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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

Home Gadget Geeks 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

    Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast with RGB Studio Lighting – HGG460

    Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast with RGB Studio Lighting – HGG460

    This week we have Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast on the show to talk about how he installed RGB lighting in his home studio. We also cover the ins and outs and install successes and mistakes made during the project along with a long list (in the show notes) of lessons learned. Daniel also spends some time talking about his latest projects, like with My Podcast Reviews, and the updates he has made on this Social Subscribe and Follow WordPress Plugin.



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Daniel J Lewis, Podpage, The Audacity to Podcast, Strips, Panels, Lights, Power supply, Acoustic Panels, LED, RGB, Color Adjustments, Brightness, Studio, Volts, MDF

     

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    [1:18] Daniel J Lewis Intro

    [2:04] Home Gadget Geeks now on Podpage.com

    [3:17] Social Subscribe & Follow Icons

    [5:39] Podcast Industry Statistics

    [6:34] My Podcast Reviews

    [9:14] HelloFresh

    [10:50] Patreon and BQQ, Grill and Smoker Meetup Announement

    [12:48] Tim is home from his time in the Marines

    [15:01] RGB lighting in Daniel’s Studio

    [1:17:48] Show reminders

    [1:18:56] a href="https://maplegrovepartners.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    IFTTT Pro, NFL Reboot and Mike has a new PC Build Ahead – HGG459

    IFTTT Pro, NFL Reboot and Mike has a new PC Build Ahead – HGG459

    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.



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Mike Wieger, IFTTT, Patreon Meetup, Smart Wifi Wall switch, PC Build, Ryzin 5, Corsair, Samsung, ASRock, Fractal Design, EVGA, Brave, YouTube

     

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    [1:11] MyRadar (You should watch the video for this)

    [1:59] Jim adds Celsius to his Weather Tweet. Thanks Bjoern

    [4:11] HelloFresh – Buffalo Chicken Tacos

    [5:54] Patreon Meetup is on

    [6:50] Details on the BBQ Meetup on October 24

    [12:23] Wifi enabled Smart Switches

    [16:29] IFTTT Conversation

    [24:23] How is the NFL going to handle COVID-19?

    [41:11] Mike’s PC build

    [57:33] What is coming next on Home Gadget Geeks

    [58:47] Blocking Ads on YouTube with Brave Browser

    [1:06:16] Just a couple reminders

     

    Big thanks to Brian and Carlos for the Smart Wi-Fi Wall Switch! 

    https://www.amazon.com/Switch-Neutral-Needed-Single-170-250V/dp/B088MDT8K1

     

    IFTT now has a pro plan. What would you use it for? (Show the Tweet from Bjoern)

     



     

    How do you plan on watching sports this fall?

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/10/21430974/nfl-games-artificial-crowd-noise-stadium-specific

    https://www.engadget.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ham Radio Updates from Mike, Meetup2020 Dates Announced – HGG458

    Ham Radio Updates from Mike, Meetup2020 Dates Announced – HGG458

    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.



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Ham Radio,

     

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    [0:58] HelloFresh

    [2:18]} Big thanks to Dave McCabe for last – https://theaverageguy.tv/hgg457

    [3:24] Patreon Virtual Meetups

    [4:43] BBQ Meetup

    [7:15] Need your help with tweeting @Bitdefender

    [8:13] Ham Radio Update from Mike

    [1:16:34] Future Show Schedule

    Full transcripts below

     

    Ham Radio Conversation with Mike

    Mike upgraded in August to General



    * This means Mike has more privileges in the HF frequencies

    * Mike utilized hamstudy.org to study and find an online test to take

    * Mike now operates primarily on 40m and 20m bands

    * Band Plan – http://www.arrl.org/images/view//Charts/Band_Chart_Image_for_ARRL_Web.jpg



    Why upgrade?



    * HF is long distance point to point communication

    * This makes things a lot of fun and also very challenging

    * New programs become available like Parks on the Air and Summits on the Air

    * Ability to build and experiment with more equipment



    Mike’s New Setup



    * iCom 7300 Radio – https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7300/default.aspx

    * Off center fed dipole antenna that is 40 meters through 6 meters. https://amzn.to/2QRqK6J



    Mike’s Favorite Part of HF Privileges



    * Parks on the Air – https://parksontheair.com/

    * Mike’s portable setup for activating parks



    Digital HF Modes

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Windows 95 turns 25, Early Podcasting and Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 3: Fall Lawn Care – HGG457

    Windows 95 turns 25, Early Podcasting and Lawn Gadget Geeks Part 3: Fall Lawn Care – HGG457

    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.



