Jordan Raynor sits down with Becky Nesbitt, Editor at Penguin Random House, to talk about what happened when Becky started letting her friends curate the news for her, 3 tips for delivering great feedback, and how to view Sabbath as a feast, rather than a chore.Links Mentioned:Becky Nesbitt on LinkedInJordan RaynorJordan Raynor's BookshelfRedeeming Your Time: 7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly ProductivePerennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that LastsMaster of One: Find and Focus on the Work You Were Created to DoOn Writing: A Memoir Of The CraftDevotions: The Selected Poems of Mary OliverThe Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse And don't forget, if you pre-order a copy of Jordan's new book, Redeeming Your Time, you can enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)!Entering to win is super simple:Step 1: Pre-order Redeeming Your Time on Amazon or one of these other retailers (1 entry per copy, maximum of 3 entries)Step 2: Fill out the form at JordanRaynor.comNO PURCHASE NEC. Restrictions apply. U.S. + D.C. residents only. Visit jordanraynor.com for full rules, prize info, odds, free entry method & other details. Void where prohibited.
A long track special with tunes from Destinity, Sleepwalker, Sea Sleeper and more Destinity – Salvation 0:00 Altareth – Moon 9:30 Comet Control – Keep on Spinnin’ 16:45 Sleepwalker – Monument from The Void 25:10 When the Deadbolt Breaks – I Live in The Dirt 33:10 Sea Sleeper – Mountain Carver 46:40
This week on Dread Media, Desmond is frustrated with a double feature of films with a trope he can't stand anymore. Thankfully, Tom is there to help him through it. First, a film censor keeping the public safe from video nasties goes through some stuff in Censor. Then, is a comic book at fault for the vicious murders in Random Acts of Violence? Probably. Songs included: "Nasty" by The Damned, "Stabbing Nightmare" by Video Nasties, "Follow the Blood" by Cannibal Corpse, and "The Void from Which No Sound Escapes" by Rivers of Nihil. Send feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @DevilDinosaurJr and @dreadmedia on Twitter! Join the Facebook group! Support the show at www.patreon.com/dreadmedia. Visit www.desmondreddick.com, www.stayscary.wordpress.com, www.dreadmedia.bandcamp.com, www.kccinephile.com, and www.dejasdomicileofdread.blogspot.com.
James Jensen is an entrepreneur committed to working with leading-edge technology and eager to solve problems surrounding how we interact and engage with each other in physical and virtual worlds. He is the previous creator and co-founder of the world-renowned virtual reality company The VOID. Within the last 25 years, James founded and managed several technology companies in video streaming, social networks, mobile games, and creative services. He has partnered with Disney, Sony Entertainment, FOX, MGM, Intel, Microsoft, SyFy, Dreamworks, and MTV through those ventures. He is now launching a new form of virtual reality, called hyper-reality, in the form of the multi-sensory entertainment company JUMP. JUMP will allow people to come as close to jumping and flying as the real thing, but without all of the risk. Website: http://limitlessflight.com/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@limitlessflight?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/limitlessflight/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_lrbIHXqNB4wJKBGJ5GuPw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jumplimitlessflight
Good morning / afternoon / evening all! I humbly apologize for my lack of talkage during this episode, but my ass was tired after getting three hours of sleep due to work last night, as well as work during the day today. But y'know, shit happens and all that! In this episode, we discuss...! The AudioVerse Awards voting and how much of a straight up TRAVESTY it was that Mission to Zyxx didn't get a nomination (For realsies, what the Juck?!?) The unauthorized claiming of the Girl in Space podcast by some motherfucking TOOLBAG The episodes themselves! I hope everyone out there in the Void of the interwebs is doing well. Until next time. - Dawn and Dana --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shotgunsammy/message
The Void is a vague topic, usually discussed in hushed tones. But with the Dark Heart of Skyrim it comes to the forefront. We connect the dots between The Void, Sithis, and some other unsavory characters to put forth an interesting theory about what might be actually going on. Subscribe for more Elder Scrolls and ESO lore content! Sponsors: Storyblocks.com: Storyblocks.com/robotsradio Patreon - Join the Patreon! Get cool stuff! https://patreon.com/elderscrollslorecast Audiobooks.com - Get 3 FREE audiobooks (2 VIP!) https://www.jdoqocy.com/click-100173810-11099382?sid=eslore Gamefly - Get 2 months of game rentals for the price of 1 at Gamefly. https://www.kqzyfj.com/click-100173810-10495782?sid=eslore Loot Crate - 15% off Loot Crate. Use coupon code: ROBOTSRADIO https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-100173810-13902093?sid=eslore Green Man Gaming - Check out their game sales and help support the show at no extra cost to you! https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-100173810-13764551?sid=eslore NordVPN - Get 68% off! https://www.tkqlhce.com/click-100173810-12814552?sid=eslore Recommended (affiliate links help support the show without costing you anything extra!) The Elder Scrolls Online: https://amzn.to/3hp90v6 The Elder Scrolls Online Lore Books - Volumes I & II: The Land & The Lore (Box Set): https://amzn.to/3j5aQlm The Skyrim Library - Volumes I, II & III (Box Set): https://amzn.to/2EkCsnn The Infernal City: An Elder Scrolls Novel 1: https://amzn.to/3aO7aBx Lord of Souls: An Elder Scrolls Novel 2: https://amzn.to/2EmP9hE Links: Watch on YouTube: Youtube.com/c/r0b0ts Talk TES with us! Discord: discord.gg/JXKfVhM Visit and chat w/ Tom live: twitch.tv/robotsradio Twitter: twitter.com/esolorecast Email: email@example.com Get a cool shirt, hat, or sticker, and support the show. Merch: https://robotsradio.net/store/ www.robotsradio.net Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After Kristen spent 3 months navigating "the void" she's come out the other side experiencing more abundance and beauty in her life than ever before. In this episode she shares how it's necessary to experience the polarity of life and feel the difficult emotions in order to manifest everything you desire. Also when you fully surrender to the void, you move through it much faster. If you are going through a period in your life where you feel lost, confused, sad or lonely, Kristen shares several tips on how to navigate the void and help you come out the other side. Connect with Kristen: Manifestation and Business Course: https://www.pursuitofbliss.com/certification Instagram: @pursuitofbliss_ Register for the Free “How to Manifest Anything” Training here: https://www.pursuitofbliss.com/2ka-webinar Join the Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/manifestingabundancegroup/ Download Your Free Manifestation Checklist here: https://join.pursuitofbliss.net/manifestationguide Apply for BAA here: http://bit.ly/pursuitofblissapply
Bonus episode! In Episode 61 we provide our hot take review of Fractal: Beyond the Void covering the mechanisms, the production, notable moments in play, and our overall feelings of the game. Then we compare Fractal: Beyond the Void to Voidfall (another epic 4x space game on Kickstarter right now) and discuss which one we preferred and which one each of us plans to back on Kickstarter. If you want to hear our full thoughts on Voidfall, you can find our review in episode 60. Sorry for the minor audio quality issues with Chris' audio track. Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 01:14 Fractal: Beyond the Void Description 03:37 Gameplay and Mechanisms 28:39 Production and Theme 36:10 Memorable Moments 42:00 Final Thoughts 44:20 Comparison to Voidfall
Welcome to October! For our first foray into the seedy underbelly of the film world, we're joined by returning guest Cameron Shuman to look at those genre films which are particularly difficult to watch. Those movies which seem to hate their audience, and beg the question: am I supposed to be watching this? With in-depth discussion on Irreversible, Funny Games, The House that Jack Built, Titane, and Mother!, and reference to Angst, Enter the Void, Antichrist, Climax, Dogville, and more. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or follow us on instagram @throughtheboothwindowpodcast @theobveeus and @caitlinstow
Voyager finds out who runs Barter Town when they wind up in "The Void"! We get those major Babylon 5 vibes as Janeway pairs together he two favorite things - diplomacy and bad decision making! Also the Doctor teaches Techno.
