Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for February 24 2024 – Mandolin Slicer for your Fingerprints

I play a song by Valley Lodge; I admitted defeat and rented a storage space; I am working on one box at a time in organization; I am shipping family stuff away and losing some stuff due to destruction; moving to the bed and failing to sleep is infuriating; a dog chewed up my Android tablet; I am pleasantly surprised at this Onn tablet from Walmart; I am never buying another Kindle Fire; when did the social contract about speakerphones in public change? respect the commons, people; I almost always vote in the Republican primary; I don’t like encore episodes and I don’t like clip shows; the taco truck near my house is a game changer; who can stand to eat cold UberEats food?

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for February 16 2024 – Most Points are my Weak Point

I play a song by Indoor Garden Party; I don’t understand people who are treating Twitter as if things were normal; I watched the Superbowl; the ads are not worth watching and RFK Jr’s ad was the worst; I made one good play in one year of playing football; I made my moment with Sigler’s GFL books; I am going to try MyAFL for some footie; I need to uninstall Solitaire; I hire a handyman instead of screwing things up myself; True Detective season 3 exactly states the reason why I don’t like true crime as a genre; I did like Lamar Waldron’s book at the Kennedy assassination; I met Lamar back in the 1980s; I really enjoyed Stories from a Vegas Street Cop; if you do a podcast episode swap it is more likely I drop you than listen to the other show.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for February 10 2024 – Be the Merch You Want to See In The World

I play a song by Glass Eye; Mastodon is fine for social media but social media is the right answer to the wrong question; going viral is supposed to be the goal but it makes me nervous; no social media is designed to make you happier; I may drop 60 Songs that Explain the 90s with only a few episodes left; I officially dropped The Lost Cause and will read Slow Horses instead; I bought a Silhouette Cameo 4 to make merch; tell me what merch you want.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 26 2024 – Clangy Clangy Phone Rings

In this episode I play a song by The Gentle Readers; I am back on the Eat To Live plan after almost two years away; retirement also leads to engineering what the rest of your life looks like; using the older men in my life as positive and negative examples on how to age; I had a surprisingly rational conversation about assisted living; I have volunteered to help with Reloadio; the first listener who can identify the seam between the two chunks of the show will win a free t-shirt shipped anywhere in the world; I watched the Black Sabbath movie; the change in the social contract about phones in fascinating; capitalism and the short term focus drives me insane; layoffs make me insane; getting laid off changed my entire approach to work;

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 12 2024 – Not Much of an Issue, Not Much of a Solution

In this episode I play a song by You Am I; buying some cameras seems be helping the dog pee situation; we took the first road trip in the electric Audi; the free credits with Electrify America aren’t of much worse when they never work; I am playing lots of solitaire; I created a spreadsheet to help me make arbitrary choices; I wondered if I was being too hard on dogmatic punks until I heard Chris Shifflett make the same points as me on Turned Out A Punk; Chris Gethard on Death Sex and Money defends making art and having a day job; I migrated from Wilosophy to TOFOP via the Everyone Relax feed; the kid and I have decided to take up watching Australian Rules Football; I used to watch weird shit on ESPN in the 80s; I was knocked out by the Do You Need a Ride podcast merch store; Self-Hosted is on about the enshittification of Plex; I am not buying any more hardware from companies that want to sell me content; I don’t love Jellyfin the way I should; I don’t love Docker the way nerds think I should; I want a color Onyx Boox 10″ but I do not want to pay $500.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 8 2024 – Sheer Virtuosity High

In this episode I play a song by the Gentle Readers; we adopted an old, sick dog; we loved Slow Horses Season 3; the last season of The Crown sucked; We are watching Endeavour; I am considering abandoning the most recent Cory Doctorow book; I don’t understand if Tupperware can still possibly be a thing; the hardline of punks and Generation X excluding people and hating success loses me; If you get angry it should be about something and not nothing.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 22 2023 – I Want No Hassle For Xmas

In this episode I play our traditional holiday song by the Flexapleasers; my former coworker Darin recalls the office building flood; grampa will eat at Arby’s; we used to get paid to eat Arby’s; I tell stories of delivering ice at Georgia Tech and a few anecdotes about a guy we called “Bullethead”; the rugby guys brought an insanity to life; a storm led to a remote school day; filling and moving a big propane tank up my whole day; fittings are my weakness and the main reason I make multiple trips to the hardware store; no Xmas tradition is worth people stressing out on my behalf. .

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 15 2023 – I Used To Love Your Show

In this episode I play a song by Slaid Cleaves; I’m buying production stuff but it isn’t all showing up; I want a Stream Deck plugin for Audio Hijack; the American Pencil Collector Society actually did send me a welcome packet that I buried under a pile; I have started a daily carry notebook; integrating the physical and digital information is always tricky; Rocketbook is a somewhat acceptable compromise; I realized what a lock-in the Proton Mail “hide my address” function is; I finally had enough of the Cortex podcast; I unsubscribed from a pair of Tig Notaro podcasts; “I used to love your show”; I like the Lou Barlow backing track system; I am enjoying my Danger Man watch project; I don’t want a documentary to include the documentarian.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 8 2023 – Weird Wads of Money

