Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for February 1 2016 – The Polite Conventions

In this episode I play a song from Valley Lodge; I discuss the problems in producing anything regularly; I catalog my failure to meet my writing goals; I talk about my queues of podcasts, comics, books and TV shows; I discuss the true seriousness of OCD and how no one is “a little bit OCD”; […]

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Welcome 2016

To get a feel for the population of my hometown in Kansas: the contest for “First Baby of 2016” was decided … today. Also on:Facebook Twitter


Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 23 2016 – The Minimal Utopia

In this episode, I play a song by the Continental Drifters; I mention the Mad at Dad Celebrity Deathpool; I talk about the idea of colonizing somewhere with a few of your closest friends; I discuss the results of my Macbook upgrade; I close with a discussion of my media lockdown and why I now […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 19 2016 – Too Much of a Good Thing

In this episode, I play a song from the Two Dollar Pistols; I talk about the story of singing karaoke at a redneck bar; I talk about the recent billion dollar Powerball payout; I discuss overfunded Kickstarters via Scott Sigler; I talk about my inconsistent handling of accepting Facebook friend requests; I discuss the upgrades […]

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Attempting Normal on Sale

For those of you who are fans of Marc Maron’s podcast, his book Attempting Normal has been out for a few years but the Kindle version has been over $10 for all that time. Right now it is on sale for $1.99 and there is never any way of telling for how long so if […]

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Me on the Kindle Chronicles

I am struggling to get the show out this week. I really owe everyone a show right now, but I am so tired I am going to bed in about 10 minutes. I’ll get the show out soon, but for now I wanted both point to and put in the feed the recent interview I […]

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Dana Gould on Tyler Perry

Dana Gould from his podcast: “Tyler Perry is America’s leading Christian transvestite filmmaker.” Also on:Facebook Twitter

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Your Time Has Come

It is as if this LG G2 knows that its replacement G4 is out for delivery and it is being extra slow out of spite. Also on:Facebook Twitter

Writing Goal: Week 1

Week 1 results of my writing goals are in. It’s Sunday evening after child bedtime, and I have 1949 on the week. This is with only writing 4 of the 7 days. I’ve decided on the weekends, instead of writing from 6:55 to 7:25, I will write from 7:25 until whenever Punkin wakes up. This […]

Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 9 2016 – The Hopes of Machines

In this episode, I play a song from Steve Conte; I talk about being a guest on the Kindle Chronicles; I discuss my new writing in public output goals; I talk about lining up your incentives and values; I discuss my current Kindle reading, the JFK assassination book Ultimate Sacrifice by Lamar Waldron; I talk […]

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New Writing Goals

As discussed on my soon to publish podcast and on the Kindle Chronicles podcast, I am holding myself to some new writing goals. When I wake up, I go immediately to the keyboard and write for 30 minutes with the goal of getting 281 words of first draft fiction written a day, every day. This […]

Fingers Crossed

The Macbook upgrade is over and seems to be a success. I used the basic template from this post (and followed its links to iFixit) and it took maybe 20 minutes from opening the case to closing it for good. By comparison, cloning the drive to the new SSD took about 4 hours. As the […]

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Back on Track

I’ve got my new (2014) Outback; an SSD and more RAM for my 2008 Macbook; and a new LG G4 on the way. Machines, trouble me no more! Also on:Facebook Twitter

Chronicle Me

I was just interviewed by Len Edgerly (@lenedgerly) of The Kindle Chronicles podcast. It was an honor and a boatload of fun! Also on:Facebook Twitter


Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for Dec 24 2015 – Satisfying Piles of Work

In this episode, I play a multi-holiday song by Jill Sobule; I talk about the meltdown of the most recent Mad at Dad; I discuss the slow decay of my 2008 Macbook and my options for moving forward; I talk about my ideas of a Linux laptop; I discuss asking for what you want and […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 31 2015 – Happy from Happy Things

In this episode, I play a song by The End Men; I note some accolades that Mad at Dad has received; I talk about “social media envy”; I discuss end of year rituals and resolutions and my new working in public productivity goals Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, […]

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This weekend is 30 degrees colder than the end of the week. Then I get in the Outback and remember “Heated seats!” Also on:Facebook Twitter

Oh Well

2/3 of the way through shipping Patreon rewards, I discovered the Stamps.com option to email tracking numbers automatically. Oh boy. Also on:Facebook Twitter

Day Job Moment

Talking to my boss about my first quarter on the team: Me: “I always feel like I’m not getting enough done and the things I do I’m not doing fast enough. Then I think about the team and wonder how people would be getting by if I wasn’t here.” Boss: “Yeah, welcome to my life!” […]

Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for Dec 17 2015 – The Death of a Marantz

In this episode, I play a XMas song by American Heartbreak; I discuss the death of my beloved Marantz PMD 670; I discuss some of my public facing efforts at the new job role; I discuss the AV Club’s Podmass list of “best of the 2015”; I talk about hipster view of podcasts; I discuss […]

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