ComeAcross Podcast 12

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Could it be? Did I manage to put out another podcast after more than 1 1/2 years? It sure looks like it! Enjoy!

Summary: This is a conversation I recently had with Jim Sugar, one of the Olympus Visionary photographers. The subject matter is photography, of course. Topic-wise, the conversation is fairly wide-ranging, but it proves to be interesting in many ways, so it’s worth a listen. My thanks go out to Olympus PR for making it possible.

ComeAcross Podcast 11

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Summary: Book review, “Mister Ed and Me”, by Alan Young with Bill Burt — ComeAcross Photos ( is up and running — Congress to make social networking sites inaccessible to minors — Recipe: croissants with butter, sour cream and cinnamon — In France, politicians still listen to reason — Part 3 of the RIP Act coming soon for the UK — Review: the new MacBook — Review: the IKEA Restaurant — The first ComeAcross Press Release — The coming conflict between same-sex marriage and religious liberty — The World Bank’s First Opera Gala — There’s something in the air here in the States.

Updated 9/30/07: ComeAcross Photos will soon be discontinued as a subdomain. I will feature my photography directly on my blog, in a separate category, to make it easier to follow only those posts. There’s even a separate feed if you’d only like to follow my photography posts. It’s simple:

ComeAcross Podcast 10

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Summary: Hurrah! ComeAcross is live! — Caveat Emptor, Davison Inventegration — The harmonica players in “One in a Million” — Star salaries coming down in Hollywood — How to steal someone’s identity with the aid of the US government — Google Translation is fantastic! — “Rhapsody in Blue” (1945) — An example of cable management — Goss resigns as CIA Director — The story of Comeacross and Doublecross — British court backs extradition of so-called “Pentagon Hacker” — The NSA wire-tapping scandal — A review of My Life of Travel — Video of “The William Tell Overture”, played with hands.

ComeAcross Podcast 9

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Summary: First, a heads up – I might combine some of my sites very soon to deliver extra content efficiently. For this podcast, a “best of” approach where I pick the best blog entries from my blog ( The news: super-efficient cars, Turbotax, SimplyHired, Chernobyl, silly passwords, BYOL (bring your own laptop) to work, World Bank reports on corruption, and other things.

A big thank you to the new subscribers!

ComeAcross Podcast 8

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Summary: America is swimming in debt, chicken grow teeth, Monty Python is back, RIAA says ripping your own CDs is illegal, Iraq war now Long War, forget Jobs – look at Woz, Mac hacks run OS X on PCs, new eye test for Alzheimer’s, hackers rebel against spy cams, creating electricity with exercise, new nano paint, dummy sues Apple because iPods cause hearing loss, make your own ringtones, government-imposed surveillance puts strain on small ISPs and the Type-A bathroom.

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