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Historian and loudmouth Jason Scott shares stories of technology, retrocomputing, documentary filmmaking, and general schennanigans from his decades of travels and research. From experiences on the road while shooting documentaries to often-obscure points of order, Jason keeps a fast-moving pace and even he doesn't know where we're ending up at the end.
 
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The Luna City Memory Episode: Vintage Quarters, The Vector Dream, The Rise of Luna City, The Family Days and Personal Visits, The True Artistry of Luna City, The Downfall, The Power of Luna City's Memory. I've discussed Luna City and Vector Dream before, but I wanted to touch on how important it stands, even as a memory, to so many people and how i…
 
Episode 0745 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, XIII(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary onthe life & times of Apollonius of Tyana. Concluding reflections on thehistoricity of the Gospel account of the life of Jesus -- with the issues ofindividual & collective psychology, reluctance to view-correction,idealization/devalu…
 
The Longest Nap Episode: Arriving for Thanksgiving, The Nap, A Sleeping Beast, Why Was I So Tired, A Balance at Work But Also Overbalanced, Pushing So Hard, The Riptide. Also: A Stood-Up Date. Have you ever had a nap so epic you remember it 20 years later? Or make a podcast episode about the philosophy behind it?…
 
The Transient Hardware Episode: A Prayer, A Realization, The First Openings, A Deeper and Deeper Misunderstanding, Two Technical Friends, Occasional Upgrades, A Different Person, Each Machine, And Now, A Finished Task. A rumination on me and my relationship to computers, especially hardware, as a break from tackling a short-lived card installation …
 
The HOPE Transplant Episode: Going to HOPE 2022, A Sketch History of 2600 and HOPE, Hacker Cons, Podium Drink, Hotel Pennsylvania, St. John's, A Good Experience, My Only Hacker Con, The Foundation. Some thoughts on attending HOPE 2022 in St. John's University in Queens NY and how happy I am they're keeping the events going. There was a presentation…
 
Episode 0744 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, XII (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary onthe life & times of Apollonius of Tyana. Historicity of Jesus & Westernscholarship, and final discussion of Michael Lockwood's research on Buddhism& the Gospels. Introduction to Kevin Brown's study of Hermes Trismegistus& Apolloniu…
 
Episode 0743 - The Wisdom of Ignorance(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Comments on thedevelopment of discernment, honest acknowledgment of personal ignorance, andcommittment to truth. Buddhi & prajna, prakriti vs. purusha, prana &prapanca & cosmic plan. Humility vs. realism, the discovery of truth vs.personalized fabrication of opinion…
 
The Rock Tapes Episode: A Link To An Auction, The Results of the Victory, Digitizing VHS Tapes, Bootleg Culture, Not a Phone in Sight, The Purpose of a Bootleg, The Easy Process, The Endless Music Ahead. You can enjoy the Diamondhead collection here as it grows: https://archive.org/details/diamondheadtapes…
 
The Return of TEXTFILES.COM Episode: A Problem Worse Than Thought, Remote Work, Saint Spencer, I Was Once Spencer, Replacing The Machine, The Overkill Beast, The Specs, Fixes and Improvements, SCENE.ORG, Bitsavers, Stone Oakvalley, A New Day for TEXTFILES.COM, Forgotten Love, A Bright Future. It turned out the problem with the TEXTFILES.COM was a b…
 
The Inside Out Episode: A Long Thought in a World of Quick Takes, Growing Up Online, The Inside Out Problem, Solutions If Any, Infinite Friction, A Stunning Plan, My Own Private Inside Out. A particularly thorny and weird consideration I've been mulling out for years, trotted out into a podcast for others to finally here. As downer as it sounds, I'…
 
Episode 0742 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, XI(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana. Historicity of Jesus & Western scholarship, and continued discussion of Michael Lockwood's research on Buddhism & the Gospels. True sage as lover of truth, peoples' defender & healer, and ete…
 
Episode 0741 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, X(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana. Historicity of Jesus & Western scholarship, and continued exploration of Michael Lockwood's research on Buddhism & the Gospels. A true sage as lover of truth, peoples' defender & healer, and e…
 
Episode 0740 - Act III, Fate & the Adjustment Bureau(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)An integration of cosmology with implications of The Adjustment Bureau (film). Act III: 3x3D planets (Maldek-Mars-Earth), current endtimes of our 3rd/final major cycle (3rd root-race) of human civilization -- and higher-dimensional benevolent guidance.…
 
Episode 0739 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, IX(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana. Final comments on R.W. Bernard's "Apollonius the Nazarene" & Council of Nicea, historicity of Jesus & Western scholarship. Ra on 'holy war' & Albert Schweitzer, with introduction to Michael L…
 
Episode 0738 - Love, Perfect & Rectification of Names(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Comments on the Confucian practice of Zhengming: the Rectification of Names, and its relationship to spiritual terminology. Analysis of the words "love" and "perfect" in relation to metaphysics & cosmology. Honesty & authenticity, self-understanding, …
 
Episode 0737 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, VIII(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana. Focused discussion of RW Bernard's "Apollonius the Nazarene," the Council of Nicea, historicity of Jesus & Western scholarship. Ra on 'holy war,' Yahweh's genetic intervention, a history of…
 
Episode 0736 - Front-Running ELE(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Comments on current global conditions: physical & geomagnetic, personal & collective social; and solar, cosmic and metaphysical. Approaching dimensional shift as evolutionary inflection-point; the catalyst of a high-energy 3.7 space/time environment. Guidance from Dhammap…
 
