Geek Dads @ Home #34 – The 180 Days of Christmas


On the 180th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… 180 bucks’ worth of L.E.D.s
On the 179th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

That could go on for a while, as our guest this week knows full well. Eric Nagel has been designing and implementing fantastic Christmas displays at his home for a few years now, as evidenced by these YouTube clips from 2007 and 2008:

This year, the planning started about a half a year out, back in July!

Before we get to the holiday goodness, we talk about a few goings-on in the tech sector: using Dropbox to manage the Geek Dads WordPress backups, the failure of Danger, the failure of SwissDisk, and the risks involved with cloud computing. If you are not backing up your web-based files, your blog databases and everything else, chances are, nobody is doing it for you. Back it up!

Eric then gives us a solid twenty minutes on how his house gets decorated for the holidays every year. 6,500 lights. 1,000 feet of extension cord. An FM transmitter for music, and a video of Santa playing in an upstairs window. This is the very definition of awesome.

We finished up with a bit of affiliate marketing talk, a mention of ShareASale Think Tank and Affiliate Summit.

Learn more about Eric at and follow him on Twitter.

Sorry for the short show notes this time, I’ll be updating with some killer links once I get my stuff together for Think Tank. It was a busy day yesterday, and it’s going to be a busy day today – I love being a work-at-home Dad!

Published by Daniel M. Clark

Daniel M. Clark is a podcaster and proprietor of QAQN, a writer at, and an all-around cool dude everywhere else. God, I hate talking about myself in the third-person.

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