Joe and Allan jump right in with new technology for pet owners and a few tips for making pet ownership easier. Allan’s Week in Review is about removing floor registers and fixing a dangerous front porch light. Larry Brown and Bill Kellum from Brown Refrigeration join the show with plenty of stories of the crazy stuff they have found working on air conditioning systems. Great Moments in Building History salutes the Milam Building in San Antonio, TX for being one of the first tall buildings to have air conditioning built in back in 1928.
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Geek Tank Radio: 3.18.2023: Robotic Kitty Litter Boxes
Joe, Brandon, and Allan start out with the new amount of tech designed for pets and pet owners. Max stops by the peat bog with a visit with the Tollund Man. The guys are all catching up on the Mandalorian, but Allan has a villain question for Brandon. He has an amazing answer.
The Food Dude: 3.16.2023: Stir-Fried Cabbage with Bacon
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Allan treats the whole crew to a tasty serving of cabbage. First, it was braised with red wine until tender, then stir-fried with small bacon strips.
Geek Tank Radio: 3.11.2023: The Vril-Ya Bazaar and Now We Have Robots
Joe leads Brandon and Allan into the Vril-Ya Bazaar and Fete of 1891 and how this may have been the the very first science fiction convention. Batman: Caped Crusader has found a new home over at Amazon. Bear Robotics is now making a robotic server/busser named Servi. Yes, the robots are here and Joe looks worried.
Tool Talk Radio: 3.11.2023: Peat Bogs to Wrigley Field
Joe and Allan start off with a few stories involving fork lifts, then Max chimes in about the Shigir Idol, the world’s oldest wood sculpture. This brings up peat bog preservation and tips an tricks for preserving the wood around your home. Joe’s must have item of the week is a set of spade bits and what they are good at and not so good at. Wrigley Field in Chicago is the feature for Great Moments in Build History. It proves to be a great example of how a building can grow, change, and be updated over the years. Allan wraps things up with an update on water mitigation and landscaping plus a word of caution when dealing with broken and hanging tree branches.
Tool Talk Radio: 3.05.2023: A Tacky Lamp, Lord of the Rings, and Fiber Technology
Joe and Allan get started with Joe’s quest for the perfect lamp for an odd place in his ongoing renovation. A little tacky can be a good thing. Allan rants a bit about landscaping and water control around the home during Spring showers. Then, he has to clean up water seeping in under the tiles. Great Moments in Building History is all about the movie sets for The Lord of The Rings in New Zealand. The guys wrap this episode up with a chat about fiber technology and how it influencing so much in the DIY industries.
Geek Tank Radio: 3.05.2023: To AI or not to AI
The guys start of with a short conversation about the new season of The Mandalorian and all of the directions the show can go from here. Then it is all about how artificial intelligence is creeping into everything. There are new apps that can produce all kinds of artwork in a variety of styles. It seems that AI is starting to influence everything from music to college papers and even story telling, both movies and books.