Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 27 2023 – More Money In The Weepy Stuff

In this episode, I play a song by the Dolly Varden; “You Make Loving Fun” has a weird structure; whisper is making me organize myself; I realized that Linode machines can do my transcribing; as many television shows we have access to, we can’t find shows to watch; I hate reality shows for the formula of it; Love It or List It is being endured in this house; the only thing I like about the show is figuring out what city they are in; Slow Horses, Reservation Dogs and Dark Winds are the best shows I have watched in the last year; the movie “Dog” with Channing Tatum is bleh but we love troubled dog redemption stories; pipewire continues winning the war; big tech companies laying off workers is exactly what I have been talking about in the world of work; human misery is a bad tool for policy; Mastodon and the Fediverse can’t fix the giant hole in me that seeks approval; I am finally learning how to handle third parties on social media; there is a pointlessness to the umbrage filled replies.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 20 2023 – Heaven Has More Slow Deaths

In this episode, I play a song by the Crane Wives; I am using Whisper as part of my podcast production pipeline; Mastodon experiments continue; I am now on Bookwyrm; the problems I have with social media occur even without a company’s algorithm shoving it down my throat; being the semi-benevolent dictator of decisions sucks; use the hash tag for nerds in our region; identifying bottlenecks in stalled projects is hard but necessary; I have stopped procrastinating on long procrastinated projects; I’m not sure I believe “Mastodon So White”; look at the hashtag for “BlackMastodon”; Dying Kindness podcast is useful; there are multiple approaches to the end of your life; the late life conversion topic really loses me.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 12 2023 – I Was the Dormancy

In this episode, I play a song by JD Pinkus; this WordPress site is kind of a Mastodon instance; is using Mastodon restarting bad habits?; Apple announced AI audiobooks and Mastodon got fussy; I don’t like acccents in audiobooks; back in the day there were stores of audiobooks on cassettes; the innovator’s dilemma is working on industries and people when jobs change; the MMT job guarantee could reduce anxiety about industry disruption; I had the wrong feed for Rudy Rucker’s podcast; I am now all in on Zigbee; Sonoff Zigbee stuff is cheap and pretty good; Wiz light bulbs get confused by mesh wifi; having lots of Zigbee devices is better than one or two; I did not get my wish list of to-do items done over a very long holiday break; make the hard decisions on what to do with your items before you die so others don’t have to.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 1 2023 – Quiet Quitting

In this episode, I play a song by Nick Miller; I am still fighting the pipewire transition; I have joined Mastodon; the day zero experience kind of sucks; I have no idea how important the choice of a Mastodon instance is; I miss Usenet and GEnie SFRT; my NetNewsWatcher filters were finely tuned; rec.arts.sf.written was great and also where I learned to hate gatekeepers; quiet quitting is another way to refer to healthy work-life balance; not needing your job makes it much more fun; spare me your think pieces on the nature of work; I watched The Keep and Cafe Express for the Video Archives podcast.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 24, 2022 – Declining City Gentleman

In this episode, I play the other of our traditional holiday songs by American Heartbreak; truncated due to illness I tell an anecdote and wish everyone the best.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for Dec 18 2022 – The Rube Goldberg Machine of my Life

In this episode, I play one of our traditional holiday songs by Jill Sobule; Feedback episode! Many missives from Reed Knight with some from Jeff Dangel, Darren Griffith, Metal Dan, Nutty Nuchtchas and others; we discuss redaction, journaling, music ad lots of cool stuff.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 8 2022 – I Hate His Fat Voice

In this episode, I play a song by Domenico + 2; I just realized the Garrison Keillor influence on this very podcast; the sandwich generation is wearing on us; I have no interest in true crime anything; have I completely lost the taste for cringey comedy?; I did send letters to voters via Vote Forward; am I individually on the hook for taking free and legal options?; I hearken back to Allan Havey’s Night after Night; I don’t know who Ben Shapiro is or what the Podcast Movement controversy; I have a narrow window of acceptable self-regard; there was something in the air in the mid-2000s maker culture; decluttering is full of overwhelming decisions; Scoble melted down over a timetable;

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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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