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.
In this episode, I play a Zamrock song by Keith Mlevhu; I discuss the fragility of hacked together workflows; getting organized seems to be working in my life; dealing with comics is getting easier; is changing a lot better than incremental change? I try to ignore information that leads to no actions; Michael Butler and I both love Joe Klein and don’t want him mad at us.
In this episode, I play a Zamrock song by Footswitch; I discuss making a life in any place; what is the minimum viable community? Is it creepy to colonize existing old neighborhoods? Why I don’t believe any polling data in 2019; Karl Rove ruined polling in America; I am loving Billions and Watchmen TV Shows.
In this episode, I play a highly relevant song from Michelle Malone; I have a brand new dream; leave work situations gently; I have a new Kindle Fire; dogmatic strident nerds bug me; don’t let the customers hear your workplace drama; I’m not the bad guy for using and buying the stuff that is available.
In this episode, I play a song from Five Eight; being an adult is hard and harder for me than most; am I a secret lover of chaos? I am getting cured of hoarding the hard way; clearing land exposes my temporal biases; the value of social media to me is who I can block.
In this episode, I play a song from Sarah Shook and the Disarmers; I may be suffering from “podcast block”; I have the bad habit of a daily defamation; Brian Koppelman and Mur Lafferty are compassionate while I am a dick; I am using Trakt.tv to manage my TV and movie queue; I remember the movie Ballast far longer than is reasonable; I am running up against the zero-sum game of time.
In this episode, I play a song from Valley Lodge; I discuss the work trips to India and Louisiana; I love a lot of science fiction literature but I don’t like urban fantasy – expecially Harry Potter and especially especially the voice acting of the audiobook; I do love cyberpunk; I finished Game of Thrones and started Danger Man aka Secret Agent; I am fine with the Game of Thrones TV show ending; I have a burgeoning interest in MMT aka modern monetary theory; the Pointer Sisters do a breathtaking cover of Steely Dan.
In this episode, I play a song by Five Eight; I discuss how bands really need to get their metadata right; I reminisce about the CREATE South conference; I am catching up on my podcast backlog; not going to Dragon*Con makes me less sad than you might think; the Axis of Evo never happened; Ken Kennedy sold me Fossil and Perkeep; nerd projects light up my pleasure center.
In this episode, I talk about Otter.ai being partof my workflow; digitizing my radio history; figures that have gone from ubiquitous to forgotten in my lifetime; cyberpunk remains my favorite genre; Cory Doctorow has a certainty that I envy; our culture suffers from certainty poisoning; RIP Lois Edgerly; Andre Pope is struggling.
In this episode, I play a song by the Kreelers; I went to Iron Maiden; accept the invitations that don’t make sense; The Bachelor live show makes me crazy; podcast network promos encourage me to leave; I am winning the war with clutter or at least fighting to a standstill.
In this show, I play a song from Cats Laughing; I discuss the new setup in my podcasting rig and the mechanical failures that led to it; I am trying in vain to avoid spoilers for Game of Thrones ; I am slowly winning the fight against chaos; there is a lot of pleasure in reading giant stacks of comic books; I struggle not being jealous of YouTubers; I am not a good keeper of podcast history and not doing the Dog Days of Podcasting; I will answer any user question you send to email@example.com ; webcomics and podcasts have been around long enough to create crusty dinosaurs; does any of our place in podcasting history matter?
In this episode, I play a song from Glass Eye; I discuss how life is full of thousands of micro-decisions about broken things; no mobile app is as easy to use as the commercial; some people are chaos sources and some are chaos sinks; I discuss why I have no real interest in the debates for the Democratic presidential primary.