Episode 001

On March 20, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

001 The Functional Nerds

In the very first episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about the new iPad from Apple, what it means to be a ‘functional nerd’, about: science fiction media, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, Felicia Day and The Guild, SciFi site SFSignal.com, the Atari 2600, old iPods and CD’s, the Whuffie factor from of Cory Doctorow’s science fiction novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Elantris, Steam for the Mac, console gaming, Blizzard, World of Warcraft (for the Horde!), Blizzcon, PhilCon, Gregory Frost, Haze by L.E. Modesitt Jr., J.V. Jones, Dennis L. McKiernan, Dragondoom, TOR books, SciFi Songs, The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon, Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds, Iron Sky by Charles Strauss, Spellwright by Blake Charlton, Hidden Empire by Kevin J. Anderson and NaNoWriMo.

© 2010 Patrick Hester & John Anealio

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7 Responses to Episode 001

  1. Weyland says:

    There is no noticeable graphics difference between Macs and PCs. This may have been true at one time, but for quite a while, it has only been a perpetuated myth. I work on both.

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  3. Diane says:

    Sounds like John is in an echoey room. Maybe he was sitting in an empty, echo chamber type room?

    • Patrick Hester says:

      Maybe! Odd thing was that I didn’t hear any echo during recording and it sort of went away in the middle for a little while, then came back.

      I will do better this week! 🙂


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  5. Ken says:

    I agree about Apple hardware, but the MacOS drives me insane (no accounting for taste).

    As a more portable alternative to the iPad (iTampod?), you might consider an iPod Touch – I have the 64G model, and am absolutely astounded at how useful it is. I’d been waiting for a Plastic Logic e-reader, but the combination of portability and web surfing has sold me on the Touch.

  6. Clifton Hill says:

    Congrats on starting the new podcast. As Patrick already knows I skew towards liking shorter podcasts like Writing Excuses, but you do cover a lot of material. If I heard correctly Patrick is reading Elantris, I’ll be interested to hear what you think of it when finished. I thought it had some great elements, but at least one character felt poorly conceived and I had some issues with other parts of the book as well. Though I think the world has lots of potential, and I know that Sanderson said he would like to work on a follow-up to it one day.

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