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Quoggling Sand

Quoggling Sand

By Quoggling Sandman
This is a casual show about just about any thing, any time, but slanted toward projects, stories, and general thoughts and guests in the technology sector, especially entrepreneurs, makers, and interesting type people.
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Pedestrian Plight
The pedestrian could be me, could be you, could be one of us walking on the street (or the sidewalk, if possible), or trying to deal with a challenge, where the driver(s) of the car(s) around you or the support infrastructure and poorly-planned software and technology tools are not on your side, even if you are in the crosswalk. Show Notes Newsletter++ The unified Show Notes + Other Stuff Newsletter is here to keep it simple... Quoggling Sand Newsletter via Revue Support the Show! Please subscribe to the podcast feed and the newsletters, and feel free to forward the newsletter emails to your friends if you think they might like to join in! Don't forget also that you can find links to this and other podcast and newsletter projects, and other cool things on the horizon as they become accessible online, at this Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee You are absolutely not obligated to buy any coffee, but any proceeds appearing there do indeed go toward the caffeine that fuels all of those projects (shown and yet to be shown) on the profile page. You can also join in for an episode or three and share your projects, ideas, notions, history, or other interesting tidbits! Drop me an email: Join (join@quogglingsand.com) But thank you either way! Episode Art Photo by Martijn Baudoin on Unsplash
46:39
September 4, 2021
The X in Customer Experience
Whether you just want to use the thing you purchased or the service you signed up for, or you are developing something (software-ish for example, but it could be anything), it helps when there is someone at the other end of a conversation who knows what you need and how to answer your questions... Show Notes Newsletter++ Don't forget, our show notes are published in newsletter form, delivered to your inbox or visible as web pages! There's also a weekender to wrap up the week and maybe even foreshadow the following week... Visit the links below to read and subscribe: Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack (this newsletter content is moving to Revue) Quoggling Sand Newsletter via Revue (not on hiatus, as it turns out, but taking on the one-newsletter role) Support the Show! Please subscribe to the podcast feed and the newsletters, and feel free to forward the newsletter emails to your friends if you think they might like to join in! Don't forget also that you can find links to this and other podcast and newsletter projects, and other cool things on the horizon as they become accessible online, at this Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee You are absolutely not obligated to buy any coffee, but any proceeds appearing there do indeed go toward the caffeine that fuels all of those projects (shown and yet to be shown) on the profile page. You can also join in for an episode or three and share your projects, ideas, notions, history, or other interesting tidbits! Drop me an email: Join (join@quogglingsand.com) But thank you either way! Episode Art Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash
59:24
August 28, 2021
Moving to Friday
Thrashing on interrupts? I know how you feel... Friday seems like a better day to talk about any sprinting from the previous 5 days, and any potential sprinting for the next two. Until we have some willing participation in the form of guest discussion about projects and ideas and whatnot, you got me on Fridays for updates and stories... subject to change without notice. Show Notes Newsletter++ Don't forget, our show notes are published in newsletter form, delivered to your inbox or visible as web pages! There's also a weekender to wrap up the week and maybe even foreshadow the following week... Visit the links below to read and subscribe: Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack Quoggling Sand Weekender Newsletter via Revue (Going on Hiatus until further notice) Support the Show! Please subscribe to the podcast feed and the newsletters, and feel free to forward the newsletter emails to your friends if you think they might like to join in! Don't forget also that you can find links to this and other podcast and newsletter projects, and other cool things on the horizon as they become accessible online, at this Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee You are absolutely not obligated to buy any coffee, but any proceeds appearing there do indeed go toward the caffeine that fuels all of those projects (shown and yet to be shown) on the profile page. You can also join in for an episode or three and share your projects, ideas, notions, history, or other interesting tidbits! Drop me an email: Join (join@quogglingsand.com) But thank you either way! Episode Art Photo by Thirdman from Pexels
01:17:26
August 20, 2021
Reading From Home
Reading is fundamental! It is a part of work, a part of not-work, make it a part of your day, whether form home or not! Also, put the boo down and work on your projects, whether they are work or not-work as well... Show Notes Newsletter++ Don't forget, our show notes are published in newsletter form, delivered to your inbox or visible as web pages! There's also a weekender to wrap up the week and maybe even foreshadow the following week... Visit the links below to read and subscribe: Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack Quoggling Sand Weekender Newsletter via Revue Support the Show! Please subscribe to the podcast feed and the newsletters, and feel free to forward the newsletter emails to your friends if you think they might like to join in! Don't forget also that you can find links to this and other podcast and newsletter projects, and other cool things on the horizon as they become accessible online, at this Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee You are absolutely not obligated to buy any coffee, but any proceeds appearing there do indeed go toward the caffeine that fuels all of those projects (shown and yet to be shown) on the profile page. You can also join in for an episode or three and share your projects, ideas, notions, history, or other interesting tidbits! Drop me an email: Join (join@quogglingsand.com) But thank you either way! Episode Art Photo by Oladimeji Ajegbile from Pexels
