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David Anthony Colarusso - Sadly not Havoc Dinosaur
Intermittent musings on the law, science, education, technology, design, and life. Also, I build things: furniture, software, reasoned arguments... To learn more about that, click a persona below for my eponymous website.

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This category is a tad eclectic. It’s a catch-all for posts about things I really^3 like.

My Media Diet: Podcasts

by David Colarusso - August 31st, 2013

I consume about one hundred podcasts a week–mostly during my daily commute. Last week I moved, and I’m losing about eight hours of listening a week. This is great. I really disliked my commute, but “What about my podcasts…?” While I adapt, it seems a good time to chronicle The List. I have divided it into nine categories: Daily News, Science & Technology, Politics & Law, Economics, Education, History, Culture & Current Events, Design, and Fiction & Writing. Despite the prospect of shrinking that list, I welcome podcast suggestions in the comments section. I’d especially appreciate thoughtful conservative/libertarian casts as I feel that’s something I’m missing.

Before the breakdown by category (along with feed addresses), here’s my current podcasts list with linked cover art:


“A hundred podcasts you say? I only count fifty eight.” You may have noticed that the above list only includes 58 titles. However, a number of them are dailies, and some even update multiple times a day, hence around a hundred podcasts a week.

I use the Stitcher Radio App which lets you build your own radio stations–collections of podcasts. The station plays back a queue of the most recent unplayed podcasts on my list. The above list is my current ordering on Stitcher. It starts off with short topical podcasts that update frequently and shifts into longer evergreen podcasts that update less frequently. This helps make sure that I don’t miss new content. Of course, I have bumped a few favorites up the list.

Now for the category breakdown and feed addresses. As above, a show’s cover art is linked to its webpage page. (more…)

I ♥ Flow Charts

by David Colarusso - June 23rd, 2013

Flow charts are algorithms anyone can follow. They are both static and interactive. This can be fun. So I’ve set aside some time and space to play around. The result is a web comic of sorts:

It’s easy to see my influences, chiefly XKCD, a great comic written by Randall Munroe. Let’s just say, he seems to love flow charts as well.

So why create a new geeky flow chart-driven web comic. Well… Mostly, I think it will be fun. Let’s be frank, flow charts can be awesome. Also, I’m hoping my unique mix of geek will bring a smile or two to the Internet. Plus, there’s the merch. ;)

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