Kill Your RSS Feed

Kill Your RSS Feed

Ok, so maybe not kill, lets go with chop to bits..
Why?
Purely anecdotal pov but for me the echosphere amplifies with longevity. Some of the feeds I have in my stream have been with me for years if not a decade or more. The older ones that get more than a glance are keepers, many though have become cognitive bias +1s, headlines flashing by that affirm a pre held belief or a solidify a new thought by dumping on more fertilizer.
Which is all to say, one persons old is another persons new. I am looking for feeds to read, to have flash up on my chumby, to populated my pocket feed reader. Please post up your faves, ones that you are growing tired of …. and in the possible pile maybe something new to you and new to me will rise above.

Ken Nordine

Ken Nordine

Today in the Over The Edge Broadcast History feed[1] a show surrounding Mr Ken Nordine [2] will fill your ears which should then fill your mind thus creating an existence to live thru.
You might them remember that years ago you found a web site and podcast of all Nordine material [3] only to find after searching it has been erased from this time and space or maybe the wire connecting it to the rest of the internets has fallen victim of a cat or sharp toothed spider.
But then there is the rest of the internets and yes there are things. Many things. Like coffee.

[1] http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/oteaday.rss
[2] https://archive.org/download/OTE_20010517_The_All_Nordine_Show/OTE_20010517_The_All_Nordine_Show.mp3
[3] http://www.wordjazz.com/

No telling where your mind will go playing with numbers….

Long View

Long View

"They’re laboring on a comprehensive Latin dictionary that’s been in progress since 1894. The most recently published volume contained all the words beginning with the letter P. That was back in 2010.

And they’re not as far along as that may lead you to believe. They skipped over N years ago because it has so many long words, and now they’ve had to go back to that one. They’re also working on R at the same time. That should take care of the rest of this decade."



I can’t believe I’ve never reported on this massive lexicographical project before, but such appears to be the case. Happily, Byrd Pinkerton has done an NPR piece that gives me a chance to remedy the omission: On the second floor of an old Bavarian palace in Munich, Germany, there’s a library …

Wave…er…Spaces

Wave…er…Spaces

I personally live that Google devs in public, that we get to play the still forming goop of new projects. So what is rhis one good for?
Small groups, possibly to avoid toxic comment spew?
A response to Slack which is a response to irc still being so damn useful.
Threaded contained convos around an item? But G+ already so…..

As with many new Google projects there is tons of ways it can be improved/grown. Text boxed should have hooks to Translate. A Hangouts button to spawn a real time vid/voice convo from a thread.

Another Day Another Format. M3U Playlist of the WSMF Broadcast Day

Another Day Another Format. M3U Playlist of the WSMF Broadcast Day

Automagicaly generated RSS feeds for podcasting? Yea we got that. Bots tweeting urls with a little natural grammar generation tossed in? Yep, got you covered. Just want to listen to the new offerings each day in your media player of choice, like maybe VLC? Well you old pheezer, have we got just what you need.

http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/wsmfaday.m3u

I have trained the little bashbotnicks to spit out a well formed M3U file of the days offerings.

So however you roll, tune in.

P.S. You can get a phaty mcphatfaced M3U of all the Jean Shepherd shows over on http://tomwsmf.com/blog/?page_id=208 Put that in your pipe and smoke it bub.

Twitter Based Historic Broadcast Delivery System

Twitter Based Historic Broadcast Delivery System

Some people like podcasts, some like streams, others like tweets. Whatever your favorite method odds are you are able to get some historic broadcasts each and every day.
I have set up the @BroadcastPast Twitter account to tweet out descriptions and links to some of these broadcasts every day.
I started things by tapping into the collections of Jean Shepherd, FibberMcGee and Molly, The Goon Shows and early Just A Minutes. Over time and with user input this will grow.
To enjoy these offerings head over to Twitter, Follow @BroadcastPast, and then click on the shows you want to hear.


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