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Geek Questioner Podcast #0039
*David Federlein & The Drunken Mythbusters*
Covering December 6th - December 12th, 2017
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This week we interview Linux guru and lifelong geek, +David F. Join us as we talk about living up north, working for Red Hat, getting drunk with (and interviewing) the Mythbusters, average people in crazy situations, baby sign language, being the hulk for a day, the value of solitude, retiring to Hogwarts, Annette's lasso, Hermione's diaper bag, and more!

Following that we discuss your answers to the week's questions. That means diving into six-word descriptions of your favorite books, your least favorite story endings, the hysterical ways you've added snow to things, the amazinging bad descriptions you gave your hobbies, travelogues from Ringworld, what scifi/fantasy tropes drive you nuts, and much more!

Join my co-host +Annette Holland and I for our latest shenanigans and if you like it, please subscribe and feel free to comment below! Oh and sign up if you want to be a guest!

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+Charlie Hoover once upon a time I had an NPC with an creative use for a bag of holding (not quite so comical or practical but) he was a crazy old wizard that kept a whole hoard of enchanted kobols in there so he could throw them at his enemies/the PCs. They'd attack so he could run off.

Next time I DM, I'm seriously considering having a PC find a bag of holding, and rolling a con check the second they go to use it.

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Geek Question of the Day: I won't go into why the I picked the word for this week's word swap, but I think it should be fun to see the results; If you added or replaced the word 'Orange' into the title of a story, what would the resulting plot and title become? As always any story in any medium qualifies! #gqotd

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Geek Question of the Day: Given how divisive political viewpoints can be, I thought it might be interesting to ask you all; Has the politics of a writer/creator kept you from consuming their material (or later regretting it), and if so, who? This goes for everything from books and movies to games and even gadgets/tech. #gqotd

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+Jodi Kaplan Could be

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Geekscape of the Day: Morning Stroll
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#scifi #robot #anime #asian #spring #future
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Geekscape of the Day: Buyers Remorse
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#fantasy #alley #rat #demon #magic #deals
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"You say that is a magical lantern? It just needs batteries to work? Wait a minute, what's the catch?"

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Geek Question of the Day: Even great stories have to rely on tropes from time to time, but like anything else they can get overused. With that in mind, tonight's question is; What are your least favorite scifi/fantasy tropes and why do they bug you? This one is very subjective so remember to keep it civil...=) #gqotd

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Bartender! Another round! 

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Geekscape of the Day: The Earthbender
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Geekscape of the Day: DSEV Robert A Heinlein
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#scifi #space #spaceship #nasa #explorer #orbit
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"And they really have no idea at all that this was designed to take out the entire planet"?

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Geekscape of the Day: The Age of Conan
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Geek Question of the Day: Whether from fiction or reality, creatures with tentacles (or tentacle-like appendages) about in scifi and fantasy. With that in mind, tonight's question is; Who or what is your favorite tentacled creature/character, real or fictional and why? Pretty much any source qualifies but try to keep it clean. =) #gqotd

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What about Hank the septopus from Finding Dory ?

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Geek Question of the Day: Time for our first reading check-in of 2016 as I ask; What book(s) are you currently reading and what recently read stories would you recommend to your fellow geeks? As always, any source or genre works! #gqotd

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I just finished Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. It was fairly good. Super snarky, with a dark undercurrent.

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Geekscape of the Day: Selachimorpha Island
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Technologist & Digital MacGyver
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Troubleshooting, Teaching, Counseling, Public Speaking, Hangout Coordinator, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Google Apps, Home Theater, Cloud Technology, etc
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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Friends, Networking
Birthday
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 three 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!

3. My new "Geek Questioner Podcast" with Aalia Khan Yousafzai. The idea is that we go over all of the questions from the previous week and then interview one of you, someone from this wonderful community. See the link below!

Listen To The Geek Questioner Podcast: http://bit.ly/gqp-soundcloud

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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