Show #082: Amish Hoverboards

The eighty-secondrd episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online.

This week’s episode: we have new recording equipment, and Storm has an awesome desk; we loll around in the doldrums, and discuss how to get out of them; the Red ElvisesNeil Innes and Len Peralta’s Geek-a-Week are praised; instances of correcting teachers (and Paul mostly whines and invokes Marshall McLuhan);

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Draw us a picture of, and/or describe, your “cool door.” Also, which laptop should Storm purchase? (see poll below)

Show #082: Amish Hoverboards


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  1. Caroline S
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    My “cool door” is very similar to Storms: the works of REO Speedwagon, Journey and Queen; sometimes you just need an 80’s power ballad or two to kick you in the butt.

  2. AlphaAnt
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    If you’re going to run Creative Suite and ProTools, even if they had put an i3 processor in the low-end MBPs, I would still go with the 15″ MBP for the upgrade to the i5. The 13 inch Macs also don’t have dedicated video-RAM, which the 15 inch machines do.

    To be fair, though, the dropoff on the 13 inch machines from an i3 to a C2D is probably not noticeable, as the processor was not the bottleneck on the machine’s performance previously. Even the $1200 version comes with 4 GB of RAM, and they have pumped up the included graphics card considerably.

  3. Nick
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    My “cool door” is made of ice because puns always cheer me up.

  4. KayneTower
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    My “cool door” had a “Hazardous Waste” sign on it, that I had coated with glow-in-the-dark paint.
    PS- For Dinner thoughts after the w00tstock show in Portland, I suggest going around the corner to “The Original HotCake House”. But make sure you bring cash. If you stay for breakfast time, Try out McCrae’s in Gresham, OR. But make sure you bring your appetite. 🙂

  5. Paul Minturn
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    listened to yr podcast while working today. heard you talk about Neil Innes. i had just seen his show the previous evening here in the Rochester, NY area. everything you said about Neil is absolutely true.

  6. BiffNotZeem
    Posted April 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Uh, the Criterion Collection version of “Blade Runner” was first published on Laserdisc in 1987. When I got my Laserdisc player in 1989, that two-disc set was one of the standard ones that every owner owned and used to show off their LD player.

    The Criterion Collection version of “Blade Runner” included supplementary material (pre-production art, a Blade Runner trivia quiz and a scene-by-scene analysis.

  7. Posted April 26, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Oooh, new Macs! This gave me a valid excuse to drool over the new MPB specs w/o feeling like I was cheating on my ’06 MBP. I vote the mid-range 15″ 2.53GHz MacBookPro: That i5 will be nice when you have Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge and Flash all open at the same time. I find the 13″ too small to design on and 17″ is just too large to lug around on a plane but if you want the extra real estate when you sit down to design/use pro tools, etc just hook it up at your desk and rock the dual monitors.

    Now you just need to pre-order CS5 to complete the set. (you HAVE seen the PS CS5 vids right??)

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