The Lights Are Going Out in Georgia – Geek Dads Weekly #113

by Daniel M. Clark on February 29, 2012

In which Daniel, Drew and Greg discuss the upcoming tragic demise of affiliate marketing in Georgia, streaming live video, and choosing the right HDTV for your home.

Although we were recording the show on video this time… there were issues. The battery in my Zi8 died before I realized that I hadn’t plugged it in properly to AC. This is the first time that we streamed out to though, so you can watch my part of it on my QAQN page there. Next week I’ll double check the main camera so I can bring the whole crew together.

Greg went to the capitol building in Atlanta to protest House Bill 993, sponsored by Rep. Matt Ramsey. This is Georgia’s version of the Affiliate Tax/Amazon Tax/Nexus Tax that has already passed in several other states (though it has been defeated in several others). Greg’s takeaway? Georgia is screwed. We spent a good 30 minutes or so hashing this out.

On a more light-hearted note, it looks like Death Stars aren’t really all that expensive to produce, as we had reported last week.

Speaking of stars and planets, two planets and a moon in our solar system lined up for a couple of nights this week.

Do you pay your kids for good grades? We talked about whether that’s a good idea and some thoughts about teaching kids about money. Drew brought up his experience with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

We wrapped with some thoughts about choosing an HTDV.

All this and more – 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

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