Power Down and Unplug – Geek Dads Weekly #116


In which Daniel, Drew and Greg talk about the findings of a survey of geek dads, going offline on the National Day of Unplugging, and using a Polar RCX5 training computer (er, exercise monitor. Fancy, right?).

Our major segment this week was about a survey recently published by Cisco/Linksys about geek dads – not us specifically, but about all dads who fit the ‘geek’ label. There are some interesting numbers here, even if a few of them were a little ‘duh’ to me – but we had a really good talk about what it means to be a dad and a geek.

Next, the National Day of Unplugging is coming up this Friday, March 23rd and Saturday the 24th. From sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, turn off your electronics! Read a book, go outside, do something that doesn’t include television, movies, internet or anything else with a screen (or speakers for that matter). Give it a try. Drew is in, Greg is sort-of in, and I’m on the fence but leaning toward unplugging. Listen in for the reasons why.

We wrapped up with a bit about the Polar RCX5 training computer that I won in a giveaway at Affiliate Summit West 2012 two months ago. This is one slick little device, though I’m not super comfortable with the chest strap. It offers a ton of information about your exercise though, and is a solid product – and I’m not just saying that because I’m an affiliate of the site that sells it.

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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Published by 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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