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Are the Rising Costs of Geek Communications Worth It?

I’m a tech geek. I love my gadgets. But tech comes at a cost, and a recent Modern Geek Podcast on how geeks communicate got me thinking: how much does all this newfangled technology really cost us? For a household of six, my family’s monthly entertainment/communications costs are outrageous (cue the “Get off my lawn!” sound […]

      
 
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Behind the Mic: 4 Things to Know About iTunes, RSS and Other Podcatchers

If you consume podcasts, you’ve probably discovered the joy of podcatchers — applications which automatically keep track of the latest podcasts, download them, and transfer them painlessly to your favorite portable devices. Used correctly, they’ll make your life MUCH easier and dramatically increase your podcast enjoyment. But to take full advantage of podcatchers — especially […]

      
 
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Knowledge Through Visualization

The human mind can recognize patterns that remain invisible to even the most powerful computers. But we’re stuck with some nasty limitations. We can only see relatively small amount of “raw” data at a given moment. That’s where visualization comes in. By laying out data visually, we encode data into additional channels. When we look […]

      
 
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GWC Fantasy Sci-fi Interlude: Solid Edition

I’ve been in a GWC fantasy football league for the past two seasons. Fantasy football is a fun way to spend time with the GWC community as well as learn more about players, teams, and football in general than you’ll ever want to learn. The GWC Fantasy Sci-fi League is like that except better. You […]

      
 
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Homie, Thy Name Is Data

In an attempt to wind down a few days ago I happened to catch an episode of Star Trek TNG. It was the season 7 episode “Parallels” where Worf returns from a bat’leth tournament to find that he’s jumping through different realities. Data helps him figure out what’s up and how to fix it when […]

      
 
 

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