Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 3 2022 – This Light is my Lassie

In this episode, I play a song by Corb Lund; I am becoming a 1/3 assed woodworker; I have built peg boards and shelves; my Braves junk from the 1990s is staring me in the face; my mom had a decoupage phase; I am purging old family stuff; I am completely over most of the fall/winter holidays; cheap WiZ brand iot light bulbs from Walmart helped me out; I am dumping Wemo switches and all off the wall brands; my media lockdown continues; I’m done with the political parties available to me; does my withdrawal from politics grant a win to my enemies?; all hail the speed square.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for October 13 2022 – Immolated by the Heat of my Own Hot Take

In this episode, I play a song by Andreas Transø; I totally will pull an Irish goodbye on you; I have a list of new podcasts that I have subscribed to – Best New Ideas in Money; The Plot Thickens; Turned Out a Punk; I Said No Gifts; Out of the Blocks; Roy’s Job Fair; Video Archives; I am nervous about another podcast that requires projects before I listen; I have upped my game in Podcast Addict by using archive mode; the lock-in I have with Podcast Addict may be the strongest in my life; my coworkers have strong feelings about voice assistants; if voice assistants could parse everything you say in their presence they would but they can’t; I have given up on strong opinions on most things;

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 15 2022 – Because … Crypto!

In this episode, I play a new song by John Doe; I celebrate the 18th anniversary of the podcast belatedly as is our custom; R.I.P. a monarch who doesn’t affect my life; House of the Dragon shocks me; I have become a half-assed woodworker; I built one regular compost sifter and also a comedically large one; trying Value4Value did nothing for me; Podverse did nothing for me; micropayments fails at the human decision level; I am not a crypto-maximalist, I am a crypto-barelyist; Everything Everywhere is an example of a podcast doing all the things I ignore; I give self-appointed experts too much credit; the Linux Link Tech show live on!

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 1 2022 – New Orleans on Monday Morning

    In this episode, I play a song by Thundermother; pipewire still sucks; where you live matters and really affects how you feel; I was not man enough to live in New Orleans; one weekend in Manhattan was plenty for me; I’ve spent most of my adult life in the southeast and I am unwilling to hear yankees bag on the region; Tailscale is really making my networking life better; the Plex data breach is making me consider Jellyfin; Oz 9 is not maintaining my affection; Reading Glasses is losing me with the slide whistle.

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 22, 2022 – Acceptable Jazz Envelope

    In this episode, I play a song by Soil & “Pimp” Sessions; the weight struggles continue; the Dog Days of Podcasting is on; over time the Dog Days of Podcasting and NaNoWriMo have the opposite effect of intended; I am composting with no real plan or science behind it; I am loving the Sandman adaptation on Netflix; DC Infinite is deeply disappointing and much worse than Marvel Unlimited; am I fetishizing my backlogs? why do I choose what I do minute to minute?

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 4, 2022 – Filtered by the Light of My Own Bubble

    In this episode, I play a song by Bo Burnham; I quit the Retirement Starts Today Radio podcast; I take mild exception to Benjamen Walker’s history of podcasting; my cohort of early podcasting is very different from Benjamen’s; I tell the story of using the term “podcast” for the first time; Latiff Nasser’s presentation at Podcast Movement was the one I liked the least; I don’t like the recordings of live podcasts; “there’s not a lot of love in this”; I love the Bosch books and hate the Cold Poker Gang books; I loved the TV shows Ms. Marvel and The Man Who Fell to Earth; I am done with emails telling me content to consume; pretty much all retailers are unsubscribe to me now.

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for June 20 2022 – Active Grimace Face

    In this episode, I play a song by Skeleton McKee; Pipewire is continuing to make my recording day harder; softball is eating our June and I’m happy with that; It’s A Pixies Podcast is back; I am trying to improve my Obsidian daily notes game; Ms. Marvel on DIsney+ is fantastic; I continue to struggle with my task management; maintaining things I have been told is a challenge; As The Money Burns is a new favorite podcast; Headspace makes me think about what I clench; I have active grimace face; is Headspace giving me a longer fuse? having a Bojangles open beside a Bojangles is big stuff in our life; you need a sense of proportion.

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 19 2022 -What if I Just Go Forward?

    In this episode, I play a song by IDK How; upgrading my Pop!_OS completely changed my audio configuration; there is now a wide open EGC discord available to all listeners; I had to migrate my server boxes because of spammers and malware scumbags; I am trying to figure out how to use fail2ban; it has been rough to be an adult around these parts; I continue to struggle with self-loathing and low self esteem; I screwed up joining the work-provided Headspace account; I am more down on myself than anyone else; yard work is quiet contemplation time now; most of our decisions don’t matter; Howard Chaykin on the Wit’s End podcats; I hate science fiction that isn’t that different; the Foundation TV show is both extra weird and not that weird; I got my Zine Zone podcast care package; I came around to laptop stickers late in life;

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for April 28 2022 – Let’s None of Us Be Here

    In this episode, I play a song by The Gartloney Rats; I went to Podcast Movement; Grant did a great induction speech and mine was good too; I joked about a podcast forefather to great effect but not the one I predicted; I have a long list of newly subscribed shows that I run through; I am watching Moon Knight and not loving it; I am watching Slow Horses and really loving it.

