Walk and Talk with Greg JohnsonAug 23, 2020
Podcast Production Phases - Workflow Process Stages
In Episode #56, I talk about the phases of producing a podcast from recording to promotion, covering the workflow process stages. (16 Nov 2020)
Printer stop working? Try this to fix the problem.
In Episode #55, I offer various possible solutions for those having printing problems. If your printer stopped working suddenly one day, and seems to be offline or not found on the network, these suggestions may help fix the problem. (3 Dec 2020)
My repaired Mac Mini — after 12 days with no Apple computer.
In Episode #54, I talk about how I returned to using my Apple Mac Mini after having it in the shop for repairs. (1 Dec 2020)
Five reasons to turn your computer off at night or when not in use.
In Episode #53, I talk about five benefits of turning off your computer when not in use. (28 Nov 2020)
Life without Apple after my Mac Mini computer crashed.
In Episode #52, I talk about life without Apple after my Mac Mini computer crashed. This episode coincidentally relates to episode #50 from a week ago where I talk about how we should have other computers available to work on in case a primary computer crashes. (17 Nov 2020)
Here’s how centrists and moderates won the 2020 election.
In Episode #51, I talk about how centrists and moderates won the the 2020 election. (14 Nov 2020)
Tech Life: Overcoming the Dependence on Apple Products
In Episode #50, I share some thoughts about becoming less dependent on Apple devices and services. (3 Nov 2020)
Three unresolved tech industry needs: low cost, ease of use, and end-user upgrades or repairs.
In Episode #49, I talk about three unresolved tech industry needs: low cost, ease of use, and end-user upgrades or repairs. (28 Oct 2020)
Selective Sharing of Ideas, Inventions, Product Insights, and Information
In Episode #48, I talk about the unintended consequences of sharing ideas, inventions, product insights, and information. (24 Oct 2020)
Meeting our daily recommended nutritional guidelines is very difficult.
In Episode #47, I talk about how it is very difficult to meet our recommended nutritional guidelines, and why it’s so important to eat certain foods that more effectively meet those requirements. (8 Oct 2020)
Building a Mini ITX computer with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Processor and NZXT H210 Case
In Episode #46, I talk about building an energy efficient Mini ITX computer with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Processor and NZXT H210 case. I discuss the benefits of building your own computer, including optimal component selection as well as eco friendlier options of repairing, replacing and upgrading individual components rather than an entire computer. (7 Oct 2020)
Subaru Ascent: The Last Gasoline Powered Vehicle
In Episode #45, I talk about the Subaru Ascent as the last gasoline powered vehicle. (26 Sep 2020)
Buying Guide: Deciding on a Laptop or Desktop Computer
In Episode #44, I offer a buying guide examining considerations for deciding on a laptop or desktop computer. (23 Sep 2020)
Laptop Computer Buying Guide
In Episode #43, I review considerations for purchasing a laptop computer. In this buying guide, I offer some suggestions based on different needs. (17 Sep 2020)
Computer display buying guide.
In Episode #42, I offer suggestions about buying the best computer display and give tips about installation and positioning. In summary, I suggest that a Samsung 42-inch 4K resolution TV is an excellent choice for a computer display. (15 Sep 2020)
Fair-weather cycling and all-weather all-season year-round biking
In Episode #41, I talk about all-weather year-round bike riding and my transition back to fair-weather pleasure cycling. I review the special clothing and accessories needed for all-season daily bicycling. (9 Sep 2020)
Hybrid Monetization: Ad-Free for Subscriber Early Access Content
In Episode #40, I talk about hybrid monetization for podcasts and YouTube videos. This lets your regular subscribers and followers enjoy content without advertising. After a few days, monetization can be turned on, for subsequent views. Also, if you’re promoting your content, it allows people to have immediate uninterrupted access to what you’re sharing. That way the content consumers don’t feel like they were corralled into revenue generating ads where the emphasis appears to be on advertising revenue rather than the content. (7 Sep 2020)
Social Media Success, Subscribers and Challenges
In Episode #39, I discuss how we measure success in social media. Rather than focusing on subscribers, followers, views, or even clicks, we should measure how many people we are effectively interacting with, and not seek to exceed the number of followers or views that would surpass our ability to respond to viewer questions and requests. (4 Sep 2020)
University of Iowa COVID Response: Isolation, Quarantine, and UIOWA Online Classes
In Episode #38, I discuss the University of Iowa COVID Response including the need for student isolation and quarantine facilities as well as UIOWA online classes. The topics, themes, and suggested solutions in this episode are most likely applicable to other higher education institutions. (28 Aug 2020)
How to establish hourly consulting rates, service fees, and estimates.
In Episode #37, I discuss how to establish hourly consulting rates, service fees, and estimates. I also offer some examples from my own consulting experience.
