Author: tomwsmf

Feb 2nd 2017

Feb 2nd 2017Last Week Tonight ‏@LastWeekTonight Reminder: Set a calendar alert for next Groundhog Day so you can (politely) email party leaders and tell them to reform the primary process. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Primaries and Caucuses (HBO)…

Citizen Scientist..Yes You.

Citizen Scientist..Yes You.  Amateur Scientists Will Love Science Journal, Google’s New App | Make: So many of your phones sensors are hidden or hard to access, but Science Journal, the new Android App from Google, makes it easy to…

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…

Peace and Love ……

Peace and Love …… Early Christian Schisms – IV: Ephesus, the Robber Council, and Chalcedon – Extra History The Council of Ephesus meant to heal a rift between Nestorius of Constantinople and Cyril of Alexand This was posted on Google+

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…

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…

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…

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…

SlowScanTv SST Transmission via Smart Devices

SlowScanTv SST Transmission via Smart Devices Watch as two old men use walkietalkies and smart devices to send images over the aether. Great old tool that might still have uses.  Use Your Phone to Decrypt Soviet-Era Space Messages! Brian…

The Last Temptation of Obiwan

The Last Temptation of Obiwan The bridge movie of Kenobi on Tatoine? Last Days in the Desert – Trailer 1 Last Days in the Desert follows Jesus (Ewan McGregor) in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and…

Living In An Atomic Age

Living In An Atomic Age In the midst of the pro atomic 50's ABC radio broadcast several lectures by Bertrand Russell taking on the sane and rational methods of living in the atomic age. Living In An Atomic Age :…

Enter The Chickeman

Enter The Chickeman One hundred and sixty episodes, each about two and a half minutes, of the heroic tales of The Chickenman. Not complete but a good start. Chickenman : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive He’s everywhere! He’s…

Have A Friend For Lunch

Have A Friend For Lunch "Alfred Griner "Alferd" Packer (January 21, 1842 – April 23, 1907) was an American prospector who confessed to cannibalism during the winter of 1874. In 1968, students at the University of Colorado Boulder named their…

Science

Science "In science, you dont just get to cherry pick the parts that justify what you were going to do anyway, that's religion. You are thinking about religion. " Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scientific Studies (HBO) John Oliver…

The Long John Nebel Collection

The Long John Nebel Collection For your listening pleasure here then is a fella who as far back as the mid 1950s was doing radio in ways that were not surpassed until decades down the road. He was an early…

JeanShepherdNetcast: I Libertine Turns 60

JeanShepherdNetcast: I Libertine Turns 60 Sixty years on and the metaball lists have become click bait lists and the want to chase the tail of the celebrity dragon rages on to new and more disturbing heights. Shep set out to…

Where Is Their Movie?

Where Is Their Movie? Multiverses come and go, story arcs retcon and nocter, but who weeps for the Dingbats? Children Comic Books | First Issue Special 06 | 1st Issue Special 06-00FC 1st Issue Special 06-00FC. 1st Issue Special 06-00FC.…

Schismism – The Endless Issues of Branding

Schismism – The Endless Issues of Branding Early Christian Schisms – I: Before Imperium – Extra History Understanding the early theological struggles of the Christian church is vital to understanding hist This was posted on Google+

No Starch Ebooks On HumbleBundle

No Starch Ebooks On HumbleBundleA great bundle of bits to help build a better tomorrow. Humble Book Bundle: Hacking presented by No Starch Press Pay what you want and support the Electronic Frontier Foundation! This was posted on Google+

Privacy vs SecurityState

Privacy vs SecurityStateNo srsly, we wont peek at the content….srsly this time…. New York Wants To Know: Have You Been Texting And Driving? A bill in New York would allow police to examine drivers’ phones to see if they were…

Down The Rabbit Hole We Go

Down The Rabbit Hole We GoThanks 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…

Good News Bad News

Good News Bad NewsGood 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…

Google Does Podcasts….Again

Google Does Podcasts….AgainRemember 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…

Negativland Pop -1

Negativland Pop -1 Richard Lyons of Negativland, RIP Richard Lyons, a founding member of avant-garde, witty sound collagists Negativland died on Tuesday, April 19 from complications due to nodular melanoma. He This was posted on Google+

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…

PiFold

PiFoldPiFold-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…

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…

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…

*The Logie Baird Project *

*The Logie Baird Project * Ben Heck’s Mechanical Television Part 2 In this episode Ben continues to make a mechanical television using old records, a flash light, a dr This was posted on Google+

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 self described.. on Twitter: “The future of media, community & knowledge sharing is not if…

Schooling Schools on Privacy

Schooling Schools on PrivacyPrivacy 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…