Episode 76

Catching up with Life, The Universe, and Community


November 12th, 2018

1 hr 13 mins 20 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode, we take a moment to thank our veterans (and their families) for their sacrifice and service, and promise to Never Forget. Laura gives a quick rundown of midterm election wins and points you to the Small Victories letter which lists how we moved toward a more just, equitable, and representative America. We run through a bunch of family updates on mental health, new medical diagnoses, how school's going for the kids and work's going for us, and of course, talk about the new puppy! Finally, there are a few shoutouts to listeners for their excellent feedback and an offer from our friend for anyone who is concerned about their cyber security - particularly those on the front lines of online activism, or who are concerned about online stalking.

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Episode Links

  • Small Victories - All we accomplished — The 2018 midterms were electrifying in the progress toward a more just, equitable, and representative America.
  • Skye Rowena Cloud (@skyerowenacloud) • Instagram photos and videos — Skye is our Staffy/Pit mix puppy! She was born on August 1st, and chose us on October 20, 2018. This is the page for all her fans. ;)
  • Dot All Conf | The Craft CMS Developers Conference 2018 — The official Craft CMS Developer conference
  • ITDRC (Information Technology Disaster Resource Center) — America's premier team of volunteer technology professionals - connecting communities in crisis. The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) was founded in 2008 to provide communities with the technical resources necessary to continue operations and begin recovery after a disaster. We harness the collective resources of the technology community to provide no cost Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) solutions that connect survivors and responders in crisis.
  • Toggl Review: The Best Time Tracking Software On The Market? — Thought you'd never ask. Toggl is a dedicated, web-based time tracking tool, meaning it's specifically designed to keep tabs on your hourly input. Now, while that may seem like an incredibly niche piece of kit, it actually has a ton of practical uses for both clients and freelancers. Today we ask the question: Is Toggl really "worth your time?"
  • What My Jesus Would Do – Whatever — The Jesus I know and whose words I have read and striven to understand would not sign off on a much of the agenda of those who now parade Him around like a fetish, and in doing so have created this other Jesus, a vacuous, empty vessel for an uncharitable worldview. But this implicitly asks a question: What would the Jesus I know do, confronted by this Fetish Jesus? Would he fight him? Argue with him? Denounce him? Engage in a mystical battle of miracles? The answer is: None of the above, of course. The Jesus I know would do the hardest thing imaginable: He would forgive.
  • The Fly Media Origin Story Part 1 — Bureau of Digital — Of the hundreds of people we’ve met who started a digital agency, almost all of them stumbled into it. But the two people on today’s show saw the web as a way to improve their lives. Living in a small Northeastern mill city, a tanking economy and failing health were taking its toll on the young couple. And then a friend told them about working in tech in Atlanta. Sherri and Reuben Johnson never looked back. Listen to part one of The Fly Media Origin Story
  • The Fly Media Origin Story Part 2 — Bureau of Digital — How do you start a tech company without a computer? Drive and relentless determination. Sherri and Reuben Johnson of Fly Media Productions worked out of their local library, using books and VHS tapes to teach themselves how to build sites. With no clients or connections, they would park their junker car out of sight, then walk the main streets handing out printouts promoting their web services to local businesses. Like many of us, their beginning setup wasn’t ideal. So how do you make things work when you have ability, but few tools or resources—and how do you stay true to yourself in the process?
  • CTRL+CLICK CAST Podcast - We Inspect the Web For You — CTRL+CLICK CAST inspects the web for you! We proudly feature diverse voices from the industry’s leaders and innovators, who tackle everything from design, code and content management systems, to culture and business challenges. Our focused, topical discussions teach, inspire and waste no time getting to the heart of the matter.
  • (2) Weekend Update: Pete Davidson Apologizes to Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw - SNL - YouTube — Pete Davidson stops by Weekend Update to apologize for his comments about Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw.