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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Mastodon Test 2

My first test I configured literally nothing, so that was out of the box ActivityPub plugin formatting. There is the ability to adjust it some so I am trying that with this post. Eventually the bulk of these posts will be my podcast episodes so I am trying to find something that will work with that.

My first inclination was to set it up with hashtags, link to the blog post and an excerpt. I realize that I was still thinking in autopost/push type mindset. As I (barely) understand the protocol, the character limits in toots is defined by the instance. I’ve seen people posting about how to raise it per instance. Since WordPress is the “server” it probably isn’t limiting my characters so let’s just show the whole damn thing. I’m now excited to publish the next episode so I can see what the formatting looks like on Mastodon. I tried to push the last episode but updating doesn’t seem to do it, only new posts.

One thing that seems to be missing from this templating language is the ability to put in the “Show More” break. I can add it from the Tusky Android app but not here. If that existed, my template would probably become:
Title
Hash tags
Shortlink
Show More
Full text of the post

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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