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Veronica Belmont
Works at Sword & Laser
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I'd like to order one robot butler, please. #ASIMO  
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So it can move like a human...
-But can it do the Robot?
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Hey everyone! I'm Veronica, I've been a podcaster since 2005. I'm looking to upgrade my home set-up. Currently I'm using a Shure SM-7b, a Fast Track Ulta, and a Macbook Air for recording. 

I'm getting a new Macbook Pro, and I'd like a small mixer that I can also take with me for on-location recordings. It's been a while since I've bought new gear, so any recommendations you can give would be great! Thanks!
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Veronica.. I used to travel with a big rig, what I carry with me now for travel is pretty simple for Audio Podcast.

1. Beyer Dynamics DT-290 Headset/Mic
2. Tascam DR-100mkII Recorder
3. SD Card Reader.
4. Mac or Windows Machine (doesn't matter)
5. Adobe Audition
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Here's the video of my hangout with +Entrepreneur today! Check it out!
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Is that an energy dome on the shelf in the top right corner? Devo cosplay, perhaps?
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Join me for a hangout on Wednesday with +Entrepreneur
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Entrepreneur. The live video broadcast will begin soon.

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The men and women can distract with the same things ; )
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Brent Weeks is a great guy, and a great author. Enjoy the latest episode of +The Sword and Laser!
How did +Brent Weeks get from Montana to writing novels on napkins to becoming the bestselling author of the Lightbringer Series? We'll ask him about that, find out his favorite word and whether he still has those napkins.
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I wrote you guys many many months ago asking for him to be on. And whether or not I had anything to do with it I'm so glad you did this.

He's my favorite living author :)
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As many of you may know, I broke my wrist and ankle recently in a bad fall (or in a death-match against Paula Deen, depending on who you ask). Anyhow, all of this boils down to my being a lazy slug around the house. 

As such, I've been making use of the many app services here in San Francisco to make my life a little easier, and I thought I'd share them with you. Since we do live in a city where companies start (yet may never grow outside of our 7x7 limits), all of these services may not be available in your area now, or ever. Whether they're game-changers or just simply tools of convenience, you decide.

I used all of these services TODAY, within a 5-hour window.

Most of you are familiar with TaskRabbit, which is available in many major cities around the country, and London. I hired one to come by and help me remove some huge dead plants from the deck, which were too heavy for me to throw away on my own. She was paid a total of $75 ($60 rate + $5 expenses + $10 tip) for an hour and a half worth of work. Well worth it to me, my black thumb, and broken bones.

I can't carry groceries and I hate shopping. Therefore, Instacart (available in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia) is a lifesaver. For a small delivery fee (four to eight dollars, free over $75) you can have groceries delivered from your local Safeway, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, etc. Add the items to your list, and select a delivery window time. Total charges for my weekly groceries and delivery fee? $42.

This is the first time I've used this service (similar to SpoonRocket), which let's you select from three prepared dinners to be brought to your home within a certain delivery window. I ordered dinner at 5:30pm, and it arrived by 6:15pm. Both dishes were tasty (chicken for me, vegetarian option for hubby) but my tummy has not been happy with me in the intervening hours. Hopefully just a coincidence. Total for two good-sized dinners and delivery: $22

Last week, we had three packages stolen from in front of our "secured" door. Some friends suggested I try Luna, which will receive your deliveries at their office and deliver them to you when you're at home in the evening. I tried it out using my monthly Stitchfix delivery (a clothing service: and it worked great. They came within their delivery window, texted me as they were rolling up, and then suffered to see me in my most hideous pajamas. Deliveries happen 7pm – 12am, Sunday – Friday, and your first delivery is free.

Obviously, today was not a normal day in my life, and I'm not sure how many services like these are sustainable, especially with the number of competitors lining up. But hey... happy to take advantage of them while they're around!
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Hope you get better soon and fast, +Veronica Belmont! You're one of my most favorite internets people I have never met and it pains me to hear that you have broken bones. :( Here's to your speedy recovery! Cheers!
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+Kevin Hearne was an English teacher who put up with rejection from twenty three agents and five publishers before he finally prevailed. Thank goodness he did! We would have never been able to meet Oberon! Oh, and Atticus too, of course. We ask Kevin many many things including if we can expect a TV or graphic novel adaptation, and why chicken apple sausages?
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I LOVE Oberon.
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Sigur Rós covering the The Rains of Castamere from last night's episode. Don't read the YouTube comments if you don't want spoilers! Actually, don't read any comments.  #gameofthrones  
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When are they going to put it on Amazon, this is driving me nuts trying to stay away from all the spoilers!
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Hey everyone! 

I'll be hosting a Google Hangout to celebrate the #SmallWorld50 celebration at Disneyland! You can post your questions here on the Google Event page, and I'll be asking them to composer Richard Sherman next Thursday! Please RSVP if you can join us :)
Join us on April 10th at 1:00pm PT, for a very special Google+ Hangout On Air with Academy Award® winning composer and Disney legend Richard M. Sherman in celebration the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,”® the classic Disney Parks attraction that opened as a salute to UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) and children around the world at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
Want a chance to appear in the Hangout as a featured participant? Ask your question in the Q&A app and we may pick you!
Feeling a bit camera shy but still have a great question to ask? No problem! You can still ask it in the Q&A app or Tweet it using #SmallWorldHangout - our moderator will be asking Mr. Sherman a selection of the best fan-submitted questions during the Hangout!
Fans around the world are also invited to join the global sing-along by visiting - a “global hub” of music and harmony where guests may record videos of themselves singing the classic song and create virtual “it’s a small world” dolls to benefit UNICEF.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Disney Parks. The live video broadcast will begin soon.

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Podcasting, Video hosting, Video Production, Audio Production
  • Sword & Laser
    2007 - present
  • Revision3 Corporation
    Video Host, 2008 - 2013
  • Future US
    Video Host, 2008 - 2011
    Video Host, 2007 - 2008
  • CNET
    Audio Producer, Podcaster, Video Host, 2004 - 2007
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Podcaster, Video Host, Book Worm

Veronica is a technology and gaming-centric video host based out of San Francisco. Currently her projects include Tekzilla (a weekly tech help and how-to show on and The Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast and community, co-hosted with Tom Merritt. She has also written for SlateDoubleXMaximumPC and PC Gamer Magazine, and was the original host of Qore on the PlayStation Network.

Veronica initially made her mark as a producer and on-air talent for CNET Networks (now CBS Interactive). She worked on such shows as Buzz Out LoudMP3 InsiderCrave, and Prizefight. In 2007 she left CNET to host the eclectic video show Mahalo Daily, which was named one of the top new podcasts in 2008 on iTunes.

As a voice actor, Veronica has appeared in Fallout: New Vegas (Old World Blues) and the animated series SuperF*ckers.

An avid gamer and social-networking junkie (with over 1 million Twitter followers), Veronica often speaks about her interests at conferences and panels. She has also been the emcee at events for companies such as gdgtBoxeeMacHeist and RiffTrax.

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Co-founder of one of the largest World of Warcraft guilds in the world!
  • Emerson College
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