Monday, December 11, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

MWGIC Episode 24: Denis Nurmela Mini-Interview: Mind Massage Spa Ribbon Cutting

Mini-interview with Denis Nurmela (Our featured guest in episode 15 https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/midwesterngeekin-cali-podcast-episode-015interview-with-multi-entrepreneurtedx-organizer-amp-speakerbusinesscoach-and-yesplace-charityfounder-denis-n/ ) and a few current tech news stories of great interest.

Denis talks about the coolest geek massage spa you'll find in So-Cal. I talk about industrial tech espionage, why you soon may be able to go cellular for everything and REALLY cut the cable cord, and the rise of smart wearables.




Or:

Episode link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/episode-24-denis-nurmela-mini-interview-mind-massage-spa-ribbon-cutting/

This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO's, unique geek issues, and more. We'll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening, and happy Vulcan fingers \\//_ to you, from the Agent of 42.

Links:

https://mindmassagespa.com/

https://www.cnet.com/news/smart-wearables-are-finally-taking-off/

https://www.cnet.com/news/verizon-to-launch-residential-5g-service-next-year/

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/judge-postpones-uber-trade-secret-trial-based-on-bombshell-memo/

(Courtesy of Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast - www.midwesterngeekincali.com)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 11/06/2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 11/06/2017

1.5 miles

MWGIC Episode 022: Memorable Mr. Kip Cothran of KC Photography Develops A Roll For Photo Geeks




Capturing your visual memories - with Kip Cothran of KC Photography. (http://kcp-photo.com/)

We learn about Kip - what his favorite types of photography are, how he got into photography, what he can do that phone cams can't touch, pointers and tips for being a better photography subject, and much more. This episode is one I really enjoyed producing, and had a lot of fun with. I'm sure our listeners will too! You'll also hear a podcasting tech challenge that happened in mid-recording, and how we faced it and lost not one second of the episode, and wasted not a moment of our guest's time.




Or:

Episode link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/episode-022-memorable-mr-kip-cothran-of-kc-photography-develops-a-roll-for-photo-geeks/

This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO's, unique geek issues, and more. We'll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening, and happy Vulcan fingers \\//_ to you, from the Agent of 42.

(Courtesy of Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast - www.midwesterngeekincali.com)



Thursday, October 26, 2017

Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast - MWGIC Episode 020: Will Christy Become The Queen Of Geek Dream Vacations - With Christy Hughlett-Johnson.



We talk with Christy Hughlett-Johnson of Escapes And Getaways Travel Company in Wildomar, California. We also challenge Christy to a new mission - can she become the queen of geek travel planning?




Or:

Episode link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/episode-020-will-christy-become-the-queen-of-geek-dream-vacations-with-christy-hughlett-johnson/

This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO's, unique geek issues, and more. We'll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening, and happy Vulcan fingers \\//_ to you, from the Agent of 42.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

My Latest Blog: Pen Pals On Paper

I'm teaming up with a bunch of other writers to do it old-school - write in cursive by hand - to bring the feel and stories of childhood before computers and internet to life. In that era, the only way geographically separated kids could keep in touch was by hand-written letters in the mail. On paper. With actual envelopes and stamps.

https://penpalsbook.blogspot.com/

https://penpalsbook.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast - MWGIC Episode 019: What A Bad Webhost Can Do To Your Site - With Charles McKee.




We talk with Charles McKee about the history behind his recent website migration to a newer and much more stable web hosting service.

Please consider clicking on the "Become a Patron" link at the upper right corner of the page at www.midwesterngeekincali.com - your donations help keep this show on the air, and help us put more time into the show in order to improve the quality of the content we bring you.

As always, thank you for listening, and happy Vulcan fingers to you from the Agent of 42. \//_





Or


https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/episode-019-what-a-bad-webhost-can-do-to-your-site-with-charles-mckee/



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Hairstyle By J.J. Santiago

J.J. Santiago really updated my hairstyle - I'm totally liking it!

Now:



Before:



The new style is a modification of the style "Jace" wears in the Shadow Hunters TV series.

Dan

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 09/30/2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 09/30/2017

1.5 miles

MWGIC Episode 018: First Videocast & Whatever Happened TO MWGIC, Open Call For Guests & Co-Host.

Midwestern Geek In Cali hasn't published a podcast episode in a couple of months - this goes into why. This is also our first videocast - and, there's something new I'm up to - a bit about that in this episode. Additionally, I've got an open call for guests and a local co-host.

