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Episode 121 – Interviewing with Tom Merritt of Tech News Today (@acedtect)

August 14, 2013 Leave a comment

121-Interviewing

The Valentine Cast Show Notes

[audio http://atvalentine.podbean.com/mf/web/jf7zc9/Episode121.mp3|titles=ValentineCast Episode 121 – Interviewing with Tom Merritt from Tech News Today]

Intro

Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the ValentineCast with your Interviewing couple, J and Renee Valentine.

Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/home

Today is Monday, August 14, 2013 and this is Episode 121.

We have a special techy guest, Tom Merritt! Tom has done a variety of shows and I feel he hardly needs introduction. But I’m going to do it anyway.Tom has worked for CNET and was a co-host of the late Buzz Out Loud with Molly Wood. He is now the the regular host of Tech News Today with Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Jason Howell.

He is also the host of many other podcasts, including one of my favorites Sword and Laser.

He lives in California with his lovely wife Eileen Rivera and their adorable dogs Jango and Sawyer.

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.)

  • Cord Cutting

  • Who uses QR codes anymore

  • On the last episode of BOL you said you weren’t into the new Google HUD glasses because it’s not real:  (Now that the Google Glass is real, are you in to it?)

  • The ONE item, innovation,that has stood out for you and to you changed the face of technology

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music)

  • Movies By Chance: 96 – Heckler

  • Movie for Next Week: – 96 – Heckler

  • Jobs Trailer

  • What is your guilty pleasure

  • Breaking Bad

  • Finished part 1 of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  • Reading Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  • http://merrittbooks.squarespace.com/
  • www.tommerritt.com

Food

Pick of the Week

Contact Information

You can reach us by email at thevalentinecast@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at valentinecast.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is ValentineCast. The facebook page is facebook.com/Valentinecast You can also call us at (415) 758-2278 Video can be seen at http://youtube.com/ValentineCast  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow.

Outro Music:  Pretty Lights – If I Gave You My Love from the Pretty Lights Music

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Episode 026 – Dragon*Con Edition

September 12, 2011 Leave a comment
The @Valentine Podcast Show Notes
[audio http://atvalentine.podbean.com/mf/web/ynahgs/Episode026.mp3|titles=Episode 026 – Dragon*Con Edition]
Intro
Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the @Valentine Podcast with your proud couple, J and Renee Valentine.Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/homeToday is Monday, September 12, 2011 and this is Episode 26!  Dragon*Con Edition

Weekend Wrap-up

  • Sade Concert
  • Cleaning
  • Set up Beta Streaming box in the front room waiting to get new television.
  • Sunday dinner with the Crockers
Dragon*Con 2011 – 25th Anniversary
Thursday
  • Registration
  • Do at the View
    • iPad experience
    • Valet
    • Futuristic Bathroom
    • Atlanta Clientle (affluent, African-American, hoochie)

Friday

  • Podcasting Kickoff (met GypsyGirl, Xanar, Ralff, Lowercy and Lula, Chinbeard and his wife; panel contained tom merritt and veronica Belmont)
  • Geek a week panel (met O)
  • Artist Alley (Dexter Vines, Dern and O)
  • Lunch with Xanar, Ralff, and Gypsygirl
  • Tin Lizzie’s – long ass wait and margarita upgrade

Saturday 

  • Parade and mixup with Deidre
  • Vortex – Awesome front of menu
  • AIE meeup at the Pulse Loft (boobs for days)
  • WoW costume contest (For the Horde)
  • Pre-registerd for Next Year
  • Stupid Jayne Hat Maker
  • Took a Breather (snagged great seats)
  • Jonathan Coulton concert and the line debacle

Sunday

  • Slept In and Relaxed (beat Jet Pack Joyride)
  • Chow Baby
  • Watched Two Movies (Hate Redbox Sometimes)
  • Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies

Monday

  • The Flying Biscuit
  • Drive Home

Tips for next year

  • Be Prepared to deal with crowds
  • Bring lots of cash
  • Come early
  • Take tons of pictures
  • Be prepared to wait
  • Bring something to do (games/books)
  • Snacks, water, bars.

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.)

  • Beta
  • Motorolla XOOM
  • Chromebook

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows)

  • Katy Perry
  • New Girl
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Battlestar Galatica
  • Stephen King – Lisey’s Story
  • Limitless
  • Life As We Know It
  • The Terminal
  • The Kids Are Alright
  • Where the Wild Things Are

Podcast of the Week (Until we run out of Podcasts)

Feedback

  • email from Jeff (BroncoSyer)

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at atvalentineblog@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at atvalentine.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is atvalentineblog.  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow

Outro Music: –  Still in Love With You – Sade

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