In this episode, I play a song by The End Men; I note some accolades that Mad at Dad has received; I talk about “social media envy”; I discuss end of year rituals and resolutions and my new working in public productivity goals
Talking to my boss about my first quarter on the team:
Me: “I always feel like I’m not getting enough done and the things I do I’m not doing fast enough. Then I think about the team and wonder how people would be getting by if I wasn’t here.”
Boss: “Yeah, welcome to my life!”
In this episode, I play a XMas song by American Heartbreak; I discuss the death of my beloved Marantz PMD 670; I discuss some of my public facing efforts at the new job role; I discuss the AV Club’s Podmass list of “best of the 2015”; I talk about hipster view of podcasts; I discuss ardent fans, eager puppies and the Church of the Subgenius; I talk about being opinionated through the lens of being a young or old engineer; I talk about driving through the country with dodgy GPS and being comfortable around farmers.
Does anyone know of a mobile Twitter client (preferably at least one each for iOS and Android) that allows you to point to arbitrary sites that implement the Twitter API? I know of some that let you use multiple services, but I want to use this with a demo of how easy it would be to replicate the API on our system. It can’t be a predefined system the client knows about, I want to point to the top of a hierarchy with the Twitter API under it and have the client work.
Anyone have any ideas for this? It is a remarkably hard thing to Google for.
In this episode, I play a song by the Long Winters and talk about why Roderick is on my mind; I talk about the new Roadwork podcast; I make a connection between open ended songwriting and Christian evangelists condemning rock lyrics; I talk about Bandcamp and buying some podcast material on there; is the Mad at Dad podcast in iTunes “New and Noteworthy?”; I talk about social media grief at the death of public figures; I register my dislike of broad generalizations about tens of millions of people and talk about what does impress me.
Ever since playing this song on Mad at Dad the other day, I’ve had Billy Squier’s “Whadda You Want From Me” in my head. It’s been 48 hours with no sign of slowing down, so why not share it with everyone? I hadn’t heard this song in easily 15 years, maybe more like 25. I had forgotten 1) how good it is and 2) it is totally an Aerosmith song that Joe Perry didn’t write.
In this episode, I play a song by Valley Lodge; I discuss my current state of weight loss; I talk about worry and action, risk vs reward; I tell a story about a bad handling of a situation; I talk about WTF and his “big announcement” on a show; I discuss the notion of “finding yourself on stage” in comedy and how that relates to podcasting.