Geek Dads @ Home #6: Birthdays and AdBlockers

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Here we are for another GeekDads@Home episode, brought to you by the number 6.

This show was recorded on Scott’s Birthday, January 28. Mental note, if we put the date in the podcast, publish it on that same day. My bad.

The birthday discussion sends Daniel into his rendition of Patton Oswalt’s take on birthday celebrations.

Sam has a friend who was born on leap day and only celebrated birthdays every 4 years. She’s 26, does that make her 104 in human years?

Sam shares a little too much about gym class, showers, and junior high. Awkward.

In the geek department, Sam shares his experiences with Windows 7 Beta. We’re concerned that he’s moving back to Microsoft.

We discuss the phenomenon of Keyboard People and Mouse People. Daniel’s a mouse person. He may lose his geek credentials and be sent down to the LudditeCast with Jim Kukral. (Not really Daniel, we just have to mention Jim at least once in every show.)

Joe shared his visit the world famous Atlanta Aquarium recently. I call field trip!

Great video by Joe. Be sure to flip this over into HD mode…

Finally, Sam laments on the Twitter impersonators that assumed his identity and spammed his followers. Marketers ruin everything. We discover that adblocking is the real reason that Sam was forced to leave marketing for good to avoid a scandal.

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TrishaLyn January 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm

My husband was born on leap year day too! He has the same thing… every 4 years he makes sure to really do something cool, but otherwise they celebrate on the 1st. My mom was the youngest of 5, and she always celebrated our birthday so every year I do at least something… dinner, whatnot. For 21 I made a production and for 30 I will, but turning 28 a week from today… I'll be going to a comedy club to see one of my favorite comedians, but it's just fortune that he happens to be in town that day.My birthday is Feb 6th so it's just far enough away from Christmas that I can ask for stuff that I didn't get for Christmas :D – Although I did always wish I could have a pool party, not really possible in February.

joemagennis February 3, 2009 at 10:05 am

TrishaLyn, Palmetto Georgia! Wow, that's right down the street from me. I think I might even have some inlaws that live in Palmetto. What a small world.

Daniel M. Clark February 4, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Speaking of ad blockers, I came across a screenshot that someone posted using tinypic, http://i39.tinypic.com/15qqgkk.jpg that perfectly illustrates what we were talking about during the show. Sam's not crazy.

TrishaLyn November 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Also, the Chattanooga aquarium is a Ripley's aquarium. My aunt lives in Palmetto, GA and went up there on a trip and brought me back a shot glass for my collection. I was disappointed to learn that they did not have weird “believe it or not” type fish lol.

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