The Stitcher scare

So my Sticher Radio stopped functioning this morning, and as I panicked at the lack of content, I realized that nowhere have I written down my playlist.

The Daily Grind

  • Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day link
  • CBS What’s in the News link
  • AP Radio: Updated Hourly link
  • Fox News Radio link
  • NPR News Hourly News Summary link
  • NPR Topics: Technology link
  • APM: Marketplace Morning Report link
  • APM: Marketplace Mid-Day Report link
  • APM: Marketplace Tech link
  • TWIT Bits link
  • Geek Radio Daily link
  • TWIT Tech News Today link
  • TWIT Tech News 2Night link
  • Daily Tech News Show link
  • Current Geek link

A break from the usual consumption

Recently subscribed to the Radiolab podcast, to fill in the hours while Howard Stern is on vacation, and it’s programming like this that makes me wish The King of All Media would just retire already, or make good on his promise to only work one day a week, so I can pay attention to something else.

Long story short, this NPR show is not easy to describe, but suffice it to say they talk about killer Argentine ants, how Bugs Bunny saved Mel Blanc and how researchers are working on programming better, smarter artificial intelligence. The latter episode is titled “Talking to Machines,” and if there’s one URL I’ll keep visiting for at least the next couple of weeks, it would be Clever Bot, a result of efforts like ELIZA, a program I had all but forgotten about.

Good show.

Missing my record player

Multiple record players, that is. There’s something about 45s that I miss. Not necessarily the sound, since all the clicking and popping didn’t add much to the experience. Maybe it’s just the fact that you had to commit to listen to the whole record before loading up another one.