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Worthless Genius Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

What’s this? A new Worthless Genius Podcast Episode?

It’s been forever since the last episode of the Worthless Genius Podcast, so bear with me as I get back into the swing of things.

In this weeks episode, I touch on the following topics:

Thank you for tuning in to the Worthless Genius Podcast. I hope you’ll stick around for Episode 2 of Season 2. Next episode will have a bit more flair, as I get used to Soundbooth and the overall workflow process.

Feel free to contact me through the link above. You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook. And remember to leave some comments here on this post letting me know what you think!

Or you can download it here: mp3 format

I’m Falling In Love With An Android…Phone

an android with love in its eyes

A few weeks ago, something happened to me that makes geeks the world over scream with happiness: my cell phone contract had reached its end with my previous carrier.  To normal folk, this might not seem like that exciting of an occasion, but to the geek species, this is almost like having a second birthday.

Suddenly faced with a decision that will once again lock me into 2 years of ridiculous fees, unchanging phone hardware and the prospect that I would have to use yet another phone that I would not enjoy, I decided to shop around instead of going with the only local carrier with decent coverage here in my area.

I said goodbye to US Cellular, and went out into the world to find a carrier/phone combo that met my needs.  Each one of the providers had a major flaw, but I decided I had to look past that flaw in order to find a device that was exactly what I needed.

So, Sprint became the clear choice, regardless of the fact that they do not have a retail store in our area.  Now to decide which phone I wanted to use.


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WTF Wednesday – Parking Poachers

I missed the mark with this WTF Wednesday, but I’m still here.

What is a parking poacher?  ‘Parking Poacher’ is a term I came up with (but is apparently already used) to describe the people who, in a large parking lot, see a person coming out to their car with a cart full of groceries, and wait incessantly for that person to finish loading their car up in order to take their parking space.

While this doesn’t sound so bad, the fact is that these parking poachers tend to block the aisles, completely demolishing the flow of traffic.  Often, one finds oneself behind a parking poacher without knowing it, and soon a long line of people waiting to get by builds up, causing even more disgruntled shoppers.

What motivates a parking poacher?  That perfect spot.  They have to be within 30 feet of the entrance to the store, or their hearts will explode under the exertion caused by walking an extra ten feet.

If you go to a parking lot, and it is very full, please, please use your brain, and bust a few extra calories instead of waiting ten minutes for a parking space that is only 20 feet closer to the entrance.  In the time that you have been waiting, you could have already been partially done your shopping trip, and you wouldn’t be pissing off nearly as many people in the process.

It feels good to get that off my chest.

An Aside
I’ve been planning a lot lately where I’m headed with this blog, and the state of my workflow which hasn’t allowed me to post nearly as often as I would like.  It’s been a year since I started doing this whole crazy thing, and I’ve done all kinds of things that I wouldn’t have been able to experience in the process.

I have 4 or 5 new comics planned, which need to make their way into Fireworks.  I also have gotten over my sickness, so I’m planning the next podcast episode.

So, if you are a loyal reader, stick around, I’m not going anywhere.  Things are coming, but I can’t guarantee dates or anything of that nature.

Workflow Experiment: Changes

So, I ended up having quite a few problems with the original setup that weren’t expected.  I am going to have to fundamentally change the way that I look at how I do work, and what exactly is needed while I am doing said work.

Here’s a fairly short explanation.

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Workflow Experiment – Decisions

Originally I had planned to do this experiment using the 32-bit variants of Ubuntu and Windows XP.  I have recently purchased 8GB of RAM, however, so I will need to use the 64-bit variants in order to take full advantage of this hardware.

What I need to know is which Windows version should I use?

  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Beta 64-bit

If I stick with Windows XP 64-bit, will I have issues with Adobe CS4?

Will I hate myself for even thinking of installing Vista?

Should I bother with Windows 7, since the beta will run out in August?

Do you have any experience with any of these Operating Systems, or some insight that might help me make the right choice?  Let me know in the comments.