Mary Roach is the author of seven nonfiction books, including her latest, Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law. "In these realms of the taboo, there's a tremendous amount of material that is really interesting, but that people have stayed away from. ... I'm kind of a bottom feeder. It's down there on the bottom where people don't want to go. But if that's what it takes to find interesting, new material, I'm fine with it. I don't care. I'm not easily grossed out. I don't feel that there's any reason why we shouldn't look at this. And over time, I started to feel that ... the taboo was preventing people from having conversations that it would be healthy to have." Show notes: @mary_roach maryroach.net Roach on Longform 01:00 Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law (W.W. Norton • 2021) 01:00 Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (W.W. Norton • 2003) 01:00 Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (W.W. Norton • 2008) 01:00 Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (W.W. Norton • 2010) 01:00 Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (W.W. Norton • 2014) 02:00 "Cute Inc." (Wired • Dec 1999) 12:00 Roach's Salon archive 46:00 "Hot Seat" (Discover • Mar 1998) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
You've done a lot of hard work to get here. To work through traumas, let go of old thinking patterns, release things from your body--you the know the drill. After this it can feel like everything is going to be okay. So sometimes you go back on auto pilot.Here's what I would recommend--don't. Do Not go back on auto pilot, or return to slight disconnection from yourself, or tune out. There has been a space created in you now by what you released. Something will come in to fill it. You want to make sure it's something you want. Something that is good for you. That is what I'm talking about today.Contact Me or Consume My Stuff Here:Today the New Podcast Art is here, along with a new podcast ending (all that fun music with a voice over after the episode ends) and a new Instagram Profile Pic! Check it out!Stay Tuned for New Opportunities happening in November--make space NOW in your calendar for something FREE and AWESOME!!!Sign up for my Transforming Your Codependency Text messages! I can be in your texts messages every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I'll be giving advice, loving reminders and information to help you love yourself and heal that codependency NOW. Sign up by texting the word PEACE to 877-338-0875 or visit this web site: https://slkt.io/xlBeI've got 3 (three) 1:1 Coaching Spots open, DM me on instagram or email me below to learn more and get a Curiosity Call! There is no obligation, and it never hurts to learn your options, right?Website: Soulamplified.orgInstagram: @SoulAmplifiede-mail: Vanessa@soulamplified.org
Here comes the heel turn where we use the pod to get you to turn on humanity and embrace our new desiccated overlords. Once again we're joined by Matt Browne of Decoding the Gurus to help fine tune our guru messaging so everyone gets onboard. To destabilize your worldview and make you vulnerable to our plan, we discuss the problem of induction and why your belief about the future isn't actually rational. Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three-Body_Problem_(novel) Decoding the Gurus: https://decoding-the-gurus.captivate.fm/ Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/ Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion group (make sure to answer the questions to join): https://www.facebook.com/groups/985828008244018/ Email us at: email@example.com If you have time, please write us a review on iTunes. It really really helps. Please and thank you! Sibling shows: Serious Inquiries Only: https://seriouspod.com/ Opening Arguments: https://openargs.com/ Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/ Recent appearances: Aaron was on The Rewired Soul talking all things voidy: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-embracing-the-void-with-aaron-rabinowitz/id1566130091?i=1000535921668 Content Preview: Moon and Clone(ial) Capitalism
Jordan Raynor sits down with Os Guinness, author of The Call, to talk about the surprising friendship between Guinness and William Wilberforce, why a rhythm of “engagement and withdrawal” is a key to redeeming our time, and why Christians should be bold to carry “the future key of history” into our places of work.Links Mentioned:Os GuinnessBooks by Os GuinnessOs Guinness on TwitterOs Guinness on FacebookPractical View of ChristianityPenséesCovenant and Conversations And don't forget, if you pre-order a copy of Jordan's new book, Redeeming Your Time, you can enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)!Entering to win is super simple:Step 1: Pre-order Redeeming Your Time on Amazon or one of these other retailers (1 entry per copy, maximum of 3 entries)Step 2: Fill out the form at JordanRaynor.comNO PURCHASE NEC. Restrictions apply. U.S. + D.C. residents only. Visit jordanraynor.com for full rules, prize info, odds, free entry method & other details. Void where prohibited.
Groceries on LTB x Cash App Giveaway #2 Instructions 1. Subscribe to the Let's Talk Bruh YouTube channel 2. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, "yall got me?" and your CashApp handle in the message 3. Friday October 15th at 9am we'll randomly select 5 winners and send each winner $100 via CashApp Additional Information 1. To ensure we receive your entry, please turn off the following YouTube privacy setting: Keep all my subscriptions private 2. If you're already subscribed to us on YouTube, simply send an email to email@example.com with your YouTube username in the message 3. We will be accepting entries until 9am EST on Friday October 15th and winners will be announced and notified by 10am EST "NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Must be 18 years or older and U.S. Resident. Void where prohibited. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, sanctioned, or associated with YouTube or Instagram. Winners announced Friday October 15th by 10am EST. Groceries on LTB x Cash App Giveaway Information - https://bit.ly/GroceriesOnLTB Black Men Talking About Sex (Trailer) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DObssVXubI&t=8s Subscribe to the Let's Talk Bruh YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsa2wXlKMWlpAER8v16zXZw Follow Let's Talk Bruh on Twitter & Instagram Join our Men's Facebook Group here: Let's Talk Bruh Facebook Group
#390 - October horror movie month rolls on with the crowd funded, practical effect dominated The Void. Starring Aaron Poole, Kathleen Munroe, Daniel Fathers, Mik Byskov, Evan Stern, Kenneth Walsh, Art Hindle, and Ellen Wong. We also discuss elementary school handball lingo and list our favorite hospital scenes. Enjoy! Category: Movies HSF Rating Alex-5, Scott-4 Jeff-2 Please follow and contact us at the following locations: Patreon: http://patreon.com/hansshotfirst Facebook: Hans Shot First Twitter: http://twitter.com/hansshot1st Email: firstname.lastname@example.org iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hans-shot-first/id778071182 Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/I5q2th5tzsucvpzgmy3kmzgtd44?t=Hans_Shot_First iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-hans-shot-first-30934202/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ityvhlXhdtoXFJFOO1cvA
This week: Hulu's loss is Peacock's gain as Kelly Campbell jumps ship. Nielsen Ratings Show Notes Hulu President Kelly Campbell Exits for NBCUniversal Role / Kelly Campbell Joins NBCUniversal as President of Peacock Paramount's Brian Robbins: How Will He Remake the Studio? – The Hollywood Reporter Bob Iger's Long Disney Exit Amid Bob Chapek Succession – The Hollywood Reporter Netflix Establishes $5.4 Million Chadwick A. Boseman Scholarship at Howard University Dave Chappelle Lambasted By GLAAD Over 'The Closer' Netflix Special – Deadline ‘Painkiller': Taylor Kitsch, Ana Cruz Kayne, & Tyler Ritter Among New Cast of Netflix Limited Series Regé-Jean Page to Star in Netflix Heist Film From Noah Hawley and The Russo Bros. Mike Flanagan Sets Edgar Allan Poe-Inspired Limited Series ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher' At Netflix ‘That '70s Show' Spinoff ‘That '90s Show' With Kurtwood Smith & Debra Jo Rupp Ordered By Netflix ‘Foundation' Renewed For Season 2 By Apple TV+ Hulu Orders Candy Montgomery True Crime Scripted Series, Jessica Biel to Star as Elisabeth Moss Exits 'Hellraiser': Jamie Clayton Is New Pinhead In Hulu-Spyglass Reboot – Deadline Kathryn Hahn To Headline ‘WandaVision' Spinoff In Works At Disney+ As Part Of Marvel Deal Recommendations No Time To Die Muppets Haunted Mansion Bad Women: The Ripper Retold Ted Lasso Archer Squid Game
