I just wanted to share a short essay on why I still use physical media by way of Winston Smith and Marshall McLuhan.
I've been spending a lot of time going over visions of the future from the past, specifically those animated by the Disney corporation, this short essay talks about some observations regarding the futuristic worlds they portrayed.
This episode I talk to Gregory Casamento GNUstep Lead Developer. GNUStep is a development framework that closely follows the one used on Mac OS. It allows people to take the code of programs written for Mac OS and use them on other systems like Windows or Linux with almost no development work. It also allows people to write programs using an environment similar to the one on Mac OS. We’ll talk about the history of Next,OS X, and GNUStep’s history and future. You can learn more about GNUStep here.
I've authored a few new books and in this episode I'll do a reading from one of them. It's a short story from the science fiction short story collection I authored called Tales from the Last Space Age .
I've also written a book on economic matters called It's not going to get Better
Also be sure to check out my first book Mythologies and their creation
As always thanks for listening!
I know I haven't uploaded one of these in a while. I've been very busy with work and the pandemic. I did write this short little essay and wanted to record it and put it up as a way to share something.
To any of those interested, I've written a small book about my thoughts on mythologies.
To buy a copy click here!
It's available in both ebook and paper book format.
September 28, 2020
This episode I interview two developers recreating historically significant computers so that indivuals can try them out inexpensively and easily. First Oscar Vermeulen who created the Pidp-8 and Pidp-11 projects to recreate the physical appearance as well as the experience of the pdp-8 and pdp-11, computers critical to modern operating system history. Then I interview Josh Dersch about his work recreating the Xerox alto and Xerox star, machines that pioneered graphical user interfaces, WYSIWYG document editing, and the desktop metaphor.
Mike Mason takes care of the Call of Cthulhu line of table top roleplaying games for Chaosium and is the co-writer of the current edition of the game. We discuss the game, how to play, and some discussion of the Cthulhu mythos as well.
In this episode I talk to two projects digitizing and preserving works in the public domain. Musopen.org is an effort to provide zero cost and public domain recordings and resources for classical music. Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders rescues and digitizes texts from book scans and makes them readable for everyone.
An interview with the operator of the DVDBeaver review site which does detailed comparisons of different versions of classic home video releases. Gary talks about a variety of topics related to home video as well as some of his perspective from viewing thousands of home video releases.