Podcast 145 – The unattainable, or oblivion, or something

“The darker impulses and nature of Captain Ahab.” / “Definitely not in the Information Age.” / “Mills and stuff.” / “Foolishly chasing a whale that’s too fast to bother with.” / “Cosines and square roots.” / “Well this is worth continuing!”

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Co-hosted by Jessica.
Moby Dick: or, the White Whale by Herman Melville Kindle Edition.
Calcbot calculator app for iOS.
Noisli background noise app for iOS.

DJMcloud 64 podcast on iTunes.


Podcast 144 – The tape is going out

‘That guy’s a rebel.” / ‘It seems as though they never had a time to explain.’ / ^This is a harbinger.^ / ^Day by day, in as much detail as you can stand.^ / ^They will pull you out of your anchor chair.^ / ‘The early frames of somebody going crazy.’ / “The dude handed out flyers and then committed suicide apparently.” / “It’s one of those things you’ve got to come in prepared.”

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Sunset [photo by Jessica] at Long Beach, Washington on Valentine’s weekend.
New theme for WordPress – Big Lake – (with widgetized front page and responsive sidebar post pages) designed for the djmcloud.danieljmckeown.com front page.
Officer Ed Powell is aware of the trolls.
Phillip Perea, formerly of the local Fox News in Austin, Texas.
This podcast on iTunes.
Glenn Beck says “revolutionaries” will “shoot you.”
Book: Days in the History of Silence by Merethe Lindstrom.

Podcast 143 – On any screen

‘There is some possibility of some entertainment.’ / “A talking puppet for the GOP..” / ‘Non-sequiturs and insanity.’ / “The onslaught of all these new [programming] languages.”

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Jessica and I talk about a range of topics including Sarah Palin and “triple that amount of fingers,” Chris-chan, trolls, and a ‘documentary‘ on about him on YouTube, grid systems in front-end frameworks like Bootstrap and Foundation, my Material Design influenced WordPress theme Portage Bay at v1.0.0, the ‘long form’ reading trend, the effect of emojis and meme stickers on communication, and the apps ComicBook! and Coach.me.

Podcast 142 – The pour-over

‘Drinkable warm-hot.’ / “Designed to work on both.” / ‘Just a little shipping container basically.’ / ‘Glowing from the inside.’ / ‘I’ve-been-doing-this-all-day energy.’ / ‘You run the risk of being run over.’

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Podcast topics:

Starbucks Roastery on First Hill in Seattle.

Starbucks locations at grocery stores: are the workers there like caged animals?

Pacemaker, a DJ app for iPad that Jessica found.

Fedoras: Kickstarter top-hat-trilby-Nightmare (‘Le Grand Hat‘)

Woman in Idaho shot at a Walmart by own two year old.

16-year-old in Texas runs a man down with a car and kills him over not buying alcohol.

Non transparent” ETFs still yet waiting for approval.

Zuckerburg’s book club.

CloudMagic email client app for iPad.


podcast 141 – “One-horse sleigh on a night with some snow and stuff”

“I don’t like things being cut off mid-sentence.” / “It might be a slightly crowded market.” / “They just steal images off of the Internent for their PowerPoint presentations.” / “At the edge of downtown Orlando.”

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Overcast podcatcher app.

‘Plagiarism Today’ on public domain (and not) Christmas songs.

Youtube playlist: Videos that excerpt clips from different episodes of this podcast on specific topics (books, Cleveland, Twitter, MSU, gun culture, OS X, and more).

Microsoft removing ^clipart^ from its Office product.

New version of Drafts app [Drafts 4] for iOS 8.


pacificpelican.us/64 podcast 140 – Big Week

^You post the video.^ / ‘Media…really lost that important position.’ / “The new enemy they just rolled out.” / ^They call it a grinder.^ / “A lot of compelling kind of scenes.” / “Y’know, place to eat…is it on Greenwood or Phinney?” / “slipshod 2-bit con job” / ‘Part of the overall scramble.’

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LIGHTS – “Oil and Water.”

Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron.

Cloud Nothings – “Now Hear In.”

Our Quirky Guide to Seattle.

Gunslinger & Shpongle – “Dreamcatcher (Interpulse Remix).”

Parakeets video: ‘House of Nubs Web Series’ episode 1.

Chris Chan‘ is on Kickstarter.

The Intercept on a fake media-hyped ^terror^ “threat.”

Jessica’s web site: jessica.sf3am.com.

Neener – “Salt Water.”

My web site pacificpelican.us & novel Crossing the Continental Divide.

Get the podcast on iTunes.


pacificpelican.us/64 podcast 139 – A mess and an attempted reboot

‘Where can I get my [S]urge?’ / “Sentralstasjon: It starts with an S, and goes from there.” / “You were just bringing me slightly up to date on this.” / “Bristol..reported to be..throwing haymakers.” / “Known with a K.” / “It was across the way from our juice.”

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Surge (pop) resurgent, Ello, Indieweb & Indiewebcamp and Known, Anchor CMS, iOS 8, Upcoming.org coming back, ‘Bill and Ted’ third film (??), Goat Simulator.


pacificpelican.us/64 podcast 138 – Very dream-state-like

‘So I have a blanket outside.’ / ‘Algorithms are sometimes so…non-human.’ / “I kind of enjoyed reading it.” / “That can easily be bulls–t.” / “I certainly wanted to roam freely before.” / “That gap has narrowed massively.”

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“Shock Doctrine” (Eskmo Remix).

Is a “Facebook-style filtered feed” coming to Twitter?

Critique of ^gamer culture^ as “the consumption of media as a means of identity formation.”

Scotland independence polls narrow to within a few points.

Fight in the stands leads to cancellation of Ohio high school football game.

pacificpelican.us/64 podcast 137 – There is no star

“I don’t know that it’s evolved beyond a web form with features.”/ “It’s definitely called a recipe.” / “They sort of deprecated the star.” / “It was all about the DJ..music.” / “They’ve definitely got the street talking.”

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Claude VonStroke: “CaliFuture.”

Photo: Grand Tetons.

Follow-up to podcast #136 on ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?‘ by Phillip K. Dick.

Crapper on curb.’

Chicago’s “Wild 100s.”