Phantom Limbs

It’s been a hard winter and spring with the new baby. I wouldn’t change anything for the world but just having a newborn in the house takes a lot out of everyone. Over the course of the last week I’ve felt a well of energy refilling and now I’m bursting to do a number of […]


Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 9, 2011 – “Doubling Down on Communities”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for January 9, 2011. I play a holiday song from Jill Sobule that is actually almost an anti-holiday song; I talk about the various communities that I’ve been in over my lifetime and how I’m retreating somewhat from the frenzy of social media into some […]

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New Years Means Nothing

I’ve drifted away from the Merlin Mann hero worship, but today I saw a really good post from him about changing habits and making resolutions. This is one of the reasons I stopped making resolutions years ago. Creating a change you want to see in yourself and then tying it to a resolution is a […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for March 21, 2010 – “New Media Gut Check”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for March 21, 2010. I play a song by Chris Yale; I discuss the uproar in the podcast world following JC Hutchins’ recent post and my own shifting feelings about new media; I play a song by Paul Westerberg and pull the rip cord. You […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 10, 2009 – “Ringing in a New Year”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for January 10, 2010. I take a moment of silence for the loss of Natalie Morris; I play the promo George Hrab did for the JREF; I play a song by Retribution Gospel Choir; I talk about what I hope for 2010 and what I […]

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A Little CREATE South and AmigoFish Love

I was just listening to the first episode of 2 People Talking from the Comic Book Noise podcast network. It’s the relaunch of what used to be called “Indie Comic Book Noise.” At the end of the show, not only does Derek throw out a little promo for CREATE South but also talks about AmigoFish […]

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See the Institutional Biases of Media Companies in their XML

Here and there over the last few months I’ve been doing some data cleanup over at my podcast directory site AmigoFish. For all of 2008 and some of 2007 the site was left pretty much on autopilot. It worked and continues to work, but there are things that need to be done to clean up […]

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The One Wordle I’ll Ever Create

I’m familiar with cloud type graphics. I have a tag cloud in the sidebar of this blog and I even implemented a tag cloud for AmigoFish. It’s not like the basic idea is unfamiliar to me, but I hadn’t previously used Wordle for doing it with arbitrary chunks of text. Recently it captured the attention […]

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Around the Podosphere 10/22

On Elvis Mitchell’s The Treatment from a few weeks ago, he interviewed Clark Gregg. He’s one of those character actors that I like every single time I see him on screen. I like him almost enough to watch “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” Almost. I did not know until hearing this that he wrote […]

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Networks and Podcasts

Because I’ve been busy with umpty-zillion projects lately, I haven’t been doing as much data gardening as I should over at AmigoFish. I just ran into a case this morning that is a classic pattern I’ve seen over and over. When existing old media networks of any kind – TV, radio, cable, even newspapers – […]

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AmigoFish Back Up

AmigoFish has returned from the dead as of this morning. I checked it out and it seemed to be fine but let me know if you use it and see any issues. I have my issues with The Planet but being able to recover within 36 hours from having a building in their hosting facility […]


AmigoFish Down

AmigoFish blipped off the net last evening. That sort of thing always gives one a sinking feeling, but this did seem different from an average box outage because the name didn’t even resolve DNS. By fooling around a little, I was able to figure out that it wasn’t just my box but a big chunk […]

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New Media and Journalism, Round 127

Here’s an interesting post from Dan Conover in which he riffs on some Tweets of mine about new media and the press. My original impetus for writing those tweets was my cynicism and disbelief of any “received wisdom” about our election and primary. When any talking head on TV makes a statement about something that […]

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EGC Clambake For April 30, 2006

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for April 30, 2006. I play a song from Jonathan Coulton that is ripped from my life; I talk about the tragedies and triumphs of AmigoFish and about the Uplifter meeting in Charleston; I play a song from the Dresden Dolls and […]

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Change of Address

Whoa, I’ve been on this same cable modem system for almost two years, and today I got a different IP address. Previously, I’d had the same one for the entire life of this service. Freaky. If I weren’t spasticly taking a glance at AmigoFish server logs, I’d not have known it and then tomorrow if […]

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EGC Clambake For April 24, 2006

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for April 24, 2006. I play a song by Mutandina; I let slip a hidden secret about “streaming only” URLs; I tell the story of the worst days I have experienced with the AmigoFish project; I play a song I lifted from […]

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Bad Days

These have been a really tough couple of days. Here’s hoping to better ones shortly. Also on:


AmigoFish Upgrades

Over the weekend I made some upgrades to AmigoFish. Well, to be technically correct I rolled into production a bunch of stuff from the last month. The site should be faster and more stable as I’m using a different webserver now, one that is better than Apache for running Ruby on Rails sites. Also, the […]


EGC Clambake for February 26, 2006

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for February 26, 2006. I play the last interview with John Mark King and last two songs from the upcoming Rocket City Riot album; I talk about the idea of big companies “validating the space” by sponsoring podcasts; I air the long […]

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Let’s Talk About Me

Let me table my barely existent humility and point to some stuff referencing me. I did a few interviews last weekend, and hope to do some more soon. Several are posted now. Eddie Dickey interviewed me about AmigoFish, and Chad at Unedited interviewed me about Uplifter (sorry, can’t figure out a way to link to […]

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