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Last Chance Salon Podcast

The Last Chance Salon Podcast is live!

My friend Shiri (@SWSondheimer) and I had been talking about doing a podcast for a while now, and we finally decided to get off our duffs and get it recorded.

The first episode has been posted and we have more in the can. We will be posting new episodes every couple of weeks.

The podcast is us discussing books, movies, TV (all with a science fiction/fantasy bent) and the art and craft of writing (again with a genre flavor). We cover those subjects, and anything else we digress into along the way or feel like talking about. Side note, if you have any ideas, please feel free to send them our way.

As a warning the podcast is not terribly explicit, even though it is labeled as such. And, since we are both parents of young children (me of one, Shiri of two) and the podcast gives us the ability to talk like adults. So, you might catch us using adult language and/or discussing adult subjects. So, if the kids are around or you are of a sensitive nature take appropriate actions when listening (censor, grab for the volume knob, whatever works for you).

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/last-chance-salon-podcast/id783015162

Direct feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/LastChanceSalonPodcast 

Website: http://lastchancepod.com

Twitter: @LastChancePod


Information Overloaded Meaning and why this blog?

My brother told me that he stopped using a rss feed reader. I can understand why he would do this. Some days I find myself reading through a set of feeds, or at least marking a series of feeds read, with no memory of what I just read. Other days, I close the feed reader (google reader), not looking at a single feed, the number of unread feeds just too daunting.

Though, most days, the ability to quickly run through a ton of feeds (and the web pages they come from) and find only the most interesting, most inspiring, most whatever articles of the day.

Maybe that is why little bro stopped using them, too much of an echo chamber effect: just hearing the things one wants to. But, I really don’t worry about that one, no news sites in my rss feed reader. I gather my news differently.

Then what is in my feeds, if I pruned out the news sites long ago? Well it is not completely true that there is no news feeds in there, more that there are not any general news sites in there. Bunch of specific news sites, things like technology, music, comics, movies, books, that sort of drek. And a bunch of sites that carry or have carried strange, bizarre, twisted or otherwise off kilter content at one time or another.

Beyond a collections of links numbering ~1.5k, I don’t do much with my feeds. And this is where this blog comes in I am going to post the best, most interesting, just plane strange links I find as I read the feeds. Focusing especially on the ones off the beaten path, not just the best boing-boing or warren ellis link.