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

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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 coming up just a few sentences from now.

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.

The Griffin Lightboard Contest

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  • Bonus! TWO entries! Call our listener feedback line – 281-241-QAQN(7276) – and tell us what your favorite thing to draw or color was when you were a kid.

Disclosure: Joe and I each received a Griffin Lightboard from the company. Drew bought his. The opinions about the Lightboard are 100% ours.

Contest Rules: We will not respond to any comments so that we can run the numbers at Random.org correctly. Trackbacks don’t count. Only legitimate entries are counted. You have until 7:59pm EST on April 3rd, 2011 (new closing date) to enter. Once 7:59pm EST rolls around comments will be closed and the winner drawn. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. Please do not use multiple names to enter… let’s be fair.

About Daniel M. Clark

Daniel M. Clark is a podcaster and proprietor of QAQN, a writer at danielmclark.com, and an all-around cool dude everywhere else.

God, I hate talking about myself in the third-person.

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