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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.


Podcast Profile: Cranky Geeks Podcast


Put three tech pundits together in one room, add the crankiest talking head in tech journalism; John C. Dvorak, and what do you have? How about the Cranky Geeks podcast.

You can listen to this as an audio podcast, but you can also watch the video that is recorded live each week on Wednesday at 12:30 pm Pacific Time. None of the guys on here are going to win People Magazine's Sexiest Man of the Year, but it's fun to watch the facial expressions and every once in a while a female joins the panel. Molly Wood, Vanessa Fox, and Natali Del Conte have been guests, and they are much easier on the eyes than John C., or David Spark for that matter.

Sebastian Rupley from is usually one of the pannelists each week, so he has earned the title Co-Crank from John C. and that is saying something. Rupley is a younger version of Dvorak and is prepared each week, but always put in his place by John C.

The podcast may start out a little slow, but as they move through the topics they get more animated. I'm not sure if it's the topics or the fact they are stuck sitting at a desk with Dvorak for thirty minutes. Carlos Rodela, Jim Louderback of Revision3, and Tom Merritt are worthy guests. The ads are the usual podcast ads:, Squarespace, and the like, but the weird, scratchy violin music that is played as bumper music needs to go.

But the real star of the show is John C. Dvorak, and he knows it. The show moves at a pace controlled by Dvorak; in and out of the topics and the breaks for ads. If it seems like Dvorak has been around forever, you're not wrong, he has. The increase in popularity of podcasting has kind of been a rebirth for Dvorak. He appears on, or has a part in about a half dozen podcasts, including The Tech Grouch, and Leo Laporte's This Week in Technology. When Dvorak, who has written for just about every computer publication and major newspaper goes on one of his famous rants the guests sometimes cannot contain themselves. One week it may be on Windows 7, the next on the FCC, and anytime "Cloud Computing" is brought up listeners hold their breath to see how quickly it will take Dvorak to dismiss "The Cloud" as a fraud. The truth is Dvorak and his guests have a great knowledge about the world of technology and opinions to go with it.

Head on over to each week to watch live or download the podcast, you never know what you might hear.



Remember "I am Tiger Woods"


Jesper Parnevik: "I hope she uses a driver next time"

An irate Jesper Parnevik lashed out at Tiger Woods today, and said he should apologize to Elin because me (Jesper)and my wife were at fault for "hooking her up with him", meaning Tiger.

Before Woods married the Swedish model in 2004, Elin Nordegren and her twin sister Josefin worked as au pairs for Jasper and Mia Parnevik.  Parnevik, known for wearing wild golf attire, and who is kind of a jokester, was not joking about this matter.  He did say, "and hope she uses a driver next time instead of the 3-iron."

Parnevik was speaking from PGA Qualifying School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Parnevik said he and his wife have not spoken to Tiger about the rumors, but he also added
"Maybe not just do it, like Nike says." 

Tiger should know better as an icon and role model, but I applaud Jesper for speaking his mind and saying what many people are thinking.


AT&T and Samsung let you do your computing on the "Go"


You may already know that the Samsung Go is a powerful little netbook that weighs in at 2.8 pounds, has a reliable Intel Atom Processor, a 160 GB hard drive, 1GB of memory, high definition audio support, two built in speakers, three USB 2.0 ports, a video conferencing feature and a built-in webcam.

Add Windows 7 as the operating system, the nation’s fastest 3G network and the largest  Wi-Fi network in the U.S. and what do you have?  A winning combination of AT&T and Samsung.  And this time of year they make sweet music; make that holiday music together.

The Samsung Go is available for $199 after mail-in rebate via an AT&T Promotion Card and a two-year data service contract.  The two-year AT&T DataConnect plan – including a 200MB plan option for a newly reduced price of $35 per month or a 5GB plan for $60 per month is a sweet deal.

Customers love netbooks and now with the release of Windows 7, the public is going wild over netbooks powered with Windows 7. 

The Samsung Go netbook also comes equipped with AT&T Communication Manager (ACM) 7.0 preloaded to help customers manage their usage and connections. The newly revamped Communication Manager will automatically connect users to AT&T Hot Spots when available and the program is activated. ACM is designed to be compatible with Windows 7 for in market and previously launched devices.

To take advantage of this netbook offer, please visit us at an AT&T retail store or online at or by calling 1-866-MOBILITY.


The DIRECTV Blimp Above my House

It almost felt like a scene out of the 1970's movie "Black Friday" when I saw the DIRECTV Blimp hovering over my house at dusk last night.

I've seen many blimps before, but this one is unique.  The DIRECTV Blimp has the world’s largest airborne LED video screen. The company—which did not claim the LED screen itself counts as high-definition—says the apparatus is the first of its kind to operate in North America and one of only two worldwide.  Actually, it's pretty cool, and great advertising for DIRECTV.

The 178-foot long blimp boasts a 70-by-30-foot full-color monitor just beneath the DIRECTV logo.  The screen on the blimp has a resolution of 33,600 pixels. 

 I would have to guess the blimp is intown for The SEC Championship Game on Saturday, and will probably stay around for The Falcons vs. Eagles on Sunday.