I was set to write an article about this,
but instead I will just tell you a story instead.
It all started on Jan 22nd 2005
with a post in the GideonTech forums about being on TV. Something about modding
your computer and playing with power tools. Anyhow, I sent my info in and got
nothing and was a little surprised by this. So I did a little searching
elsewhere and found a few other post just like this one. Being the
suspicious person I am, I began to be apprehensive with the offers and lack of
information. I sent a pm to the guy who posted.
He responded with a link to his site, and I
was looking around and saw what turned out to
be a lackluster site. Often times, if a site doesn't have that
professional look, you tend to brush it aside into the "scam" pile. Not that he
was being deceptive, I am just suspicious by nature. I gave some real hard
pointers to this new guy and figured he would never select me to be on the show
now. I purposely kept C³ out of the conversation because once people
find out I am with C³ I get the "Can I get a free case e-mails". So I just left
it out and sent the application with some advise to help him out
in the future.
A couple of weeks go by and I receive an
email asking if I would be interested and if I was available in mid
February to come on the show. I responded with an astounding yes! Then I get
another email stating the show has been postponed due to conflicts. I give
the guy a call to just touch base with him and he tells me that there is a film
festival so they moved the date and would get back with everyone. At this point
I put things out of my mind and figured if it didn't work out, it just wasn't
meant to be. I had one more call with the guy and told him about me being with
C³; and if I could help out in any way to please let me know. I even
offered to send him acrylic to use for the show and wished him luck with getting
things in order.
Let’s move forward to April 12 2005 I get
"Hello, Thank you for taking the time to
apply to be a contestant on our new TV show MOD The Machine, I am very
happy to tell you that you have been selected as one of the first 6 to be on the
We will need you at the Hotel, Benson's Landing by 3pm Friday
Name removed already has your
name and will get you to your room when you arrive. You may arrive as
early as 11am if you need to.
We have just about everything you will need
as far as food and lodging. Please feel free to bring your laptops and any
special tools you have or like to use. If you have any questions, please
feel free to call me at
email me at XXXXXXXXXX.
and we look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.
Creator & Executive