New Year and the polls are open!

Kicking off 2018 as we mean to go on and that means the poll is now open for January’s episode. It’s the letter M and the team have shortlisted 3 movies and 3 techy topics. All you have to do is choose your fave:

Polls close in 1 week (10th Jan) so get cracking and vote vote VOTE!

L is for Linux

Containing exactly no Star Wars spoilers, this month Mike gets to grips with the world of open source and learns all about Linux! From the origins of Unix, through to the modern distro and with a series of titillating  jokes about “packages” it surprising how much we cover in a little under an hour.

Not a Nix fan? That’s cool, we’ve got a Star Wars Last Jedi special over in the movie segment.

L is for The Last Jedi

Warning – this podcast contains major spoilers!

We’ve covered classics old & new but this month is the first time we’ve talked about a movie that’s still in the cinema. Mike & Rob become one with the force and explore a galaxy far far away as they examine the latest in the Star Wars series – The Last Jedi!

Not a fan or just avoiding spoilers? Check out the tech segment which covers the wonderful world of Linux!

K is for Keyboards

In another classic case of “it’s more interesting than it sounds … honest” Mike and Rob crack their knuckles and hunt peck their way through a  surprisingly detailed look at the world of keyboards.  From the humble typewriter, to the modern day of mind reading data entry (with a surprising number of w*nking jokes) join us as we literally run down A – Z of computer data entry.

Not your type (see what we did there?) well it’s all kicking off over in the movie segment where we’re talking about Karate Kid!

K is for Karate Kid

Wax on, wax off! After a shocker of a poll, Mike & Rob suit up and head to the dojo (pub) to discuss the seminal, martial arts coming of age movie Karate Kid. With the usual plot dissection, some superb karatriva and one star reviews from Donald Trump, it only remains to be seen if Mike will sweep the leg and if Rob will ever work out how to get all this wax off!

Oh and stay tuned for the special announcement of our super special Christmas special! It’s … special.

To punchy for ya? Well we did a tech thing about keyboards that might push your buttons (it’s quite rude though so you’ve been warned).

The Poll is closed for November

Update: The polls are closed. The people have spoken. The November episode will be:

📣 The Karate Kid & Keyboards! 📣

Thanks to all who voted, while the tech segment as a clear thing, the movie was very close with Kill Bill coming a near second.

No poll for December as we’ve got something special planned (bet you can’t guess what) but normal service will be resumed in Jan with the letter M

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J is for James Bond

We couldn’t not do James Bond when we got to J but perhaps we could have not done it in a cocktail bar.

A double feature this month as Mike and Rob don black tie, shake up a martini and stare down the barrel of 24 films! Split over two halves with three bonds per half, we include Amazon 1 Star reviews and, in place of the dedicated tech segment, a review of each Bond’s gadgets.

In the first half, we cover Connery, Lazenby*, and Moore. In the second, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig. All the while sipping martini’s, vespas and pretty much anything else JB is purported to have drunk.

It’s long, it gets messy, but it’s pretty damn funny!

Part One:

and Part Two:

* The crap Australian one, looks a bit like a plank of wood with ears.

I is for Internet of Things

“On the Internet of Things, no one knows you’re a fridge!” – Unknown

Continuing our mission to complete the WDAWKT tech buzzword bingo card, this month Rob leads Mike down the sensor laden path into the world of the Internet of Things! Smart Cars, Smart Watches, Smart Phones, the only things that aren’t smart in this episode are the hosts.

Not a fan of the internet? Fine, we’ll gloss over how the hell you listen to podcasts and invite you to waste an hour and half indulging us as we explore the world of Indiana Jones over in the movie segment.

I is for Indiana Jones

I was always going to be an Indy movie. Trouble is, all three* are so good we simply couldn’t choose between them! So we didn’t and instead introduce a near feature length, extended episode in which Mike dons his fedora, Rob grabs his bullwhip (not a euphemism) and they set off across the globe in search of fortune and glory … and beer.

Not a fan of the Jones boys? Well you may be an idiot but go listen to some techy ramblings on IoT instead while you think about what you did.

* Yes there are technically four movies but Rob refuses to acknowledge Crystal Skull as anything other than a bad dream. We’ve tried talking to him about it but he refuses, muttering something about “the sanctity of original trilogies” and “f#cking George Lucas”

H is for Hacking

Firstly, this is a long episode – sorry about that but we couldn’t possibly fit the entire topic of Hacking in to anything under an hour.

Join Mike & Rob as they explore the murky underworld of computer security through the history of phreaking, hacking and modern cyber warfare. Reviewing some notable hacks in recent years and casting a thought to what could possibly be next. Will Mike put on his white hat? Or will the dark side prove too tempting? You’ll have to listen to find out!

(Too scary / close to home / long? Checkout the much more manageable Movie Segment where we discuss Hackers … combats & roller blades optional)