Battlestar Galactica Live Blog for 1/30/09

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  • 8:53 PM pcnerd37 – Hello everybody! The Battlestar Galactica live blog will start in about 6 minutes.
  • 8:59 PM pcnerd37 – 2 minutes to start!
  • 8:59 PM pcnerd37 – I am frantically switching back and forth between Sci-fi and the Denver nuggets game until the show starts and will be during commercials as well.
  • 9:00 PM pcnerd37 – Here we go!
  • 9:00 PM pcnerd37 – Review time.
  • 9:01 PM pcnerd37 – Here we go
  • 9:02 PM pcnerd37 – The admiral and xo are talking about the rebellion
  • 9:02 PM pcnerd37 – The president has walked in and said hello while reading a book and having coffee.
  • 9:03 PM pcnerd37 – The admiral has told the XO to tell Lee to get the Quorum striaghtened out or they will join Zarik in a jail cell.
  • 9:04 PM pcnerd37 – Zarik has just been sprung from his cell by some guards and Felix.
  • 9:04 PM pcnerd37 – Back with the admiral and the president. She says that making Lee deliver that message is a bad idea.
  • 9:05 PM pcnerd37 – The president is calling Adama on his silence, saying he is passive aggressive.
  • 9:05 PM pcnerd37 – Adama leaves and the President says she will have dinner ready when he comes home.
  • 9:05 PM pcnerd37 – We are now on the hanger deck and those loyal to Zarik are executing some kind of plan to get him off of Galactica.
  • 9:07 PM pcnerd37 – One crew member doesn’t believe the story that he is being fed and wants to confirm it was CIC only to have Zarik hit him in the back of a head with a wrench.
  • 9:07 PM pcnerd37 – Zarik is told by Felix to get on the ship.
  • 9:07 PM pcnerd37 – Theme and commercial time.
  • 9:10 PM pcnerd37 – While we are on a commercial, take this opportunity to tell your other Battlstar Galactica loving friends about this live blog and tell them to join us!
  • 9:12 PM pcnerd37 – We are back!
  • 9:12 PM pcnerd37 – We are in the CIC with the XO filling Adama in on what is going on in the fleet.
  • 9:13 PM pcnerd37 – Zarik’s shuttle has been detected and Felix is trying to blame it on a system update.
  • 9:14 PM pcnerd37 – Felix convinced them that it is a ghost on the Dradus so now he has been ordered to do a full diagnostic on it.
  • 9:14 PM pcnerd37 – Zarik is now on Colonial one in the middle of a Quorum meeting. His presence surprises Lee.
  • 9:15 PM pcnerd37 – Sam is talking to Diana, one of the Galactica crew, talking about old times.
  • 9:15 PM pcnerd37 – Two guys jumped him from behind and are now beating the crap out of Sam.
  • 9:15 PM pcnerd37 – It looks like it was two Marines.
  • 9:16 PM pcnerd37 – Back in the CIC and a fire warning has gone off.
  • 9:17 PM pcnerd37 – It looks like they could be having to kill the radio because of the fire.
  • 9:17 PM pcnerd37 – We are now in the officers quarters with Starbuck.
  • 9:17 PM pcnerd37 – She has just heard the alarm to evacuate the area for the fire.
  • 9:18 PM pcnerd37 – The marines are being ordered by a civilian to take everything from the weapons locker and arm them.
  • 9:18 PM pcnerd37 – Kara tries to call to call the CIC to tell the Admiral but gets cut off by Felix.
  • 9:19 PM pcnerd37 – Lee is now calling Felix for Adama to be told he isnt around and is trying to figure out why Zarik is on Colonial One.
  • 9:19 PM pcnerd37 – Zarik and Lee are talking now. Lee wants the Cylon FTL drives but Zarik doesnt.
  • 9:20 PM pcnerd37 – Lee believes what Zarik is telling him that Adama released him.
  • 9:20 PM pcnerd37 – Lee is leaving for Galactica to find out what is going on.
  • 9:20 PM pcnerd37 – The comm has failed on Galactica.
  • 9:21 PM pcnerd37 – Less is now aboard Galactica and getting beaten by the civilians that armed themselves during the fire warning.
  • 9:21 PM pcnerd37 – Kara just killed a marine that had a gun to Lees head and shot another.
  • 9:22 PM pcnerd37 – Kara tells Lee to follow him.
  • 9:23 PM pcnerd37 – Helo and Athena have just been attacked in their quarters and she has been taken.
  • 9:23 PM pcnerd37 – He has bit hit.
  • 9:23 PM pcnerd37 – Commercial.
  • 9:26 PM pcnerd37 – We are back with Lee and Starbuck. They kiss saying they can only count on eachother now.
  • 9:27 PM pcnerd37 – They are going to try to get to the CIC
  • 9:27 PM pcnerd37 – Communications are still out but the air censors show no fire. They are starting to get suspicious now and have sent someobody to go check out the fire.
  • 9:28 PM pcnerd37 – All of the Cylons on Galactica except the XO have been locked in a holding cell and beaten up pretty good.
  • 9:29 PM pcnerd37 – A firefight has broken out in the corridor with Kara and Lee and one other against the rebels.
  • 9:29 PM pcnerd37 – The admiral has been told there is no fire.
  • 9:30 PM pcnerd37 – Felix tells the guards to get in and to not let anybody in or out.
  • 9:30 PM pcnerd37 – They start shooting and then Felix tells them to stop until he orders.
  • 9:30 PM pcnerd37 – Felix now says he is relieving Adama of duty. He says he is just a sad old man and not the man he was when they started.
  • 9:31 PM pcnerd37 – Adama is now addressing the Marines and telling them that if they do this there will be no forgiveness.
  • 9:31 PM pcnerd37 – Felix has told the marines to arrest Adama and Tye while putting the other senior staff in a holding cell.
  • 9:31 PM pcnerd37 – Commercial.
  • 9:32 PM pcnerd37 – I never liked Felix and now I really hate him.
