Fresh Brewed Daily Podcasts For Your Old Time Radio Listening Pleasure

May 1, 2016
Fresh Brewed Daily Podcasts For Your Old Time Radio Listening Pleasure

Fresh Brewed Daily Podcasts For Your Old Time Radio Listening Pleasure

Over the last couple of years I have been building the gewgaws and thingymabobs to have some of my favorite old time radio shows sent to me automagicaly each day. I went for picking those shows that actually were broadcast on that day in history. I used the vast stores of shows posted on the Internet Archive as the source.

To listen to these simply add the RSS feeds listed here into your podcast listening program of choice, be it iTunes or bashpodder or BeyondPodder….. If you need help with subscribing to these post up a question here and answers should follow. 

So, for your one click enjoyment of daily generated OTR that played on this day in history, which ever day it happens to be you are listening on… I give you….

Fib-A-Day Podcast – Being Fibber McGee and his better half. If folks want I could also craft up a Throckmorton-A-Day podcast. 
http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/fibaday.rss

The Hot-Buttered Podcast – Movies on the radio, radio on the movies. Lux, Screen Guild, Academy Award, etc etc.
http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/hbp.rss

O For Orson Podcast – The broadcasts of the man who once said he wanted written on his gravestone, "He never Did Love Boat" Orson Welles
http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/orson.rss

The Shep-A-Day Fathead Podcast  – Being the broadcasts of Jean Shepherd yakking up a storm, berating his engineers or just spinning a yarn about when he was just this kid …
http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/shepaday.rss

Storied Fiction Podcast – SF, fantasy, a few present day fantasticals. Think Dimension X, Theater Five , etc etc.
http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/sfaday.rss

The Hard Boiled Podcast – Johnny Dollar, Philip Marlow, Bold Adventure, etc etc. Grit, gumshoes and guns. 
http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/hardboiled.rss

Kids Serialized Adventures Podcast – Not just for kids but shows that speak to the younglings. Superman, Jerry of the Circus, Tom Corbet, The Comic Weekly Man, Magic Island. Note , these shows do not line up with their original broadcast dates. I set them up so they run one or two at at time and in sequence so they can be listening each day as a true serial. 
http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/serialized.rss

This Day In History – News and event broadcasts from history. 
http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/historynow.rss

This Day In Funny – Comedy tonight…. You Bet Your Life and Bob And Ray are just two of the shows you will hear on this stream . 
http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/thisdayinfunny.rss

The Broadcast Day Podcast – If you can not get enough of all of the above and want it all in one big daily podcast that you can listen to as you go through your day… The Broadcast Day Podcast includes all of the above in one go. 
http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/wsmfaday.rss

Schismism – The Endless Issues of Branding

April 30, 2016
Schismism – The Endless Issues of Branding

Schismism – The Endless Issues of Branding

Understanding the early theological struggles of the Christian church is vital to understanding hist

No Starch Ebooks On HumbleBundle

April 27, 2016
No Starch Ebooks On HumbleBundle

No Starch Ebooks On HumbleBundle
A great bundle of bits to help build a better tomorrow.

Pay what you want and support the Electronic Frontier Foundation!

Privacy vs SecurityState

April 27, 2016
Privacy vs SecurityState

Privacy vs SecurityState
No srsly, we wont peek at the content….srsly this time….

A bill in New York would allow police to examine drivers’ phones to see if they were using the device at the time of an accident. But critics are worried about privacy implications.

Down The Rabbit Hole We Go

April 26, 2016
Down The Rabbit Hole We Go

Down The Rabbit Hole We Go
Thanks to +Dan H​ for getting me a first fix. This dovetails nicely with other things we are learning about / exploring like Cardboard and the oncoming flood of VRallthethings. Knowing where we have been helps on where we are going. 

A devilish 1860’s sensation and the result of half a lifetime’s passionate study to reassemble and p

Good News Bad News

April 23, 2016
Good News Bad News

Good News Bad News
Good news…Exploding Kittens on Android.
Bad news….The app drains battery juice like few others. A few rounds of play and your device is the hot potato. I have to wonder what code is reving the cpu/gpu well beyond what is needed. Bad port?
Slightly bad news…this is not the same game as the dead tree version.
Also, in app purchase hooks and a multiplayer system that needs a ton if work. With much work already done for multiplayer on mobile I was surprised to see this.
Overall…wait for the battery drain fix unless you need a hand warmer that makes strangling cat noises.

