The PhoneBoy Blog


Simplifying Telecom, Mobile Phones, Gadgets, Health, and More!

Ep 1382: It Can Happen Here

Apple release stuff, I don’t care. And…is it a rule or a law if it’s being enforced? Are we enforcing the laws and rules that we want?

Download the audio file.

Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome!
Ep 1382: It Can Happen Here

Read more...


Ep 1381: Dystopian Fiction?

A lot of the dystopian fiction I’ve read, including It Can’t Happen Here isn’t seeming like fiction anymore.

Download the audio file.

Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome!
Ep 1381: Dystopian Fiction?

Read more...


Ep 1380: Lacking a Shared Context

We used to sit around and listen to music. Or at least watch the same TV shows. Or, to go farther back, we sat around the campfire and shared stories. These days…we do none of that, and I think we’re worse off for it.

Download the audio file.

Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome!
Ep 1380: Lacking a Shared Context

Read more...


Ep 1379: Podcasting Ruminations

Wherein I talk about the evolution of podcasting, how some people just don’t care about how they sound, and interacting with the audience. Try a new podcast app today and stream some value my way. And, hey, let me know you’re listening somehow!

Download the audio file.

Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome!
Ep 1379: Podcasting Ruminations

Read more...


Ep 1378: Tiny Celebrations

I’m currently reading the book Tiny Habits. One of the keys to making habits stick is…starting small, and actually celebrating when you do it.

Download the audio file.

Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome!
Ep 1378: Tiny Celebrations

Read more...


Ep 1377: Government Efficiency?

I’m actually shocked at how quickly I got my passport back from the local Social Security office…and got a new Social Security card. Considering I couldn’t even go into the office.

Download the audio file.

Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome!
Ep 1377: Government Efficiency?

Read more...


Ep 1376: Blame The Color TV

How many of you remember when TV shows had a statement that they were broadcast in color? Has TV gotten any better over the years?

In Color

Download the audio file.

Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome!
Ep 1376: Blame The Color TV

Read more...


Ep 1375: Fun With Social Security

Kids, don’t lose or misplace your Social Security card. Especially in the current times.

Download the audio file.

Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome!
Ep 1375: Fun With Social Security

Read more...


Ep 1374: The Topic Du Jour

Covid isn’t going away as a topic of discussion…and I think it will come to a head at some point soon.

Download the audio file.

Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome!
Ep 1374: The Topic Du Jour

Read more...


Ep 1373: Smarter Feature Phones

Even “dumb” phones (i.e. those not running Android or iOS, the current so-called smart phone operating systems) are getting smarter. Many of them run something called KaiOS, which if you’re looking to break free from the tracking and the attention stealing of modern smart phones, is something to look into.

Download the audio file.

Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome!
Ep 1373: Smarter Feature Phones

Read more...

Long ago, this site used to be the home for a well-visited FAQ site on Check Point firewall products. This site has served many other purposes over the years, but is currently the home for the PhoneBoy Speaks podcast.

Some other projects I'm doing include: CheckMates, Check Point's user community site, PhoneBoy's Security Theater, a blog where I discuss computer and network security-related topics, as well as PhoneBoy Says, an infrequent personal blog where I discuss more personal issues.

PhoneBoy Speaks: Mobile Technology, Social Media, Geek Culture, Information Security, General Tech Douchebaggery, and Health