  • 9:32 PM pcnerd37 – Viewership seems to be down for this live blog. Tell all of your BSG loving friends to come and join us!
  • 9:34 PM pcnerd37 – It dropped last week and it has dropped even further this week. If this trend continues, I will stop doing them and just enjoy the show. If you want them to continue, get more people to come join us!
  • 9:34 PM pcnerd37 – Also, I highly recommend checking out my Global Geek News Podcast. If you like technology, this is the podcast for you!
  • 9:36 PM pcnerd37 – We are back.
  • 9:36 PM pcnerd37 – Kara and Lee have fought their way to the Adama’s quarters to find no guards and saying that something is wrong. They are filling the President in on the uprising.
  • 9:37 PM pcnerd37 – The President wont allow Zarik to take the presidency.
  • 9:37 PM pcnerd37 – The comm is back up.
  • 9:38 PM pcnerd37 – We are now in Baltars sanctuary where they are barricading themselves in to stay safe but he is saying he has to go because they likely want him
  • 9:38 PM pcnerd37 – A transport has been arranged for him according to one of his love slave followers
  • 9:39 PM pcnerd37 – Baltar and the Chief are discussing the situation
  • 9:39 PM pcnerd37 – We are now back with the President being escorted by Lee and Kara to Baltar.
  • 9:39 PM pcnerd37 – The chief who has ears everywhere is telling them that the Admiral has been taken out of the CIC.
  • 9:40 PM pcnerd37 – I misspoke about all of the cylons being in the brig, just most of them.
  • 9:40 PM pcnerd37 – Adama and the Tye are being escorted by some marines, trying to talk them onto their side.
  • 9:41 PM pcnerd37 – They are now fighting back against the marines and have taken their weapons. Adama shot one of them and they are now free.
  • 9:41 PM pcnerd37 – The President is confronting Baltar who says he is going somewhere safe. She wants to address the fleet with his equipment.
  • 9:42 PM pcnerd37 – His follower is saying its a trick and he shouldnt let her use the broadcasting equipment.
  • 9:42 PM pcnerd37 – They are now talking religion/prophecy.
  • 9:43 PM pcnerd37 – Adama and the XO are now working their way through the hall.
  • 9:44 PM pcnerd37 – The fleet captains are trying to find out what is going on and why they cant get through to Galactica. Felix has called Zarik to tell him that all of the cylons and senior staff have been detained and the ship is his.
  • 9:44 PM pcnerd37 – The President has interrupted and is being broadcast throughout the fleet on the wireless.
  • 9:45 PM pcnerd37 – Everything and everybody has stopped to listen to her except Felix who is trying to stop the signal.
  • 9:45 PM pcnerd37 – He jammed her signal.
  • 9:46 PM pcnerd37 – We are now back with Kara and Lee who apparently cant get near the brig where they think Adama is but they run into him and the XO in the hall.
  • 9:47 PM pcnerd37 – The prisoner Marine has been released and Starbuck tries to tell the Admiral that they are no longer the friend and that the marines are now the enemy.
  • 9:47 PM pcnerd37 – Commercial.
  • 9:48 PM pcnerd37 – If you would like me to continue to do these live blogs, please post in the comments, otherwise I will likely quit doing them due to lack of interest!
  • 9:50 PM pcnerd37 – We are back!
  • 9:51 PM pcnerd37 – The President and Baltar are talking about Zarik
  • 9:51 PM pcnerd37 – We are now back with Lee, Starbuck, Adama and the XO working their way through the ship.
  • 9:52 PM pcnerd37 – They are headed to a secondary storage air lock.
  • 9:52 PM pcnerd37 – Baltar is now calling the CIC.
  • 9:52 PM pcnerd37 – Felix is now talking to Baltar. Baltar wants it to stop now and says it is treason and madness.
  • 9:53 PM pcnerd37 – Baltar tries to talk him into stopping with a secret regarding a pen.
  • 9:54 PM pcnerd37 – A ship is docking at the secondary storage airlock where everybody important seems to be getting off of Galactica.
  • 9:54 PM pcnerd37 – Adama and the President are kissing.
  • 9:54 PM pcnerd37 – Everybody else is standing around watching them.
  • 9:55 PM pcnerd37 – It seems that the President is going but Adama and the XO arent
  • 9:55 PM pcnerd37 – Troops are coming and Adama and the XO are going to stay behind to make sure they get away safely.
  • 9:56 PM pcnerd37 – The troops are cutting through the door.
  • 9:56 PM pcnerd37 – The shuttle is launching.
  • 9:56 PM pcnerd37 – The shuttle is headed for the base star.
  • 9:56 PM pcnerd37 – Felix is giving the order to shoot the raptor out of the sky.
  • 9:57 PM pcnerd37 – Back with Adama and Tye
  • 9:57 PM pcnerd37 – The troops are breaking in and Adama starts firing.
  • 9:57 PM pcnerd37 – The troops seem to have stopped trying ot come in and they are now hunkered in for a fight.
  • 9:58 PM pcnerd37 – e troops just threw a flashbang in and we end the show
  • 9:58 PM pcnerd37 – To be continued.
  • 9:59 PM pcnerd37 – Next weeks looks like an interesting show. The XO is supposedly killed and Adama looks to be thrown out an airlock for his “crimes.” with the base star and Galactica about to destroy eachother.
  • 10:00 PM pcnerd37 – That is it. I may or may not due a live blog next week, but if you check back here or follow me on Twitter, I will say if I will do one or not by noon PST on Friday.
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  • 10:01 PM pcnerd37 – That is it folks. Have a great night and I hope you enjoyed the live blog!

