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In episode 339 of Geekiest Show Ever, Elisa shares what got her interested in tech and what makes her a geek. We check in on distance learning with Melissa who has some stress-reducing tips for dealing with the new normal of using technology for longer periods of time.

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If you or your kiddos are struggling to sit for long periods of time in front of the computer, try keeping a small selection of quiet fidgeting tools on hand like: stretchy bands, Velcro, sequin bands, or an unplugged game controller that has buttons. Sometimes balloons can also be good for practicing deep breathing or just for stretching. Remember that it’s ok to stand up and take stretch breaks.

Try this Mindfulness Grounding Exercise called “5-4-3-2-1”
  • Take a deep breath then name five things you can see.
  • Take a deep breath then name four things you can touch. This is where fidgets like bands, sequins, Velcro, etc. can come in handy.
  • Take a deep breath and name three things you can hear.
  • Take a deep breath and name two things you can smell. It helps to keep something nearby that has a pleasant scent like a candle or even scratch and sniff stickers. You can also put some drops of essential oil onto cotton balls and seal them in a Ziploc snack bag to keep at your desk.
  • Take one last deep breath then name one thing you can taste. Again, a handy snack bag that has some breath mints, Lifesavers, Tic Tacs, or other tasty treats can help in this process.

Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases from links on this site.)

Geekiest Show Ever 327 – They Say It’s Your Birthday…

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This week we celebrate Mike’s birthday by looking at people born on his birthday, tech as old as he is and reminiscing about the “Good Ole Days”.

Instead of picks we find presents for Mike. Elisa has four for Mike to pick from. In the first column is two gaming chairs to chose from. One is the Healgen Back Massage Gaming Chair   and the second is the X Rocker Pro.  In the second column is either Dan the Sausageman Northwest Necessities Gourmet Gift Basket  or The $58 Gift Box . Melissa is concerned about Mike being able to see so she would get him 40-Watt Equivalent A19 Non-Dimmable Blue Laser and Bright White Dual Mode LED Light Bulb . For himself Mike would buy a Cow Canvas Wall art  .

Tech that is as old as Mike

A Brilliant Idea: Nick Holonyak, Jr. and the LED

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Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com
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Geekiest Show Ever 165 – Back to the Future

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  • Biff Screwed us
  • Technology predicted in film and TV
  • Mr. Bean
  • Star Wars vs. Star Trek
  • Other science fiction
  • Mike sees geek
  • Cars equal our independence

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Kevin can be found at twitter.com/Big_in_va or about.me/KevinAllder

Geekiest Show Ever 154 – The Wayward Podcaster Gets Dusted

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Geekiest Show Ever 153 – Old Toys We Remember

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Topics this week include:

  • Breaks are gone
  • Old TV commercials and we sing them
  • Old toys we had and have
  • 100th Episode since taking over
  • Forgotten Phrase
  • Back to School Technology

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Geekiest Show Ever 152 – Is Mike A Colloquial Defector

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Topics include

  • Colloquialism
  • Typing Skills
  • Mike has a new Windows PC (HP Envy TS 27 k127c AiO)
  • Gaming again with a new machine.

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Geekiest Show Ever 150 – Old Gamer Dudes & WWDC

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  • WWDC Announcements
  • Leesburg Today 
  • Swift Programming book
  • Steam Gaming for the Mac
  • Civilization Board Game
  • Amazon Phone ecosystem

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What Is A Geek? – Episode #83

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– Feedback From The Man Who Shall Remain Nameless
– What Constitutes A Geek
– Tweetbot
– Apollo 13 (film)
– Technology Going Backwards To Go Forwards
Samsung Chromebook

Kevin can be found at http://about.me/ or on Twitter with username: http://twitter.com/Big_in_VA.

Mark can be found at www.markgreentree.com and can also be found on Twitter with username: https://twitter.com/mark_greentree