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The Dork Forest is a show where I, Jackie Kashian, interview everyone and anyone about what they really really like. ie thier dorkdom. Started in 2006, the youtube page has clips (and full episodes). and will lead you to all the information you may ever need re this show and Jackie's standup.

Jul 19, 2011

My guest is the greatest techy dork that I know: Andrew Solmssen. Thought you cared about computers? He does a LOT. In the beginning I’m hyper and we talk Star Trek, but then… tech. I say “right” a lot. I am revealed as not knowing things… again. Enjoy. It’s awesome.



I made up that difference. Nerd/Dork

Edith Keillor – Joan Collins

Teri Garr


Robert Heinlein

Voyage of the Dawn Trader

Swallows and Amazon

Rick Brandt Science Adventures

Col. S.P. Meek

Tig Notaro


Asus Motherboard - Rampage 3 Gene 13/66

Core i7 processor

Quadro NVS 450

SSD – 120 OCZ vertex 2

Data Backup – RAID

Twitter is @solmssen and facebook

Pocketcast – for Android

Podtrapper – great for Blackberry

3G iPod Touch – recorded July 13, announced July 14


If you need a cable for anything

The PORNY side of Return to Castle Wolfenstein

Virtualization Server – this one seems pre-built. Prolly not as “good”

Parallels for Macintosh

Skynet – april 12 2011


John Anderson

Hunter S. Thompson on Nixon, find “yard” on the page

Beau Geste – Gary Cooper 1939

Super micro x8sil-f – I finally GET it.

Hyper v roll (installed)//VM ware

The OS on his Virtual Server:
1. Windows Small Business Server 2008

2. Windows 2003 - Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0

3. Windows 2003 - SpiceWorks

4. Ubuntu Linux Server

5-7. Windows XP, Vista, 7 (operating system)


The word… fungible (which I just said, “right” to)


Second Life – the game I’m thinking of J

CJ Arabia

Alex Solmssen Photography

Andrew on SoundCloud


Books Andrew recommends:

Hackers- Steven Levy

The Soul of the New Machine - Tracy Kidder

Software recommend:

Small business Server 2011 Essentials  


My website has a player, standup schedule and videos, merch page (CD/T-shirt opportunities) and the donation button: or


The iPhone App, Android Apps is available. If you hate the $2 spent on the app, I’ll give you $2 off a CD or T-shirt at a show. Or e me.