Reshuffling Episode Schedule

I’ve made a few adjustments to the episode schedule that you may or may not care about. I didn’t get around to re-recording the last episode and I don’t really feel like recording today, so I decided that I’ll post it next week.

Since I moved that one a week later, I took the opportunity to rethink my schedule for the rest of the year. You’ll find the revised dates in the table below. Keep in mind that the dates are more or less guides about the posting dates and they may change in the future. If they are changed, you’ll see them reflected below, at least until the end of the year.

The good news is that I will be posting the less-than-perfect episode I recorded last week for people who want to hear it. It’s not totally ready at the moment, but it will be, hopefully over the weekend, and a bonus unreleased episode as well.

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Seriously.

A Few Podcast-related Updates

Hello folks! I hope everybody is doing well. I know I don’t show my face here very often anymore. Don’t worry, I’ve been a bit reclusive in my personal life as well. I guess it’s just because I’m trying to work as much as possible before I head off to Texas.

“Official” Name Changed

I’ve changed the name from The Idiologic Podcast to Complicated Noise on Apple Podcasts. If you’re already subscribed, you should see that TIP is gone and replaced by Complicated Noise. It’s full steam ahead.

Podcast Feed Changes

I am posting this to let you know that I’ve made a few changes to the podcast feed. I’ve changed the name officially to Complicated Noise and moved all the files and feed to the new website. I’m working on getting the guide together now.

Podcast Files Moved

I’ve moved all the files to the new website, so you should see each file being downloaded from the new website. The episode covers and audio files are all on the new server, but if you go through the posts on this weblog, they’ll still point to the files on this website.

The Episode Guide

I’m going to have to retire the old version since I hard coded a lot of the file locations in the guide. Unfortunately, I don’t want to go back and read through all the code. I’ve also been working on a new one. Take a gander here but keep in mind that I’m still working on it:

Yeah, I’ve reused code but I’ve added a lot to the functionality. The little RECAPTCHA logo in the lower right will only appear on forms.

It’s coming. I say by the end of the year. Of course, I want to get it done before I head off to Texas. I need to get the feed creation down before then. (Right now, I’m depending on Feeder 3 which I like, but want it all to be automated.)

In Conclusion…

I have a lot to work on still but I don’t want to be making changes to the old software right now because my “free time” is a bit limited. It’ll come at some point! Just thought that I’d update you guys.

The Mastodon in the Room

As if I didn’t have enough social media accounts, I’ve added another one. This time, it’s Mastodon. Basically, Mastodon is an open source social network. It’s similar to Instagram, Twitter, and etc but unlike those services, it is decentralised.

If you use Mastodon, or if you’re curious about what it is, my profile is here.

@complicatednoise@mastodon.social

Possibly see you around there?

Days and Days of Delays

Ooops! Sorry for that last blog post (which has been deleted now). I had planned to tell you about Complicated Noise a long time ago, but kept moving the publish date when I knew that things weren’t running on schedule. They still aren’t, actually.

A few things have been happening that are causing a lot of delays and July is already promising to be a very challenging month. I’ll talk more about that in the next Complicated Noise episode. I’m trying my best to keep up with everything and to keep my head together. Please be patient with me in the meantime.

I’ll be back with you guys soon. I’m trying so hard to get the new podcast website working. See you a bit later!

Update: Episode #34: Consoling Console will be here on Wednesday morning.

Complicated Serving

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Just a heads up that you might start seeing files being served from ComplicatedNoise.com soon. I’m in the process of moving all the audio, video, images, and database junk there. I’m still working on the core site, so the web app isn’t available just yet.

If anything gives you any trouble in the next month or two, just let me know.

Fishing for Feedback

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Do you listen to my podcast? Would you mind answering a few little questions about it? You don’t even have to provide your personal information if you don’t want to. (Well, you can if you want to or want me to create an account for you.)

I’m mostly looking for new ideas and improving on what I’m already doing.

As I’ve always said, I’m not looking to make podcasting my career or anything like that. I am, however, interested in developing the underlying software so that perhaps I can sell a service at some point (to other podcasters, audio providers, etc). I just want to be entertaining enough in the meantime too!

So, if you would be so kind, could you fill out the few questions, and optionally, if you’re interested, I can set you up with an account to help do a little testing?

Nevermind – I changed my mind 😉

Thanks heaps! (And no, I don’t know the muscly Indian guy with the fish. I swear to you that I was looking for pictures of the fishing nets in Kerala but yeah, this caught my attention.)

