Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 31 2015 – 30 Minutes to Outrage

In this episode, I play a song from Valley Lodge; I discuss why I am done with Flattr; I am the dad that sleeps in the tent; I talk about season passes and always having towels; I talk about choices and decision fatigue and why I play roulette; I close on discussing the Black Widow […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 12 2015 – Patreon and Videos

In this episode, I return to the old format! I play a song by the Gentle Readers; I discuss the differences between Flattr and Patreon and why I am thinking hard about going with the latter; I talk about my experience as a fan of Cats Laughing and their current Kickstarter; what the heck, let’s […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 2, 2014 – “DDOP Day 3: BeyondPod”

In this episode, I talk about the apps I use to listen to podcasts on my Android devices (and pay money to the creators as well!) I cover BeyondPod, BeyondFlattr and Flattr and talk about how they work together. Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, August 2, 2014 You […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for March 15, 2014 – “Microcast: Tiny Money”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, March 15, 2014. In this microcast I talk about Kickstarter, Patreon and Flattr. You can do one of the three for me. You can subscribe to this podcast feed via RSS. To sponsor the show, contact BackBeat Media. Don’t forget, you can fly […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for October 7, 2013 – “Use Your Aspirations”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, October 7, 2013. I discuss my interest in cord cutting for TV; I talk about the 7 Minute Workout and trying to keep my weight under control; I talk about my experiments with trading my laptop for a Bluetooth keyboard and using Podcast […]

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Bootstrapping a Podcast Economy with Flattr

Bootstrapping a Podcast Economy with Flattr Very short version: I think Flattr has the possibility of enabling a reasonable podcast economy. If enough people use it, podcasters will be able to generate an income with minimal overhead. If I pointed you here from an email, it is because I want to give you money. Slightly […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 30, 2013 – “Don’t Give Me A Story When I Want Information”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, September 30, 2013. I talk about my podcast listening workflow and my mostly frustrating search for a satisfactory Android equivalent; I continue to talk about the podcast economy and Flattr’s possible role in that; I use the professional poker world as an analogy […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 20, 2013 – “Three Years with Flattr”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, September 20, 2013. I mostly discuss the Flattr project and my experience with using it for three years; (Marie is the name I fail to recall); I discuss a modest proposal for kickstarting a Flattr based podcast economy; I close by talking about […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for February 6, 2012 – “Write Me, Flattr Me”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, circa February 6, 2012. This episode was recorded standing on a chilly and windy beach. I have two main topics – suggesting that podcasters and specifically podcasters of my circle should bum rush the Flattr system and talking about The Month of Letters […]

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Flattr and Free Money For You

This blog has been been Flattr enabled for close to two years. I still think Flattr is a great idea and I’d love to see it get wider adoption, both from the content creator side as well as the consumer let-me-give-you-money side. Thanks to the fine folks at Flattr, there is a scheme to help […]

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How to Kludge Together a Flattr based Podcast Payment System

I had a brainstorm tonight on how to hack together a way to automatically pay the podcasters that you listen to. I’m not exactly sure the best way to implement but here is the basic principle. It might have too many moving parts to be feasible but it is interesting to think about. Both you […]

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Flattr and the Drying Pond

I’ve been experimenting with Flattr since May. I started when it was a closed beta that required a waiting list to get approved, and it’s been about 4 months since it went to an open beta. Thus far, my results are … eh. It isn’t ridiculous, but nothing much has happened for me with it. […]

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Flattr Out of Closed Beta, Open to All

Just yesterday I was trying to see if I could generate Flattr beta invites. I’m a little disappointed in how slow things have been since I joined, both in terms of getting and giving Flattrs to other people. I just don’t see that enough folks using it that I think about doing it on an […]

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Flattr-y Will Get You … Where?

I’m trying an experiment on this blog. I’ve Flattr enabled it via plugins, so now you’ll see those on both the posts and the RSS entries if you read them via Google reader or the like. I’m mostly doing this as to see where the value lies in this project. I don’t expect this blog/podcast […]

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