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S3E16: Married with Tech

So I was traveling and because of that I had to post this as is from our YouTube video. This is the transcript. It isn’t very user friendly. 

To see the video on YouTube, go here https://youtu.be/loOMiZtoY1c or click the links at the bottom of this post to listen on Apple Podcasts, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, or Amazon Music. Thanks for watching  or listening.

 

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hey this is roy richardson of the 

one off technology podcast and

 

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this is a very different episode first of all 

as as you might tell it’s not live but that’s

 

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okay i have a very special guest and no it’s not 

alexa she was fun but she’s not here tonight so

 

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well she will be but that’s a different story 

i’m sure she’s going to butt in as we call

 

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her by mistake but anyway so i want to bring in 

somebody this is like one of the most important

 

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people in my life probably the most important 

person in my life and i am excited to have her

 

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on the show uh as a reluctant occupant um anyway 

um and so this is my wife donna richardson how

 

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are you that’s not my indicator that’s something 

i need to edit anyway so donna and i met at a long

 

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time ago a long time ago in a galaxy far away 

and she was on the help desk at the company i

 

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worked for i um met we were friends and um i was 

in the middle of a divorce and once that was over

 

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i’m like you know i really do like that 

donner girl and i like hanging out with her

 

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i think i’ll go ask her out and 

then i’ll ask her to marry me

 

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um and she was so silly she said yes 

i don’t know what she was thinking

 

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don and i both work in i.t for our 

respective companies um i started off

 

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on well i started off as a lowly computer operator 

and worked my way up to server admin and then i

 

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was attached to the help desk and then donna came 

on board with the company she worked for it was an

 

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outsourced help desk and was working for that 

help desk and then when the economy got tight

 

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she left and went to another company 

and worked on their help desk and then

 

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went into server administration and 

now she works for a health care system

 

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so yeah she’s moved on i’m still the 

same company i haven’t changed at all

 

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um so donna and i married we’ve been married 

18 years now and we have four amazing kids

 

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four and the two youngest are ours and 

then the two oldest or also ours but

 

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my from a previous relationship and they’re 

well it depends on you ask but they’re adults

 

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um and then of course we have the two younger who 

think they’re adults but they are not age-wise

 

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and the kids were practically born with ipads 

in their hands they used to joke about xander

 

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being born with keyboard missing and we live in 

a smart house so if you look behind donna she has

 

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a light switch right there on the wall run back 

there somewhere yes vana right there point to it

 

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and um so i mean we have everything 

hooked up to um echo devices

 

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and sorry echo and google devices and so 

we can turn the house on a moment’s notice

 

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so we have everything all right almost to the 

point where they’re just constantly conflicting

 

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with each other that’s true even in the car like 

last night we were coming home and you’re like

 

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oh you know turn on porch light and it did 

and we were halfway up the road still yeah

 

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that’s true why do you want to go in the house 

in the dark but yeah we have an alexa auto and

 

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we have echo dots all over the place well just in 

this room alone just in like the one room we have

 

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an alexa an echo and a google right yes that 

is true and just in this one room we have

 

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probably six different devices that respond 

to it so like the lights on my desk are set up

 

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with uh smart outlets um and so i turned them on 

once george and one’s marcia and i also have ethel

 

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ethos my ring light but she only gets involved 

if i’m doing demonstrations right here on my desk

 

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and i have fred over here yep and 

then we have the office slide above us

 

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which only comes on periodically and then

 

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i know there’s more but that’s enough for the 

discussion but anyway the point being is that

 

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we have a a smart house and sometimes 

that smart house is smarter than us

 

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i think people are freaked out by it like people 

guests that we have come over are a little bit

 

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intimidated by all of the connectivity we have 

here and i think it’s amazing and we have lots

 

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of smart cameras as well we have smart thermostat 

um if i had any more cameras you know you would

 

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think i was doing a just fans channel um so what 

is your favorite thing about the amazon based

 

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devices so that the amazon devices have 

more personality even when she gets it wrong

 

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it’s interesting as opposed to google 

who has a very friendly voice but yet

 

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gets it wrong and it’s just not it’s just 

not she’s just not as nice about it yeah

 

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i like the fact that i can pick up my phone where 

i’m running the alexa app and i can just on the

 

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um for the moment i can set an alarm in the 

kids rooms who all have alexa devices um

 

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or i can turn on music in one of their rooms or 

the room i’m in i can control the lights i can

 

