Before I started to logg my podcast listening on my blog my ”system” for keeping track of important episodes and their content was to screen shot Overcast whenever I listened to something particularly interesting. I will use some of those screenshots to back-fill some data.
On the most recent Hello Internet CGP Grey voices some interesting concerns about how we spend out attention and he lists podcasts as one of the ways he unintentionally fills all downtime for his brain.
And yes, it is off course a bit ironic to hear this on a podcast but I never the less agree with him. I’m in the middle of listening to their discussion now, so maybe I’ll re-evaluate some of my own media consumption afterwards.
A local caching server, meant to speed up commonly-requested sites and reduce bandwidth usage, is a “man in the middle”. HTTPS, which by design prevents man-in-the-middle attacks, utterly breaks local caching servers. So I kept waiting and waiting for remote resources, eating into that month’s data cap with every request.
When it comes to HTTPS, I’m skeptical of the idea of it having to be everywhere. As long as there are any kind of extra work implementing it, as opposed to having an “insecure” web site and the site in question is a simple blog and personal site like this one, I will not go through the hassle and/or pay the money required.
In theory I really like the idea of cleaning my office. In practice, the only way to do it properly would be to take everything out and only allow the things that I really use back in but unfortunately that’s not possible right now.
Jag tänker inte kasta några stenar, av förklarliga skäl. Vad jag istället skulle vilja belysa är att dylikt inte skulle hända om vi ägnade lite mer tid åt att prata om kommunismens illdåd. Om vi slutade låtsas att det är ”en fin idé även om det inte alltid fungerar i praktiken”
Nice to see so many people1 also having fond memories of Gowalla. To me it had something that so many other social networks don’t. It had personality and it was fun to use, as opposed to simply addicting to use.
Jeremy Cherfas has launched a wonderful series on his Eat This Podcast called Our Daily Bread about how weat became a staple of food all around the world. It’s very interesting and just the right length to consume every single day. You should listen to it!
It’s magic, I know. First a pretty ordinary grass becomes the main source of sustenance for most of the people alive on Earth. Then they learn how to turn the seeds of that grass into the food of the gods. Join me, every day in August, as I dig into Our Daily Bread for the Dog Days of Podcasting with short episodes on the history of wheat and bread.