RIP isolatr

A few years back I stumbled upon a new social media website called isolatr. It was fun and new and fresh. Alas — as I mentioned on this week’s SynCast — some fitness company swiped the URL, according to SeanBonner, the guy who created it.

Fortunately, I found some screencaps recently. I’m posting them here so you can get a taste of what it was like. Thanks, Sean, for the memories. Please set up a mirror! (Danger: Bad words!)

Didactic SynCast #71: Brazilian Drug Dealers Are More Ethical Than US Corporations

This week I explain how drug dealers in Brazil act in a more ethical way than do corporations in the US. Plus Starhawk and Hopsin — the most unlikely pairing in the history of sound! Enjoy.

DS #71: Brazilian Drug Dealers Are More Ethical Than US Corporations

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Ill Mind of Hopsin #5 (DANGER: Bad words and misogyny.)

I’m DONE! (Again)

Six years ago (almost exactly to the day) I finished the first draft of my novel. Well, after more than half a decade of sitting on it and revising, today I finished typing in the second draft.

Hooray!

Now I can celebrate by goofing off and playing video games. No, wait. I have to take out the trash and wash the dishes, then record a podcast for three hours.

Tomorrow I’ll goof off all day. Then on Wednesday I can go into the classroom and make a plan for getting back to work.

Eventually: Publishing!

Today I’m listening to: Thievery Corporation!

Didactic SynCast #70: We Got Stats!

I have finally achieved basic audience data. Behold my awesome power of numerical analysis!

DS #70: We Got Stats!

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Paul Ryan’s Family Wuvs Big Government

From an interesting piece in Salon:

At the turn of the century, Ryan Inc. turned to road building. A subsidiary family corporation, Ryan Incorporated Southern, states on its Web site, “The Ryan workload from 1910 until the rural interstate Highway System was completed 60 years later [and] was mostly Highway construction.” The $119 billion spent by the federal government on the Interstate Highway System was, by one account, “the largest public works program since the Pyramids.”