Other Blogs

With the death of google reader, I don't follow as many blogs as I used to. The blogs I follow either post to twitter or have emails notification of new posts.

ZB's Blog of Awesomeness
The blog of an author that attended the same writing meetup in Seattle as I did. She's an awesome person.
You may notice a passing similarity stylewise. I did steal Mr. Arment's stylesheet for it's responsive widths.
Daring Fireball
If you follow Marco Arment, you probably follow John Gruber.


The Whiteboard
A comic about animals that take paintball after too seriously.
Schlock Mercenary
A comic space opera about a mercenary with an amorphous blob.


I love podcasts. I grew up listening to local talk radio shows. Podcasts are talk radio for the modern age.

Accidental Tech Podcast
Tech Podcast by Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa. I find these three to be fun to listen to. I enjoyed their car podcast even though I know nothing about cars.
The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
"An episode-by-episode walkthrough of one of the most influential and important modern SF series."
Back to Work
"Award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more."
Hardcore History
Dan Carlin goes in depth on history. More audio book than podcast. Individual episodes can be 4 hours or more. Dan has an excellent voice and a passion for history and how it reflects on humanity.
Tech Podcast by Christina Warren, Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort. Similar to Accident Tech Podcast with more stuff on popular culture and internet politics.
Writing Excuses
Short episodes containing writing tips and tricks. "Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart."

Older podcasts I still recommend but don't have time to listen to often

Roderick On The Line
A self-referential comedy podcast featuring Merlin Mann and John Roderick. You kind of need to know Merlin Mann and John Roderick or start from the beginning to get it. Take nothing seriously, they don't.
The Incomparable
A weekly dive into geeky media, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more.
The Talk Show
I listen to the show for John Gruber. There are some fun discussions that happen.
Welcome to Night Vale
Wikipedia explains it best: The podcast consists of "news, announcements and advertisements" from a desert town, located "somewhere in the Southwestern United States". In an interview with NPR, Joseph Fink commented on the creation of the series, stating that he "came up with this idea of a town in that desert where all conspiracy theories were real, and we would just go from there with that understood."

† Not Safe For Work