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Evo Terra has been at 72 events

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Gary Arndt1,641,423During this hangout I'll be talking about the closely related concepts of authority and social proof have in blogging and growing your audience. I will also be taking questions during the hangout. Authority and Social Proof in Blogging2015-06-17 17:00:0037  
Big Bounce73*Keeping startup founders out of court & jail - WORKSHOP* Getting sued sucks. Getting thrown in jail sucks. Entrepreneurs aren't immune, and our high-rates of content production can actually exacerbate the problem. Chances are your startup doesn't have the runway to afford a protracted court battle. Or jail term. But fear not. You don't need to be a legal scholar to stay out of trouble. You just need your common business sense augmented with some easy-to-learn lessons, and you'll probably stay out of legal trouble. This week's #OOTatBB will give you those lessons with plenty of real-world examples that demonstrate what went wrong, and what could have been done differently. Open Office Tuesdays at Big Bounce (#OOTatBB) is a great way to network with other entrepreneurs, startup pros and noobs, and a cadre of disruptive-minded people! Use the time to meet new people and to switch your mind and body from "day-job" mode to "side-hustle" mode. We promise that you'll find us a friendly bunch always eager to meet new people! And yes, tell your friends!Keeping startup founders out of court & jail - WORKSHOP2014-08-26 18:00:004  
Big Bounce73*Five Ways To Fund Your Startup's MVP*   _"That sounds like a great startup. Can I see it?" -- The question dreaded by every early-stage startup._ Let's face it: when someone asks that question, they aren't asking for a pitch deck or your articles of incorporation. No, they want to see something they can hold in their hands. Branding elements, signup page, initial website... all the way prototypes and mockups. You need to show, not tell. Chances are, you can't afford $60K or more to get those things started. This workshop will show you how to achieve what you need at various price points, hacking your way to developing an MVP you'll be proud to show off. Open Office Tuesdays at Big Bounce (#OOTatBB) is a great way to network with other entrepreneurs, startup pros and noobs, and a cadre of disruptive-minded people! Use the time to meet new people and to switch your mind and body from "day-job" mode to "side-hustle" mode. We promise that you'll find us a friendly bunch always eager to meet new people! And yes, tell your friends! #OOTatBB is proud to be part of the #yesphx movement. Let's get together and make great things happen!Free Workshop: Startup Funding2014-07-29 18:00:002  
Big Bounce73*#OOTatBB - Cards Against Huge Manatees GAME NIGHT!* What better way to socialize with other disruptive-minded people that playing the most disruptive game ever!  Come play a few hands of CAH with us over drinks and learn a little more than perhaps you wanted to about the entrepreneurial spirit of Arizona! Open Office Tuesdays at Big Bounce (#OOTatBB) is a low-key, no-agenda event. Come meet new people, meet with your team, or just get a little work done. You'll find us a friendly bunch always eager to meet new people! And yes, tell your friends! #OOTatBB is proud to be part of the #yesphx movement. Let's get together and make great things happen!#OOTatBB - Cards Against Huge Manatees GAME NIGHT!2014-07-08 18:00:002  
Big Bounce73*It's a beach-party themed #OOTatBB!* We know it's summer and that many of you don't like to leave your house for anything less then warm sandy beaches and cocktails with little straw hats.  We'll skip the warm sand in favor of blasting the A/C, but I will bring the straw hats and tropical drinks next week at #OOTatBB.  Open Office Tuesdays at Big Bounce (#OOTatBB) is a low-key, no-agenda event. Come meet new people, meet with your team, or just get a little work done. You'll find us a friendly bunch always eager to meet new people! And yes, tell your friends! #OOTatBB is proud to be part of the #yesphx movement. Let's get together and make great things happen!#OOTatBB - Beach Party!2014-07-01 18:00:002  
Big Bounce73There is more than one place to watch Google I/O 2014 here in the valley. At Big Bounce, we'll be watching the events that focus more on the future and changes ahead, rather than geeking out at the code level. Here's what we have planned to watch: _Wednesday, June 25th_ _9:00a:_ *Keynote*  _11:00:_ *Cross-platform design* _3:00p:_ *Biologically inspired models of intelligence* _4:00p_ *Ignite* _Thursday, June 26th_ _9:00a:_ *Google in space* _10:00:_ *The dawn of "Fast Data"* _11:00:_ *Inspirational design* _2:00p:_ *The business side of an app* _3:00:_ *Maps for good: Saving trees and saving lives with petapixel-scale computing* _4:00:_ *Robotics in a new world - Presented by Women Techmakers* Come stay the whole time (though we'd like you to leave at night) or drop in when it's time to see something you're excited about. Pizza, beer, wine, soda and water will all be made available both days, freeloaders.  The show will be on the big screen TV in our conference room, and probably on more than one laptop computer. See you Wednesday!Tempe Watch Party for Google I/O 2014!2014-06-25 09:00:003  
Big Bounce73*Broken Foot Adventures and Other Birthday Stories!* Actually, it's Open Office Tuesday at Big Bounce. But that would make for a catchy title, since it's my birthday and Evo really did break my foot. Again. If you're in the greater Phoenix area and find yourself with some free time the evening of June 10th, come join us!  OOTs are your time to use the Big Bounce space to get a little work done, meet up with friends, or make new connections with cool people as into disruptive innovation as you are! Or just come to see Evo hobble around in yet-another cast on his foot.  We'll have some drinks and snacks available. Join us!Open Office Tuesday @ Big Bounce!2014-06-10 18:00:002  
Big Bounce73*Let's get disruptive this Tuesday night!* For Open Office Tuesdays (also know as “Twice the Work for Evo-day”,) we open our doors to anyone who wants to come check out the space Tuesday night from 6 - 9pm.  Got an idea? We'd love to hear about it. Got something to share? We'd love to talk. Are you bringing craft beer? Now you're our favorite person. Like, ever.Open Office Tuesdays!2014-05-06 18:00:002  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Last weekend Evo and Jeff emceed and presented at an indie author conference in Phoenix. Nearly a hundred authors and authors-in-training gathered to learn tips and tricks on everything from social media promotion to legally protecting your work. In turn, we learned what people were focusing on, were worried about, and were excited over.  On the next epsiode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll look at what we learned from attending an indie author conference, and what it might imply for the state of the indie author world. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comBooks and Beer: What we learned speaking at indie author conference2014-02-11 03:00:008  
Google Partners1,370,292Join us as we demo tools that shed light on what consumers are thinking, where they’re purchasing and how you can get the data you need to develop your strategy. • Think Insights Overview • Consumer Journey to Online Purchase • Our Mobile Planet • Consumer Barometer Q&A will be held after in the Google Partners North American community. Join now - http://goo.gl/BJbbRoExclusive Hangout: Learn about the latest consumer insights2014-01-30 20:00:001501  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535What kind of author are you? No, we're not talking about preferred genres or whether you are an outliner or free-form writer. On this episode of _The Books & Beer Hangout_, we'll talk about the Reader-First, Author-Second author, and the Author-First author. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comBooks and Beer: Reader First, Author Second2014-01-28 03:00:007  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535The world of fiction and non-fiction books may not seem that different to readers, but there are good reasons few authors excel in both categories. But does that really need to be the case? Recently Jeff Moriarty made the switch from fiction to non-fiction author, and hit more than a few potholes along the way. If you've thought about checking out the grass on the other side of the fence, he has some survival tactics that could save you some of his headaches. On the next episode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll look at survival tips for fiction authors looking to enter the world of non-fiction. If you’ve made the switch yourself, join us and share your own ideas. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comBooks & Beer: Survival tactics for fiction authors writing non-fiction2014-01-14 03:00:007  
Evo Terra1,413,767*Save the Date: No Pants Light Rail Ride 2014* Last year 350 people took to the Light Rail in Phoenix and took off their pants – and we’re doing it again! The 6th Annual No Pants Light Rail Ride is coming up on Sunday, January 12th at 1pm. This is part of the Global No Pants Subway Ride started by Improv Everywhere in 2002. What started as 7 people doing a prank on the New York subway has expanded into an international event involving tens of thousands of people in dozens of cities all over the world. The rules of the event are pretty simple – show up at the designated place and time with your light rail pass, take off your pants, get on the light rail, and act like nothing strange is going on. You have no idea why other people around you aren’t wearing pants. If you have trouble keeping a straight face, you may want to bring your earbuds and listen to your music. Warm or cold, rain or shine we’re doing this. As the date gets closer, we’ll bring you in the loop about where the starting points will be and where the group is meeting up. We had an awesome time last year riding the rail sans pants and meeting up at Angel’s Trumpet Ale House. Check out the photos and video from last year’s event to see for yourself.Phoenix No Pants Light Rail Ride 20142014-01-12 21:00:008  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535For many of us, indie or self-publishing follows the same flow as traditional publishing, but we're in charge. OK... but what if that's not the optimal way? What if we need to completely rethink the entire process? I'm not talking about cutting corners, but I am talking about a new concept called _lean publishing_? On the next episode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll cover this new process at a high level and give you our take on the process. Is it for you? Heck, is it for us? That's what we'll find out. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comBooks and Beer: Lean Publishing2014-01-07 03:00:009  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535In a recent survey of would-be authors, it was found that most are unaware of the difference in royalty payments between indie publishing and a traditional deal. Almost all are under the illusion that traditional publishers will take care of marketing for them, and more than two-thirds are convinced they are unable to make a quality book without a traditional publisher. Of course, _you_ don't think that. You know the score. But knowing what others are wrong about can help you better position yourself and take advantage of the less-educated masses. On this episode of _The Books & Beer Hangout_, we'll dissect the survey a little more, have a good laugh, and hopefully point you in the right direction. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com How to win the advantage over stupid authors2013-12-17 03:00:008  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535In a recent survey of would-be authors, it was found that most are unaware of the difference in royalty payments between indie publishing and a traditional deal. Almost all are under the illusion that traditional publishers will take care of marketing for them, and more than two-thirds are convinced they are unable to make a quality book without a traditional publisher. Of course, _you_ don't think that. You know the score. But knowing what others are wrong about can help you better position youself and take advantage of the less-educated masses. On this episode of _The Books & Beer Hangout_, we'll dissect the survey a little more, have a good laugh, and hopefully point you in the right direction. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com How to win the advantage over stupid authors2013-12-17 03:00:003  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535No, print isn't dead. But all too many authors ignore it, out of either ignorance or prejudice. There's room for a print book in the world of indie and digital publishing, and it may be easier than you think. That's what we'll cover on the next recording of _The Books & Beer Hangout._ _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com Books & Beer: Should you print your ebook?2013-12-03 03:00:008  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535*Selling your book by telling a story - Books & Beer Hangout* Once your books is published the work isn’t over. You need to convince people to look at it, talk about it, and most importantly buy it. With millions of books competing for attention on the market, even the most wonderfully crafted book in history won’t go anywhere if you can’t get someone to give it a try. On this show, we’ll look at how to use the art of storytelling to help get people excited about you and your books. The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comSelling your book by telling a story2013-11-26 03:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535*Quick and Dirty (and cheap!) Cover Creation - Books & Beer Hangout* Everyone knows that book cover creation is something you should leave to a pro, but not everyone has a few hundred bucks laying around. On this show, we'll show you a fast, simple and cheap way to get a good looking cover on your book. It may not win any awards, but it won't look like a hackjob, either. The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comBooks & Beer: Cheap Cover Design2013-11-19 03:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535*Beer... with a smattering of books!* Normally we make a quick mention of our beer, then discuss books and publishing. This time we're calling on our natural ability to do things totally backwards and will mention what we're reading these days, then discuss beer for the whole show! Yes, beer. What kinds we like, why we drink it, and anything else that pops to mind. Tune in and ask us any questions you might have about this tasty, tasty beverage! _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!Books and Beer: Beer... with a smattering of books2013-11-05 03:00:008  
