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What is a Meetup, Really?

“This looks familiar, vaguely familiar, almost unreal, yet, it’s too soon to feel yet. Close to my soul, and yet so far away. I’m going to go back there someday” – Gonzo, “I’m Going to go Back There Someday” – The Muppet Movie Ever since childhood that song has always resonated with me but I […]


Modern Geek #42: Juan Chooses a Tablet

That’s right — Juan finally stepped up and chose his tablet. We share our detailed personal process for selecting the perfect gear, a process you, too, can follow to make sure that when you throw down the big bucks you get something that’ll serve your purposes well for years to come.


FitSmart #10: Personal Networks, Personal Decisions

Being a geek is awesome, and we look at some of the ways your geekdom can help you along the path to fitness. We delve deeper into methods for re-wiring habits. We look at social networks and their effect on fitness decision-making. And we put some thought into becoming ok with making your own decisions […]


FitSmart #8: Workout Scheduling, BMI and Personal Goals

We dig into the tricks of finding time in your schedule for a workout and keeping a positive attitude when life happens. We talk about BMI, what it means (and what it doesn’t) and how you can use it and other measurement metrics to work toward your own personal goals. And we take a listener […]


Happy 2012! Meetup News! It’s Thursday!

Happy new year, everyone! I’m pretty excited about where GWC’s headed this year and thought I’d share a few bits of news and happenings. First, we’re making some SERIOUS progress on our plans for the 2012 International Meetup. We announced the date (March 16-18, 2012) on the forum back in November, but it’s taken us […]


Crysis: What I Was Missing

I was feeling a bit under the weather, and for once it was raining all weekend so I was stuck inside. When this occurs, a rather grumpy monster forms inside my brain that craves new media. Be it movie, anime, or game, I must consume something. I happened to have some Microsoft points gifted to […]


Modern Geek #8: Unlimited Data, Hosting a Personal Blog

We talk a bit about the realities of “unlimited” data plans. We dive into the ins, outs, and available options for hosting a personal blog. And we address a listener concern: what to do when you want to share a Google+ meetup with someone local to you.


Save Eureka #6: One Small Step

We watch this week’s awesome new episode One Small Step. We discuss Taggart’s return to Eureka. We talk about Jo’s incredible cross-dimensional, time-traveling web of personal relationships. We enjoy some closure in alternate-Zane’s involvement with Jo. We dive into the incredible depth Eureka’s writers give to characters like SARAH and Andy, comparing the AI story […]



The Oxford English Dictionary is, well, the single standard reference of the English language. Printed, it comprises a 20 volume set that pretty much demands its own bookcase. The one pictured above is Audra’s copy, the “compact edition,” which literally compresses nine pages of the big version onto each single 11-1/4″ by 17.5″ page, resulting […]


Behind The Mic: Dr. Henry Jenkins

In this week’s Galactic Watercooler podcast we aired an interview that Audra and I did with Dr. Henry Jenkins. He’s an incredibly interesting guy, both to academics and fans. In fact, he calls himself an “AcaFan”–a hybrid of the two. From the “about” page of his website, Textual Poachers and much of my subsequent […]


GWC #259: Time Travel, Part I, Dr. Ron Mallett

We kick off our time travel arc with guest Dr. Ron Mallett, physics professor and author of Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality (soon to be a Spike Lee movie). And we run down the week in geek, including Felicia Day’s new Dragon Age: Redemption web series, Olivia Wilde’s […]


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