Sunday, October 21, 2018

Video - MWGIC EP-00077: Wickerd Farms Haunted Pumpkin Patch

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Show Notes:

Charles McKee and I paid an evening visit to Wickerd Farms' haunted pumpkin patch today, and I got in a brief interview with Jack Wickerd. This is a lot of fun for the little ones in a beautiful Southern California setting. Enjoy!

FYI...exclusive to the blog...the ending to the video was entirely accidental. I stumbled on a rock that was very round and almost rolled my ankle. My finger hit the stop button, and there you go. Perfect "Blair witch" ending to our little Halloween video.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Video - MWGIC-EP-00076: Coming Tech Revolution & Great Book Of Blizzard

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Show Notes:

"Windows Update foibles, why your power button looks like binary code, how electronics translate electricity to information,  several tech revolutions happening in the next five years, free poetry chapbook the great book of blizzard"

Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 Version Update:

Windows Update Deletes HP Audio Drivers:

Why Is A power Button Symbol A Zero With A One Stuck In It?:

"For a CMOS gate operating at a power supply voltage of 5 volts, the acceptable input signal voltages range from0 volts to 1.5 volts for a “low” logic state, and 3.5 volts to 5 volts for a “high” logic state."

HIGH = 1 = ON
LOW  = 0 = OFF

Binary 1 = +3.5 - +5 VDC = ON
Binary 0 = 0 VDC - + 1.5 VDC = OFF

000|000|000|000|000|000|000|000 = 0
000|000|000|000|000|000|000|001 = 1 ("One" bit is turned on)
000|000|000|000|000|000|001|000 = 2 ("Two" bit is turned on)
000|000|000|000|000|001|000|000 = 4 ("Four" bit is turned on)
000|000|000|000|001|000|000|001 = 9 ("One" bit + "Eight" bit turned on) (1+8)
000|001|000|000|001|000|000|000 = 72 ("Sixty Four" bit + "Eight" bit turned on)(64+8)

If you were to read the voltages in a memory chip address, there would be a series of 1's & 0's, with the 1's represented by a voltage of +3.5 to +5 volts, and the zeroes represented by a voltage of 0 to + 1.5 Volts. You would need a REALLY tiny voltmeter probe, but that's what would be in the chip.

Ones are ON, zeroes are OFF.

Now look at the symbol on your power button. You have the choice of ON or OFF. One or Zero.

Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellation For Gigabit Internet:

5G Cellular Coming:

The Great Book Of Blizzard:

Preface to "The Great Book Of Blizzard":

The Poetry that is contained in these pages is the result of a lifetime spent mostly in places with real Winter; The Great Lakes for the most part, yet also the Great Plains, the Rockies of Colorado, and even mid-North Texas and Northern New Mexico.

In the face of Climate Change, I wanted to save and preserve what it was like to live in these places in the era of actual Winters.

Many of these poems are what I like to call “Poetic Memoir,” and are based on real events in my life. Some are simply fantasy based on a lifetime of experience with snow and Winter...real Winters.

Although I have lived in Southern California for four years as of the completion of this compilation in 2018, never forget that I am a native of Wisconsin who spent fifty years in the Midle West of these United States of America. My family still lives there, and lives with snow.

For those of you who find snowy Winters a novelty, or know it not at all, I hope this book can give you a deeper understanding of what it was like.

What so many forget is that almost everything in nature needs a period of rest and renewal before the busy regrowth of Springtime. Even humanity needs – and mostly neglects – quiet time to turn inward, reflect, and recharge.

Thank you for reading.

With love and light,

Daniel A. Stafford

This book donated to Public Domain

Download .PDF e-book for free HERE.


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Video - MWGIC-EP-00074: The X Files 25th Anniversary Is Out There!

Show Notes:

Variety - "After 25 Years, The Truth Is Still Out There For 'The X-Files'."

Mattel Releasing Mulder & Scully Barbie Dolls For X-Files 25th Anniversary

"Even if you're not a habitual X-Files rewatcher, you might want to celebrate the 25th birthday of the franchise in style this year, and in that case BBC America has you covered. The network — the American home of Doctor Who that's also known for frequent reruns of classics like Star Trek — announced Tuesday that it will celebrate a quarter century of The X-Fileswith a five-day marathon of the show's classic first nine seasons and both feature films: The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).
The marathon will kick off at 6 a.m. EST on Monday, Sept. 10, and continue throughout the week, finally wrapping up on Friday, Sept. 14."

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Visualized Audio - MWGIC EP-00073: Bryan Caron - Space Opera Producer For Hire

Show Notes:

Bryan Caron
Midwestern Geek In In Cali host Dan Stafford interviews Temecula, California's on local sci-fi author Bryan Caron:

Join us for insights into the creative process that went into Bryan's books, his background, approach to writing, the work Bryan does for a paycheck, a teaser on Bryan's sixth book currently being written, and a discussion on Star Wars vs. John Carter of Mars.

Books by Bryan Caron:

  1. Year of the Songbird
  2. Jaxxa Rakala - The Search
  3. Memoirs of Keladrayia
  4. In the Light of the Eclipse
  5. The Spirit Of...
  6. Still being written... (Working Title: "Threads...")

Bryan's author landing page:

Bryan Caron books on Amazon:

Bryan on Twitter:

Bryan on Facebook:

Bryan on YouTube:

Phoenix Moirai website:


Friday, August 24, 2018

MWGIC EP-00072: Using Tweetdeck For Disaster Recovery Support

Show Notes:

 Take a tour with me through Tweetdeck - the tool that turns Twitter into a powerful tool for following up-to-the-minute news - and allows you to help connect people and share important notifications in emergencies and disasters )


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Video - MWGIC-EP-00071: Dark Poetry And The Public Goblins Of Wales

Show Notes:

"Dark Poetry And The Public Goblins Of Wales: Dark poetry influenced by the California fires, Public domain book excerpt on the Goblins and Elves of 19th-century Wales, brief Dan updates, future show plans, and more."

"The Month Of Mars" - a dark poem influenced by the Holy Fire and how visible Mars has been in the night sky this month:

Public Domain -
"British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1880)"