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- CBS InteractiveBlogger, 2011 - 2013
- HumanaProduct Owner, Mobile Apps, 2013 - 2013
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The Trivia Geek, known to some by the mysterious alias "Jay Garmon," is a professional writer, editor, social media consultant, Web product developer, and...well...trivia geek. His career and talents are described in detail in the classic essay So who is this 'Jay Garmon' jerk...?
To get the real skinny on Jay's wacky business ideas -- and his amateurish sci-fi short stories -- read his blog, Jay Garmon [dot] Net. It's like Jay without editorial oversight or decent engineering support. Or, if your attention span is entirely too short for such a reading commitment, try Jay's Twitter feed on for size.
Today, when he's not trying to build the next Internet technology giant, Jay reads some comic books, plays tabletop RPGs, helps run a local sci-fi con, tries to launch a career as a fiction author, watches a lot of sports, and keeps his wife and daughters happy. The last part is easiest.
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Illustration of a Brontosaurus (nowadays called Apatosaurus). The idea that Apatosaurus was wholly or mostly aquatic is now considered outdated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Below are the top links I shared on social media that earned at least 50 clicks in 20...
Just as they once did when Star Trek Into Darkness arrived in theaters many moons ago, Paul Weimer and Shaun Duke let me back on the Shooting the WISB podcast to share my mildly controversial opinions about Star Wars: The Force Awakens . The healthy debate ...
This week's name-checks during my appearance on TechTalk Radio include Ray Bradbury, (via Fahrenheit 451 ), Michael Chabon (via The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay ) and Mark Zuckerberg (via the secret history of the codebase that went from a churlish...
One of my New Year's resolutions was to note here at my blog when I appear on TechTalk Radio . I call in most Saturdays, so I got out of the habit of reposting the shows here (and Mike, the show's host, got out of the habit of posting the podcasts so I coul...
In what can only be considered a epic betrayal, I, Jeff Patterson and the Goddess of WhimsyDark Delilah S. Dawson all gang up on Patrick Hester and explain no one is surprised (or really all that bothered) by the de-canonization of the Star Wars Expanded Un...
NCC-1701-D Refit (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) No, really, there are sci-fi and fantasy fandom blogs that are desperate enough to ask my opinions on fictional spaceships . Mostly Paul Weimer is too nice for his own good over at SF Signal. Paul was also smart e...
English: A black version of an emblem used by iOS app developers to indicate that something is available for download from the App Store. It has a image of an iPhone and reads "Available on the App Store". (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) You need a responsive we...
So, they let me back on the radio again, and the result is a crazy mashup of Super Bowl stat debunking, railing against the Neilsen ratings system, the perils and promise of mind control via edu-tech (how we didn't reference The Diamond Age in this whole de...
These are the 10 links I shared last year that got at least 50 clicks across all my social media platforms. (According to Bit.ly and Buffer, anyway.) "The single phrase (and every variation of it) that time and time again repels clients away from us" (261 c...
Beta Ray Bill (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Sci-fi fandom's biggest mensch, Paul "Prince Jvstin" Weimer , allowed me to ruin an otherwise perfectly wonderful SF Signal Mind Meld discussing the fallout from Marvel's recent recasting of Thor as a woman and Capta...
Amazon Packaging (Photo credit: Nic Taylor Photography ) After a well deserved absence from the SF Signal podcast, Hugo Winning audio-auteur Patrick Hester got desperate and me allowed back on the show to discuss the showdown between Amazon and Hachette , w...
Three qualified experts (and me) discuss the Amazon/Hachette showdown
Amazon Packaging (Photo credit: Nic Taylor Photography) After a well deserved absence from the SF Signal podcast, Hugo Winning audio-auteur
Hacker School banning "feigned surprise" is absolutely brilliant
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