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Battlestar Galactica Live Blog for 1/23/09

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  • 8:22 PM pcnerd37 – Hello everybody! The Battlestar Galactica Live Blog will begin in approximately 40 minutes.
  • 8:38 PM pcnerd37 – 20 Minutes until showtime!
  • 8:53 PM pcnerd37 – 7 Minutes till showtime!
  • 8:54 PM pcnerd37 – Tweet, Faceboook, Email and everything else this link to all of the BSG fans that you know so that they can join in on the Live Blog!
  • 8:59 PM Jonathan Keebler – Any word is Baltar is going to be in this one?
  • 8:59 PM pcnerd37 – I dont yet know if Baltar will be in this one but I assume so.
  • 8:59 PM pcnerd37 – Its almost time!
  • 9:00 PM pcnerd37 – Battlestar Galactica has started!
  • 9:00 PM pcnerd37 – Recap time.
  • 9:00 PM pcnerd37 – Showing the murder of Cali
  • 9:00 PM pcnerd37 – things are going so fast with the recap I cant keep up so I wont even try
  • 9:01 PM pcnerd37 – here we go
  • 9:01 PM pcnerd37 – Adama seems to be waking up in his quarters.
  • 9:02 PM pcnerd37 – He is doing the morning routine. Medicine, shower, brushing teeth, signing some papers.
  • 9:02 PM pcnerd37 – He is now walking down the hall
  • 9:02 PM pcnerd37 – Everybody is looking at some kind of image that looks like a sonogram.
  • 9:03 PM pcnerd37 – Wow, im good. It is the sonogram of the six that Saul got pregnant.
  • 9:03 PM pcnerd37 – They are calling the kid the future of the cylon race.
  • 9:04 PM pcnerd37 – This is the first cylon baby ever born.
  • 9:04 PM pcnerd37 – To cylons that is.
  • 9:04 PM pcnerd37 – Felix is sitting in the hospital area showing his stub.
  • 9:05 PM pcnerd37 – He wants his end cap refitted.
  • 9:05 PM pcnerd37 – The chief has walked in with his son saying that his son is peeing blood
  • 9:05 PM pcnerd37 – Adama is giving a press conference
  • 9:06 PM pcnerd37 – He refuses to answer any questions so far from the press.
  • 9:07 PM pcnerd37 – When the press hears Lee say that the 5th cylon is believed to be a woman and dead, they go nuts.
  • 9:07 PM pcnerd37 – Everybody is trying to find out where the President is as she hasnt been since since they found out her prophecies about Earth were wrong.
  • 9:08 PM pcnerd37 – theme video and then a commercial.
  • 9:08 PM pcnerd37 – Tell your friends about this live blog! We need more people participating in it!
  • 9:09 PM pcnerd37 – While we are on commercial, take the time to follow me on twitter.
  • 9:12 PM pcnerd37 – We are back!
  • 9:13 PM pcnerd37 – A number of the final cylons and Galactica crew are talking about an alliance with the cylons
  • 9:13 PM pcnerd37 – They are trying to figure out how they can sell it to the quorem
  • 9:14 PM pcnerd37 – The Cylons want to be part of the fleet. In exchange for technology and such, they become full colonial citizens and a seat on the Quorum.
  • 9:15 PM pcnerd37 – Adama seems to be seriously considering it.
  • 9:15 PM pcnerd37 – The cylon ftl drives will allow them to jump 4 times their current jump distances which would increase their odds of finding food and a place to live.
  • 9:16 PM pcnerd37 – With the chief, his son and the doctor in the hospital.
  • 9:16 PM pcnerd37 – The nurse is saying the kid could die and the doctor is saying he might lose a kidney.
  • 9:17 PM pcnerd37 – The doctor pulled the chief aside and is telling him that the chief isnt the father.
  • 9:17 PM pcnerd37 – Cali got pregant before they got married.
  • 9:17 PM pcnerd37 – She thought about an abortion but decided to keep it.
  • 9:17 PM pcnerd37 – The father doesnt know he is a father but we dont know who that is yet.
  • 9:18 PM pcnerd37 – The doctor says he will tell the father and let the father and chief fight it out
  • 9:18 PM pcnerd37 – Now Lee and his father are talking about how the President is having a hard time.
  • 9:19 PM pcnerd37 – Adama is calling the President who isnt picking up because she is about to take a ton of medicine. It looks like she could overdose
  • 9:19 PM pcnerd37 – the phone stops ringing and she swipes all of the medicine into the trash.
  • 9:20 PM pcnerd37 – She takes a couple of sips of water and then we go to a commercial
  • 9:23 PM pcnerd37 – We are back.
  • 9:24 PM pcnerd37 – The President is stretching in front of Adama
  • 9:24 PM pcnerd37 – He is trying to talk her into addressing the fleet and telling them that an alliance with the cylons is critical for survival.
  • 9:24 PM Jonathan Keebler – She’s tripping balls
  • 9:25 PM pcnerd37 – He tells her not to overdue it and then leaves.
  • 9:25 PM pcnerd37 – Felix has a seat next to Starbuck in the mess hall.
  • 9:26 PM pcnerd37 – He is trying to talk to her but she doesn’t really want to.
  • 9:27 PM pcnerd37 – They are trading verbal shots and the whole room is quiet.
  • 9:27 PM pcnerd37 – There is a lot of tension right now and she is leaving.
  • 9:28 PM pcnerd37 – We are now at a Quorum meeting with Zerik talking.
  • 9:28 PM pcnerd37 – He is saying that nobody wants to face reality.
  • 9:29 PM pcnerd37 – He seems to be trying to win the mind of the Quorum to become the new leader.
  • 9:29 PM pcnerd37 – He is giving an argument against an alliance with the cylons.
  • 9:30 PM pcnerd37 – No cylon will now board any fleet ship without the permission of the ships captin
  • 9:30 PM pcnerd37 – captain*
