Liked A Drone Recovery Post to Remember the Kid – Drone Recovery (

Once you enter the drone recovery program, there is no leaving it. It just takes several crash and burn outings before you get the hang of it, and can navigate this insane reality we just shared. It took me a number of crash and burns before I had the scars I needed to navigate this craziness. You have to have scars you can’t see or remember. They are the ones you just feel and know. I am guessing your life will leave a powerful scar that will help you through the next mission. Just know that you made a mark. I won’t forget you, and since your mother is is so damn stubborn and going to live to be a hundred, I have to outlive her by at least a couple days. She’s endured too much death for me to go first. Anyways, I’ll be thinking about you all that time. Later bro!

Replied to Ask Me Anything (AMA) (BoffoSocko)

In the spirit of the old “Ask Me” pages on Tumblr or the popularized version of Ask Me Anything on Reddit, and partly as an IndieWeb experiment, I thought I would have and own my own Ask Me

Chris, I have a question about your use of URL Forwarder for generating posts on Android. As a solution, I really like it, however I find that when I use it I often get a blank post. This seems to be because when I share some links, Android include both the title and the url. I was wondering what you do about this and whether you had found a way around this. All the discussions about Android’s Share function that I have read focus on pinning apps and that sort of customisation, rather than how to customise what sort of link is actually shared.
Replied to Towards Digital Normalisation. | Learning & Leading (
Thank you for sharing. I always enjoy your presentations and the way you tie things together. My only quandary is SAMR and splitting the use of technology from learning and teaching. Although this maybe easier to make sense of cognitively, I wonder if this misses the way in which technology does or does not integrate within the wider school eco-system? This is why I liked about Modern Learning Canvas and using this to support the development of digital pedagogoies.
Listened “Lie Machines” in the age of Coronavirus from ABC Radio National

Covid-19 is being weaponised in a new propaganda war against Western democracy, according to Oxford University’s Philip Howard.. His new book shows that misinformation extends far beyond a few bad actors – there’s a global industry behind the world’s problem with junk news and political misinformation Also, we hear about new legislation that human rights groups say could expose Australian citizens to silent data requests from US authorities.

Antony Funnell speaks with Philip Howard about his new book Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives. Howard unpacks the various changes to English speaking news and the playbook associated with right-wing governments to influence audiences.
Bookmarked Has This Crisis Really Changed Schools? – Will Richardson (Will Richardson)

With respect to those who stand in awe of all that’s changed about schools in the past few months, I would ask “what’s actually changed?”

Will Richardson discusses the way in which some things change, but others stay the same. I guess this is a reminder that although we may celebrate some of the changes, there are still others that need to happen.
Replied to by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Collect)

What if we each had our own treasure trove of ideas that we could easily mine and join the dots?

My intent with these posts is not to suggest that everyone should or must do all or any these things, but instead to stop for a moment and think about the decisions we make about technology and ask ourselves how might we work together to make a better web for all?

#pcPopUp2020 #IndieWeb

Replied to by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Collect)

What if people had some sort of ownership and control of their presence on the web?

What if we posted comments to other spaces from our own sites utilising the power of webmentions? Both keeping a record of our conversations, as well as owning our opinions.


Replied to by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Collect)

Warren Berger talks about the power of questions. One type that stands out is asking ‘What If?’ Here are my thoughts on what if the web were different?

What if people had some sort of ownership and control of their presence on the web?

A place where they could find their voice?

A place to develop over time?

#pcPopUp2020 #DoOO


Tracklist w/ timestamps. MASSIVE thanks to everybody who helped out in the replies, and to Westworld for their Spotify playlist which also really helped me with this! Corrections/suggestions still welcome.