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control all of the devices we have in the 

house controlled by them from my phone too

 

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so yeah i mean and that’s also how i let 

people know supper’s ready so i’ll say hey

 

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announce oh actually i’ll say broadcast supper’s 

ready and it will go out to the whole house

 

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i had the mute echo here because she 

kept trying to get into the conversation

 

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so yeah and one it was kind of a funny story 

for us so our youngest daughter’s name is alyssa

 

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and so we had to change the wake word on the the 

google i mean i’m sorry the amazon devices because

 

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it was setting off alexa and so alexa would jump 

into every conversation that involved alyssa

 

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yeah um and so that was pretty funny so i changed 

it to computer at first and so imagine a two a two

 

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or three year old trying to say computer and she 

couldn’t and it was very frustrating for her so i

 

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finally changed all the devices to echo so but 

i thought computer was fun because it kind of

 

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reminded me of star trek and that’s and that was 

what amazon had in mind when they added computers

 

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one of the weak words so i do wish you could 

customize the wake words on those devices more

 

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um everybody set their own i think that would be 

good yes it’ll be so good well also there for a

 

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while when we had it named one of them named 

alexa and we would yell out to do something

 

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melissa would think we were calling her 

that is true also yes that is true yeah um

 

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but and it’s funny so i’ve been a googler for 

a long time and google’s sent me the first

 

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google mini uh over the years i’ve gotten a lot 

of free devices from google i don’t know how they

 

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have just sent me a lot of free stuff um so i’ve 

gotten like a chrome i got when they gave out

 

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the first chromebooks the uh the cr48s i was so 

excited one of my friends sent me a message hey

 

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i just saw on twitter that you got a chromebook 

i like what oh yeah i saw it on twitter you got a

 

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chromebook because google’s releasing everybody’s 

names out there and they said i saw your name roy

 

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and i thought well this is the only roy i know in 

south carolina so it’s got to be you and you’re

 

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in the technology so it’s probably you and then 

funny enough two hours later ups showed up and

 

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there was my chromebook so it was kind of creepy 

like people keeping up with me so close on twitter

 

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that they know exactly what’s getting delivered 

to my house um but i really love that but anyway

 

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so they sent me a google mini and i was really 

excited about it because my thought was hey so

 

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i’m on my phone and until literally six months 

ago i have been an android person since 2009.

 

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and so it’s very hard to change my world to 

iphone i do like a lot of things about iphone

 

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there’s also a lot of things i hate so i fuss 

about the phone a lot my wife’s probably tired

 

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of hearing that but the point being is that so i 

got the first device i can just say okay google

 

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and google will light up want me to ask 

something but the thing i don’t like

 

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about the google device is that i don’t have any 

questions right now google but thanks for asking

 

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um the problem i have is that the results you get 

on the device are not as good as what you get on

 

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search so i can literally search the exact same 

phrase verbally and then do it on my phone in a

 

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browser on my pc in a browser and no it’s not what 

i want and i think there’s some context missing

 

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and so you don’t get the whole thing 

there so i don’t know what do you think

 

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um there are times when i like to just 

do searches by typing um versus verbal so

 

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but i know you it all comes so natural for you 

like for you things flow with these devices so

 

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much easier than me you know what i mean 

like for me it’s not that it’s not easy

 

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i just don’t have as much fun as you do sometimes 

with it maybe that’s what it is it takes patience

 

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yes yes and it should be easier and it 

isn’t and so you want it to be easier

 

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and i don’t blame you i do too i think 

the devices make it harder in some ways

 

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but yeah i love being able to say echo turn 

on office light and the office light comes on

 

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you know and i do i really really like the 

things that come easy on it and and like i said

 

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you know set alarms the the usage of the devices i 

really like aspects of it but i don’t necessarily

 

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like the concept of always speaking my search 

terms that’s the part i don’t necessarily like

 

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if it’s a bigger discussion and we’re sitting 

around you and i like we do or the kids are

 

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sitting there and we’re having fun with it that’s 

one thing but when i’m doing a serious search

 

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i prefer just to type in my search yeah no i do i 

do i was was gonna say the thing that google does

 

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best for us is timers for cooking yeah it makes 

it so easy i really love that feature about it

 

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also in the mornings i have routine i’ll say good 

morning and it’ll tell me the news and the weather

 

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and i like that so those are things that google 

does well and i enjoy that about it and so

 

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when i got our first amazon device which we paid 

for i’ve got nothing free from amazon now to think

 

