Rubenerd Show

Rubenerd Show

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A harmless show of observations, since 2005


411: The FreeBSD cat(1) episode
Jun 16 • 28 min
28:45 — A discussion about feline creatures liking me despite having never owned one… turned into a rant about desktop software quality, remembering Wintel and desktop Java, running OpenZFS on FreeBSD and NetBSD with cgd, BSD on an iBook back in the day,…
410: The apothecary coffee episode
May 30 • 25 min
25:23 — Not knowing a place till you leave it, the fascinating triangular windows of the old Belle Vue in Singapore, faded knock-off Lego blocks, Albert Einstein’s travels, finding new coffee shops, apothecary tables, government posters, a 1990s-era glass…
409: The uncanny silhouette episode
May 5 • 29 min
29:37 — Join Ruben for a late-night wander around the abandoned Sydney suburb of Chatswood during these lockdown adventures. Topics include 100 days of COVID-19, stairwall-derived exercise, Australia and New Zealand’s potential new travel bubble, finding…
408: The deserted tape episode
Apr 18 • 39 min
39:20 — Wandering around a deserted Chatswood late at night, peeking into the empty stores, and watching the regular stream of empty commuter and metro trains roll by. Discussing working from home, trying to reconnect with music, critiquing streaming…
407: The overengineered everything episode
Mar 14 • 25 min
25:32 — What started as a discussion regarding an ugly new concept car turned into pontifications about design, and anti-patterns in cars and websites. If overenginering is to make something intentionally more complicated for no benefit other than to ship…
406: The chipped hero episode
Mar 8 • 31 min
31:52 — Wait, didn’t we only just get Rubenerd Show 405?! Discussing the production of chip-based comestibles, submerged data centres, etymology behind radio buttons, being tired of Boomer and Millennial labels, and when meeting your hero perhaps wasn’t…
405: The Walkenbach Envelope episode
Mar 7 • 34 min
34:32 — Making a caffeinated beverage LIVE on the show like I used to, remembering Murni’s Warung in Ubud, the joys of envelope budgeting, John Walkenbach from Whole Wheat Radio helping me through his Excel books all these years later, and why it’s still…
404: The 29th griddle episode
Feb 28 • 44 min
44:51 — The second Rubenerd Show to be released on the 29th of February, HTTP 404 status codes, a new griddle, SARS, Phua Chu Kang, bushfire update, why you shouldn’t need a reason not to be a dick, and a nostalgic snack review from Singapore. Recorded…
403: The hot cake episode
Jan 12 • 52 min
52:15 — Forbidden 403 HTML status codes, unhelpful profiling, Australian bushfire updates (looters, conspiracy theories, hot takes), unexpected Adelaide nostalgia and early breakfasts, unintentional philosophical ramblings on the character and motivations…
402: The hidden PPPoE episode
Jan 5 • 24 min
24:25 — Thanking people for Australian bushfire feedback, Malcolm Turnbull’d internet, pronouncing abbreviations as acronyms (PPPoE… pehpehpehooee?), the Ricoh GR III camera, finding a stream and an old key in a forest near Cammeray, the plight of…