IT in the D, Episode 68
You know what the best part of doing this show is?
I mean, sure, there’s the beer, the music, and the general laughter and fun that happens every week, but what’s really cool about it all is being able to help get the word out about really cool stuff going on in the area, and that’s exactly what tonight’s show was all about…
Hemingwrite: Adam Leek
Woodward Throwbacks: Kyle Dubay and Bozenka Shepherd
As per usual, our first segment was a round up of topics that had caught our eye over the past week, including the stupid Facebook privacy post making another round across your newsfeeds, the chaos that is Black Friday…especially in your inbox these days, and more.
Our second segment was a dive into Hemingwrite, which is a very cool gadget about the hit the market for you writers out there. The Hemingwrite is-a single purpose, distraction-free writing composition device. It combines the simplicity of a 90s era word processor with the modern tech we all require like cloud backups and integration into our favorite document editors like Google docs and Evernote. It’s seriously sweet, and we know a lot of people looking forward to having one. Linux based and ready to open, listen in to hear more about this great little invention.
Next up were Kyle and Bo from Woodward Throwbacks, and we’ve got to give them all of the credit in the world for making it to the studio tonight. Not only are they in crunch production mode time, but their studio was broken into on Monday. Their new generator…stolen. Absolutely ridiculous for that to have happened, which makes it even more important for us all to get behind them and help fund their Kickstarter project out at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/455720595/woodward-throwbacks-reclaimed-woodworking-detroit …and not just because they make cool, kickass beer holders.
But if you want to do it because they make kickass beer holders, that’s totally cool as well.
They do more than those though, so listen in and hear everything they have to offer, and then go check them out.
In our last segment, we played a little catch up with the latest goings-on at Daily Detroit, doubled back on a few topics we missed earlier, and wrapped up the evening’s festivities.
Details about our December event can be found at http://www.itinthed.com/16091/december-2014-charity-event/
As always, we can be found:
On the web: http://www.ITinTheD.com
On Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/
On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/
On Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/
Uber’s app is leaking a TON of info about you – call logs, all sorts of stuff: http://www.gizmag.com/uber-app-malware-android/34962/
Seriously, shut up about Facebook’s privacy settings: http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/privacy.asp
Google told to EXPAND right to be forgotten: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30212927
Internet of Things WILL be used to kill someone. Soon: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2852376/coming-soon-murder-by-internet.html
Hackers gain access to CC numbers from 17 parking facilities, mostly in Chicago: http://www.securityweek.com/hackers-infiltrate-payment-systems-major-parking-garage-operator
Cox (an ISP) is getting sued for not doing enough to combat music piracy: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/music-publishers-finally-pull-the-trigger-sue-an-isp-over-piracy/
Black Friday killed the internet. Sites 20% slower, mobile pages 57% slower this year: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/music-publishers-finally-pull-the-trigger-sue-an-isp-over-piracy/
Autistics and software testing: http://sdtimes.com/autistic-advantage-software-testing/
Sony got hacked, five movies leaked: http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/new-sony-films-pirated-in-wake-of-hack-attack-1201367036/
How much do you know about the internet: http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/11/25/web-iq/