Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 5 2016 – The Problems of Others are Easy

In this episode, I play a traditional springtime song from Jonathan Coulton; grieving Prince; kids today should do current kid stuff without shame; I discuss how the problems of others are always easier than your own; I recommend the Alfred app for OS X; I discuss the Alfred app for Mac; I will see Penn and Teller as well as the Tenderloins/Impractical Jokers; I am a hugger; Roger Yale wrote a profile of me for the Myrtle Beach newspaper.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 1 2015 – Viva Las Vegas

In this episode, I play a song from Jonathan Coulton; I discuss my trip to Las Vegas; am I an extrovert?; how making small talk is like an SSL handshake.

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Vegas Moment

Me: “I’d guess you have a Mancunian accent.”
British Stranger: “Bolton, but I’ll give it to you. Bonus for using ‘Mancunian’ correctly.”

Vegas Day Four

Extremely long day. I was on the clock from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM. My black dress socks looked slick – I realized my blisters were bleeding.

Vegas Conversation

This is an actual conversation from my Vegas trip. I had met a guy playing Pai Gow poker and finally left after the dealer scolded me for playing my hand wrong. I played some roulette and talked to him on my way out. I was talking about my strategy for playing which is really a strategy for stopping. I’ll call him Stranger A. Sitting next to him is a dude I’ve never seen before, Stranger B.

Me: “I play a very boring roulette style. It’s less riverboat gambler and more insurance company actuary.”
Stranger A: “Thats funny.”
Stranger B: “Yes, actuaries!”
Me: “Are you an actuary?”
Stranger B: “I sure am. Look!” He turns to face me, and his shirt says in a fancy font “Actuary”.
Me: “Right on, actuary guy!” We high five.
Stranger A: “You two are stone cold nerds.”

Google Maps Fun

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On the October 26th episode of Penn’s Sunday School, the boys were discussing self-driving cars and then Penn’s route to work at the Rio. The couple of streets mentioned give a hint as to which part of town he lives in. It then took me about 90 seconds with Google Maps to locate his house armed with that much information and what little I know about his house and nearby environment.

No, I won’t give you the address. This is part of the fun. I don’t plan to do anything with the information, it was just an exercise. I have thought the same about Marc Maron when he talks about his neighborhood but I never got around to dinking with it for him. It’s amazing how little information it takes to bootstrap this kind of search nowadays. Be warned, citizens.