03 November 2022
I have 73 feeds I currently follow. I have a whole system of prioritization, so I can listen to important things first. I’ve listed them alphabetically here:
99% Invisible https://feeds.simplecast.com/BqbsxVfO
All About Android (Audio) https://feeds.twit.tv/aaa.xml
All Songs Considered https://feeds.npr.org/510019/podcast.xml?uid=n1qe4e85742c986fdb81d2d38ffa0d5d53
Android Central Podcast https://androidcentral.libsyn.com/rss
Arrested DevOps https://www.arresteddevops.com/episode/index.xml
Back to Work https://feeds.fireside.fm/backtowork/rss
The Best of Car Talk https://feeds.npr.org/510208/podcast.xml
The Candid Frame: Conversations on Photography https://thecandidframe.libsyn.com/rss
CaSE: Conversations about Software Engineering https://www.case-podcast.org/feed/aac
The Changelog: Software Development, Open Source https://changelog.com/podcast/feed
ClojureStream Podcast https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:627190089/sounds.rss
The Daily https://feeds.simplecast.com/54nAGcIl
Darknet Diaries https://feeds.megaphone.fm/darknetdiaries
Do By Friday https://feeds.simplecast.com/5nKJV82u
Do By Friday After Show (Private Link)
Engineering Culture by InfoQ https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:258266127/sounds.rss
Escape Pod https://escapepod.org/feed/podcast/
Everything is Alive http://feeds.everythingisalive.com/everythingisalive
FLOSS Weekly (Audio) https://feeds.twit.tv/floss.xml
The Fox News Rundown https://feeds.megaphone.fm/FOXM1880458659
Freakonomics Radio https://feeds.simplecast.com/Y8lFbOT4
Functional Geekery https://www.functionalgeekery.com/feed/mp3/
Global News Podcast https://podcasts.files.bbci.co.uk/p02nq0gn.rss
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing https://feeds.simplecast.com/XcH2p3Ah
Groovy Podcast http://groovypodcast.podbean.com/feed/
Hacker Public Radio http://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_rss.php
Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman https://feeds.simplecast.com/gvtxUiIf
Hidden Brain https://feeds.simplecast.com/kwWc0lhf
How I Built This with Guy Raz https://rss.art19.com/how-i-built-this
Interview Podcast – Echoes https://echoes.org/category/program-highlights/interviews/feed/
Jeffery Saddoris: Everything https://pcr.apple.com/id1438550795/
JUXT Cast https://feeds.feedburner.com/JuxtCast
LensWork - Photography and the Creative Process https://www.lenswork.com/podcast.xml
Linux Inlaws https://linuxinlaws.eu/inlaws_rss.xml
Lost in Lambduhhs https://anchor.fm/s/581d4eb4/podcast/rss
Marketplace All-in-One https://www.marketplace.org/feed/podcast/marketplace-all-in-one
The Mortified Podcast https://feeds.feedburner.com/MortifiedPod
No Stupid Questions https://feeds.simplecast.com/dfh_verV
NPR News Now https://feeds.npr.org/500005/podcast.xml
Oh No, Ross and Carrie https://feeds.simplecast.com/ftB6Gihc
On the Media https://feeds.feedburner.com/onthemedia
People I (Mostly) Admire https://feeds.simplecast.com/rP60Wf24
Podcast – Cory Doctorow’s craphound.com https://feeds.feedburner.com/doctorow_podcast
The REPL https://feeds.therepl.net/therepl
Security Now (Audio) https://feeds.twit.tv/sn.xml
Smashing Podcast https://feeds.transistor.fm/smashing
Software Defined Talk https://www.softwaredefinedtalk.com/rss
Software Engineering Radio - the podcast for professional software developers https://seradio.libsyn.com/rss
Song Exploder https://feed.songexploder.net/SongExploder
The Stack Overflow Podcast https://feeds.simplecast.com/XA_851k3
TED Radio Hour https://feeds.npr.org/510298/podcast.xml
This American Life https://www.thisamericanlife.org/podcast/rss.xml
This Week in Tech (Audio) https://feeds.twit.tv/twit.xml
Thoughtworks Technology Podcast https://thoughtworks.libsyn.com/rss
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! https://feeds.npr.org/344098539/podcast.xml
Welcome to Night Vale http://feeds.nightvalepresents.com/welcometonightvalepodcast
Wicked Good Development https://anchor.fm/s/81a22db8/podcast/rss
Wrong About Everything https://wrongabouteverything.libsyn.com/rss
WTF with Marc Maron Podcast https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/62a222737c02140013aa4c03
You Are Not So Smart https://feeds.simplecast.com/N5eKDxJI
28 September 2020
A recent New York Times article exposes that Donald Trump paid no income taxes for 10 of 15 years . To some, that sounds like neglecting a duty to the public and the nation that makes so much possible for us. To just as many, that sounds like an ad for the next big tax preparation service they need to hire. Read the article, and you’ll see it’s a complicated shell game of write-offs, profits, losses, and fees shuffled around from year to year, even to past years as tax laws changed.
Will this change anyone’s view of anything? No.
Do I benefit from public spending? Absolutely.
Do I pay for it in taxes? Of course.
Do I like the way some tax dollars are spent? No, so maybe I should want to reduce it, but really we need to fix the way it’s spent.
Do I take deductions I can find? Yes, I pay a tax professional to tell me what to deduct and how I can save money. Why is this not simpler? Why is it so hard to know what we really owe? Why is there an entire industry built around avoiding our responsibility to pay taxes? Tax laws are changed and complicated to sweeten the deal for some lawmaker who’s signing, or in some cases, the complication or loopholes are often unintended consequences that were supposed to help someone else in need.
I’ll not sing anthems or salute a flag, but I’ll pay taxes and vote for people who spend the money to provide more stability for people.
As the shells continue to shuffle the margins will tighten, so I really hope we get him out of office before his debts come due and he’s selling off our futures.
26 June 2020
We can find ourselves thinking, "Where did we used to get our news before Twitter and Facebook?" I know where I got news: Google Reader, but Google shut it down, and eventually gave us a taste of aggregated news in Google Assistant on our phones, but it never really allows us to consciously control it.
Social media’s a bit of a mess and mostly getting worse, so you might want an alternative. Google Reader was based on RSS and Atom news feeds from all your favorite websites, and those still exist.
I still read my carefully curated news feeds using Feedly as a successor to Google Reader. I have hundreds of different news feeds aggregated into this one place (kind of like Facebook and Twitter), but it’s a much more controlled stream of news about which I care. Anyone can create an account at Feedly and get started by searching for a handful of sites you’d like to read regularly. Over time, you can extend and finely tune your feed of news.
If Feedly isn’t quite your style, you can find other news readers, and allow yourself to stay informed without necessarily needing to scroll through all the noise of Facebook and Twitter.
19 February 2008
There's a Billboard War going on in some spots around the United States. One particular site is in Chambersburg, PA -- that's a relatively short drive. I'd love to go see these billboards in person.
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