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about it why do i like amazon i got to think about 

that what’s happening yeah nothing nothing free

 

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they’ve given me nothing i haven’t 

just said you know let me just send

 

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roy something because google does it why can’t 

we but yeah like google sent me a google tv

 

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but to be fair you are kind of the king 

of some weird thing where you win devices

 

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get free stuff well that’s true i 

think that um devices are drawn to me

 

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maybe maybe there’s there’s something about 

that something about me causes devices

 

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i have won a lot of computer gadgets and devices 

i don’t win money i but i can win uh watches

 

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so you’ve won an ipod back in the day you 

won you an apple watch and they were newer

 

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yeah when they were newer um didn’t you get you 

got an ipad i did win an ipad yes i helped was

 

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they didn’t give them to me though 

this was just contests that i entered

 

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and won um or a set of circumstances that things 

just fell in the line and i won i won um this bb-8

 

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i’m sorry no yeah it’s bb-8 robot yeah yeah 

i entered a twitter contest and won that um

 

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yeah i probably have some other stuff 

yeah yeah there’s been lots of things

 

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i i don’t know how that works i’m told i should 

play the lottery but i you know there’s i don’t

 

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know the odds are not ever in my favor with the 

lottery probably it’s just it’s just you know

 

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yeah it’s just a weird thing but you know and i do 

love my device i have a habit i have an addiction

 

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for gadgets i’m always looking for the gadget 

that does the next thing i have gone through a

 

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long series of fitbit watches i have always been 

a fan of fitbit um but as i got serious on running

 

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fitbit didn’t fit the bill and um but 

fitbit has great customer service i’ve had

 

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several devices fail and they just send me 

another one and so the customer service that

 

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fitbit’s really good from that standpoint um 

though i’ve gotten sent more devices because

 

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devices failed than probably should yeah yeah um 

but i don’t do anything i’m not using my devices

 

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hammers or anything i’m actually fairly i’m i 

keep the boxes for every device i get i have

 

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this thing i don’t know why i like keeping the 

pretty box i love boxes that open really nicely

 

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um if you’ve seen my mac mini unboxing video 

i’m very methodical and opening it makes me

 

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crazy when i see the kids just rip into 

things like no don’t do that let’s let’s

 

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open it gently i want to like peel back you 

know peel back and just and and open things

 

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i don’t know why i don’t know it’s a quirk it’s 

me but i like to keep the boxes around until

 

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i know the device is going to function fine 

and then at a later date i will get rid of it

 

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maybe later a year later it’s going to be a 

year later probably but yeah but yeah you know

 

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i like the devices too i think over 

the years you’ve gotten me to need

 

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so it’s easy to spoil ourselves 

with devices yeah i mean bill gates

 

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had this really automated home smart home a long 

time ago and i’m like man i want that and so

 

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these devices brought that capability in reach 

and there are so many knockoff companies making

 

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smart outlets that you can easily connect the only 

downside is that i have like 14 different apps for

 

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every device i even have a smart power strip from 

apc which unfortunately has to have its own app

 

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but i like that i can actually name each one of 

the usb plugs on it and and have devices come on

 

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so how much of the population do you 

think understands smart home devices

 

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and how to use them and are actually building them 

like yeah we fully engaged and we have this house

 

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wired up but we’re both in i.t backgrounds or 

i.t careers with i.t backgrounds so we have that

 

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comfort and that knowledge but people that aren’t 

with that technical background don’t understand it

 

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don’t know how to even find out about it yeah 

well i think most people so the the alexa and the

 

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lex and the google mini devices are the gateway 

drug to smart devices um when when i got our when

 

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we got our first google mania the first thing i 

thought like there’s got to be some way to use it

 

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to do something here and so then once the really 

expensive smart atlas started following price

 

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it started with a belkan our kmart was going out 

of business and they had a belkan on the shelf

 

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that was like 14 bucks it normally was like 60 

something i’m like oh i want the smart outlet so

 

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i bought it yeah brought home and that was the 

first device that i paired up with the google

 

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the mini but then when we got an echo device oh 

i think we bought something and the first echo

 

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device was a freebie that came with that i don’t 

even know what it was but the first one but i

 

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liked the amazon device better because well it had 

more personality and it legitimately seemed like

 

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it wanted to learn and so a lot of customization 

and and google has that but they don’t make it as

 

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easy and i know that the whole purpose of the 

amazon devices is to get you to buy more stuff

 

