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Musings on Podcasts

I Twittered my surprise that of all the podcasts in a mainstream (but biased, just the same) survey, I only listen to Grammar Girl [1]. I list the other 294 at [2]. Directly below, in priority order, are all the podcasts I currently listen to regularly. Finally, for completeness, [0] is the OPML I exported from my app (kudos Pocket Casts).

Planet Money
Reasonable Faith Podcast
BBC 4 Thought for the Day
BreakPoint
The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Serial
Radio Lab
StartUp Podcast
StarDate Podcast
Reply All
Philosophy 24/7
Philosophy Sites
The Memory Palace
NPR Hourly News Summary
This American Life
To the Best of Our Knowledge
Slice of MIT: Stories from MIT Presented by the MIT Alumni Association
MIT Press Podcast
The Eric Metaxas Show

[0] http://purl.org/net/tbc/podcasts_opml.xml
[1] https://twitter.com/tbc0/status/835186115795644417
[2] The rest of the list at podsurvey.com today
100 Words or Less
All The Books!
Angela Yee's Lip Service
APM: Marketplace
APM: Marketplace Morning Report
APM: Marketplace Tech
APM: Marketplace Weekend
Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
Art of Manliness
Ask Pat
Ball Girl Magic
Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
Behind The Scenes: Epic Rap Battles of History
Best Of The Left
Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown Show
Bits und so
Bizarre States
Book Riot
Brains On
Brilliant Idiots
Cal Cast
Call Your Girlfriend
CANADALAND
CANADALAND COMMONS
Career Tools
CASEFILE
Channel 33
Channel 33 - Achievement Oriented
Channel 33 - Bachelor Party
Channel 33 - JAM Session
Channel 33 - Sports Movies with Bill Simmons
Channel 33 - The Masked Man Show
Chat with Traders
Chewin It With Kevin And Steve
Chris Gethard Casper Show
Clever Cookstr
Combat Jack Show
Comedy Bang Bang
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook
Crimetown
Crime Writers On...Serial (& More)
Crucible Radio
Crybabies
Ctrl-Walt-Delete
Cult of Mac CultCast
Decode DC
Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period
Dinner Party Download
Domestic CEO
Doug Loves Movies
Dray Day
Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
Dungeons & Dragons
Ear Biscuits
Eddie Jason & Chris
EOFire
Everyday Einstein
EW's BINGE
EW's What to Watch
Fake the Nation
Flash Forward
Futility Closet
Game of Owns - The Game of Thrones Podcast
Gastropod
Generation Why
Get Booked
Get-Fit Guy
Get-It-Done Guy
Getting Doug with High
Get Up On This
Giant Beastcast
Giant Bombcast
Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!
GUYS WE F****D
Hack The Entrepreneur
Half Hour Happy Hour with Alison & Alex
Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler
Hard Nation
Harris Football
Hello from the Magic Tavern
Hollywood Handbook
Hound Tall Discussion Series with Moshe Kasher
House Call Doctor
How Did This Get Made?
Idle Thumbs
improv4humans
Improve Photography
Inquiring Minds
Intelligence For Your Life: The Podcast
IT in the D
I Was There Too
Jenna & Julien Podcast
Jerome and Ryan Show
Katie Couric
Keepin' It 1600
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
Kickass News
Last Podcast On The Left
Legion of Skanks
Let's Make Mistakes Together
Let's Talk iOS
Let's Talk Jailbreak
Limetown
Listen Money Matters!
Longform Podcast
Machinima's Tech Tuesday
Machinima's Ten FTW
Machinima's The ETC Podcast
Machinima's Weekly Weird News
Mack Weldon Podcast
MacStories
Majority Report
Maltin On Movies
Manager Tools
Man of the Hour
Marathon Training Academy
Masters of Scale
Math Dude
Mental Illness Happy Hour
Metal Injection Livecast
Mighty Mommy
Missing Richard Simmons
Missing Richard Simmons - Archive Sales
Modern Manners Guy
Money For The Rest Of Us
Money Girl
Mysterious Universe
Myths and Legends
Neebs Cast
Nerdist Writers' Panel
Never Not Funny
Norm Macdonald Live
Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig
Nutrition Diva
OMFG!
Open Run
Painkiller Already
Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
Photography Tips from the Top Floor
Pistol Shrimps Radio
Playing With Science
Pocketnow Daily Podcast
Pocketnow Weekly Podcast
Pointless: With Kevin Pereira
Polygon's Quality Control
Press Row Podcast
PS, I Love You XOXO
