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Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ
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Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ
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Hey KITAs!

Did you know that +Bob Heil just joined our community?!

If you had any sound-related projects, he's the master. :)
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Awesome!  Loved the interview he did with Dvorak about a year ago.  Very insightful and great behind the scenes info.  Learned a bunch of tech and history!
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I've been wanting an interview with Adam Savage for YEARS.

This year, he was nice enough to take time out of CRAZY BUSY schedule.

#GeekSquee!
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ​, if you do have a podcaster meet up to fly your MRs who gets broadcast rights?
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Hey KITAs,

(I'm trying K.IT.As rather than KIAs, because... well... I don't want people to think you're all dead.)

The new format of Know How has been well-received. It seems that you all like shorter shows with themed content.

So... how you would all feel if instead of doing a 2 weekly 30-45 minute shows with three segments and two ads each, we instead did 5 INDIVIDUAL 10-15 minute segments with a single ad that was released daily?

I think we can make them tight and bite-sized... perhaps increasing our YouTube viewership past the "1% of downloads" that we have right now. We'd also make it easier to find EXACTLY the segment that you're looking for, AND give you a new KH every day!

Whatcha' think? 
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Question... Is this in preparation for YUUUUGE news (e.g. becoming independent?)
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Pie anybody?
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+Dave Harding Or for people who know the date system in the US. Just sayin' :)
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I need some sleep.
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You've got talent, Padre😀
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Hey all... just a quick note to some of our more prolific posters.

We LOVE activity in this community, thank you for that. However, some folks are resposting the same article/link/etc. to multiple groups and the G+ spam filters are automatically flagging/hiding posts. 

If you notice your posts disappearing or not appearing in the first place, it could be that your account has been flagged. Apologies for the inconvenience. 
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Thanks for the heads up +Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ 
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I think we all know by now that I have no social life...

So when I get bored, I think of projects that you might want to see!
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ I think you could do the side box thingy in a shape kind of like half a motorcycle gas tank and it would look kind of cool. Not quite exactly skilled enough with the 3d software myself to get curves happening like that either. That would be a good topic for an episode.
I'd like to see your result if you were to primer and paint that 3d printed piece as well to make it match or be painted to match the texture of the goggles.
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Yo KITAs!

I'm always working on new segments and series for the show. I like to go a little out of my wheelhouse so that we spread out our topics, but this time I'm going WAAAAAAAY out of my wheelhouse.

I've been working on a new series called, "The Green Geek" -- in which I show how to grow plants indoors, move to making tech to ease the growth of plants indoor (think: Arduino controlled lights, fans, heater and irrigation) and end up with some cool segments on extracting essential oils from plant material. (Lavender!)

Is this something that interests you?
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Aquaponics has killed a LOT of time on YouTube for me. There is a lot out there.

I am really interested in what sensors, past moisture, temp, and light, are out there to monitor the plants environment and its health.
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And winning the Internet...
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I wonder if "This Robot" will follow the "Three Laws of Robotics"? Check "Bicentennial Man" Movie
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Hey KIAs... I want to apologize for being absent from the community for the last month or so. --- The TWiT live schedule is pretty demanding and I just haven't had the time I want to interact with you. I've missed some great projects and a few angry members with legit gripes.

I'll try to do better... and things should get better once we get to May (until August, when it becomes a mad house once again)

I've queued up a bunch of your posts for feedback and segments in the near future. Stay active. Keep building... and we'll keep hacking at it.

Peace,
Padre 
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You have a life too +Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ so don't apologize for living it, but I'm glade your back too it.
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Want a little more help assembling the electronics for "Project Steampunk"?

Well then... take a seat and enjoy a real-time session of smoke and solder in Padre's Studio!
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So... I took a little test-ride on the Arcimoto SRK. -- I gotta say, for less than $12k, this is a nice little machine.

There will be an interview with the CEO on this saturdays TNSS, and another one in next Monday's "Know How"
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Those CV shafts need to go. Integrated hub motor for FWD, or move the drive to the rear wheel and get the ugly parasitic bits out of sight (and wind).
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  • TWiT.tv
    Host, 2012 - present
    I host "This Week in Enterprise Tech" with co-hosts Brian Chee & Curtis Franklin. I host "Know How" with Bryan Burnett I host "Before you Buy" I host " Coding 101"
  • The Jesuit Conference
    National Director of Vocation Promotion, 2009 - 2013
  • TheTechStop.net
    Producer/Editor, 2007 - 2012
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I'm an over 9000 uberGeek, a TWiT network host, the director of National Vocation Promotion for the Jesuits, and a closet superhero sidekick.
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