Category Archives: Pursuits

GC034 — Remembering “things”

Ah. At last we got some snow and I finally have the perfect snow plow for the (three-quarter mile) driveway at the farm. I also rant a little about Richard’s tires.

But mostly I talk about a duck… And how this duck that I got from my granddad is something that I should describe to future generations, along with other important “stuff” so that people can carry the stories of these things on into the future. So the stories don’t get lost, and with them the real value of the otherwise ordinary things that we pass on to future generations. I think us digital kids are the first generation to be able to do this, but I bet that this is a tradition that’s carried forward.

So click here to listen to this 11 minute podcast…

And here’s a picture of the duck (along with the screen showing this Geezercast in the making).
The duck

GC033 — Weather station repeaters, and wireless Internet

Mostly this is the tale of fixing my Davis Vantage Pro weather station’s repeaters after the system conked out yesterday. I almost typed the word “diagnosing” instead of “fixing” in that first sentence, but truth be told I never figured out why the things crapped out, or how I fixed them. The experience provided me a springboard to rant some more about wireless Internet.

By the way you can view the offending weather stations (who knows whether they’ll be up or not) at, we were working on the “on top” one.

Click here to download this 11 minute podcast

Geezercast 09 – Sean Kershaw’s first podcast

The last couple weekends have been consumed with editing all the licensed music out of all 40 or so podcasts on Sex and Podcasting. So I’m pretty behind on actually doing new stuff for Geezercast. This week, I decided to play Sean Kershaw’s first podcast, interviewing me, rather than come up with something on my own. Sean is the Executive Director at the Citizen’s League. His first podcast is pretty neat — we were a little manic at the beginning (we’d gotten all the geek stuff working at last), but we settled down to have a good discussion about community preparedness and podcasting and stuff.

Click here to download this 19 minute podcast