Online Shopping and Buying Tips
In Episode #36, I talk about tips for shopping and buying online, including how to do research and comparisons between similar products and different vendors or manufacturers.
Backup Power Systems
In Episode #35, I talk about a variety of options for backup power systems that can provide you with electricity during an electrical outage.
Iowa Derecho Storm and Inland Hurricane Disaster Preparedness
In Episode #34, I talk about our experience dealing with the Iowa Derecho storm, a severe inland hurricane that hit our state last week, on 10 Aug 2020. I share some of the disaster preparedness tools and resources we relied on, and how we fared through the storm and aftermath. (13 Aug 2020)
Things I should be doing
In Episode #33, I talk about my list of things that I feel I should be doing. (4 Jul 2020)
Podcast Recording, Production, and Planning
In Episode #32, I discuss podcast recording, production, and planning considerations. (25 Jun 2020)
Privilege, Favor, and Access
In Episode #31, I discuss the traits and factors that give people privilege, favor, and access. (22 Jun 2020)
Dental Care and Oral Hygiene
In Episode #30, I discuss dental care and oral hygiene habits and practices.
Podcast Workflow - Production Spreadsheet Checklist
In Episode #29, I talk about the podcast production workflow spreadsheet checklist I use, and I also offer some tips about each step of the process.
Using a Life Map for Balance and Effectiveness
In Episode #28, I talk about how using a Life Map can help us achieve balance and effectiveness.
Kitchen Talk - My Two Favorite Trader Joe’s Recipes
In Episode #27, I talk about my two favorite Trader Joe’s recipes and some of the Trader Joe’s spices I use when cooking.
Podcast Recording, Production, and Workflow Process
In Episode #26, I talk about the podcast recording, production, and workflow process I use.
Racism - Causes and Cures
In Episode #25, I talk about the causes of racism and ways we can all help work to eliminate it.
Meditation Techniques and Benefits
In Episode #24, I discuss some meditation techniques and benefits.
Pros and Cons of Various Content Types - Articles, Videos, and Audio Podcasts
In Episode #23, I discuss the benefits and drawbacks of various content forms - articles, videos, and audio podcasts.
Vegetarianism - Current Trends and Seven Reasons People Choose Plant-Based Foods
In Episode 22, I talk about three current trends influencing the discussion about vegetarianism and seven reasons people choose plant-based foods.
Digital Photography - DSLR Cameras, Smartphones, Social Media, and Photo Apps
In Episode #21, I talk about how photography has changed dramatically in recent years as a result of smartphones, social media, and photo apps that are competing with traditional DSLR cameras. Our uses of photos have changed with a need for non-traditional image dimensions for use on websites and social media.
Seven Relationships of Business
In Episode #20, I discuss seven relationships of business that define the success and impact of a company. These relationships can help with decisions about what companies and organizations to work for and invest in.
In Episode #19, I discuss a variety of ways people manage their passwords and offer suggestions for easier and more effective password management.
Basic Guide to Computer Security
In Episode #18, I provide an introductory overview to computer security with a focus on Windows 10 computer security and a brief overview of mobile device security and Apple Mac computers.
Iowa City Area Bike Trails Overview
In Episode #17, you’ll get an overview of bike trails in the Iowa City area including Coralville and North Liberty.
Basic Setup Guide for a Windows 10 Computer
In Episode #16, I review some basic tips and considerations for setting up a Windows 10 computer.
Planning Guide for Creating a Simple Website
In Episode #15, I talk about four basic considerations of launching a website including selecting a website address, choosing a website design platform, selecting a hosting company, and cost.
In Episode #14, I describe some of the benefits of having an electric bicycle as an alternative to an all-electric car or a traditional bicycle.
Printer Buying Guide
In Episode #13, I offer some suggestions and examine the considerations for purchasing a printer.
Time Saving Email Management Tools and Methods
In Episode #12, I talk about how to manage email better using email client software, email rules, website email addresses, catch all accounts, and more.
Podcast Production Notes and Review
In Episode #11, I look back at the past 10 episodes and talk about how I want to continue improving the message presentation and audio quality. I review some of the challenges of producing the first 10 shows.
Backup Options for Computers and Mobile Devices
In Episode 10, I talk about backup options for computers and mobile devices including cloud synchronization, external drives, and off-site cloud backup services.
Apps and Folders on my iPhone
In Episode #9, I talk about the apps and folders on my iPhone. I also offer some tips about organizing and grouping apps.
NPR Small House Interview from 15 May 2006
In Episode #8, I share an interview that I did with NPR for the All Things Considered show on 15 May 2006. The title of that show was Tiny Houses Find a Friend on the Gulf Coast.