0:00:00 - Introduction: Welcome Professor Elder0:05:45 - This Week's Game Night: Tabannusi, Imperial Struggle, Terraforming Mars, Imperial Steam, Furnace, Babylonia, Tichu0:13:21 - This Week's News: Lord of the Rings--Fantasy Flight Games Revised Core Set; Pax Unplugged, World Series of Board Games, World Boardgaming Championships (WBC,) Blood Rage, Ra, 7 Wonders, Cataan, Diplomacy, Cole Wehrle: Arcs - Collapse and Conflict in the Void; MythWind, Expanded Horizons Expansion and Magical Miniatures; Gutenberg. 0:40:42 - Games on the Brain: Tabannusi, Furnace, Glass Road0:50:32 - Review of Castles of Burgundy1:11:20 - Forgotten Classics: Puerto Rico, Through the Desert, Tigris and Euphrates, Tikal, Aman Rae, Alhambra, Reef Encounter, Carcassonne, Princes of Florence, Princes of the Renaissance, 5th Avenue, Power Grid, Taj Mahal, Boomtown, Louis XIV, Wildlife, Pillars of the Earth1:57:09 - Sign off
This week, Roxley Marvels at the Thrown Dice, there's foul flay afoot in KeyForge, the plaque is in the mail, Lucky Duck achieves Tranquility, and who you gonna call? TOP STORIES (1:45) Keyforge collapse possible due to ransomware attack Marvel Dice Throne coming from Roxley and TheOP Pandasaurus not attending Essen Spiel Arcs: Collapse and Conflict in the Void is new game from Cole Wehrle and Leder Games Reiner Knizia title Sumatra coming to West from Asmodee Details emerge on Space Base: Mysteries of Terra Proxima News from Teburu Game System by Xplored Ghostbusters Packs available for Zombicide from CMoN The Diana Jones Award is lost in the mail Tranquility by James Emmerson getting retail distribution from Lucky Duck CROWDFUNDING (12:05) Tiles of the Arabian Nights from Holy Grail Games One Deck Galaxy by Asmadi Games and designer Chris Cieslik The Stuff of Legend by Kevin Wilson and Th3rd World Studios Voidfall from Mindclash Games by Nigel Buckle and Dávid Turczi Keep the Heroes Out designed by Luís Brüeh Light in the Mist by Jack Fallows and Rita Orlov NEW RELEASES (19:45) Land vs Sea by designer and artist Jon-Paul Jacques Kingdomino: Origins by Bruno Cathala and Blue Orange Games Witchstone by Mario Chiacchiera and Reiner Knizia, published by HUCH! Gravwell: Second Edition by Corey Young and Renegade Game Studios Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery from Ben Kepner and Skybound Games Dungeons and Dragons: Ghosts of Saltmarsh Expansion from Wizkids Games Fort: Cats and Dogs Expansion, from Nick Brachmann, Grant Rodiek, and Leder Games CONNECT: Follow our Twitter newsfeed: twitter.com/dicetowernow Dig in with Corey at DiceTowerDish.com. Have a look-see at Barry's wares at BrightBearLaser.com.
Gaby talks with Bernardo Rippe designer of Fractal: Beyond the Void and published by Bored Game Ink, to discuss among other things: the origin of the name of the game, the development process during the pandemic, how the community helped playtest, how the solo came about, raising twins, favorite foods, pineapple on pizza and more, enjoy!! Checkout the Kickstarter here --->Fractal: Beyond the Void Bored Game Ink Instagram—->https://instagram.com/boredgameink?utm_medium=copy_link Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review wherever you listen to podcasts and tell your friends about the Board Game Snobs Podcast. Enjoy! For merch: https://sirmeeple.com/collections/board-game-snobs For questions, comments or general adulation: Send voice memos to email@example.com Also contact at: https://twitter.com/boardgamesnobs https://www.instagram.com/boardgamesnobs
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MIke Silva is joined by Kevin Kernan of Ball Nine to discuss the Mets dismissal of Luis Rojas, what went wrong, and what Steve Cohen should look for in his President of Baseball Operations and field manager. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lunch on LTB x Cash App Giveaway Instructions 1. Subscribe to the Let's Talk Bruh YouTube channel 2. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, "I want lunch on LTB" 3. Friday October 8th at 9am we'll randomly select 5 (five) winners and send each winner $30 via CashApp Additional Information 1. To ensure we receive your entry, please turn off the following YouTube privacy setting: Keep all my subscriptions private 2. If you're already subscribed to us on YouTube, simply send an email to email@example.com with your YouTube username in the message 3. We will be accepting entries until 9am EST on Friday October 8th and winners will be announced and notified by 10am EST "NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Must be 18 years or older and U.S. Resident. Void where prohibited. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, sanctioned, or associated with YouTube or Instagram. Winners announced Friday October 8th by 10am EST. Lunch on LTB x Cash App Giveaway Information - https://bit.ly/LunchOnLTB The State of Black Masculinity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nzkzJ8oFTg&t=527s Subscribe to the Let's Talk Bruh YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsa2wXlKMWlpAER8v16zXZw Follow Let's Talk Bruh on Twitter & Instagram Join our Men's Facebook Group here: Let's Talk Bruh Facebook Group
Tonight we are joined by enthusiastic future Reaper main, PaulMetal! We chat about the Endwalker jobs trailer, raiding, snacks, and even some semi-serious discussion about Paul's health. It's an easy breezy chat with an old friend that we hope you all enjoy! Please follow our guest in all the places! https://twitter.com/PaulMetal1 https://twitter.com/mooglegoround https://www.twitch.tv/mooglegoroundradio Links mentioned in this episode: Another demo of the game, STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN is now available from October 1 to October 11 We'd love your feedback so be sure to reach out on Twitter, on Discord, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you want us to play or chat about! Join us live on Twitch, Fridays 6pm PT/9pm ET Please subscribe to our YouTube! Logo and artwork by https://themerrylark.com/ Opening Music by Husky by the Geek Closing Music by Dutyyaknow
Turns out this whole podcast is just an elaborate interactive game to soften the ground for our philosophical overlords. Now that you've all accepted your inevitable lives in a box of some sort, we can pass the time till they arrive by discussing Maoism and communist environmentalism. Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three-Body_Problem_(novel) Decoding the Gurus: https://decoding-the-gurus.captivate.fm/ Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/ Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion group (make sure to answer the questions to join): https://www.facebook.com/groups/985828008244018/ Email us at: email@example.com If you have time, please write us a review on iTunes. It really really helps. Please and thank you! Sibling shows: Serious Inquiries Only: https://seriouspod.com/ Opening Arguments: https://openargs.com/ Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/ Recent appearances: Aaron was on The Rewired Soul talking all things voidy: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-embracing-the-void-with-aaron-rabinowitz/id1566130091?i=1000535921668 Content Preview: Three Body Problem and Scientific Antirealism Pt2
Jordan Raynor sits down with Matt Perman, Author of What's Best Next, to talk about his rich theology of “Gospel Driven Productivity,” why we shouldn't “let go and let God,” but rather “trust God and get going,” and the important difference between “following your passions” and “following your interests.”Links Mentioned:Matt PermanMatt Perman on LinkedInMatt Perman on TwitterWhat's Best Next BlogWhat's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things DoneDesiring GodAmy WrzesniewskMaking Vocational Choices: A Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work EnvironmentsGod at WorkA Treatise on the Callings and Vocations of MenMade to StickSeven Habits of Highly Effective PeopleBeyond EntrepreneurshipBeyond Entrepreneurship 2.0The Human Side of Enterprise First Things FirstMinistries of MercyFor more books check out Jordan's BookshelfAnd don't forget, if you pre-order a copy of Jordan's new book, Redeeming Your Time, you can enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)!Entering to win is super simple:Step 1: Pre-order Redeeming Your Time on Amazon or one of these other retailers (1 entry per copy, maximum of 3 entries)Step 2: Fill out the form at JordanRaynor.comNO PURCHASE NEC. Restrictions apply. U.S. + D.C. residents only. Visit jordanraynor.com for full rules, prize info, odds, free entry method & other details. Void where prohibited.
