I’ve been a fan of Leo Laporte since my dad and I watched The Screen Savers regularly every afternoon on TechTV. We loved it. After the demise of the network to G4, Leo disappeared from my radar until one late night he was broadcasting online a 24-hour iPhone launch party. That was the first time I became aware of his regular podcast (and network), TWiT.
In eight years, TWiT went from a little audio only show at a conference with some old friends angry over losing TechTV and morphed a successful Internet broadcasting company that can somehow manage to pay off a 1.5 million dollar loan four years early.
I’ve been following the TWiT.tv move for months now. I remember when I was young, I would come home from school and watch The Screen Savers with my dad. It was pretty good back then. But eventually, it ended with the slow creeping of G4. Since then, I’ve on and off of watching Leo. I tried last year but without a phone it never stayed apart of my routine. This year armed with a capable phone and more than computers than you could shake a stick at, I’ve stayed on top of the new episodes.
And thus, the new TWiT studio is being populated today after this afternoon’s The Tech Guy. It is momentus moment for technology enthusiests and doubly so for those at TWiT – they’re going to be armed with even better technology and locations for providing what they love providing. And they’ll be great.
Since the initial work has started, there have numerous walkthroughs and you should seriously check them out. Tonight, I’m going to sit down with a bit of bubbly of my own, watch the live stream and enjoy this fantastic occasion.
If you’ve never seen a troll call into a radio show, then you have to sit around on a Thursday afternoon and witness it. Erik Lanigan is a great guy and his show, Tech TalkBack is basically an informal The Tech Guy.
Anyway, this show is full of gems like this.
Uh… so.. so how do I turn on my TV?
Just a few minutes ago, I managed to get my TWiT Brick fixed. Earlier this week, it turned out that my verification letter had my inscribed name wrong. From a missing P to a now fulfilled Ryan Rampersad! Once again, Long Live, TWiT.
And a big thanks to Amanda for understanding the problem and providing a quick fix.
Not that is anyone’s fault, but I received my brick inscription verification letter today only to find out that they misspelled my name! On the brick, it would have read:
And thus the P from my name would forever be erased! I quickly sent off an email stating the error and hopefully I’ll get this fixed sooner than later. I had ten days to do this, the letter was mailed on the 21st but I received it six days later, which leaves until July 1st.
Long live, TWiT.