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Please remember to vote today and tomorrow for Polyamory Weekly in the Mature category of the Podcast Awards! Thank you! [boobie hugs]

Stats fun

Wow. If I haven’t said so lately, you listeners ROCK!

I haven’t checked Poly Weekly’s stats in a while, and you guys blew me away when I checked today. Last year, we averaged about 2,000 downloads per show after three weeks. Now, I see that Tacit‘s interview here and here, the Negotiations Roundtable, and other back episodes are all already well over 3,000 downloads! In fact, our average is now closer to 2,500.

(BTW, for a great summary of Tacit’s interviews, check out Alan’s review on Polyamorous Percolations)

Yes, I’m a stats whore. :-) But this is my big thank-you for listening, for telling your friends, for Digging, linking to, donating to and generally supporting Polyamory Weekly.

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Poly Weekly #118: Geeks in Love

The new Polyamory Weekly #118: Geeks in Love is up! Direct download is here.

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments; welcome our co-host for today’s show, Steve Eley of the Escape Pod podcast; dorks versus geeks

4:30 Topic: What geeky tools do you use to create and maintain your poly relationships?
Far and beyond, the most popular geeky tool for maintaining poly relationships was Google Calendar. Alissa started with 30boxes, an Ajax-based calendar tool; Google calendar, however, allows tagging for entries (personal, sexual, work, volunteer, medical, etc.) and allows for sharing among as many people as you like according to those tags; for syncing issues, RatBastid suggests syncing to iCal and then Palm using and/or Spanning Sync to sync between Google calendar and iCal and Missing Link to sync iCal with his Palm

10:00 Organizing for geeks
Steve mentions Getting Things Done for geeks who aren’t organized to begin with; minx prefers Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern

13:30 More geek tools: ring tones, Steve’s heuristic, social media sites
GCalDaemon for syncing; TriSiren mentions that in addition to geek tools like IM and SMS, each lover has his/her own ring tone (hers is the Imperial March), but they also talk over their weekly Google calendars in person; Ohari shares how the family uses Google calendar; Steve shares his heuristic for social media sites: if we’re not hoping to work together or sleep together, please don’t ask me to join stuff; minx suggests using the tools that your friends/family use

18:00 More geek tools: yahoo groups, AirSet.com and the OhMiBod iPod vibrator!!

  • Anita Wagner says her family has its own Yahoo! Group
  • AirSet is recommended
  • webcams and video chats are essentials
  • IncrediMail is a mail program with stationery, 3D effects and cute images for customized love notes
  • Edwarddain also uses Foucauldian Theory
  • Farecast is great for cheap fares to your LDR
  • Can you believe there is a vibrator you can connect to your iPod?? OhMiBod has them–donate so minx can do some product-testing!!

24:40 Still more geek tools: Facebook, wikis, Skype
TOCityGuy mentions Facebook, LiveJournal (great for polling); don’t forget you can create a wiki for your family or group; Steve and minx discuss whether geek tools take the romance out of things (NO!); Skype is great for free phone calls (we watch Battlestar Galactica together over Skype as a video date!)

32:30 How to choose?
Ask people which media they prefer and listen to the answers; try different things and see which media work for you

34:25 Head minx
Steve points out one of the downfalls of technology: without more direct contact (video chat, phone, in person), the Head Minx (the minx in his head) takes over–and she’s more based on his own insecurities than on the person minx actually is. So he needs direct contact to “reset the Head Minx.”

38:30 Wrap-up

Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Thanks for listening!

This week’s outro and bumper music is Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton.

If you like the intro music, check out Pacemaker Jane, a cool band out of Ohio.

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