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Music courtesy of Bellevue Presbyterian Church, a special performance. Tech News is more important than the weather! Jamey Tucker WhatTheTech TV — Not at USA Today Tech writer WhatTheTech/TV Jamey Tucker told me that nine years ago. He was a reporter for Channel Two News Nashville Tennessee. I have been buying the weekend edition of USA Today to ac…
 
Closing piano music courtesy of Bellevue Presbyterian Church, used with permission -- Join Scot on Sunday, May 22 when his guest will be an Italian tenor JONATHAN CILIA FARO Before we conclude I would like to say one thing about an issue in the news — We are the county which insisted on having two telephone suppliers, and two smartphones — How come…
 
The local Pan American Airways manager in San Francisco hires the firm of Spade & Archer to investigate the possibility Pan American employees might be implicated in Japanese jade smuggling. Sam secrets an “operative” on the Treasure Island sea base terminal. During delivery, a “solider” of the local mafia is killed by Chinese Nationalist agents. S…
 
Music courtesy of Blair String Quartet, recorded live by iPhone at Harpeth Presbyterian Church used with permission. Re Tomato reference in How The World Really Works — .25 cents worth of diesel in production — if not in production certainly in transportation — Last Spring I picked up a Tomato @ $1.95/lb in Publix — labeled produced in Canada, whic…
 
If not in production certainly in transportation — Last Spring I picked up a Tomato @ $1.95/lb. in Publix — labeled produced in Canada, which meant that tomato traveled from Canada to Lakeland Florida & then from Lakeland to Nashville, Tennessee. What’s the latest from those environmental dunces’ at the Nashville Public library? You know those guys…
 
Opening piano music courtesy of Bellevue Presbyterian Church, closing The Entertainer courtesy of Steinway & Sons, both recorded live via iPhone used with permission. (Spiro plays the entertainer). Pancakes & Maple Syrup A Match Made in Heaven - Perhaps a little mite "south" of there The highest grade is Grade A amber. My personal preference is the…
 
FYI/in the program Horsepower the generating capacity of Hoover Dam is estimated at 200,000 KW The city of LA uses 24% of that power to provide drinking water, that’s before the first Tesla leaves the factory. You may be startled to learn an electric vehicle requires between 1500/20,000 kW to charge or about four times the power required by your cl…
 
Piano Music courtesy of Bellevue Presbyterian Church, recorded live by iPhone, used with permission. Forget recycling — reduce first use instead. We have managed to do what alchemists of an earlier era couldn’t do. No, we have not turned base metal into gold we went the other way. Turning natural substance petroleum into something permanently durab…
 
There’s something fishy about a cellular company that receives a JD Power award for customer service who uses the ATT network & won’t install the sim card when your purchase service. Memo to American Hero’s Channel — Clash of Warriors Halsey Vs Kurita your narration & video don’t match the carrier St Lo was an escort or Jeep carrier, not the Essex …
 
Piano music courtesy of Steinway & Sons Spiro plays The Entertainer recorded live via iPhone at the Green Hills Mall in December 2018 used with permission. I purchased USA Today & was disappointed my pal Kim Komando didn’t cut this weeks’ print edition. Just another one of those stories about someone arguing with the police which turned out badly. …
 
Tampa Bay Pipes & Drums play Will Ye No Come Back Again. Next Monday our lost Holiday series continues with a The Battle of Culloden (/kəˈlɒdən/;….. 16 April 1746. Wuhan hysteria is alive & well and residing in the formerly “United” States of America. Coming soon to a news outlet near you is the annual electricity vampire story. It usually surfaces…
 
It’s wonderful to be appreciated A token of my thanks is winging its way to the weather guys at Newschannel 17. Their little Saturday piece about weather superstitions. It was a hoot. I prefer the term folklore. Believing in global warming is a superstition. Trusting the Punxsutawney Phil is folklore. Because gentle listener PP couches his predicti…
 
Memo to American Hero’s Channel The DKUW sometimes called “the duck” is not a boat at all. It’s a 2 1/2 ton truck with a dual drive. The military knew it as an amphibian device. Dr. Ming Wang plays the two-string Chinese Violin used with permission. In 1962 Andy Warhol once famously remarked: "in the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minu…
 
Dr. Ming Wang plays the two-string Chinese violin, used with permission recorded live via iPhone. This week's Feng Shui by Shelf -- Waging War on unnecessary plastic -- Kendell Jackson Chardonnay uses plastic corks, leave it on the shelf. Is it April Fool? — No It’s Arbor Day — First Among America’s Lost Holidays — A New Department of GeekOfTheWeek…
 
Piano music courtesy of Steinway & Sons recorded Live via iPhone at Green Hills Mall Spiro plays The Entertainer. The original iPhone came equipped with widgets: including one named Weather. Widgets were prototypical apps and could be managed by visiting Settings and toggle your selected widget on/off, they could not be deleted. Widgets were by des…
 
