Episode 26: Fanning Out The Fire

This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about new Google Pixel rumors, Samsung doing dumb things, W3C EME Web DRM Acronyms, and a memorial service for Windows Phone is held.

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Episode 25: Uncle Jay

This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about Samsung being unable to ship things, Microsoft being unable to ship things, and maybe Apple not being able to ship things on the new iPhone. We also discuss Jay-Z’s new album 4:44.

Show Notes:

JAY-Z – 4:44

Episode 24: Be Explicit, Be Honest

This week on Shades of Brown, we talk about moderation on social networks and how hate speech and abuse should be policed. We also have a discussion about Mastodon and how the network moderates itself.

Also, even though I (this is Cristian here) do mention it in the show I want to reiterate that our conversation does come from a cis-male POC viewpoint and the privilege that brings. I do not intend for us to sound elitist or uninformed of how folks are being abused every day by some of these bad actors and I truly would appreciate feedback on this because I want to be better. As always, thank you for listening.

P.S. We know that Cristian’s audio this week is super poppy and we apologize for that. He promises not to be so close to the mic next week.

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Episode 23: Classic Tech Podcast

This week on Shades Of Brown we take a break from talking about the major tech companies and have a classic tech podcast. Topics include Android phones and web browsers. It’s basically 2012 all over again.

Show Notes:

OnePlus 5:

Web Browsers:


Episode 17: As the kids say, FDS

This week, we have another sitdown to talk about the latest Microsoft news. And to also get upset about the changes in their design language. We have a new logo as well! Please let us know what you think about it as we’re still open to any feedback on it!

As always thanks for listening.

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Episode 11: #courage

The bi-annual podcast returns for another episode this week! We talk about games and computers, and surprisingly refrain from making a dongle joke.

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Apple Event:

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Episode 8: One’s a shooter RPG, the other is a RPG shooter

It’s only been a week since our last episode right? Right?! Well anyway, we’re back with more quality content! Please help us help you build your brand.

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Episode 7: It’s about infrastructure

WE’RE BACK. Google, Microsoft, Apple, all in one shindig. What a time to be alive. I do this for you, I know it’s been a while since we’ve spoken, but always know you’re in my heart. Bae.

Topics Mentioned in the Episode:



Windows 10 Threshold 2

New Xbox Experience

Chrome Dev Summit

Web Components

New Google+

Apple TV

iPad Pro – Macstories – Daring Fireball

Surface Pro 4

Surface Book

Episode 4: Literally A #Shitpost

This week on the show we discuss poetry, IFA is happening, plus we pick at a bunch of low hanging fruit. Cristian also realizes that he has the best eyebrows in the game. Sadiq sucks at Hotline Miami 2. Next week, the Stipes Corporation takes over!



A Poem:

He is a boy of meat

But not an ordinary boy of meat

For he is


He runs

He walljumps

That’s about it

As he is challenged

Again and again

He sighs

And dies like way to many times 4 realz

– Eli Gukovsky

Episode 2: Desktops are exciting again

This week on two shades of brown: We talk about Windows 10 instead of Assassins Creed, sorry. Sadiq realizes he might move off of thunderbird, Cristian goes off on another tangent, and so much more.


Windows 10 Review: The Verge

As always, you can follow the show on Twitter @_shadesofbrown and Sadiq at @staticsafe and Cristian @chosafine.