A microcast about my experiences at two events last weekend.
Microcast #080 – Redecentralize and MozFest | Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel
An interesting and wide ranging podcast Doug.
I liked the concept of seams rather than seamless technology. Likewise I’ve found a bit of friction useful. Slows things down and gives you time to think.
The decentralised session sounds like an interesting way to run a session, it is, it might be too easy for experienced confident speakers to take over such a session, so perhaps needs a fairly egoless leader. Sounds so like yours went very well.
I think you asked for microcast suggestions? I’d be interested on your take on the IndieWeb as compared to federation.
This microcast covers ethics in decision-making for technology companies and (related!) some recent purchases I’ve made.
Delighted to see Doug’s microcast in his RSS feed. I also love Doug’s wrestling with his technology stack. Over the years it has gone back and forwards and is always fascinating to read Doug’s thoughts on the whys and wherefores.
The last show recorded before Dai’s death. A moving intro by Doug followed by a typical Tide.
Dai’s comments about classroom relationships spoke to me. I’ve am now in a very small, two classroom school that means I get the same pupils for several years. This feels very much like Dai’s experience with older pupils. Relationships are quite different when you have taught a pupil for 3 years.
I also especially enjoyed the second last segment of the show, “AirDrop crossfire”, airdrop is used many times a day in my class but I had no idea about this.
It has been interesting and enjoyable listening to the ebb and flow of conversation between Dai and Doug over the episodes, my agreement on many of their opinions goes back and forth too. I enjoy the thinking aloud and working things out on air. The joint podcast make you feel close to the broadcasters, Dai and Doug were a good mix balancing each other nicely.
My thoughts are with Doug and others close to Dai.
This week, Doug and Dai discuss research in schools, walking long distances, screen time, digital citizenship, tech veganism, fully automated luxury communism, and more!
I enjoyed listening to this episode, as usual Doug and Dai chat about many ideas current ideas that I have though about but not had the chance to talk through. I enjoy agreeing and disagreeing with their views often both at once. My favourite one this week was Dai’s opinion on holidays as a bad thing 👍