On this episode of Nuketown Radio Active, I become an uncle again, contemplate a Crisis on Finite Macs, geek out about Halo 3, look ahead to National Novel Writing Month, listen to the Unquiet Desperation podcast.
I also check out the geeky Secret Agent internet radio station and consider the merits of a geek dad kit bag.
Getting the Show
There are several ways to get the podcast:
- Nuketown News
- The MacBook Pro is here! And it rocks!
- And now … the challenge. I’ve got stuff scattered between my PowerMac, the “life boat” archive I got off my iBook before it died, some misc. writing files on my work computer and another “life boat” from my old Windows machine and my .Mac documents folder.
- Need to get these collapsed down to a single Mac, or maybe one computer and the .Mac web site. Really makes me look forward to Leopard and its improve sync with .Mac.
- 50,000 words in 30 days. About 1,700 words a day. And I’m going to do it. Taking a week off and will spend days writing rather than working day job (and got Sue’s support to do it).
- Finally here. Eager to lose myself in the campaign and multiplayer, but isn’t going all that well. Luke’s been sick, Sue’s been on vacation, and multiplayer doesn’t like me much.
- Crisis on Fine Macs
- National Novel Writing Month
- Halo 3
- Promo: Role Monkeys Podcast
- Chris Miller’s (Round Table, Podiobooks) podcast companion to his blog.
- “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. Where’s the fun in that?”
- Music, short essays, conversations on religion — just the mix you need some days.
- “Secret Agent: The soundtrack for your stylish, mysterious, dangerous life. For Spys and P.I.’s too!”
- Steve from Wicked Good emailed me about a page touting a Star Wars alphabet.
- Unquiet Desperation: The Podcast Returns
- Soma FM: Secret Agent
- H is for Han Shot First
- Promo: Master Plan Podcast
- Feature: The Geek Dad Kit Bag
- Two diapers
- Wipes container.
- Snack cup with Cheerios
- Small toy for Luke
- Keys & wallet.
- 30 GB iPod (loaded with Star Wars / Superman soundtracks for kids, podcasts for me)
- 1 book (presently Spirit of the Century)
- 1 small notebook (with pen/pencil)
- 1 pocketknife.
- First heard about the idea of a “kit bag” through the Dire Café. Since then, I’ve heard about it in a couple of other blogs and sites, usually places where geekdom and life hacking collide.
- Basic idea is a bag that has all your “stuff” in it, but not just junk; stuff you really need. Could call it a man purse, but it’s different from a purse in that a true kit bag (at least from geek/lifehack perspective) is that you actually think about what you put in it.
- Started thinking about it when I realized how much I was shoving into my pockets (cell phone, wallet, iPod). And jealous of how my wife could get buy with just two diapers and a wipes case in her purse, and I had to take the diaper bag everywhere.
- Decided to start experimenting after getting cheap cloth satchel bag at Portal conference at Gettysburg College.
- Now when I go out, I take my kit bag, which contains:
- If we’re going to the coffee shop, expect a comic book or Nintendo DS for Jordan and a sippy cup with milk for Luke.
- Promo: Canon Puncture Podcast