  • 9:30 PM pcnerd37 – Commercial.
  • 9:31 PM Jonathan Keebler – I’m really pissed that Felix is becoming such a little **** .”Suck it up!”
  • 9:32 PM pcnerd37 – F.Y.I. I will be doing a BSG live blog for all of the remaining episodes right here!
  • 9:32 PM Jonathan Keebler – Awesome!
  • 9:33 PM pcnerd37 – Also, I recommend checking out my Global Geek News Podcast.
  • 9:33 PM pcnerd37 – And my Geek News Daily podcast.
  • 9:33 PM pcnerd37 – still a commercial.
  • 9:34 PM pcnerd37 – Anybody going to go see the new Underworld movie? I am going to go see it after this is over.
  • 9:34 PM pcnerd37 – We are back.
  • 9:34 PM pcnerd37 – Adama is in his office and the phone is ringing.
  • 9:34 PM pcnerd37 – The President is jogging down the hall.
  • 9:35 PM pcnerd37 – Adama pops a pill and brushes his teeth again.
  • 9:35 PM pcnerd37 – Adama does not look pretty when brushing his teeth.
  • 9:35 PM Jonathan Keebler – BSG is getting seriously depressing. Nothing to hope for anymore.
  • 9:36 PM pcnerd37 – The President runs into Adama in the hall.
  • 9:36 PM pcnerd37 – He says she looks good but she should be in sickbay with a tube in her arm.
  • 9:37 PM pcnerd37 – She says that he will have her resignation within the hour but we wont take it. He doesnt want to hand the government over to Zarik
  • 9:37 PM pcnerd37 – She doesnt care, she has played her roll and now its over.
  • 9:38 PM pcnerd37 – She wants to live a little before she dies.
  • 9:38 PM pcnerd37 – He says that she has earned that and she says that he has too. She begins running again.
  • 9:39 PM pcnerd37 – Baltar is giving a religious service that is being recorded.
  • 9:40 PM pcnerd37 – The chief is standing in the back.
  • 9:40 PM pcnerd37 – The service is being broadcasted throughout the fleet.
  • 9:40 PM pcnerd37 – He seems to be capitalizing on the disappointment of Earth.
  • 9:41 PM pcnerd37 – The father and chief have confronted eachother and are now beating the crap out of eachother
  • 9:42 PM pcnerd37 – Baltar is sitting calmly in his chair smoking.
  • 9:42 PM pcnerd37 – Back in the CIC.
  • 9:42 PM pcnerd37 – There is mutiny on the tillium ship.
  • 9:42 PM pcnerd37 – Two marines have been killed.
  • 9:43 PM pcnerd37 – The ship is pulling away and spinning up their FTL drive.
  • 9:43 PM pcnerd37 – Raptors have been launched.
  • 9:43 PM pcnerd37 – The ship wont respond to hails.
  • 9:44 PM pcnerd37 – The ship is talking to Colonial One.
  • 9:44 PM pcnerd37 – Galactica is ease-dropping.
  • 9:44 PM pcnerd37 – They seem to be loyal to Zarik and he says to take whatever protective measures they need to take to protect themselves.
  • 9:45 PM pcnerd37 – They have jumped away, taking all of the fleets fuel with them.
  • 9:45 PM pcnerd37 – Commercial.
  • 9:47 PM pcnerd37 – There seems to have been an earthquake in the L.A. area.
  • 9:47 PM pcnerd37 – It sounds like it was a good sized quake. I will try to get details before the show comes back.
  • 9:48 PM pcnerd37 – The show is back.
  • 9:49 PM pcnerd37 – Adama told the raptors to bring Zarik to Galactica and to use deadly force if necessary.
  • 9:49 PM Jonathan Keebler – I thought the Raptor would have been sucked along for the jump. It was almost touching the fuel ship when it jumped
  • 9:49 PM Jonathan Keebler – A big one?
  • 9:49 PM pcnerd37 – The father and chief are talking. The chief is telling him how to be a father.
  • 9:50 PM pcnerd37 – I will find out more earthquake details when I can
  • 9:50 PM pcnerd37 – Adama is presenting Zarik with some information about how the Vice President is being bought and sold.
  • 9:51 PM pcnerd37 – The earthquake was on the LA coast and it was a 3.4 magnitude.
  • 9:52 PM pcnerd37 – They are talking putting Zarik on trial.
  • 9:52 PM pcnerd37 – Adama believes Zarik knows where the Tillium ship is.
  • 9:53 PM pcnerd37 – Zarik scribbles something on paper, throws it on the ground and Adama picks it up.
  • 9:53 PM pcnerd37 – Zarik gets to stay in the cell until Adama checks out whatever was on the paper.
  • 9:54 PM pcnerd37 – It looks like a way to find the ship. He is on his way to see the President while Saul finds the ship.
  • 9:54 PM pcnerd37 – The ship has been found.
  • 9:55 PM pcnerd37 – Felix is now in the cell with Zarik. They seem to be plotting an uprising.
  • 9:55 PM pcnerd37 – The ship has jumped back with the fleet.
  • 9:56 PM pcnerd37 – Adama is in bed with the President.
  • 9:57 PM pcnerd37 – It seems that was the show. Scenes from next weeks episode should be coming up soon.
  • 9:57 PM Jonathan Keebler – Did you see the preview of next week? I guess Felix is this big revolutionary now
  • 9:57 PM pcnerd37 – Not yet, they haven’t showed the preview yet.
  • 9:59 PM pcnerd37 – Commercials still.
  • 9:59 PM pcnerd37 – Next week…
  • 9:59 PM pcnerd37 – Felix stages a mutiny and tries to overthrow the admiral.
  • 9:59 PM pcnerd37 – Thats it! The show is over. Dont forget I will be doing a live blog here again next week.
  • 10:00 PM pcnerd37 – Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter.
  • 10:00 PM pcnerd37 – And check out my Global Geek News podcast
  • 10:01 PM pcnerd37 – A big thanks to everybody that watched and participated in tonight’s live blog
  • 10:01 PM pcnerd37 – If you would like to see me live blog any other shows, leave suggestions in the comments!
  • 10:01 PM pcnerd37 – Thanks and goodnight!