“I identify as an Arab Jew,” Hadar Cohen recently wrote in +972 Magazine. “My family has lived in Jerusalem for over 10 generations, and my other ancestral cities include Aleppo in Syria, Baghdad in Iraq, and Shiraz in Iran, along with a small village in Kurdistan.” And yet, the Zionist project has no place for Mizrahi Jews like Cohen. “There is no space for Arabness in Zionism. I need to repress, erase, and hide my Arab lifestyle and assimilate into European notions of Jewishness.”In the first segment of this week's Marc Steiner Show, we bring you the latest installment of our ongoing series “Not in Our Name,” which highlights the diverse voices of Jewish activists, artists, intellectuals, and others who are speaking out against the Israeli occupation. In this installment, Marc talks with Cohen about living as an Arab Jew in Israel's “racial caste system,” and about the crisis ofspirituality underpinning Israel's militarist occupation. Hadar Cohen is a Mizrahi feminist multi-media artist, Jewish mystic, healer, and educator. She is the founder of Feminism All Night, a project that designs communal immersive learning experiences about feminism and spirituality.
About CourtneyCourtney Nash is a researcher focused on system safety and failures in complex sociotechnical systems. An erstwhile cognitive neuroscientist, she has always been fascinated by how people learn, and the ways memory influences how they solve problems. Over the past two decades, she's held a variety of editorial, program management, research, and management roles at Holloway, Fastly, O'Reilly Media, Microsoft, and Amazon. She lives in the mountains where she skis, rides bikes, and herds dogs and kids.Links: Verica: https://www.verica.io Twitter: https://twitter.com/courtneynash Email: firstname.lastname@example.org TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at the Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Jellyfish. So, you're sitting in front of your office chair, bleary eyed, parked in front of a powerpoint and—oh my sweet feathery Jesus its the night before the board meeting, because of course it is! As you slot that crappy screenshot of traffic light colored excel tables into your deck, or sift through endless spreadsheets looking for just the right data set, have you ever wondered, why is it that sales and marketing get all this shiny, awesome analytics and inside tools? Whereas, engineering basically gets left with the dregs. Well, the founders of Jellyfish certainly did. That's why they created the Jellyfish Engineering Management Platform, but don't you dare call it JEMP! Designed to make it simple to analyze your engineering organization, Jellyfish ingests signals from your tech stack. Including JIRA, Git, and collaborative tools. Yes, depressing to think of those things as your tech stack but this is 2021. They use that to create a model that accurately reflects just how the breakdown of engineering work aligns with your wider business objectives. In other words, it translates from code into spreadsheet. When you have to explain what you're doing from an engineering perspective to people whose primary IDE is Microsoft Powerpoint, consider Jellyfish. Thats Jellyfish.co and tell them Corey sent you! Watch for the wince, thats my favorite part.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at VMware. Let's be honest—the past year has been far from easy. Due to, well, everything. It caused us to rush cloud migrations and digital transformation, which of course means long hours refactoring your apps, surprises on your cloud bill, misconfigurations and headache for everyone trying manage disparate and fractured cloud environments. VMware has an answer for this. 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Thanks so much for having me.Corey: So, I'm going to assume that my intro is somewhat accurate, that we've sort of accepted that sites will crash into the sea, the internet will break, and then everyone tears their hair out and complains on Twitter, assuming that's not the thing that fell over this time—Courtney: [laugh].Corey: —but what does an Internet Incident Librarian do?Courtney: Yeah, I'll come back to the first part about how—some people have accepted it and some people haven't, I think is the interesting part. So technically, I think my official real title is, like, research analyst or something really boring, but I have a background in the cognitive sciences and also in technology, and I'm really—have always been fascinated by how these socio-technical systems work. And so as an Internet Incident Librarian, I am doing a number of things to try to better understand—both for myself and, obviously, the company I work for, but for the industry as a whole—what do we really know about how incidents happen, why they happen, when they happen, and what do we do when they happen? And how do we learn from that? So, one of the first things that I'm doing along those lines is actually collecting a database of all of the public write-ups of incidents that happened at companies that are software-related.So, there's already bodies of work of people who collect airline incidents and other kinds of things. And we don't have that [laugh] as an industry, which I think is—I want to solve that problem because I think other industries that have spent some time introspecting about why things fall down, or when things fall down and how they fall down. Take the airline industry for example; planes don't really fall out of the sky very often.Corey: No. When it does, it makes news and everyone's scared about flying, but at the same time, it's yeah, do you have any idea how many people die in car crashes in a given hour?Courtney: Yeah, yeah. And we'll come back to how the media covers things in a minute because that is definitely something I have opinions about. But, I'm not trying to say I want to create the NTSB of the internet; I don't think that's quite the same thing, and I really want something in the spirit of software, and the internet, and open-source that's more collaborative and it's very open to all of us. So, the first step is to just get them in one place. There is no single place where you could go and say, “Oh, where all of the X incident reports? Where all the ones that Microsoft's written, and also Amazon, or Google, or, you know, whoever.”Corey: They have them, but they hide them so thoroughly. It turns out that they don't really put that in big letters on their corporate blog with links to it. And when you look at one incident report, they don't say, “Here, look at our previous incident reports.” They really—Courtney: Yeah.Corey: —should but no one does.Courtney: And I think that's fascinating because there's a precedent. So, there's two precedents, and I just gave you basically one side of the two, which is, the airline industry has done this and it's not like people don't fly, right? So, a lot of internet companies, a lot of software-based companies, seem to be afraid of what their customers, or what the stock market, or what folks will think. Mind you, these are publicly traded [laugh] airline companies. People aren't going to stop using Amazon just because you give more of this information out.And so I think that piece is—I would love to see that stop being the case. Because the flip side of the coin is that this is a rising tide lifts all boats kind of thing, which granted, not all companies agree on, especially really big ones because their boats already mowing all the little ones out of the ocean. But that's another story.Corey: Sure, but also, it's easy to hide an outage. “Our site is down for you can say three days. Great, if a customer didn't try to access the site at all during those three days, was the site really down in the first place?”Courtney: Oh, the tree in the forest of internet outages. Yes, it's true, although I think that companies are—they know that people go complain on social media, right? I think there's more and more of that happening now. It's not like you can hide it as easily as you could have before Twitter or Instagram or—Corey: Right. Whereas a plane falls out of the sky, generally it's one of those things that people notice.Courtney: Yeah. Even if you weren't interested in that flight at all.Corey: Right. When it lands in your garden, you sort of have a comment on this.Courtney: [laugh]. Yeah. Pieces fall out of the sky. That has happened. But I think the other flip side of the coin I already mentioned is the safety of airline industry has increased so significantly over the past, you know, whatever, 30, 40 years because of this concerted effort.And the other piece of it, then, as an industry, as technologists, as people who use software to run their businesses, some of those things are now safety-critical. And this comes back to the whole software is running the world now. Planes now actually could fall out of the sky because of software, not just because of hardware failures. And nuclear power plants are [laugh] run by software, and your electronic grid, and your health care systems, heart rate