This one is of Summer 5-8, Year 1. Not much interesting happened in this one; just grinding for money for the next one.
I spent most of this one talking about the apparent lack of Unix/Linux skills out there, the causes of the shortage, and what might be done about it. While playing through days 1-4 of Summer, year 1.
I’ve uploaded a couple new Stardew Valley podcasts. I’m trying out “playcasting” as a word for them. Not sure I like it yet, but it’s shorter than “playing and podcasting.” Still looking for a better title. These are both more playing than podcasting, but the second one does have some talk about spam and chicken dressing and other topics.
I’m going to start podcasting while playing games. Basically like everyone is doing with streaming, except I’ll record them and upload later since I don’t have the bandwidth for streaming live. I plan to do at least three a week, to try to kickstart podcasting again.
So here are the first two from earlier this week, playing Stardew Valley in the new FreeBSD-native install. The first one is pretty dull, since I couldn’t think of much to talk about except the game itself, so I don’t recommend it unless you need help getting to sleep. In the second one I talked about uploading a new assembly language video, bidding on RAM (didn’t win), Guy’s deer leg collection now at 3, visiting the Dollar General in Payson, coddling a scaredy cat, and why podcast.
A summary of the recent events at Google, with the firing of James Damore and their crack-down on dissenting opinions by both employees and content providers. 36:23.
Click to listen or download: What’s Up with Google? (32.6MB high quality audio)
Click to listen or download: What’s Up with Google? (11.2MB low quality audio)
A bit of a tutorial on how DNS works to let computers find each other on the Internet, how that and some other clues told me Salon’s October Surprise article about a Trump/Russia server connection was bogus at first glance, new info that’s coming to light now, and what I think might really have happened to prompt that article. 31 minutes.
Click to listen or download: DNS, Malware, Russia, Oh My (34MB high quality audio)
Click to listen or download: DNS, Malware, Russia, Oh My (11MB low quality audio)
I ramble about work, and how to market web hosting and other online services to small businesses and individuals in a way that’s more accessible than the current offerings. 23 minutes.
Click to listen or download: Web Hosting Musings (20MB high quality audio)
Click to listen or download: Web Hosting Musings (6.6MB low quality audio)
For 15 minutes, I talk about gardening, trying, singing, and when did geek culture become a separate thing?
Click to listen or download: Podcast #5: Not Even in a Bucket (14MB high quality audio)
Click to listen or download: Podcast #5: Not Even in a Bucket (5MB low quality audio)
This is a short one, about 7 minutes, about finally losing my bad tooth, and garden progress.
Click to listen or download: Podcast #4: Home Dentistry (7MB high quality audio)
Click to listen or download: Podcast #4: Home Dentistry (2.6MB low quality audio)
Wherein I talk a little about how I got into teaching and tutoring, and some ideas of where I might go with it in the future. This one gets kinda rambling and repetitive. I think I’m going to start making at least a simple outline, because not every topic inspires a solid stream of ideas. I started this one with a single word in mind – “teaching” – and it didn’t go so well.
Click to listen or download: Podcast #3: Teaching (14MB high quality audio)
Click to listen or download: Podcast #3: Teaching (5MB low quality audio)
Wherein I mention kittens and chickens, and the talk a while about old computers and a project idea for new ones.
Click to listen or download: Podcast #2: Reminiscing about Computers
This is my first podcast, in which I mostly talk about why I’m trying a podcast, and problems I’ve had with blogging.
Click to listen or download: Podcast #0: Blogging and Podcasting