The Podcasting begins

So after an afternoon getting the gospel according to Adam, my inner critic folded for just long enough for me to record my first Perfect Path Podcast.

You can get it in mp3 format from here – The first post always sucks!

The extent of my show notes is – The first page always sucks; Meeting Adam yesterday; We’ll see how all of this goes; Gotta work on signing-off (bigtime) and adding some music.

I’m also seeing how MT-Enclosures works out – there should be an enclosure now in but I think I have to create a new category of Podcasts to make sure it pings

Please do leave comments or e-mail me – like it says in the title, it does suck, but I now know stuff I didn’t know before, and I’d really like to hear how you think it could be better too.

29% – what d’ya think of that?

I don’t normally partake, but hey it’s New Year’s Eve and this is spookily close to the truth.

You are 29% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.

Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You’ll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I’m givin’ her all she’s got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

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Podcasting happens at the nicest places

Sitting in Guildford Starbucks with the Prince of Pod, Adam Curry. Wow!

We’re surrounded by young(er) people but we just managed to get a seat next to the power point and now both in net-mode hunched over respective laptops. Adam just paused to geek-drool a little over my tablet pc. I’ll let him see more in a minute.

But couldn’t let this moment pass without popping it into the blog – Pictured here Adam does his bit for *$$s world domination by ensuring the logo is in full view.

ac at star$$s

[UPDATE] Just to clear up this geek-drool thing – yes it’s a PC, not a mac and and no foodstuffs were involved. Yet there were clear signs of geek-drool (or at the very least the pre-drool widening of the eyes and slackening of the jaw that is widely associated with an oncoming drool attack.) Being a well-brought-up English chap, I chose to abstain from snapping another picture of the great man in mid-tech-trance and anyway, Adam’s attention was gradually diverted back to the glow of his 17″ iBook and the growing crisis that was the falling-over of

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I’ve just installed Chad Everett’s MT-approval plugin v0.1.1 to at least try to stem the flow of messages from vendors of chopped meat products. I went out this morning c-spam free and when I came back at 14.15 I had 55 comment alerts in my mailbox all with exactly the same message (crap speelinges & grammar bad with html too much wrong also).

The upshot for you is that if you leave a comment, you will need to preview it first before posting. If you just post, it displays a message, which doesn’t spell this out, but it doesn’t let you post either.

Not tremendously tidy, but hopefully effective for now. Mail me (lloyd at etc…) if it’s giving you the runaround (unless you’re a tinned pork pusher, natch).