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Geek Question of the Day: Fiction is full of interesting 'books', be they magical, mundane or technological. They often contain secrets or power that changes the world they inhabit. That leads us to tonight's question; What unique fictional 'books' would you most like to own and why? I'm using book in quotes because I'll leave it up to you to decide whether a particular vessel of knowledge qualifies but I'll say pretty much any source is good! #FridayFictionFest #gqotd

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Encyclopædia Galactica. How amazing would it be to have all that knowledge in one collection?! I'd like the digital version though.

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Geek Question of the Day: We've all got favorite fictional characters. Unfortunately their on-screen portrayals might not always hit the mark. With that in mind, tonight's question is; What are your dream casting choices for some of your favorite scifi/fantasy characters and why? They don't need to be realistic (dead actors/actresses qualify) but they should bring something interesting to the role. And yes I more or less swiped this one from io9... =P #gqotd

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Only in the French version. 

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Geek Question of the Day: We lost another writing legend with the passing of Tanith Lee this week. Given that she authored over 90 novels and 300 short stories, along with poems and children's books, I thought it would be fitting to ask you guys; What are your favorite stories/memories from Tanith Lee's life/bibliography? Pretty much anything related to her or her stories qualifies! #gqotd

In case you don't know her works: http://bit.ly/1HMXkek

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So much of my childhood. So sad. I'm going to miss her.

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Geek Question of the Day: Everyone knows the iconic moment when Neil Armstrong first set foot off-world and the words he spoke as he did so. With that in mind, tonight's question is; What do you think will be the first words uttered by the first human to stand on Mars? Serious, funny, or anything in between are good...=)  #gqotd

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"Bitch, we made it!"
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"Omg its an alien. Just kidding"

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Geek Question of the Day: Since today is Towel Day, Memorial Day, and Geek Appreciation day, depending on who you ask, I thought it might be fun to once again turn things around a bit and ask you guys; What are your geekiest obsessions and why do you love them? Pretty much any subject you regularly geek out about qualifies so go for it...=) #gqotd

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Why do they always run? Sigh...

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Geek Question of the Day: Since tomorrow is a day traditionally full of barbecue and family gatherings, I thought it might be fun to ask you guys; What fictional characters would you invite to your family barbecue and why? Secondarily what do you think would happen? And yes, pretty much any source is good for this one. =) #gqotd

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The crew of Firefly, Chewbacca, the 9th Doctor, Picard, Zifnab (and dragon), Q, the Avengers (with Nick and Coulson), to name just a few. Oh and Max and Alec too.
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Geekscape of the Day: Earth's Engine
Artist: Matthew Attard   Source: http://bit.ly/1G4Rmbn .

Remember to check under the hood every four billion orbits or so...=)

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"NooOOOOOooooooo, there's no big deal with starting up the Large Hadron Collider," they said. "There's no way that anything bad could go wrong," they said. "What's the worst that could happen?" they s....

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Geekscape of the Day: Unexpected Encounter
Artist: Adam Isailovic   Source: http://bit.ly/1KqGGlb .

Looks like someone is ignoring leash laws...

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"I said pepperoni pizza. Bitch."

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Geekscape of the Day: Antharra Goes To War
Artist: Adam Isailovic   Source: http://bit.ly/1KmKQKG .

You might want to click through to the full version on this one...=)

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Wow... this was imagination in overdrive. What an illustration! Applause for artist: Adam Isailovic! (and thanks, as always, +Charlie Hoover)

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Geekscape of the Day: The Emperors Dragon
Artist: Eduardo Garcia   Source: http://bit.ly/1du62UY .

He only granted the most daring with an audience...

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With talk of artificial gravity I'm picturing a fantasy version of Star Trek... =)

Good question though. I've only written about land based organically moving cities (back of a turtle of course) and hadn't thought about the flying version until now... 

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Geekscape of the Day: Summoners Folly
Artist: Andrew Hou   Source: http://bit.ly/1AoGa7f .

Be careful when you play with fire...

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Yeah, if you're worried about the fire elemental you summon it into the circle...

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Geekscape of the Day: Digital Goddess
Artist: Sebastian Kowoll   Source: http://bit.ly/1RdEDVI .

They say she came from the cloud...=)

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Silk bender!
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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
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  • 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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