Google+12,262,239The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033720  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Get ready for the Books & Beer Hangout -- a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing… and we drink beer! On October 28th we will take a return visit to Wattpad with their community manager, @106583315411162728559, and authors @110412676985472047503 and Rebecca  Sky. We'll talk about how the site is growing as a place for authors to show off their work, and share Jeff's first hand experience using the site. Watch live as we chat for 15 minutes, and then you're invited to join us in the "Hangover", where you can ask your questions directly. And by all means, bring your own beer! All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/ Hope to see you soon! Evo & JeffBooks and Beer: Return to Wattpad2013-10-29 02:00:006  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Every November thousands of people dive into National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and every December a bunch of would-be authors dump garbage into the ebook stores and don't understand why people don't take them seriously. In this episode of Books and Beer we'll tell you what else authors should be doing besides writing if they want to be successful at NaNoWriMo! _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video  show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital  publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at  https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our  page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!Books and Beer: NaNoWriMo Like a Pro2013-10-22 03:00:006  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Nine years ago, in a studio far, far away, Evo Terra began his career in podcasting! He has walked (and talked) many miles since then, and on tonight's episode of _Books and Beer_ we will catch up with him on the industry and - of course - how authors can use it! Which podcasts should authors be listening to? Should authors consider adding podcasting to their promotion plans? And just how has podcasting changed over the past decade? Join us with your questions! _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!(CANCELLED) Books and Beer: Podcasting for Authors Who Aren't Dummies2013-10-15 03:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Normally we make a quick mention of our beer, then discuss books and publishing. This time we're calling on our natural ability to do things totally backwards and will mention what we're reading these days, then discuss beer for the whole show! Yes, beer. What kinds we like, why we drink it, and anything else that pops to mind. Tune in and ask us any questions you might have about this tasty, tasty beverage! _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!Books and Beer: Beer... with a smattering of books2013-10-08 03:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Running your own author website Are you ready to take the jump and run YourName.com? It may seem like an obvious choice, but it take some consideration. RSVP to the next recording of The Books & Beer Hangout, as we're pointing out the skills you'll need to take your online presence to the ultimate level. Spoiler alert: it's not for everyone! _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!Books and Beer: You.com -- Running your own author website2013-10-01 03:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535*3 Free Blogging Tools for Authors.* Is blogging right for you? RSVP and attend the next recording of The Books & Beer Hangout! We'll cover three free blogging platforms that may help your words take flight and establish your online presence.  _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!Books and Beer: 3 Free Blogging Tools for Authors2013-09-17 03:00:006  
Evo Terra1,413,767*How to stop doing things | Show Up Sundays* If you've noticed, my Google+ profiles shows me working at _helping people figure out what not to do_. Sure, that's a little flippant, but it's also fairly accurate. I've done a lot of dumb things the hard and wrong way in my time. But I've a knack for noticing that -- quickly -- and making the necessary adjustments in my approach to work smarter, not harder.  And that's what I'll pontificate about on the next _Show Up Sundays_. ▶ *Got a question or show idea?* Ask it here: http://goo.gl/SWALwi ▶ *Want to attend?* Click the big YES button below ▶ *Can't watch live?* Subscribe to my YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/zj8gzV _About Show Up Sundays_ For me, Sunday is part work, part relaxation, and part planning for the week ahead. I start early -- or rather I should -- to get the jump on the day. Each week I'll choose a different theme, talk about that for a bit, and then answer questions. And yes, off topic is just fine.  Grab your mate/coffee/tea and put something on to cover your bed-head, and let's see what happens.How to stop doing things | Show Up Sundays with Evo Terra2013-08-25 16:00:006  
Evo Terra1,413,767*Oops! I had this set to a week in the future. Sorry! It's really on the 18th!* _As it turns out, for any plan to work, every team needs at least one asshole who doesn't give a shit if he or she gets fired or exiled or excommunicated._ - David McRaney It's no secret that I pride myself on being an asshole. I had it described to me once with the comment "You get away with so much shit just because you're Evo." True, but the secret therein lies in David's quote. On Sunday, I'll share a few more secrets on how you can become a likable asshole just like me! _About Show Up Sundays_ For me, Sunday is part work, part relaxation, and part planning for the week ahead. I start early -- or rather I should -- to get the jump on the day. Care to join me? Each week I'll choose a different theme, talk about that for a bit, and then answer questions you submit during the show. And if you have question now, add it here: http://goo.gl/SWALwi Grab your mate/coffee/tea and put something on to cover your bed-head, and let's see what happens.Being a likable asshole2013-08-18 16:00:0010  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Welcome to the Books & Beer Hangout! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … and we drink beer! This week we're taking a hard look at the quality vs. quantity debate of social content. If you struggle with being That Guy who won't shut up about his own stuff, or think you may be oversharing pictures of your cat, you'll love this show. We’ll chat with our guest for 15 minutes and then up the show to everyone in our Google+ Circles in the "Hangover". You can ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/ Hope to see you soon! Evo & JeffBooks and Beer: Sharing Quality Content as an Author2013-08-13 03:00:007  
Evo Terra1,413,767*Re-state your assumptions.* Assumptions are rather like dust-bunnies. They build up and take on a quasi-sentient nature if you let them. That's not a good thing, because the assumptions you relied on ten years ago can't be all that relevant to you today. Things change. You change. The world changes. And so too should your assumptions. On this _Show Up Sundays_, we'll talk about the systematic dismantling of assumptions and the benefits that will bring.  _About Show Up Sundays_ For me, Sunday is part work, part relaxation, and part planning for the week ahead. I start early -- or rather I should -- to get the jump on the day.  Care to join me? Each week I'll choose a different theme, talk about that for a bit, and then answer questions you submit during the show. And if you have question now, add it here: http://goo.gl/SWALwi Grab your mate/coffee/tea and put something on to cover your bed-head, and let's see what happens.Show Up Sundays with Evo Terra2013-08-11 16:00:0010  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Welcome to the _Books & Beer Hangout!_ This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … and we drink beer! Call it sacrilege if you will, but we're covering Facebook from an author's perspective on the next Books & Beer Hangout. With over a billion members, it's a difficult spot to ignore. Many authors struggle to find ways to appear professional yet continue to interact with friends and family. And since +Jeff Moriarty just wrote the definitive ebook on the subject, it seems a fitting time to have the conversation. Join us? We’ll chat with our guest for 15 minutes and then up the show to everyone in our Google+ Circles in the "Hangover". You can ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/ Hope to see you soon! Evo & JeffBooks and Beer: Facebook from an Author's Perspective2013-08-06 03:00:0010  
Evo Terra1,413,767*On Honesty* You were taught to be an honest person. So ... why aren't you better at it? Are you afraid of hurting someone's feelings? Probably. And in some cases, it's OK to lie your ass off. But that's the exception to the rule. On this _Show Up Sunday_, I'll talk about the damage good-natured people do when they fail to be completely -- though not necessarily painfully -- honest with those who ask their opinion. _About Show Up Sundays_ For me, Sunday is part work, part  relaxation, and part planning for the week ahead. I start early -- or rather I should -- to get the jump on the day.  Care to join me? Each week I'll choose a different theme, talk about that for a bit, and then answer your questions. Chances are, the topic will be around the three things I care most about: Publishing. Science. Craft beer. Not necessarily in that order. Grab your mate/coffee/tea and put something on to cover your bed head, and let's see what happens.Show Up Sundays with Evo Terra2013-08-04 16:00:009  
Mike Downes38,364This Hangout On Air will be using the Audience Questions which will show *in* Event Page.. this feature is still in field trial - if you like it, let me know..The Great Questions Giveaway - well for 10 mins anyway2013-08-02 18:30:003  
Evo Terra1,413,767For me, Sunday is part work, part  relaxation, and part planning for the week ahead. I start early -- or rather I should -- to get the jump on the day.  Care to join me? I want it to be a rough and tumble hour, where we can talk about anything, but focus on the three things I care most about: Publishing. Science. Craft beer. Not necessarily in that order. Grab your mate/coffe/tea and put something on to cover your bed head, and let's see what happens.Show Up Sundays with Evo Terra2013-07-28 16:00:0018  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Welcome to the _Books & Beer Hangout_! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … and we drink beer! This week @109993735355691141353 and @108055773101814734204  discuss the value of writing groups in 2013. Do they offer real value, or are they a distraction from the actual act of writing? And how has the advent of digital tools changed the way writing groups work together and, hopefully, publish their work? We’ll chat with our guest for 15 minutes and then up the show to everyone in our Google+ Circles in the "Hangover". You can ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/ Hope to see you soon! Evo & JeffBooks and Beer: Value of Writing Groups in 20132013-07-23 03:00:006  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535It's almost time for the _Books & Beer Hangout_! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … and we drink beer! This week Jeff and Evo will share with you the recent trials and tribulations they've each been through as their books are published. Evo's just went live today, and Jeff's just needs the final touches. Find out what they loved, what they hated, and what they didn't plan for. Yeah ... even so-called _experts_ find flaws in their processes. All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/The Perilous Path To Publishing -- Now With More Scars!2013-07-16 03:00:008  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535*What questions do you have about indie publishing your book?* For the next _Books and Beer_ tomorrow night, +Evo Terra and +Jeff Moriarty are going to free form things and answer some of the miscellaneous questions we receive. We would also love a few more, so what do you want to know about the world of publishing indie? It could be about a part of the process, like making a book cover, or the future of the industry, like what's the outlook for Barnes and Noble? If it relates to authors getting their book out there for sale it's fair game! Bonus points if you want to come on the show and talk about your question live. Let us know in the comments. Of course we offer no guarantees that we'll be able to answer your question, but we will do our best! _Books and Beer_ is a Hangout on Air on Mondays at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Tune in tomorrow or anytime and say Hello!Books and Beer: Cornucopia of Questions (what do YOU want to know?)2013-07-09 03:00:008  
