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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1283: Just Do It

Since we all seemed to be sheltered in place for a while longer, it seems like a good time to focus on what matters and do a few things you haven't done before to improve your health.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1282: I Got Apple Music…Whether I Wanted It Or Not

My wife got a family subscription to Apple Music, which means…I have it. Old man yells at cloud and not owning things.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1281: The Game Room Is Almost Complete

Finally ordered my Arcade Cabinet. That with the air hockey table and pinball machine will more or less complete my game room.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1280: Zoom Under The Microscope

Zoom is getting 20x the daily usage it was getting previously, which means it's getting attention from a lot of people, including security researchers. This is not a bad thing, of course, but don't panic over what they find just yet.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1279: Minimize Dependencies

When you include things in your life you don't need, you have…problems. Or if you include software bits you don't need, you leak customer data to Facebook like Zoom did. Fortunately Zoom acted swiftly and corrected the issue.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1278: Upping The Audio Quality

Now that we're all working from home and using Zoom, Teams, or what have you, can we all invest a little more in audio quality for the sake of everyone else?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1277: Jogging 2020 in 2020 Update

So far I am on track to meet my goal.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1276: Always Had a Thing for Audio

Another origin story, this time for the No Agenda Ringtones page.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1275: More Virtual Facetime

Wherein I provide an origin story for my name that leads into why virtual facetime hasn't caught on yet, current circumstances not withstanding.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1274: Even More Dependent on Broadband

With a lot of people having to do things from home due to the Coronavirus, it's really obvious that our broadband isn't up to snuff in the US.

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Long ago, when I didn't work for Check Point Software, this site used to be a well-visited FAQ site on the 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.

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