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i mean that’s google’s plan too but google 

doesn’t have as many products to sell you the

 

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echo device the amazon device is always trying 

to say oh something you buy is available or you

 

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just bought something a month ago and you’re 

probably about to run out like gummy vitamins

 

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um so we have a gummy vitamin addiction we must 

talk about in another episode but yeah um so it’s

 

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like oh no you you probably gotta be running out 

of this vitamin that just let me know i’ll add

 

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to your sharpen card you know so i literally have 

to turn off that feature where it will let me buy

 

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things through the dock because i don’t like that 

because there’s no parental controls well and it

 

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these smart devices get a lot of bad publicity 

there for a while around that very thing the

 

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accidental shopping the kids ordering stuff 

and i think that probably hurts some of the

 

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adoption of them yeah because the kids took to 

them they figured out oh i can do this with this

 

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device and mom and dad never figured out so 

they didn’t know to turn that off and and so

 

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i mean you’re absolutely right how many houses i 

think everybody i think there’s a large percentage

 

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i would say probably 30 percent of people have 

echo or google devices if not more i mean you have

 

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your phones it’s even your phone can be a smart 

device in the mix because you can run the alexa

 

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app you can run the google assistant app you can 

use siri see apple has what’s called home kit and

 

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they do have some smart speakers but they never 

jumped in the level that google and amazon has but

 

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apple’s play is that they’re more geared toward 

your privacy and so i mean there’s been things

 

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google and amazon are technically always listening 

because they have to listen for their awake word

 

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and so there’s always a brief recording before 

and probably a brief recording after amazon for

 

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example and google both now have a feature where 

after you ask a question it kind of listens around

 

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to see if there’s a follow-up to that 

question before it goes back to sleep

 

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the other big thing i have found to be very 

useful on the using the app on the phone is

 

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when we’ve been out we’re away and the kids have 

been with babysitters or whoever here at home

 

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and been able to through the phone do a drop in 

on one of the alexa echo devices and actually

 

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carry on a verbal conversation with the kids 

through the device while not in the same house

 

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yeah yeah no that’s very cool i like being able to 

do that for my phone as well it’s like hey how you

 

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guys doing everything okay you want to bring pizza 

home you know that type of thing yeah i mean and

 

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you can order pizza through the device i don’t 

but you can but but i don’t because you can add

 

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skills and routines to the devices to let you do 

cool things like that okay let’s talk about skills

 

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because you know one of our favorite skills is 

the sleep sounds sleep sounds i love having the

 

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echo in the room in the bedroom and being 

able to play sleep sounds of various

 

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yeah i do like that i gotta find 

let’s see i gotta show you this

 

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this is this is my uh let’s see here’s the 

latest okay so i’m gonna share my screen

 

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you’re gonna wind up with two cameras because 

hey i’m gonna goof this up but that’s okay

 

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all right hey there’s two of me all right all 

right this spreadsheet so i have an alexa skill

 

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every time a song is played on our alexa 

devices it gets recorded to a spreadsheet um

 

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on my google drive so amazon and then we’ll 

play we’ll play together um i there’s no

 

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telling what i’m going to see here so i’m sorry 

if something i don’t know about the kids played

 

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is going to show up here like i don’t remember 

playing this when did we play that i don’t

 

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know it says we played it yesterday at 11 42 

a.m i don’t remember that but i can’t oh huh

 

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but it could be it could be i’m capturing every 

time the kids play songs too i don’t know we’ll

 

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get to find out what the kids are into i had 

some crazy notion that i was gonna do something

 

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go ahead i’m sorry no that’s because we 

weren’t home at that time were we but that’s

 

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seventeen so yeah well well yeah it’s 17th right 

yeah so my my goal i was playing around with

 

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with the data science and the r programming 

language i’m like you know what’d be really cool

 

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is to go and find how many times a song was played 

i i just wanted to like what’s my top 10 list of

 

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all the songs amazon plays for me what are the top 

10 songs yes i could take the spreadsheets and put

 

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them all together and sort them but that’s not 

teaching me r and so i would that i thought that

 

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was fun of course it’s easier to do with python 

trust me do data science for python r is nice but

 

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you can do so many things with python r is the 

way to go no python’s the way to go r is okay

 

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i just felt the need to say that i don’t 

know why so what’s your favorite thing to

 

0:25:20.480,0:25:24.240

do with the gadget so you talk about the sleep 

sounds we we use those those are really cool

 

