Lazy Reading for 2017/06/04

A lot of this was picked up during the previous long U.S. holiday weekend.

Lazy Reading for 2017/03/05

A little meta, this week.

Your unrelated tea link of the week: In Sri Lanka’s Tea Paradise, A Social Enterprise Is Brewing.  I actually heard about the quality of the tea (very good) before I heard about the way the company was formed.  Consider where your next tea purchase comes from, in light of this.

DIY RSS feed reads

Here’s one of the reasons to have your own permanent server: The New York Times has a daily feature called, not surprisingly, “The Daily“.  It’s a short 15-20 minute news segment, ready by 6 AM.  It’s available through Google Play Music or iTunes, but I leave for work by 6:15, and I don’t want to use up cell data downloading something that should arrive on my phone just before I leave the house.  Of course, there’s no obvious way to tell Google Play, “I know it’s there; go get it right now”.  I don’t know the iPhone experience, but I imagine it’s the same.  I want to download on my time, not on Google or Apple’s schedule.

Luckily, there’s an RSS feed for this podcast.  That, plus this simple script on my DragonFly system, means I can pull it down whenever I’m ready:

fetch -o – http://feeds.podtrac.com/zKq6WZZLTlbM | grep enclosure | cut -d ‘”‘ -f2 | xargs fetch -m

So, it’s a matter of running that script, and syncing off my own local storage, on my own schedule.  FolderSync Lite will happily sync back to my phone using sftp.

 

Lazy Reading for 2016/10/09

This week’s Lazy Reading came together in perhaps 10 minutes.

Your unrelated music video of the week: Danny Brown – When It Rain.  The music may not be what you are used to, but I like how “damaged VHS tape” is being used as a visual design choice.  (via)

Lazy Reading for 2016/09/25

I manage to avoid a topic this week, really.  That’s good!

Lazy Reading for 2016/07/24

Off-the-beaten-path links this week.  Strap in!

Your unrelated animated GIF of the week: Permanent Wink.