Discovr 7: Getting Things Done

Posted on September 4, 2008 | 2 comments

Discovr Host: Michael Mistretta
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Contributers: Chris Bowler

Intro music by Joe Sayer

Chris Bowler talks about stress-free productivity, and how to get things done. We also take a rat hole into talking about books, paper and pen nostalgia, and GTD across mobile devices.


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Discovr 6: Branding Yourself Online

Posted on June 19, 2008 | 0 comments

Discovr Host: Michael Mistretta
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Contributers: Connie Crosby, Eden Spodek, and Tommy Vallier

Intro music by Joe Sayer

On this episode of Discovr, we discuss how to brand yourself online—from starting your own blog to creating and managing your reputation online. Learn all about building relationships with other people in the same niche as you and avoiding bad branding.


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Discovr 5: Audio Recording and Mixing

Posted on June 5, 2008 | 3 comments

Discovr Host: Michael Mistretta
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Contributers: Dan McCullum, Joe Sayer, and Sheridan Haskell

Intro music by Joe Sayer

Explore the world of audio recording with some of the best audio gurus discussing the basics of audio editing and mixing. Learn about the gear you will need to setup and record your first song, podcast, or voiceover for a movie.


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Discovr 4: Living in the Cloud

Posted on May 30, 2008 | 0 comments

Discovr Host: Michael Mistretta
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Contributers: Tommy Vallier and Connor Bevans

Intro music by Joe Sayer

Tommy Vallier, cloud computing extraordinaire, discusses the importance of backing up valuable data online and having it accessible from any computer, anywhere in the world.


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Discovr 3: Video Terminology

Posted on May 22, 2008 | 0 comments

Discovr Host: Michael Mistretta
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Contributers: Kevin Stauss and Emory Dunn

Intro music by Joe Sayer

Frame rates, aspect ratios, shutter speeds and aperture. This episode of Discovr covers the major terms used in a video environment. Learn about the workings of a video camera, and how Hollywood enjoys to confuse us all to make more money.

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Discovr 2: Introduction to WordPress

Posted on May 15, 2008 | 8 comments

Discovr Hosts: Michael Mistretta and Chris Thomson

Special Guest: Jeff Chandler

Intro music by Joe Sayer (email)

From learning how to setup a WordPress site, to must-have plugins and advanced tweaking tips, this episode of Discovr explores WordPress from top to bottom.


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Discovr 1: Networking

Posted on May 8, 2008 | 9 comments

Discovr Hosts: Michael Mistretta and Chris Thomson
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Special Guest: Josh Holloway

Intro music by Joe Sayer (email)

Have you ever wondered about what happens when your computer joins a network? Learn all about networks, DHCP, IP addresses, subnet masks and everything you need to know to set up the ultimate home network on the inaugural episode of the Discovr podcast.

We geek out on the first episode of Discovr talking all about networks of every kind.

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Welcome to Discovr

Posted on May 8, 2008 | 1 comment

The wait is finally over.

Let me start from the beginning. Discovr is the brainchild of my own pursuit for information. I wanted to know about photography and graphic design and video editing and coding - every creative thing you could imagine. And when trying to learn about them, I found myself resorting to countless hours Googling. Reading and dissecting every bit of information I could find.

After a while, I realized that this was not the way to learn things. I wanted to go to one place where I could learn about a certain topic from top to bottom. It was then that the seed for Discovr was planted. Over the next few months, I worked on developing this minuscule idea into a full-fledged podcast.

The idea was simple - cover one tech topic in depth each week. Invite guests on that actually know what they’re talking about. Sit down, hit the record button, and have a conversation: just like a couple of people sitting around a table and talking tech. No limits. No restraints. No geekiness boundaries. Just raw technology.

Of course this idea grew and expanded with the development of the album artwork and the intro jingle. But the initial concept remained the same: make Discovr a place where people can learn about technology.

I didn’t want Discovr to be like all the other podcasts on the Internet. I wanted it to be different. And with the first episode, we attempted to strike the balance between a ‘how’ and a ‘conversation’. We didn’t quite get it perfect, but what would Discovr be without some learning?

I really want to hear your feedback. Listen to the first episode. Tell us what you like, what was unclear, and what you want more of. Let us know what you want to learn about. We’re going to continue to grow and develop Discovr with each episode. Come join us on this journey.

We’ve taken the first step. Welcome to Discovr.