Psychobabble
Puck Podcast
Puck Soup
Question Of The Day
Rabbits
Raise My Roof
Random Trek
Reality Bytes
Recruitniks
RELEVANT Podcast
Remarkable Lives Tragic Deaths
Ringer University
RISK!
Ronna & Beverly
Rooster Teeth Funhaus - Dude Soup
Rooster Teeth KindaFunnyGames
Rooster Teeth KindaFunny - The GameOverGreggy Show
Rooster Teeth On The Spot
Rooster Teeth ScrewAttack! - DEATH BATTLE
Rooster Teeth ScrewAttack! - DEATH BATTLE Fight Previews
Rooster Teeth ScrewAttack! - One Minute Melee
Rooster Teeth ScrewAttack! - ScrewAttack! Top 10s
Rooster Teeth ScrewAttack! - The Desk of DEATH BATTLE
Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
Savage Lovecast
Savvy Psychologist
Science Friday
Science Magazine Podcast
Science Vs
ScrewAttack! - DBX
ScrewAttack! - Five Fun Facts
ScrewAttack! - The Best EVER!
SEC: Recruiting Buzz
SEC: Smothered And Covered
Serial Killers
Shackhouse
Shane and Friends
Six Colors
Sklarbro Country
Smartest Man in the World
Smart Passive Income
Smart People Podcast
SOFREP Radio
Spilled Milk
SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins
StarTalk All Stars
StarTalk Radio
Still Untitled
Stitcher.com
Stranglers
Stranglers - Archive Sales
Studio 360
Super Best Friendcast!
SuperHero Roundup
#TableTalk
Tailgate Radio
Talking Metal
TANIS: An Audio Drama
Tax Season
TBTL (Too Beautiful to Live)
Tech Talker
Tell Me Something I Don't Know
Tell Me Something I Don't Know - Archive Sales
Tell Me Something I Don't Know - Freakonomics Feed
The $100 MBA
The 404 Show
The Apple Byte: Extra Crunchy
The AppleInsider Podcast
The Art of Wrestling with Colt Cabana
THE ATTACK!
The Best Show with Tom Scharpling
The Bill Simmons Podcast
The Black List Table Reads
The Black Tapes Podcast
The Bowery Boys
The Canon
The Carson Podcast
The Casey Crew
The Chief and Shawn Show
The Cracked Podcast
The David Gregory Show
The David Pakman Show
The Drunken Peasants
The Fantasy Footballers
The Fantasy Football Guys
The First: Stories of Inventions and their Consequences
The Friend Zone
The Golf Podcast by Golficity
The Gunz Show
The Incomparable
The Jake Sasseville Show
The James Altucher Show
The Jillian Michaels Show
The Jonah Keri Podcast
The Longest Shortest Time
The Longest Shortest Time - Archive Sales
The Mike Herrera Hour
The MMA Hour
The National Dex
The Nerdist
The Partially Examined Life
The Public Speaker
The Read
The Rebound
The Ringer MLB Show
The Ringer NBA Show
The Ringer NFL Show
The Ringer's Movie Podcast
The Room Where It's Happening - A Podcast Devoted To Hamilton
The Russell Brand Show
...These are Their Stories: The Law and Order Podcast
The Seeso Seeshow
The Solid Verbal
The SourceFed Podcast
The Splendid Table
The Story Collider
The Todd Glass Show
The Vlad Couch
The Walking Dead 'Cast
The Watch
The Ziglar Show - Inspiring Your True Performance
Thinking Sideways Podcast
This Is Only A Test
Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky
Totally Married
Totally Mommy
Total Party Kill
True Crime Garage
Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff
Turning This Car Around
TV Talk Machine
Unknown History
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories
Vergecast
Verge ESP
What Should I Read Next?
What's Tech?
Who Charted?
Who Knew?
With Special Guest, Lauren Lapkus
Wolf Den
Women of the Hour
WTF with Marc Maron
Yo, Is This Racist?
You Are Not So Smart
You Made it Weird
Zombies, Run!


Clever Phishing Scheme via SMS

This started yesterday on another phone on my plan. The phone holder got a text from shortcode 9329. It said: Your username is __. Thank you

Then this: From 9380174963@ mxcloudingxa.ga:
Great! Your recent order #118360 generated a 330 Gift card applicable to your account, to activate ( https://goo.gl/auxNdY )

I was phished exactly the same way today. Same shortcode msg to begin with, then this from shortcode 6245: 8746823800@mxcloudingxa.ga Fantastic! The order #829676 generated a 592 Gift card applicable to your account, login at (https://goo.gl/oiPObT)

I think this is what's going on. The scammer gets a mobile number. They somehow trigger the carrier to send a legitimate response to a query for account username. Then they immediately send a text to the same number so it looks like they're related.

