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 firstname.lastname@example.org ; 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.
In this episode, I play a song from John Howie Jr; I talk about attending DevRelCon in San Francisco and how I have a weird job; I have become easy with people in a way I once wasn’t; dealing with people that almost agree with you is hard; reheating yesterday coffee; I’m maybe not woke but in the process of waking up; I can’t keep up with your name much less preferred pronouns; my own jokes about poop on the streets of San Francisco lack compassion; you can create exclusion without trying to.
In this episode, I play a song from Valley Lodge; I discuss my work trip to Las Vegas with a lot of detail in how I play roulette and my experiment with the reverse Martingale betting strategy; I talk about how even as an extroverted type in a public facing role I can have enough of people.
In this episode, I play a song from the Gentle Readers; I get mentioned on the Kindle Chronicles; I don’t understand how cards work on Patreon; leaving communication vacuums leads to fiasco; why I am dropping Patreon support for some campaigns; bingeing is my new TV norm and the season is my new unit of viewing; I am enjoying for Game of Thrones in large part because of its unfamiliarity; Nicola Griffith’s Hild is a great book; I love our new big TCL TV!
In this episode, I play a song from the new Valley Lodge album; I update on the move; don’t shop at KMart.com; there is a reason why Amazon is the biggest retailer online; I am befuddled by those who hate Chick-Fil-A politics and not their food; I’m too tired to hate Walmart; I can’t be a part of the politics horseraces; I hate speculative punditry; I want one thing from the Weather Channel; mainstream reporting of scientific studies is almost always wrong; there is one reason to share studies on social media; please don’t manipulate me; goodbye.
In this episode, I play a new song from John Howie Jr; I discuss the new podcast that Aimee Mann does with Ted Leo; I talk about specifically choosing joy when it is an option; I talk about why I love the Church of the Subgenius, comic books; my experience with Penn Jillette’s movie Director’s Cut.
In this episode, I play a song from Paul Melancon; I talk about my new house and studio; I discuss sentimentality about child stuff; I run down the various digitization projects in my life; I discuss Marie Kondo and the outrage about getting rid of books and getting rid of my own books; I talk about the corrosive nature of “resilience porn” and how it relates to software projects; why I listen to less of Dan Benjamin.