Tag: bullet journal

GNR 32 – Reverse Hardness

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Lives in Elite Dangerous
avatar David M. Nicholas
Wishes He Had Green Raisins

Show Notes

The Roci’s ready to roll. We’re wearing onesies and we’re talking The Expanse, Elite and really old video games.

A crazy show needs crazy attire, so we made the onesie the official, on-brand clothing of this episode of Geek News Radio. This is why Dave is wearing a custom made fox onesie.

Meanwhile, Fab’s in his Elite Dangerous flight suit.

Fab thinks pretty much the best name for anyone ever is Wubbo Ockels. Also, if you don’t like spoilers for The Expanse (in its book or TV form), use the time codes in the audio player above to skip ever the next segment.

We discuss the first two episodes of season 2 of The Expanse, which are amazing.

We follow up with more Expanse things as Fab reviews Babylon’s Ashes. There are now Expanse comics, too.

A year after Fab reviewed the game, Dave finally picked up XCOM 2. He likes it. We also talk about Elite Dangerous again, because it’s the only game Fab plays now.

Speaking of Elite, Fab gives an impression of the Elite Dangerous RPG, which now got funded. You can learn more about it on this episode of Lave Radio.

Dave talks about The Man in the High Castle and Fab gets finicky about uniforms.

We finish the show with answers to your questions.

GNR 31 – The White Russian Incident

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Has a Vulcan Ear Fetish
avatar David M. Nicholas
Spills White Russians
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Talks to the Emperor

Show Notes

Mike joins us for an impromptu Warhammer 40K lore chat and we discuss starting out in Elite Dangerous. Additionally, Dave and Mike recap the Sabaton gig in Dublin.

As Dave continues to point out, we couldn’t do the show without Bytemark’s BigV.  We thank them very much.

What are we drinking this episode? Mike’s enjoying Gammel Dansk, while Dave has a whole battery of drinks ready. Some are even in his lap. Fab’s enjoying pints of G&T made with The Duke. He prefers Centauri Mega Gin, whenever possible, though. Also: the seed bunker is real.

Before we even start the show proper, Mike manages to rathole it with a huge discourse on The Master of Mankind and the nature of the Imperium of Man. This includes interesting tidbits of how the Albigensian Crusade and Château de Montségur relate to the 40K universe.

We are nominated for the Linux Questions “Linux/Open Source Podcast of the Year” award. Even though we aren’t a Linux podcast by a long shot. It’s hilarious! In other news, PETA is going after Games Workshop because of all the animal skins on Warhammer models. We think they are actually serious as well. Comedy gold. You can’t make this shit up!

Dave and Mike talk about their trip to see Sabaton in Dublin. Mike accidentally discovers the perfect Sabaton concert shoes in the process.

Mike has bought Elite Dangerous and Fab tries to recruit him for the Hutton Truckers. We also talk about the upcoming character creator and multicrew features. In the meantime, Star Citizen is forging ahead as well.

We end the show with your feedback, which involves this graph.

GNR 30 – It’s Been a Long Road

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Has Left the Bubble
avatar David M. Nicholas
Has a Clogged Intake Manifold

Show Notes

We enter a new year, but Geek News Radio stays the same as always. This episode, we bring you Elite news, predictions for the year and talk about The Expanse.

We start the show off with our usual overview of what we’ve been up to and explain why it took us so long to get back on the air. Good news: You can now listen to the show comfortably on your Sonos via TuneIn.

On Dave’s initiative, we give you some predictions for the current year:

There’s a Necromunda video game coming. In other news, Brian Krebs thinks he has figured out who authored the Mirai botnet.

We also review our Bullet Journal experience so far and Fab talks about the new Expanse book Babylon’s Ashes.

One topic keeps coming back to us through the whole episode: Just why is Enterprise such a good show? We attempt an answer.

We move on to Elite news: The Thargoids are coming and there’s a Kickstarter on for a pen and paper RPG set in the Elite universe. Meanwhile Fab’s joined the Hutton Orbital Truckers.

Fab also talks about his trip to Jaques Station in Colonia.

At the end of the show, we mention the GNRBBL and then wrap up with your feedback.

GNR 22 – What is Game?

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Has a Full Exosuit Inventory
avatar David M. Nicholas
Needs his HOTAS

Show Notes

The winged hussars have arrived. On this GNR: Dave hates No Man’s Sky and Suicide Squad. And we discuss what makes a game.

Winged Hussars

We are back. And we explain why we didn’t podcast for a while. Well, Dave did. But it was on another show. We also hype on about Sabaton endlessly.

Fab’s taking part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Hamburg. Dave saw Suicide Squad and absolutely hated it. He did, however, love I Am Slaughter.

We then discuss No Man’s Sky. Which Dave absolutely didn’t like. Fab likes it a bit, but much prefers Elite. We also have a fight about if this is actually a game or not. We aren’t sure.

And as if all of that wasn’t enough bullshit, we also answer your questions.

GNR 21 – Unrelenting Fury

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Furious Fab
avatar David M. Nicholas
Mr. Huel
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Offshore Mike

Show Notes

Offshore Mike joins us for a nice long Black Library discussion, Dave reviews Huel, explains Bullet Journal and Fab rants about Star Trek Beyond.

First off: trouble is brewing at Cyanogen. In other sad news, The Expanse is not streaming on Amazon Prime in the UK. Of course not, because we can’t have nice things. To make things worse (or better, if you agree with Dave), Niantic has shut down third party Pokémon Go services. The bastards.

Dave remembers FOSS Talk Live and gives us a review of Huel. What a brave man. Apparently it tastes like cardboard with some extra grit mixed in for flavour.

Huel

We then discuss Bullet Journal, Passion Planner and wank on about notebooks from Leuchtturm 1917 and Analog.

Bullet Journal

Also: Operation Teapot. Wow.

Mike talks about the latest instalment in the Horus Heresy series, Angels of Caliban by Gav Thorpe and we philosophise if Luther is maybe not such a bad guy after all.

Luther

Mike finds out that he is not the greatest private detective in the world when he fails to guess Laurie Goulding’s email address to send questions about starship names to him. However, the questions have finally arrived with Laurie and we can hopefully present his answers in a future show.

We also discuss The Beast Arises.

To round out the show, Fab explains a lot of stuff that is wrong with Star Trek Beyond. For one thing, Idris Elba completely fizzles out under all that makeup. Well, at least we guess that’s Idris Elba…

Krall

We end the show with …you guessed it… feedback.