Stamps.com

I’m getting close to decision time. Does anyone have any feedback, pro or con, about Stamps.com? If I am going to hook it up, I need to order it very soon.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for November 23 2015 – Fixing Leaks and Fighting with Sticks

In this episode, I play a song from Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys; I give a podcasting pro tip; I talk about how Mad at Dad has already become part of my routine; I give an update of how Secret Weapon GTD is working for me; I talk about Adam Romer and his presentation at Bar Camp CHS; unsubscribing from Merlin Mann; stick fighting for grownups.

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Stamps.com

Does anyone have experience with Stamps.com? I have a lot of shipping to do for the next 6 weeks and it would make things easier. However, I’m not wild about paying $15/month forever when I’m not using it much. If I use my favorite podcaster’s affiliate code, get the bonus offer and sign up, what is my minimum commitment? If it is a whole year, that extra $150 in monthly fees makes it a far less attractive deal.

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Tire Fun

Blew a tire on the way to school. Luckily it was 100 yards from school. Whole day is sideways now.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for November 16 2015 – N Sheets To The Wind

In this episode, I play a song by the Long Winters; I talk about oysters at Craftyfest and doing Mad at Dad; I am making another try at getting organized with The Secret Weapon flavor of GTD; maybe I was hasty talking about Diamond Dogs; my conversation with Jackie Kashian about Patreon vs selling shows; I close talking about BarCampCHS and my enjoyable experience there.

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Fun Times 2

Watching the Impractical Jokers play toilet paper basketball is making me laugh until I cry. @WhatSayYouPod is why I started watching!

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Fun Times

Am I really spending my evening updating training courses for our new release while watching Impractical Jokers? Yes, yes I am.

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Blindspot

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I thought Blindspot looked intriguing so I set it on the DVR and only just got to watching it this week. I watched all of the pilot. By 10 minutes into episode 2, I deleted the series recording and all the episodes. I just couldn’t take it. This is even though I really like Jamie Alexander as Sif in the Thor movies and was pulling for her. It just felt too network-action-drama bullshitty to me. It’s getting good ratings so most people clearly have either a higher tolerance or even a taste for this. I stopped watching ER a few seasons from the end because it felt like this.

A few observations:

  • This has an NBC patented formulaic plot engine that would make My Name is Earl blush. And the gimmick involves the attractive female lead having to get naked over and over. Even that was not incentive enough to stick around through the horrible dialog.
  • I’m a little surprised I made it through the pilot.
    “Stay in the car!”
    “But you need me!
    <Sigh> “OK, but stay close.”
    Repeat every 6 minutes or more often if the plot needs goosing.

I have a hard enough time keeping up with TV shows. I have a hair trigger and a zero tolerance policy for ones that aren’t working for me.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for November 5 2015 – Dropping and Rebooting

In this episode, I play a song by The Wildhearts; I talk about podcasts I have dropped and that I might drop; I talk about untidiness as physical procrastination; I discuss Wil Wheaton and rebooting his life; how to trick your child into going to bed earlier; more on creating a zine and getting it together.

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More on BarcampCHS

If I proposed a “Develop a ServiceNow App in 60 minutes” session, would that be welcome at @barcampchs? Let the people vote and decide?

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BarcampCHS 7

BarCampCHS

I will be at BarCampCHS 7 this Saturday. Although I am not making an explicit sales job of it, anyone who wants to talk about ServiceNow and particularly our independent developer program (for which I am now an evangelist) is welcome to seek me out. I’ll be wearing a company logo shirt and will talk about the company and the program at any length you wish. See you there, fellow makers, geeks and nerds!

Also, I will have Subproto collateral as well, if you want to talk about Myrtle Beach’s hackerspace. Come by if you swing up our way!

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