The Planetary Society6,306,108Join  +Jennifer Vaughn and host +Bruce Betts on today's Planetary Society Hangout as we will talk to to +Chris Lewicki, President of +Planetary Resources, about their upcoming Arkyd telescopes including one for the public, asteroid mining, and more.  Planetary Resources has already raised $1.2 million via an ongoing Kickstarter campaign to make one of their ARKYD space telescopes available for public use.  We'll talk to Chris about the ARKYD telescopes, asteroid mining, and asteroids in general.   Questions are encouraged! Tweet questions with hashtag #planetarylive, or post comments on our Google Plus event page or YouTube page where the video is broadcast.Planetary Society Hangout: Bill Nye with Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources2013-06-27 21:00:00104  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Welcome to the Books & Beer Hangout! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … and we drink beer! It isn't enough to publish one book and let it sit around gathering dust. Many popular indie authors will tell you that doing something new generates buzz that impacts all of their older work to date. So how do you keep people talking and engaged in this constantly changing online world? +Mignon Fogarty, author of the enormously popular _Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips_ books and podcast join us to discuss the new things she's doing to keep her readers engaged, including some she was seriously advised to avoid. Join us for some solid tips on how to make yourself an indie author in more than just name. We’ll chat with our guest for 15 minutes and then up the show to everyone in our Google+ Circles in the "Hangover". You can ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/ Hope to see you soon! Evo & JeffBooks and Beer: Keep people talking by constantly reinventing yourself as an author2013-06-18 03:00:0014  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Get ready for the Books & Beer Hangout -- a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing… and we drink beer! On June 10th, we’ll be joined by +Tim Coe. He has an interesting twist on the choose your own adventure style of books, but with a strong emphasis on digital and social media. Remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions answered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Monday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Choose Your Own Digital Publishing Adventure2013-06-11 03:00:009  
Kevin Lanni0*Seating is limited* Go to the official page to RSVP! From the official site: Carl Sagan once said that there are four large bodies other than the Sun in our solar system, and the rest are debris. But these debris, small as they are, are themselves vast worlds with secrets waiting to be discovered. In the last decade, NASA has sent an unprecedented number of missions into space to explore the mysteries of these debris – specifically Mars, our Moon, and asteroids. The Planetary Society is proud to invite you to an evening with scientists working on the Mars Curiosity and Opportunity missions, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is a casual event and suitable for the entire family. Grab a snack and a drink and learn about the latest scientific results and stunning images returned from our missions of exploration. Questions and discussion are encouraged. A representative of the Planetary Society, Casey Dreier, will also be in attendance with the Society's own touchable Mars meteorite. The event is located on the third piece of debris from the sun, at Spokes on Southern, an alehouse in Tempe, AZ. Parking is free. We will start gathering around 7pm. There will be free chips, salsa, guacamole and happy-hour prices on drinks and food throughout the duration of the event. Speakers start around 7:30pm. *The event is free and open to all* so bring a friend and get a unique perspective on NASA's exploration of the solar system. *Guests* Dr. Jim Bell (ASU) Jim is an active planetary scientist and has been heavily involved in many NASA robotic space exploration missions, including Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR), the Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the MSL Curiosity rover mission. He is also the author of multiple books, his most recent being "The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space and Astronomy," and is available to sign any you bring. He is also the President of the Planetary Society. Dr. Briony Horgan (ASU) Briony's research uses satellites to help determine the habitability of ancient surface environments on Mars. She is an active science team member on the Mars Odyssey mission. Dr. Melissa Rice (Caltech) Melissa is a scientist studying geology on the Martian surface and is an active science team member on the Mars Curiosity and Opportunity missions. Sarah Braden (ASU) Sarah is a graduate student at ASU and works on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.Free Science Café with the President of the Planetary Society2013-06-04 19:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535In the next _Books and Beer Hangout_ we're going to look at the simplest writing tool that you're not using, but should: *Markdown!* In a sea of complicated tools and complex formats, Markdown is a back-to-basics way to write that can help you focus, is extremely portable, and is being adopted by a growing number of platforms. +Patrick McLean will join us to explain his love for Markdown and show off some of his favorite tools that use it. If you're looking to simplify the clutter to focus more on writing, don't miss this episode. Remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions answered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra  and +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Monday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Keeping it simple - writing with Markdown2013-05-21 03:00:007  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Break out your video cameras and dust off your blogs for the next Books & Beer Hangout! Because at the heart of being an author is _being a content producer_, and that's more than just words or e-ink on the page. Podcasting and video vetran +Jeffrey Powers joins us to cover some ideas and tips to help you, the indie author, develop more and better content. And no, you don't have to be a movie start to benefit from watching the show! Remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Monday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Going Beyond the Written Word2013-05-07 03:00:007  
Virtual Star Party11,789It's Sunday, which means it's time to join your favorite co-hosts: +Fraser Cain and +Scott Lewis for the +Virtual Star Party! They'll be gathering up their phenomenal group of citizen astronomers from across the globe in order to share their view of the universe from their telescopes in a Google+ Hangout on Air! In addition to Fraser, Scott, and the astronomers are PhD astronomers discussing and explaining the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments. To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag #StarParty          #VSP20130505   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #Astronomy   #Space   #Telescope   #Universe   #STEM   #Science   #HangoutsOnAir   #HOA  Virtual Star Party - 5 May, 20132013-05-06 05:30:00170  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535On the next Books & Beer Hangout, we take on a huge shift for some publishing professionals. As independent publishing grows, traditional publishers are feeling the pinch. And some authors who used to have traditional publication deals find themselves caught in the middle. Shipwrecked, if you will. That very thing has happened to +Kimberly Chapman, so we askd her on the show to give us her perspective. This is a do-not-miss show, so be sure and let any authors in a similar circumstance know about it! And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Monday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Survival Tactics for Shipwrecked Authors2013-04-09 03:00:0012  
Google Creative Sandbox2,240,512Headed to Austin for #SXSW? So are we. Join us and be the first to see Google's latest advertising experiments. We’ve built out a full on Google Playground so you take our new “connected objects” for a spin (don't worry, you'll only work up a mild sweat). You can find us right across from the Convention Center. The Google Playground at SXSW2013-03-09 12:00:00401  
CosmoQuest42,753*UPDATE*: Greetings from Austin, everyone! I'm afraid we won't be able to run our usual Weekly Space Hangout this week. The crowd for SXSW is HUGE and we just won't be able to find a semi-quiet spot with awesome internet to broadcast from. In addition, many of our space journalists who are not at SXSW are otherwise occupied this week.  HOWEVER! We are taking photos and video to share with you all in real time as we can on Google Plus and for post-production. Our team on the ground is: @110701307803962595019, @109036978092446954908, @109479143173251353583, @117494594159696687799, and +Kortney Hogan. We'll share from the +CosmoQuest page all the fun as well. ALSO, @109479143173251353583 and @111723545767173542935 are planning some live Hangout events as space, time, and bandwidth are available. Though we won't have the usual weekly news round-up, they will be sharing the NASA SXSW experience with you all. Follow both of them for updates! See you next week at our usual time and place.  #WSHSXSW   #HangoutsOnAir   #SpaceHangout   #SpaceHangoutSXSW  Weekly Space Hangout -- SXSW Edition - CANCELLED2013-03-08 13:00:0039  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Welcome to the Books & Beer Hangout! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing… and we drink beer! This week +Daniel Messer, Web Content Manager at the Maricopa County Library district will join us to discuss how digital books are changing the way Libraries manage and provide content to their patrons. Daniel is also a filmmaker, artist, and writer, so has extensive experience with the creator side of the equation. In 15 minutes, we'll discuss the place ebooks are occupying alongside traditional books in Libraries, where Libraries see the future of ebook lending going, and if it has impacted how Libraries search for new content to add to their collections. After that we open up the chat to everyone in what we call the "Hangover" at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! Join us then to ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! To join you just need a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer but it's always more fun live. Join us!Books and Beer: Library eBooks for Readers and Authors2013-03-01 03:00:008  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535On the next Books & Beer Hangout, learn from a true master of the digital lifestyle -- @106434073353360803681! He's a best-selling author, freelance writer, photographer, and globe-trotting entrepreneur. And he's someone any author can learn many things from. In 15 minutes, we'll get into his experience as a digital auhor with a traditional house, reaslistic expectations writers should set before they quit their day job, and how he sees the landscape changing tomorrow. It should be a great show! And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Living the digital freelance writer lifestyle2013-02-15 03:00:009  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Welcome to the Books & Beer Hangout! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing… and we drink beer! This week +John Ward will join us to discuss some of the best new Google+ communities out there for authors. Google+ Communities are a way for people of similar interests to connect and collaborate within Google+. John is the founder of the Writer's Discussion Group, the largest writing focused Google+ Community to date, while Evo and Jeff are moderators for the Digital Publishing community. In 15 minutes, we'll discuss the best writing related communities out there, how to effectively get involved in engage with the people using them, and how to use them as a resource for education and network building. After that we open up the chat to everyone in what we call the "Hangover" at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! Join us then to ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! To join you just need a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra and +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer but it's always more fun live. Join us!Books and Beer: Google+ Communities for Authors2013-02-08 03:00:0016  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535*We've corrected the technical problems last time we tried to have Rose on, so are giving it another shot!* On the next Books & Beer Hangout, new author +Rose Gonsoulin takes you down the path and process she took to develop a good cover for her book. Rose had a clear idea what she wanted for the cover of her new romance novel, so she didn't expect it to be very difficult to put together. The writing was the hard part of the process, right? Spoiler: It took her a lot longer than she thought! She will share some of her early examples, discuss what worked and what didn't, and how others can learn from her quest to save themselves a lot of time and frustration. And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Quest for a perfect book cover (Take 2!)2013-02-01 03:00:005  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, professional author and writing coach +Patrick McLean joins us for what promises to be a controversial show.  He argues that to acheive the goal of good writing, and author needs to kill words. And he's not alone. Mark Twain said "If you catch an adjective, Kill it." And Stephen King offered "The road to hell is paved with adverbs." We all accept these as true. So in fact, we need to kill words. And that's what Patrick will talk about for 15 minutes. And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! _Books & Beer_ is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books & Beer: How to Kill a Word2013-01-18 03:00:007  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535On the next Books & Beer Hangout, new author +Rose Gonsoulin takes you down the path and process she took to develop a good cover for her book. Rose had a clear idea what she wanted for the cover of her new romance novel, so she didn't expect it to be very difficult to put together. The writing was the hard part of the process, right? Spoiler: It took her a lot longer than she thought! She will share some of her early examples, discuss what worked and what didn't, and how others can learn from her quest to save themselves a lot of time and frustration. And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra and +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Quest for a perfect book cover2013-01-11 03:00:007  