Exploding Kittens, the most-funded game in Kickstarter history, is now avai…

Google Does Podcasts….Again

April 22, 2016
Google Does Podcasts….Again

Google Does Podcasts….Again
Remember when Google had Reader and Listen dealing with your podcasts feeds…and then they killed em dead? Well Google has reanimated its love for podcasts only this time folding the user end into Play and giving creators another listing service to pimp their feeds.
Until it kills it again?
Here then is my ShepADay podcast cast in the new Google jimmies. 

Negativland Pop -1

April 21, 2016
Negativland Pop -1

Negativland Pop -1


Richard Lyons, a founding member of avant-garde, witty sound collagists Negativland died on Tuesday, April 19 from complications due to nodular melanoma. He

PiFold

April 20, 2016
PiFold

PiFold

A handy PiZero based AP/server that fits in a wallet. Battery, charge circuit and wifi included. Currently using Anyfesto, a variant of PirateBox, to serve up ebooks and files via a web interface plus audio streaming via VLC. Secure VOIP service via Mumble, IRC and shell services are available if wanted. 

Why? For when connectivity to the Internet(tm)(c) is not available or is unwise to use. Also for sharing resources to those in your local area. 

Where? From your person to the range of wifi. Can be augmented by having wifi repeaters in range. 

A wallet for cash, cache and content. 

A 3d printed case is optionally available as are instructions to make a tyvek/paper wallet. 

Parts and instructions for an optional solar charging unit are now included.

PiFold-A handy PiZero based server that fits in a wallet. Battery, charge circuit and wifi included. Currently using Anyfesto, a variant of PirateBox, to serve up ebooks and files via a web interface plus audio streaming via VLC. Secure VOIP service via Mumble, IRC and shell services are available if wanted.

Why? For when connectivity to the Internet(tm)(c) is not available or is unwise to use. Also for sharing resources to those in your loca…

PiFold

April 20, 2016
PiFold

PiFold
PiFold-A handy PiZero based AP/server that fits in a wallet. Battery, charge circuit and wifi included. Currently using Anyfesto, a variant of PirateBox, to serve up ebooks and files via a web interface plus audio streaming via VLC. Secure VOIP service via Mumble, IRC and shell services are available if wanted. 

Why? For when connectivity to the Internet(tm)(c) is not available or is unwise to use. Also for sharing resources to those in your local area. 

Where? From your person to the range of wifi. Can be augmented by having wifi repeaters in range. 

A wallet for cash, cache and content. 

A 3d printed case is optionally available as are instructions to make a tyvek/paper wallet. 

Parts and instructions for an optional solar charging unit are now included.

PiFold-A handy PiZero based server that fits in a wallet. Battery, charge circuit and wifi included. Currently using Anyfesto, a variant of PirateBox, to serve up ebooks and files via a web interface plus audio streaming via VLC. Secure VOIP service via Mumble, IRC and shell services are available if wanted.

Why? For when connectivity to the Internet(tm)(c) is not available or is unwise to use. Also for sharing resources to those in your loca…

The M$ification of Minecraft

April 20, 2016
The M$ification of Minecraft

The M$ification of Minecraft
"The first release of Minecraft: Education Edition will run on the latest versions of Windows 10 and Mac OS X El Capitan"
It was as bound to happen. The cross platform ability that helped make Minecraft as widespread as it is starts to erode under Microsoft's takeover.
The worst thing is they are starting with MinecraftEDU. Feh!!!


We are inspired by the dedication and creativity shown by Minecraft educators each day. Use these resources to help transform the next generation of learners.

State Of The Podcasts

April 19, 2016
State Of The Podcasts

State Of The Podcasts

For the last couple of years I have been running several daily generated podcasts of historic broadcasts/recordings. A set of bash scripts does the day in day out generating the rss files from the  data files I craft up from source urls, many of which are hosted on the amazing Archive.org.