In this episode I play a song by The Gentle Readers; I want Lee Cuthbert to be my best friend; I retired without a lot of ceremony from the day job; I don’t have a lot of retirement advice other than start young; grampa accidentally bought me a PS 5; Cyberpunk 2077 patch updates kind of sold me the PS 5; I got a nice retirement gift from an old friend; the kid and I went ham on a jigsaw puzzle; there is a pleasure in being out and about on weekdays; I am open to contract jobs but not in the winter holidays nor the summer; my comic shop moved much close to my house and I’m good with that.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for November 24 2023 – Cinnuminium

In this episode I play a song by The Palace; I tell a story of bumping up against serious poli sci people in college; we return to the Brazilian steak house; I have mixed feeling on the Beatles “Now and Then” song; getting old shrinks the radius of what you can’t remember; my retirement post on LinkedIn is the most social media traction ever for me; zero to full Taskmaster for me; I am going rogue on viewing in this house; paralysis of choice is hitting me now; rejecting effective solutions because the tech isn’t sexy really sets me off.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for November 3 2023 – Fully Committed to the Pencil World

In this episode I play a song by Chrissy Zebby Tembo; I am retiring from my day job; getting laid off in the “dot-bomb bust” put me on this path; the new podcasting machine is still getting the toolchain set up; I am moving from Dropbox to Syncthing; my digital and physical lives are about throwing things in boxes and never looking again; I gave in and bought an Ember mug; I am fighting that voice in my head that resists me doing anything; grampa continues to drive me crazy; I joined the American Pencil Collector Society and now I have octogenarian pen pals; let’s go to the pencil convention in 2025!
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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for October 28 2023 – Why Not a .Org?

In this short test episode I play a song by Saint Hughs; I have been listening to Wilosphy with Will Anderson; I bought a cheap ass Mac Mini (several really); this is not the first recording of this very show; I think I have identified (some of) The Resistance in my life.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 9 2023 – Always Be Charging

In this episode I play a song by INU; postpunk has a lot of bass; I don’t like a lot of Police songs; I once again forgot the podcast’s 19th anniversary; I bought an Audi etron and had lots of adventures; I did not appreciate the slowness of 120V charging; the modern features of this car are really blowing my mind; route planning and charging math make me think a lot; my life is full of batteries that need charging.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 18 2023 – Boxes in the Alley Arguments

In this episode, I play a song by Ockhams Razor; I have been in radio since age 15 yet I can’t work a mike; summer continues to be good; driving across the state twice back to back is a mistake; bring tarps camping; bring can openers camping; bring channel locks for your inflatable kayak; I need to get better at camping; the kid wants to be an entrepreneur; I fired up the Ender 3 Pro for the first time in this house; it has been fun to revive the 3D printer; I love having robots do stacks of work for me; don’t be scared of the machine; electric cars are not more expensive to run than gasoline; I am coining the term “boxes in the alley argument”; I discuss how I am planning my decumulation strategies

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for July 14 2023 – Your Job Doesn’t Love You

In this episode, I play a song by Doctor Israel; I am having a surprisingly good summer; shooting off fireworks was so much fun; our stupid inflatable pool is actually kind of great; not playing all-star softball changes your summer; the older big names in comic books can charge quite a lot for autographs; Michael Golden autographs gave me buyer’s remorse; I am camping by myself this summer; I was tempted by the boat-in camping spots; I traveled for work and never really cared; the idea that you must travel internationally to be well-rounded is classist; sacrificing personal life for your job will never be rewarded in proportion to what you give up; build yourself a healthy savings cushion so you don’t have to suffer with jobs you hate.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for June 23 2023 – The Skull Doesn’t Need Help

In this episode, I play a song by Eleventh Dream Day; I am really enjoying RAW Impressions podcast from Lou and Adelle Barlow; I unsubscribed from Penn’s Sunday School and Everything Everywhere Daily; why am I left so cold by social proof? I am cooling off on Mastodon; I have been scolded enough for my many faults; I am taking a lesson from Nancy Drew and keeping a bag backed in my trunk; I am making a “life go bag” for my ordinary life; I do a ten minute cleaning sprint on my workdays now; I want to go into every movie cold now; Joe Stapleton spoiled the ending of Barry for me;

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for June 16 2023 – Chicken Biscuit

In this episode, I play a song by Badpiper; my life is on life support systems only; I tell a couple of grampa stories; Dollar General and Walmart are the stores that may be predatory but do actually serve country people; I bought myself an electronic coffee mug; we are not playing all-star softball this year; we are now around to see the district games happening at our neighborhood ballpark; I have watched True Detective seasons 1 and 2; I’ve been very slowly watching Treme; Scoble’s post Katrina vlogs rubbed me the wrong way; I moved my email infrastructure to Proton Mail.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for March 31 2023 – That’s When It Really Hurts

In this episode, I play a song by SILENCAEON; the audio issues on my stack are really dragging me down; an episode of Eating the Fantastic made me nostalgic for cyberpunk; I like Pat Cadigan on Mastodon; the Shipherds can work a timeshare pitch; no money leaves my pocket if you call me; downtown Conway is a foodie little area; I walked away from all my stuff at softball practice triggering a lot of self-loathing; I worry I will throw away or give away the only thing in my mom’s junk that is worth any money; I am mad about this OpenLibrary lawsuit and at the big four publishers; my first Mastodon blocks of individuals were around OpenLibrary; Obsidian plus whisper trancripts is helping show prep; I has taken me 2.5 years to watch season one of Danger Man; I like the mundanity of the spy craft; I am a newish subscriber to the 2000 AD Thrillcast.

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