55:12
August 10, 2021
More Time To Catch Up
You know the old saying, The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up! Well... Also today, some back story on the FTYP project! Show Notes Newsletter++ Don't forget, our show notes are published in newsletter form, delivered to your inbox or visible as web pages! There's also a weekender to wrap up the week and maybe even foreshadow the following week... Visit the links below to read and subscribe: Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack Quoggling Sand Weekender Newsletter via Revue Support the Show! Please subscribe to the podcast feed and the newsletters, and feel free to forward the newsletter emails to your friends if you think they might like to join in! Don't forget also that you can find links to this and other podcast and newsletter projects, and other cool things on the horizon as they become accessible online, at this Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee You are absolutely not obligated to buy any coffee, but any proceeds appearing there do indeed go toward the caffeine that fuels all of those projects (shown and yet to be shown) on the profile page. You can also join in for an episode or three and share your projects, ideas, notions, history, or other interesting tidbits! Drop me an email: Join (join@quogglingsand.com) But thank you either way! Episode Art Photo by Capstone Events on Unsplash
01:06:28
August 2, 2021
Enough Talk
No shortage of distraction over the last few weeks, but the weekly spring plan must at long last commence. Talking about it is fine, but it's time to start running. Care to join in? Show Notes Newsletter++ Don't forget, our show notes are published in newsletter form, delivered to your inbox or visible as web pages! There's also a weekender to wrap up the week and maybe even foreshadow the following week... Visit the links below to read and subscribe: Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack Quoggling Sand Weekender Newsletter via Revue Support the Show! Please subscribe to the podcast feed and the newsletters, and feel free to forward the newsletter emails to your friends if you think they might like to join in! Don't forget also that you can find links to this and other podcast and newsletter projects, and other cool things on the horizon as they become accessible online, at this Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee You are absolutely not obligated to buy any coffee, but any proceeds appearing there do indeed go toward the caffeine that fuels all of those projects (shown and yet to be shown) on the profile page. You can also join in for an episode or three and share your projects, ideas, notions, history, or other interesting tidbits! Drop me an email: Join (join@quogglingsand.com) But thank you either way! Episode Art Photo by Braden Collum on Unsplash
01:02:45
July 26, 2021
Instrumentation
We have always-connected supercomputers on us all the time, and yet are they telling us enough about what is going on to be truly useful? What about the world in general, are we getting good readings? Show Notes Newsletter++ Don't forget, our show notes are published in newsletter form, delivered to your inbox or visible as web pages! There's also a weekender to wrap up the week and maybe even foreshadow the following week... Visit the links below to read and subscribe: Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack Quoggling Sand Weekender Newsletter via Revue Support the Show! Please subscribe to the podcast feed and the newsletters, and feel free to forward the newsletter emails to your friends if you think they might like to join in! Don't forget also that you can find links to this and other podcast and newsletter projects, and other cool things on the horizon as they become accessible online, at this Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee You are absolutely not obligated to buy any coffee, but any proceeds appearing there do indeed go toward the caffeine that fuels all of those projects (shown and yet to be shown) on the profile page. You can also join in for an episode or three and share your projects, ideas, notions, history, or other interesting tidbits! Drop me an email: Join (join@quogglingsand.com) But thank you either way! Episode Art Photo by Karim MANJRA on Unsplash
01:04:49
July 20, 2021
Not My First Radio
I used to be a podcaster, but I am one, too. Some thoughts on podcast in the modern age of media and social sharing and discovery, not to mention personalized consumption across devices... we have the technology! And a look back at the early days of Radio Sunnyvale back in 2008 or so... Show Notes Newsletter++ Don't forget, our show notes are published in newsletter form, delivered to your inbox or visible as web pages! There's also a weekender to wrap up the week and maybe even foreshadow the following week... Visit the links below to read and subscribe: Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack Quoggling Sand Weekender Newsletter via Revue Support the Show! Please subscribe to the podcast feed and the newsletters, and feel free to forward the newsletter emails to your friends if you think they might like to join in! Don't forget also that you can find links to this and other podcast and newsletter projects, and other cool things on the horizon as they become accessible online, at this Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee You are absolutely not obligated to buy any coffee, but any proceeds appearing there do indeed go toward the caffeine that fuels all of those projects (shown and yet to be shown) on the profile page. You can also join in for an episode or three and share your projects, ideas, notions, history, or other interesting tidbits! Drop me an email: Join (join@quogglingsand.com) But thank you either way! Episode Art Photo by Dan Hugo
