Geekiest Show Ever 255 – Toys with Cell Carriers

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This week’s discussion goes bad quickly when Elisa talks about her continued trials and tribulations with her cell phone bill. This leads to a discussion about all the cell carriers and the MVNO carriers that both Mike and Kevin use. Both of them have unlocked phones. After that we discuss Mike’s purchase that he blames Elisa for, in a nice way of course. He has bought the Nintendo Switch. We have a short discussion about the good and bad of this new console in the short time Mike has had it.

We wrap the show with our picks for the week. First it is Elisa with her choice of the Red Sox Destinations. A baseball fans dream tour of games. Next up Kevin has a need, a need for speed. He chooses The NASCAR Experience so he can drive really fast. After that is Mike’s pick and he is being more practical. He chooses the Troy-Bilt Flex system to take care of all kinds of yard work. We wrap up with Melissa’s musical fantasy of a drum set. Which she may also use to drive the neighbors a bit crazy.

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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 254 – It Takes a Roofie to Help

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We confirm this week that Kevin is mostly alive except to Melissa, so the Apple Watch weirdness continues.

This week’s discussion begins around Mike’s wardrobe choices as unusual as they are. Next we move on to our experiences with the recent iOS upgrade and some of the issues we faced on older devices. Mike then brings up an article from Mashable about people having sexual fantasies about their digital devices and how we anthropomorphize objects in our lives. Next is a brief discussion of the hack that wasn’t for iCloud which, leads us into a discussion about 2 step verification versus 2 factor verification. Melissa gives a great explanation of the difference. We then wrap our discussion on the ups and downs of providing tech support to family, friends and neighbors.

We wrap the show with our picks for this week. We start out with Mikes choice of Mini Desktop that could have all kinds of uses. Next up Kevin wants a gaming laptop after he saw a glowing video review over at Mobiletechreview.com. Lisa thinks fast and comes up with great outdoor fire pit to roast marshmallows with and drink wine around. Melissa rounds it out by feeding into Kevin’s fear of being watched with a home video surveillance system.

On last note, at about the 50 minute mark Melissa started having some strange audio problems that is responsible for generating the intermittent chirps you will hear.

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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 253 – OMG I Killed Kevin

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This week we have the continuation of the Apple Watch saga and the inaccuracies Elisa and Kevin are still experiencing. We then discuss the recent updates MacOS, iOS and what we do or don’t think of them. Next Kevin brings up his aging Mac Mini and its lack of WiFi communication. Melissa has a need to track vehicle mileage for business expenses. Mike offers some suggestions using Automatic. Then we move on to our ISP’s being able to sell your browsing data and all the things that are watching and listening to us

We finish up with our picks. Melissa starts out with choosing an iPad Pro because her 4th generation is just too slow.  Kevin keeps the tablet theme going with the Pixel C from Google. Back to Elisa and her love of music and concerts, she chooses tickets to The Classic East. we finish up with Mike’s pick of something to help him around the yard a 20 cubic foot dump cart.

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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 252 – Rusty a.k.a Mike

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We start out with Mike being Rusty, no not a name change just an old Linux skills discussion. What Mike is doing to get back up to speed on them.  The discussion then turns to Elisa’s new purchase and it’s a big one. After that we discuss our impressions of the Apple announcements this week and whether Mike is being tempted by them or not. Kevin then updates us on what is happening with his Apple Watch and the continuing weirdness. After that a big congratulations to Elisa and her co-hosts for episode 100 of Three Geeky Ladies.

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Last up are our picks for this week.  After all the tablet talk Kevin goes a bit wild and chooses a Windows 10 tablet. Next up Mike wants to automate his house a bit more by choosing a digital door lock. Last up it is the start of baseball season and Elisa is excited and doesn’t want to miss a game so she picks MLB TV subscription for the season.

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 251 – Healthy Geeks

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We discuss the weather to begin with as usual. Winter storm Stella made her appearance last week and had a few surprises for us. Let’s just say Elisa hit the jackpot.

This week we are back talking about the Apple Watch and some changes Kevin made to his. This brings up the old question of how accurate is the watch and what can be done about making it more accurate. Since we are talking health, Kevin shares the details of his new blood pressure cuff that he just bought. Then we have an update on Elisa’s continuing ATT billing issues and a discussion on what we think should be on a bill.

For our picks this week we start off with Mike and his desire to improve his outdoor space with a great new gas grill. Next up Elisa chooses the Sonos Playbase which improves your home theater experience. Lastly Kevin wants a NAS and his choice is the Synology DiskStation along with the drives to populate it.

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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 250 – After a Slight Delay then a Twerk

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We made it to episode 250 mostly intact. Sorry for the delay in the show, but Kevin couldn’t talk last week and he didn’t want to miss out on this milestone. Unfortunately, the delay means we missed out on Melissa.

We discuss the weather to begin with as usual, but with a positive twist, at least for Kevin. Winter storm Stella is supposed to hit the east coast the day after we record. Expect tales of glory and woe from the crew.

Next we discuss a little TV and the new old show Kevin is watching, Breaking Bad. Elisa recommends a great podcast to go along with the show hosted by the show’s creator. It is the Breaking Bad Podcast of course. We then discuss a couple of purchases made by the crew. Mike has a new bluetooth controller that holds his Nvidia Shield and gives him a nice mobile gaming experience. Kevin shares the bluetooth headphones he bought and how he is enjoying them. We finish up with a discussion of how Elisa can get her music from Microsoft that she had somehow lost.

For our picks this week we start off with Elisa’s choice of the SanDisk 256 GB wireless flash drive and shares a link to a good review of it. Next up Mike being the gadget hound he is and wanting to try all computing platforms chooses Asus 14” Chromebook to round out his collection. Kevin wraps it up with a new porch swing that will let him sit outside and enjoy the snow.

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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 249 – Awkward Customer Service

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This week we are a party of three again, Melissa should be back with us next week.

First we discuss Elisa’s continuing struggle with AT&T customer service and billing issues. She is trying to be patient but they are pushing her further and further away.  We all discuss how poor customer service impacts our geek experience.

Next up is a discussion about headphones. What are we using and what do we prefer? Followed by a discussion of in-ear, on-ear or over-ear headphones and what are our preferences.  We would like to hear from the listeners as to your preference. Mike then provides us with update to his phone transition for his wife and what his cat did to kill Google.

Elisa rounds out the show with a recommendation for those that slide back and forth on mobile operating systems to listen to the latest episode of “Chit Chat Across the Pond ” episode 477. In this episode our friend Allison Sheridan talks to Megan Moronne and Jason Howell about their experiment to switch phones for a month.

For our picks this week we start off with Elisa’s choice of Sennheiser headphones that Kevin could use if he wasn’t so cheap. Next up Kevin does a Melissa and picks two things. The Bose Quiet Comfort 35 headphones and then follows that with Master & Dynamic MW50 headphones. Mike closes out our picks with his desire to get back on the iOS bandwagon with an iPad Air 2.

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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