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In this episode, I play a song by Loomer; I update on weight loss and my Fitbit and fitness; I defend "frat boys" and membership in college fraternities and tell some tales of my time as a frat boy; I discuss why I do and don't drink craft beer.

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, August 2, 2015.

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This will be the last of these weekly updates, as I go from the first phase of Eat to Live to the sustaining part. I'm doing it a week early because of several life occasions in the next few days for which I want to consume some calories that aren't leafy greens.

The goal I set in fall of 2013 was to get from 225 pounds to 185 pounds. I effectively did that this week. Although I was 185.2 yesterday and 185.6 today, I'm declaring that close enough to claim victory. I celebrated by getting a checkup and blood work done today. I will know next week if I have incurred any ill effects from the last five weeks, no tests done today showed any problem. I can tell you that in April my blood pressure was 155/93 and today it was 128/83 so that was a clear victory.

I will check back in via the blog around early September to report what a month on the sustaining leg of the program did for me. I hope to not be back in the 200s. I'd love to be in the low 180s or even the 170s. I'd consider even being exactly 185 good enough for celebration. We shall see. What I know now is that I am going to have some beer tomorrow and Monday will let myself go completely crazy for a full day. I have a pint of Penn Jillette's Magic Swyrtle ice cream that was to be my reward for getting under 195 pounds. It's been in my freezer for over a year and I'm eating that son of a bitch next week. Go me.

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Awesome, Dave...congrats!!
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Sometime in the next 24 hours, I expect that my blog will cross an important threshold. That will be 1,000,000 spams blocked by Akismet. Thanks guys. If it took 1 second to deal with each one of those, I would have spent 11.5 days of my last decade handling them. I appreciate not having to do that.

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Sometime in the next 24 hours, I expect that my blog will cross an important threshold. That will be 1,000,000 spams blocked by Akismet. Thanks guys. If it took
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Maybe I should have said "previous decade."
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Not much to say this time, but just to point out that I'm down three more pounds from last week and five pounds from my first big post about my eating. The downward trajectory has leveled off but is still downward. I'm now in the high 180s and very close to reaching the 185 pound goal that I never came within 10 pounds of in the previous 18 months. Eat to Live, yo!

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Any Wordpress experts: I have an URL on my website that currently has viagra spam on it. I cannot figure out where it is coming from to remove it. It's not found in my cache files, it's not in the DB. It appears to be a post but I don't even understand where it is coming from. Anyone familiar with this problem?
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I tracked it down to code that was in the wordpress core files. It was an ugly evening.
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I haven't been in the best mood this week, but this video of Henry Rollins being shot with silly string by his assistant just made me laugh and laugh. I have started listening to their podcast, and looking at that page I ran across this. Funny stuff.

#HeidiMay, #Henry, #HenryAndHeidiPodcast, #HenryRollins

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In this episode, I play a song by Amy Ray; I read the patrons and talk about how the weekly schedule is a benefit and I'm not phoning them in; I talk about "flight time" and its importance; I talk about David Moldawer's article on new media for Boing Boing; I talk about the "tenth anniversary of podcasting" as it relates to iTunes; I talk about Dave Sim, his videos and a recent insight from his works; I talk about Valiant comics and close by talking about my poor digital hygiene and how I lose things I have paid for.

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, July 19, 2015

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Ignore Everybody
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She Makes Comics documentary
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I'm a week into adding a Fitbit to my health and fitness routine. I find their "Add a friend" mechanism really clunky. I can't tell who I am looking at much of the time, so if you want to be my Fitbit friend, feel free to add me here: https://www.fitbit.com/user/3M6VGK

And as an aside: I knew my resting pulse was pretty low but apparently it is in the 40s when I sleep. I didn't believe it at first but every time I have calibrated it by taking it manually, it matches what the device is reading so I guess it is correct. Right now, sitting at my desk it reads 50. 
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I don't know how "social network" it's intended to be. I think they expect that your "friends" will actually be friends (crazy talk!), who you'll hook up with in the real world and decide to share Fitbit data for fun. But it could be better designed. 
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Last night as she was trying to not fall asleep, Punkin was singing this song:

"If I don't see you every day
My heart will burst away
My heart will burst away"

That last line repeated about 20 times.



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Last night as she was trying to not fall asleep, Punkin was singing this song: "If I don't see you every day My heart will burst away My heart will burst
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I play a song by Glass Eye; I talk about how I have segmented out mailing list emails from my inbox; I discuss some podcasts I have subscribed to recently; I check in with my weight progress; I discuss buying the Fitbit Charge HR; I talk about an expression that drives me up a wall; I discuss the brittleness of Linux and how things that work just stop.

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, July 24 2015.

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Bent by Nature at Amazon
The song "Christine" at Amazon
Henry and Heidi podcast
Make It Then Tell Everybody podcast
Puzzling Evidence on Radio Valencia
Unjustly Maligned podcast
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I am a fan of Antony Johnston's comic The Fuse and have read some of his work on series like Daredevil. I listened to the episode of Surviving Creativity on which he was a guest, which was how I found out about his podcast Unjustly Maligned on the Incomparable podcast network. I love the high concept, which is that he gets a guest to defend something that is widely considered to be crap. I can't wait to eventually hear Scott Kurtz defend Garfield.

The other surprise - other than Antony doing this podcast - is that there is an Incomparable network. I was a listener to the show on 5by5 for a relatively brief time. I can identify the episode that caused me to unsubscribe: 191, which featured a draft of old computers. I didn't like the draft mechanic at all, and it felt at the time like scraping barrels to find things to draft so I unsubscribed. I had no idea that Jason Snell had broken away and used that program as the flagship of his own network. It seems like 5by5 has birthed more spin off podcast networks than any other source other than maybe TWiT (I haven't checked these stats.)

There is no danger in my resubscribing to the main Incomparable podcast but I am listening to my first episode of Unjustly Maligned and I am enjoying it. My subscription list is like the tide, shows come in and shows go out. I'll listen to this as long as I enjoy it, long may that be.

#5By5, #AntonyJohnston, #IncomparablePodcast, #ScottKurtz, #SurvivingCreativity, #TheFuse, #TwitTv, #UnjustlyMalignedPodcast

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Even though in recent years Myrtle Beach has not one but two comic conventions (XCon and Myrtle Beach Comicon), I have been keeping an eye on SC Comicon in Greenville. Last year it was the same weekend as XCon and even so I was tempted to go as it had the far superior guest list. I like the Greenville area but haven't been there since a now defunct hot air balloon festival a few years ago, so some year seems like it would be a good idea to go.

I've been listening to the podcasted recordings of panels from this year's event published by The Dollar Bin podcast. It is impressive how good each and every one of them has been. Even though I am grumpy about media guests, the panel with John Wesley Shipp was one of the best I've ever heard for a genre actor.

I think I have to make it a priority to push this con up the stack. They haven't named a date for 2016, but one of these years I need to go. The previous two years have ranged from March to May, so I assume next year will be somewhere springish. I can only hope the dealer's room is to my liking, which is less about geegaws and DVDs and toys, and more about boxes and boxes of cheap old comics. If so, step over me as I hunch over the boxes with my list until my aging back gets too sore. I can't wait.

#DollarBinPodcast, #MyrtleBeachComicon, #ScComicon, #Xcon

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I really enjoyed it and found him extremely open and interesting. It seemed like during the audience Q&A, he asked almost as many questions as he answered.
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    Computer Science, 1995 - 1997
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Removed from Wikipedia for "being not sufficiently notable."
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    Sr Consultant, Expert Services, 2013 - present
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