Virtual Star Party11,789It's time for another Virtual Star Party. Once again we'll collect together a ragtag team of astronomers from around North America and stream a live view from our telescopes for your viewing pleasure, with color commentary from +Fraser Cain and other amateur astronomers. We'll try to start at 6:00 pm PST, but it all depends on the weather.Virtual Star Party - Jan 6, 20132013-01-07 03:00:00295  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535On the next Books & Beer Hangout, eFiction editor +Doug Lance joins us to discuss the future of short stories. Well-known authors from Stephen King to Philip K Dick published collections of their short works for voracious readers to enjoy, and many new digital authors are attempting to follow that path with collections of their own short-form work. Are readers willing to pay for compilations? Should authors sell them as Singles for 99 cents? Or could this be the return of anthologies? Doug lives in the world of the short story, so we'll get his thoughts on which options exist for short form authors, and what the future might hold. And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Digital Publishing Options for Short Stories2013-01-04 03:00:0017  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535_This week's topic:_ *New Years Writing Resolutions & Predictions* We're winding up our last _Books & Beer_ of 2012 with an open discussion about *your* writing resolutions for 2013, and what you think will happen in the next twelve month. Want to get your first ebook published? Want to break into a new genre? Want to quit your day job and write full time? Immortalize your resolution in video for the world to see, so there is no backing out! Or just come on, have a beer, and chat with us about where you think this crazy industry is going. Entirely up to you! There are no special guests this week, so the Hangout will be open for all comers the entire half hour. Join us and share your hopes, dreams, and predictions! _How to watch:_ Say "I'm going" to this invite and return to this post (it's in your calendar and in the Hangouts section on the right) at 6:00P Thursday. You'll either see links to watch live or, if we can get it figured out, and embedded video to watch live! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books & Beer: New Years Writing Resolutions & Predictions2012-12-28 03:00:005  
Scott Lewis374,106With all of the silly apocalypse myths being muttered all over the place, a few friends and I decided to hang out, maybe have a beer and talk about just how silly all of this hokum is. This will inevitably lead into a discussion about what 12/21/12 really is: The Winter Solstice. What is the Winter Solstice? It's the reason for the season!  Join +Ian O'Neill, +Tony Darnell, +Nicole Gugliucci and myself as we have some fun, debunk some nonsense, spin some science and cause a general ruckus in an HOA. We might even get some surprise guests pop in from time to time. I have no real time-line for this hangout, but have set it at 2 hours just because I arbitrarily decided it was going to be two hours long. It might not be that long, it might be longer. Depends on how the conversation goes.  If you're watching and want to ask some questions or make witty comments, please feel free to do so. We'll try to keep an eye on the comments as well. Dr. Strangedoom OR: How I learned to stopped worrying and love the axial tilt!2012-12-22 01:00:0086  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535_This week's topic:_ *No More Boring Book Videos: YouTube Strategies for Authors YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and over 4 _billion_ hours of video are viewed each month. This has lured many authors to try their hand at making videos, with everything from outright commercials to cinematic trailers. Unfortunately, many of the videos are just not very good, and don't show much result for the author. So is there a successful approach to video for authors, or is it a medium they should avoid? On this week's show, we'll interview +Caleb J. Ross about how he is killing it as a "booktuber", and how he has sucessfully adopted video as a promotion tool for himself and his work. You'll hear about what works (and what doesn't) and hopefully get some tips you can use to start adding video to your own repertoire. _How to watch:_ Say "I'm going" to this invite and return to this post (it's in your calendar and in the Hangouts section on the right) at 6:00P Thursday. You'll either see links to watch live or, if we can get it figured out, and embedded video to watch live! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books & Beer: No More Boring Book Videos: YouTube Strategies for Authors2012-12-21 03:00:0024  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535_This week's topic:_ *Firing your publisher and embracing self-publishing.* There's a growing trend among savvy authors. Perhaps their dissatisfied with the services received. Maybe they're tired of being short changed on revenues. Or it could be that companies are failing, and authors are forced into self-publishing.   On this week's show, we'll interview +Nathan Lowell about his recent split from his publisher. You'll hear about the pressure, confusion and hard work that was required. And hopefully, a bit about the bright future ahead now that he's fully embraced self-publishing. _How to watch:_ Say "I'm going" to this invite and return to this post (it's in your calendar and in the Hangouts section on the right) at 6:00P Thursday. You'll either see links to watch live or, if we can get it figured out, and embedded video to watch live! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Firing Your Publisher and Embracing Self-Publishing2012-12-14 03:00:007  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535_This week's topic_ is *advertising, and whether or not it's where authors should spend their money and time.* On the next Books & Beer Hangout, Evo will bring his nearly 15 years experience in online advertising to bear on the topic of advertising for books and authors. Spoiler alert: probably not. But tune in to find out why. _How to watch:_ Say "I'm going" to this invite and return to this post (it's in your calendar and in the Hangouts section on the right) at 6:00P Thursday. You'll either see links to watch live or, if we can get it figured out, and embedded video to watch live! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Advertising for Authors - Is It Worth It?2012-11-30 03:00:0010  
Astronomy Cast11,431Our last catchup episode of Astronomy Cast. Today we'll be recording episode 281 of Astronomy Cast, all about explosions in space. Join +Fraser Cain and +Pamela Gay as we talk about how science fiction gets explosions in space, what would actually happen, and some natural space explosions. You can watch us record the show live, and then stick around and ask us questions about space and astronomy. If you want to get notifications of our live shows, make sure you circle +Astronomy Cast. And if you don't want them... make sure you uncircle us. :-)Astronomy Cast LIVE, Episode 281: Explosions in Space2012-11-22 21:00:00190  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Reminder: _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is this Thursday night at 6P/9E!  This week's topic: Audio books for indie authors On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @109993735355691141353 and @108055773101814734204 discuss the options available to the indie author who wants to explore audio distribution. We'll cover production tips, equipment needs, and marketplaces.  Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:15. We'll open up the Hangout and take your questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Audio books for indie authors2012-11-09 03:00:009  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Reminder: _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is this Thursday night at 6P/9E!  This week's topic: Creating an eBook with Calibre On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @108055773101814734204 and @109993735355691141353 discuss the ins and outs of using the free Calibre software to create your eBook. Calibre is a powerful eBook organizational and device management tool, but many people use it just for its handy ability to convert between document formats. But how good is it? Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:15. We're happy to take your questions and would love to hear your thoughts. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by Evo Terra & Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books & Beer: Creating eBooks With Calibre2012-11-02 02:00:005  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535Reminder: _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is this Thursday night at 6P/9E!  This week's topic: Plagiarism - Has your content been stolen? On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, ... @107022061436866576067 and @115145812983523155770  will be joining us to discuss plagiarism, a very real and growing issue that anyone online faces. With digital authors, it’s just that much more of a pain in the but. How can you fight it? We’ll talk about that on the show. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 and @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Plagiarism - Has your content been stolen?2012-10-12 03:00:002  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @110593319771693604646 shares his experiences with the popular crowd-funding tool Kickstater. We’ll cover the lessons he’s learned that you can use when considering how to raise the funds to get your next book published. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 and @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Publishing a Book with Kickstarter Funding!2012-10-05 03:00:007  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535"Reminder: _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is this Thursday night at 6P/9E!  This week's topic: Balancing Part-Time Writing with a Full-Time Life On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @101453162215777563254 and @106199115696314194214 \discuss the realities of being a writer for most people. That means splitting time between writing, learning to be a writer and all the things that the real world throws at you. Know anyone like that? Yeah... us either. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!"Books and Beer: Balancing Part-Time Writing with a Full-Time Life2012-09-21 03:00:006  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @116087112805926263425 and @110973047797498816580 try their level best to convince you that yes, you do need an editor before you publish your book. We happen to agree with them, so perhaps we can convince you of the same in 25 minutes. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer - Book Editing: Yes, you need it2012-09-07 03:00:0013  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @109952403888787261893 and @114714204358609742953  Nathan Lowell and Debora Geary defend their love of unconventional novel creation. Both have received criticism for writing books “where nothing happens”. That’s a rather unfair characterization, but you need to hear what they have to say on the topic. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Rules for Writers, and When You Can Break Them2012-08-31 03:00:0065  
Fraser Cain980,978Join us every Sunday night for another @100902337165997768522, where we stream the view from several telescopes into a live Google+ Hangout on Air. We'll stream whatever's in the sky right now. We'll answer questions, take requests, and generally geek out about astronomy. What's on the agenda this week?  - The @101461771579697778955 is perfect so we'll probably have several views of it - The planets are too low on the horizon, so no luck there - somebody might be able to get @106397393735580644683, though. - The summer constellations are fading, and now the fall constellations are coming up. We should be able to see both, including the Eagle Nebula, Swan Nebula, Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, Ring Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, and more. - If we're lucky, we'll also get a view from the other side of the planet, showcasing a live view of the @116479286515493152582 and its current sunspots. (the image for this week's Event is the Eagle Nebula, captured by @107852824321756704184, and a good example of the kind of stuff we'll see) You don't need any special technology to enjoy our star parties. Just join this event, and then you'll get a notification when we go live. Then you'll be able to ask us questions, request objects, and generally learn about astronomy and astrophotography as a hobby. See you on Sunday!Virtual Star Party - August 26, 20122012-08-27 05:30:00120  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors155,535On the next Books & Beer Hangout, we take on some myths and misconceptions of the writing life, and get down to the realities of what it means to be an author in today’s digital world. Our experts tonight are NYT best-selling author @108314259245584185142, and his business partner @116730839169823838592. And if all goes well, we'll have the B&B Hangover at 6:30 for those who've watched the show and wish to interact with us or our guests. Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 and @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer - The realities of being an author in a digital age2012-08-17 03:00:0013  
Fraser Cain980,978To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004848  

