Off Topic Talk

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Geeks of the world, watch this video

Are you a Geek? Are you married to a Geek? Do you know a Geek?
Watch this video!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Episode 8 is now online

Welcome to episode 008 of Off Topic Talk.
This show we talk for a little while about alternatives to regular telephone communication.
I strongly suggest you all go and check out the Memepunks at They have a remarkable series of articles about technology, science, society and how they al intertwine.
I play a couple of promos for some excellent podcasts - Misfit Brew and The Dragon Page with Class.
I go on about the importance of reading then finish up the show with a neat bit of electronica styled music.
Show notes to follow in a day or 2.

Carry on!

Direct download.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Words of Wisdom #1

A word to the wise ain't necesary.
It's the stupid ones that need the advice
---Bill Cosby

Learning is finding out what you already know.
---Richard Bach

Episode 8 coming to an aggregator near you soon

Excessive heat, humidity and some other features of daily life have been somewhat distracting. Episode 8 is in final post production and will be up this weekend.
Thanks for your patience.

Now for my request: Feedback.

I've been doing this mostly blind. I received several very good pieces of feedback from close friends in the first few episodes. Since then I've heard very little about content, format, quality (which I know needs work!).
So, any advice, thoughts, etc. anyone wants to throw my way would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks much.
Carry on.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Off Topic Talk Microcast #001

I came across a news article I thought was so neat I had to share it as soon as possible.
Instead of waiting for a full show I put together this microcast to share the story.

Advnaces in medical prosthetic technology allow for artificial limbs to be connected directly to the skeleton.

There are some other interesting articles right here, over here and here as well on prosthetic technology.

Medical technology is becoming pretty amazing.

Direct download of the show.

Carry on.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Episode 007 Show notes

Sorry for the delay folks.

Show number 007 is up and here are the show notes:
I suppose it would have been mor appropriate to put my news article about how to join MI6 in this episode. Bad timing I suppose.

The monkey chow videos and a discussion on world hunger.

Monkey Chow videos
Monkey Chow blog

Personal integrity and in contrast AT&T makes an unpleasant change in it's privacy policy.
AT&T Privacy policy
More on the AT&T Privacy policy story.
Returned lottery ticket

A collection of science fiction short stories and one fabulous story in particular.
Escape pod

A beneficial social virus - Pay it Forward:
The history of the concept.
The Foundation
The Movie

Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Heinlein Society

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Well Matt it's about bloody time, isn't it....

It is about time.
Episode 007 is finally up!
This episode we talk about Monkey Chow and world hunger. Integrity in people and corporations. Jeff Whal gives us a great guitar tune. We close up with my social virus - Pay it forward!

Show notes are on the way but you can download the episode now through the RSS feed on the right or directly from this link.


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