Getting to Know Randy Walker, Instructional Designer, Podcaster and Meetup Organizer in Detroit - HGG563

Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg563 Randy Walker joins us this week as a first-time guest and long-time listener. We get to know Randy and discover he is a contributor to two different Podcasts, The Daily Detroit Podcast and IT in the D Podcast. We spend some time working thru his home automation plan and ask if you can even do HA in an apartment effectively? Lots of great conversation and great to have Randy on the program! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #563 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live

Home Gadget Geeks
00:00:00 2/25/2023

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Home Gadget Geeks
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Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg608 Marv Bee from ITBusinessPodcast.com joins me this week as we open the show with listener email. Some thoughts on routers, printers, Subaru upgrades and home server storage. We wrap the show with the question, "Is the PC dead?" Marv is not too sure, and Jim says yes. What say you? Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #608 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
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Home Gadget Geeks
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00:00:00 5/11/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg606 Christian Johnson from MapleGrovePartners.com joins me this week. We open the show with some talk of the current state of hard drives and ask Christian what NAS he would buy in 2024. We talk about the current state of Wifi as well as some of the benefits of private 5G. We wrap it with a little AI discussion. Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #606 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
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00:00:00 4/20/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
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Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg602 Jeff Sieh from http://socialmedianewslive.com/ and http://jeffsieh.com/ joins me this week as we get to know Jeff for the first time and spend some time talking about the new Apple Vision Pro. There's lots of conversation, a hands-on review, and lots of commentary. Thanks for listening. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #602 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
00:00:00 3/8/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
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00:00:00 3/3/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
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Home Gadget Geeks
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00:00:00 2/10/2024

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