Ep 49: Painfully Unintuitive Fuster Cluck

Grumpy Old Geeks —  March 14, 2014

Ruminations on train travel in the digital age. Jason has gone back to Squarespace kicking and screaming and it almost cost him a laptop. The age old discussion of ageism in tech continues. Brian discovers crowd beer. Jason has his last WordPress fit. Ever.

Show Notes

Happy Birthday World Wide Web!!!

Defense against the dark arts of the digital realm

Ask HN: What happens to older developers?

Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem

Fix Tracking

Openspritz

DAVE LOMBARDO Says He Made Only $67,000 In 2011 While Touring With SLAYER

Interesting how fast ITunes Radio grew.

Google removes underlined links, says goodbye to 1996

Neil Young’s High-Fidelity Pono Music Player Is Still Coming, and It’ll Cost $399

Cosmos Premier

New XKCD book is coming!

iOS Shift Key still sucks

Tunnelbear

Popcorn time

How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware

Attackers trick 162,000 WordPress sites into launching DDoS attack

Transcript: Sen. Dianne Feinstein says CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers

We’ve found a file spying backdoor in Samsung phones – Replicant devs

Target hack breakdown

I’m a Telemarketer. Here’s How to Get Rid of Me

This Video of Strangers Kissing Is “Beautiful” Because It Stars Models

CrowdBrewed

Look Out Below! Facebook’s Organic Reach Plummets Toward Rock Bottom

Adam Carolla on Patent Trolls

3 responses to Ep 49: Painfully Unintuitive Fuster Cluck

  1. On the Dave Lombardo thing:

    I’m not going to argue with the notion of him being a douche or the notion of him just being a side guy, but just thought I’d point out that he hasn’t always been just the side guy; he was one of the original members of the band.

    I don’t know how much of his Wikipedia entry was written by himself (it seems a little self-aggrandizing, so I’m assuming) but it is true that he was in the band in the beginning and when you listen to Angel of Death, you’re listening to Dave Lombardo, regardless of whether or not he was on the tour.

    And yeah…apparently he left back then because he wasn’t making enough money. This seems to be a recurring theme.

    So, I don’t know, maybe he is a douche and a whiner, and I know I’d be happy as hell to get paid that much to be a musician, but maybe he’s earned a tiny bit more respect that being dismissed as merely a douche and a whiner? I don’t know.

  2. Freely admit I fail-whaled on background research; he does appear to be a co-founding member of Slayer. Not really up on my Slayer. The wikipedia page is heavily suspect (as are most Wikipedia pages) and overly glowing; by all accounts I can find online he can be more than a tad difficult and his ins and outs with Slayer and other organizations point to someone other people don’t particularly enjoy being around.

    Anyway, the article was more to point out the shady financial practices of the music industry and we of course find it hard to not dip into our own brand of humor. If I offended any Dave Lombardo fans, I apologize. On the plus side, I didn’t make any “how many drummers does it take to change a light bulb” jokes.

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