show. The funny thing is, when we listen to shows like that, we get a TON of validation of our topics for discussion. At about the midway point... we actually broke into the INTENDED topic for the show - encryption backdoors... and the ethics of such things! The conversation was kicked...

Duration:00:59:18

Ep. 029 - All In, Baby! Rapid fire role reversal and more - call for interns!

2/28/2019
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So, apparently Apple doesn't like episode numbers in titles any more... a topic for another episode for sure. In this non-numbered episode (sure we will play the game), Bob & Kevin switch roles and come up with some of the best audio quality to date (what took us so long?). Kevin drives the conversation with some difficult questions for angry Bob to deal with. Oh and we send out a call for interns - wanna work with two crazy old dudes that hate the idea of folding screen phones? Then you...

Duration:00:44:30

Ep. 028 - Flat Earth

2/18/2019
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Well, it has been a minute, as the kids say, but Bob & Kevin are back at it with a fun new episode where we discuss about the control of truth, various conspiracies and how social media contributes. We discuss the roles that big social play in the spread of mis- and dis-information and the potential personal implications of our own social media accounts in the process!

Duration:01:05:48

Ep. 027 - When is the correct time to upgrade?

1/20/2019
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We feel like this question might be as old as time itself - When do you upgrade to the latest and "greatest" version? And we are not just talking about software! Where are you on the adoption spectrum? Early adopter? Laggard? We discuss the various upgrade strategies they have witnessed in nearly a million years of being in tech. We also take a look into the release early and release often strategies that more and more companies are adopting and question which ones can get away with that,...

Duration:01:15:40

Ep. 026 - Suzanne Somers for 500 Please

1/12/2019
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Oh, boy... naming this episode was so TOUGH! We had quite a few discussions that contained some very interesting analogies and comparisons... so name options were abundant! Long time followers of the program will know that this is typically the time of year where we cover the CES show, and we did not stray from that topic this week. We discussed how some of the new tech is not all that new (big shock) about 4k and now 8k video (ugh) and how the XPS laptop camera is finally where all the...

Duration:01:14:23

Ep. 025 - Happy New Year From Bob & Kevin

1/3/2019
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Yup, you guessed it! a year in review and a look ahead episode all wrapped into one! Bob & Kevin take a look back on all the tech ugliness of 2018 and take a glimpse ahead into what 2019 may hold. We set some personal and show based goals... oh, and Kevin chose a coffee shop for his recording location... good times! Let us know what you want to hear more of in 2019 - because you can't get rid of us that easily!!!!

Duration:01:09:32

Ep. 024 - The gender dropdown discussion

11/15/2018
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I wish we could say we were sorry for the click bait, but one of the topics we covered tonight was the dropdown menu for gender. You will have to listen to the episode to hear how we covered it, but trust us... it is something worthy of discussion. We also discussed how our combined journalistic talents are on par with the rest of the world of tech news, in our humble opinions... LOL As always, give it a listen and let us know what you think! Until next week...

Duration:00:58:51

Ep. 023 - The Bob & Kevin Show weight loss challenge

11/8/2018
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In episode 23, Bob & Kevin discuss a weight loss challenge they have created together and the technology that each of them will use to achieve their goals! They discussed My Fitness Pal and some other apps along the way. You will have to listen to the episode to get the details of the challenge, the rewards, and the penalties! We also discussed Amazon HQ 2.0 and signalR technology.

Duration:01:08:20

Ep. 022 - Bob & Kevin catch up and cover all the random topics

10/31/2018
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We jump back into it this week after both of us have been crazy at work, traveling all over, and just dealing with everything that life has been throwing at the two of us the past couple of weeks. Don't worry, we still talk about twitter and facebook... we even discuss the new facebook video calling thingy??? What the heck is that all about anyway. Not gonna lie, we are both a little out of practice and we even forgot to really start AND end the episode... so, we hope you enjoy this...

Duration:01:00:15

Ep. 021 - Remote work habits - good, bad and ugly

10/17/2018
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This episode could be title true confessions of a remote worker... but we thought that was a bit too click bait-ish... who are we kidding... We just thought of it as we were uploading the episode and the artwork was already done! Anyway, in this episode, our two courageous hosts give us a glimpse into the real life struggles of remote work in the 21st century. Frightening tales of killer chairs, bare feet, shower schedules and so much more. We really enjoyed this episode, because it is just...

Duration:01:10:33

Ep. 020 - Bob & Kevin talk tech with self-produced rockstar and application developer Richard Terris

9/30/2018
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Richard Terris joins B&K from Glassgow to talk about producing an album and things that developers can do to fill their free-time. We talk travel, music, art and a little bit of the new Apple tech that was announced a couple weeks back. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did recording it. You can check out Richards website at https://wailingrecluse.com/ and have a listen to a live cut from his album at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfRPc2oWmKQ which we also feature in this episode....

