I’ve had a few “15 minutes of fame” episodes and decided to share a few observations about getting/being a little bit famous. Nothing earthshattering. Pretty low-key.
Another gaggle of poltical issues that I find myself holding the majority opinion on. As usual, I wonder where the heck the Democrats have gone and wandered off to. But it’s nice to know that I’m not crazy anyway…
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.
Here are some stories about businesses I’ve started that didn’t pan out so hot. The moral to the story is, of course, “try, try again” but you also get funny stories to tell your friends as a bonus feature. Enjoy.
This is a quick show that I hope will always float to the top of the list for those of you who are “sampling” GeezerCast. This is a short introduction to what the show is all about.
Seems like these GeezerCasts have gotten a little too work-centric. So this one is about how I got started with woodworking, and also tells the story of how I gave up my left index finger to the cause. No, it didn’t hurt much at all. Yes, it’s a funny story.
A friend of mine got laid off this week and I’ll be helping with the “find a new job” project. As I was writing the email of commiseration, I found myself getting ready to do the “find a job” rant that I’ve been laying on people for years. But now there’s podcasting! What better place to put the rant, so people can listen to it without having to buy me lunch.
So here it is — Mike’s Pretty Good Find a New Job gizmo.
This is the first in a series of podcasts about how I’ve made a living. The grandkids will be interested, and maybe you other people too. This episode tells the Domain Name story… How I came to own domains like television.com, company.com, etc. Why it’s better to be lucky than smart. Plus some musings about the word “career”
A new tune — the first actual multi-part song using the new electronic music toys. Plus, a recap of the week’s politics and polls. Plus a very brief forey into that strange world of extreme high-end audio. Oh my grandchildren, keep your hands on your wallets.
Ah, what a difference a week can make — the elections went well for folks like me who are in the mainstream (yep, I quote the polls to prove it). This show features another Jamstix creation, reviews some MIT research into aluminum-foil mind-control beanies, heads into a reminiscence about my experiences with the folks who believe contrails are evidence of a government plot and wraps up with this week’s poll results on a few key issues.