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Domain Services Marketing

Saturday I registered a .xyz domain with GoDaddy for only 99¢ the first year. How could I resist! It gives me a platform to experiment with. Coupled with cheap hosting from vpsdime.com (only $7/mo!) I have options. It's been many years since I've registered a domain. Here's the first in what may be a series chronicling my experiences with cold-calls.

First I'd like to give a shout-out to webtek.co.in for their polite and personal inquiry yesterday.

What a contrast with the scammer sleazeball telemarketer who had a robot call me from 7049700408 and claim "front page search results for my business on Google." I thought I was politely asking about their business, but the agent hung up on me. I just want to say you fermentable oligosaccharide. You crusty botch of nature. You roast-meat for worms. You autotrope. You anthropophagus. You cercopithecus. You coelacanth. You belemnite. You abecedarian. You anacoluthon. You anthracite. You diplodocus. You doryphores. You ectoplasm. You guano gatherer. You macrocephalic baboon. You nyctalops. You ophicleide. You ostrogoth. You pachyrhizus. You phylloxera. You pithecanthropus. You rhizopod. You ectoplasmic byproduct. You sea-louse. You vermicelli. You visigoth. You tardigrade.

I hope 7049700408 is so poisoned that they have to give up the number.


Request for export choice to be remembered or a sorted list.

I keep a copy of my GTT data on Google Drive. I select Manage data > Export time entries. The choices include Gmail, Box, Android Beam, Save to Drive, and many more. They don't seem to be sorted, though. The order seems random. It's not even sorted by frequency of use.

Ideally, I'd like GTT to remember my previous choice. But even if the choices were sorted like Chrome does for the Share… menu, that would be better than random.

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On Go, Google, golang, Googling, and other randomness in two short paragraphs

It occurred to me this morning that Google had an obvious reason for naming their language Go. It's the first two letters of the company's name. TIL Francis McCabe invented Go! a decade earlier. And that he asked Google to change the name.

And another thing. As I mentioned elsewhere [1], Go is a useless name for Googling. That is most ironic. But so is C. And TIL Ken Thompson (UNIX) was co-inventor of Go. At least golang is a unique search term, unlike clang [2]. Goo wouldn't be much better, but it would be more fun to talk about.

[1] http://j.mp/1mnUFS9 (medium.com)
[2] "How to Properly Google for C" (programmers.stackexchange.com) http://j.mp/2cb8DaH

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Presidential Choices

Musings on the spreadsheet downloadable from the official FEC page [1]

In 2012 no Donalds received any votes, but Mickey Mouse received 14, all in Rhode Island. That's twice what Donald Duck got in 2008.

"None of the above" was represented by "None of These Candidates." I think that's an official choice in Nevada because 5,770 votes were cast for it.

Oregon counts "Miscellaneous" votes. 13,275.

Maryland has "Other." 8,788

AL, AK, DC, IA, MN, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, PA, RI, VT, VA, WI, and WY report "Scattered." Wow. Total 49,444.

[1] http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2012/federalelections2012.shtml


As wrong as the Thermians got it by watching our analog TV broadcasts, a good story could be written about aliens who tap into wireless IP packet streams leaking out of the atmosphere and satellites, and how they come up with an interpretation of us from those.

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Russian House at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (#MIT)

My home away from home 1981-1983. Interested in connecting with anyone who lived there. Nothing substantial on the 'net. Today I did find a couple videos: http://video.mit.edu/search/?q=russian+house

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Disappear for a while

Listen! This audio Thought for the Day by Martin Wroe, less than 3 minutes long, extols the benefits of going offline. Perfect timing! I heard it on my way to a trailhead. Now I'm sitting in the parking lot writing to you before I enjoy a hike. Are you a fan of Radiohead? The podcast opens with their latest marketing gimmick. They disappeared from the internet. (Their absence was only temporary.) The podcast goes on to remind us of what life was like before smartphones. Before email. It talks about nuns who "help store up the world's collection of silence and stillness." I love that! If only "for an hour or two." Join me? In spirit? http://pca.st/6vKR

Follow-up using https://medium.com/@tbc0/disappear-for-a-while-2b809ec7ced6

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The Hotel California of editors.

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