Geek Dads Weekly #74 – We’re Not Really Geeks After All

by Daniel M. Clark on March 21, 2011

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Wherein Daniel and Drew talk about entrepreneurship, multinational corporations and affiliate marketing. You know, fluff.

We opened this week with some talk about South by Southwest. Neither of us went, so… moving on.

Entrepreneurship is a tough road to walk. It can be immensely rewarding, but those folks that work the 9 to 5 and go home are not to be scoffed at. Too often, we see insults (thinly veiled and otherwise) aimed at people who choose to have a job, rather than work for themselves. If you do that… please stop. Not everyone wants to work for themselves, and not everyone can work for themselves. Besides, if you’re working for yourself, and everyone else is working for themselves, who are you going to hire to come work for you?

My podcast consulting business (speaking of entrepreneurship) launched last week, and I’ve already seem some positive results. If you’re looking to start a podcast or make one better, get in touch! This segment of the show details the steps I took to get to this point.

Right before the short break we talked a little about dealing with email spam and with Google AdSense. Drew is the new king of AdSense.

AT&T buys up T-Mobile! While Drew is rather indifferent about it, I’m not happy about the situation at all. This squashes competition, is bad for consumers and puts all the US cell phone business in the hands of just three mega-corporations. Not cool.

There’s a few contests going on and coming up! Drew’s started a contest newsletter, and coming soon, he’s got a Tron movie collection to give away. That got us off on a tangent about movies that are a geek rite of passage… things like Blade Runner, Star Wars, Tron, War Games, and Labyrinth. Neither of us has seen Tron, and neither of us likes Blade Runner. Does that mean we’re not really geeks after all? Will we have to rename the podcast Dads Weekly? That seems rather bland.

Drew’s also doing a giveway of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, during the announcement of which I mentioned the death of Zune. His last contest is a giveaway of a Puzzle Pod.

Now, on to our contest! We’re giving away a Griffin Lightboard! All the details are at QAQN!

We wrapped with some discussion of the Quotes Collection plugin for WordPress, Golizza on Twitter, and the very first character I ever invented when I was a little kid, Mr. Fuzzball.

Thanks for listening! We’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a voice mail at 281-241-QAQN(7276). Also, you can email us at feedback@qaqn.com.

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