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June 3, 2009

Ep. 149 – A Sci-Fi Geekout!

TOPIC:  Well, that title may not be completely accurate, but we do spend an inordinate amount of time focused on Harlan Ellison, Terminator, the new Star Trek movie, and other sci-fi related geekness.  We’re kept in the pink with a helpful heaping teaspoon of Jay “Geek Trivia” Garmon of course – and if you haven’t already you really need to check out his writings on The Written Weird.  His newest addition is a weekly Nerd Word of the Day, just perfect for all you geek linguaphiles out there!

We of course burn your ears with some news and other great stuff, including referencing links to http://wolframalpha.com and others, plus our very cool cool sites of the week include:

  • RunPee – Pretty much exactly what it sounds like, this site will let you check in advance or on your smartphone when the best time to take a little break during the current batch of movies.  Want to find out what you missed?  It includes a short synopsis of the estimated 3 minutes you took, and explains why that was a good time to leave too!
  • Free Faxing (send)- Looking for an easy way to send a fax, but don’t have a fax machine or want to go to Kinkos?  Here’s your free answer – sends an ad-driven cover page too, but nothing too obnoxious and will save you in a pinch!
  • Free EFax (receive) – You won’t find this listed anywhere public, but popular fax service EFax offers a free signup and account to get you a real fax number that you can receive faxes to your email address!  You’ll need to download some viewer software and put up with the occasional email trying to get you to upgrade, but this is a great service if you don’t want to invest in a fax line for your home!

Then the podcast only song of the week this week is Whachadoin? by NASA which, by the way, you can download 100% FREE and legal from Amazon!  So does that qualify it as a hidden, secret and unknown ‘cool site of the week’ for our valued newsletter subscribers?  You be the judge!

NOTE that the audio indicates we’re playing something different, but that is due to the restrictions of on-air broadcast and the FCC.  Since this is a podcast, we’ll play what we want, not what we have to!

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