Join me on Monday 03 - 28 (20-22) for my nomination of the ten most valuable iPhone Apps on The Wizard of iPhone Speaks, find us in Apple Podcast or "Google" podcast name WizardOfiPhoneSpeaks (all one word). What Doe’s BitCoin Lack? Answer those memorable words of US notes: “Legal Tender — For all debts public & private…” While enjoyed the recent p…
 
Banjo Music courtesy of Banjo HangOut -- Come The Fount of Every Blessing. The way to get rid of Daylight saving is not to do it at all. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Legislature is wasting their time and my money debating “year-round daylight saving time”. I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Most modern appliances shift the time automatically. Gon…
 
When this writer is confronted with a “life challenge” in this case rising fuel prices, I begin by examining my behavior and finding ways to use less fuel. First on my Hit Parade of Fuel Saving is S L O W D O W N which always works. When I travel on the interstate I typically set my cruise control to 62 MPH & maintain 2250 RPM on my V6 Mercedes. De…
 
Closing music by the Vandy BlueGrass Trio -- recorded live at Harpeth Presbyterian -- used with permission. My usual recommendation for a weather app is your local TV station has the best local weather personality. FYI/if you live in the greater Chicago area you can’t do better than Tom Skilling. America’s best-known weatherman — he doesn’t use “th…
 
To paraphrase Mark Twain: “Everybody complains about ‘time’ but nobody does anything about it….” There’s nothing anyone can do about it. Time is how we measure our lives. How do I know? Each year I buy an almanac. It knows stuff every writer needs to know. In one of his most famous cases, Abraham Lincoln was able to discredit the testimony of an ey…
 
No, she’s got metabolism confused with appetite, and here’s the unscientific part: “Drink a half of a liter of water each day to increase your metabolism….” That’s going to be very difficult because water has zero calories…. Next, she opines “Walk 8700 steps daily….” Or nearly twice as far as the Heart Association 5000 steps daily. If you put those…
 
The Entertainer courtesy of Steinway Piano Gallery -- recorded live by iPhone at Green Hills Mall - Sprio plays The Entertainer. If you have found my recommendations somehow helpful and/or entertaining — please feel free to share this podcast with two friends & ask them to do the same. On this week's GeekOfTheWeek The Magazine my interview with a w…
 
Last night 03 - 06 - at about 18:30 hours CST my main TV was interrupted with this message “Now you can link all your devices to your U-Verse service….” If A. T. & T. thought of it — it’s probably a bad idea - from the viewpoint of the user that is. Friends don’t fooled by the presumed generosity of this former communications giant. I can imagine w…
 
Banjo Music courtesy of Banjo HangOut - The Entertainer Join me on The Wizard of iPhone Speaks on Monday when I explain computer programing to those geniuses at WQXR. Not so many years ago a member of the state legislature pitched a HiSpeed rail connection but the Cumberland Mountains are a barrier. The Hoosac Tunnel (Massachusetts) remains our nat…
 
Kim Kommando gets it wrong -- again QRL scanner is a widget -- it's native to the iPhone, it's not necessary to load to "control panel" Music courtesy of Tuba Christmas 2021 at Nashville Tennessee As with any government entity, we must use the term service in a guarded manner. Direct rail between Knoxville, Nashville & Memphis is a nonstarter! Ther…
 
Music courtesy of Bellevue Presbyterian Church -- 02 - 27 - 2022 Amy Grant makes an appearance at in-person worship this Sunday and you're invited. Today's avatar a photo from the New York Times December 2018 — Embargoed plastic scrap not headed for Chinese “recycle” — reason; their landfills were full. Forget Plastic Recycling - We Need To Reduce …
 
The William Tell Overture Courtesy of Banjo HangOut. I just love it when they get it WRONG! The current production of Around The World in Eighty Days on so-called “educational TV”, is a prime example of sloppy writing. Tonight’s Episode Phileas Fogg in New York City — you know the home of the nation's second-best salsa. A boarding officer of The He…
 
Closing BanjoMusic courtesy of Banjo HangOut. Here’s today’s digital tip of the week — Visit the Digital USA Today App, & learn how to save $29 or the increase in your Prime account. I’m going to go USA/Today one better save $129 & don’t sign up at all. — If enough users leave Prime Amazon may take the hint! In 2014, the state of Tennessee increase…
 
Music courtesy of Bellevue Presbyterian Church (coming & going) used with permission. Scott Huie may be in some trouble today he announced Amy Grant will be a special guest for worship on 02-27-2022. Is the sanctuary big enough for the crowd -- maybe some folding chairs in the Narthex?
 