  • 0:22 Madeon – Be Fine (Good Faith Live Version)
  • 2:45 Alexander Lewis & Brasstracks – All of the Lights
  • 4:15 What So Not, GANZ, & JOY – Lone (Slow Hours Remix)
  • 5:18 Madeon – Mania
  • 6:58 Madeon – Innocence (feat. Aquilo) [Daydreamer Remix]
  • 8:04 Madeon – Innocence (feat. Aquilo) [Xavi Remix]
  • 8:50 Kill Paris – Baby Come Back
  • 9:45 Diplo & SIDEPIECE – On My Mind
  • 10:29 Junior Jack – Thrill Me
  • 12:17 Dombresky & Boston Bun – Stronger
  • 13:18 The Loops Of Fury – Bodywork
  • 14:18 Grimes & HANA – We Appreciate Power (BloodPop® Remix)
  • 15:21 Haywyre – Memory
  • 16:32 Tony Romera – Arte
  • 17:14 The Knocks – Get Happy (feat. Mat Zo)
  • 18:30 Fort Arkansas – Anthem No.3 (Croatia Squad & Me & My Toothbrush Remix)
  • 19:27 Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
  • 19:43 Daft Punk – Burnin’
  • 20:29 Malaa & Maximono – Arsenic
  • 22:41 Gesaffelstein – Hellifornia
  • 23:33 Madeon – The Prince
  • 27:04 Rezz & Grabbitz – Someone Else x The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
  • 29:20 Big Wild – When I Get There
  • 30:18 Madeon – Beings
  • 31:48 The Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Boys Noize Summer Mix)
  • 33:07 Madeon – Technicolor
  • 33:55 Madeon – Technicolor VIP?
  • 34:57 Shadient – Stalemate
  • 35:27 Lady Gaga – The Edge Of Glory (Porter Robinson Remix)
  • 35:28 deadmau5 – The Reward Is Cheese (Tujamo Remix)
  • 35:58 Gesaffelstein – Depravity
  • 36:58 Madeon – Dream Dream Dream
  • 39:19 Flume – The Difference (feat. Toro y Moi)
  • 41:25 Toro y Moi – Girl Like You
  • 42:32 Anamanaguchi – Air On Line
  • 43:32 Madeon – No Fear No More
  • 44:34 Madeon – Only Way Out (feat. Vancouver Sleep Clinic)
  • 46:51 Chrome Sparks – Send The Pain On
  • 48:28 Madeon – Miracle (Demo?)
  • 50:47 Me & My Toothbrush – Drop That
  • 52:35 Porter Robinson & Madeon – Shelter
  • 56:45 Madeon – Heavy With Hoping (charlie cover)
  • 58:32 Frank Ocean – At Your Best (You Are Love)
  • 59:56 The Clash – Train in Vain
Listened Carly Rae Jepsen: Meeting The Muse by Written By Charlie Harding from

They say you should never meet your idols, that you’ll only be disappointed. We had this possibility in mind going into our first interview with Carly Rae Jepsen, the pop star who inspired us to start our podcast Switched on Pop when Nate taught “Call Me Maybe” as a case study in music theory. Six years later and hundreds of pleading emails later, the time had come to meet the muse and unpack her latest offering, Dedicated Side B. In the course of composing her last two albums, E•MO•TION and Dedicated, Jepsen wrote over 200 songs. Many of her favorite works didn’t make it on either final album, so she’s started a tradition of releasing “Side B” records on the one-year anniversary of her last release. Her newest collection of unreleased music fluidly crosses decades of musical history and spans a vast emotional range. We spoke with Jepsen over Zoom about how she curated her latest B-Side release from a massive body of work. Would this beatific figure, once described by poet Hanif Abdurraqib and the “most honest pop musician working,” live up to her reputation? Listen to find out.

Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding speak with Carly Rae Jepsen about her part in the origins of the podcast, a breakdown of I Want You In My Room and the release of her latest album Dedicated Side B.

A few interesting points to come out of the analysis of Jepsen’s song was the way in which Jack Antonoff creates a safe space in the studio to explore different and diverse ideas. This reminds me of Rick Rubin and his focus on creating the conditions to flourish. Also, the connection between the music and lyrics, especially the unual diminished chord in the pre-chorus that has always caught me.

In the second part of the program, Jepsen discusess how writing is more than a job and how she is always collecting ideas. This is how she wrote 200 songs for Delicate. She explains that she has ‘albums buried in the backyard’ which sometimes come out if she needs particular parts. This is reminiscent of Tom Waits (as recounted by Thom Yorke) who talks about leaving songs in the shed to mature:

There’s a Tom Waits quote about songwriting, he says he’ll have loads of little ideas and stuff, he’ll leave them in his shed at the bottom of the garden, which is his studio, and he shuts the door, and it’s like they’re little kids and they all breed and when he comes back there’s loads of them… certain things have really flourished and certain things have died. You know, we could go and do it all tomorrow, but… when you write a song, certain songs you just forget about and certain songs increasingly take on a significance and just don’t go away, and I think that’s the most important stage, really, because I think anyone can just rattle ’em off. But it’s what ends up meaning something to you.

She also explains how she decides which songs make the album and which don’t, creating charts which plot theme and feel of songs. She describes this as a ‘beautiful crazy mind’.