DC Talks Podcast Weekly – Break Down All the Walled Gardens

Dom Corriveau

Dom Corriveau

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DC Talks Podcast Weekly - Break Down All the Walled Gardens

After SEVERAL weeks of being on a hiatus (finally wrapped the Miami Vice podcast!) I'm back with more hot takes and permanently back for these daily podcasts. To kick things off this week I spent some time over the weekend really thinking about Brian Acton's advice to delete Facebook and really look at my reliance on their apps. Naturally, this lead me to review my usage of WhatsApp and how to diversify myself away from the FAANG services.

Over the weekend I took some time to set up a XMPP/Jabber server with great success! This was a fun way to experiment and I think I'm going to stick with the self-hosted chat, that was incredibly easy to set up.

Up next I ask, "Do you know what the absolute worst scenario is for exclusives?"

When both subscriptions and hardware are paired to make the ultimate pain in the ass. In this episode I express my fears of what could happen with Apple's new News+ service gets exclusives that are locked to their hardware in addition to their service.

Its time I play a little conspiracy theorist!

Third is all about gaming exclusives. Exclusives for gaming has been a thing for a long time. Although I've been hard on walled gardens all week I'm kinda soft on gaming exclusives. In this episode I really try to convince myself gaming exclusives are bad but for me I'm already on an exclusive... Steam.

Valve has given Linux gaming so much goodwill I really fight to find a problem with other exclusives. At least we got it better than OSX!

Then finally at the end of the week I want to start a new trend. From now on each Thursday I'm going to offer a weekend project to complete. This could be setting up a new server or doing something IRL. Each week this is a chance to come up with something fun to do and a reason to experiment.

This week my offering is to set up a self-hosted music streaming server. In my old man rant against paid streaming like Spotify, the only way out is to build my own... With blackjack and hookers.


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Back in 1984, Miami Vice changed the TV landscape not only for the decade, but for generations of police drama’s since. Miami Vice’s cultural impact on TV was not only with police drama’s, but bringing in the best of popular music with each and every episode. Go With the Heat is a serial podcast going an episode at a time and digging into the cultural phenomenon that is Miami Vice from the perspective of hosts who have never seen an episode prior to starting this podcast.

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