🎧 This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition, July 22nd – 28th, 2017 | Marty McGuire

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition, July 22nd - 28th, 2017 by Marty McGuire from martymcgui.re
Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 22nd - 28th, 2017. This week features a brief interview with Johannes Ernst recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017. Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 - Glitch, Day 49 - Floating, Day 9, and Day 11 Thanks to everyone in the IndieWeb chat for their feedback and suggestions. Please drop me a note if there are any changes you’d like to see for this audio edition!

Thanks for the kind words about the Introduction to the IndieWeb article Marty!

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🎧 This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition for July 8th – 14th, 2017 | Marty McGuire

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition by Marty McGuire from martymcgui.re
Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 8th - 14th, 2017. This week features a brief interview with Scott Jenson recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017.

Good job as always Marty! I love the quick bumper interviews at the beginning of the episodes.

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👓 Cast Update: Experimental JSON Feed Support | Cast App

Cast Update: Experimental JSON Feed Support by Julian Lepinski (Cast App)
A couple of weeks ago, Manton Reece and Brent Simmons announced JSON Feed, and I was immediately intrigued. Like a lot of software, much of Cast’s internal data is stored in JSON, and publishing JSON data directly would be pretty straightforward as a result.

Continue reading “👓 Cast Update: Experimental JSON Feed Support | Cast App”

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🎧 Containers Episode 4: The Hidden Side of Coffee

Containers Episode 4: The Hidden Side of Coffee by Alexis C. Madrigal from Containers
The coffee world has changed since Starbucks rose to prominence. Not only has the sourcing of beans acquired wine-like precision, but now there are many small, local roasters. How'd this all happen? Episode 4 brings you into the infrastructure underpinning third-wave coffee from a Kenyan coffee auction to a major coffee importer to a secret coffee warehouse in San Leandro with beans from every coffee-growing nation in the world. We’re guided by Aaron Van der Groen, the green coffee buyer for San Francisco’s legendary roaster Ritual Coffee.

Possibly the most interesting episode so far. This one has some specifics which I hadn’t read in The Box or seen in snippets in other places. I was hoping for more specifics like this throughout the series, but have been generally disappointed until now.

🎧 Containers Episode 3: The Ships, The Tugs, and The Port

Containers Episode 3: The Ships, The Tugs, and The Port by Alexis C. Madrigal from Containers
You know you’ve always wanted to ride in a tugboat as it pushes around a huge cargo ship, right? Well, that’s what we do in Episode 3. We go inside working life on the San Francisco Bay to see how brutal competition among shipping companies threatens the viability of the small businesses that ply the waters. Meet a tugboat dispatcher, a skipper, and the first female captain of an American freighter. It’s a case study in how globalization works and our first look at the challenges the port faces.

🎧 Containers Episode 2: Meet the Sailors

Containers Episode 2: Meet the Sailors by Alexis C. MadrigalAlexis C. Madrigal from Containers
What is life like as a modern sailor, a tiny person on a huge ship in a vast ocean? Here is your answer. Episode 2 brings you a rare look into the lives of two Filipino sailors, fresh off a trip across the Pacific Ocean. These are regular people doing heroic work to support their families. And without them, the global economic order doesn't work.

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🎧 #91 The Russian Passenger | Reply All

The Russian Passenger, episode #91 by Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt from Reply All | Gimlet Media
Somewhere in Russia, a man calls for a car. Somewhere in New York City, a stranger’s phone buzzes.

I keep hearing about these guys. They’re alright and have an interesting banter and style, but the overall topic was just painfully uninteresting to me. Meh…

🎧 This Week in Google #400: Toot, Not Tweet

This Week in Google #400: Toot, Not Tweet by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from twit.tv
Burger King's new ad sets off Google Home on purpose. Mastodon is great, but it's not a Twitter killer. Facebook's $14 million investment in reputable news. How to keep from being dragged off a plane. Whatever happened to Google Books' plan to digitize all books?

Kevin Marks guests on the show and discusses Indieweb, Mastodon, and GNU Social beginning at about 1:18:00 into the show.

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🎧 This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition, March 25th – 31st, 2017

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition, March 25th - 31st, 2017 by Marty McGuire from martymcgui.re

Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for March 25th – 31st, 2017.

I love this podcast, but this particular episode serves as a reminder of a lot of material I wrote earlier in the week which deserves a huge amount of additional follow-up.

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🎧 This Week in the Indieweb Audio Edition • March 18th – 24th, 2017

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • March 18th - 24th, 2017 by Marty McGuire from martymcgui.re
Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb

Thinking about how nice it would be to have stronger text-to-speech transcriptions for podcasts. I was mentioned briefly in this podcast for having bookmarked an article earlier in the week. Webmentions for audio don’t (can’t?) exist, but a transcription would have included my name (and in this case even my URL) which potentially could have sent me a webmention of the fact.

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🔖 SoundCloud Downloader

SoundCloud Downloader (http://scdownloader.net/)
SoundCloud Downloader is a simple online tool for downloading any music tracks from SoundCloud. It's free and very easy to use and you get high quality mp3 for any track. Just paste the track page link in URL field above and hit the download button. It extracts the track uri(hosted on SoundCloud's server) from which you can directly download or save the mp3 track in one click. Make sure you paste only one url at a time, in the above input box.

This fits into the same category of scraper as Ryan Barrett‘s tool that extracts audio from video for bookmarking and listening to via Huffduffer.

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🎧 This Week in Google #394: Tartigrade Feeding Time

This Week in Google #394: Tartigrade Feeding Time by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from twit.tv
No more Pixel laptops. Google's confusing Android Messages strategy hinges on RCS. Uber sued by Waymo and women, and yelled at by its own drivers. Amazon S3 outage. Is posting on Facebook a Constitutional right? YouTube's streaming TV service. Boston Dynamics' Handle robot, robot-made pizza, and Pizza Hut-ordering shoes.

Stacey's Thing: Bond IR appliance controller
Jeff's Number: YouTube streams more than 1 billion hours of video every day
Leo's Pick: Bill Gates' David S. Pumpkins-esqu Reddit AMA announcement


How have I missed David S. Pumpkins all this time?

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🎧 This Week in Google 391: Probe Placement Problem

This Week in Google 391: Probe Placement Problem by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from twit.tv
The LG Sport and Style, the first Android 2.0 watches, come out this week. ACLU Amazon Dash Button. Vizio TV settles with FTC for $2.2 million over secret viewer tracking. House passes email privacy act. Facebook filters fake news in France. Google and H&M team up to design dresses.

Stacey's Things: Sergeant Tabata and Logitec ZeroTouch with Alexa
Jeff's Number: 1003 #resist Meetups
Leo's Tool: Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special on Netflix


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🎧 This Week in Google 390: Bacon Shortage

This Week in Google 390: Bacon Shortage by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from twit.tv
Bacon reserves at a 50 year low. Our picks for the best tech billionaires' apocalypse bunker islands. Musical Trump tweets. Club Penguin shuts down. Super scary walking robots with wheels. Facebook de-verifies God. Google beats Q4 estimates; Facebook stomps all over them. Released: Feb 1st 2017

Jeff's Number: 97% of voice apps are used for one week
Stacey's Thing: Flash Forward Podcast
Leo's Tool: June Oven


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