LN-QRM 173: Whine and Cheese

Recorded: 14 March 2015

Hosts: Joel, Barry, Barty & Michael

Podcaster’s Anonymous BooZe–Review

  • Michael – The drink of the evening is the Finlandia Black Russian (Already in progress 🙂  )
  • Barry – Pinnacle coconut infused vodka
  • Joel –  Blackberry Brandy Sour

Days of our Lives

  • Barry – Damn ice dam
  • Michael – And in a related issue, Pasty to the rescue
  • Barry – My mailbox was trashed…again
  • Barry – The Postal Service: Efficiency at its best
  • Michael – Related, how long does a USPS priority package take to arrive from Portland Oregon to CH?
  • Barry – FailPoint update
  • Barry – It’s Ultimate Pi Day – Who Gives a F@(&
  • Michael – Back from PCT, lookng forward to MMPCR!
  • Michael – Calumet HS CopperBots in action!
  • Michael – I see pavement!
  • Michael – The Harbor went to the dogs again.
  • Michael – And … the office chair broke
  • Michael – Long hours, even by my standards – affecting episode output
  • Michael – Clash of Clans – Rip Van Winkle Level
  • Michael – yesterday was Bob G’s birthday! Listen to the tribute on Mark My Words.
  • Michael – The Bird Counter’s Shelter is now up on Brockway…
  • Joel – Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83 ( March 26, 1931 – February 27,2015) He Lived Long and  Prospered and touched all of our lives.
  • Joel – Sir Terry Prachett Passes Away at 66 (April 28,1948 -to- March 12, 2015)
  • Joel -Turned on to a GREAT podcast called “We’re Alive!” a zombie cast (on itunes)

App Review

  • Barry – Hyperlapse
  • Barry – My Talking Pet

Ingress Alert

  • Michael – new recharge feature, new badges, Mark gets his Guardian 150
  • Barry – Maybe I can get a gold sojourner badge in two months

Bottom Gear

  • Michael – Time for a long generator test / switching exclusively to premium gas
  • Daisy – (neon) gets stuck in the mud in the driveway(melting snow)
  • Jerry Clarkson is suspended from Top Gear for punching a show’s producer.

Musical Guest: 1971 Billboard Hot 100 #40 –  The Jackson 5 with “Never Can Say Goodbye”

Theme Song:   Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Hit the Ground Running”

LN-QRM #165: Last one of the year

Recorded: 27 Decenmber 2014

Hosts: Joel, Barry & Michael

  • Barry – Chillaxing all week
  • Barry – Replacing an old ceiling fan
  • Barry – RTL-SDR plug and play project
  • Joel   –  Xbox one is awesome, Advanced Warfare is awesome  if the damn Microsoft servers would stay up!
  • Michael – More trips up Brockway – finally swapped the wind turbine unit…
  • Michael – Old high school friends …

Podcaster’s Anonymous BooZeReview

Ingress Alert

  • Joel – I re-downloaded Ingress and was farming in Hudson NH today.

Bottom Gear

  • Joel – Received a plugin FM transmitter as well as a cassette deck drive to aux cord input thing
  • Michael – So far… nothing has broken on the truck – but we changed up the schedule
  • Michael – Posted a picture of the mighty (with apologies to Jason) 1997 Mercury Sable on G+

Entertainment Last Month

  • Barry – Lilyhammer Season 3
  • Michael – Podcast and Show review – Radio Free Skaro
  • Joel – Series 21 of Top Gear found on Hulu Plus!

Musical Guest:  Ingrid Michaelson with “Afterlife”

Theme Song:   Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Hit the Ground Running”

LN-QRM #160: The Season of Darkness

Recorded: 8 November 2014

Hosts: Joel, Barry & Michael


  • Barry – The season of darkness has begun
  • Barry – Next weekend the deck comes off, the snowblower goes on
  • Barry – We can almost fit cars in the garage again
  • Barry – App Review: Kill Shot
  • Barry – Waiting for Lollipop: Delayed until 12 Nov
  • Michael – water spout! While working on Brockway…
  • Michael – brockway on solar
  • Michael – gale warning!
  • Michael – The Who-A-Thon continues

Entertainment Last Month

  • Barry – A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Barry – Jack Ryan, The Shadow Recruit
  • Joel – Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is friggin AWESOME!
  • Joel – the latest iOS 8 patch really fixed my 4s battery life issue.

Bottom Gear

  • Joel – the neon got its studded snow sneakers put on it this week in prep for our first snow coming this Friday.
  • Michael – fun drive in the truck last night
  • Michael – bottom gear 97 Jeep topic
  • MIchael – the death wobble is still gone
  • Michael – headlights are dropping like flies…

Musical Guest: HAIM with “The Wire”

Theme Song:   Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Hit the Ground Running”

LN-QRM #122: Merry Christmas!

Recorded: 21 December 2013

Hosts: Joel, Barry & Michael


Done with work for the year
QRM Studios is 8 years old!
Grape-based alcohol goes straight to the head
The JD is a great snowblower
ATV Plowing
NORAD is tracking Santa with Bing this year – Poor Santa will be lost!
BitTorrent serverless chat replaces usernames with crypto keys
Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states
Another trip up Brockway
Time to Pull the Plug on 1&1
Grooming the Cross Country Trails
Contract job in Minneapolis
Seriously considering Podcamp Toronto!
Bottom Gear – Studded snow tires

Musical Guest: Karmyn Tyler with “Ill Be There On Christmas Day”

Theme Song: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Hit the Ground Running”


LN-QRM #117: Michael loves his mountain

Recorded: 16 November 2013

Hosts: Joel, Barry & Michael


Bit Torrent Sync
Pee Could Power Future Robots
Fun night on the mountain, then follow up at the tower.

Musical Guest: Brian Mangum with “You’re The One”

Theme Song: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Hit the Ground Running”

LN-QRM #26: Pizza Party!!!

I know, it’s been over a month since the last podcast. Jash, Michael and I have been busy. So we decided to make it up to you with this long…. long podcast featuring the Brockway Mountain Midnight Pizza Party. It’s an annual event up in Yooper Country that Michael and his family go to every year. But… don’t worry. We still get enough geeky tech-talk in. Enjoy.

Hosts: Barry J & Michael 


Rain, rain go away!

Summer Solstice Brockway Mountain Pizza Party
Black flies, mosquitoes and deer flies, oh my!
No water means well pump replacement
4th of July means 3 for 9er week!
Michael & his Mom on a cruise from Boston to Montreal
Ambulance in Copper Harbor going live on the 4th of July weekend

Gadgets & Games
Apple announces IOS 5, OS X Lion and iCloud
Live TV coming to Xbox
Don’t put your iPhone in a ziplock bag
Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3 – O M G!!!!
Halo 4 is also coming soon
HP OfficeJet Pro is a cool multifunction printer
No Agenda Podcast and the No Agenda Stream

Check out Political QRM
They’re BA-ACK! Frickin’ politicians
Political signs on the road already? REALLY?
Peter Faulk – aka Columbo is dead at age 83

Musical Guest: Edwin Derricutt with his song “3 Minutes 23″

Theme Song: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat BandHit the Ground Running