Geekiest Show Ever 238 – Mike’s Dark Nightmare

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This week it is Elisa with Mike and Kevin while Melissa is still trying to get back to us.

We start with discussing all the items Elisa and Mike bought in and around Black Friday sales that abounded this past weekend. Kevin had great deal of restraint but, did cave on one item.

Next up is our discussion around the rumored death of The Apple Airport Extreme and which way one might got if it happens. Discussing mesh networks and other alternatives. It is recommended that listeners go have a listen MGG 633 Deep Dive How to Choose a Router in 2016

We wrap-up with our picks. Starting with Mike’s super cool woodworking all in one tool The Shop Smith. Kevin is still drooling over Logic Pro X to do his show editing. Elisa has no real pick since she hadn’t planned on making this week’s show but, she does want to learn more about audio recording and editing.

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Mike can be found at http://twitter.com/dscchipman or about.me/MikeMcPeek
Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
Kevin can be found at http://twitter.com/Big_in_Va or about.me/KevinAllder
Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com

Geekiest Show Ever 237 – Black Friday

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This week it is Elisa with Mike and Kevin while Melissa is still trying to get her voice back.

This week we are taking a different approach to the show this week. In the US it is the week of Thanksgiving which can only mean one thing, Black Friday is once again upon us.  We decide to take an early look at the ads “leaked” on BFADS.net  and see what kind of goodies we want. From Kevin with one of his well know weaknesses, 256GB Flash drive to Elisa’s quilting needs with a super cool sewing machine and Mike rounds it out with his trip into virtual reality from Sony. Then everything else in between.

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Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
Kevin can be found at http://twitter.com/Big_in_Va or about.me/KevinAllder
Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com

Geekiest Show Ever 236 – Veterans and Music

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This week it is Elisa with Mike and Kevin while Melissa is still recovering from being ill and trying to get her voice back.

We lead off with a thank you to both active duty and military veterans thanking them for their service. Mike gives us a link to video that covers a song that a cousin of his recorded that to commemorate the service of just this type of individual and the episode of his podcast that covered it in detail.

Then we have some additional follow-up to last week’s show on One Hit Wonders. Will Elisa smack us down again? We then move on to Mike’s discussion of his experience with his new Android powered phone, likes and dislikes. Mike also has some IoT troubles related to his phone. Kevin mentions his desire for a new CD Box set and a discussion on getting music on the cheap.

We close out with our picks Mike talks about his desire for a surface book but goes with a Lenovo Flex Flip. Kevin doesn’t need but wants a new 13” MacBook Pro to carry to work. Elisa rounds out the picks with her tease about taking the money and applying it to one of her favorite things a cruise on the high seas.

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Kevin can be found at http://twitter.com/Big_in_Va or about.me/KevinAllder

Geekiest Show Ever 235 – The One Hit Wonder Stumps

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This week it is Elisa with Mike and Kevin while Melissa is recovering from being ill.

We have a special show for this week. After our discussion a month or so ago about my ear worm with thought a stump the geek show on one hit wonders would be fun. Below by person are the songs we each choose.

Elisa – Rocky by Austin Roberts,18 With A Bullet by Pete Wingfield, I’m On Fire by 5000 Volts, I’m On Fire by Dwight Twilley Band, Telephone Man by Meri Wilson, Turn Up The Radio by Autograph, My Girl by Chilliwack, Girl of my Dreams by Bram Tchaikovsky, Sugar Baby Love by Rubettes, Jukebox by The Flirts, Politics of Dancing by Reflex, Life is a Rock by Reunion, Let’s Go All The Way by Sly Fox, Run Runaway by Slade, Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider, Let’s All Chant by Michael Zager Band, Up In A Puff of Smoke by Polly Brown, Major Tom by Peter Schilling, I Go Crazy by Paul Davis, Wouldn’t It Be Good by Nik Kershaw and lastly Eres Tu by Mocedades

Mike – Billy Don’t be a Hero by Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods, Love Grows Where Grows my Rosemary goes by Edison Lighthouse, The Streak by Ray Stevens, To Sir With Love by Lulu, Old Home Filler Cafe by CW McCall, Wildfire by Michael Murphy, Kung fu Fighting by Carl Douglas and lastly Convoy by CW McCall.