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Battlestar Galactica Live Blog Tonight!

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Hey Readers!

Just thought I would give everybody a reminder, I will be doing a live blog of Battlestar Galactica again tonight.  The live blog will start at 10pm EST although I will likely have it up and running a little bit earlier to make sure that everything is up and running.  If you are a BSG fan, come and join in!

-Jeremy “pcnerd37” Bray

What gives you inspiration?

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Hey readers!

I’m looking for some advice and I figured here would be a great place to ask for it.  What gives you inspiration to work on hobby projects?

Until I land a programming job, my other hobby outside of blogging and podcasting is coding programs.  Unfortunately, by the time that I do my podcasts and blogs, I am often feeling uninspired to code something.  Usually my problem is that I can’t decide what it is I want to create.  I’m not a huge fan of re-inventing the wheel, so if I see something has been done before and done well, I won’t redo it as I often don’t have the time to make something better.  Also, I’m not much of a GUI guy, so when I do make something, it tends to be more functional than look good.  In the end, I believe the problem is that I lack true inspiration to create something great.

What do you do to great inspiration for your hobby projects?  What motivates you to complete something that you have started, even when you hit problems along the way which would just make it easier to give up than continue?

I would really love to hear what helps you to see if it can give me some inspiration and motivation.  Share your ideas in the comments!

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-Jeremy “pcnerd37” Bray

Fighting Back Against Junk Mail

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Hey Readers!

