In this episode, I play a song from Muslimgauze; I give an Eat to Live update on my weight loss status; I digress into my love of chocolate with peanut butter; I am able to wear some of my skinnier jeans; I am writing letters for Vote Forward encouraging ballot casting; finding a thing after you first pull it out of the box is maddening; repairing Bluetooth devices after the first time is a thing; my Tile devices don’t work right on the new phone; how much does it take to make a day a bad day? yak shaving is real; grownups have everyone telling them what to do; it is hard to be resilient against bad days; my podcast backlog has swelled from 75 to 1875.
In this episode, I play a song from Painted Doll; I tell a story about a bag of poop; I am listening to financial independence podcasts; I don’t want a lot of Dave Ramsey in my advice; I never understood how young people had so much stuff in early 2000s Atlanta; I can fill my time in retirement with no problem; Len Edgerly has my favorite quote about this show; I unsubscribed from Dana Gould’s podcast; am I unsubscribing from this so I can control something? my comic book handling is changing; I am reading The Boys for the first time; I can handle violence in my entertainment but the violence can’t be the entertainment;
In this episode, I play a song from Against Me; Judy Gold rubbed me the wrong way on Penn’s Sunday School; I don’t believe in Cancel Culture as a thing – it’s bearing consequences for actual bad behavior; social media makes the wrong things twitch and not for your own benefit; I am doing a weird project on the Mad at Dad Twitch channel; I discuss in a whole lot of detail how I am implementing the Eat to Live plan.
In this episode, I play a song from Glass Eye; I talk about Amy Bowen’s Nebraska travels; living in the midwest means driving a lot; we have a comedy beef with another podcaster; if any other podcaster talks shit about me, please don’t tell me; they never said about bad word about anyone; the Story Song Podcast promo makes me want to stop listening to Pantheon shows; getting interested in any Google service is setting yourself up for failure; I am now all in on the Vivaldi browser; Lovecraft Country is great;
In this episode, I play a song from the new Fee Waybill album; I discuss trying to hang on to the insights from dreams and psychedelic episodes; I reminisce about the Metroplex in Atlanta; Michael Butler had his 1000th episode which puts me in the mind of early podcasting days; I wish I had an old episode of Podcat; I am listening to the Winds of Change podcast; Tony Kahn is great and Blacklisted is great; having retirement funds is better than not having them but still stressful; I am loving Umbrella Academy and hate-watching Downton Abbey; Paul Mattingly accidentally stumbles across the concepts of Amory Lovins; I am popping for Echo Frames
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 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.