Geek Dads Weekly #81 – Rapturous

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In which we discuss the upcoming Rapture, what to do with your pets in the event you get taken, feelings of insecurity in mom-dominated situations, and computer security.

If you’re reading this after May 21st, 2011, congratulations (or condolences), you weren’t taken in the Rapture. As I write this, it’s a day away, and we’re running out of time to prepare. What will become of your pets should you be taken? Thanks to a link shared by Logan Thompson on Twitter, I see that the small furry ones are covered. *whew*

As work-at-home/stay-at-home dads, we are often called to take the kids places that are dominated by moms. Gymnastics, swimming lessons, ballet… very often, we’re the only male in the room. In this segment, we talk about what’s going through our heads in these situations. You might be surprised.

Lastly, computer security and passwords. Do you have one password you use for everything? Do you use unique passwords but keep them written down on paper next to your computer? How strong are your passwords? We’ve got some good ideas in this area.

Coming up, we’ll be giving away complimentary GOLD passes to Affiliate Summit East 2011 – keep listening to Geek Dads Weekly to learn when you’ll have a chance to win!

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 feedback@qaqn.com.

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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.

TrishaLyn July 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

So, the guy behind the Rapture also owns a small public-access TV station & my friend worked there. Until after the rapture didn't happen, and the guy had a stroke, & the shareholders fired all PT employees since he'd clearly not be able to put on the show he did for awhile.

Also, a funny child "I wanna go home" story… a friend of mine's dad is white and her mom is Chinese. She looks pretty white but her little sister looks more Chinese. When her sister was maybe 5, they were at Pier 39 and her sister had wandered away to watch the magic show. She was sitting in the front row and her dad came over to get her because it was time to go home, and she didn't want to leave so she started screaming "No, I don't wanna go!!" and the people around her – including the magician on stage – were close to calling the cops on her dad since he really didn't look related to her lol. Security was called over, but by that time her mom had also heard the commotion & came over & confirmed yes this is my child, this is her dad, she's just being 5 & throwing a fit.

Daniel M. Clark July 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I hate that in this day and age that's a concern, but yeah… it happens a lot. You hear stories like that, and you wonder if it's going to be you next time. And you wonder if it'll turn out okay like it did for your friend's dad or if it'll somehow go horribly wrong like some Lifetime movie.

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