monitors, insulin pumps. There are a lot of really critical things, and now our phone services and our internet stuff is so entwined in our lives, that people can't be on their Zoom calls, people can't run their businesses. So, this stuff has a massive impact on people's lives. It's no longer just pictures of cats on the internet, which admittedly, we've really honed the machine for that.Corey: No, but now when software goes down, the biggest arguments people make, the stories people tell is, “Oh, well, it meant that the company lost this much money during that timeframe.” And great, maybe. We can argue about is that really true or is it not? It depends entirely on the company's business model, but I don't like to tend to accept those things at face value. But yeah, that's the small-scale thing, especially when you start getting to these massive platform providers. There are a lot of second and third-order effects that are a lot more interesting slash important to people's lives, than, well, we couldn't show ads to people for an hour and a half.Courtney: Right. Yes. Absolutely. So, T-Mobile had this outage, what is it, how is time—time is still not working very well, for me. I'm trying to remember if it was earlier this year, or if it was in—it was last year. I think it was 2020. And you're like, T-Mobile, oh okay, whatever. You know, like, cell phones, yadda, yadda. 911 stopped working. [laugh].And it was a fascinating outage because these are now actually regulated industries that are heavily software-backed. There was a government investigation into that the same way we have NTSB investigations into airline accidents, and they looked at all of those, kind of, second or third-order effects of people who—you know, a grandma who was stranded on the road, people who couldn't call 911, those kinds of things that are really significant impacts on people's lives. And the second-order effect is, oh, yeah, AWS goes down—like you said—and Amazon or people like to say, Jeff Bezos—I guess, now, are they going to complain about how much money Andy loses? I guess so—but [laugh] what lives on AWS, that's crazy to think about, right?Corey: Yeah, the more I learn the answer to that question, the more disturbed I become.Courtney: Well, you'd probably know a better answer to that question [laugh] than a lot of people.Corey: They have the big companies they can talk about. What's really interesting is the companies that they don't and can't. An easy example: financial services is an industry that is notorious for never granting logo rights. Like, at some point, they'll begrudgingly admit, “Yes, our multinational bank does use computers.” But it's always like pulling teeth, and I get it on some level; the entire philosophy of a lot of these companies is risk-mitigation, rather than growth and advancing the current awareness of knowledge. But it does become a problem.Courtney: Yeah. It's interesting, I need more data, which we'll get to—help me, people—but I am able to start seeing some of those interesting graphs of, kind of these cascading effects of these kinds of outages. And so I strongly believe that we need to talk about them more, that more companies need to write them up, and publish them, and be a lot more transparent about it. And I think there's a number of companies that are showing the way there that—and it has to do with your first question which is, we've all sort of accepted this, right? But I disagree with that.I think those of us who are super close to these kinds of complex, dynamic distributed systems totally know that they're going to fail, and that's not shocking, nor the case of incompetence. We are building systems that are so big and so complex, no one person, no 10X engineer out there could possibly model or hold the whole thing in their head. Especially because it's not even just your systems… we were just talking about, right? Your stuff's on GitHub; it's on AWS; there's, like, three other upstream providers; there's this API from over there. These systems are too intricate, too complex; they're going to fail.Corey: So, we're back to why all these things failed simultaneously and it comes out it's a Northern woods, middle of nowhere backhoe incident. That's right, if we look at the natural food chain of things, fiber optic cable has a natural predator in the form of a backhoe. To the point where if I'm ever lost in the woods, I will drop a length of fiber, kick some dirt over it, wait a few minutes; a backhoe will be along to sever it. Then I can follow the backhoe back to civilization. They don't teach that one and the boy scout manual, but they really should.Courtney: Yeah. Oh, my gosh. There was a beaver outage in Canada, which is the—[laugh] God, that's the most Canadian thing ever.Corey: Can you come up with a more Canadian—Courtney: No.Corey: —story than that? I would posit you could not, but give it a shot.Courtney: No, probably not. Anyhoo. So, I think, like I was saying, those of us close to it accept that, understand it, and are trying to now think about, okay, well, how do we change our approach and our philosophy about this, knowing that things will fall down? But I think if you look at a lot of the rest of the world, people are still like, “What are those idiots doing over there? Why did their site fall down?”Corey: Oh, my God—Courtney: Right?Corey: —the general population is the worst on stuff like this. The absolute worst.Courtney: The media is the worst. [laugh].Corey: It's, “How did they wind up to going down?” “Yeah, because this stuff is complicated.” Back when I was getting started in tech, I thought the whole thing worked on magic, so I started figuring out different pieces of it worked. And now I'm convinced; it runs on magic. The most amazing thing is this all works together. Because—Courtney: Yeah.Corey: —spit and duct tape and baling wire holding this stuff together would be an upgrade from a lot of the stuff that currently exists in the real world. And it's amazing.Courtney: I know the secret, Corey. You know what holds it all together?Corey: Hit me with it. Hope? Tears?Courtney: People.Corey: Mmm.Courtney: Technology is Soylent Green, Corey. It's Soylent Green. It's made of people.Corey: And that's the thing that always bugs me on Twitter. The whole HugOps movement has it right. When you see a big provider taking an outage, all their competitors are immediately there with, “Man, hope things get back together soon. Best of luck. Let us know if we can help.” And that's super reassuring because today is their outage; tomorrow it's yours.Courtney: Yep.Corey: And once in a blue moon, you see someone who's relatively new to the industry starting trying to market their stuff based on someone else's outage, and they basically get their butts fed to them, just because it's this—it's not what you do, and it's not how we operate. And it's one of the few moments where I look at this and realize that maybe people's inherent nature isn't all terrible.Courtney: [laugh]. Oh. Oh, I would hope that would be something that comes out of all of this.Corey: Yeah.Courtney: No one goes to work at their day job doing what we do, to suck. [laugh]. Right? To do a bad job.Corey: Right. Unless you're in Facebook's ethics department, I completely agree with you.Courtney: Okay. Yes. All right. There are a few caveats to that, probably. But you know, we all want to show up and do good stuff. So, nobody's going in trying to take the site down, barring bad actor stuff that's not relevant.Corey: When Azure takes an outage, AWS is not sitting there going, “Ah, we're going to win more cloud deals because of this,” because they're smarter than that. It's, no, people are going to look at this and say, “Ah, see. Told you the cloud was dangerous.” It sets the entire industry back.Courtney: Yeah. That's why we need to talk about it more, and we need to just normalize that these things happen and that we can all level up as an industry if we get a lot smarter about how we, A) think about that, and B) how we react to them. And we will develop much more useful models of our safety boundaries, right? That's really it. You don't know—no one at any of these companies hardly knows if you're five steps from the cliff, five feet, driving a Ferrari 90 miles an hour towards the edge of it.Like, we don't know, it's amazing to me just how much in the dark we are as an industry and how much of the world we're running. So, I think this is one tiny, first little step in what could be sort of a sea change about how all of this works. So, that's a big part of why I'm doing what I'm doing.Corey: Well, let's talk about something else you're doing. So, tell me a little bit about VOID?Courtney: Yeah. So, that's the first iteration of this. So, it's the [Verica Open Incident Database 00:14:10]. I feel like I have to say this almost every time John Allspaw would like me to say that it's the Verica Open Incident Report Database, but VOID is way cooler than—Corey: VOIRD?Courtney: VOIRD.Corey: Yeah, that sounds like you're trying to make fun of someone ineffectively.Courtney: Yeah. And