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Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ
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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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Awesome video. At #PiCademy in February Carrie Anne opened up with a slide and told us, "Today you are going to FAIL." She further went on to explain the acronym, First Attempt In Learning. Great Great Stuff. Thanks #Fr Robert Ballecer, SJ
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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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And winning the Internet...
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And they came back for revenge with the terminator!!!!!
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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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I know you love your job but dont over do 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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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!)

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I think Father & Bryan should wear green jeans in honor of Mr. Green Jeans. ( a long time ago. )
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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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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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+Carson Black It's surprising how many people are selling "Vintage Bakelite Welding Goggles" for Steampunk on eBay.

I used to have a pair until I needed some with room for glasses. :-(
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Well... that's how I started MY day.

Sigh

Folks... continuing to repeat the same insults over and over is NOT a conversation... 
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Sigh. Um. If I may be permitted some slight maudlin indulgence, I apologize on behalf of sensible internet atheists all over. Sigh. Some folks just need to stop championing "my side." (I don't actually have a side.)
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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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PadreSJ "Digital Jesuit" "Friar Tech"
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How Geek is your love?
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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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