Kevin – In the Summer Time by Mungo Jerry, Convention 72 by The Delegates, Indiana wants me by R Dean Taylor, Popcorn by Hot Butter, The Man on Page 602 by Zoot Fenster, The House of the Rising Sun by The Animals, Homegrown Tomatoes by Guy Clark,  How Do You Do by Mouth and MacNeal, One Tin Soldier by Cast, Rubber Ducky by Ernie and Burt, Theme from Love Story by Francis Lai, Kiss an Angel Good Morning by Charlie Pride, Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody, The Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy, These Boots are made for Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra, Stumblin’ In by Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro and Turning Japanese by The Vapors.

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Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com
Kevin can be found at http://twitter.com/Big_in_Va or about.me/KevinAllder

Geekiest Show Ever 234 – Apple and Microsoft Announcements

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This week it Elisa with Mike and Kevin while Melissa does her Halloween preparations. Let’s hope the crew all gets together soon.

We start with an update on Kevin’s recent subscription box. Once again Arcade Block put together a great one. Kevin has some discount codes if anyone is interested.

We then move on to talk about the Apple event and what we did and din’t like about it. We also discuss the things that Microsoft did right at their Windows 10 event, which leads to a conversation about why we aren’t thrilled with Windows 10.

We wrap up the show with our picks and Elisa’s follow on to her iMessage issue that Suze solved for her.  Elisa is trying to stay warm as the lovely winter season approaches and she does in style with electric fireplace. Mike doesn’t spoil his pick for a second week in a row, He wants to get his gaming fix and choses a Steam powered gaming machine. Kevin is dreaming of Christmas and wants to decorate his yard with this Nativity scene and a cool geeky light to show it off.

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Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com
Kevin can be found at http://twitter.com/Big_in_Va or about.me/KevinAllder

Geekiest Show Ever 233 – Mike Wants The Goo Gone

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This week it Elisa is back with Mike and Kevin and it is Melissa’s turn to be ill. Let’s hope the crew all gets well soon and at the same time.

Next Kevin discusses the fact that for a third week in a row he bought another retro gaming console, this time a Gamecube. He promises that is it for awhile unless he finds a nice N64.

Then we talk new phones, Mike has gone Android Moto G4 Amazon edition and likes it while Elisa has the new iPhone 7. We then discuss the pros and for us serious cons of iOS 10. Elisa is struggling with 3D touch and she is looking for help. Kevin and Elisa are both fed up with the new iOS mail app. We also discuss the anniversary of the iPod and if we are excited by the October 27th event.

We round out the show with discussing our picks. Elisa after her cruise and ingesting 20,000 calories a day decides to use $650 to cover personal workout sessions with a trainer. Mike doesn’t spoil his this week for a switch, he choose a cool portable work bench to help out in his day job. Kevin decides to up his home theater experience with a nice home theater in a box.

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Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com
Kevin can be found at http://twitter.com/Big_in_Va or about.me/KevinAllder

Geekiest Show Ever 232 – Linux Tablet Hacking

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Again this week it is Mike and Kevin. Elisa is not feeling well and Melissa is in to a bit of a workspace remodel.  First we congratulate our friend Peter Bird’s for his appearance in a music video. Peter is after all a member of the mymac.com family.

Next Kevin discusses the fact that for a second week in a row he bought a Gameboy Advance. He seems to be on a retro gaming spree. Which then leads into a description of Mike’s tablet addiction and then he spoils his pick of the week, again. Then the conversation moves on to hacking together a Linux tablet. Then we postulate on the convergence of phone, tablets and our PC’s and the new HP Elite x3. Kevin’s talks about his concern’s over Big Brother and how Mike feels about it and privacy in general. We finish off with a pretty new email app to clear Mike’s mental images.

We round out the show with discussing our picks, Mike spoiled it again but, we still discuss his Linux Tablet pick. Kevin loves his bags so he goes for a really nice one.

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Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com
Kevin can be found at http://twitter.com/Big_in_Va or about.me/KevinAllder