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so babbling brook is our favorite it 

is white noise for the dogs because

 

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our big dog will bark at anything and so we 

play white noise to drown out the sounds of

 

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like the possum the raccoon that come up on 

our porches and it works it does work um but

 

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he’ll bark at everything else so i don’t i don’t 

think if anybody comes up on the porch that we’re

 

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gonna miss it because he’s gonna freak but if 

they’re louder than a raccoon or opossum yeah so

 

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yeah i do i just like having the devices available 

just for the miscellaneous things like we’ve

 

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talked about yeah and and even though we all 

have iphone iphones now i was the last hold out

 

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because everybody in the house went iphone way 

before i did so like i said i didn’t get one

 

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until this year um my job provides me with a phone 

and i said well we’re going to go iphones and so

 

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that’s how wide open won i had a samsung galaxy s8 

that i really loved i’ve had some amazing phones

 

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over the years and then there was a phase where we 

both had like uh android phones she had i had the

 

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uh she had the droid i had the droid two and she 

had the droid r2d2 it was a star wars themed phone

 

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that was such a cool phone i loved it it had all 

the star wars sounds and i can go you know r2d2

 

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yeah that’s my interpretation of a r2d2 

sound i’m sorry okay but yeah and then

 

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i like the fact when i was using google maps 

on it um your your car was an x-wing fighter

 

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i don’t know i liked it we have friends 

that would love it so yeah um so anyway

 

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yeah and and so that’s that’s our life 

you know all the gadgets that we get

 

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and play around with and now i get asked to 

do a lot of tech reviews and so people send

 

0:27:30.800,0:27:37.760

me gadgets and i’ll review them um sometimes they 

don’t like what i say but i review them anyway so

 

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um because yeah i’m gonna be honest about 

it if it’s something i believe in i’m gonna

 

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say this is something i like i personally use 

and we do like alexa and google devices they

 

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yeah and then we have tp-link light switches 

all over the house we have lots of belkin stuff

 

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and a couple of knockoff companies uh 

genevieve and that type of thing and then

 

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yeah so we have three rooms things like this and 

i haven’t thought about it until just now there

 

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are three rooms in this house that have both 

an echo and a google device in it that is true

 

0:28:23.200,0:28:26.640

that is true we have an echo and 

a google device in the bedroom

 

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we have an echo echo multiple echo 

devices and a google device in the office

 

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the living room has a google nest mini because 

we use it to watch the cameras um so that’s

 

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really cool that might be my favorite yeah i in 

a lot of ways it’s my favorite i kind of wish i

 

0:28:50.560,0:28:57.840

had the bigger one um but i like the fact that 

the mini the small one doesn’t have a camera

 

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i like that one because it sits there on the 

coffee table in the living room and i can it

 

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plays the pictures like from our google photos 

so all the time it’s working like a digital

 

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um i said we can’t find the words we’ll say media 

center how about that frame photo frame it’s like

 

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a digital photo frame which i don’t typically 

like the digital photo frame but on that device

 

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it’s showing like two pictures at a time and 

it’s just flipping through them and we have

 

0:29:39.600,0:29:45.600

thousands of pictures out there so i i really 

like that and i like the fact that i can look

 

0:29:46.240,0:29:52.640

at the nest camera through there yeah if you’ve 

seen a previous episode where i talked about

 

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google photos i still use it even though 

they did away with the the free unlimited

 

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um but i have a subscription to google drive 

so that’s why i’m allowed to can afford to put

 

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a hundred plus turbo 100 plus gig of photos out 

there um and yeah it’s really cool in the nest

 

0:30:11.120,0:30:15.760

to have the pictures of course we also have 

chromecast a google also gave me a chromecast

 

0:30:18.880,0:30:22.960

so we have the chromecast connect to our tv 

and it cycles through our pictures as well so

 

0:30:22.960,0:30:27.920

it’s really cool um and then they recently gave us 

google tv i’ve had some issues with the google tv

 

0:30:28.640,0:30:35.840

um yeah yeah so i hate to bash 

roku i like the roku device better

 

0:30:36.960,0:30:43.440

i like because agnostic so anyway i talked about 

that in episode two but anyway i talk about a lot

 

0:30:43.440,0:30:48.080

of stuff maybe i talk too much what do you guys 

think leave a note in the comments let me know

 