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, lawn, grass, mow, Dave McCabe, pre-emergent, notebook, weeds, water, spring, summer, soil, cool season grass, Scotts

     

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    On August 24, 1995, Windows 95 was launched, introducing the iconic Start menu. Over the past 25 years, Windows has continued to evolve, building on this rich history of innovation. Join us for a look back at how Windows has changed to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. 

     

     

    Let’s just get this straight. I’m not a pro. This is not a “how to” you will still need to do your due diligence on your grass type, area, and listen to part 1 of this podcast.

    Also, realize that I have a COOL season grass.  I am 6A and very close to 5B. 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardiness_zone

    If you live South of me you might be a WARM Season grass.  You STILL need to know your zone and grass type. 

    Average First Frost for your area?

    This weather guy YT

    When To Expect Your First Frost

     

    Video also has a fall forecast at the end. Temperature Anamolies.

    If you are in the Below Average Map could be earlier for first frost so be ready for that.

    Having said all that.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    All PC Cooling with Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org – HGG456

    All PC Cooling with Bob and Ryan from ThinkComputers.org – HGG456

    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.



    



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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Bob Buskirk, Ryan Kerschner, fans, cooling, PC, CPU, GPU, Airflow, computer, Computer build,

     

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    * ThinkComputers



    * Cooling Reviews – https://thinkcomputers.org/category/reviews/cooling/





    * ThinkComputers



    * Website – https://thinkcomputers.org

    * YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdIoozulCbFuHt8-X-XJNw

    * Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thinkcomputers/

    * Twitter – https://twitter.com/thinkcomps

    * Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ThinkComputers

    * Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/thinkcomputers









     

    PC Cooling Topics – Quick Overview











    * Intro to cooling – Why is it important?



    Case Considerations – Quick Overview



    * Number & size of fans

    * Airflow restrictions



    Fans – Quick Overview



    * Size – 80mm/120mm/140mm/200mm

    * Air Flow (AF) vs Static Pressure (SP)

    * Voltage vs PWM regulated



    CPU – Focused Discussion



    * Stock cooling solutions

    * Heatsink & fan

    * All-in-One liquid coolers

    • 1 hr 23 min
    All the Free Apps and Resources Episode with Kevin Schoonover- HGG455

    All the Free Apps and Resources Episode with Kevin Schoonover- HGG455

    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.



    



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    Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #455 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.

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    Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Kevin Schoonover, Windows, Malwarebytes, Computer, Microsoft, Laptop, Tools, Home, Save, Firewall, HOme Networking, Sync, Ubuntu, Windows 10, Xbox, Your Phone App, Tinkercad, Microsoft To Do, Belarc Advisor, Glary Utilities

     

     

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    Folding at Home Update – https://siliconprairienews.com/2020/08/all-processors-on-deck-in-the-race-to-research-covid-19/

     

    Ubuntu MATE:

    https://ubuntu-mate.org/

    Alt option – Keepod – https://keepod.com/

     

    Windows 10 Snip & Sketch

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/snip-sketch/9mz95kl8mr0l?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

     

    Windows 10 xbox game DVR:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-game-bar/9nzkpstsnw4p?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

    JOS: VLC is an alternate free screen / stream capture tool. https://www.wikihow.com/Screen-Capture-to-File-Using-VLC

     

    Windows 10 Your Phone App:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hub/4529948/your-phone-app-help

     

    Tinkercad:

    a href="https://www.tinkercad.

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

AODaveLee ,

Geeks Unite!

Really enjoy the podcast. Each week’s episode provides a wide variety of topics and tech gadgets out there. The guests are always knowledge and add tremendous depth to the podcast. Keep it up, guys.

stevesleep ,

OK - I'm a Tech Geek

I admit it. I love tech. I can't get involved in everything so it's great listening to Home Gadget Geeks. Keeps me updated on everything from blockchains to BBQ. Good job Jim and Mike!

Ross Brand ,

Great show, Outstanding Host

I am not only a fan of Jim Collison's podcasts, but I had the priviledge to be a guest on Home Gadget Geeks. Jim is a terrific interviewer and facilitiates informative and entertaining conversations. For anyone who wants to improve at podcasting, Jim is an excellent resource to follow and learn from. I highly recommend subscribing to Home Gadget Geeks and checking out the rest of Jim's content at theaverageguy.tv website.

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