A work in progress

So, if you're visiting the site over the next few weeks you might notice some changes happening.

First off I'm re-organising things a bit. Putting the shows into wider categories (you'll notice that the menu has already changed to add the For Science! and Exploring the World options). I think this works better, especially as I bring new projects on to the site and so on.

11 Years a Podcasting


I just found the first episode of my very first podcast - The Linux Australia Update. The release data is the 23rd of July 2005. That means I've been doing this for 11 whole years on and off.


I hosted that first episode of the LA Update on my own server at home over an ADSL link, if I recall correctly we basically lost internet access for three days as people downloaded the files and flooded our upstream (I can't remember if the upstream was 128 or 256k).

Women In STEMM - An Update

So just thought I would drop a quick note about the response to the first two episodes of Women In STEMM.

I'm actually quite happy for the first regular podcast that I've put out in the last couple of years. Currently running at 16 subscribers and a decent amount of downloads considering that it's a pretty niche topic and I still haven't got my head around the whole marketing thing

Dr Mel Thomson: 96 Downloads

Dr Katie Mack: 198 Downloads

Announcement Time!

Soo, here we go.

Starting on Monday I'm going to be running a new podcast called "Women In STEMM".

Every fortnight I'm going to be talking to a different women involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine to find out what drew them to their field, their experiences and what drives them on.

This monday I'm talking to former For Science Host, Microbiologist and all around Science Type Person Dr Mel Thomson about what got her into her field, and her experiences.

Not dead

Hrmm okay.

So let's see, it's been 1,2,3,4 ummm many lots days since this site last had an update. In that time nothing much has happened and if anyone is still visiting here you'd be forgiven for thinking that everything is pretty much dead.

Well it is and it isn't.


Sigh, don't you love it when you make plans?

So at the beginning of this year during a couple of weeks that I had off I put together some plans for how I was going to approach Angry Beanie projects, there were plans for continuing For Science, resurrecting WTF Australia and finally getting some more episodes of Purser Explores The World out.

And then reality hit.

For Science! Will Return in two or three weeks

So some of you have been asking when For Science! would be returning to the digital airwaves.

Well I can happily say the we'll be returning with episode 30 of For Science in two or three weeks (just working out the timing).

I'm also happy to introduce a new segment for the show. I'm still working on a name for it, but it will involve talking to a different scientist about their week each episode. It will range from PhD students through to well established names. If you know of anyone working on something interesting let me know.


Precious Petals

Ian Macfarlane, the industry minister, has hit out at the “precious petals in the science industry” who criticise the government over Australia’s lack of a science minister.

Macfarlane, who oversees a large portfolio that includes energy, skills and science, said he is irked by criticism of Tony Abbott’s decision to not appoint a dedicated science minister.

Angry Beanie Radio Week 2 - Purser Explores The World

Week 2 of Angry Beanie Radio continues with episode 3 of Purser Explores The World - Crowdsourcing the disaster

In this episode I was able to speak to Pieter Frankin of the safecast organisation about the work they were doing in crowd sourcing radiation levels in Tokyo after the Fukishima disaster, and I spoke with Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen about the Serval ad-hoc mobile network project.

It kicks off at 12:30 right here:


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