Banjo Music courtesy of Banjo HangOut The William Tell Overture. Meanwhile on the same page in the department labeled Well. I find this headline “Best Time to Exercise? Ask The Mice.” No, it’s not what you might think; exercise after hours when the club is closed. Lab Mice “recommend” using a treadmill since lab mice get up earlier that’s also a go…
 
PodCast Doctor Productions is seeking clients To celebrate 2022 we propose to produce a weekly podcast at the introductory rate of $49.00/episode for a ninety-day “trial” rate. Episodes are to be 18 1/2 minutes or less. The file format shall be MP-3 and shared through a cloud service (DropBox recommended) 24/36 hours before the production date. Pod…
 
Banjo Music courtesy of Banjo HangOut -- The Entertainer -- Piano courtesy of Bellevue Presbyterian. Mark Twain once remarked, "Yes, he's a Christian and he's hardly dull at all".. Welcome to our annual "Spring" PotHole Festival -- The MetroDunce has spent all our maintenance Money on those silly 25MPH signs.…
 
No, it’s my headline which is bogus, David Weber made a more egregious error, and here it is: “…air travel poses a low risk of infection because of the plane’s filtration systems…” Seen in the USA This Day 01 - 28 - (20-22) Today's factoid: More workers build iPhones than there are residents of Nashville, Tennessee. Join me on Monday (02-07-2022) T…
 
Opening music courtesy of Bellevue Presbyterian, closing courtesy of BanjoHangOut, Civil War Medley. If Omicron Cases Are Surging What Does That Say About Our Virus Fighting Methods? “Our efforts aren’t worth a cup of warm spit….” To paraphrase, “Cactus” Jack Garner former Vice Presidential candidate.…
 
This is a Red Envelope Offer To celebrate 2022, we propose to produce a weekly podcast at the introductory rate of $49.00/episode during a ninety-day “trial” period. Episodes are to be 18 1/2 minutes or less. The file format shall be MP-3 and shared through a cloud service (DropBox recommended) 24/36 hours before the production date. PodCast Doctor…
 
Mark Twain also famously remarked, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a July afternoon in San Francisco…” The weather dunces rely on something called the European model, which assumes that so-called global warming is a done deal & that’s a problem. In the digital world, we would express it this way: “garbage in — garbage out”. No computer can pro…
 
Halleluiah Praise The Lord — Governor Newsome of California has discovered rampant litter in a major city. His solution, visit the site with a plastic bag to pick up the litter caused by these notorious litterbugs. In the process, he has managed to alienate friendly nations in the third world, by announcing his disgust with "third world litter...."…
 
Closing music courtesy of Banjo HangOut, The William Tell Overture, Prelude courtesy of Bellevue Presbyterian, recorded live via iPhone -- The PodCast Doctor Is IN! Does Your PodCast Headline/Title Deliver #2? If it doesn’t all it can cost you is listeners. The Wizard of iPhone returns on Monday 01 - 24 with my review of the app MileIQ.…
 
Every podcast is premium content, and to be successful, it should be thought of as extra content. Each podcaster is talking to one listener at a time. That's how your podcast is consumed. Be generous, share something new. It won't cost you anything, but will reward your listeners. To schedule at one on one with The PodCast Doctor text a request to …
 
This is The Wizard of iPhone Special S/i (Special) is #3 01 - 12 - (20-22) Headline Digital USA CES 2022 Even Fido Gets A Fitness Tracker No, what your dog needs is an owner who cares. That “fitness collar” is also a tracker. Buy a Tile it’s cheaper & you don’t need a subscription to make it work either. Better still visit The App Store & download …
 
Music courtesy of Tuba Christmas Nashville, Tennessee, If you live in Nashville, Tennessee & have found there’s a shortage of windshield spray stuff to melt the ice on your favorite ride, try this work-a-round. Visit the local mega-mart, find kitchenware, & look for a plastic squeeze bottle the kind you put ketchup or mustard in, it may cost $3.45.…
 
Not long ago I was invited through Writer’s Digest Online to a webinar entitled How to Research Like a Journalist Author: Bob Girolamo Problema/Sp — news writers don’t do any research, and it shows. From construction headlines that don’t deliver to a bald misstatement of the facts consider this write up which appeared on American Hero’s Channel.…
 
Thanks to Blaine Little for sharing this post on LinkedIn "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" Maria Robinson. This week's accidental food -- Chowdah (chowder) Wars. It all started in Providence, Rhode Island (which is not an island at all).…
 
On GeekOfTheWeek we'll discuss English as the universal Language "some folks think it's not fair..." We have Woodrow Wilson to blame for Language/Cultural "equality." Enjoy music by G.R. Davis & The Diva of Tuba Christmas Carman Sanders. The only singer I know has the guts to perform against a 90 Tuba ensemble.…
 
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