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2015-11-20 01:04:47 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 103 +1s)Open 

I can't decide if I look like a deranged pirate or someone who's Mad Stewarting about the new (new) Google+ in this photo.

Greetings from Swamp Bay in QLD, Australia. You shoulda seen all the sea turtles grazing in the shallows. Had it been less windy/ & choppy, I might have been able to get a decent photo of them.

As it was, you get this odd shot of... me.

http://ShEvo.wtf if you want to follow along with the adventure we're having as +The Opportunistic Travelers!

Most reshares: 12

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2015-11-08 20:44:59 (5 comments; 12 reshares; 112 +1s)Open 

Visiting Australia in the spring is a crap shoot. 70% chance of rain, regardless of what the weather app says. But we've had some good days.

Sad to be leaving it so quickly (just a week here), but excited to continue our journey in Queensland the next month or so.

(And now... I've got a podcast to produce!)

Most plusones: 112

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2015-11-08 20:44:59 (5 comments; 12 reshares; 112 +1s)Open 

Visiting Australia in the spring is a crap shoot. 70% chance of rain, regardless of what the weather app says. But we've had some good days.

Sad to be leaving it so quickly (just a week here), but excited to continue our journey in Queensland the next month or so.

(And now... I've got a podcast to produce!)

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2016-02-09 13:44:12 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Beating The Bangkok Blues & Lions Made Me Travel

Season 2, Episode 14 - 🔊 http://goo.gl/GJVDrs 📢

Vacations are necessary, even in a tropical environment like Bangkok. In this episode, we talk about how our expectations of “vacation” spots has changed over the years, and how one traveler almost got eaten by a lion. Did I bury the lede?

#thailand #beach #vacation #relax #india #pattaya #najomtien #phuket #travel #traveltuesday #ttot

Beating The Bangkok Blues & Lions Made Me Travel

Season 2, Episode 14 - 🔊 http://goo.gl/GJVDrs 📢

Vacations are necessary, even in a tropical environment like Bangkok. In this episode, we talk about how our expectations of “vacation” spots has changed over the years, and how one traveler almost got eaten by a lion. Did I bury the lede?

#thailand #beach #vacation #relax #india #pattaya #najomtien #phuket #travel #traveltuesday #ttot___

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2016-02-05 14:28:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Please read past the headline!

Because yes, obviously and clearly, the work influencers do is valuable and worthy of tangible remuneration. However, that's not the gist of the article.

This isn't one you can skim and assume you've got it. Read it slowly. And then read it again for good measure. And it's not one I can boil down to a witty one-liner or adequately summarize in a few sentences.

Please read past the headline!

Because yes, obviously and clearly, the work influencers do is valuable and worthy of tangible remuneration. However, that's not the gist of the article.

This isn't one you can skim and assume you've got it. Read it slowly. And then read it again for good measure. And it's not one I can boil down to a witty one-liner or adequately summarize in a few sentences.___

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2016-02-05 06:12:35 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Just over a year ago, we started our around-the-world tour with three weeks in the Brittany area of France. And now TravelSmith has published our story about our stay there, a little over a year later.

It was fun to relive the experience by writing about it for our partner. And even though I certainly don't miss the cold, rainy weather, I rather miss the place. It's not Paris, but a visit to the Brittany area is something you'll not soon forget.

Just over a year ago, we started our around-the-world tour with three weeks in the Brittany area of France. And now TravelSmith has published our story about our stay there, a little over a year later.

It was fun to relive the experience by writing about it for our partner. And even though I certainly don't miss the cold, rainy weather, I rather miss the place. It's not Paris, but a visit to the Brittany area is something you'll not soon forget.___

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2016-02-04 10:18:40 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Panic at Monkey Island, Thailand

These monkeys go bananas for bananas on Monkey Island, just off Na Jomtien, which is just 2 hours bus/cab ride down from Bangkok, Thailand.

Special thanks to Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya for inviting us and a few of our traveling friends up for the last few days. We had a blast, but I think a trip to Monkey Island takes the cake. Or perhaps... the banana.

(Fair warning: This video features monkeys in their natural habitat eating a very unnatural diet. I've no idea how "responsible" it is (probably not very), and there's no way they can support a population of that size without humans showing up several times a day with boats full of food-bearing tourists, so they're probably screwed when the zombie apocalypse happens. Having said that, my money is on these guys as the replacement species after we're gone.... more »

Panic at Monkey Island, Thailand

These monkeys go bananas for bananas on Monkey Island, just off Na Jomtien, which is just 2 hours bus/cab ride down from Bangkok, Thailand.

Special thanks to Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya for inviting us and a few of our traveling friends up for the last few days. We had a blast, but I think a trip to Monkey Island takes the cake. Or perhaps... the banana.

(Fair warning: This video features monkeys in their natural habitat eating a very unnatural diet. I've no idea how "responsible" it is (probably not very), and there's no way they can support a population of that size without humans showing up several times a day with boats full of food-bearing tourists, so they're probably screwed when the zombie apocalypse happens. Having said that, my money is on these guys as the replacement species after we're gone. Please send your complaints to evo@shevo.wtf)___

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2016-02-02 01:21:04 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Malaysian Visa Malaise & Chillin’ in Chile

🔊 http://goo.gl/M3PzYV 📢

With 60-day visas in hand, we’re set for a few weeks. Though the process was just that… a process. Thanks, Malaysia? Maybe we need to take off to Chile to chill out for a while. All that is covered on this week’s travel podcast episode!

Special guest: +Jackie Laulainen!

Malaysian Visa Malaise & Chillin’ in Chile

🔊 http://goo.gl/M3PzYV 📢

With 60-day visas in hand, we’re set for a few weeks. Though the process was just that… a process. Thanks, Malaysia? Maybe we need to take off to Chile to chill out for a while. All that is covered on this week’s travel podcast episode!

Special guest: +Jackie Laulainen!___

2016-01-31 03:33:24 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

I have been accused of being quick to whip out the #banhammer on the communities where I moderate. This is a fair criticism. I cannot abide useless people, and have no patience for trolling behavior. I accept it happens, take swift action in the tiny, insignificant corners of the internet where I have the power, and ignore it when I'm frequenting areas where I don't have the control.

Here's a fascinating report from reddit's r/science/ group that sheds light on why I'm such an asshole.

--> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3fzgHAW-mVZVWM3NEh6eGJlYjA/view



I have been accused of being quick to whip out the #banhammer on the communities where I moderate. This is a fair criticism. I cannot abide useless people, and have no patience for trolling behavior. I accept it happens, take swift action in the tiny, insignificant corners of the internet where I have the power, and ignore it when I'm frequenting areas where I don't have the control.

Here's a fascinating report from reddit's r/science/ group that sheds light on why I'm such an asshole.

--> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3fzgHAW-mVZVWM3NEh6eGJlYjA/view

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2016-01-27 02:28:01 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Have you visited Ranong, Thailand?

Looking for a seriously off-the-beaten path Thai experience that still has all the conveniences you're used to? Check out Ranong Thailand.

This story of mine was just published on TravelSmith's Travel Center.

Have you visited Ranong, Thailand?

Looking for a seriously off-the-beaten path Thai experience that still has all the conveniences you're used to? Check out Ranong Thailand.

This story of mine was just published on TravelSmith's Travel Center.___

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2016-01-26 13:32:24 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

I really wish Google+ would pull the ID3 image from the file, rather than the generic podcast cover art. But then again, maybe that's an iTunes limitation?

Here's our latest, via itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoeless-in-siam-scratching/id954435168?i=361347175&mt=2

I really wish Google+ would pull the ID3 image from the file, rather than the generic podcast cover art. But then again, maybe that's an iTunes limitation?

Here's our latest, via itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoeless-in-siam-scratching/id954435168?i=361347175&mt=2___

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2016-01-26 07:23:06 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Shoeless In Siam & Scratching The Travel Itch

🔊http://goo.gl/kQTFus [Direct MP3 link] 📢

Season 2, Episode 12

Why teachers can’t wear shoes inside in Bangkok, and how peer pressure can get you over your fear of travel. Make sure your socks are on straight for this episode of The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast!

#bangkok #shoes #teaching #feed #india #travel #startup #travel podcast #traveltuesday #ttot

Shoeless In Siam & Scratching The Travel Itch

🔊http://goo.gl/kQTFus [Direct MP3 link] 📢

Season 2, Episode 12

Why teachers can’t wear shoes inside in Bangkok, and how peer pressure can get you over your fear of travel. Make sure your socks are on straight for this episode of The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast!

#bangkok #shoes #teaching #feed #india #travel #startup #travel podcast #traveltuesday #ttot___

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2016-01-20 10:30:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Our latest episode is on iTunes, and it's a wild one! Ladyboys in Thailand and rickshaw rides in India. Have a listen! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ladyboy-level-up-rickshaw/id954435168?i=360921458&mt=2

Our latest episode is on iTunes, and it's a wild one! Ladyboys in Thailand and rickshaw rides in India. Have a listen! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ladyboy-level-up-rickshaw/id954435168?i=360921458&mt=2___

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2016-01-19 06:20:00 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Ladyboy Level Up & Rickshaw Ride

🔊 http://goo.gl/NbPY5Y

Last week: buying drugs. This week: transgendered people. Gotta love all the things about Thailand, right?

Oh, and on the normal part of this week's show, there's a fun story about a 3000 km rickshaw ride across India.

Ladyboy Level Up & Rickshaw Ride

🔊 http://goo.gl/NbPY5Y

Last week: buying drugs. This week: transgendered people. Gotta love all the things about Thailand, right?

Oh, and on the normal part of this week's show, there's a fun story about a 3000 km rickshaw ride across India.___

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2016-01-17 15:47:52 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

A gentle reminder to make my wife a very happy woman (and thereby making me a very happy man) by casting your vote. She's one of twelve finalists a Photographer of the Year competition. If she wins, she gets about $4K! 

A gentle reminder to make my wife a very happy woman (and thereby making me a very happy man) by casting your vote. She's one of twelve finalists a Photographer of the Year competition. If she wins, she gets about $4K! ___

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2016-01-17 04:57:19 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

+SpaceX is attempting to land the first stage on Just Read the Instructions, the drone barge. Looks like another late night for me, as happens 1:42am Bangkok time! 

Rocket is vertical in advance of tomorrow's 1:42pm ET launch attempt of Jason-3 science satellite http://www.spacex.com/webcast/___+SpaceX is attempting to land the first stage on Just Read the Instructions, the drone barge. Looks like another late night for me, as happens 1:42am Bangkok time! 