Episode 0735 - Kumare, Guru Yoga & Self-Healing(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Comments on the film Kumare (2011), the theory & practice of Guru Yoga, and the self-healing process. Modern guru-centered communities, the true guru as jnani or avadhut, and the self-empowering service of sharing & mirroring love/wisdom. Date: 9/22/22Addit…
 
Episode 0734 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, VII(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana. Focused discussion of RW Bernard's "Apollonius the Nazarene," the Council of Nicea, historicity of Jesus & Western scholarship. Buddhism & Christianity, and the true sage as lover of truth, …
 
Episode 0733 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, VI(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana. Focused discussion of R.W. Bernard's "Apollonius the Nazarene," Council of Nicea, historicity of Jesus & Western scholarship. Buddhism & Christianity, and the true sage as lover of truth, peo…
 
Episode 0732 - Human/Global Process in August 2022(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Comments on personal & collective world process in late-August 2022. A Buddhist 5000-year historical timeline & current position in the 3D Endtimes sequence. Geopolitics, economics & society; the continuing NWO roll-out & dehumanization; intensification …
 
Episode 0731 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, V(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana. Focused discussion of R.W. Bernard's "Apollonius the Nazarene," the Council of Nicea, historicity & scholarship & professional honesty. Life and Lives of Apollonius & Jesus: a true sage as lov…
 
Episode 0730 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, IV(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana, from Maria Dzielska's discussion of historicity, to R.W. Bernard's "Apollonius the Nazarene." The lives or life of Apollonius & Jesus: a true sage as lover of truth, peoples' defender & heale…
 
The TEXTFILES.COM Downtime Episode: A Strange Voicemail, E-mails, Downtime!, Considering Loss, Host Loyalty, A Simple Job, Bringing it Back, a Momentary Skip, The Meaning of It All. Plus: Ignore the Letters An article on the occasion of the unexpected downtime of TEXTFILES.COM. Here is an interesting situation for the Patreon backers of the podcast…
 
Episode 0729 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, III(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana, from F.C. Conybeare's introduction to Maria Dzielska's discussion of historicity. The lives or life of Apollonius & Jesus -- and the true sage as lover of truth, peoples' defender & healer, …
 
Episode 0728 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XVII [FINAL](Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, with core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Final reading of Part II, ch…
 
Episode 0727 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, II(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana, reading the F.C. Conybeare introduction to his translation, and Maria Dzielska's discussion of historicity. Apollonius as an "alternate/Eastern/yogic Jesus" -- and the true sage as peoples' d…
 
Episode 0726 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XVI(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, with core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Continued reading of Part II, chapter…
 
Episode 0725 - Apollonius of Tyana & the Sage, I(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Extended commentary on the life & times of Apollonius of Tyana -- reading F.C. Conybeare's introduction to his translation, and Maria Dzielska's discussion of historicity. A true sage as the peoples' defender & healer, speaking against the evils of 3D-huma…
 
Episode 0724 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XV(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, with core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. First reading of Part II, chapter 3: A…
 
The Secrets From The Future Episode: Fun But What About Projects, Faces in AI, MC Frontalot, Damien Hess, Focus and Exacting, A Midjourney Music Video, Key Phrases, Banned Words, Interesting Limits, Shipping to Frontalot, A Final Work, The Fake First. Also: QUESTION BEDTIME. The tale of using my Midjourney account to illustrate an MC Frontalot song…
 
The Midjourney Descent Episode: Where It All Goes Wrong, The First Few Notes, What We've Already Changed, What Is Coming, Nightmares and A Shifting Lens, The Role of the Artist, Drawing People Wrong, What Art in Prompts. What goes up, must come down - some thoughts on what Midjourney and products like it could bring to the world, and some stirred m…
 
Episode 0723 - Love, Fire & Illumination, II (Apollonius of Tyana)(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Final comments on tapas (austerity), vairaga (detachment & renunciation) -- as basis for alchemical transformation via inner fire. Three levels of mind, the Athanor (crucible), and the path of seeking (returning) to Light. An introduction…
 
Episode 0722 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XIV(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, with core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Final reading of Part II, chapter 2: …
 
Episode 0721 - Love, Fire & Illumination, I(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Wide-ranging comments on the practice of patient endurance, detachment & renunciation -- as a basis for alchemical transformation via inner fire & the athanor. Tapas & Dhammapada 184-185, vairagya & equanimity, and the austerity of practicing detachment from ha…
 
Episode 0720 - Webu Sayadaw & Buddhist Practice, XIII(Click on the above link, or here, for audio.)Introduction to the life & Dhamma discourses of the Webu Sayadaw, translated by Roger Bischoff (The Essential Practice, BPS; 1995). From Sila through Samadhi to Prajna, and core guidance on Anapanasati meditation. Continued reading of Part II, chapter…
 
The Midjourney Ascent Episode: Not a Pitch, A Long Forgotten Feeling, Text to Image in A Few Sentences, The Moment of Power, The Sharing of Friends, The Excitement, A Small Chat, A Hope For More Moments. An introduction to the Text to Image generator MidJourney which I've been spending some time playing with, getting in while the getting is good, b…
 
The Basquiat Episode: Visiting the Museum, The Phases and Rooms, The Nightclub and Giftshop, Lessons Learned, What is the Purpose, Ice Cream Machine, Inspiration from Logistics, A Strange Lesson Learned, The Real Work of Art. Some thoughts after walking through an exhibit of the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988).…
 
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