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About geekgoban

Who is Goban? Goban takes his name from a minor character from a TurboGrafx-16 CD game. Why? Why not? A technical support staffer by day and ne'er do well by night, Goban radiates geek on several frequencies. He's best described of a geek generalist with at least a casual interest in automobiles, music, video games, science fiction, fantasy, comic books, computers and more.

I’m Not Always On, What Reason Is There For My System?

While the rumors that the next generation Xbox, Xbox One, will require a persistent internet connection seem to not be true in all circumstances, there has been acknowledgment that regular check-ins are going to be required. In an interview with … Continue reading

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On Hurting Your Business by Abusing the Customer

Imagine that you are going to a restaurant for a meal.  Upon entering, you are required to present two forms of ID and register as the authorized user of that restaurant.  Then you are required to pay.  Before you can … Continue reading

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Failure to Adapt

One of the underlying currents about the “demise” of TV as a medium is about how the networks have not embraced technological advances. Far more often than not, they actively resist them.  It’s not an unusual thing to resist change. … Continue reading

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Atari and Cars Overlap

One of the things mentioned in my profile was being a Geek Generalist with at least a casual interest in automobiles in addition to the usual technology associated with being a geek.  This week I found myself in a discussion … Continue reading

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On Intentionally Making it Scarce

Warner Brothers has advised this week that as of the end of this year they will cease shipping DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs (BRDs) of the Harry Potter movie series (read more here [new tab]).  Now the last of the eight … Continue reading

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Not Paying for it Anymore

I canceled my TV satellite service last week and am not changing to what most would consider a direct competitor.  Since it isn’t strictly an issue of affordability, questions may arise as to why I would dump this sort of … Continue reading

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Geek Radiation Zone Welcomes GeekGoban

Who is this Goban you ask? I take my name from a minor character from a TurboGrafx-16 CD game.  Why?  Why not?  A technical support staffer by day and ne’er do well by night, I radiates geek on several frequencies.  … Continue reading

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