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2016-01-13 00:23:29 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Not ashamed to admit I cried. 

"The Falcon has landed." New footage and recap of our recent launch and landing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANv5UfZsvZQ&feature=youtu.be___Not ashamed to admit I cried. 

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2016-01-12 04:35:58 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

SE 2 EP 10 - Buying Drugs In Thailand & Travel Like A Rockstar

The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast
* Show notes -> http://goo.gl/fiv2T6
* Direct .mp3 file: http://goo.gl/iuLY2c

You know what's both easy and hard to do? Buying drugs in Thailand. You can buy drugs almost literally on any corner, but just not the kind Sheila wants. And don't get me started about Sarah's story about a karaoke party with the CEO of her record label. 

SE 2 EP 10 - Buying Drugs In Thailand & Travel Like A Rockstar

The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast
* Show notes -> http://goo.gl/fiv2T6
* Direct .mp3 file: http://goo.gl/iuLY2c

You know what's both easy and hard to do? Buying drugs in Thailand. You can buy drugs almost literally on any corner, but just not the kind Sheila wants. And don't get me started about Sarah's story about a karaoke party with the CEO of her record label. ___

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2016-01-11 07:56:19 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

Ziggy Stardust has fallen.

Binging on his tunes seems a fitting tribute.

Ziggy Stardust has fallen.

Binging on his tunes seems a fitting tribute.___

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2016-01-05 13:26:51 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

The world is clearly conspiring against my wife.

Eight out of the thirteen counties we've visited have had it in for her. Them's some terrible odds. Luckily, Nikki found some great hosts on her food-filled trip to Fiji.

Enjoy Season 02, Episode 09 of The Opportunistic Traveler's Podcast!

The world is clearly conspiring against my wife.

Eight out of the thirteen counties we've visited have had it in for her. Them's some terrible odds. Luckily, Nikki found some great hosts on her food-filled trip to Fiji.

Enjoy Season 02, Episode 09 of The Opportunistic Traveler's Podcast!___

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2016-01-05 06:40:08 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Dry hands, sweaty drinks.

Move over, sliced toast. These nifty little drink holders are officially the coolest thing in like ever. Super thin sleeves just smaller than the widest part of the cup, with a swing-loop on top. Why hasn't this craze made it to America? #goldmine #cutmein #probablyalreadyis

Dry hands, sweaty drinks.

Move over, sliced toast. These nifty little drink holders are officially the coolest thing in like ever. Super thin sleeves just smaller than the widest part of the cup, with a swing-loop on top. Why hasn't this craze made it to America? #goldmine #cutmein #probablyalreadyis___

2016-01-05 05:23:07 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Old dog seeks new trick.

Cross posted from that other social network...

I'm an OG podcaster and a technophile, but will be the first to admit I've not stayed up on the latest and greatest apps and other wizardry that the interwebs are laced with to make making a "live" podcast easy. I haven't done a "live" podcast in a very long time, but am toying with the idea for something new. I know there are lots of ways to get started, but I'm hoping someone will take a look at my current equipment/requirements and offer up some easy app suggestions.

The show will be emulating a two-person live radio show. Though I'm a huge fan of post-production, on this project there will be none. At least not on the audio. That doesn't work for some, but it worked for me for years when I was on the radio every weekend. I'm sure I'll screw... more »

Old dog seeks new trick.

Cross posted from that other social network...

I'm an OG podcaster and a technophile, but will be the first to admit I've not stayed up on the latest and greatest apps and other wizardry that the interwebs are laced with to make making a "live" podcast easy. I haven't done a "live" podcast in a very long time, but am toying with the idea for something new. I know there are lots of ways to get started, but I'm hoping someone will take a look at my current equipment/requirements and offer up some easy app suggestions.

The show will be emulating a two-person live radio show. Though I'm a huge fan of post-production, on this project there will be none. At least not on the audio. That doesn't work for some, but it worked for me for years when I was on the radio every weekend. I'm sure I'll screw up more than once as I get back in the groove. But that's the goal -- F-it, we'll do it live.

Here's my equipment list: Two SM-58's, a Zoom H4N, a new iPad, an iPhone, and an Android phone. Oh, and a couple MacBook computers. And all the cables necessary to plug them into one another.

I do not want to buy a mixer or any more phsyical equipment. I am willing to buy an app,though I'd really prefer a free tool to play with, then upgrade when I know I've got the knack for talking and engineering at the same time.

My goal is to record everyting on the Zoom H4n -- my co-host on one Shure mic, me on the other, and a soundboard on one of the other devices plugged into the external mic on the back. I'd hit record, push buttons on the soundboard to cue intro/outro/ahooga horn (just kidding) when appropriate, then do my encoding/tagging before loading to Libsyn. (That last bit on the computer. Not the Zoom, though it probably can. But that way lies madness)

At least I think that's what I want to do. And why I'm here, with hat in hand asking to be taught new tricks. There are loads of tools that make it much easier now days. Maybe it's time I learned how to use them? Be gentle. Or not. Gods know I've not been in the past. Have at me.___

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2016-01-03 05:42:30 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

For over 10 years, some entrepreneurial and less-risk-averse authors have been engaged in an interesting social experiment: Can an author boost sales (of that book or their full compliment of titles) by giving away a free serialized audiobook?

For many -- the answer has been yes. For a few, it's cited as the catalyst to their success as a full-time author. But for many, the output required (it takes a lot of work to make an audiobook on your own) doesn't obviously track back to quantifiable revenues, placing the ROI in question.

Let's change that right now.

+Podiobooks.com - Free serialized audio books's new integration with +Scribl now puts getting paid at the forefront of the process. A for-sale audiobook starts the process (after the book is written, obviously) and a free serialized version is just part of the distribution schema. No... more »

For over 10 years, some entrepreneurial and less-risk-averse authors have been engaged in an interesting social experiment: Can an author boost sales (of that book or their full compliment of titles) by giving away a free serialized audiobook?

For many -- the answer has been yes. For a few, it's cited as the catalyst to their success as a full-time author. But for many, the output required (it takes a lot of work to make an audiobook on your own) doesn't obviously track back to quantifiable revenues, placing the ROI in question.

Let's change that right now.

+Podiobooks.com - Free serialized audio books's new integration with +Scribl now puts getting paid at the forefront of the process. A for-sale audiobook starts the process (after the book is written, obviously) and a free serialized version is just part of the distribution schema. No extra work on the part of the author to have this huge marketing boost -- the free serialized version -- help raise awareness of the for-sale audiobook (and ebook).

Caveat: This isn't a panacea. Shitty books are shitty books. Authors who don't care to do any push or marketing will still see anemic sales (unless they get very, very lucky.) But for authors who want to spend less time doing the things they should be intelligently automating (distribution, pricing, etc.) this is a giant step forward. And an immediate path to payment.___

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2016-01-03 04:03:57 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Will develop digital strategies for food.

In case you hadn't heard, we've decided to call Bangkok home for 2016. As I make the transition from full time traveler to expat, a refresh of my website is in order: --> http://www.evoterra.com/

Yes, +The Opportunistic Travelers will continue. That's the bonus of being in SE Asia: Popping in and out is convenient and inexpensive. We'll travel at least monthly, so there's no need to worry that the travel content will cease.

But there are new things afoot. We're piloting a few things. I'll keep you posted.

Will develop digital strategies for food.

In case you hadn't heard, we've decided to call Bangkok home for 2016. As I make the transition from full time traveler to expat, a refresh of my website is in order: --> http://www.evoterra.com/

Yes, +The Opportunistic Travelers will continue. That's the bonus of being in SE Asia: Popping in and out is convenient and inexpensive. We'll travel at least monthly, so there's no need to worry that the travel content will cease.

But there are new things afoot. We're piloting a few things. I'll keep you posted.___

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2016-01-02 14:04:12 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 49 +1s)Open 

Is this the best photo of 2015?

I think so. More importantly, if enough of you think so and take 2 seconds (seriously, that's it) to vote for it, my lovely wife (+Sheila Dee) just might win us $4K. That buys a lot more travels for us in 2016!

Is this the best photo of 2015?

I think so. More importantly, if enough of you think so and take 2 seconds (seriously, that's it) to vote for it, my lovely wife (+Sheila Dee) just might win us $4K. That buys a lot more travels for us in 2016!___

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2016-01-02 00:10:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

My buddy +Alex Berger lays down the truth about traveling to SE Asia. Spoiler: He didn't die.

My buddy +Alex Berger lays down the truth about traveling to SE Asia. Spoiler: He didn't die.___

2015-12-22 01:56:28 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

I probably should be more eloquent about how I feel after +SpaceX​ successfully launched a dozen satellites and made a powered-landing of the first stage back on the ground in under 15 minutes.

But fuck it. I'm going to watch Star Wars.

I probably should be more eloquent about how I feel after +SpaceX​ successfully launched a dozen satellites and made a powered-landing of the first stage back on the ground in under 15 minutes.

But fuck it. I'm going to watch Star Wars.___

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2015-12-22 00:56:29 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Re-worked the audio thanks to excellent feedback from +Marc Gunn! Also, +Jackie Laulainen is front and center!

Favorite Continental Things & German Train Christmas Nightmare

Holy cow, how did it get to be almost a year? To recap, we'll share few of our favorite things from the three continents we've visited. And just in time for Christmas, a story of being stuck in then kicked out of a nearly abandoned German train station. Ah, there's no place like being abroad.

http://www.theopportunistictravelers.com/blog/2015/12/22/favorite-continental-things-german-train-christmas-nightmare


Re-worked the audio thanks to excellent feedback from +Marc Gunn! Also, +Jackie Laulainen is front and center!

Favorite Continental Things & German Train Christmas Nightmare

Holy cow, how did it get to be almost a year? To recap, we'll share few of our favorite things from the three continents we've visited. And just in time for Christmas, a story of being stuck in then kicked out of a nearly abandoned German train station. Ah, there's no place like being abroad.

http://www.theopportunistictravelers.com/blog/2015/12/22/favorite-continental-things-german-train-christmas-nightmare
___

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2015-12-16 02:48:11 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

Who's hungry?

My latest article for TravelSmith's Travel Center & Blog is out, and it'll make your tummy growl. It's all about the unusual food we've found along our journey. Not "how could anyone eat that" unusual, but "how the heck did you find that there?" unusual.

If you love it, I'd appreciate comments on the article to show a little activity! 

Who's hungry?

