Farrago

I like to podcast, but I don’t like to edit. Actually, I kind of do, I just don’t like to spend a lot of time doing it. Hence my joyous reaction when Rogue Amoeba released Farrago last week. PS. My podcasts are Don’t Nihongo It Alone, Not Speeding in Reverse, and Pocket Sized Podcast, in Read More …

The Return of Pocket Sized Podcast – what’s old is new again

In case you somehow missed it (yes, I’m kidding), Pocket Sized Podcast is back after a three-year coma. It seems that what’s old is new again. Thanks to Ronnie, it has a .fm domain name: https://pocketsizedpodcast.fm. We are going to revitalize our mission of covering Apple hardware and software, apps, and notable Apple community people, Read More …

Subscriptions and status quo thinking

Just by writing this post, I’m going to make some people mad and other people roll their eyes and stick their fingers in their ears, I already know it. As far as a lot of people in the Apple community are concerned, the discussion about the subscription model for apps is done, it’s been decided, Read More …

Bitcoin’s reality — savior or enslaver?

Bitcoin has always represented the irrepressibly optimistic side of libertarianism, the voice whispering in our ears that true freedom can be grasped simply by circumventing a few tenets of society with bold new ideas. And let’s be honest, the notion of unregulated currency created with nothing more than mathematics has the same appeal as does Read More …

Now Listening in Overcast Workflow

I like to tweet out podcasts that I’m listening to in case other people are looking for things to listen to and want ideas, as well as to show podcasters that someone is enjoying their work. The other day someone asked me on Twitter how I automatically get my tweets formatted the way they are. Read More …

Podcasts

Today I updated my podcasts page to better reflect the state of my podcasting reality. Somehow I’ve wound up being a podcaster again with two wildly diverse shows, Don’t Nihongo It Alone and and Dismazed. After the early demise of Haberdashery, I fully intended to make an enjoyable interview podcast with Speaking of That, but Read More …

The Alligator and the Crab

I’m pretty sure I’ve bored all the youngsters already with my old man stories of living in Japan when I was a kid, but it’s relevant to this post because although I did learn to speak informal, childlike Japanese, I never really learned very many kanji. The practical effect of this failure is that my Read More …

Covered

I love reading, and I enjoy listening to podcasts. Some of my favorite podcasts are those that combine the two interests, and Covered has to be at the top of that list. Harry C. Marks is a tremendously skilled interviewer, and he brings a wide range of authors to the show. I’ve only been listening Read More …

Always Computers

In episode 6 of the Under the Radar podcast, David Smith and Marco Arment talk about how they got into computers and programming. David relates that his dad managed to make sure he always had a computer, even though it probably wasn’t the easiest thing to do financially, knowing that somehow they’d be important for Read More …

Internet History Podcast

In 2015, we’re smart enough to realize that the internet was created for the government to scoop up all our personal information 24 x 7 so they and everyone else we’ve entrusted with it could lose it to hackers for us in spectacularly incompetent ways. Sometimes you wonder why they don’t just publish all our Read More …