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Geekscape of the Day: The Dreamcatcher
Artist: Julie Dillon   Source: http://bit.ly/1MAHBUq .

Because someone has to keep the monsters away...

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So much better than the gorilla under the bed.

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Geekscape of the Day: The Last Gate
Artist: Elreviae   Source: http://bit.ly/1MuKo0m .

Meanwhile at the other end of the universe...

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+James Field​ wow man... Comments like that are why I dig every night to find these... =) 

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Geekscape of the Day: Searching the Reach
Artist: Sebastian Wagner   Source: http://bit.ly/1SM1uGC .

Hope had faded but it wasn't lost...

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Sounds like those would be very short stores... Ahem... 

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Geekscape of the Day: Djinn's Journey
Artist: Saeed Jalabi   Source: http://bit.ly/1DKvhbY .

Be careful what you wish for...=)

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"He said come along for a magic carpet ride. He said we were going to ride the friendly skies. He said come see this" whole new world ". Effing lies!!! But I'm to scared to say it to his face. I don't even know if he's a he. I'm screwed!" (As Aladin finishes this thought, he proceeds to scream like a little punk. ) 

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Geek Question of the Day: Occasionally a work of fiction gives a wink to us behind curtain. Sometimes its subtle, other times not so much. With that in mind, tonight's question is; What are your favorite fourth-wall-breaking moments in fiction and why do they stand out to you? Yup, movies, books, TV shows, video games, etc all qualify... #gqotd

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Holy crap, I can't believe I forgot the best one ever: in the opening credits to The A Team, Dirk Benedict's character sees a Cylon and does a double-take. 

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Geek Question of the Day: I happen to come across a collection of iconic movie posters this week, which naturally leads to tonight's question; What are your favorite advertising posters/commercials and what makes them stand out to you? Secondarily, did the finished product actually meet expectations? Pretty much anything goes on this one. #gqotd

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As a kid, I was always fascinated by the Sunsilk shampoo commercials. One day my mum let me buy it. I was devastated when my hair didn't turn out to be extraordinarily silky and shiny.
Well, apart from that, I'd always liked good old, Terry Crew's
Old Spice commercials!

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Geek Question of the Day: Fiction is full of characters whose parents, through intent or accident, really didn't end up doing the best job. With that in mind, tonight's question is; Who do you think are the worst parents from scifi/fantasy? Keep in mind that they don't actually need to have been seen in the actual story to qualify. Oh and step-parents or anyone in the role of parent qualifies...=) #gqotd

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+David Ratnasabapathy with all the tech of the future and her needing to keep her marriage a secret you think contraception would have been an option. Also because instead of giving her children a good home she gives them to Obi-wan Kenobi, who the only person he raised was at that point was her babies daddy(even though he was forbidden),the right hand man to a murderous emperor, also a child killer.=)

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Geek Question of the Day: I'm in and out of a lot of homes doing my job as roaming technician. The result is I see a ton of different decorating styles, which is what prompted me to ask you guys; Assuming budget wasn't a problem, if you could theme your house/apartment to a particular fictional franchise, which would you choose and why? Keep in mind this is using currently available materials/systems. =) #gqotd

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I'd love the Eighth Doctor's console room as a living space. I'll take that!

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Geek Question of the Day: Some characters in fiction, as in real life, seem to have a knock for tripping, falling, dropping, or otherwise physically bumbling their way through life. That leads us to tonight's question; Who/what are your favorite fictional klutzes and what makes them interesting to you? No huge surprise but pretty much anything goes on this one as usual! #gqotd

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Caboose from red vs blue. 

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Geekscape of the Day: Lonely Citadel
Artist: Artur Rosa   Source: http://bit.ly/1D0WOuO .

Meanwhile at a castle across the universe...

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Yes indeed, +James Field ... what +Charlie Hoover said!

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Geekscape of the Day: Furiosa's Secret
Artist: Sandara Tang   Source: http://bit.ly/1IlnSRw .

They were expecting an elaborate vehicle. Boy would they be surprised...

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You're not the only ones who like earrings, human.

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Geek Question of the Day: Here in U.S. our 2016 presidential race is already flooded with candidates of one kind or another. It's way too early to decide on our next leader, but it does inspire tonight's question; What fictional character would you choose to be the ruler of your country and why? Let's try not to get too real-world-political on this one if possible though...=) #gqotd

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Captain Picard or Laura Roslin
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Technologist & Digital MacGyver
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Troubleshooting, Teaching, Counseling, Public Speaking, Hangout Coordinator, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Google Apps, Home Theater, Cloud Technology
Employment
  • Boston TechCollective
    Owner & Technician, 2013 - present
    Helping non-geeks cope with their increasingly internet-enabled lives...
  • Geek Housecalls
    Technologist & e-Life Expert, 2004 - 2013
  • Cognos Corp
    Level 3 System Specialist, 1999 - 2004
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April 16, 1975
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Questions, questions, who's got the questions?
Introduction

Digital MacGyver for hire, Co-Owner of Boston TechCollective, Maker of a mean guacamole.

Here on G+ I'm best known for two things;

1. My "Geek Question of the Day" which gets posted every night when I get home from work so feel free to check them out. Sometimes there is a theme, often it's just something random, but the community that has sprung up around them is nothing short of amazing! Just search for #gqotd if you're curious or want to jump into the fray!

2. My "Geekscape of the Day" which is generally some wonderful piece of artwork that I've found on sites like DeviantArt. I always include links and call out the artists who created them! My general rule is that it has to be a window into another universe. A snapshot in time and an inspiration for folks to come up with stories. Search for the #gsotd hashtag to see what I mean!

WHY CAN'T I COMMENT ON YOUR POSTS?!?!?!: I recently have been forced to changed who can comment on my posts. This is due to the automated bots, spammers, and trolls that have been flooding me lately. I hate having to do this but it's my only option for sanity. If you would like to comment just tag me into a post and I'll try to circle you!

Away From G+:

I'm a technologist & teacher. My passion is making sense of all of the amazing tech that's out there, assessing what practical use it may have and developing custom plans for non-geeks. I like to think of what I do as being a technology therapist, sorting out the arguments between humans and their gadgets in a peaceful way.

I've been roaming the countryside since 2004, helping people from all walks of life with their technology needs. PC, Mac, Mobile, Social, Home Theater and pretty much every other tech buzz-word imaginable. At this point I can safely say that if it runs on electricity and can connect to the internet I've probably helped someone out with at least one of them.

Lately I've been giving talks to large groups about all manner of technology. Everything from cloud computing to cyberbullying and smartphones. If you're looking for someone who loves to break things down into English for people, I'm your geek...

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I've been running the Geek Question of the Day since 2011!
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