After being flooded with junk mail for years, I have decided to follow my grandfather and fight back.  How are we fighting back?  We are fighting junk mail with junk mail!

Mailing back junk mail to mailers.  Photo by Oran Viriyincy

Mailing back junk mail to mailers. Photo by Oran Viriyincy

The majority of the junk mail that I recieve is from companies such as Capitol One that include envelopes with pre-paid postage.  We use these to our advantage.  We take everything that was sent to us and then some, stuff it in the pre-paid envelope and send it back to the company.  We even stuff the envelope they sent everything into the envelope.  By sending them back the junk they sent us, they quickly realize to stop sending stuff our way.

My grandpa has been doing this for some time with a lot of success and I only started recently so I can’t yet say how much it has decreased the amount of junk mail I get.  I have also heard of people doing similar things but placing a variety of objects in the return envelope that would cause the companies to pay an oversized envelope or an overweight fee.  I hear that is the most effective but I figured I should start out small.  I will report back on my results, but right now I have a large number of Capital One envelopes to stuff and ship!

Do you do anything to cut down on the junk mail you get?  What have you found to be the best method to stop junk mail?  Share your junk mail remedies with us so that we can fight junk mail together!

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-Jeremy “pcnerd37” Bray

The Battlestar Galactica Return Live Blog

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  • 8:12 PM pcnerd37 – Hey everybody! Welcome to my live blog for the return of Battlestar Galactica! It airs here in 48 minutes so I will start posting BSG stuff soon. Until then, Feel free to comment and discuss the show, predictions and anything BSG related!
  • 8:36 PM pcnerd37 – 25 minutes until showtime!
  • 8:37 PM pcnerd37 – Tell all your BSG loving friends about this live blog! The more people we have the better this will be!
  • 8:41 PM pcnerd37 – 20 minutes to showtime! The excitement is building!
  • 8:44 PM pcnerd37 – While you are waiting for things to get started, Check out my Global Geek News Podcast! Its a great podcast!
  • 8:49 PM pcnerd37 – 10 Minutes until showtime! If you enjoy this live blog, feel free to take advantage of one of the donation links on the left! Thanks!
  • 8:50 PM pcnerd37 – For those that didn’t hear, the first season of BSG is available on HD-DVD for $10 at Frys.com
  • 9:00 PM pcnerd37 – Here we go!
  • 9:00 PM pcnerd37 – Recap time!
  • 9:01 PM pcnerd37 – First they showed some prophecy stuff and now stuff about the 4 cylons.
  • 9:02 PM pcnerd37 – The humans and cylons go to Earth and find it destroyed. Here we go!!!!
  • 9:02 PM pcnerd37 – Tye is walking along the beach looking at the devastation as well as everybody else
  • 9:03 PM pcnerd37 – No signs of human life, the whole planet is devastated.
  • 9:04 PM pcnerd37 – They are trying to find the source of the radio transmission but it is weak. The water has radiation saying the planet was nuked 2000 years ago.
  • 9:05 PM pcnerd37 – They have now left the planet headed back for Galactica.
  • 9:06 PM pcnerd37 – The crew has gathered around to hear good news from those returning from earth only to be given a shaking head from the President and the crowd erupts wanting answers from the President.
  • 9:06 PM pcnerd37 – Commercial.
  • 9:09 PM pcnerd37 – Tell your friends about the live blog, there are only 5 people watching it!
  • 9:10 PM pcnerd37 – Its back on!
  • 9:11 PM pcnerd37 – Kara seems to have found the colonial equipment that sent the transmission.
  • 9:11 PM pcnerd37 – The signal seems to have come from Kara’s ship that is in all kinds of pieces on the planet.
  • 9:12 PM pcnerd37 – Dee seems to be taking care of the chief’s daughter while he is on Earth.
  • 9:12 PM pcnerd37 – What appears to be a mass grave is being dugg up including Centurions!
  • 9:13 PM pcnerd37 – The design has never been seen by the Cylons although it is similar.
  • 9:13 PM pcnerd37 – There is speculation that the 13th tribe was Cylon.
  • 9:14 PM pcnerd37 – Lee is trying to get the President to say something to the Quorum but she ignores him.
  • 9:15 PM pcnerd37 – Back on Earth, the chief seems to find somekind of writing on a wall.
  • 9:15 PM pcnerd37 – When the chief touches the wall, he is transported back to what appears to be a Marketplace in Earth when the nuke hits.
  • 9:17 PM pcnerd37 – Lee and Dee are talking about their past.
  • 9:18 PM pcnerd37 – Lee is trying to figure out what to tell the Quorum.
  • 9:19 PM pcnerd37 – Back on earth, Kara is still finding pieces of her viper.
  • 9:20 PM pcnerd37 – Kara just discovered her skeleton in the cockpit of her viper.
  • 9:22 PM pcnerd37 – Oben who has been with her the whole time is shocked and doesnt know what to say. He says that something isnt right. Kara tells him that she is the harbinger of death and will lead people to their end.
  • 9:22 PM pcnerd37 – He walks away freaked out and she is clearly upset.
  • 9:22 PM pcnerd37 – Commercial.
  • 9:25 PM pcnerd37 – We are back!
