Episode 110: Shocker and Soundbar

Check on some new items from Geek. First is a joke police baton electric shocker. See me get a surprise electric shock for it. The second item is a wireless Bluetooth stereo sound bar. I unbox them and review the items.

Hot Products Batons Stick Electric Shock Flashlight Toy Joke Prank Trick Gift: https://geek.wish.com/c/5812b6402cc898622d70b44d
Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Sound Bar: https://geek.wish.com/c/57dfabbe5739d118baece97c

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Flower City Comic Con 2017 Montage Video

This is a video I made of the fans at FC3 in Rochester, NY.

Flower City Comic Com: http://www.fc3roc.com

Music is Welcome to the Con by Ookla the Mok.
Written by Rand Bellavia and Adam English.
http://www.ooklathemok.com

Geek Code is obsolete?

Back in the 90’s when the Internet was the playground for nerds in college they created the Geek Code to show off our geekiness.  It increadiblely out of date especially with DOOM!, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Usenet, Kibo, and Dilbert.  It really needs to be updated.  USENET can be replaced with Reddit and Dilbert can be changed with web comics.  That should be updated for the times.  Well below is my geek code.  Click here to decode.

—–BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK—–
Version: 3.1
GIT d- s:+> a+ C++(+++)$>++++ UL+>++ P L++ !E—- W++ N++ !o !K w+>$ !O— !M !V PS+(++) PE-(–) Y+ PGP(++) t+ 5++ X R(+) tv+ b+(++) DI+>+++++ D G++ e++ h– r>++ y+>+++
——END GEEK CODE BLOCK——

My T-Shirt Shop

I have a t-shirt shop on Zazzle.com. Made some interesting designs that are geek centric.  Check it out at https://www.zazzle.com/radicalgeek.

Do Computer Geeks Dream of Internet Stardom?

One of my dreams is to run my only new media outlet (i.e. Nerdist, Rooter Teeth, or Geek & Sundry) creating web series and podcasts.  I had some ideas about shows I could put on.  Here is a list:

Drone Racing Circuit – Travel to different drone races and broadcast them like they do with auto racing.

E-Sports League – Where teams will complete face to face every week in a round robin regular season and then a playoff to the championships.  Do this for the popular games like Call of Duty, Overwatch or League of Legends, each having there own league.

The Con Patrol – Go to different conventions like SDCC, E3, or WorldCon and talk to the celebrities and show the guest and attractions.

Primo Destructo – Lastly I thought it would be fun to have a robot like in Battlebots that would attack different objects and see what happens when they get destroyed.

Thinking About Podcasting Again

Back in 2006-ish I was introduced to podcasting by a friend at the time.  Being a fan of sci-fi I got into Escape Pod and Galacticast.  Would download them and then transfer them to PDA.  Over time I found out about Podiobooks and others that are non-scifi.  It inspired me to make my own.  So I made started making my own.

I started with The Radical Geek Video Podcast.  I thought that video would show the visual aspects of the geek community.  (Videos are in past posts)  Then there was Literary Wasteland.  Did 5 episodes of it were I would review self published speculative fiction.  I stopped that one because I am terrible with monologues because there is no feedback.

If I am going to make another podcast I would like to have a partner because I like feedback.  I don’t know what it will be about, but that is part of the fun.  Maybe do a Hogan’s Heroes introcast.

Sad Puppies aren’t Much Fun

SAD PUPPIES

parody of Dead Puppies by Ogden Edsl

Sad puppies, sad puppies
Sad puppies aren’t much fun

They want to say mean things
They want all the bling
Sad puppies aren’t much fun

Those puppy cried late twenty-fourteen
They keep making an awful scene
Sad puppies aren’t much fun, no, no, no

They says puppy’s days are through
They say they’re going to lose
Sad puppies aren’t much fun

Sad puppies, sad, sad, sad, sad puppies
Sad puppies aren’t much fun
Come on everybody out there, sing along, okay

Sad, sad, sad, sad puppies
Sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad puppies
Sad puppies aren’t much fun

One more time for rolling resca
Sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad puppies
Sad puppies aren’t much fun

Festivus

I am a member of Interlock Rochester, which is a local hacker space.  People there are working on projects and I though that I make something that is fun.  So I made a Festivus pole like mentioned in an episode of Seinfeld.  The pole is supposed to be unadorned.  I started with a aluminum shower curtain rod with a flange and some 1/2 inch thick MDF.IMG_20151208_191548748

Then I cut the MDF to an 8 inch square as the base.IMG_20151208_192737682

Attached the flange to the center of the board.IMG_20151208_202034630

Put some electrical tape to the end in the flange so it will stay in and pole for Festivus for the rest of us.

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Radical Geek @ BarCamp Rochester

Just want to tell people I will be at BarCamp Rochester giving a presentation and manning the Interlock Rochester table.  BarCamp is what they call an Unconference where the participants can give a presentation by placing it on a blank schedule.  There are a lot of interesting talks.  Mostly science/technical subjects but there are some non-tech one.  I was at one that was for comedy improv.  If you want to come down it will be at RIT in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at 10:00 am.  It is worth checking out.

Here are the 2 episodes I did there:

Episode 1-2: BarCamp Rochester

Episode 2-6 – BarCamp Rochester Revisited

Episode 3-5: Getting the FuMP On, Part 2

Have more from the FuMPFest with more comedy musicians. Interview both Tony Goldmark and Insane Ian who are both auxiliary members of the Funny Music Project a.k.a. The FuMP. They talk how they got started and what inspires the music they create.

Promo: The Beer Trail