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Home Gadget Geeks

Author: Jim Collison

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On Home Gadget Geeks we cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home. News, reviews, product updates and conversation, all for the Average Tech guy! Host Jim Collison and his super line up of hosts are LIVE each week on Thursday nights, 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv
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After covering some details about the September 24, 2020 Patreon Subscribers Pre-Show Meetup, we looked the new Pro Plan from IFTT. We also spent some time talking about how the NFL is going to continue with the 2020 regular season despite COVID concerns here in the US. We wrap the show with a look at a new PC build for Mike and a tip from Jim if you want to watch YouTube without commercials. I think you will find it very interesting.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg459 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger
Mike brings the latest updates from his Ham Radio set up including new gear, antennas and connectors. We take a look at both his new rig as well as antenna setups.  I think you will find it very interesting.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg458 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #458 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Ham Radio,   Find Us! Join
David McCabe from https://reset.fm/ is back this week as we wrap up the 2020 Lawn Care Series with a look at fall lawn care. What needs to be done now and what can wait till spring? Can you bring your lawn back from a long summer drought? What about over seeding and spraying for weeds? Dave answers it all. We also open the show with a little Windows 95 conversation as the OS turns 25 years old and look back at the early days of podcasting for Jim and Dave. I think you will find it very interesting.  Full
Bob Buskirk and Ryan Kerschner from https://thinkcomputers.org/ are back with us again and this time to cover PC cooling for beginners all the way to advanced users. Fans, cooling blocks, radiators, active and passive cooling and even some time with the difference between CPU and GPU cooling! I think you will find it very interesting.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg456 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #456 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live
We spend some time with long time listener and co-host Kevin Schoonover as we look at a couple dozen free or nearly free apps and resources that are still available. We catch up with Kevin and spend a little time chatting about the Folding@Home Project that many of us started in the Spring. I think you will find it very interesting.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg455 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #455 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe
After some listener feedback and requests, Sammie Collison is back on Home Gadget Geeks to talk about her experience during the pandemic. From her college experience early in the spring, to having to move home in early March and then figuring out how to navigate a summer home with her parents, she talks about her journey. I think you will find it very interesting.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg454 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #454 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT
Mike Wieger is back from you Montana with some updates on using Ham Radio there as well as a new way to use some old equipment for a webcam. He tests it live right on the show. We also talk about the new Public Beta for iOS 14, an update in zip ties from last week, some new from Plex about LIVE TV and some info from Western Digital on their new hard drive recycle program. We finish up with some user requests for help around converting old slides and 8mm film to digital and the best way to sell
Jay Mattison is back this week as we spend most of the show looking at just what is on his desk! Man is it a nice desk!  We also review a very small ITX gaming case and look at a new Dell XPS 15 9500 laptop. We finish the show with some impressions on Microsoft Earbuds vs Apple Airpods Pro.  I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg452 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #452 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average
Paul Braren joins us this week as we get an update on several of home projects. From a discussion on Cox internet to Rheem Hybrid Water heaters, we cover a few. Paul also gives us an update on his Teslas and how he fixed his video storage issue.  I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg451 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #451 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live
Mike and Jim are filling in for Dave McCabe (we will get him back for the fall episode) and we talk all things summer lawn care. From weeds to watering, we cover many of the things you need to consider as we move into summer and how to make the most of your lawn!  I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg450 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #450 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe
We were live from the Wieger Tech Studios (aka Mike’s House) this week as we follow up on Jim’s Cox Modem issues from the week before and cover a bunch of listener feedback. We also celebrate 5 years of Mike being on Home Gadget Geeks and Jim get him his very own bottle of Jeffersons!  I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg449 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #449 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE?
With Jim having major internet problems this week, Mike covers most of this shorten show. He talks about this work with Blue Iris with DeepStack AI and a replacement modem for the Cox rental. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg448 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #448 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Blue Iris, DeepStack AI,
Chris Nesi from https://chrisnesi.com/ is an educator and podcaster at House of EdTech and joined us for the latest as we discussed some of the ways “Shelter in Place” orders has and is changing the landscape of EdTech today. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg447 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #447 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Podcast, Home Gadget
This week we take a look at some parts that will make up a gaming build for JIm’s son. We also discuss replacing the hard drive enclosure for Jim’s Nvidia Shield and how not to smoke a whole chicken. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg446 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #446 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Podcast, Home Gadget
Rich Hay from https://www.windowsobserver.com/ and his new podcast at https://www.windowsobserver.com/faith-tech-space-podcast/ joins us this week. We talk with Rich about the various communication platforms that we are now using and then how some companies, like Microsoft, have switched their conferences to completely virtual. We wrap with some updates from Rich on his new podcast. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg445 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #445 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join
David McCabe from https://reset.fm/ is back this week with some lawn care tips for the Average Guy! We talk about lawn size, soil temperature, chemical fertilizers and mowers. Everything you need to tackle your spring lawn care. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg444 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #444 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Dave
Join us with special guests Nathaniel Lindley and Brian S. Friedlander in a Roundtable style podcast as we look at some of the ways COVID-19 has and is changing the landscape of Education today. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg443 Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #443 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, COVID-19, Edtech, Students, Teachers,
Erin Lawrence from http://techgadgetscanada.com joins us this week as we take a good hands on look a the LG Gram laptop and the LG V60 ThinQ™ and LG Dual Screen™ that she has for review purposes. We also look at some of the tools she is using to improve her office lighting as well as using a iPad as second monitor via and Apple Sidecar. Finally we look at the new Sparkel water carbonator and compare it to the Sodastream and she talks about the difference in how they work. We wrap the show with a quick look at the
Mark Robson joins us one again for the Big BBQ and GRILL show for 2020. We catch up with Mark and get some info on his Unraid Server and find out he has 2! We also dive into the value and cost savings that grilling brings and how to purchase and cook meat for value, and still enjoy the taste. Lots here and you just might want to head out the YouTube video (below or in the show notes) for all the pictures that Mark show us. I think you will enjoy the show.  Full show notes, transcriptions, audio
Our guest this week was Jonathan Panozzo, the CMO/CSO with Lime Technology, Inc. headquartered out of Anaheim, CA, and the makers of Unraid. You can find more on Unraid at https://unraid.net/.  We talked about how Unraid and its community is responding to the global pandemic and any effect it might be having (good news there). We caught up with Jon since the last time he was on and looked forward to what is coming to Unraid in the very near future. We also took questions from the Unraid forums. Link below.   I think you will enjoy the show.  Full
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