By: ajbarse | January 20, 2018

All the fuss is about the recent buzzwords: Cryptocurrency, Meltdown,  Spectre, and the blackout letters C.E & S. Plus, AJ and Chris will unpack *what we pack* when we take a weekend getaway.

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Oh yea...CES is going on

Despite a power outage for two hours (https://www.ktnv.com/news/ces-goes-dark-as-las-vegas-convention-center-loses-power)... Thanks to heavy rainfall. In Las Vegas.

From the news ”Meltdown and Spectre”

Via Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-intel-researcher/how-a-researcher-hacked-his-own-computer-and-found-worst-chip-flaw-idUSKBN1ET1ZR

Via NYT
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/business/computer-flaws.html

And yes, Apple https://www.cultofmac.com/521595/nasty-cpu-flaw-also-present-iphone-ipad/


Topic Interv...

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By: ajbarse | January 07, 2018

Resolutions! Chris and AJ go for more of the UnResolutions


- 12 physical books to read in 12 months. 12 Linux distros installed on his burner laptop. 12 months of life-logging with a Leuchtterm 1917 Bullet Journal. 12 themed months. January's theme: #Exhale.

AJ - Adding a new flaire to his journal- as he brings a little Philately to his journaling from around the world (that word brought to you by Chris Powell's Random-Factoid-House-O-Trivia )


[Renovating your online house]

Chris Updating passwords in the new year? USE THIS TRICK TO SAVE LOADS OF TIME AND ANGST WHEN UPDATING PASSWORDS

AJ Holiday season is the PERFECT time to “Unsubscribe” from those pesky emails you forgot you signed up for throughout the year. Then, as Chris mentio...

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By: ajbarse | December 08, 2017

Have yourself a maker & giver Christmas. We'll share some ways to joyfully give back to some little Bellingham kiddos worthy of your generosity. AJ talks about #watchfast, his endeavor in leather making, and Seiko's end of year announcements. And  "you're kill'n me Smalls!" AJ & Chris chat on the merits of Facebook for businesses ...and now messenger for kids? Stay healthy this holiday season!

Wrist Check

Remember that SNK807 AJ is #watchfasting witha leather strap- did he forget to mention that is a strap he made by hand.
  • 2017 was a “makers” Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

A 2018 Powell Pivot?

Chris Powell Associates has been active for 6 years. Time for a change to better reflect my services?

Facebook Business...

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By: ajbarse | October 28, 2017

AJ and I have some public service announcements for the better of society. Also, AJ discovers a beautiful needle in the watch world haystack...from overseas! And I wax nostalgically about a long-lost customer service technique that simply doesn't exist today.

NOTE: WE WILL BE OFF THE PODCAST FEED/OFF THE AIR UNTIL NOVEMBER 12

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Op-Ed SoapBox
A PSA to Photographers : Avoid updates to any ANY software while in the middle of production. Even if it LOOKS like it is a harmless patch- just don't update EVER when you have stuff on the line.

* AJ's **1hr long horror story** with Adobe support, and what the future of Lightroom means to those who (once) had perpetual license vs mandatory Creative Cloud. 
    * If I wasn't a tech...this...

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