Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 23 2021 – An Antidote for Stuff

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.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 9 2021 – Shaking my Baton at the Head of the Parade

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.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 2 2021 – Cheap is as Good a Time as Any

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.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 26 2021 – Bouncing Off Dana

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.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 19 2021 – There is No Middle

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.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 12 2021 – Lost in My Own Metaphor

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

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 5, 2021 – Subverting the Hierarchy

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.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for July 29 2021 – Monkey Mind

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.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for July 15 2021 – Life on FIRE

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.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for June 30 2021 – Social Signals

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.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for June 10 2021 – Podcasting by Pinata

In this episode, I play a song by The Royal Arctic Institute; goodbye to long time listener and friend of the show PJ Cabrera; I no longer have the Kasey Kasem dead dog dedication memorized; Tiago Forte and his Buildling a Second Brain method is changing how I work; slow burn is definitely better than big bang; “it’s not an interview it’s a conversation” isn’t a positive to me; Performance Anxiety remains on the cusp of unsubscription for me; cheap coffee from Aldi is better than some expensive coffee to me; bonus content is frequently of zero or negative value to me; podcasts can present a lot of jumping off points.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for April 29 2021 – 99 Percent Contained

In this episode, I play a song by Tim Foljahn; three yard sales in four weeks is too many; I started listening to the Erasable and Cortex podcasts; I am now all in on Obsidian; I agree that GTD is good and yet I can never make it work for me; am I using the systems to avoid doing the work?; posting your beautiful bullet journal photos makes me less likely to use it; I am using PARA to organize my Obsidian files; Obsidian will replace Evernote in my life unless it fails me; the Cortex guys created the Theme System journal; my life is a mostly contained wildfire.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for March 11 2021 – That’s How You Pith Them Off

In this episode, I play a song by Tamar Aphek; we have a puppy; I am using my DIY Bookscanner mechanisms with OpenLibrary; young me no longer gets to decide how I spend my bookreading life; the bar for acquiring even digital things to read is raising every higher; Kris Rusch makes me look at coded language; I am appreciating silence more; I make a lot of bad micro-decisions; when two options are hard to tell which is better, you can’t tell which one is worse; I am finding internet squabbles easier to deal with; Damon Knight had the best advice for how to deal with flame wars.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 28 2021 – Elective Gizzwhickeys

In this episode, I play a song by the Killdares; this time period is like when a beating stops; what QAnon expected from inauguration day is horrifying; I must live with idealogical mismatch with my local government; the best I can hope for is competent administration; my day includes a lot of charging time; discussing Captain Marvel and Lovecraft Country; the moments of joy in Lovecraft Country make the show work; nerd culture is white but that wasn’t my experience; just sharing resources to suicide prevention organization is kind of useless; I have grown re-fascinated with Billy Squier.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 22 2021 – Bean Dad

In this episode, I play a song by Pauline Scanlon; a quick Eat to Live update; I discuss a little about #BeanDad and why I think this is a fairly ridiculous internet outrage; everyone has to choose their own path to being a terrible parent; I don’t know or care who the McElroys are or why they are internet famous; TabFS is an interest project; I am taking a timeout from Cory Doctorow; your super-fans are the most likely to become super-haters; Chris York makes me think about Creative Commons and usage of stuff.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for Dec 26 2020 – Fiddle Vector

In this episode, I play a song by Casper and the Cookies; a listener asks about Eat to Live and protein; no one asks about your protein intake when you are fat; Project 100 is alive and well; I have been trying to sell out with no one buying; our love of organic neighborhoods has changed to a love of a comfortable neighborhood with fast internet; I jumped neck deep into Home Assistant after a single demo; nerd communities are frequently unpleasant to join; I am moving my home automation from the cloud to in my own house.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for Dec 19 2020 – Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workplace

In this episode, I play a Jill Sobule song for that season that is a tradition on this show; I don’t owe anyone productivity on any given day; universal basic income is making more sense to me; we are in our own hospice; inexplicably I am smitten with Cyberpunk 2077; cyberpunk remains my favorite genre of fiction; I still love Sage Walker’s novel Whiteout; I love the beginning of projects and hate the middle and end; I need a formal project parking lot in my personal life.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for Dec 13 2020 – Fighting Fiddliness

In this episode, I play a song for the season that is a tradition on this show – the Flexapleasers Xmas song; I ruined the previous show and this is a redo; I am getting fiddliness fatigue with the various gizmos in my life; we are slowly adopting the Alexa ecosystem; I am grudgingly accepting a free subscription to the Washington Post; a Facebook fight did me a great favor; no one gets under your skin when you disagree with their insults; I have almost reached my weight goal; I have an eating maintenance plan for the rest of my life

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for Nov 19 2020 – Supporting the SubGenius

In this episode, I play a song from Rocket City Riot; the film lifecycle makes crowd-funding movies awful; why are the film backers who rise to the occasion of support always last in line? all that said, the documentary is good; Dr Hal is the first postal correspondent of the Box of Rocks zine; I supported Precursor on Crowd Supply then changed my mind; boy did I love the Sharp Zaurus; I no longer want to do personal travel with a laptop in my bag; I have envy for the next generation of Galago Pro; inSync is my new solution for syncing password files from Linux to OneDrive.

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