Once in a blue moon someone asks how many folks are listening to these things. Since I set them up mostly for myself and small group of comrades I have not delved into the stats. Today I took a peek and was pleasantly surprised. I had always figured maybe a dozen or two, a hundred at the very far end of possibility.  Here is a look at a daily log. 

For April 14th 2016
——————————————————-
The Shep A Day Podcast    1082
The Hot Buttered Podcast      89
This Day In Funny                     64
History Now                              38
O For Orson                               19
Hard Boiled Adventures          17
Fib A Day Podcast                    15
Science Fiction Podcast            6
Over The Edge A Day                  4
Kids Shows Serialized                4

Only the ShepADay podcast has gotten more than a cursory run at advertising or pimping. Mostly I put these up, alert a few friends and maybe do a tweet or post on g+.
 
With Google Play adding podcast listings I might take a stab at listing these up and see if there is a jump in use. 

(You can find links and current listings for all my podcasts at http://tomwsmf.com

#podcasting  

A Notebook Of Ideas (2000- )

Reason #23 To Keep Up Your Tree

April 17, 2016
Reason #23 To Keep Up Your Tree

Reason #23 To Keep Up Your Tree
Colorado Aprils

Reason #23 Why We Kept Our Tree Up

April 17, 2016
Reason #23 Why We Kept Our Tree Up

Reason #23 Why We Kept Our Tree Up

Colorado Aprils

*The Logie Baird Project *

April 15, 2016
*The Logie Baird Project *

*The Logie Baird Project *

In this episode Ben continues to make a mechanical television using old records, a flash light, a dr

Learning In The Sprawl

April 15, 2016
Learning In The Sprawl

Learning In The Sprawl

The future of media, community & knowledge sharing is not if or when but now…with udon @adafruit @GreatDismal https://t.co/R4glG8jrbZ

https://twitter.com/tomwsmf/status/720799355821645824

The future of media, community & knowledge sharing is not if or when but now…with udon @adafruit @GreatDismal · Embedded image. 7:22 PM – 14 Apr 2016. Reply to @tomwsmf · Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. More like this; Less like this; Cancel. Not on Twitter?

The Value Of Your Vote In The US Two Party Machine

April 14, 2016

The Value Of Your Vote In The US Two Party Machine
A nice summation of what your vote gets you in the current US election process.

As the Republican Party grapples with its complex rules guiding the allocation of delegates to presidential candidates, Steve Inskeep talks to an unbound delegate from North Dakota, Curly Haughland.

Should all locks have keys? Phones, Castles, Encryption, and You.

April 14, 2016
Should all locks have keys? Phones, Castles, Encryption, and You.

Discuss this video: http://reddit.com/r/cgpgrey * FOOTNOTE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-Zpsxnm

Summer is on its way and I am planning projects. One of the projects is working a  regular(ish) netcast…

April 14, 2016

Summer is on its way and I am planning projects. One of the projects is working a  regular(ish) netcast. One of the things I want to do is to finally make the CARDIAC tutorial vids an a few extras. What would you folks like to see covered in the CARDIAC section of the show?

O For Orson

April 13, 2016
O For Orson

O For Orson

http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/orson.rss

The Three Indistinguishable Dice Puzzle

April 13, 2016
The Three Indistinguishable Dice Puzzle

Can you find a way to squeeze two dice out of three? Problem suggested to me by Lucas Garron. Thanks

WW2: The Resource War – 2: Lend-Lease – Extra History

April 12, 2016
WW2: The Resource War – 2: Lend-Lease – Extra History

*Sponsored* Hearts of Iron IV comes out on June 6! Check out the game: http://pdxint.at/hoi4_arsenal

Schooling Schools on Privacy

April 12, 2016
Schooling Schools on Privacy

Schooling Schools on Privacy
Privacy should be the default on all tech used in schools. instead there is a mish mash of misinformation driving policies years behind the current state of affairs and implemented by well meaning but woefully under trained staff.
The end results…. unless you train your kids to be their own best privacy guardians they are gushing personal data.
Don't think that's a problem? Cases of past data dribblings being used for all manner of unwanted actions are on the uptick.
As a parent or a kid the EFF should be your privacy bff. https://ssd.eff.org/en

“Once privacy is lost, it is impossible almost to get it back,” said the ACLU of Colorado’s Denise Maes, who testified in favor of the bill.