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Harry Potter and the Cameo Characters

Posted in Random Personal Nonsense

Frank and I went to the Alamo Drafthouse to see Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix. We’re both big fans of the books, and we’ve seen (though not in order) the four previous movies. Having sat through the other movies, we were both completely prepared for the fact that large hunks of plot and character from the book were absent. I also knew that this was the shortest HP movie, made from the…

New Shelly’s Podcast Posted

Posted in Pods and Presos

Check out the new show. Download or subscribe at the show site. Juicing the ratings by tearing up my driveway. News: Pimpin the blog, tante Shelly, headed for Chicago Coffee ESP New home improvement project/podcast material Lighting Round Listener feedback Need your help with a special show. Email if interested.

Feelings and the iPhone

Posted in New Media and Tech

It’s been ten days and I still haven’t seen an iPhone. I’ve been inside a few AT&T stores, where circumstances and extremely dim clerks have conspired to prevent my laying hands on the thing. Getting to an Apple Store, while possible, takes a long time, and I just haven’t been able to spare time for the two round-trip bus rides that would be required. Early on, I read the iPhone reviews. It was interesting to…

Listen to Me!

Posted in Announcements

I’ll be on Ken Ray’s Technocracy Radio tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 PM Pacific. The show appears on San Francisco’s sorta podcast station, KYOU. You can also listen to the stream, or subscribe to Ken’s podcast version of the show.

Working Socially

Posted in New Media and Tech

A colleague of mine, who works part-time for the magazine, has put very strict boundaries around the hours she’s willing to work. I don’t blame her. In fact, I encouraged her to do this, so that neither of us would be eaten alive by the work. But the nature of what I do, and the way I do it has more than once found me slaving away, like today, on a weekend. Sure, I’m a…

New Shelly’s Podcast Posted

Posted in Pods and Presos

Check out the new show. Download or subscribe at the show site. Now with 37.456 percent more iPhone and 10 percent more bickering. We record iive, and do no editing. News: I’ve got a blog Kulture Korner: Books and music we’re checking out Tech Talk: iPhone hype, and where are the women in tech podcasting? Listener feedback: dramatic readings by Frank

Blog Bug Bit

Posted in New Media and Tech, and Random Personal Nonsense

I’ve never had a profound interest in having my own blog. When you write for a living, expressing yourself through a blog isn’t at the top of your list–or maybe that’s just me. In any case, I’ve been content to use my podcast to speak to the world. But it seems that more and more often, something needs saying that doesn’t quite fit into the show, or into the blog I maintain at work. As…