My latest article for TravelSmith's Travel Center & Blog is out, and it'll make your tummy growl. It's all about the unusual food we've found along our journey. Not "how could anyone eat that" unusual, but "how the heck did you find that there?" unusual.

If you love it, I'd appreciate comments on the article to show a little activity! ___

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2015-12-15 07:06:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Hobos From Hanoi & Bali Biking Boo Boos | Episode 07 of Season Two

Nothing says “romantic” like a train ride. Unless, of course, it’s a 33-hour train ride from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. That’s just nuts. And nothing gets you closer to the locals than requiring immediate medical attention after plowing your motorcycle into a wall in Bali. No, really. World travel is awesome.

http://buff.ly/1Meolqh

Hobos From Hanoi & Bali Biking Boo Boos | Episode 07 of Season Two

Nothing says “romantic” like a train ride. Unless, of course, it’s a 33-hour train ride from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. That’s just nuts. And nothing gets you closer to the locals than requiring immediate medical attention after plowing your motorcycle into a wall in Bali. No, really. World travel is awesome.

http://buff.ly/1Meolqh___

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2015-12-08 05:18:04 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Flying the Awesome Barrier Reef & Skype Through The Ages

Season Two, Episode Six!

If this show has a theme, it’s communication over vast distances. Like a failed attempt to broadcast live video due to communication blockage, and keeping expats firmly “patted” with the magic of Danish technology. No, not the pastry. It’s not your normal travel podcast, but is it ever?

Flying the Awesome Barrier Reef & Skype Through The Ages

Season Two, Episode Six!

If this show has a theme, it’s communication over vast distances. Like a failed attempt to broadcast live video due to communication blockage, and keeping expats firmly “patted” with the magic of Danish technology. No, not the pastry. It’s not your normal travel podcast, but is it ever?___

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2015-12-08 00:08:10 (0 comments; 7 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

I've canoe'd. I've rowboated, I've sat-on-top and kayaked. But I've never really kayaked.

Until this morning.

Just a quick kilometer out and back, on an uncharacteristically breeze-free day off the Brisbane coast, kayaking takes more than a little balance. And though I'm not the most graceful of people, clearly I'm not the worst, as I didn't tip over.

Bonus: my shoulders feel great! I've a recurring spasm in the muscles around my right scapula, and the paddling motion combined with the posture required to not tip the damned thing into the drink combine for a near perfect stretch-and-workout for me.

Another reason to move to the beach when/if I decide to settle somewhere. 

I've canoe'd. I've rowboated, I've sat-on-top and kayaked. But I've never really kayaked.

Until this morning.

Just a quick kilometer out and back, on an uncharacteristically breeze-free day off the Brisbane coast, kayaking takes more than a little balance. And though I'm not the most graceful of people, clearly I'm not the worst, as I didn't tip over.

Bonus: my shoulders feel great! I've a recurring spasm in the muscles around my right scapula, and the paddling motion combined with the posture required to not tip the damned thing into the drink combine for a near perfect stretch-and-workout for me.

Another reason to move to the beach when/if I decide to settle somewhere. ___

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2015-12-07 21:23:33 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Coworking space... in space?

Political posturing and pull-the-other-one comments aside, this would make for an interesting development.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/nasa-official-warns-private-sector-were-moving-on-from-low-earth-orbit/

Coworking space... in space?

Political posturing and pull-the-other-one comments aside, this would make for an interesting development.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/nasa-official-warns-private-sector-were-moving-on-from-low-earth-orbit/___

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2015-12-01 11:58:45 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Aussie Animals That Haven’t Tried To Kill Us & Breaking Out Of A Finnish Prison

Season Two, Episode Five!

Ending up in a Finnish prison does not sound like the way we’d want to end our journeys. But that’s exactly what happened to our friend Skye. And oddly enough, Australia’s wildlife has failed to kill us. Yet. Hopefully we’ll have the audio recorders running when they make their next attempt.

Aussie Animals That Haven’t Tried To Kill Us & Breaking Out Of A Finnish Prison

Season Two, Episode Five!

Ending up in a Finnish prison does not sound like the way we’d want to end our journeys. But that’s exactly what happened to our friend Skye. And oddly enough, Australia’s wildlife has failed to kill us. Yet. Hopefully we’ll have the audio recorders running when they make their next attempt.___

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2015-11-30 00:05:25 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

Flight over the Great Barrier Reef was successful!

Yeah, that was pretty epic. The GBR is one of those things that must be experience up close and personal to really get the experience. But Australia is a long ways away, so most of us will have to settle for photos.

If you do fine yourself this way, take the plane trip out. Make sure you time is so that tide is on the low-end to get the best view. Ours was, as the pilot said, near perfect. And the scattering of clouds made for some interesting shadows on the ocean.

Sea turtles, manta rays, sharks... it's all there! Thanks for a safe and wonderful flight, +GSL Aviation

Flight over the Great Barrier Reef was successful!

Yeah, that was pretty epic. The GBR is one of those things that must be experience up close and personal to really get the experience. But Australia is a long ways away, so most of us will have to settle for photos.

If you do fine yourself this way, take the plane trip out. Make sure you time is so that tide is on the low-end to get the best view. Ours was, as the pilot said, near perfect. And the scattering of clouds made for some interesting shadows on the ocean.

Sea turtles, manta rays, sharks... it's all there! Thanks for a safe and wonderful flight, +GSL Aviation___

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2015-11-29 23:32:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

When marketing hacks bite you in the ass.

I'm so pissed at myself right now. Perhaps writing it out on G+ will make me less so.

A few days ago, I had the brilliant idea of better leveraging my personal Twitter account for our Periscope videos. Our scopes go out under our travel brand, The Opportunistic Travelers, rather than my own personal account. Which means notifications that we're live are only sent to that Twitter account's followers, which is a limited audience.

The easy hack (and I'm not the first one to come up with this) is to broadcast on the tablet from the OppTravelers account, then join the live scope as my personal evoterra account, where I then invite followers right away, then promptly go back to the tablet and carry on with the scope, my personal followers now notified that I've gone live.

With me so far?
... more »

When marketing hacks bite you in the ass.

I'm so pissed at myself right now. Perhaps writing it out on G+ will make me less so.

A few days ago, I had the brilliant idea of better leveraging my personal Twitter account for our Periscope videos. Our scopes go out under our travel brand, The Opportunistic Travelers, rather than my own personal account. Which means notifications that we're live are only sent to that Twitter account's followers, which is a limited audience.

The easy hack (and I'm not the first one to come up with this) is to broadcast on the tablet from the OppTravelers account, then join the live scope as my personal evoterra account, where I then invite followers right away, then promptly go back to the tablet and carry on with the scope, my personal followers now notified that I've gone live.

With me so far?

Just like the guy on his third wish, that's where I fu**ed up. I neglected to log out of my personal account on my phone. So when I went up over the GREAT BARRIER REEF some 30 minutes later, I was scoping from my personal Periscope account. Not the branded account I've been building for the past 2 months. So all those people I promised scopes? Yeah... they missed out.

Dammit. Ugh. And as it turns out, writing this out doesn't make me feel all the much better. So I'm just gonna be pissed at myself for a while. Shit. Here's the scope that too few people saw. :(

Shit.___

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2015-11-29 21:49:03 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

We're flying! Almost. Great Barrier Reef, here we come! 

We're flying! Almost. Great Barrier Reef, here we come! ___

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2015-11-29 10:28:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Flying over the Great Barrier Reef tomorrow!

I'm not one for bucket lists, but seeing the GBR has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember. Back in my naive college days, I thought I wanted to be a marine biologist, studying echinoderms on some tiny coral outcrop. Me, the sea stars, and the occasional beer dropped out of a plane.

Tomorrow, I get to realize parts of that. At 8:00a tomorrow local QLD time, we depart for a two-ish hour scenic plane ride out to the reef, over Hill Inlet and a few of the Whitsunday islands. If the weather the last three weeks holds, it's going to be a beautiful day. Expect plenty of pics and (if the mobile signal holds) a bundle of Periscope videos of the experience!

We're flying with the friendly and helpful people of +GSL Aviation, conveniently located just a few hundred meters from where we're staying.... more »

Flying over the Great Barrier Reef tomorrow!

I'm not one for bucket lists, but seeing the GBR has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember. Back in my naive college days, I thought I wanted to be a marine biologist, studying echinoderms on some tiny coral outcrop. Me, the sea stars, and the occasional beer dropped out of a plane.

Tomorrow, I get to realize parts of that. At 8:00a tomorrow local QLD time, we depart for a two-ish hour scenic plane ride out to the reef, over Hill Inlet and a few of the Whitsunday islands. If the weather the last three weeks holds, it's going to be a beautiful day. Expect plenty of pics and (if the mobile signal holds) a bundle of Periscope videos of the experience!

We're flying with the friendly and helpful people of +GSL Aviation, conveniently located just a few hundred meters from where we're staying. We'll keep you updated throughout the day tomorrow!___

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2015-11-28 11:17:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Have you downloaded the Periscope app yet?

Live streaming isn't anything new to the web. But Periscope's pushed live video to the forefront of attention, and it doesn't looks like it's stopping anytime soon.

I've been going strong with Periscope for the last couple of months, using it to give people a live-look as my wife and I travel the world. Sometimes the views are amazing. Sometime kinda mundane. But that's how life works. I try and only turn on the camera during the amazing times. :)

Yes, you can watch on your computer (or even your new Apple TV). But the best and most interactive experience comes when you have the iOS or Android app installed on your phone. If you've only every watched on your computer, you're missing out.

The Periscope account I use the most is linked below. Click it, download the app, and then give... more »

Have you downloaded the Periscope app yet?

Live streaming isn't anything new to the web. But Periscope's pushed live video to the forefront of attention, and it doesn't looks like it's stopping anytime soon.

I've been going strong with Periscope for the last couple of months, using it to give people a live-look as my wife and I travel the world. Sometimes the views are amazing. Sometime kinda mundane. But that's how life works. I try and only turn on the camera during the amazing times. :)

Yes, you can watch on your computer (or even your new Apple TV). But the best and most interactive experience comes when you have the iOS or Android app installed on your phone. If you've only every watched on your computer, you're missing out.

The Periscope account I use the most is linked below. Click it, download the app, and then give us a follow. And go explore the rest of the Periscope world. Fair warning: Sturgeon's Law applies, and there are trolls on Periscope as there are anywhere. But, like Google+, if you stick to the niche you're interested in (say, world-travelers, for instance) you're sure to have a better time.

