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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ericast 227 - MinneDemo 2013 Hipsters

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This episode recaps my surprisingly busy week last week with a couple highlights from MinneDemo 2013:  A nonprofit/church community management site called and Jerry Belich's Choosatron storytelling gadget.

I also touch on Sorin's Bluff in Red Wing, Minnesota, Lark Toys in Kellogg, Minnesota, buying peaches at the Pepin (Wisconsin) country store, driving through Stockholm, Wisconsin during their Art Fair, the Waconia, Minnesota rodeo (having discovered that the Professional Rodeo Association apparently has no connection and doesn't talk to or work with the Minnesota Rodeo Association when they're in the state), and the 2013 Aquatennial Fireworks in Minneapolis.

That made for a busy Saturday.

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By the way... what do those Aquatennial fireworks look like?  Well... here's the show on YouTube

A shakier video taken from near where we were standing (to give you an idea of the first-person experience) is also on YouTube

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ericast 226 - Kids Workshop Experience

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A walk in the woods provides the background to this week's episode, where I talk about an awkwardly bad customer service interaction I witnessed at the Home Depot Kids Workshop (which has pretty much always been a fun experience for us... but not for the poor dad I saw last Saturday...), contrasted with an outstanding Tweet-driven interaction with Enom.

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Friday, July 05, 2013

Ericast 225 - Gage Hall Implosion

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What was this past week's adventure?  A road trip down to Mankato, Minnesota to watch two 12-story dorms known as Gage Hall be imploded.

Pretty cool.  Way totally pretty cool.

And on that trip, I had live and personal "listener feedback" from Listener Mike.  We didn't record our conversation, but I re-live it on this podcast.

By the way, do you think anyone will click that link for the Gage Hall information?  (It's a fun one.)  Find out with the stats (which you magically get by tacking a "+" at the end.  Tip of the day.)

Other news?  The Island King Tiki Torch, and my search for video thumbnail applications. 

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