In this episode, I play another song by Camper Van Beethoven; once again I am not doing the Dog Days of Podcasting; the Kindle Chronicles Podcast turns 12 and prompts a decision; Corova Digital is a joke that became real; that extra “quarantine time” wasn’t real; this is not normal; the relationship with work is changing; companies do not remember what you give up for them; looking for a new job in your 60s is heartbreaking; I enjoyed The Fiddling Horse; these statements you make, what worldview are you selling?
In this episode, I play a song by Camper Van Beethoven; I am enjoying the Cartoonist Kayfabe; their merch makes me wonder about the underlying statement certain expressions make; I really need to get my ass in gear for a paper zine; I have a Keybase account now.
In this episode, I play a song by Witch and talk about the Watchmen TV series; I discuss why I won’t listen to Bill Burr; white privilege could also be called “black penalty”; throwing absurdity into the race discussion is uncool; IoT smart home device setups are fragile and I never thought about maintainability of them; I’m moving up stages of smart home maturity; I didn’t care about Google Glass but I do care about Echo Frames; I’m giving in to the smart home big boys.
In this episode, I play a song by Witch Taint; I discuss my stance on police brutality and protesting it, on the language the right uses against dissent and other fun topics of the day; I talk about cryptocurrency and their idealogical stance against “printing money”; I discuss using Stream Deck on Linux and springboard into rants on Linux distribution; kids and the notion of “when I’m a grownup no one will tell me what to do”; I had a moment of self-loathing based on a memory upgrade.
In this episode, I play an older but recently rereleased song by Sarah Shook and the Devil; I tell the story of how configuration screwed up my previous readings of the patrons; sometimes it is a miracle that content is created; on the Carson podcast I heard two guests that rattled my cage; newest unsubscribe is All About Android; I disagree strong with the Cheap Trick ordering; I still like Ruby on Rails; some open source projects are just as bad as your day job; Pop!_OS is pretty sweet.
In this episode, I play the traditional Jonathan Coulton song for this time of year; audio editing used to be unbelievably terrible; the I Claudius rewatch project is over; I watched Rounders for the first time; I am working on a Ruby on Rails based crypto trading bot; Michael Butler is weird; crypto currency people hate the government and governmental monetary systems; I am not in Orlando FL now;
In this episode, I play a new X song; I discuss my current struggles with productivity; I am perplexed by Corova deniers; Mad at Dad accidentally fleshed out my podcast life perfectly; it’s hard to lecture kids about their flaws that are exactly like you; our current situation suggests that MMT is the correct way to organize a society; I want a social safety net and a resilient society; Marc Maron stresses me out when I listen to him talk; why do some forceful voices turn me off and others don’t? I once loved Atlanta talk radio; Corova deniers may have to just evolved out of the gene pool.
In this episode, I play a Valley Lodge song;I talk about fun stuff I’m doing lately, including 3D printing and setting up Octoprint; Gambody has some cool free models available for printing face masks; my family is slowly warming to having a house filled with IoT smart devices; I am coalescing on a few makers of smart devices; not all voice assistants are created equal; I’m falling out of love with the cheap Chinese IoT devices; I should have sympathy for the New York publishers who are in business troubles but I really don’t; they’ve had decades to find a way to work with e-publishing but they didn’t so you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.
In this episode, I play a Witch Taint song; I again discuss the elephant in the world and gallows humor ; my quarantine life isn’t much different from my regular life; survivor’s guilt; I could stand some of that time off; my life is full of undone things I want to accomplish; I discuss some ups and downs of listening to Cory Doctorow; I’m enjoying watching I, Claudius and listening to I, Podius but don’t think I, Claudius is one of the best shows or even that good compared to modern shows; the Larry Miller podcast makes me laugh and I enjoy the old fashioned nature of it.
