Episode 4: High School Nerd Clique Lunch Table

Today, we were supposed to talk a bit about making music. And we do get around to that — in about the last 5 minutes of the show.

The rest of the show is taken up with anecdotes about high school (and the differences between American and Danish high schools), Japanese computers, and how to apply Commodore 64-esque filters to your computer graphics.

As always, it’s a free-flowing, borderline chaotic whirlwind of pure nerddom that we know you’ll love, because we do, and our tastes are impeccable!

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Pay no attention to that Sysadmin behind the curtain!

Hello, howdy, good day to you all, and whatever you like to greet others with! Robert here, sticking his head out from his cave where he takes care of all the nice little back-end stuff that keeps this lovely little site shoved all up into someone’s cloud running! I just wanted to give you all a little behind the scenes look as to what this site is running on, and what it takes to keep it running.

For starters, this site is of course running on WordPress, running on a cloud server running Ubuntu 16.04 (because penguins, dammit!) Hosting for our little site is provided by those awesome, awesome folks at Digital Ocean, and the hosting is in NYC, just a stone’s throw from me!

As I’m a sysadmin and engineer by nature, I’m the one who basically makes sure that the site doesn’t go kaputsky on us in the middle of the night or something drastic like that. 🙂

But that’s just a nice little look into what we’re using to run this site. Troels does the front-end (makes it look nice); I keep the engine running in the back-end. An excellent combo, no?

Episode 3: Music to My Ears

After a three months’ pause, the nerds finally get back together to discuss what’s been going on over the holidays.

If you like danceable music made under Nigerian dictator rule, rare vinyl records, or what happens when you give four nutsos from San Francisco the means to do a CD-ROM game, you’ll probably find some treats in this episode.

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Episode 2: Step Away From the Camera, Mr. Lucas

The Nerds reconvene to talk movie magic! Especially the sort that George Lucas has clearly forgotten how to make.

On my recent excursion to Australia, I watched a bunch of movies on the ungodly long flight. Two of these turn into quite the discussion with my fellow nerd Robert: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Yes, there is bitching about the Star Wars prequels in here. There had to be. Because if there’s one thing The Force Awakens taught me, it is that I didn’t actually grow out of Star Wars — the prequels were just so awful, they made me think I had.

Also on the programme: Weird anime series (Excel Saga), feeling awkward watching anime, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, and how to properly eat a pizza in New York!

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Episode 1: Off the Cuff

The series has landed! Hey, that’s episode 2 of Futurama. But it’s also the phrase I’m using to announce that the Nerd Against the Machine podcast is now actually a thing!

If you’re not sure what you’re tuning into, let me briefly explain: We’re two nerds. We chat about anything and everything we feel like. We don’t have show topics; we don’t have a set schedule; most of the time, we don’t even really know what we’re doing.

So, on this, the inaugural episode, we talk about anything from south-east asian horror movies to punk rock gigs in dirty basement, Cuban cuisine to beer drinking, and I briefly regale you all with what I did today: visit the Danish ComicCon — which was a somewhat underwhelming experience.

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