Episode 8: Playlists and Privacy

Episode 8 has been released (a few days ago, but John was unproductive with regard to writing this post) for your enjoyment. Listen to Brandi and John note some fun updates regarding the Unusually Pink Playlist and share some of our favorite privacy tools for browsing the web!

Do you need to know how to own your photos without doing the always-embarrassing hover-hand? Check out John’s brilliant performance at Disneyland. Note how well his shirt matches!

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Not doing the hover-hand almost makes up for that mustache he had. Almost.

Our beer this episode was brought to you by the always awesome CraftBrewGeek. Check him out on Instagram and Twitter! He gave us awesome shoutouts during the Country Boy beer cheese competition. Donations to this year’s competition benefit Old Friends Farm.

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The beer was the slightly-too-sour Blackberry Sour from West Sixth. Pucker up!

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For more of the Unusually Pink Adventures In Alcohol, if you happen to be in central Kentucky you should check out Castle & Key. Brandi and John are enjoying their vodka and gin while their bourbon ages. They also have some of the most scenic grounds you can find at a distillery. Just look at the pictures below if you don’t believe us.

If you’re in the area, you should go just a couple of minutes down the road to get a meal at The Stave, home of amazing food and even more amazing cocktails.

If you like what Castle & Key has going on, we’d recommend you follow their former master distiller who started their bourbon on the path to success along with their adorable catbassador on Instagram! Brandi and John have both been privileged to pet Rick so try not to be too jealous.

Have no idea what we’re talking about when we reference the Unusually Pink Playlist? Wonder no more. You should most definitely follow it on Spotify if you aren’t already.

Are you looking to upgrade your online security? No matter your browser of choice, you should scope out uBlock Origin for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. Not enough? You can also add Privacy Badger from the EFF to your Chrome and Firefox repertoire. If you’d like to support the EFF even more while also getting your learn on, check out the Humble Hacking 2.0 Bundle. John bought it this weekend! Wanting to go to the next level with a VPN because you don’t trust 1.) your ISP, 2.) public WiFi or 3.) both? You may want to look into Private Internet Access or TunnelBear. Just be aware this won’t help you for things like Google tracking what you purchase when you send receipts to your Gmail account. In that case you should consider looking into ProtonMail. DNS is also a massive source of information leaks (if not content), especially if you use the DNS servers from your ISP. You should at least consider using something like 1.1.1.1.

Are you using Windows and worried that Windows 10 is spying on you? Learn how to turn off a lot of Microsoft’s data-gathering here. Even better, if you’re using Windows 7 you should perhaps consider doing the same thing as the government of South Korea and using Linux instead of upgrading to Windows 10.

Is your password game weak? If so you should absolutely upgrade to a password manager. Not using a password manager? Then I have bad news… your password game is WEAK. We recommend checking out a few good candidates like:

Feel enlightened? If you want more, all of our episodes can be found on Podbean and your podcast service of choice. Stay pink!