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;
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, I play a song by Japanese Breakfast; we have an offer on the house; I didn’t love New York; so far I am liking Crying in H Mart; we play a new game – “Am I The Bad Guy?”; my plan to live on dividends has detractors; the conflicting advice for both investing and weight loss makes you want to give up; the call to rate only five stars makes me crazy; Cartoonist Kayfabe recreating Neil Gaiman’s deposition is brilliant; after 30 years I watched Buckaroo Banzai and didn’t like it.
In this episode, I play a song by Steve Dawson; a house update; there is a difference between daily tired and monthly tired; live by the principle of least regrets; you can’t prevent me from saving an image on my computer; Eric Peterson and Nutty Nuchtchas have feedback on dealing with stuff; I fail to hit the button too much; all of my digital media needs to flow to the few canonical repositories – Plex, Calibre and ComicCat in Dropbox; label your stuff;
In this episode, I play a song by Paul Melancon; the last few weeks through the end of the year is beating me down; things aren’t your fault but they are your responsibility; conservatives love market forces until they have to compete for workers; I couldn’t listen to Unchained’s episode with the NFT panel; I never was down with the Second Life and VR/AR maximalists; I’m not better for not caring about things; I still don’t care about NFTs; you can make indifference work for you; I don’t get the Facebook friends that hate everything you say; no one needs your stuff so eithenr create or don’t but either way don’t worry; the one good thing I got from Intel was “disagree and commit”.
In this episode, I play a song by Valley Lodge; a problem with our HOA drove a home purchase; we are trying an experiment with moving and PODS; I may be podcasting from a little actual recording booth; congratulations Atlanta Braves; I don’t want sports drama, I’d rather have blowouts; we will visit Manhattan and I’m trying to meet Dave Hill; modern me would rather chill than have an agenda; everything I know about Manhattan geography is from the Lego Avengers game; listening to All the Hacks talk with the Points Guy triggered me; I am a terrible tourist.
In this episode, I play a song by Scott Von Ryper; congratulation to Martina Hoshida on the birth of her daughter! listeners seem to like Obsidian; Bruce Lerner doesn’t like my take on Cory Doctorow; I’m leaning away from big ideas that don’t result in actions in my life; social media is full of moments of agitation with no action; Headspace is working to deal with sadness; I am reading much more including the Eternal Champions and the Bosch series as well as the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novel.
In this episode, I play a song by Rabih Gebeile; I discuss how new people to the podcasting game disparage their predecessors; the famous people weren’t going to do the work to build the podcast medium; I really enjoy Method Man’s Marvel comics podcast; I jumped off the SModcast train; I have no mission statement; write me and tell me why you are here; fill out the survey, please!!! I am still in Podcasting for Dummies; I shouldn’t be the “no ads” poster boy anymore; my generation is the only one that cared that much about selling out; MyPodcastReviews sounds like a horrifying service that some of you might love; I ain’t paying anything to have my money managed.
In this episode, I play a song by Black 47; I had a key insight about why we acquire stuff; my daughter can drop some ping pong balls in an arcade game; getting the junk is more exciting than owning or using the junk; I passed on Precursor, the open source phone; I passed on Clockwork Pi terminal for Raspberry Pi; aversion therapy for gizmo addiction; my DIY Bookscanner lives again; books go on my kindle and never get read; did my upbringing lead to this desire for stuff? I never drummed.
In this episode, I play a song by Hill Country Devil; listener Reed Knight asks about my history in pursuing my hobbies at possibly great lengths; Oxford Books and later Oxford Too were my weekend pilgrimage; I had a moment of clarity about a work laptop; I worked on the UPS Campus Ship product; the dumbest thing I’ve heard in my career came from the Innoplex; I started listening to Evo Terra’s show Podcast Pontifications; I completely fail to understand Adam Curry’s Value4Value system; I am not trying to avoid human contact with automatic Bitcoin sending.
In this episode, I play a song by Colleen Green; I have failed at Bullet Journaling; no organizational system can do my tasks for me; a notecard is the best to-do handler I’ve used in a long time; sending books to Open Library is doing wonders for my clutter; Hachette is suing them for making my life easier; I bet on Amazon and against New York publishing in 2008 and won that bet; publishers will always hate their biggest revenue source; we are in a post-content world; I use EreaderIQ to not pay $18 for a Kindle book; I use CamelCamelCamel to wait for lower prices on anything in Amazon; the listeners weighed in on their FIRE journeys and we all have screwed it up in some way; spend your retirement any way you want to and I won’t judge you.
In this episode, I play a song by Sarah Shook and the Disarmers; I figured out how to record shows 17 years into this podcast; batching shows has altered how I feel about the art of podcasting; Tiago Forte and his notion of the “slow burn” form of preparation is helping me greatly; I am listening to Death Sex & Money plus The Theory of Everything; I bounced off the Dana Carvey podcast; I am enjoying NDN Way and I don’t know why.
In this episode, I play a song by Shake Well; telemarketers are no longer a problem for me; the political social contract is violated asymmetrically; it is difficult for news media to gain trust and easy to lose it; I don’t even like the rhythm of cable news pundits; I like Cocaine and Rhinestones but his delivery gets to me; I like Home Assistant but hate its user community; Obsidian has the opposite dynamic in its community; Rockbox was more dysfunctional than my messed up then current day job.
In this episode, I play a song by Humanist; I am listening to the Make Do podcast; why do I pressure myself to be productive at all times; Mur says preventing boredom isn’t good for creativity; all my clutter is stuff of medium value; auto-deleting my downloads is the best thing ever for computer transitions; my new laptop changeover is the easiest ever; we have been watching Wallander; I am trying to not be motivated by guilt; living or dead
In this episode, I play a song by Japanese Breakfast; I am enjoying the Comic-Con Begins podcast about San Diego Comic Con; I started in-person science fiction fandom in Atlanta in the mid-80s; my fandom experience is inextricably linked with Ed Kramer; I don’t mind subverting hierarchies and sticking it to the man; I tell a story about repurposing young volunteers during our company conference.
In this episode, I play a song by Tim Truman; I accidentally played the Dog Days of Podcasting promo but shan’t be doing it; I am rethinking how I do travel and what I want out of it; people > nature > buildings; there is a class bias in requiring travel to be a well-rounded person; I have started using Headspace; I am undertaking Project Now.
In this episode, I play a song by Mark Lanegan; I discuss a little about my investing life and how I once used Motley Fool and how I have changed strategies; how to think about the FIRE movement and how that means you can retire, work or do whatever you want; M1 Finance is a good tool for small amounts of periodic saving; the Playing with FIRE documentary is good but I didn’t need the narrative so much; FIRE movement is all about knowing your FI date; I wanted to be at FI in 2021 but without any math supporting it; talking about money shouldn’t be such a taboo; reach out and tell me where your journey is.
In this episode, I play a song by Du Blonde; our girls are softball state champions! the Mad at Dad podcast has ceased; my last reason for using Facebook has now gone away; I don’t comment on friend’s posts anymore; I have stopped caring about social signals; Bridgerton taught me a lesson; I miss Alexandria Digital Literature; I have decided to reduce the Brushwood in my podcast listening by 100%; the redefinition of words like “entitlement” is corrosive; the Deficit Myth is a good book for the MMT curious.