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for March 17 2022 – Sailing to Frustration Island

    In this episode, I play a song by Celtica Pipes Rock; I find the patron music in the wild; I bought a Rudy Rucker storybundle; story and humble bundles validate my thoughts on ebook pricing; I read a D.C. McElroy book; I subscribed to the Zine Zone podcast; I remain confused on cultural appropriation; I own a khurta; Huginn perplexes me; XMLResume never took off; Discord for me becomes another way to fail;.

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for February 24 2022 – Onslaught of Plant Semen

    In this episode, I play a song by Shake Well; goodbye to Don from the dog park; Logseq is another option for personal knowledge management; I listen to Cortex and I am unsure why; I’m past the time of productivity hacks; I am coining the term “hustle porn” (note: this term has been around for years); ChooseFi and All the Hacks podcasts are no longer doing it for me; smart contracts are terrifying for someone who has seen as much shitty code as me; betting it all on 27 isn’t a strategy; I need recommendations for photo management software; I’m using Facebook in the aftermath of Podcast Hall of Fame nomination but I still hate it; the “only me” permissions is the way to go; I have trouble with “have a nice one.”

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for February 17 2022 – Embrace the Douche

    In this episode, I play a song by Camper van Beethoven; I’m in the 2022 class of the Podcast Hall of Fame; I am in Apple Podcasts and Spotify; I finally watched Get Back but I had to do some remedial Beatles work first; Michael Lindsay Hogg is the villain of the piece; Let It Be is a terrible movie; All Things Must Pass is a terrific album; I started using a new browser window strategy; my digitization stations are set up;

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for February 9 2022 – Shavings and Graphite Dust

    In this episode, I play a song by Lauren Hoffman; a work table from Home Depot is my new standing desk; Google has a job for me; I wasn’t going to bleed black and gold; I figured out that Google Home and an Echo can both live together in perfect harmony side by side on my piano keyboard; Google consumer products are littered with things I liked and used that were then abandoned; FriendFeed was my favorite social media, with Google Plus in second place; Unchained Podcast really is selling me against NFTs; since last show my Home Assistant Raspberry Pi pooped the bed; I feel ever better that I did not back the Precursor phone; the Erasable podcast sold me several fancy pencil things from Makers Cabinet.

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 29 2022 – House of Cards

    In this episode, I play a song by Dolly Varden; I talk about my history with WREK, why I got involved and eventually got uninvolved; we had an awful house-selling transaction; Home Assistant did not move to the new house that well; the Self-Hosted podcast is good but the dogmatic stance is off-putting to me; finding the right Linux backup system was a process; I landed on Duplicati.

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 20 2022 – Obligation to Dead People

    In this episode, I play a song by Mary Knickle; RIP Jon Kincaid, a mainstay of Atlanta radio for almost 40 years; I am reducing my obligation to dead people and their stuff; the amount of obligation I would pass on to my heirs is low so why feel more than that for myself; listener Grant Baciocco asks about my Obsidian organization strategy around repository; I have separated work and life except for a few deliberate points; I finally unsubscribed from Performance Anxiety but am greatly enjoying the Shot X Shot podcast.

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 31 2021 – Consider My Butt Kissed

    In this episode, I play a song by American Heartbreak; trucks rolled for our move and the show is coming from the new place; there was a surprisingly small amount of damage to our new paint in the move; my new office is a baller space; the metal magnetic ceiling is making me very happy; laying out the space is fun and I am screwing it up; the experience of being forced to give up a dog makes you hate a lot of people; I spent Christmas day setting up a NAS and it was wonderful; digitizing stuff is too much work to ever lose the files; my daughter has begun playing Dungeon and Dragons and is loving it; I might make an effort to play some of my old unplayed games;

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 16 2021 – A Life Full of Boondoggle

    In this episode, I play a song by the Flexapleasers; our modern lives are full of calls to action and it is fatiguing me; getting the message to the right audience is the whole problem; segmenting my email into humans and robots was a great decision; I don’t want email to send me signals; everyone that has mentioned using Obsidian to me has liked it; Johnny Decimal briefly intrigued me; organizing the new office is leading to analysis paralysis; Subproto hackerspace seems to have disappeared; I am the caretaker for my great-grandmother’s paintings.

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for Decmber 9 2021 – The HOA For Your Writing Career

    In this episode, I play a song by Jill Sobule; I am in the new house and setting up my new office; my dog is living in exile; having a cooperative rather than a company can be quite nice; I am liking HomePass by Plume; wifi SSID are case-sensitive which I didn’t know; I have never seen an ad for Get Back; check your yard when you do the pre-purchase home walkthrough; I like Scott Edelman’s Eating the Fantastic podcast but some of his guests have an anti-indie publishing stance that is the opposite of what matters to me; the era of the pampered creator was in fact a very finite slice of time; the act of publishing is what I am happy to do; I am a control freak.

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    Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 2 2021 – I Fear I’m Not Wrong

    In this episode, I play a song by Laura Carbone; I am watching Billions out of inertia and not love; I very much enjoyed Foundation; reading the Bosch book series is better than I expected; the Joe Pickett series is not grabbing me; I am interested in the Dave Thomas and Max Allan Collins novel; I remain fascinated by the interplay between the philosophies of cryptocurrency and MMT; Unchained and Wall Street Breakfast podcasts had the hilariously opposite take on the DAO NFT attempt to buy a copy of the constitution.

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