January 11 - 4:41am (1 year ago)
I was listening to what i think is the newest “This week in google”, and for those you who not in the know, this week in google (Or twig) is a show made by the twit podcast network where they go into various google news and related.
It’s pretty good for the most part, but on this particular episode (129), they decided to go into what’s rude, social norms and what not. They brought up that it shouldn’t be considered rude if they don’t reply to their emails. Which i can agree with to an extent. After all, they probably get tons of them, and couldn’t possibly answer them all. So when you send to people you know have a huge audience, you shouldn’t expect an answer..
However.. They decided to take it a step further and make it so that people sending them emails is rude. I’m not kidding! The two people in the panel of the show, Leo Laporte, and Jeff Jarvis (Gina Trapani wasn’t present) actually believes that.
Don’t get me wrong. Them being super nerdy just makes it all that better when they talk about tech (Which is what twit is all about), but it becomes a little funny when they start talking about social norms and stuff. Not saying they’re completely wrong with everything they said. Just those two things i mentioned that caught my attention.
So anyway! Check out TWIT! Highly recommended: http://twit.tv/
January 7 - 5:22pm (1 year ago)
There’s this podcast called Diggnation out there. You may have heard of it. It’s a pretty popular podcast.
When i started looking for more podcasts outside of my gateway podcast, i stumbled upon diggnation. I remember reading the description where “One is a PC guy who bla blal and one’s a mac guy who bla bla”, and thought to myself “Hey! Maybe this’ll be good. A lot of great silly nerd arguments to be had by all”, and hey(!), they bring up augmented media, which is always a good thing. Oooh, how wrong i was.
For those of you not in the know. Diggnation is a podcast where they’re supposed to bring up what’s hot right now on the site, digg.com, and discuss them. Simple enough, right? Well.. No.. There are three major flaws. It’s not funny, ad-heaven and.. Was this an audio/video podcast or just video?
So all i can really think is that: When the hell did the bomb drop on this podcast? At what point did they jump the shark?
Can someone explain to me, the appeal of Diggnation (I’d love to hear some differing opinions on that podcast, and why it’s considered good by so many)?
September 5 - 8:09am (1 year ago)
This has been cropping up from two videogame sources i like, and i feel like addressing it.
The two sources in question is Chuggaaconroy and Jumping the shark. Chuggaaconroy will say that he’s amazed that NCS (Nintendocaprisun) isn’t good at super smash brother for the N64 because he saw him kick ass at Contra. Jumping the shark generally mentions it, without really thinking about the logic of what they’re saying.
Are you surprised when you see a hokey player suck at football? Are you surprised when a math teacher suck at teaching gym class? I’m just asking, because even though sporting (For example) has similarities among each sub-category, that still makes hokey and football very different.
Sorry for pointing out the obvious. I’m confident that both the JTS panel and Chugga understands this, and that they just said something pretty stupid because it was on the spot. You know, sometimes, you just don’t have the time to think.
March 20 - 6:05am (2 years ago)
Yesterday, i got done listening to the engadget main podcast. The last one with the full crew. I thought it was a lot of fun though. They were talking about the last 3 weeks of tech news, while making this hilarious band name, staring themselves. I made a picture of what the front and back cover could look like:
Anyhow. Funny things aside. This was the last one with the 2nd generation crew (I guess you could call it), and a 3rd generation of Engadget main people will be forthcoming. I can’t say i’m not a little sadden by it. Not sadden as in i’m going to cry, but rather, the things i’m going to miss about them. Nostalgia.
Oh, and for those of you who wonder why i haven’t been posting in a while. I was busy with a job interview and i didn’t feel good (Stomach flu going around at home right now).
March 16 - 10:56am (2 years ago)
Engadget is one of the biggest tech news outlets on the web, so they’re very big; and with that hugeness comes the obligatory selection of podcasts that they all tend to have.
Either way! I’m here to shortly write about them, and give some extra information on them as well
How i started
It might sound like a very specific, niche and arbitrary thing. But the truth of the matter is that mobile is pretty much most of the tech industry these days. They make sure to deliver the most up to date and well analyzed reviews, speculations and thoughts on the mobile tech world, and send it right to your preferred audio player.
It stars Chris Ziegler, Myriam Joire (tnkgrl), and Vlad Savov, and the occasional guest(s) they bring on quite frequently. Together, they nerd out on various details of the industry at large, different key functions of either software or hardware, reviews and what have you.
Out of all of them, i find that Myriam is the most interesting one of them. That is not to say the others aren’t interesting (Far from it), but i find she’s the most interesting of the bunch.
Myraim, from what i can remember her saying in one of the many podcasts they’ve made, used to work in the gaming industry at some point, and i thought it was such an interesting thing to hear, about how that was, where it took her after that, and the things she’s been doing; and i think that the experience she’s had, working in the industry for such a long time, really shows in the podcast. Cause she tends to say a lot of very insightful things and accurate predictions. She’s also multilingual.
They’re a nerdy bunch, and i recommend them only if you’re hardcore into tech: http://mobile.engadget.com/podcast/
What i think isn’t a matter of taste, is the fact that they go so slow, and stop talking at certain points. Like you’ll listen to them talk about something, and then get big pauses at points. It happens too frequently for my taste. But hey! Maybe some of you could still find it interesting. Personally, i can’t say too much about them since i’ve only listened to maybe 4 episodes.
You can check them out here if you’re curious though: http://hd.engadget.com/podcast/
But that still leaves two more that was the group of the main podcast team, right? No..
At their prime, they used to consist of Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller. But all of them have since just a few days ago left Engadget. That means the podcast won’t go on, i do believe. At least not in the same manner as it has the past few years.
I won’t add a link to it, since they’re quitting. I encourage you to listen to their back catalog. I also think that maybe later, someone else will take over the podcast in their stead. I will make a whole post about their last episode when i’ve listened to it.
Further details on the Engadget main podcast and a little more on Engadget as a whole will be posted as the last podcast with Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel and Paul Miller is posted.
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