56:07
July 7, 2021
Looking Back
A look back to some early projects and how they seeded other ideas and the joys of fiddling instead of launching. Not. Also, a look back at where your host got into computers... what's your story? Show Notes Newsletter++ Don't forget, our show notes are published in newsletter form, delivered to your inbox or visible as web pages! There's also a weekender to wrap up the week and maybe even foreshadow the following week... Visit the links below to read and subscribe: Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack Quoggling Sand Weekender Newsletter via Revue Support the Show! Please subscribe to the podcast feed and the newsletters, and feel free to forward the newsletter emails to your friends if you think they might like to join in! Don't forget also that you can find links to this and other podcast and newsletter projects, and other cool things on the horizon as they become accessible online, at this Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee You are absolutely not obligated to buy any coffee, but any proceeds appearing there do indeed go toward the caffeine that fuels all of those projects (shown and yet to be shown) on the profile page. You can also join in for an episode or three and share your projects, ideas, notions, history, or other interesting tidbits! Drop me an email: Join (join@quoggingsand.com) But thank you either way! Episode Art Photo by Kevin Bidwell from Pexels
01:06:39
June 29, 2021
Dropping Anchor
Sometimes you need to grow into your own, and some of those times that means your own domain, website, and publication system for podcasts and other such things. That means the current tool set needs to drop down to second position, and that's what is coming... Show Notes Newsletter Don't forget, our show notes are published in newsletter form, delivered to your inbox or visible as web pages! Visit the link below to read and subscribe: Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack Support the Show! Please subscribe to the podcast feed and the newsletters, and feel free to forward the newsletter emails to your friends if you think they might like to join in! Don't forget also that you can find links to this and other podcast and newsletter projects, and other cool things on the horizon as they become accessible online, at this Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee  You are absolutely not obligated to buy any coffee, but any proceeds appearing there do indeed go toward the caffeine that fuels all of those projects (shown and yet to be shown) on the profile page. But thank you either way! Episode Art Photo by ABD NIMIT from Pexels
47:32
June 24, 2021
Mono or Micro
Solo entrepreneurs, do we work as a monolith, or consider delegation and collaboration to human microservices? Similar to the way software works? An open topic for future discussion, to be sure... Show Notes Newsletter The Show Notes for each Quoggling Sand podcast episode are now published as a Newsletter issue, delivered to your mailbox or visible on the newsletter profile page: Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack, subscribe if you haven't! While you're at it, you can subscribe to the weekend edition... Quoggling Sand Weekender via Revue, subscribe if you haven't! Support the Show! Share, subscribe, like, listen, read, rinse, repeat!  The Quoggling Sand podcast is one of several projects, including podcasts, newsletters, and software projects and platforms under the Dan Hugo umbrella. If you would like to keep up with the rundown, please visit without obligation, the Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee Absolutely no obligation to actually buy coffee, though if you do choose to contribute to the caffeine fund, your contributions will indeed go toward precisely that. Episode Art Photo by Mohamed Reshad on Unsplash
47:25
June 16, 2021
Ideate Like A Boss
Did you ever consider the possibilities which might arise after you think, "What if?" The possibilities which follow... Show Notes Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes via Substack Check out the show notes and subscribe to the newsletter! The newsletter contains a link to this episode so you'll always get it in your inbox. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast feed if you haven't already! Quoggling Sand podcast via Anchor.fm Support The Show! Would you like to join in as a guest and talk about what you're working on, what you want to work on, what you should be working on? Email Dan | Buy Dan a Coffee Check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for links to newsletters, podcasts, and other projects Dan is working on (some mentioned during various Quoggling Sand episodes...) and if you like, contribute to the caffeine supply powering these efforts (no obligation). Episode Art Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash
01:01:51
June 9, 2021
Doing It Easy
Always adding a few extra letters to the famously not-famous, Do Easy. Show Notes If you would like to find a link to a DE video from 1978 and other little tidbits, not to mention any other Quoggling Sand content and pointers to same, subscribe to the Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes newsletter via Substack! Quoggling Sand podcast Show Notes via Substack And don't forget we also have the Weekender newsletter via Revue! Quoggling Sand Weekender newsletter via Revue Thanks for your Support! Would you like to join the conversation? Would you like to Buy Dan a Coffee and/or visit his BMaC profile with links to podcasts and newsletters and projects which all benefit from coffee? Email Dan | Buy Dan a Coffee
01:14:22
June 2, 2021
We Need MeOps