In this episode, I play a Zamrock song by The Five Revolutions; I discuss the elephant in the world and openly wonder about the end game of COVID-19 detractors; I discuss dropping a podcast from creators I’ve been following for 15 years and why it could happen again; I’ve been adding new podcasts; I don’t love doing writing research but I do love figuring out out new systems; I have been nerding it up on cryptocurrency and 3-D printing but man am I a yutz!
In this episode, I play a song from the Comfort Stand compilation Two Zombies Later by Jack Fetterman and the Hi-Fi Music Direction; I discuss a new project I am thinking about; I introspect about why new projects are so much more exciting to me than existing projects; why I stopped using all todo list managers; productivity stories from our late lamented CREATE South conference; jobs where I do novel tech are the only ones where I thrive; podcasting was going to happen in the mid-2000s one way or another because all the dominos were in place; I reminisce about old BBS, old website and dialing in to ISPs in 1993; .
In this episode, I play a song by Sarah Shook and the Disarmers; I discuss my pleasure with Plex and cordcutting in general; I have been watching a lot of Billions; I came to the TV show via Brian Koppelman’s podcast; I am getting less interested in celebrity content; I do enjoy the Carson Podcast; the very thing that got a lot of people interested in Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast is what made me lose interest; I hate the notion of celebrity as the thing to make content valuable; sometimes you get the favor and lose the relationship.
In this episode, I play a song by Mary My Hope; I discuss what it means to work my dream job and then change roles; I shout out the Raise the Dead podcast and Scene by Scene with Josh and Dean as two shows I am enjoying currently; I talk aboutmy strategy for ripping CDs and DVDs; I discuss my experiment with Patreon only episodes; I talk about peoples investment in making you like what they like; I don’t like Brian Michael Bendis
In this episode, I play a song by Fugazi for Joe Klein; I discuss how I have come to grips with my Linus laptop; I talk about my tentative first steps into using cryptopcurrency and the troubles that come with that; I discuss how I think the current user experience is godawful terrible and prevents wwhat Bitcoin people want to happen; I close on my understanding of MMT and crypto and how they fail to work together.
In this episode, I play a song by Glass Eye; I discuss podcasts I listen to and have spontaneously dropped; I admit that I don’t understand the current hatred of cultural appropriation; the fiscal success of authors I don’t like is inspirational; listening to the archives of Beyond the Wall is a multilayered time machine; I am toying with rereading Michael Moorcock; I want to readddress the whole Watchmen canon from the beginnig through the TV show; I really enjoyed Cowboy Mach Bell’s book.
In this episode, I play an Xmas song by Michael Butler; I only like a few pop Xmas songs; as I change my line of work slightly, I think about how developer relations people romanticize the wrong things; I love automation but not social media automated sentiment; cleaning out old electronics sent me on a nostalgia trip to my BBS and GEnie days;the Jason Scott BBS documentary is fantastic; whatever is around when you are 13 years old is special.
In this episode, I play a Zamrock song by Keith Mlevhu; I discuss the fragility of hacked together workflows; getting organized seems to be working in my life; dealing with comics is getting easier; is changing a lot better than incremental change? I try to ignore information that leads to no actions; Michael Butler and I both love Joe Klein and don’t want him mad at us.
In this episode, I play a Zamrock song by Footswitch; I discuss making a life in any place; what is the minimum viable community? Is it creepy to colonize existing old neighborhoods? Why I don’t believe any polling data in 2019; Karl Rove ruined polling in America; I am loving Billions and Watchmen TV Shows.
In this episode, I play a highly relevant song from Michelle Malone; I have a brand new dream; leave work situations gently; I have a new Kindle Fire; dogmatic strident nerds bug me; don’t let the customers hear your workplace drama; I’m not the bad guy for using and buying the stuff that is available.
In this episode, I play a song from Five Eight; being an adult is hard and harder for me than most; am I a secret lover of chaos? I am getting cured of hoarding the hard way; clearing land exposes my temporal biases; the value of social media to me is who I can block.