Podcast 1335 Sept. 7, 2013: Child Prodigy and Our Social Media Guru

A child prodigy

Show Notes:

Jack Bruienne

Jack Bruienne

What did you want to be when you were 9 years old.  Our remarkable young guest, Jack Bruienne has set his sights on becoming the CEO of Apple by the time he’s 29! We wouldn’t put it past him.  Jack won a prize recently on the show by being able to name the order of three former Apple operating systems.  No coaching needed; Jack has partitioned his white MacBook to run all three! The Apple (pardon the pun) hasn’t fall far from the tree because Jack’s dad, Pepijn Bruienne helps manage thousands of Macs across the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.  Mom, Anne Bruienne, is no slouch either; she’s a veteran eBay auctioneer from way back.

Emily Hay

Emily Hay

 Emily Hay, our Social Media Maven, updates us on some important networking opportunities coming up like Techonomy Detroit and help us sort out our tangled web of social media apps.  Should we be on LinkedIn, Google +,  Facebook or Tumblr…decisions, decisions. Emily’s company, HayThereSocialMedia is also collaborating on a program to improve teen driving safety called Show your school spirit on Instagram during Local 4 Friday Football Frenzy

Events: TedEx Detroit Wed. Oct. 2, 2013

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Hour 2  Answering Listener Questions

Segment 1:

Guest experts Pepijn and Anne Bruienne share the story of an international romance on an IRC channel that led to their marriage.  Their son Jack (9) reveals his precocious passion for Minecraft and programming languages.

Segment 2:

Paul Sr.’s DVD/CD drive kept disappearing from his Vista computer every time that he would plug a USB thumb drive in.  Pepijn found the solution on a Microsoft Mr. Fixit solution at KB 314060.

Segment 3:

A listener from Inkster wanted to know where to recycle old computer equipment.  This led to a full discussion about the steps needed to do that and two recommendations for places that you can go to recycle:

  1. Global Electric Electronic Processing  Website about recycling in Michigan
  2. Global Tech Ministries: Charitable organization that takes used computers, refurbishes them for schools and missions in the US and overseas.

Segment 4:

A listener wanted to know if a 9 year old Gateway computer running XP SP2 could get a boost from putting a new SSD (Solid State Drive)  in it.  Could a 15 year old Tempest handle a new 12 cylinder V8?

Pepijn Bruienne is a certified Mac Developer as well as a skilled Apple administrator for the University of Michigan.  He gave us some of his perspectives on the Sept. 10 Apple launch event and the devices that would be coming from it.


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