Recording shows at 03:45am; bizarre South Australian and Indian timezones off by half an hour; installing operating systems in virtual machines, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, Parallels Desktop, VirtualBox; getting your hands dirty with real partitioning; choosing from FreeBSD, Draco GNU/Linux, OS/2 Warp 4.x, BeOS, DR-DOS, FreeDOS, NetBSD; why it's a great time for OS enthusiasts to be alive; and why this should really have been filed under Rubenerd Unplugged and not made into a proper show!
My sporadic slice-of-life nonsense show I've been doing since 2005 from wherever I happen to be. You'd think I'd have a better tagline by now!
Been on hiatus since 2010, but hope to pick it up again soon.
It's official ladies, gentlemen and everyone else: the fine folks at the IntoYourHead show are officially at war. In response to this situation, I have recorded this highly sophisticated response. Please listen to in a well ventilated area, for the fumes of professionalism may overwhelm you.
Reviewing the first Formula 1 Grand Prix night race in Singapore, Massa's pits fuel pipe adventure, the lights and skyline, Alonoso was one lucky guy, Ferrari's woes; version 1.1.1 of the addictive Nations application on Facebook; Twinings Chai tea; ridiculous Telstra phone bill nonsense; and avoiding suggestively named Naked DSL!
I caved and bought an iPhone; the reasons why I was disappointed with Google Android; sophisticated text messages from my sister; the LG Secret mobile phone; snapping Australian Medicare cards; New Zealand Australia Centrelink migrations; Gordon Brown's Labour speech in the UK; palindromic numbers; distrusting spell checkers with gibberish; fancy new embedded Rubenerd Show cover art; compressed graphics looking crap; antihistamines; the term podcast; my take on the Andy Kaufman situation on The Overnightscape; my dad setting off security at Adelaide Airport; the iPhone keyboard; the TwitterFon iPhone Twitter client; I love the Objective-C programming language; fond memories of the Palm Tungsten W and Palm OS; basing your opinion of devices just from spec sheets; practical use for GPS and Safari; and hallucinogenic throat lozenges!
Was SUPPOSED to be discussing our Flinders Ranges trip and my new iPhone, but ended up discussing the cola wars, my dad's much needed holiday with us in Adelaide, having no energy sucks, mistakingly assuming malice instead of stupidity, the sad decline of Vodafone service in Australia, multivitamins and coffee preparation, the Aussie outback is REALLY flat, signing up with Optus, mobile phone prepaid plans are a ripoff, really humbling super old rock, good to be back home, sculling boiling water, phone calls with Elke, and some "realistic" philosophy!
Flinders Ranges trip and iPhone adventures will be released in the coming week. Heaven forbid I actually record what I'm supposed to one day :-).
Looking back 10x at episode Rubenerd Show 25, flu is fun, fun with IP addresses and DNS servers, Happy 60th birthday to Bem Adolph in Sydney, meeting my old man back in Adelaide, forgetful MadPlayers, music lobby groups and companies making us feel guilty, John Grisham, Disney copyright evils, Whole Wheat Radio artists, Nations application on Facebook (with link to Rubenerdia), Schweppes Lemonade, huge controversy surrounding Ginger, the cute Rundle Mall mascot and silly roller coaster analogies!
Video and images from the Rundle Mall advertisements can be seen on the Rubenerd Blog: Not everyone approves of Ginger in Rundle Mall.
From Adelaide: On Saturday nights some young people go binge drinking at nightclubs. Ruben does the hardcore thing by releasing a ridiculous, disjointed, repetitive, mildly irritating podcast episode with little cohesion or rational thought. And some people say he's a loser, can you believe it? Including vintage audio from Not Only but Also!
This also serves as a crossover for Rubenerd Unplugged, the cheap knockoff of the Rampler which is coming soon. This will be the only episode where Unplugged material is played here, unless someone uses an effective form of persuasion against Ruben such a gun, or grilled cheese sandwich.
From Adelaide: Finally some beautiful weather in Adelaide, river walking paths late at night, the Mawson Lakes suburb, Rubenerd Unplugged inspired by The Overnightscape Rampler, a new use for my Ourmedia account, advice from Jerry Novak and a scary almost lethal close encounter!
Hashing out and talking through some ideas about the future of Rubenerd.com and how I want to move my five separate sites over to it. Might be listenable for a pleasant background distraction if you mess around with weblog engines, databases and whatnot, otherwise don't feel bad giving this one a miss. Looking at Dave Wares' Photo Gallery as an example of where I want to be.
To make it somewhat more interesting, I've included some retro audio easter eggs :-).
The "Fairness Engine" rant episode!
A rant episode in response to a new technology reported by Webware and an article calling the exposing of P2P as a red herring; talking about net neutrality, attacking symptoms not causes, RIAA/MPAA inspired bullying tactics. Not the same calibre as a Jimbob Kloss rant but I try my best!