Tokyo Social - Episode 58:
Hosted by Kevin (@lonelybob), Rick (@1rick)
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Kevin: Correction I heard about Gargoyles being available on youtube on Current Geek not Geekbox.
Listener question: PC slowness is causing distressful indigestion and rage to the point of fantasizing that my PC is whacked continuously by an industrial sledge hammer until it is obliterated. I once read somewhere that my PC may be loading in tons of redundant unnecessary drivers. Not sure if I’m on track or not but I noticed I may have (redundant?) USB controllers. How do I know which ones I can disable and even if I do will this make a difference?
Already did the standard stuff to battle PC slowness, purged all temp files, history, cookies, uninstalled sw I don’t need, PC cleaner analyze & clean up, msconfig disabling of all unnecessary programs at start-up, defrag hard drive, and still it takes 4 minutes to boot up and launch Firefox.
Look (at) What I Found on the Internets
An experimental podcast while I figure out how to use all the tools. I wanted to aim for something like an audio scrapbook, part diary, part field records and part way to capture the children playing.
Now onto episode -1
Aiming for one test “podcast” every two weeks until I hit Episode 1, and then weekly. I’m hoping that by doing it every week I’ll eventually learn how to use the various audio tools I have kicking around.
Just a few years ago, it was a big deal when the president unveiled his spending proposal, but “budget day” this week was kind of a snore.
That may be because President Barack Obama’s $3.9 trillion proposal for fiscal year 2015, which begins Oct. 1, isn’t likely to have much impact. Why? Lawmakers last December passed a two-year spending plan.
Still, the annual ritual does highlight the president’s vision for the coming year – and for the coming election. It’s already providing fodder for Democrats and Republicans gearing up for the campaign trail.
But to understand just about any argument or issue in Washington, you really need to understand the basics of the federal budget.
Problem is, most of us don’t. So, we’ve gone back to the DecodeDC archives to bring you this encore podcast from April 2013 that breaks down the numbers and tries to show what exactly we are spending our money on. The episode features an interview with Jess Bachman, the guy behind an unbelievably detailed chart showing exactly how your tax money is divided among government agencies.
And this podcast note. We are getting ready to relaunch DecodeDC. In addition to the podcasts, which will be weekly, we are building a daily, multimedia DecodeDC blog for all Scripps properties – and for a national audience. So over the coming weeks, we’ll be reposting some of our favorite and smartest podcasts while we build the team and our new online space.