I’m Mark Rollins, and if you’ve seen me here on YouTube, you know that I created TheGeekChurch.com, and I do videos here on YouTube and TikTok. Most of my videos are product reviews of tech, and I’m up to about 500 subscribers on YouTube with almost 20,000 followers on Tik Tok. Or, you might just know me because we’ve met, personally or professionally. I’m here to give … [Read more...] about I am 51 years old and I just discovered that I am on the Autism Spectrum
Soooo.....Yeah. If you are not familiar with PAX, it is the Penny Arcade Expo, and it was founded by the creators of Penny Arcade, a successful online comic strip. Usually, the PAX Prime event is visited by over a hundred thousand fans at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington at the end of August/beginning of September. This year, PAX Prime … [Read more...] about Our Trip to PAX Prime 2021!
My wife and I have been going to the same church for over twenty years, and we have both decided that it is time to leave. This is a decision that isn’t an easy one to make, but we believe it is time to separate ourselves from what we feel to be toxicity in much of modern-day Christianity that inhabits many churches-particularly, the Evangelical brand. Please understand … [Read more...] about Why We Are Leaving the Church and Christianity, but still love God and Jesus
In 2009, I started this blog of The Geek Church. At the time, I had a few years of experience writing for tech and gadget blogs such as gadgets-weblog.com, mobilewhack.com, screenhead.com, and coolest-gadgets.com. Of these websites, only the last is still publishing articles on a regular basis. When I first started The Geek Church, this was about five years after the … [Read more...] about Please Allow Me to Re-Introduce…Ourselves
Okay, we had a terrific chance to visit a big convention this weekend with PAC CON 2015, in Pullman, Washington. It was pretty close, but man, was there some good cosplay. There was a lot to see there, and I took a lot of pictures of some of the best cosplay that I saw. You'll have to hit the jump to see what I mean, as this would take up way too much space. Sometimes … [Read more...] about Our visit to PAC CON 2015 in Pullman, Washington!
It would appear that this is the year of the hack with "The Interview" movie probably becoming bigger than it should be with Sony getting hacked. Then there was "The Snappening" and "The Fappening". Had a good holiday? Well, Amazon was ready with their Kiva robots. Amazon is also doing this Echo thing, a Siri for your home. Amazon also unveiled the Fire Phone with some … [Read more...] about Big Tech News Events of 2014
I mentioned in an earlier post that I will be doing less posts this week. Today, I'll be talking about all of the gadgets that I did hands-on reviews of this year. It will be about what I thought would be very good. Here's a little warning. WordPress has some interesting thing that happens when I put in a hyperlink, so don't be surprised. Finally got a chance to … [Read more...] about All the gadgets that I reviewed this year for 2014!
Okay, I'm not going to lie to you. This blog makes me little money. About five years ago, I started this blog, thinking that I might make some money off this. It has, but in all honesty, not the way that I intended. The truth is I wanted to create a blog that would be a cross between my two favorite things: Christianity and technology. I wasn't certain whether or not … [Read more...] about How the blog is going to change
Okay, I'm sure that you all know that I write Lego books. I have written Practical Lego Technics and Lego Technic Robotics, and I have now written a book on LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. Yes, I have written on LEGO MINDSTORMS before, like when I saw them at CES 2014. In case you haven't figured it out, I wrote a hands-on review of them because I have lived and breathed LEGO … [Read more...] about Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 is out!
The image that you see here is from a presentation from Compass Intelligence, and I really think that it partially summarizes CES. One of the reasons why I like going to this event is so I can see tomorrow's futures today, and there really is a lot that I saw that demonstrates how much of a sci-fi world we live in today. While I was in the Press Room on Sunday, I imagined … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned from CES 2014
Well, the year has almost ended, and I thought I would take the time out to talk about what impacted us the most this year. This is not going to be in any particular order, so don't interpret this as a "Top Ten" list. No More Woof, simply because it is so very interesting. Perhaps I should nominate it as my crowdfunded project of the year. It was definitely the year … [Read more...] about 2013: A Year in Tech
Today's post, and only post for the holidays, will be simply a summary of things you can buy for the holiday. It is made for those last-minute shoppers, or for those who did their shopping too late. They are in the order of when I reviewed. For those that want a new phone, Galaxy S Note 3! I like that Galaxy S IV, too. You might want to hold it with an Armpocket … [Read more...] about Holiday list for Christmas 2013
Do I need to describe what Black Friday is? I have no idea when Black Friday starts, as it seems to be starting on Thanksgiving these days. Personally, why do we call it "Black Friday"? Are African-Americans offended by this term? I suppose that all the terrifying stories of people rushing to buy cheap deals on the day after Thanksgiving just love to get more and more press … [Read more...] about The GeekChurch Tip for Surviving Black Friday: Think Zombie Apocalypse
The other day I opened up my email on Yahoo and discovered that it had changed. Some times, change is good, but I believe that it is bad in this case. Since I have this blog, I am going to use it to say how much I detest the changes. First, the tab portion is gone. It used to be that I could look at emails that I had written in the past by doing a search, and I could … [Read more...] about Okay, I don’t like the new Yahoo Mail
Some of you might remember our review of the AF56 from Audiofly, and we are proud to say that we have two pairs, the AF33. Yes, I am giving them away, and if you want to know what makes them interesting, it is the 4 sets of silicon ear tips that mold to your ears. The custom voiced 9mm dynamic driver also helps as well. Then there is the Clear-Talk split the mic from the … [Read more...] about We are Giving Away two AF33M Earbuds from Audiofly!