Duration:01:08:00

Ep. 019 - How much privacy do our browsers really give us, and are there alternatives?

9/5/2018
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Yup, we talked about browsers tonight... something along the lines of browser wars version 3.0. Apparently firefox is coming out with a new version that blocks all tracking out of the box... then we find out that a browser called Brave also already does this out of the box! Kevin talked about a chrome plugin that lets you pick which scripts to block and Bob worried about what all this new browser stuff will do to his robust event tracking in google analytics. We also talked a bit about the...

Duration:01:09:59

EP. 018 - Bob & Kevin go unscripted and just have a chat about a lot of stuff!

8/30/2018
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We had so much fun with this episode! We discussed everything from Dependency Injection, to the Surfacebook 2 and pretty much everything in between. If you are interested in learning Bob's & Kevin's thoughts on many current TV shows and more, this is the episode for you! We talk Westworld, House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley. As usual, please let us know what you want to hear more of, or less of... and be sure to rate us on Apple Podcasts if you can... Thanks!

Duration:01:06:40

Ep. 017 - As developers, how far down the tech stack should we learn?

8/23/2018
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So, we try a cold open for the first time and would love to know what you think of it. In the actual episode, Bob & Kevin have an interesting conversation about how much learning is required to be a developer today and where code camps fit into the equation. Kevin found some pretty expensive camps with some pretty big promises. We cover some interesting aspects of development and the various levels of knowledge that it might take to get specific tasks down. Well rounded or specialized... we...

Duration:01:14:52

Ep. 016 - Would Bob & Kevin ban Alex Jones and Infowars from their social network?

8/16/2018
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This was by far our most controversial episode! Bob & Kevin discussed propaganda, brainwashing, cults and more as it relates to when something should be banned from various social outlets and the slippery slope that comes with deciding when someone no longer has the right to spread their message. We also talk about the blurred lines between entertainment and reality and if anyone is really EVER telling the full truth and sharing all the facts. Where the heck are we supposed to get our news...

Duration:01:09:04

Ep. 015 - Throwback Episode! When will the robots take over?

8/10/2018
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Bob & Kevin throw it back to an episode when we were on that video platform... so glad we are podcasting now... The topic of the show is still very timely - when will robots take over the world? We dig deep into AI, machine learning, autonomous weapons and more. How does a machine know right from wrong? Check it out and let us know what you think... we will be back next week with another FRESH BK Show episode!

Duration:00:39:33

Ep. 014 - Build vs. Buy - websites, software, barbecue monitoring web servers and more.

8/3/2018
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This week Bob & Kevin tacked the build vs. buy debate when it comes to web enabled technology. We talked about several angles and scenarios and shared some of our own personal and proffessional build vs. buy dilemmas. We even consulted an inc.com article to try to give us some parameters for making the difficult decision to build or buy. https://www.inc.com/yoram-solomon/a-simple-tool-for-better-make-vs-buy-decisions.html Let us know in a comment or review if you are enjoying the direction...

Duration:01:02:34

Ep. 013 - How trustworthy are product reviews? With special guest Andrew Barta

7/27/2018
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We did eventually get to our main topic of product reviews and how trustworthy we think they are with our special guest, Andrew Barta, but it did take us a while! We had tons of fun talking about many other topics including tech industry job interview controversies, social media audience building techniques and more. Oh, and we also had a few audio issues along the way that made for some entertaining space filling conversations from Bob & Kevin. Be sure to check out Andrew's social media...

Duration:01:10:57

Ep. 012 - Throwback episode - Is college worth It? Bob & Kevin debate.

7/23/2018
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This is a throwback episode from our YouTube Channel (that we don't really care about any more). In this episode Bob and Kevin discuss options that our young adults have today when it comes to their education. We share our experiences and offer some insight as a couple of people that have been out in the industry for a coupld decades. Did we answer any big questions? That is up to you to decide! We did use this episode to debut our brand new show bumper... give it a listen and let us know...

Duration:00:49:33

Ep. 011 - Do you even javascript, bro? - with Special Guest Kyle Weems

7/19/2018
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Yup, you guessed it... we talk about javascript frameworks tonight... but we also talked about a BUNCH of other stuff too! We are joined in this episode by Kyle Weems... who is a javascript developer, but he is so much more than that. He is a fellow podcaster, award winning cartoonist, and just a great all around person! As per our usual, we do some Facebook bashing and if you listen through to the end there is a special segment that was dubbed podcasting after dark... check it out! Find us...

Duration:01:17:10