Educating Technology

Exploring how two K12 network administrators use technology in their schools.

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    31: At Least It Isn't Facebook

    Chris and Matt discuss Intel not patching older processors for Spectre and Meltdown and why that affects some of Matt's classroom devices. iOS 11.3 break MDM communication with JAMF Pro but Matt's laziness in deploying iOS updates saves him from having trouble. Matt asks Chris's thoughts on Apple using their own ARM processor in the Mac. The guys close out the show by making fun of Google deploying "Rolling Study Halls" to rural districts.

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    29: The Update Show

    This week, Matt performs updates to his VMware environment and server firmwares. He also encounters yet another Windows 10 update bug. The guys then discuss their thoughts going into the Apple Event, which really just ends up being a rant from Matt. The show ends with Chris's conspiracy theory on the bugs discovered in AMD processors.

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    28: Tasks We Do, But Don't Like

    Chris and Matt discuss the tasks and projects they have to do, but don't necessarily enjoy. Discussion also includes MoviePass, breakfast food and bad Microsoft naming schemes.

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    27: Managing Online Testing

    On this week's episode, Chris explains what's wrong with SSL and Matt gets new Chromebooks. The guys then discuss what's wrong with using Windows for online testing and why Chromebooks are the better option. Matt almost buries himself in a rabbit hole when they start talking about state mandated tests in general.

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    26: WiFi Interference

    Matt gives an update on using URBackup. Microsoft accidentally releases the limitations for Windows 10 on ARM. Chris installed Microsoft's Project Honolulu. AMD releases a bootkit to update BIOS firmwares for new processors along with new embedded CPUs. Matt also deals with some bad WiFi interferance during mock testing.

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    25: Tech's Lack of Quality Assurance

    After the HomePod white ring debacle this week, Matt spends most of the episode ranting about Apple (and other tech company's) lack of Quality Assurance lately. Matt also installed NetXMS after Chris's recommendation of it last week. We will return to your regularly scheduled education related content next week.

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    24: Tools of the Trade, Pt. 2

    Chris and Matt conclude the Tools of the Trade series by discussing the software tools they use to manage their indivudal networks.

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    23: Tools of the Trade, Pt. 1

    In this week’s special episode, Matt and Chris discuss what they care in their bags and some other physical tools they use to manage their networks and work on equipment.

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    22: Tangents

    This week’s episode starts off with Matt explaining why he’s almost abandoned the Apple Watch. After the normal update of their weeks, the conversation pivots to some follow-up all the back to episode one on low-cost Windows 10 S laptops.

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