3 March, 2010
I’ve been a bit slack about posting on here. Life’s been busy, including a new bit of contract work. Nothing I can talk about right now, but you know I will when I can. :)
In the mean time, I was a guest on a Podcast View from the Top. Someone blathered on and made their podcast extra long, so they created two different shows for the podcast:
We talk about a lot of topics, read the notes for each show if you’re interested.
One of the annoying things about being an introvert is that you often want more time to consider something. In a discussion, that usually means adding bits of verbal fluff that indicates, “I’m still talking, don’t interrupt.” The classic example is “um….” Listening to the show, I can’t help but cringe every time I say, “y’know”. Fun way to get alcohol poisoning: take a shot every time I say “y’know”. If I’m doing a much more scripted talk, like a conference presentation, I tend to have a lot less filler.
I also don’t listen to many podcasts, despite the fact that I know there are some really great ones out there. I can block out talking too easily when I get focused on something else, so if I listen to a podcast while doing something else I tend to block out the voices. Usually I’ll catch myself when people laugh and realize I have to rewind 10 minutes or so to pay attention again. I just have to focus too much on just the podcast, and I can read much faster than most people talk.
But, it was still fun. Adam and Karen were great hosts and it was a real pleasure to do the show. Give a listen if you’re into podcasts, you probably won’t be disappointed. Unless you play the, y’know, drinking game I suggested above, y’know.