  • 9:25 PM pcnerd37 – They are still wandering around the wreckage that is earth.
  • 9:26 PM pcnerd37 – The chief is sitting against the wall he touched earlier.
  • 9:27 PM pcnerd37 – The 4 cylons are talking about when they lived there.
  • 9:28 PM pcnerd37 – The 4 cylons are trying to figure out what happened, how they are still alive, how they got to the other colonies and why they thought they are human.
  • 9:28 PM pcnerd37 – The President is burning a prophecy book.
  • 9:29 PM pcnerd37 – Adama is trying to cheer up the President.
  • 9:30 PM pcnerd37 – The President says that Adama should have never listened to her and now he leaves while she is still burning the book.
  • 9:31 PM pcnerd37 – A shaddowy figure, likely Deanna seems to be building a funeral pyre for the cylon centurion that was found dead.
  • 9:31 PM pcnerd37 – Correction, it was Kara burning her own body in a funeral pyre.
  • 9:32 PM pcnerd37 – Lee and Dee are walking down the hall talking and holding hands.
  • 9:32 PM pcnerd37 – They are now kissing.
  • 9:33 PM pcnerd37 – Dee and Gayda are now talking as he puts a sock on his stump of a leg.
  • 9:34 PM pcnerd37 – Dee is looking at a picture of herself of a child and realizing what her life has become.
  • 9:35 PM pcnerd37 – OMG, Dee just committed suicide by shooting herself in the head after hanging her wedding ring up in her locker.
  • 9:35 PM pcnerd37 – Commercial.
  • 9:38 PM pcnerd37 – Don’t forget to check out my podcast at The show should be coming back on shortly.
  • 9:39 PM pcnerd37 – Apparently this created a link instead of posting the link. Oh well.
  • 9:40 PM pcnerd37 – This is my first time using ScribbleLive, so this is still a learning process.
  • 9:40 PM pcnerd37 – The show is back!
  • 9:40 PM pcnerd37 – Lee is touching the hand of the now dead Dee.
  • 9:40 PM pcnerd37 – The admiral has walked into the room.
  • 9:42 PM pcnerd37 – Lee has left and Adama is standing over the body crying wondering why.
  • 9:42 PM pcnerd37 – The admiral has stormed out and asked for a loaded pistol.
  • 9:42 PM pcnerd37 – He is walking down the hall passing sad and fighting crew members along the way.
  • 9:43 PM pcnerd37 – We are now Tye’s quarters and Adama is there.
  • 9:43 PM pcnerd37 – He grab’s Tye’s alcohol and starts drinking and says they should have a heart to heart talk.
  • 9:44 PM pcnerd37 – Tye says he is sorry he didnt have the guts to tell Adama sooner to which he says Frak You! That machines dont have guts.
  • 9:45 PM pcnerd37 – Adama seems to have lost hist mind, throwing stuff, drinking with the pistol sitting in front of him and is talking about Tye’s wife.
  • 9:45 PM pcnerd37 – Tye grabs the gun and holds it to Adamas head
  • 9:45 PM pcnerd37 – Now Adama is holding a gun to his head.
  • 9:45 PM pcnerd37 – Commercial.
  • 9:49 PM pcnerd37 – We are back.
  • 9:50 PM pcnerd37 – Tye sits back down while Adama still has a gun to his head.
  • 9:51 PM pcnerd37 – The guns are down now. Adama is sharing a story from the past.
  • 9:51 PM pcnerd37 – He is talking about corning foxes near a river as a younger person.
  • 9:52 PM pcnerd37 – Tye says they cant kill themselves as the people need a leader.
  • 9:53 PM pcnerd37 – The number of remaining humans is now one fewer (Dee).
  • 9:53 PM pcnerd37 – Lee is on Colonial One talking to Kara.
  • 9:53 PM pcnerd37 – Lee is telling Starbuck about Dee.
  • 9:54 PM pcnerd37 – Starbuck was about to tell Lee about what she found when he told her about Dee.
  • 9:54 PM pcnerd37 – There has been no talk of the 5th cylon so far this episode.
  • 9:54 PM pcnerd37 – Adama and Tye are now back in the CIC
  • 9:55 PM pcnerd37 – Dee has been replaced. Gayda has been told to look for a new star system.
  • 9:55 PM pcnerd37 – Adama is calling the Cylon baseship to see if they want to go with him.
  • 9:55 PM pcnerd37 – Adama is new addressing the crew.
  • 9:56 PM pcnerd37 – I mean fleet, not just the crew.
  • 9:57 PM pcnerd37 – He is talking about the 13th tribe and how they found a new home and how they will find a new home too.
  • 9:58 PM pcnerd37 – Deeanna is telling Tye that she wants to stay behind on Earth and die.
  • 9:58 PM pcnerd37 – Tye is walking out into the ocean.
  • 9:59 PM pcnerd37 – He has picked up a piece of metal that appears to be a safety deposit box door.
  • 10:00 PM pcnerd37 – He is now flashing back to being on earth, trying to get somebody out of the rubble at the bank.
  • 10:00 PM pcnerd37 – It was his wife!
  • 10:00 PM pcnerd37 – Elen is the 5th Cylon!
  • 10:00 PM pcnerd37 – The show is over, staying tuned for a preview from the next episode.
  • 10:01 PM pcnerd37 – I cant believe that Ellen is the 5th cylon. I never expected that.
  • 10:03 PM pcnerd37 – Hmm, I guess I missed the preview somehow. That sucks.
  • 10:04 PM pcnerd37 – Anyway, that is all she wrote as SG-1 is now on. It was a great show. Thanks for watching everybody!
  • 10:04 PM pcnerd37 – I will likely do this live blog again for next weeks show, so make sure to tune in!
  • 10:04 PM pcnerd37 – And don’t forget to check out my Global Geek News Podcast at
  • 10:06 PM pcnerd37 – Thanks everybody and dont forget to come back next week for another BSG Live Blog!
  • 10:06 PM pcnerd37 – Follow me on Twitter for updates regarding the live blog at

