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Like what you like

Published May 6, 2019

Like what you like

Just a bit of inspiration from an old episode of Radio 1’s Screen Time podcast with Ali Plumb. As I’ve said to people on Instagram and Twitter quite a lot lately, don’t be ashamed of your opinions. If you happen to, for example, not like The Favourite, and everyone’s saying how amazing it is, but you’re like, I don’t like it. Don’t feel ashamed, don’t be like, oh I’ve got to watch it again so I can teach myself to like it.

Podcast of the Month - The Good Place

Published February 25, 2019

Podcast of the Month - The Good Place

Whilst I am up to date with The Good Place (makes a change!), I hadn’t realised there was a podcast from the makers that dated back to the end of series one. Recently I heard some chatter about how good the podcast was, and so I quickly subscribed and started catching up. The chatter was right, this show is really good. Obviously you should only listen if you have watched the show they are talking about, but once you’re in the know, the extra insight you gain from this podcast is incredible.

Everything is alive

Published February 16, 2019

Everything is alive

I can’t remember how I stumbled upon the podcast Everything is Alive but I know I listened to the first episode about a can of cola and found myself oddly moved and disturbed at the same time. It’s not often something has that effect on you. The premise of the show is simple but weird. Our host interviews inanimate objects, except they are not as inanimate as you might think. They have voices, thoughts, past histories and philosophies, insights into the human condition as seen from a point of view I can guarantee you won’t have thought of.

Get it done

Published December 16, 2008

Get it done

I was listening to a recent episode of Get-It-Done Guy and he talked about how to keep your desk tidy. This is a real bone of contention at home, as my desk is always in complete chaos. It’s weird, really, because at work I have the tidiest desk of everyone. If only I could bring that mentality home with me as well. The Get-It-Done Guy, Stever Robbins, talks of folders and cardboard boxes, general organisation tips that might help.

Just overcompensate

Published November 25, 2008

Just overcompensate

I was listening to Buzz out Loud, and they pointed out a phishing email scam test. I’m never one to pass up the opportunity to rate myself, so I looked into it. The idea is to see if you can tell the difference between a legitimate email and one that is phishing for your details. There are ten questions, and each one shows you an image of an email, and you have to make the decision.

Links for 2008-05-23

Published May 23, 2008

Links for 2008-05-23

Exam papers had answers on back What.The.Hell? Animal Utility Clips Oh, I want some of these. Especially the cow. I’m always getting told off for having wires all over my desk. These would solve that problem. Vandals in attack at Stonehenge “English Heritage said souvenir hunting was once a legitimate practice and chisels would be handed out to people visiting the stones.” Crazy. Podcasts prove break from routine “Comedy is dominating the UK’s podcasting charts.

Links for 2008-05-22

Published May 22, 2008

Links for 2008-05-22

Design revamp for ‘$100 laptop’ I always thought the old one looked like a cartoon, and whilst aimed at kids, I found it quite off-putting. The new one looks beautiful. Small Biz Tech Girl Podcast I’ve been listening to Grammar Girl for ages, and the network just keeps getting bigger. I don’t listen to all, as some are heavily American-centric, but they are all worth a few minutes of your time.

Links for 2008-04-27

Published April 27, 2008

Links for 2008-04-27

Mevio Dumps PodShow Name & Distances Itself From User-Generated Content Never believed in user generated content?? That is an untruth if ever I heard one. Willis to play Murray Walker in F1 biopic? This is beyond bizarre. Our Videos at One Year: Facts and Figures More lovely statistics. Major oil pipeline to close down Don’t.Panic.Buy

Links for 2008-04-24

Published April 24, 2008

Links for 2008-04-24

Ovation for Darius’s Rhett Butler I didn’t know this was what he’s doing now. A step up from Popstars, eh? Still, if the critics hate it, it’s bound to be good. McDonald’s savours designer look Wow. How much do I want a scarf with a big fat M on it? Ten typographic mistakes everyone makes Oh lord, if it isn’t enough to have to think about apostrophes and commas all day long…

Get your message across

Published April 23, 2008

Get your message across

When The Archers became available as a podcast, I was excited, simply from a podcasting fan’s point of view. Then I started listening, and was intrigued by the way radio soap is put together. The little things fascinated me – having to say character’s names more than you would in real life because they’re not always distinguishable by their voices, managing to make an entire 13 minutes listenable, despite very little happening, and clearly doing plenty of research into current and potential farming techniques.