Other Podcasts

Posted by steve | Music | Wednesday 8 April 2009 6:41 pm

Someone asked me recently what interesting Podcasts I’ve been listening to. So I decided to make a simple entry here, but exclude Podcasts about software and board games.

These have been on my hot lists lately.

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is published by The New England Skeptical Society. I really enjoy listening to these guys as they take on the pseudo science and other ignorance expressed in our society.

Dan Carlin has a lot of energy and opinions. He talks really fast, and I find his “take” on things happening in our world to be very insightful. He actually does 2 Podcasts. The “Common Sense” show is where he discusses politics and events. The “Hardcore History” program is surprisingly entertaining. I actually listen to both. The history podcast is published less frequently.

It’s no secret that I enjoy the television show LOST. There’s an abundant supply of Podcasts about LOST. I don’t listen to this Podcast as often, but Stephanie and Cliff Ravenscraft produce a very entertaining program from their Generally Speaking Podcast Network.

Last one. I love classical music, opera, movie soundtracks, and jazz. But I really love Progressive Rock. These guys put out a very entertaining and informative Podcast on Progressive Rock music. They haven’t published since December 2008 but I hope to see them resume soon.

Now I still mostly listen to Board Game and Software Development related Podcasts. I also still listen to audiobooks quite often, especially if I know I’ll be taking a long driving trip.


Helped a friend get his WordPress and iPhone app setup

Posted by steve | Blogging | Wednesday 8 April 2009 6:03 pm

Spent some time today helping an old friend setup his WordPress software and the corresponding iPhone application (for posting to WordPress while mobile).

That was fun. Once he sends me a link to the finished site I’ll add it to my Blog Roll.


Seeing board games everywhere

Posted by steve | Board Games | Wednesday 8 April 2009 6:00 pm

I was driving to a friend’s home in Cincinnati this afternoon. I was pulling up to the intersection and spotted a white van with some very interesting icons on the back.

Being the avid board gamer that I am, I thought, “Wow, cool. There’s game hexes on the back of that van. I wonder what it’s about?”


Then I got close enough to see.


A surprise

Posted by steve | General Commentary | Wednesday 8 April 2009 5:53 pm

We’re staying at my mom’s house in Cincinnati this week. Travel back to Omaha begins Saturday morning.

I lived in this house about 30 years ago. Earlier this morning after getting out of the shower I happened to open up the medicine cabinet on the wall. I found this.


This bottle of after shave belongs to me.  It’s been here all this time.  The cap was really on tight too.  I haven’t poured it out yet, but I know I’ll never use it.