Nerds out of Water – Episode 23

In this weeks episode, Michael’s back! We talk about the uses of facial recognition technology in public safety and where the boundaries should be.

Turkey has taken receipt of multiple “kamikaze” drones for military uses – we discuss this and how it affects future warfare as well as gamification as a recruitment device. 

Lastly, we touch back on being kind to your mind. In pt 3 we talk about family.

Nerds out of Water – Episode 22

In this episode of Nerds out of Water, Michael is working hard so David goes alone to discuss the Cyber attacks on Australia, and some basic Cybersecurity Best Practices.

I go onto talk about, Managers Be Kind to others Minds

Really big shout out to Beyond Blue, who help all of our mental health needs. Contact them on 1300 22 4636

Cyber security Best Practice 101

  1. Ignore suspicious emails
  2. Install reliable antivirus and
  3. anti-malware software
  4. Protect yourself with a firewall
  5. Use complex passwords,
  6. and never give them out
  7. Change your email password every 60-90 days
  8. Make backup copies regularly
  9. Safe laptops and smartphones

Managers Be Kind to Your Mind and others

  1. Routine
  2. Manage Social flow 
  3. Everyone has mental health – Support
  4. Remember vulnerability has many faces 
  5. Promote access to support
  6. Use technology for work and social aspects of work 
  7. See opportunities for growth and development alongside crisis planning 
  8.  Encourage personal planning and self-care

David: @davewith7
Michael: @michaellobb


Nerds out of Water – Episode 21

In this episode of Nerds out of Water, Michael and David discuss Facebook and their responsible use of its power as well as touching on some of the less ethical things they do.

We talk about how your biometric data can be breached, and the consequences. We also discuss drone delivery of library books and raise awareness of some mental health issues.

Really big shout out to Paul Leonard from Dark Escapes Media (see Episode 8 for a full interview!) for doing the audio production on this in order to keep me from blasting your ears off.

David: @davewith7
Michael: @michaellobb

Nerds out of Water – Ep 20 – Michelle Delebet

It was a great episode to have the Famous CHANGE WHISPER on Nerds out of Water.

Change is inevitable. It’s coming for you, me and everyone else. 

Michelle Delebet runs a company, Corporate Growing Pains, specialising in promoting change fluency in organisations, enabling massive tech transformations to progress from idea to delivery and into ‘normal’.

Michelle tells us stories from her career as a “Change Whisperer” and we discuss the importance of curiosity. And now for some reason, I have a hankering for her siracha and chilli marmalade.



The REvil, a.k.a. “Sodin” and “Sodinokibi”, is a ‘Ransomeware As A Service’ is Attacking KNOWN vulnerabilities. Please USE good Cyber Hygiene – Patch, Multifactor, Train.

Fisher and Paykel –


LAW Firm –

Wisconsin Dental Association, and PerCSoft –

BlueScope –

Travelex –

Nerds out of Water – Ep 19

David and Michael discuss the current COVID-19 issues and add some tips around working from home, and the heightened level of cybersecurity threats that are happening. Ai threats, social threats and enabling businesses to understand and quantify those threats. They cover company pitching and why it shouldn’t put you to sleep.

Biometric Temperature and Facial Recognition

As the world starts looking into the new norm things are changing, going into work, going to restaurants, flights, gyms, daycare, the opera, theatre and shops. Owners will need to ensure their customers and staff are safe. The easiest way is to adopt a temperature testing to provide a level of security and reduce the risk of illness being spread. Using the latest AI, One Bright Cloud have partnered and developed a number of cheap, fast, viable solutions, both for small business and large facilities (shopping centres/airports) to the issue of facial recognition and incredible fast biometric temperature testing. Watch this space for an exciting announcement.

#facialrecognition #biometrics #temperaturemonitoring #onebrightcloud #covid19 #covid19solutions #covidrecovery #covidsafe

Nerds out of Water – Ep 18 – Jason Gibson

In this episode, David and Michael chat with a colleague and long term friend of David’s.  Jason Gibson is the director of Neon Poodle, a very successful, multi-national business designing, manufacturing and selling neon lights and word neon art across USA, Europe and Australia. We speak on how he got to this point, learning of the way through and what has got him here.

Nerds out of Water – Ep 18 – Jason Gibson

Episode 17 of Nerds out of Water

In Episode 17 of Nerds out of Water Michael and David discuss the criteria for eligibility in the Australian Government stimulus packages before diving headfirst into popular conspiracy theories surrounding the pandemic. We discuss smart stuff (glasses, contacts, homes and transport) as well as looking at a giant stringy sea creature. We also discuss climate change and oojemaphlips (whatever they are)! #NerdsOutOfWater #NOOW #OBC #OneBrightCloud #Teamscal #Covid19 #coronavirus #podcast

David on Twitter: @davewith7

Michael on Twitter: @michaellobb

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Nerds out of Water – Episode 16

Nerds out of Water – Episode 16 – Michael & David talk about COVID-19 pandemic including the response in Australia, NZ, Vietnam and the Czech Republic. They cover the stimulus packages being put in place by the government to bring the economy back (and to keep things going), and they discuss tools to help you stay in touch and secure while working from home. 

#NerdsOutOfWater #NOOW #OBC #Teamscal #Covid19 #coronavirus #VPN #VideoConferencing