Author: tomwsmf

Gopher Radio

Gopher RadioWhat better way to hear fresh daily curated Old Time Radio shows than via Gopher. gopher.tomwsmf.com via any Gopher capable browser or via your favorite Web Browser at http://gopher.floodgap.com/gopher/gw?a=gopher://gopher.tomwsmf.com This was posted on Google+

This Is The BBC Bit Service….

This Is The BBC Bit Service…. I picked a pair of these up for the family hackspace. From the packaging to the setup to the online resource the BBC MicroBit is all killer and no filler. At 16 us bucks…

Progress

Progress The Summer of CardIAC Code is producing some great things. One participant has lovingly cleaned up and hand typed the scan of the original manual into a crisp thing of beauty. My draft of an revised Print Your Own…

Summer of CardIAC

Summer of CardIAC While we here all love the CardIAC it may not be something others will take to. The skills it teaches though can be found here and there in other games and website. Yes the world has moved…

Summer of CardIAC

Summer of CardIAC While we here all love the CardIAC it may not be something others will take to. The skills it teaches though can be found here and there in other games and website. Yes the world has moved…

CardIAC Summer Of Code

CardIAC Summer Of Code June 1 2017 – August 21 2017 Make new code, redo/update the manuals (translations, updates), custom mods, added modules….all this and more. Make it Post It Share It. Post ideas and submission up here. Spread the…

18 Years And Still Making Noise

From April 1999 "Then there are servers like that of Tom Higgins, a 34-year-old systems analyst, who sends out digital versions of old science-fiction radio shows from the 1950s, clips of William Gibson readings and other bizarre aural arcana on…

Our Show of Shows Podcast

Our Show of Shows Podcast For years I have been setting up podcasts of Old Time Radio shows. Thanks to +Dan H there is now a Podcast about those shows, where to listen to them, what they mean to us,…

We Want The Airwaves

We Want The Airwaves Two pieces on Les Paul, pirate radio legend, and a link to the Les Paul radio shows. http://flypaper.soundfly.com/features/les-paul-pirate-of-the-airwaves/http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2010/11/by-requestwell-this-is-first-part-of.htmlhttps://archive.org/details/LesPaulShow/ This was posted on Google+

Bill Evans – Rehearsal 1966

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mn0hZtVE04 Bill Evans Copenhagen Rehearsal Tape (1966 Live Video) Bill rehearsing for a concert with Monica Zetterlund swedish singer, and Alex Riel danish drummer in This was posted on Google+

All The Napiers

All The Napiers I have a set of Napier Bones and they are amazingly cool for teaching and putzing with math. What I did not know were the other devices Napier came up with for the task of doing maths.…

Quip Of The Day

Quip Of The Day "By the way, Wilbur Ross was just confirmed at Commerce 72-27, and he has more Russian connections than Aeroflot." https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/837511049620385793 Garry Kasparov on Twitter “By the way, Wilbur Ross was just confirmed at Commerce 72-27, and…

Be Your Own Best Fact Checker

Be Your Own Best Fact Checker We are living on a ocean of bits. Using them rather than being used by them is key. Archive.org offers up the tools and the bits to help with that.  How to Use…

Kids In Handcuffs

Kids In Handcuffs For a kid on the autism spectrum being hauled off from school in cuffs for autistic behaviors is not ever the right thing for school systems to do. I say this as a dad who has had…

Resist Now And Then

Resist Now And Then “Why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you step by step, openly and in secret, of one domain of your rights after another, until one day nothing, nothing at all will…

With The Right Kind If Eyes…..

With The Right Kind If Eyes….. "There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. . . . And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces…

Are You Slipping Towards Despotism?

Are You Slipping Towards Despotism?Simple ways to stop, hey, what's that sound….everybody look what's going on.  How to Know if Your Country Is Heading Toward Despotism: An Educational Film from 1946 Nobody likes a despot — even despots know…

Classic Book Radio

Classic Book RadioAn amazing use of the fm spectrum and internet streams…..all classic books all the time. Local low power FM on Columbus Mississippi and over the internet via an audio stream. Life is good. WMFH-LP | Classic Book Radio…

Proving Proofs

Proving Proofs Computer Science ∩ Mathematics (Type Theory) – Computerphile As computers are used more and more to confirm proofs, is it time to take computer science’s contrib This was posted on Google+

Welcome to the New Legislators

Welcome to the New Legislators Where There’s a Whip There’s a Way! Classic song from the Rankin-Bass Return of the King. All credit to them, none to me. This was posted on Google+

Action Now

Action NowCycles swing, so after a good long run of hackerdom running wild in the sunlight it seems darker times are at hand. Welcome to the 33rd gathering of the Chaos Communication Congress, a long running time and place to…

Freedom From and Freedom To

Freedom From and Freedom To With Obama’s signature, U.S. religious freedom law now protects atheists For the first time, U.S. law explicitly protects ‘non-theistic beliefs and the right not to profess or practice any religion.’ This was posted on Google+

Make It To Grok It

Make It To Grok It At some point you have to stop, dive deep and work on the atomics of a technology to fully grok it. Here then is a project to wrestle with an understanding of our brave new…

Fear Of A Dark Planet

Fear Of A Dark Planet Ms. Robot | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS The Russians aren’t the only ones watching you. Lyrics: Now if you’re black, watch your back cuz y This was posted on Google+

New Tuners Tricks For Old Dog Chips

New Tuners Tricks For Old Dog Chips "The GUI program is a simple wxpython client, it currently exposes the following settings: LNA, Mixer, VGA gain stages, LPF/HPF filter cutoff,LPNF cutoff,Filter bandwidth" New Linux RTL-SDR Driver with Fully Exposed Controls –…

Easy One Button Daily OTR Brodcasts App

Easy One Button Daily OTR Brodcasts App Push one button and listen to some of the great old time radio broadcasts that were heard on this very day in history. No fuss, no menus, just it back and listen. New…

Superman and the KKK

Superman and the KKKWith a resurgence of the white supremacist in the USA it is a good thing to remember that at one time some folks opposed them rather than appointing them to positions of power in the government. When…

Lasers and Feelings

Lasers and Feelings Here is a one page story driven space RPG. Easy to learn with the ability to vector all sorts of ideas. Free to get and go.  Lasers & Feelings Lasers & Feelings is a quick-play roleplaying…

A Time For Refusal

A Time For Refusal As a parent you learn that it is not easy to pass down good values. Not being a bully, treating others with respect, being open to other ideas not your own, to value learning and curiosity………

New History Of Rome Podcast Episodes

New History Of Rome Podcast Episodes As part of his most recent fundraiser Mike Duncan has created several new episodes of the History Of Rome Podcast. Grab them while you can. Collected THoR Appendix I-V THoR Collected Appendices I-V I…

Open To Corrections

Open To Corrections One of the aspects about science that many people refuse, or are unable, to comprehend is that being proven wrong on some points is not a bad thing. Clinging on to ideas proven wrong, fighting off any…

Humble RPGs

Humble RPGs If you are the parent of RPG playing kids or a player yourself this Humble Bundle is a sure shot. Lots of great titles covering a few game systems….something for everyone. Humble RPG Book Bundle: Fiction Faves Score…

Via Not A Duck

Via Not A Duck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGdoclq2XMQ Why Do a Donkey and an Elephant Represent Democrats and Republicans? →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/TodayIFoundOut?sub_confirmation= This was posted on Google+

Real Spy Story

Real Spy StoryIt has been a day filled with tales of Russian spy craft and election mangling played out by a cast of loons. So to cap the day a tale told by real Goons. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=wS6kUf4oIsE The Goon Show:…