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My every-so-often roundup of the various places you can currently hear my audio work:

@HackerRadioShow - FM talk radio by a bunch of hackers and phreaks, myself included
:flan_phone1:โ€‹ Archives: - My original podcasts, including:
:flan_laugh:โ€‹ Sketch comedy:
:flan_awe:โ€‹โ€‹ Film nerdery:
:flan_bard:โ€‹ Self-naming stories:

I worked retail years ago. The general public didn't call today "Black Friday" then, that phrase was used behind the scenes by retail employees who were dreading their worst working day of the year. "Black Friday" was basically saying "we're doomed," it wasn't a HAPPY expression at all.

Later the marketing types got hold of the term, it began popping up in ads, and now the shopping hordes are all "yay Black Friday!"

It makes my retail-survivor heart sad every time an expression of pain coined by the overworked and underpaid is used to entice more shoppers.

I dislike everything I've ever said but I have the conviction to keep talking anyway

If you orbit the flat earth, do you:

smdh this is even shadier than Brave's cryptocurrency bundleware


Not really a fan of the Microsoft Edge team putting things in to the browser like 'buy now, pay later'. Fine, create your own native addin for this, but native to the browser?

In issue 58 of "Vortex," the in-house magazine from audio-production company Big Finish, fourth Doctor Tom Baker was asked "Whatโ€™s your one biggest 'Doctor Who' memory?" His response:

"I remember a man stopping me in Oxford Street once, looking at me with absolute incredulity; he couldnโ€™t believe it. He said, โ€˜Tom Baker?โ€™ A man in his late thirties. I said, โ€˜Yesโ€™. He said, โ€˜Tom Baker?โ€™ I said, โ€˜Yes!โ€™ And he looked at me and in his brain he catapulted back in time and he said, โ€˜You know, when I was a boy, I was in a home for children; nobody wanted us, you know? It was terrible. And you made Saturday night good.โ€™ And I went to say something to him and I could see him so close to tears that he couldnโ€™t speak. And he shook his head as if to say, โ€˜Donโ€™t go on, donโ€™t remind meโ€™ and he just did [a thumbs up]. Such a common thing, isnโ€™t it, but suddenly backed up with an expression on his face through his tears that was a knighthood. It was a knighthood. Just thumbs up, meaning it was great, and thanks. Itโ€™s incredible, isnโ€™t it? Just a gesture."



Celebrating with Gila in a Seventh Doctor hat and Sixth Doctor shirt. (If and where we are wearing other Doctors will be left to your imagination.)

This is perhaps not surprising to anyone who knows me a little, but I'm freaking HERE for Peter Capaldi's album.

Virtual machines were invented by Big RAMโ„ข๏ธ to sell you more RAM.

I really hope more FOSS projects take up this pledge! The only other one I know of is โ€“ anyone know of any others?


Our commitment: will not integrate a crypto asset wallet, issue crypto assets, promote NFTs, or otherwise attempt to profit from the crypto asset gold rush. Here's why: #opensource

When people are free to adapt and remix, incredible things can happen

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.