Depressing update: no new episodes since mid-September, so I can only assume the host lost interest or has some other commitments. He was kind enough to share his back catalog with me, however (at least the episodes he had backed up).

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Last one for the night. Maybe this pamphlet will help me become the dynamic, confident go-getter I've always dreamed of being. I'm sure whatever service they're offering is still around.

Don seems like a pretty cool guy. Fun fact, that $200 he saved is worth $462.50 today.

More to come! Stay tuned to see where this little gem originated!

Never thought I'd spend this much time trying to find the IP address of a light bulb, nor that I'd ever utter such a phrase and have it actually be meaningful.

s/much/many geez

At the very least, I was surprised to see an old favorite of mine decided to pickup right where he left off twelve years ago. If you like independent music, give the tartanpodcast a listen. Available on iTunes and from the show's website:

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Been thinking about lost media lately, and something I don't think I've see discussed is podcasts from the really early days of the medium. I first starting listening to podcasts back in 2005 or 2006, and just realized that so much of those old episodes have simply evaporated. It's weird to think that I might have the only copy of someone's passion project from all those years ago.

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SDF aNONradio is celebrating 25 years on September 7th. Here is a little blurb from the Honolulu Weekly October 8th, 1997 asking the question: "The Internet has been touted as the public square of the Global Village. but does it have a decent radio station?"

How many of these are still around today? Come and party with us September 7th, 2021!

It's not really summer in Florida until you get a tropical storm. Just a big mess of rain and wind right now, so minimal worries on our end. Keeping an eye out for other severe weather, though.

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Updated my telco system at home. Running a FreePBX system with SDF as a trunk and a few local extensions. Now comes the hard part, distributing the phones across the sites.

My telco stack, because I need more projects ;-). From left to right, a US Robotics Sportster Faxmodem, Bellsouth trimline-style phone (courtesy @publius), AT&T answering machine, vtech cordless phone. Not pictured is the Linksys SPA1001 FXS VoIP Phone Adapter that these tie into.

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@drgo That's a common thread with my collection; really thought they were cool when they came out, couldn't afford it back then. Now that I have a bit of disposable income, I can finally buy that twenty year old PDA :) I guess it's a testament to Palm that their products are still desirable years later.

Also, can't wait to give this a listen! If you've never listened to Angel Olsen, give her NPR Tiny Desk a listen:

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