there's a reason why he's not in marketing. But what this is is a collection of all of the publicly available incident reports in one place, easily searchable. You can search by company, you can search by technology, you can filter things by the types of, sort of, kinds of failure modes that we're seeing. And it's, I hope, valuable to a wide swath of folks, both technologists and otherwise: researchers, media and press types, analysts, and whatnot.And my biggest desire is that people will look at it, realize how incomplete it is, and then help me fill it. [laugh]. Help me fill the VOID, people. I think I have right now, at the time we're talking, about 1700, maybe 1800 of these. And they run the gamut. And I know some people who like to quibble about language—and I am one of those people having been an editor in various flavors of my life—not all of these are what a lot of people directly related to these, sort of, incident management and whatnot would call ‘incident reports.'I wanted to collect a corpus that reflects all of the public information about software-related incidents. So, it's anything from tweets—either from a company or just from people—to a status page, to a media article, a news article, an online article, to a full-blown deep-dive retrospective or post-mortem from a company that really does go into detail. It's the whole gamut. It's all of those things. I have no opinionated take on that.I want that all to be available to people. And we've collected some metadata on all of the incidents as well. So, we're collecting the obvious things like when did it happen? What date was it, if we can figure it out, or if it's explicit—how long was it? And those kinds of things and then we collect some metadata, like I said. We add some tags: was this a complete production outage, was it a partial outage? Those kinds of things.And this is all directly just taken from the language of the report. And we're not trying—like I said—we're trying not to have any sort of really subjective takes on any of that, but a bit of metadata that helps people spelunk some of this stuff. So, if it is the kind of report—these are usually from a status page, or a company post about it—what kinds of things were involved in this outage? So, sometimes you'll get lucky and the company will tell you, “It was DNS,” because, you know, it's always DNS.Corey: On some level, it always is. That's why—Courtney: It always is.Corey: —DNS is my database. It's a database problem.Courtney: It's a database problem. And sometimes you get even more detail. And so we will put as much of that that's in the report into a set of metadata about these things. So, I think there's some fascinating, really easy things that I've already seen from some of these data, and we kind of hit on one of these, which is the way that companies themselves talk about these outages versus the way that press and media and other types of organizations talk about these things. So, I think there's a whole bunch of really fascinating analysis that's going to be available to nerdy research-minded type folks like myself.I think it's a place, though, where technologists can also go and spelunk things that they're interested in, looking for patterns, anything that's really—there's an opportunity for experts in the field to add insights to what we can discern from these public incident reports. They are, like, two orders abstracted from what happened internally, but I think there's still a lot that we can learn from those. So, the first iteration of the VOID will allow people to get a first look at some of the data and to help me, hopefully, add to it, grow that corpus over time, and we'll see where that goes.This episode is sponsored by our friends at Oracle Cloud. Counting the pennies, but still dreaming of deploying apps instead of "Hello, World" demos? Allow me to introduce you to Oracle's Always Free tier. It provides over 20 free services and infrastructure, networking databases, observability, management, and security.And - let me be clear here - it's actually free. There's no surprise billing until you intentionally and proactively upgrade your account. 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Because companies list these on their websites, they put them in blog posts, and it's always very begrudging; they don't link them from any other place, you have to know the magic incantation to find the buried link on their site. Having something that is easily searchable for outages is really something that's kind of valuable.Courtney: Yeah. And I mean, some of them are like—I'm looking at you, Microsoft—I like you for a lot of reasons, but hey, I have to scroll your status page. I can't link directly to their write-ups, and—this is Azure—and it [laugh] please stop. Make it easier. [laugh]. You're driving me crazy; I don't even have a data model to figure out how to make this work for people, other than, like, taking screenshots of them.So yeah, so there's shades of grey and black in how much they'll share, or how easy it is to find these things. So, it'll be interesting to see if there's any less-than-positive [laugh] reactions to all of this being available in one place. I'm anticipating at least a little bit of that.There is one other type of metadata that we collect for the VOID. And that is the type of analysis that is conducted if it is clear what that type of analysis is. And there, some companies explicitly say, or call it an RCA, “We did a Root Cause Analysis.” There's a few other types; some people talk about having a Contributing Factors Analysis. Most people don't consider a formal analysis type, but I am trying to collect and categorize these because I do think there are some fascinating implications buried therein, and I would like to see if I can keep track of whether or not those change over time. And yes, you've hit on one of my favorite hot-take soapbox things, which is root cause.Corey: Please, take it away.Courtney: Yeah. Well, and anyone who's close to these systems and has watched these things fall down has the inherent sense that there is no root cause. Like—[laugh]—let's—great. One of my favorite ones: human error. We don't have enough hours for this, Corey. I'm sorry. That's one of my favorite other ones. But let's say somebody fat-fingers a config change. Which happens—Corey: That was fundamentally the S3 service disruption back in—Courtney: Yes.Corey: —2017 that took down S3 for hours on end.Courtney: And took down so many other people that relied on S3.Corey: Everything was tied to that. And that's an interesting question; when something like that hits, does that mean that everything it takes down get its own entry in VOID?Courtney: I hope so. If everybody writes them up, then yes. [laugh]. So, if S3 goes down, and you go down, and you write it up, and you put it in the VOID, then we can see those things, which would be so cool. But let's go back to the fat-fingered config file—which if you haven't ever done, you're lying, first of all—Corey: Or you haven't been allowed to touch anything large and breakable yet, which, either way, you're lying on some level. So, please—Courtney: Yeah. I mean, I took down [Halloway's 00:20:53] homepage when it was on Hacker News because of YAML. So, anywho. Even if you fat-finger a config change, that's not the root cause because you have this system wherein a fat-fingered configure change can take down S3. That is a very big, complex, and I might add, socio-technical system.There are decisions that were made long ago about why it was structured that way, or why this happens that way, or what kinds of checks and balances you have. It's just, get over it people. There is no root cause. These are complex, highly dynamic systems that when they fail, they fail in unpredictable and weird ways because we've built them that way. They're complex because you're successful at pushing the envelope and your safety boundaries.So, if we could get past the root cause thing as an industry, I mean, I could probably just retire happy, honestly. [laugh]. I'm a simple woman; could we just get one thing, people? [laugh]. First of all, then it gives non-technologists, people outside of our bubble, the media, you can't hang it on these things anymore. We all have to then grapple with the complexity, which admittedly humans, not big fans of, but—Corey: People want simple stories, simple narratives. When people say, “Oh, remember the S3 outage?” They don't want to sit there and have to recount 50,000 different details. They want to say, “Oh, yeah. It took down a few big sites like Instagram, United Airlines, and it was a real mess.” The end. They want something that fits in a tweet, not something that fits in a thesis.Courtney: Well, and if you have a single root cause, then you can fix the root cause and it will never happen again. Right?Corey: That's the theory. If we're just a little bit more careful, we're never going to have outages anymore.Courtney: Yeah, if we could just train those humans to not try to make the best possible high-quality decision they could possibly