Audio:



Episode link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/episode-018-first-videocast-whatever-happened-to-mwgic/

Video:



This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO's, unique geek issues, and more. We'll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Not Yet...

Not Yet...

As invisible as a spinning propeller,
An unseen force,
A quiet thing of power,
Mighty change upon my winds.

I can't give voice just now,
Yet hope is rising like the Sun,
A thing perhaps good,
Intangible at my fingertips.

If the reality comes,
Then,
Only then,
May I speak...

AquarianM

By: Daniel A. Stafford
(C) 09/06/2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 09/2/2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 09/2/2017

2.03 miles

The Pool Dragon...

The Pool Dragon...




I'm swimming on my back,
Backwards,
Going for the first mile,
Looking up past the palm trees,
Way up beyond the lights in the blue blue pool,
Those charcoal clouds,
Changing shape as I beat a steady backstroke,
Washing thin over the bright white Moon,
Shape of a huge dragon across two-thirds the sky,
That baleful Moon is its staring eye,
Watching insect me scoot back-and-forth,
Turning its cloud head this way and that,
Or is it Thunderbird,
Watching,
Watching,
Three nights now,
I keep on my mission,
Yet wonder what is coming,
Why am I this week's show?

Swim for it buddy.

Swim for it.

AquarianM

By: Daniel A. Stafford
(C) 09/02/2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 08/29/2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 08/29/2017

1.8 miles

Star-Kissed...


Star-Kissed...

I've looked up at the night sky ever-after,
That fateful day in Summer school,
Betwixt second and third;
My favorite teacher rolled out a cart,
Mrs. Olsen's little black-and-white screen,
The one the Eagle landed on,
Two-hundred and sixty-five thousand,
Miles over our heads.

Look up and see the stars.

Star Trek entered my life at ten years old,
Logically-speaking,
It's long been one of my joys,
So \\//_ .

Dream and dream of the stars.

Fireflies and lightning bugs,
They remind me of Summer stars,
I miss them so.

Catch the stars and put them in a jar of grass.

High school brought astronomy class,
Class not club,
Touring the University of Wisconsin telescope,
There in Madison,
We spied on the nebula in Orion's belt.

Cold bright stars so far so far so far away.

At eighteen,
I was playing with sparks,
An electronics technician in New Mexico,
All those science texts good for something;
There was a rural park there,
In the darkest of the Lower Forty-Eight.

There was always promise of stars at night.

Rick and his six-year-old daughter Lisa,
Out in a State park in the desert,
Watching the Milky Way glow,
Lisa would catch a satellite for us,
Every time.

Faint stars at the edge of vision fleeting circling above us.

We debated how to power space craft,
Impractically in practical terms,
There with the telescope taking turns.

An eye to the stars has company all 'round the world.

Saw a UFO zig-zagging over Temecula,
A week after we moved here,
Horizon-to-horizon,
Purple and blue glow flitterbug,
Were you a visitor from the stars?

There must be something kinder out in all that glorious infinity.

Star-Kissed,
Look up and see the stars,
Dream and dream of the stars,
Catch the stars and put them in a jar of grass,
Cold bright stars so far so far so far away,
There was always promise of stars at night,
Faint stars at the edge of vision fleeting circling above us,
An eye to the stars has company all 'round the world,
There must be something kinder out in all that glorious infinity.

AquarianM

By: Daniel A. Stafford
(C) 08/29/2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 08/24/2018

Swimlog: Pool Date 08/24/2018

1.55 miles

Max Eclipse...

Max Eclipse...

Max couldn't wait,
It was coming on the morning,
The greatest show off Earth these days.

He was all ready,
Got the specs from a friend,
Cheesey paper hot to hand,
Lawn chair in the driveway.


Like a strange throwback to the 1950's,
Max bug-eyed the sun,
Holding onto reality for dear life,
A lonely geek planted on the concrete.


His namesake hit it at sixty percent,
Max Eclipse watched the max eclipse,
Of the Sun,
Just like in the Carly Simon song,
Without any of the vanity.

2017 should be a good year.

AquarianM

By: Daniel A. Stafford
(C) 08/23/2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 08/21/2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 08/21/2017

Pool length: 80'
Pool lengths swam: 78
Distance: 2080 yd
Duration 70 min
Calorie burn: 943 (per Fitbit app)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 08/21/2017

Swimlog: Pool Date 08/21/2017

Length of poll: 80'
Pool lengths swam: 100
Distance: 8,000' / 2667 yd / 1.52 miles
Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Calorie burn: 694 (per Fitbit app)