Episode 150 Party – I was screaming J Lounge
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We start off the show with some voice mail feedback from Paul the Rock God who called in to say congratulations to Bob and Andrew on show 150! He has been part of the Bunker Project for a year now and is looking forward to much more
He has been part of the Bunker Project for a year now and is looking forward to much more…
Bunker Project Episode 150 and End of Summer Party
Norm called in to say he is looking forward to being part of the magic in the next 150 episodes.
We have some prizes to give out this week on the Bunker Show for our 150th episode.
Bob talks about using too many #hashtags…
Mavens in attendance:
@bsainsbury Bonnie Sainsbury
@bc_insurancegal Margaret Reynolds
@wildfireeffect Stephanie Michelle Scott
@genisysdesigns Sanj Sukekar
@paultherockgod Paul J
Not Online Hugh the Interloper
@twisted_majic James Karg
@podcasthero Andrew McGivern
@bobgarlick Bob Garlick
@askfindbuy Craig Griffiths
@kenamcg Ken McGrath
@fanboydiary Marcel Lapointe
@boscoanthony Bosco Anthony
We do the standard Round Table Intros with the usual jokes and digressions thrown in…
Bob talks about Geo-Caches and how he has so many of them in the North Shore mountains. Bonnie said Geo-Caching is like Foursquare.
James said this video was THREE YEARS AGO… before Andrew had a mini Andrew. Margaret asks Craig if he knows Andrew is having two more mini Andrews?
We talk about:
Australian Prime Minister putting fundamentalist Christian in his place over gay rights
Nexus 5 and Android Kit Kat
Ken asked if anyone heard about a Google desktop OS coming out soon.
We talk about Chrome OS and how it works. The Browser is the operating system.
Nestle fights a facebook fan…
Voicemail feedback from Paul the Rock God:
Paul is getting too much wordpress comment spam and is wondering what to do to stop it?
We all suggest Akismet which is a plugin that stops 99% of comment spam.
Andrew brings up facebook or google + comments which also eliminate spam because you have to comment using your social profile.
We talk about the Social Comments plugin.
Bob likes the Pulse Hover plugin which adds social sharing options right on the picture.
Paul asks what happens when WordPress upgrades… does it break the plugin?
Andrew recommends a podcast called WordPress Plugins from A to Z.
Sanj and Andrew talk about ways to prevent your site from breaking due to plugins.
James posted a facebook message about Nokia being purchased by Microsoft and Norm called in to say that what will be left of Nokia?
We talk about the Nokia deal…
Sanj talks about Steve Jobs made fun of Bill Gates for not controlling the hardware.
Bob and Andrew said this is exactly what Blackberry should do… sell the hardware division and license the operating systems.
Norm calls in to say that it is the weirdest thing that Balmer gets to stay and bring in a successor even though he was completely unsuccessful.
Bonnie talks about potential successors for Balmer.
Elop used to work at Microsoft and was the president of Business Solutions, the most profitable division of Microsoft. And now he has experience in the mobile space.
Marcel says we are all on Samsungs now… but it turns out we are not.
James says Tim Cook is the new Steve Balmer…
Bonnie and Margaret says that Microsoft has 90% of the OS market.
We debate that research paper…
We discuss PC’s vs Tablets:
Can you work on a tablet?
Is facebook rewriting our brains?
We get a dopamine rush on social media when we get comments and likes on facebook. This rush rewrites our brains and changes our behaviour.
James said that it is also adrenaline and oxytocin…
Marcel said that facebook has changed our brains years and years ago.
James posted a facebook post about a rock band called Big Data and their music video which was designed to show how you shouldn’t put too much info on your social sites…
Andrew said the take the lollipop video was much creepier.
Bob likes The Museum Of Me…
NSA information demands… Tech Giants sue the government because they want to be allowed to reveal the number of requests.
We talk about the pros and cons…
Norm calls in to say that he is amazed at the Vine video’s he’s seen… he’s converted to a Vine fan now!
Bosco talks about his new show, Digital Dialogue.
Margaret talks about the great women that James has brought over to the Women Talking Tech…
Podcasting is so 2005…
We talk all about podcasting and the state of the podosphere.
Volvo CEO Youtube video
Bonnie talks about Camp Gyno…
We give away some great prizes during the show.
Gaming with James:
We talk about Batman games and Forzam Racing.
James is looking forward to Grand Theft Auto and is predicting it will crack $1billion in the first month.
Microsoft announced that they will support XBox 360 for 3 more years.
And that is it for another episode of the now infamous Bunker Project show.
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About The Bunker Project
The underground Bunker Project is a meetup focused on Social Media, Internet Marketing, New Media, and Podcasting. Set in the Bunker at the Barklay Hotel on Robson St. in Vancouver, The Bunker Project will appeal to those looking for cutting edge social marketing and new media information and to those who just want to socialize over a beer and exchange thoughts and ideas about social media.
Members will have the opportunity to participate in the Bunker Project Podcast which is recorded live at every meetup.
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Andrew McGivern & Bob Garlick
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