Happy Pride 2019

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It’s June and you know what that means, right? It’s Pride Month! Usually, I’d dedicate a podcast episode to let you know of my coming out story but it’s already been said, so instead of re-recording that again, I’ll make a post here.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The riots inspired the formation of many gay rights organisations such as GLAAD, PFLAG, and the Human Rights Campaign. As we honour the legacy of the Stonewall riots and the other riots that led to it, we celebrate the progress made by the LGBTQ community, but must also acknowledge the distance we still have to go to achieve full equality. Find a Pride event near you at HRC.org/pride.

Thank You

I’ll be honest with you: I never, ever thought I would be able to get married to a man. I really have to honour those before me and those of you now who have worked so hard to progress the basic rights I have now as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Without the bravery and strength of those people before me, I know I wouldn’t be living as happy as I am now. So thank you for attending pride marches. Thank you for everything you do!

Comfort in my Own Skin–A Work in Progress

A few times in my podcast, I’ve said that it’s taken me a while to really accept who I am. I’ve realised that I’m not really 100% gay. I do like men more, and I guess that’s a good thing because I ended up marrying a guy. I’m happy with that. It’s not like I’m going to wake up tomorrow and decide I don’t like men anymore. I feel like I miss out on a few things, but I see it as a trade-off. That’s okay. I accept that.

Though I have moved to a rural/remote area of Australia, I can still be myself. My thinking is that if people don’t like me for who I love, and they want to give me a hard time, I’ll just leave them at it. Liking men doesn’t make me a terrible, evil person, no matter what someone thinks. They can disagree with me being gay, but I won’t force myself to change, and no one else can do that for me.

The thing now is that I am pretty content with who I am. Sometimes, people do say some negative things about me and it’s hard to let that go, especially for me. I need to learn to let that negativity drift away. It’s a work in progress, remember? 🙂

Again, Happy Pride Month!

Celebrate! Love yourself! Love other people (as much as possible–It’s not easy sometimes). Be kind to others and remember not everybody will agree with you. Just try to coexist if you have to and remove the negative people out of your life if you have to! Much love to every single one of you!

TIPped Off

It’s been one year of The Idiologic Podcast! Can you believe it? Instead of throwing a huge party and inviting all the friends I don’t have here and making a huge speech, I’m just going to say a huge thank you to all of you who have popped in every so often to hear about what’s happening in my life. I know sometimes it’s really not all that exciting. I’ve said it a dozen times: I don’t expect that to be what I’m remembered for after I die anyway.

But, there is one thing I can tell you is that a name change is coming because well, I was never that impressed with the name of my podcast. It doesn’t really make much sense. I am not even really sure what an Idiologic is. I don’t expect anybody else does either because it’s pretty much misspelled anyway.

NOT the cover… even I know it’s ugly.

I’ve been in the process of renaming my podcast to Complicated Noise. It won’t be really changed much as far as content goes, but I hope that it gets better, especially at the end of the year. I’m looking forward to keeping the project going and to make it better. I’m pretty excited to get back to tthe USA and start recording again.

That’s why I’ve been really quiet lately (that and work has been keeping me busy). When things are working how they are supposed to, I will share it with you here.

I’ll talk more about this in my next podcast episode. 🙂

A Bit of Background Work

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I haven’t been in contact with you guys lately but it’s because I’m doing a few interesting things in the background. I’m rebuilding the guide (again) but it won’t take as long as before since I’m reusing some code. Instead of posting general nonsense here and just filling up virtual space, I am working on that. I will share more of what I’m doing later.

Stay tuned!

A Change of Name

cropped-favicon.pngYes, it’s Monday. Today’s a public holiday. In case you’re curious, it’s Labour Day here in Victoria. Work didn’t want me to go in today because I’m too expensive to work on holidays. While the husband sleeps, I am just working on a few things and listening to podcasts.

I’ll let you know what’s bothering me though. “Idiologic” is bothering me because it’s always been misspelled. I knew that though when I made my usernames and stuff like that. I am thinking about changing everything sometime this year. It shouldn’t affect too much. I just have to decide whether I am going to do it or not.

Fun fact: I was going to make software and music under a name called ID/IO.

This time, I’m going to make sure it’s spelled right–and it’s not like people use ideologic in everyday conversation. I’m going to think about it for a while then let you guys and girls know what I’m going to do.

It’s not really something that I’d like to do because it would be a whole lot of work to do, but we will see. So much would need “rebranded”.

Anyway, I hope you are all doing well. New episode this Friday or Saturday.