Podcast 91 – Flaky sugary buttery texture

‘^Hair icon^: debatable’ / “Apparently scoring movies isn’t as fun as it sounds.” / “Incredibly strange Internet stuff.” / “Card-like.” / ‘Bands that yell at you.’ / ‘Reminds me of the 90s.’ / “I don’t want to pre-roll ads.”

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show notes

Industrial Music:

Filter: “Self Inflicted.”

Stabbing Westward: “So Far Away.”

New blog from the creator of the now-shuttered okcgoldmine.com site: i-ppl.com.

My Youtube channel trailer.

Apple WWDC announcements include iOS 7 [with re-designed UI, photo filters, background updates to apps, iTunes radio & iCloud Airdrop].

Two of my favorite iPhone camera replacement apps to use instead of the default iOS 6 camera: 645 Pro and PureShot from jag.gr.

iBooks on Mac (and an update to Mac OS X called Mavericks [somewhat technical PDF from Apple]; also new MacBook Airs and Mac Pros.)

My novel.

Jessica explains the cronut and the doissant.

PRISM program exposed.  Edward Snowden steps forward (from Hong Kong) as a leaker of government info on spying programs; Daniel Ellsberg says this may be the biggest leak in American history; Julian Assange praises Snowden’s actions.  Mark Udall (Democratic Senator from Colorado) wants to re-consider the PATRIOT Act.  Barack Obama probably still wants to “look forward.”

The BBC probably regretted booking Alex Jones for their Sunday politics program (he was there in Britain to float by the Bilderberg group meeting on a barge).

Byword text/markdown editor (for Mac).

Jeremy Scahill and Chris Hayes compare Obama to his predecessor George W. Bush.

Bill Maher brings a little realism to the discussion of Ronald Reagan’s legacy.

photo of Dan by Jessica
photo by Jessica

Podcast 85 – Possibly inevitable

“I don’t see a bookmarklets bar.” / “The old email client model.” / “At least there’s something in there.” / “Export your feeds.” / “Fast following.” / “You can play full songs as you discover them.”

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Eagle Man: “I’ve got something for you.”

Police (somewhere out in Pennsylvania) outrage an angry crank as they refuse to arrest marijuana smokers.

RSS Toaster for Mac.

Google adds ‘Google Now’ functionality to its iOS search app.

Delta Gamma sorority sister writes a letter released by Gawker (which was then read by Michael Shannon and Alison Haislip among others) that probably represents sororities and “Greek” culture on many campuses pretty well [“cock block…cunt punt..”].

Drafts app for iOS [now in version 3]: Compose text files and then send them to Evernote, Dropbox, email, and much more.

Youtube Capture: create and upload videos on your iPhone.

Birds of Paradise!

Apple is issuing bonds at less than a percent above 10-year Treasury bonds.

Twitter #Music app released for iPhone: uses Twitter data to suggest music, uses Spotify to play full songs.  (The app moved down the charts precipitously after a couple weeks.)

Warning issued (over health concerns) for the popular Youtube meme “cinnamon challenge” (which has been tried by such online icons as Miranda).

NBA player Jason Collins comes out as gay.

Gay marriage arrives in France amidst vociferous protest for and against.

All he has to show for it is this stuffed banana with dreadlocks.”

SoundCloud iPhone app. Outro track via.

My Videos: Deer in the forest preserve and the sequel Deer in the forest preserve #2.

Podcast 83 – Down in Haiku later in the day

“Venture capital ‘environmentalism.'” / “Chicago…it’s gridlock.” / “People freak out over the stupid scenes that have more animated animals.” / “Germany has wisely decided to phase out nuclear power.” / “That one I fed hay.” / “Pilot J.” / “San Francisco, where you’re just a guru.” / “She knew all the goats.” / “Futurist technologist.” / “I’ve already shared my dislike for [Jimmy Haslem, the owner of the Browns] because he’s into fracking.

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show notes

Goats at the Surfing Goat Dairy in Maui.


John Holdren, science advisor to President Obama.

Paul R. Ehrlich & The Population Bomb.

DJMcloud Podcast soundboard.

Cleveland Browns owner’s business investigated.

Screaming goats.

Cleveland Cavaliers fire Byron Scott.

iSteve movie.

Jessica’s blog post: “Nice to Meet You, Gurudev.”

John Siracusa on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography.

Very Jedi-ish person” via okcgoldmine.com.

pacificpelican Youtube channel.

Podcast 63 – Meme chuckwagons

“I don’t think it’s a spoiler.” / ‘They’re rescued by the eagles.’ / ‘Maybe they’re just wolves that talk.’ / “Sunny in Philadelphia.” / “Ignorance, combined with sincerity, combined with self-righteousness.” / “Infomercials for like egg timers.” / “The whole patent system is totally broken.” / “Just look for the outdated logo with the CD still in it.” / “I’ll tell you what: that show is stupid.” / “Advocating for more critical viewership is always a good thing.”

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Hosted by me and Jessica.

show notes – recorded Dec. 21st, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sort of moves Azog the goblin to the fore.

Zero Dark Thirty movie is vile, torture-promoting, lying propaganda.

Apple (preliminarily) loses another one of its spurious patents as their claims to own “multi-touch” collapse.  The company’s unfounded, self-righteous “thermonuclear war” in the courts against Android has become a farce.

Press Google Reader client for Android.

End-of-year archiving & #MyBestOf2012.


Newly deactivated middle button in Chrome for Mac in Canary version

In an early beta (alpha? I don’t know) Macintosh build of Google Chrome [specifically 22.0.1183.0 canary] the middle button (still present in Chrome 19.0.1084.56) in the upper left corner has been reduced to a hollow shell that doesn’t change when moused over and doesn’t do anything.

version 22 (beta)

This means that the new versions of Chrome (if it doesn’t change before the final version 22 is released) will not be able to be minimized, at least not easily [and no, double clicking the top bar doesn’t work anymore either].

version 19

Apple had been pointing toward deprecating minimizing windows in favor of using Mission Control and other newer tools to switch apps for the last year or so. Now it looks like Google is considering taking minimizing out of their browser.
Now of the three buttons in the upper left corner of Mac OS X applications, the one on the right seems to have been superseded by the new OS X Lion full screen mode, so it’s unclear if that one will last either.