0:30:48.080,0:30:54.640

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0:31:01.760,0:31:07.440

you asking if they want to see more videos of us 

together well i would definitely be interested to

 

0:31:07.440,0:31:11.200

see if they want to see more vid they’re probably 

going to say i’d love to see videos of donna

 

0:31:12.480,0:31:21.440

he can go so i see that happening nope i see it 

i see it yeah um also i am out on social media

 

0:31:21.440,0:31:27.520

as tech troublemaker uh tech trouble mkr on 

facebook and twitter because twitter would

 

0:31:27.520,0:31:33.920

not let me buy the two extra vials needed to 

make my maker into a full word so yeah there

 

0:31:33.920,0:31:42.320

you go anyway and i also i love when you guys ask 

questions or leave a comment so please do those

 

0:31:42.320,0:31:47.920

things put those things out there i want to see 

them because and i do reply to every comment um

 

0:31:49.120,0:31:55.680

it can happen stranger things can happen you 

never know with you you never know me yeah so

 

0:31:57.440,0:32:01.920

thank you for letting me be a guest 

thank you for agreeing to be a guest

 

0:32:01.920,0:32:08.240

you would not have any you have no idea how much 

bribing i had to do to get her to be here yeah so

 

0:32:08.240,0:32:11.600

she’s like i don’t want to be on 

your show no she’s not going that way

 

0:32:12.400,0:32:16.960

she said it i don’t know she said it in a nice 

way but i don’t remember it still felt the same

 

0:32:18.720,0:32:22.080

nothing to do with you i don’t want to 

be in your dumb web show i want to know

 

0:32:24.400,0:32:30.000

um this isn’t icarly that’s not how the internet 

works now okay um which by the way i carly’s back

 

0:32:30.000,0:32:33.840

out i’m not getting paid to say that and i don’t 

have paramount plus so i can’t even watch it

 

0:32:35.200,0:32:39.360

and and and jeanette crary’s 

not on it so without sam

 

0:32:40.160,0:32:44.560

is it still carly i mean i know 

i like carly i like friends yeah

 

0:32:47.360,0:32:51.040

i can’t think of the brother’s name what’s 

the older brother’s name i don’t remember

 

0:32:52.560,0:32:56.000

i should know you know because we were funny 

enough we were talking about spaghetti tacos

 

0:32:56.000,0:33:00.080

the other night we were going to serve 

the kids we have done spaghetti tacos

 

0:33:07.120,0:33:09.840

our younger ones don’t like 

sauce saucing or spaghetti

 

0:33:11.120,0:33:17.600

i gotta have salsa mine the youngest doesn’t 

even like spaghetti that’s true that’s true

 

0:33:18.400,0:33:23.040

so but the other two the other two loved 

it it was awesome yeah yes that was that

 

0:33:28.720,0:33:34.960

i can’t believe i can think of his name so 

anyway because his brother the actor is on

 

0:33:34.960,0:33:42.320

sliders not spencer but the gentleman that plays 

gary trainer yeah yeah slider’s not on anymore

 

0:33:42.320,0:33:46.400

but you know it’s on one of those channels 

now i just saw it recently flipping channels

 

0:33:47.120,0:33:56.560

so yeah all right well so i think that 

about wraps our show up uh we kind of talked

 

0:33:56.560,0:34:02.320

some about how technology kind of affects our 

household and our mindset and how we are insane

 

0:34:02.320,0:34:07.040

um we are wait did i say that loud i don’t think 

that’s supposed to just happen in my head with the

 

0:34:07.040,0:34:13.280

voices let’s be our secret it’s supposed to be our 

secret so anyway thank you so much for watching

 

0:34:13.280,0:34:17.360

donna thank you so much for coming on the 

show i’d love to bring it back on another time

 

0:34:18.000,0:34:22.400

um so at a later date i’ll do it 

sporadically so it seems more like an event

 

0:34:24.480,0:34:33.040

for me and for her to just be an ordeal but but 

it’ll be an event and and so yeah cool beans

 

0:34:33.040,0:34:39.280

thank you so much all right bye don’t forget 

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bell all right thanks for watching and cue intro 

music the outro music cue music let’s do this

 

0:34:53.280,0:34:54.960

maybe not that one how about this one

 

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wow i’m not hearing the voices in my 

head oh that’s cause i gotta turn out wow

 

0:35:06.240,0:35:15.840

bye see you in the funny papers

 

0:35:20.320,0:35:29.840

and it just fell like that just it 

was over like that what do you think