Louie Girardot

Louie Girardot has been working as an IT professional since 1996 and has weathered a dizzying array of technological innovations since that time. Louie has previously never had a job that lasted this long - which he credits to the incredibly diverse range of industries that he gets to service - there is just never a dull moment. Some of his most interesting projects include a video system that captures video from inside underground sewer lines and a system that integrated two offices - one in New York City and one in Carbondale to function as if under the same roof. Louie's lifetime goal as a geek is to "dumb down" technical matters and use analogies to make technology accessible to the common man. As a Geekspeak host this translates into making the show as un-technical as possible; connecting with listeners who would normally roll their eyes and change the channel.

Ways to Connect

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The geeks jump in with an oft-discussed subject: web browsers. Microsoft Edge, the little browser that could, chromium the open source version of Google Chrome for people who want to be human guinea pigs, and Vivaldi, the ultimate browser for tech hipsters. They discuss an article from Erin Bromage about how most US States epidemiological curves are still on the rise. Finally KDNK DJ Terry Glassenapp calls in with a question about the best ways to sanitize a smart phone.

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The Geeks overcome the challenges of our days to provide important technical knowledge to KDNK listeners.

The Geeks get together while keeping distance with several forms of technology, including KDNK's Tieline, a good olde fashioned telephone landline, plus voice chat software called Mumble. Marty joins to help describe some coronavirus-era scams and provide some advice for working remotely.

The Geeks Get Jaded

Mar 2, 2020

Louie and Matt chat about the latest, including switching to Linux and ditching the major tech companies.

The Geeks talk "slide to type" and later Foreign Correspondent Donna calls in to talk about fire sticks and other jargon. Plus, we answer questions about Catalina and iTunes.

How will the coronavirus affect technology production and distribution? The Geeks ponder this and other topics.

KDNK's geeks return in 2020 to begin the decade answering tech questions and sharing tech news.

The Geeks answer tech questions with helpful advice on this special holiday edition of Geekspeak.

KDNK's Geeks take calls and chat about the latest in tech and personal affairs.

KDNK Geeks Matt McBrayer, Louie Girardot, and News Director Lucas Turner answer tech questions live on air. Topics include Windows upgrading, churning memory and "good tab hygiene."

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KDNK's deeks chat about Catalina, Apple's new desktop operating system for Macintosh computers.

This week on Geekspeak, Louie and Matt experiment with web browsing filtration.

KDNK's geeks review two-factor authentication, then chat with Donna about buying a new phone and the coolest weather apps.

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KDNK's geeks share the importance of community media, mention the perseverance of phone scams and then Donna calls to talk about travel. Plus, advice is given about running Linux in lieu of Windows.

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Andrea Orrego, found and CEO of Atelier, and Chris Beebe, founder of GloBe Map, join Matt and Louie to chat about designing apps and local opportunities to get involved.

Louie Girardot and Matt McBrayer are KDNK's trusted geeks. In this week's show, they encourage critical engagement with news media and remind listeners to jiggle their cables and restart devices. Donna calls to talk about Google Lens.

MacBooks have a history of being challenging to fix, especially the ones with glued-in batteries! Donna calls to affirm this and The Geeks respond by acknowledging that some Macs don't seem to ever die. This evolves into a thoughtful discussion of the Right to Repair Movement.

KDNK Geeks Talk About "The Ring"

May 20, 2019
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What ring, you ask? Foreign correspondent Donna calls in to explain.

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Between answering calls, KDNK's Geekspeak shares the latest in tech, including Amazon's venture into package delivery, and gives tips for safeguarding passwords.

Guest Tanner Stirrat joins Matt McBrayer to discuss the European Union's Articles 11 and 13 and what changes those may bring to the Internet. 

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April Fools! Matt and Louie explain "Poe's Law" and share some April Fools fun. Plus, Japanese talking toilets?

The Geeks give details about Google Chrome's "zero-day vulnerability," providing tips for password security and answering live calls with tech questions.

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This month's episode of Geek Speak warns against accepting phone calls from someone representing "the Internet." And the Geeks answer your general tech questions.
 

Geek Speak airs twice monthly on KDNK. It's a live call-in tech talk show with Matt McBrayer, Louie Girardot, Foreign Correspondent Donna, and occasional special guests. Hear past episodes here.

The Geeks weigh in on Facebook's 15-year anniversary and ponder whether the social media network is a glowingly wonderful thing, or just plain evil. Geek Speak airs two Mondays a month on KDNK. The live call-in show features hosts Matt McBrayer, Louie Girardot, Foreign Correspondent Donna, and occasional special guests. Hear archived episodes here.

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On this week's Geek Speak, hosts Louie Girardot and Matt McBrayer talk tech, including the relationship between iCloud and Google Photos. Catch Geek Speak every first and third Monday on KDNK. Hear archived episodes here.

The program Geek Speak returns for a new year. DNA testing starts the conversation. Later, a caller wants to know more about so-called "fake news."

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Louie and Matt say farewell to the craziness of 2018 with more advice for protecting oneself from online hackers.

Host Matt McBrayer is joined by KDNK News Director Raleigh Burleigh Shopping Safely and Louie Girardot by phone to give provide tips about shopping safely and smartly online.

Today on Geekspeak, Matt and Louie are joined by special guest Bryan Ward, founder of Sopris Health and Wellness and a lifetime geek, to discuss how technology may unite us when it seems to be so steadily dividing us.

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The Geeks talk about problems with OS X 10.14, computer security, changes to Outlook.com mail and IBM buying the largest Unix distributor.

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