The “ick” went around the shop, but it seemed to hit Q&A as well. Around 9am Saturday morning I received a message from Jonathan that he’d be out sick. That had LD and I trying to figure out how we were going to work with this, given our format (Banter) works best with three people. Preferably with one of them being relatively high energy as well.

Ben, sadly, was not able to make it. I talked to mother about what was going on and she suggested my brother. Dan has a lot of IT experience as well as retail customer service. It was a long-shot as he’s generally busy, but I gave it a try. Long story short, he came onto the show, did a great job, and we had possibly a record number of callers for the show!

I think the most interesting call was from Rev. Cindy Palos. She’s a long-time DJ at KAOI 1110AM, but also is an author who has found out that her books are being pirated/used for scams. We did a little initial research (Google has a way to report scams, malware, etc., types of links), suggested seeing a lawyer to send a DMCA order, and even reporting the other stolen books to their respective publishers.

All in all, a good show.