8 Short posts about lockdown

I sat for several minutes looking at the blank space at the end of the title. I don't know what to call this. It's not really a lockdown. My wife just went out for a bike ride. I went for a walk in the wind yesterday. Some of my colleagues have been to work. But … Continue reading 8 Short posts about lockdown

Podcasts of the moment

The McCartney/Lennon of live radio Change comes slowly and then all at once. Looking through my list of podcast subscriptions, it's interesting to note the ones that were the mainstays and which are now, often, the mehs. Consider a core trio: The Talk Show (by John Gruber of Daring Fireball) is one of the earliest … Continue reading Podcasts of the moment

Autumnal Sounds

I used to have a theory about country music, which I don’t think holds up, but it went something like the following. There are off years and on years: every other year, there’s a raft of great records; every other year, not so much. If such a theory were to hold true, then this year … Continue reading Autumnal Sounds


John Roderick, of several podcasts, has a term for subscriptions. These ongoing payments suck money out of your bank account on a regular basis in return for [services] and if you're not careful, they'll suck you dry. Roderick calls them eels. They're attached to your major arteries and sucking blood. Picture yourself as an Ood … Continue reading Eels