So I’m back in Singapore, sweltering in the equatorial humidity as I attend the annual Music Matters Conference in an effort to spread the Gospel of Geeks&Beats. I count two converted disciples so far. That’s better than nothing, right?
By the way, if you find yourself accessing hotel wifi, run this test: HotelWifiTest.com to access the kind of service you’re getting. Think of it as the TripAdvisor for hotel wifi service.
In my room the Valley Wing of the Shangri-La Singapore, I’m getting 15 MB down and 2 MB up–which is fine for wifi that’s included in the room rate. Here at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia where the conference is headquartered, the free wifi lobby is 10 up and 2.2 down. That’s okay until some moron starts torrenting an HD version of the finale of Mad Men while waiting for a session to start.
If, god forbid, you find yourself in a hotel that still charges for wifi–that’s like charging for TV these days–run the test to see if you’re getting value for your money. If not, complain. And complain loudly.
So with me here in Asia (Singapore this week, Brisbane next week) and with Michael enduring friendly fire from the park across the street (you’ll hear what I mean), here’s what came up on this week’s show.
- Are you a video game whale? You might be and not even know it. Beware!
- And let’s give credit for this week’s episode cover art.
- VR and video games: a chicken and egg situation. (And where are the sexbots?)
- We’ve got a Roku 3 raffle going on. You should enter. This thing is cooooool.
- More Patreon Patrons! And then there’s this:
Hi Michael & Alan
I hate to ask but I’m starting to feel left out all the way down here in New Zealand. I supported the show back in January and haven’t seen any emails or a shout out on the show. It was a surprise for my wife while she was out walking for the Oxfam. She has now completed the Oxfam 100km challenge walk (took 27 hours) and her team raised $3000. Would still love to hear and see something. We both have been listening to the Ongoing History of New Music since 2006 and loving both shows.
- Let’s learn about ska!
- This week’s Sheldon Cooper-worthy question: How much would The Six Million Dollar Man cost today allowing for inflation?
- Uh-oh. We’ve encountered another snag on our way towards warp drive.
- What’s wrong with the Killers’ Brandon Flowers? Why is he doing this?
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