Sep 262010

Oops! Looks like I forgot to carry the 1 and divide by pi and the RSS feed for Episode 29 of the podcast didn’t post very well on iTunes and Zune Marketplace. Don’t worry folks! I made the necessary sacrifices to the RSS gods and got the issue fixed.

Big thanks to the listeners that let me know about the problem! You are my hero.

May 292010

Well folks. It took awhile but I finally did it. After many months of hard work I was able to convince the folks at Apple to accept the Explicit Nerdity podcast onto iTunes. (insert maniacal laugh here) To subscribe to the podcast through iTunes use this link:

Now that I have that little project out of the way, what’s next for this little site of mine? I’m not telling. However, be on the lookout. I have lots of ideas and can’t wait to show them off.

Dec 232009

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Framing the Student Loan Problem | Loup Ventures

What Are Student Loans?

According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are 2 types of student loans:

Direct Loans: This type of loan is taken out by the government. In the case of a Federal Direct Loan, you are technically paying interest every month. Private Loans: These are typically taken out by private institutions or individual students and are not federally backed.

Both types of loans require you to make regular payments in order to keep the interest on your loan at a fixed rate. For example, if your interest rate was 6%, you would need to make a payment of $360 per month on a Federal Direct Loan.

The average federal student loan payment is $231.87 per month (prorated) and the average private student loan payment is $1,764.47 (prorated).

Your FAFSA Score

Your FAFSA score determines the interest rate you receive for your loans and determines which school you will attend. Since FAFSA scores are calculated on a scale from 500-850, there are a couple different ways you can evaluate your scores. If you know your scores by heart, then you should select an institution with a high enough score to assure you receive a favorable interest rate. However, if you are looking for the “right” score, you may find the following scoring method to be useful. You can see more details on how to calculate your score and how to determine your scores for more information.

Dec 062009

For the next few weeks the podcasts will be sporadically up on the site. I am going to be taking them down one at a time to fix the meta tag data and to get them ready for iTunes compatibility. If all goes well each podcast will be off the site for a few hours. I would like this process to go faster but I am working with a hotel internet connection. I apologize to any listeners out that there that are inconvenienced by this.

Nov 072009

Things are changing behind the scenes here at Explicit Nerdity. I’m hard at work at expanding the site and bringing in more visitors. Unfortunately this also is coinciding with me having to relocate all over the place. For the past week I’ve been working off of a hotel connection and I will continue to for the next 6 weeks. Starting around mid January I will be cut off from the net for an undetermined amount of time. Not that new posts came at any guaranteed time. However, for the time being, things might slow down for a bit. On top of all this John has been working some hellish hours at his job. This translates to no podcast this week. Next week is a little shaky as well. I’ll try to get something lined up just in case but dont hold your breath.

What does all this mean in the long run? Well, the site is going to get a little makeover. On top of that I’m working on getting the podcast on to iTunes and other podcast hosting places.

Hold on to your butts folks. We are in for a wild ride.

Update: Podcast is now up. Woohoo!

Jul 262009

This is it! The cumlination of weeks of hard work and dedication. aims to be a great site for people to come and share in many topics that nerds and geek hold dear. This site will continue to grow with many new blog topics and our weekly podcast that is soon to come. So stay tuned!