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Live Blogging the Return of Battlestar Galactica!

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Hey readers!

After some thought, I have decided that I will live blog the return of Battlestar Galactica!  I don’t know how many people will be interested, but I think it sounds like fun.  It might be useless depending on how Sci-fi airs its shows based on timezones, but I will be live blogging the airing of it at 10PM EST (8pm Mountain time, which is my time).   The live blogging will take place on this blog.  A post will go up shortly before that time with the live blog session or link to it.  I hope that all of the BSG fans out there will join in!  If this goes well, I might do it for all of the remaining shows and possibly for other shows in the future.

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-Jeremy “pcnerd37” Bray

Podcast and Blog and Video Updates!

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Hey readers!

I haven’t posted here lately but I will be posting at least daily here as part of my New Years resolution.  To start off, I figured I would give an update on what is going on with my podcasts and blogs to be followed by a post that will announce something big for this blog.

Lets start with podcasts.  Geek News Daily was going to start back this week but thanks to the post CES lack of news, there hasn’t really been enough to do a show, so that will start back on Monday unless I have the time to do one today or tomorrow.  The more I do this podcast, the more I enjoy it, but I don’t get the opportunity to record like I would like, but I will be making more time for it starting next week.

Now for the big podcast news!  For those that haven’t noticed, Global Geek News returned a couple of weeks ago!  So far, we have done two episodes.  For those wondering who I am talking about when I say ‘we’, I have a new co-host, Wesley Faulkner.  We seem to have great chemistry and I think the show has become dramatically better with the change.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get a show out last week as he was at CES representing AMD and I was supposed to fly to Salt Lake City but got sick.  We will have a new show this weekend.  We are recording a new show on Saturday morning with special guest Walt Ribeiro.  Unless conditions force us to do otherwise, we expect to record on Saturday mornings and then I will have the show up on either Saturday or Sunday.  If you have been waiting for its return, it is back so make sure to check it out!  Also, if you weren’t a huge fan of the show before, give it a listen again as it has changed a lot and I believe for the better!

Now for some blog news.  Like I said, posting will resume on this blog with this post and will be daily if not more than once a day.  I have decided to make this blog about anything cool that I come across online or anything that is running through my mind that doesn’t fit on the Global Geek News Blog.

Speaking of the Global Geek News Blog, it has been doing well despite the fact that I didn’t really post the last half of December.  Since the start of the year, I have been posting on it daily.  The Global Geek News Blog is where I put my heart and soul into posts about various technology issues.   Sometimes, posts are even longer than any paper I ever wrote in school, so you know you are getting all of my thoughts about an issue when you read a blog post.  About half of my traffic dropped off after I stopped posting in December, so I am trying to get those numbers back up.  This is the blog I enjoy writing most because it is often about things I am most passionate about.  Also, I will begin doing video there!

Speaking of video, I have said I am going to do it for a long time but it has never happened.  Starting Monday, I will be doing the occasional video posts here and will likely do short, daily videos on Global Geek News as well.  I plan on contacting Animoto to do some sort of partnership as they were interested in doing something when I spoke to them back in August.  I would be using what I can get from them to do the intro and outro of the videos.

Also, I would like to say that I am looking for sponsors for all of my blogs and podcasts.  If you or your company would like to sponsor Global Geek News, the Global Geek News Blog, Geek News Daily, or Pcnerd37.com,  I would love for you to contact me at pcnerd37@globalgeeknews.com

That is about all I can think of for updates right now, but I will post updates here when I have them as I want this site to become more of a hub for everything me.  Speaking of which, I am going to be working on a page or something that lists the RSS feeds and new items of all of my blogs and podcasts so you can easily subscribe to the feeds and find out what I am up to.  Until then, you can easily follow almost everything me on my FriendFeed.

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter too!

-Jeremy “pcnerd37” Bray