And if you scope interesting things, I'd love to take a look! Leave your Periscope user name here and I'll give you a follow. Cheers from the road!

https://www.periscope.tv/OppTravelers___

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2015-11-24 08:18:41 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Best Fish and Chips In The World & Any Train's The Right Train, Right?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/best-fish-chips-in-world-any/id954435168?i=357691229&mt=2

The 4th episode of our revamped travel podcast is out! We discuss expensive Australian postage and beer, tell a story about eating in Hong Kong, and learn of +Hannah Logan's misadventures on a German train.

Best Fish and Chips In The World & Any Train's The Right Train, Right?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/best-fish-chips-in-world-any/id954435168?i=357691229&mt=2

The 4th episode of our revamped travel podcast is out! We discuss expensive Australian postage and beer, tell a story about eating in Hong Kong, and learn of +Hannah Logan's misadventures on a German train.___

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2015-11-23 04:22:03 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

I'm really much more of an audio/aural storyteller than I am visual. But since Periscope isn't playing nice with my phone or my location here in Australia, I decided to try out a new toy.

It's a work in progress. I give this effort a C-. And I'm happy with that, as it's a skill I'm working on building.

I'm really much more of an audio/aural storyteller than I am visual. But since Periscope isn't playing nice with my phone or my location here in Australia, I decided to try out a new toy.

It's a work in progress. I give this effort a C-. And I'm happy with that, as it's a skill I'm working on building.___

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2015-11-20 23:30:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Though the 2-3 year period from order to deliver means it's the longest drive-thru line ever.

Though the 2-3 year period from order to deliver means it's the longest drive-thru line ever.___

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2015-11-20 01:04:47 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 103 +1s)Open 

I can't decide if I look like a deranged pirate or someone who's Mad Stewarting about the new (new) Google+ in this photo.

Greetings from Swamp Bay in QLD, Australia. You shoulda seen all the sea turtles grazing in the shallows. Had it been less windy/ & choppy, I might have been able to get a decent photo of them.

As it was, you get this odd shot of... me.

http://ShEvo.wtf if you want to follow along with the adventure we're having as +The Opportunistic Travelers!

I can't decide if I look like a deranged pirate or someone who's Mad Stewarting about the new (new) Google+ in this photo.

Greetings from Swamp Bay in QLD, Australia. You shoulda seen all the sea turtles grazing in the shallows. Had it been less windy/ & choppy, I might have been able to get a decent photo of them.

As it was, you get this odd shot of... me.

http://ShEvo.wtf if you want to follow along with the adventure we're having as +The Opportunistic Travelers!___

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2015-11-17 07:19:08 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

We Put The Beer In 4DX & Photographing Mrs. Not-Huh

We debated not putting out a show this week, in light of the myriad attacks by Daesh. But we can’t stop bad things from happening, and figure you might welcome a light-hearted break from the bad news. This week, we tell a stories of sneaking beer into a Hong Kong movie theater, and our friends Amber & Eric from Husband In Tow relate the magic of one photo taken in Hanoi, Vietnam.

We Put The Beer In 4DX & Photographing Mrs. Not-Huh

We debated not putting out a show this week, in light of the myriad attacks by Daesh. But we can’t stop bad things from happening, and figure you might welcome a light-hearted break from the bad news. This week, we tell a stories of sneaking beer into a Hong Kong movie theater, and our friends Amber & Eric from Husband In Tow relate the magic of one photo taken in Hanoi, Vietnam.___

2015-11-15 07:11:21 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Recommended Android app for field recording?

We do a fair amount of recording directly on our phones. I've been forced to switch to Android (don't get me started) and am need of an app on my phone that will let me record my 1/2 of the conversation as we take a walk through the park.

THE APP MUST RECORD FROM THE HEADSET, NOT THE MIC ON THE PHONE. 

The three apps I've downloaded from Google Play's store ignore the fact that I've plugged in headphones, and none of them offer me a setting to change the input (which is fu**ing stupid that I'd have to do that since I OBVIOUSLY have the headset plugged in for a reason) to use the headset. They ignore it, happily recording the sounds of the phone rubbing up and down in my pocket. Fascinating, to be sure, but not all that germane to the topic at hand.

Here's what I don't... more »

Recommended Android app for field recording?

We do a fair amount of recording directly on our phones. I've been forced to switch to Android (don't get me started) and am need of an app on my phone that will let me record my 1/2 of the conversation as we take a walk through the park.

THE APP MUST RECORD FROM THE HEADSET, NOT THE MIC ON THE PHONE. 

The three apps I've downloaded from Google Play's store ignore the fact that I've plugged in headphones, and none of them offer me a setting to change the input (which is fu**ing stupid that I'd have to do that since I OBVIOUSLY have the headset plugged in for a reason) to use the headset. They ignore it, happily recording the sounds of the phone rubbing up and down in my pocket. Fascinating, to be sure, but not all that germane to the topic at hand.

Here's what I don't want:
 * Someone googling for me saying "this app should work". 
 * Suggestions that I get a real field recorder. I have one. This is for something different.
 * Suggestions I switch back to iOS.
 * Suggestions that I try and capture audio a different way. You're not helping.

OK, Android fanboys (and fangirls) who also record some of their stuff via their mobile device AND use their headset to do it: I'm all yours. I'll even pay for an app if it meets my very specific (and not at all demanding, I think) needs.___

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2015-11-12 22:00:15 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

The story of how international trade regulations prohibit Apple from replacing my malfunctioning iPhone. #truestory   #wishitwasnt  

The story of how international trade regulations prohibit Apple from replacing my malfunctioning iPhone. #truestory   #wishitwasnt  ___

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2015-11-11 23:53:22 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Experience Hong Kong Like A Local

We're pretty good about getting off the tourist beat. That's not all that easy to do in Hong Kong, a city made for travelers from all over the globe.

Here are five tips from us that will help you look a little more local the next time you visit. And show you some real fun things to do along the way!

+Travel Smith Outfitters Inc 

Experience Hong Kong Like A Local

We're pretty good about getting off the tourist beat. That's not all that easy to do in Hong Kong, a city made for travelers from all over the globe.

Here are five tips from us that will help you look a little more local the next time you visit. And show you some real fun things to do along the way!

+Travel Smith Outfitters Inc ___

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2015-11-10 22:05:45 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

We're in Queensland, Australia!

We've got just about three weeks to explore this fantastic place. But we also have a lot of projects to get caught up on. So it's early mornings for a while so I can maximize my exposure to this fantastic place!

If you want a live look, connect to our Periscope.tv account. You'll get notified each time I find something amazing to show you. http://Periscope.tv/OppTravelers

Like the water below...

We're in Queensland, Australia!

We've got just about three weeks to explore this fantastic place. But we also have a lot of projects to get caught up on. So it's early mornings for a while so I can maximize my exposure to this fantastic place!

If you want a live look, connect to our Periscope.tv account. You'll get notified each time I find something amazing to show you. http://Periscope.tv/OppTravelers

Like the water below...___

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2015-11-10 04:49:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Death By Motorscooter & All Who Are Hyphenated Are Not Married

Season 2, Episode 2 of The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast!

You can learn a lot about cities around the world by their transportation options. In this episode, you’ll hear why you’ll probably die trying to cross the road in Hanoi, and why taxi drivers in India don’t have any kids. Oh, and we’re in Australia now!

Subscribe today --> shevo.wtf/itunes

Death By Motorscooter & All Who Are Hyphenated Are Not Married

Season 2, Episode 2 of The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast!

You can learn a lot about cities around the world by their transportation options. In this episode, you’ll hear why you’ll probably die trying to cross the road in Hanoi, and why taxi drivers in India don’t have any kids. Oh, and we’re in Australia now!

Subscribe today --> shevo.wtf/itunes___

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2015-11-08 20:44:59 (5 comments; 12 reshares; 112 +1s)Open 

Visiting Australia in the spring is a crap shoot. 70% chance of rain, regardless of what the weather app says. But we've had some good days.

Sad to be leaving it so quickly (just a week here), but excited to continue our journey in Queensland the next month or so.

(And now... I've got a podcast to produce!)

Visiting Australia in the spring is a crap shoot. 70% chance of rain, regardless of what the weather app says. But we've had some good days.

Sad to be leaving it so quickly (just a week here), but excited to continue our journey in Queensland the next month or so.

(And now... I've got a podcast to produce!)___

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2015-11-04 20:48:36 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Travel Guides as Featured Content on Apple?

How cool would it be if this stayed? It probably won't, but it's still nice to be recognized. Thanks, Apple Podcast team!

https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/shevo-studios-on-tour-shevo./id954435168?mt=2&ls=1

Travel Guides as Featured Content on Apple?

How cool would it be if this stayed? It probably won't, but it's still nice to be recognized. Thanks, Apple Podcast team!

https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/shevo-studios-on-tour-shevo./id954435168?mt=2&ls=1___

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2015-11-03 02:06:38 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Announcing season two of the podcast!

http://www.theopportunistictravelers.com/blog/2015/10/29/quarter-life-crisis-the-bb-clee

And it's completely re-imagined, leveraging what I've learned from the first 30 (or 42) weeks, what I've done for the last 10 years of podcasting, and what I really want to do with my time.

This episode contains stories recorded while drinking in Hue, Vietnam and over scotch on a boat in Hong Kong. And it was assembled in Bangkok. And now, we're in Australia. How's that for an international show!

I'd love your feedback, Google+ friends! We've got weeks and weeks of content in the can!

Announcing season two of the podcast!

http://www.theopportunistictravelers.com/blog/2015/10/29/quarter-life-crisis-the-bb-clee

And it's completely re-imagined, leveraging what I've learned from the first 30 (or 42) weeks, what I've done for the last 10 years of podcasting, and what I really want to do with my time.

This episode contains stories recorded while drinking in Hue, Vietnam and over scotch on a boat in Hong Kong. And it was assembled in Bangkok. And now, we're in Australia. How's that for an international show!

I'd love your feedback, Google+ friends! We've got weeks and weeks of content in the can!___

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Goodbye Thailand. Hello Sydney!

After five months in SE Asia -- four of them in Thailand -- we've arrived on a new continent. I've mostly shaken the jet lag and have busy end-of-month things to do today, but will return soon with a recap of photos from the previous month. And, of course, stories from our latest adventure down under.

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of me shouting at this guy. He didn't listen. 

Goodbye Thailand. Hello Sydney!

After five months in SE Asia -- four of them in Thailand -- we've arrived on a new continent. I've mostly shaken the jet lag and have busy end-of-month things to do today, but will return soon with a recap of photos from the previous month. And, of course, stories from our latest adventure down under.

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of me shouting at this guy. He didn't listen. ___

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