Developers get all of the tools for automation and connecting workflows and other tools and processes, and the rest get IFTTT and Zapier? At least bring back Yahoo! Pipes, but really the products and services you and I use day to day should be useful. Rather than letting us do this or that, enable us to this, that, and the other things! Show Notes Newsletter Subscribe to the show notes newsletter to get the notes for episodes delivered to your inbox! The notes include a link back to the episode page, but you can also subscribe to the podcast itself, of course. https://quogglingsand.substack.com/ Support the show Please subscribe, like, share, forward, and generally consume the Quoggling Sand podcast, newsletters, and more! If you would like to support this and various other efforts, please visit and consider adding to the bean supply at Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by Hanna Morris on Unsplash
01:01:31
May 25, 2021
Solve Stuff
Shall we publish this podcast more frequently? Maybe even, periodically? Seems like a good idea. The theory moving forward is, people don't really check the description of a podcast in their podcast player application to see what sorts of comments the host(s) or guest(s) have to add. Maybe a link to an article or picture referenced, or maybe contact info for the guest(s), but for the most part the show notes are hidden in the RSS feed, and rightfully so. RSS is a hint at the full content. There is a QuogglingSand newsletter, via Substack, which I mentioned in the episode. Please SUBSCRIBE to it! https://quogglingsand.substack.com/ Since there's a race condition between publishing the podcast on Anchor and publishing the newsletter on Substack, the Substack newsletter will publish AFTER the episode is posted to Anchor, and so the URL for the episode will be in the corresponding newsletter. The wheelchair article I mentioned during the episode is linked in the newsletter!  Support the Show If you enjoy what you're hearing in this startup show, and if you would like to hear more, or if you'd like to support the larger canvas of projects your host is working on, buy him a coffee! Funds contributed here actually will go toward coffee, be that a spend on beans, on brewing devices, mineral additives for distilled water, urmex to clean the devices... actual coffee!  In addition, you can like, share, subscribe, re-share, re-subscribe, and eventually participate in live stream chats or even some drop-in audio, most likely via Telegram (or maybe something else, but not Clubhouse). Either way, I thank you for listening. Episode Art Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash
01:14:00
May 19, 2021
Shiny Metal Distractions
Does it count to chase a sprint? Progress, but rarely as planned. Why engineers aren't always the best project managers, perhaps. Some thoughts on executing two smaller ideas which still leverage the core code and which might be easier to kick off and, at the same time, test out the software and general build and deploy workflow. And they're good ideas, IMHO. CantHave NookieMap You're interested already, but be sure and wait until the end to hear about  Human Distributed Denial of Service Attacks on phones via digital pagers. It was a different time. Episode Artwork Photo by Eric Prouzet on Unsplash
01:07:03
April 29, 2021
Try Not To Think About It
Took a short Phoenix sojourn to visit my fully-vaccinated parents for their anniversary, and for once in a very long time I left my laptop behind on a trip.  It was not a cell from The Far Side after all, so it was either a Far Side Clone at some point, or The Mandela Effect in action (though the actual Far Side cell artwork is close, the humorous text is not... I was way off). Sadly, TheFarSide.com are not nearly so open as XKCD.com is, so a search for the real cell or the variation I described is an exercise left to the listener. A lengthy rundown on CasaNunzia, a project we're finally advancing with some nonprofit paperwork and a plan to get it started, and a story about using some very expensive HP test equipment to measure a fermentation process in exchange for use of an autoclave... and maybe another thing or two. Support I'm testing out Buy Me a Coffee and maybe some other things in the near future in an attempt to enable support from far and wide from people of the world. This particular show is more of a vanity project for now, FFS should be more interesting, and of course when we get a CasaNunzia presence up and running, we'll eventually have a 501(c)(3) charity to consider.  But for now, https://buymeacoffee.com/DanHugo Episode Art Actual photo of the seat back pocket for my return trip from Phoenix to Las Vegas just after Easter, 2021. Shortly after, the 737Max was in the news again with electrical problems...
59:19
April 15, 2021
Reasons Not Excuses
Well, my sprint schedule slipped. If you listened to the very first episode of this new show, you heard among the random bits of story and ramble, that I wanted to deploy the websites that correspond to this and two other new audio programs I'm a part of now, but... As the title suggests, these are not excuses, because late is late, but I do go into substantial detail about the two reasons for my slippage. If you like food trucks, mobile vendors, service industry, Sunnyvale, Las Vegas, python, pyramid, postgresql, stored functions, or any of a few other intertwined subjects that came up along the way, you might be interested to spend an hour, or maybe 90 minutes if you make it all the way to the end. If you do make it to the end, there's some mention of Telegram chats coming up, because DoNotJoinClubHouse, right? Talking to myself is fine, I do it all the time, but I would like to talk to you about what you're working on, and hear what other people have to say along the way. Thanks for listening!
01:29:32
March 30, 2021
Building Stuff
The very first Quoggling Sand episode, with a quick introduction to the show, a few mini tales about your host, and... A Sprint! Part of the ongoing discussion will be weekly sprints, working on various projects, by your host AND/OR guests and other participants. Could be technology-centric, but not always. Tune in and find out. Aiming for live streams and chats and whatnot as we get this party started! Episode Artwork Photo by Iker Urteaga on Unsplash
01:01:21
March 23, 2021