I've just graduated with my PhD! In my department, PhD defenses are traditionally open to the public: anyone who wants to can attend. Because of COVID, mine was held via Zoom this year, and I was able to record it and transcribe/caption it so that anyone who would like can watch. [more inside]
MeFites suggested phone answering or ringing messages, and other short texts. Some were recorded and are available through Soundcloud. In addition, a few classic MetaFilter phrases were recorded, as well as an attempt to recite several MeFite names in one go. On playback, my current accent is a slightly strange mixture of Asum and 1930s BBC English, with occasional deviations (for reasons) into Brummie, west coast Scotland and Midwest America. Make of that what you will. [more inside]
John Leavitt talks at Drunk Education about ethical consumption under capitalism and a possible way forward.
Hi! I've made a Facebook Page that is meant to become a community space where folks can present and discuss issues in environmentalism and conservation. It's brand new, and I'm trying to build a nucleus of informed, friendly, intelligent (not to mention attractive and charming) folks who find the subject interesting and might want to post and comment on the topic. [more inside]
cellphone and I created a simple two-person character-at-a-time talk utility modeled after old-school unix (but you don't have to care about that to use or like it!). [more inside]
"The Worst" is a St. Joseph, MO-based weekly pop culture podcast hosted by Kellen (me) and Justin. There's some local stuff that might only be of interest if you're from the Kansas City/St. Joseph/Lawrence/Omaha area, but mostly we keep our topics broad. RIYL: You Look Nice Today, Comedy Death Ray, etc. It's something we do strictly for fun, and we hope the fun is infectious. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.