make in that situation given the information they have at the time, then we'll do better. But I mean, that's why your system stay up most of the time, if you think about it. It's shocking how well these things actually work the vast majority of the time. And that's what we could learn from this, too. We could, you know—oh if we would write near-misses up, please.I mean, if I could have one more wish, I think one of the coolest things the airline industry and the government side of that did was start writing up near-misses. It's, wow, what do we learn from when we're successful, versus trying to, like, spelunk and nitpick the failures.Corey: Most of us aren't so good at the whole introspection part. We need failures, we need painful outages to really force us to make difficult, introspective, soul-searching decisions and learn from them.Courtney: Yeah. And I don't disagree with that. I just wish one of the things we would learn is that we should study our successes, too. There's more to be mined from our successes, if we can figure out how to do that, then there is from our failures. So, I have a metadata category in the VOID called ‘near-miss.'And oh man, I really wish people would write those up more. I mean, I think there's, like, five things in there that I've found so far. Because the humans hold these systems together. We make these things work the vast majority of the time. That's why there is no root cause, and even when we're involved in these things, we're also involved in preventing them, or solving them, or remediating them. So, yeah, there's no root cause. Humans aren't the problem. Those are my big hot button ones.Corey: I really wish more places would embrace that. Even Amazon uses the ‘root cause' terminology internally, and I'm not going to sit here and tell them how to run large things at scale; that's what I pay them to figure out for me. But I can't shake the feeling that by using that somewhat reductive terminology that they're glossing over an awful lot of things the rest of us could really benefit from.Courtney: Well, so the question then—one of the other things that I look at is, personally when I read and analyze these incident reports, these public ones a lot, I always ask myself, “Who's the audience for this?” And there are different audiences for different types of incident reports and different things. The vast majority of them are for customers, partners, investors.Corey: The stock market. Yes. Yes.Courtney: They're not actually for the organization. There's usually an internal one that we don't get to see—maybe—that's for the organization. But a lot of places feel that if you have a process, and a template, and a checklist, and a list of action items at the end, then you've done the right thing. You've had your incident, you've talked about it, you've got your action items. Move on.Corey: Right, and it always seems with companies, that as you get further into the company, the more honest and transparent the actual analysis is. Like, at some point, you wind up with the, like, they're very public and very cagey, and under NDA, they open up a little bit more, and a little bit more, and finally, when you work there, their executive team, it turns out, the actual thing was, “Well, Dewey was carrying arm full of boxes in the data center, tripped, went cascading face-first into the EPO cutoff switch that cut power to the entire facility.” The cagier they get, the—I guess, not to be unkind here—but the more ridiculous whatever the actual answer is. It's one of those things where, “Really? Someone tripped and hit a button. You didn't have a plan for that?” “Well, not really. We sort of assumed that people would”—Courtney: Why would you have a plan for that, right?Corey: Right.Courtney: I mean like—[laugh].Corey: Why would you have a plan for that, the first time?Courtney: Yeah. I mean, so imagine this exercise: sitting down in a room with a bunch of people and going, “What are all the things that could go wrong?” I mean, [laugh] ain't nobody got time for that? That's not how it works. You all have other jobs to do, too, and systems to build, and pressures, and customers, and partners, and features to build, so admit and acknowledge that you just won't know all of the antecedents and how do you respond when things happen?Which is a whole other, you know—I know you told me you recorded an episode with Dr. Christina Maslach on burnout, which I'm so happy you did, and there's a whole ‘nother piece of incidents and incident response, and burning people out, and blaming people, and all that stuff that's a whole ‘nother pod—it sounds like you might—you know, probably not incidents with her. But still, these things take a toll on people. And people who, like I said, show up every day really hoping to do their best job, and go up a ladder, and get a promotion, and whatever. So, I think not just treating those things as checklists has broader implications as well, just for the wellbeing of your organization.Corey: On some level, the biggest problem that I think we've run into is that, as you said, it all comes down to people. Unfortunately, legally, we can't patch those. Yet.Courtney: No, [laugh]. No, no. Not most kinds of patches, no. And that's messy. And I know some people are like, “Everyone should learn to code.” And I'm like, “Actually, everyone should get a liberal arts degree.” Come on, help me out people. Because there's so much of these socio-technical systems where the socio part of it is more relevant than the actual technical part.Corey: I believe you're right, for better or worse; there's no way around it. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me. If people want to learn more about what you're up to, where can they find you? And we will, of course, throw a link to VOID in the [show notes 00:28:06].Courtney: Yeah, I also like to talk on Twitter, like you do. I'm not as good at it as you are, but I try. So yeah, I'm @courtneynash on Twitter. And at Verica, you can find me at Verica as well, email@example.com. And those are the best ways to find me, I would say. And yeah, please people, write up your incidents, send them to the VOID and let's all learn and get better together, please.Corey: Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today. I really do appreciate it.Courtney: Thank you for having me on. I know—do people say this: I'm like, “Yeah, big fan,” but I am. I'm a [laugh] big fan [laugh] of the podcast.Corey: Oh, dear Lord, find better things to listen to. My God.Courtney: [laugh]. But it's been a treat. Thank you.Corey: Courtney Nash, Internet Incident Librarian at Verica. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. 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Every episode of Esoterica Cinema features a comedy sketch in the form of a fake commercial or sketchy-sketch at the end of the episode. We're posting them separately in case you'd like to hear it again or for the first time!***Episode 4 of Season 2 features this sketch, "Jody White for Sheriff" inspired by The Void. In case you didn't listen to the episode, or if you'd just like to listen to the sketch on its own again, check it out!***Written, Produced, and Performed by Ryan Seybold***Follow us on Twitter @Esoterica CinemaCheck us out on Instagram EsotericaCinema#filmcomedy #moviecomedy #satire #fakecommercial #sketchcomedy #thevoid #stevenkostanski #jeremygillespie #sketch #audiosketch #esotericacinema #weknowweareidiots
Author, historical researcher, and alternative Egyptologist Scott Creighton. Topics include the symbolic positions of the pyramid and their link to Osiris, the Pharaoh Khufu, cataclysmic events in ancient times, pole shifts, post-ice age flooding, Project Osiris, huge missing chunks of ancient Egyptian history, hieratic script vs. hieroglyphics, Hans Goedicke, Ahmed Saeed, the possible forgeries of Colonel Vyse in the 1830's, John Shae Perring, J.R. Hill, discrepancies between Vyse's published works and his field notes, the British Museum, anomalies in the Great Pyramid, John Gardner Wilkinson, the true purpose of the pyramids, ancient Egyptian religion and the reason for mummification, missing bodies of pharaohs, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, ritual of Osiris, George Andrew Reisner, empty royal sarcophagi, Egyptian oral tradition, possible uses of statues in the pyramids, Giza power plant theory, Houdin's theory of a spiral ramp to build the pyramids, the "Dendera lightbulb", possible ancient Egyptian balloon technology, apparent Dakota fire pits in ancient Egypt, Montgolfier brothers, evidence the pyramids were under water for an extended time, Sherif El Morsi, grain storage in the Great Pyramid, evidence of an ancient explosion inside the Pyramid and its possible cause, Graham Hancock, Herodotus, Dominique Goerlitz and Stephan Erdmann, problems of carbon dating, Walter Cruttenden's theory of Earth's Sun being in a binary star relationship, celestial procession, the predictive purpose of the Great Pyramid, Earth's rotation changed by a cosmic body, lost history, and much more.
