Reviewing The Social Dilemma and Apple’s Dumb Event

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I finally watched The Social Dilemma, after talking about it last week, and boy howdy! What a film! It is incredibly well-made and stays absolutely on-topic. It goes into great detail about how Social Media platforms influence not only our thinking but also our behavior. You must watch this as soon as possible.

A gaming media outlet put out a story saying that Dr. Disrespect may be “featured” in Cyberpunk 77. This is not the case! Here’s Esports Talk’s video discussing what Doc actually said, and here’s Doc’s recent tweet.

Finally, what gives with Apple’s recent announcement event? There is so much to break down, it’s impossible to put in the show notes. This is just a discussion of my reaction to certain things within the event. Key takeaway: nothing new!

 

My Twitter Dilemma and my COVID Experience

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Why am I even on Twitter? This isn’t the first time I’ve asked myself this question, but for the first time I’m actually considering leaving. Why did I get on the platform to begin with, and why am I still here? A brief overview of the problem with Social Media as it becomes less and less Democratized. Mentioned: The Social Dilemma on Netflix.

Also, my novel First Blade is available on Hoopla! If you are not already familiar with it, Hoopla is an app used by libraries for electronic lending. I noticed it on my Draft to Digital royalty statement, and was excited because I use Hoopla quite a bit. If you are a Hoopla user, chances are you can read my novel for free! Check it out!

Finally, I talk about my experience when I had COVID-19. My symptoms did not include any fever or the respiratory issues that plague others. I had significant body aches and dizziness, and slept most of three days.

What I Want to Do With My Life

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For years I wondered what I wanted to do with my life. Why did God put me on this earth? I finally have clarity on what I want to do with my life, so I jumped behind the microphone to let you know what that is! I define another breakthrough I’ve had since the last time I recorded an episode, and then I talk a little bit about trying on the identity of a high achiever, and what that looks like for me.

How to Know You’re Not a Star Wars Fan

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How do you know you’re not a Star Wars fan? You are in the greatest era of Star Wars content ever fathomed and all you do is find stuff to complain about. Today I want to talk to you about fandom, and not just Star Wars fandom but fandom in general. And I hesitate even using the word fandom because there are a lot of people out there on the Internet who pretend to be fans, but they just aren’t. I mean, they are fanatical, some of these people, but not a good way.

All across the internet people are battling it out over Star Wars and other fandoms, arguing about what comes down to nothing more than politics. There are bloggers and YouTubers who do nothing but perpetuate anger, hate and misinformation, for no other reason than to inflate their own egos and get your views, clicks and likes. It’s time to shut those people out of fandom and stop giving the attention they so clearly crave, because they aren’t really fans to begin with

Life is Great and Getting Better Every Day

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An update on an even fresher perspective for the podcast! I just got back from attending the Free the Dream conference in Franklin, Tennessee, hosted by Cliff Ravenscraft. It was a great time for my wife and I to connect on some common ground. Also, I started a new book for beginning writers!

Top Ten Unsung Movies

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If you’ve listened to my podcast for any length of time you’ll know that I’ve wanted to get back to the geek in ArchGEEKologist for some time now. I wanted to do list of top ten films, but not just my top 10 favorite films, which I may get to at some point. This list is of ten films that I love that aren’t necessarily my very favorite ten. Some of my very favorite films are series films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and The Lord of the Rings, or other blockbusters like Jurassic Park, or action flicks like The Bourne Identity and Taken, or dramas like Dances With Wolves. I also have many favorite films that just aren’t often mentioned in the zeitgeist, if at all. These are my 10 favorite unsung movies–films you may not have seen, or films that people rarely discuss among their favorites.

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Six Big Lessons on Limiting Beliefs From The Big Leap

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When I read The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks last year there was a lot of new information to process, and the ramifications of learning it were unclear to me then. As I’ve moved on from the sea change in my life that I talked about last week, I looked back at my notes to find out how my shift in perspective informs on what I read then, or reveals some new level of understanding. I discovered six important lessons that I want to share with you in hopes that it helps you broaden your understanding of just how your limiting beliefs–or Upper Limit Problem–affect your own life. Mentioned: Free the Dream Conference hosted by Cliff Ravenscraft. Click here for more….

How My Life Changed Forever Last Month

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Have you ever experienced a moment in your life which radically changed everything? I don’t mean the circumstances in which you live, but your perspective–on all of it. Last month I experienced a sea change in my life, and I identified the one single limiting belief that has been holding me back in my life, one that has colored or caused all my self-destructive behavior. Listen in to find out what that is, and how I’m moving forward!

Midlife Anxiety and Crippling Angst: a Comedy

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What’s it like to be soaking wet, exhausted, dehydrated, stuck in an unfamiliar city hundreds of miles from home and done with life? I’d love to say it’s an adventure, and I guess it was. Find out all about how I got there, how I got out, and how I’m getting back. Also, a discussion of purpose in life. Like… what is mine?

 

Self-Editing and the Imaginary Taste Monster – The Writing Crusade

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Many of us start writing because we can’t find that thing we want to read. Why is it then that so many of us are worried about what someone else wants to read when it comes to the idea of editing our books? Exploring this weird trend in this episode of the Writing Crusade!