New Geek Life: We Have Seen Skynet

The latest and greatest Geek Life episode is here! Listen as Mike, Richard, and I discuss The Oatmeal, the future of Avatar, Lonesome George, and computers that learn.

New Geek Life: Math!

A new episode of the Geek Life has hit the proverbial streets, where Paul and I talk about the Vatican, Moog, Flame, and education by manga. Hear it here!

CONvergence Is Imminent!

Two weeks from today, CONvergence will rock Bloomington, MN. I suspect that nearly everyone who reads this blog (all five of you) knows what CONvergence is, but in case you just stumbled past, here’s a description. CONvergence is a four-day smorgasbord sci-fi/fantasy/music/movie/party convention that strikes every 4th of July weekend. It currently draws …

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In Defense of Instagram

A few days ago, Roger Ebert posted on his blog that he didn’t think that the ubiquitousness of Internet-armed cameras was a good thing: I find this news concerning because it results in a degradation of the art of photography. … [Camera users] are performing a social ritual, and little of what …

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Your Daily Dose of Cute

Say hello to my leetle friend!

Embracing the Werewolf

Many years ago, my Uncle Jerry was in the hospital for surgery. He was hanging out in a waiting room, clad in a hospital gown, sitting in a wheelchair with his bare legs on display. Jerry was fairly hirsute, so “bare” might not be the best adjective for his legs. A young …

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New Geek Life: Episode 155

In this week’s The Geek Life, Mike, Paul, and Melissa discuss Macs, Prometheus, The Oatmeal, and other fine and sundry things. Check out Episode 155: Time to Reboot the Projector.

Video Games Make Me Unhappy

A few days ago, I made the mistake of looking at the stats screen of my iPhone’s copy of Bejeweled. Look at the image on the right, and see if you can guess what upset me. Done guessing? OK. Yeah, it’s that final stat, which shows I’ve spent 51 hours …

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Thoughts on Prometheus (Spoiler-Free)

I’ve long been fond of the Alien franchise. I’ve never been big on the sequels past Aliens, but both Alien and Aliens were formative film experiences of my childhood. I first fell in love with the haunted house story of Alien when I was around 10, and soon saw the …

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New Geek Life: The Boys at the Wheel

The Geek Life records on Tuesday nights, which is also when I run PowerPoint Karaoke once per month. Thus I wasn’t on last week’s episode. However, my fine cohosts soldiered on without me! They have more Buckaroo Banzai casting ideas and some words about the Venus transit. Check it out! …

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