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Blake Hornsby stops by the podcast to discuss his unique blend of music, his varied influences, and his present and upcoming projects. Click here for easy streaming or download - https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/3sjffr/Ep_133_BLake_Hornsby_pt_167ybn.mp3 Click to listen on Apple/iTunes Stitcher Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Pandora Listen and follow Blake Hornsby at these places https://blakehornsby.bandcamp.com/album/dogwood-dance https://www.facebook.com/faroutgroovybro https://www.instagram.com/hornsbyba Find Unaka Prong here- Website: www.unakaprong.com IG: www.instagram.com/unakaprong FB: www.facebook.com/unakaprong Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0EQGphxo7rc5OwVa9jW9jM Bandcamp: www.unakaprong.bandcamp.com YouTube: https://youtu.be/frI83XKAB08 Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/ All music used by permission Blake Hornsby is a psychedelic folk musician born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, currently based out of Boone, North Carolina. Hornsby's work is influenced by psychedelia, folk, eastern music, American primitivism, avant-garde, and sound healing. He recorded his first original music in the summer of 2015 on his laptop. This demo incorporated acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, synthesizers, vocals, and samples. In Autumn of 2016, Hornsby released his first album Solipsism & the Nectar of the Gods. This album included reworked versions of songs from his demo as well as new material. In 2018, Hornsby released Legend of the Unconscious Enigma as a follow up to his previous album. In contrast to his debut, he transitioned to a more organic sound without the use of synthesizers and electric guitar. He began experimenting with acoustic guitar in open tunings as well as more complex overdubs. In the Spring of 2019, Hornsby went on a solo trip to northern India. He purchased a guitar in Delhi and began writing new material in the Himalayas. When he returned to the United States, he perfected these songs and composed the remainder of the material on what would become Teetering on the Edge of the Void. Teetering On the Edge of the Void was Hornsby's first professional album. It was recorded in late 2019 to analog tape in a studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The result was a psychedelic world folk album tinged with heavy Indian influence and orchestrated segments. Released in June, 2020, this acclaimed album was his most ambitious to date. It became the final album in his conceptual trilogy and was self released on vinyl. Less than a year later, Hornsby released his first professional instrumental album. Dogwood Dance was recorded in Asheville, NC and exemplifies his advanced guitar style that has been compared to artists akin to John Fahey. The Australian record label Ramble Records funded its release on vinyl. Both of his most recent albums have gained attention worldwide and have been positively reviewed on blogs, as well as airplay. Meeting in Boone, North Carolina, Unaka Prong borrows their name from a mountain range in western North Carolina. With their fourth and newest release, Kudzu, Unaka Prong continues to produce their unique blend of instrumental jazz fusion and alternative rock. Now based in Durham, NC, they've played across the southeast over the last few years, supporting bands like TAUK, Moon Taxi, and Dumpstaphunk.
Naomi Harris is a Canadian photographer and artist who seeks out interesting cultural trends to document through her subjects. Personal projects include Haddon Hall in which she photographed the last remaining elderly residents of a hotel in South Beach, Miami, Florida. For this work she received the 2001 International Prize for Young Photojournalism from Agfa/Das Bildforum, an honorable mention for the Yann Geffroy Award, and was a W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography finalist. Twenty years later the work is about to be jointly published in a book, also entitled Haddon Hall, by MAS and Void.For her next project America Swings, Naomi documented the phenomenon of swinging over the course of 5 years (from 2003 to 2008) all over the United States, attending thirty eight swingers parties in the process. This project was realized in her first monograph released by Taschen in 2008 as a limited collectors edition. A trade edition was released in 2010. Artist Richard Prince interviewed Naomi for the book, which was edited by Dian Hanson.Naomi then completed EUSA, a reaction to the homogenization of European and American cultures through globalization for which she visited and photographed American-themed amusement parks in Europe and European themed towns in America. The project was shortlisted for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award in 2016 and ultimately published as a book by Kehrer Books in 2018.Other accolades include being awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography in 2013, a Long-Term Career Advancement Grant from the Canada Council in 2012 and participating in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 2004.For her most recent project, I Voyager, Naomi embarked on a 70-day canoe trip along the fur trader's route in Ontario, Canada, accompanied by a guide and dressed in 19th century period costume inspired by the British painter Frances Anne Hopkins (1838 – 1919). The project includes self-portraiture and landscape photography and forms part of a much wider investigation into feminism, exploring the concepts of power, identity and sexuality.Naomi currently divides her time between Toronto and the USA where she is studying for an MFA in Studio Art at the graduate school of the University of Buffalo in New York state.On episode 162, Naomi discusses, among other things:Thoughts on social mediaDoing an MFA in Studio Arts and taking her practice in a new directionFacing the double whammy of gender disparity and ageismHaving a cloud over her head like Charlie BrownHer latest project, I Voyager.New book Haddon HallAmerica SwingsEUSA and the thorny topic of cultural appropriationExploring the theme of deathWebsite | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook“My timing is always off. I'm always one day and a dollar short.”
Come on my rag tag crew! According to this old map I found, our journey down the rabbit hole of racist conspiracism is about to bring us to the place where it all started. Disney! I mean, Atlantis! An ancient civilization that seems super cool as long you don't think at all about who else thinks it's super cool and why. We discuss why Atlantis fits so well into a regressive conservative philosophy, especially if that philosophy crops up in the early to mid 1900s. Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantis:_The_Lost_Empire Details on Cayce's readings regarding Hitler: https://cassiopaea.org/forum/threads/edgar-cayce-and-adolf-hitler.3812/ Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/ Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion group (make sure to answer the questions to join): https://www.facebook.com/groups/985828008244018/ Email us at: email@example.com If you have time, please write us a review on iTunes. It really really helps. Please and thank you! Sibling shows: Serious Inquiries Only: https://seriouspod.com/ Opening Arguments: https://openargs.com/ Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/ Recent appearances: Got some things coming soon but go tell some folks they should have us on their shows! Content Preview: Three Body Problem and Communist Environmentalism pt.1
Jordan Raynor sits down with John Mark Comer, Author of Live No Lies, to talk about why he is passing the baton of leadership at his church after 18 years, the difference between thinking about Scripture and THINKING scripture, and how and why to read the gospels as biographies of the life of Christ.Links Mentioned:John Mark ComerLive No LiesThe Ruthless Elimination of HurryBridgetown ChurchCal NewportHow to Be a High School SuperstarPowell's BooksShalom Y'allMalcolm GladwellAdam GrantThe Road Less TraveledTalking Back: A Monastic Handbook for Combating DemonsThe OverstoryA Testament of DevotionLetters by a Modern MysticAndy CrouchRedeeming Your TimeAnd don't forget, if you pre-order a copy of Jordan's new book, Redeeming Your Time, you can enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)!Entering to win is super simple:Step 1: Pre-order Redeeming Your Time on Amazon or one of these other retailers (1 entry per copy, maximum of 3 entries)Step 2: Fill out the form at JordanRaynor.comNO PURCHASE NEC. Restrictions apply. U.S. + D.C. residents only. Visit jordanraynor.com for full rules, prize info, odds, free entry method & other details. Void where prohibited.
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