Cyberpunk Librarian

Cyberpunk Librarian

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55 – At Odds With Odds and Ends
Mar 5 • 44 min
Holy crap! Cyberpunk Librarian is back! On this episode, Dan talks about the projects that have been holding up the show and what’s going on in his life. It’s a conversation over coffee with your friendly neighbourhood Cyberpunk Librarian! YouTube Listen…
54 – Nexus and Empathy
Oct 6, 2017 • 39 min
Join Dan for a special episode of Cyberpunk Librarian where he looks at what it is to be human in an increasingly technological world, and within the world of one of the greatest novels in the cyberpunk genre! YouTube Listen to the show on YouTube. Links…
53 – Free and Mine
Sep 19, 2017 • 29 min
Sometimes it’s far harder than it should be to find that academic paper or research article. Papers and journals are locked behind paywalls, paywalls that don’t matter to your patrons. So let Dan help you break the walls down, and get those articles you…
52 – Download Everything
Jun 26, 2017 • 44 min
After a way–to-long hiatus due to some bad craziness with moving, promotions, and upgrades… The Cyberpunk Librarian is back! Join Dan as he shares his tools and techniques for downloading massive amounts of, well… everything! YouTube Listen to this…
Cyberpunk Librarian – Quick Update
Apr 13, 2017 • 8 min
Just a quick update from Dan on why he’s been radio silent for a while, what’s going on, and no the show isn’t dead!
51 Part Two – Burner
Feb 27, 2017 • 31 min
Dan returns with part two of episode 51 where he finishes up the topic of burner laptops with some software recommendations to keep yourself safe and private in cyberspace and in meatspace! YouTube Listen to the show on YouTube. Join me! Imzy – Join the…
51 Part One – Burner
Feb 13, 2017 • 32 min
Go dark and get deep as Dan walks you through the basics of setting up a burner laptop! In a special, two part episode, we’re going to look at the hardware, network, software, and physical security you’ll need to think about when you’re setting up a…
50 – Spirit in the Framework
Jan 2, 2017 • 57 min
FIFTY EPISODES?! Can you believe it? The show is over three years old and, with fifty episodes on the books, Dan decided to do something special! Join the Cyberpunk Librarian for a look at one the best pieces of cyberpunk art ever created and one of the…
49 – Workplace Ambience
Nov 21, 2016 • 35 min
Turn on, tune in, and chill out as Dan takes you on a trip through the sounds of ambient and space music! Put your mind at rest, lay back, and let the sound flow over and around you. Relax and get more done thanks to the soundscapes and cosmic wonder of…
48 – Typing Outside the Lines
Oct 11, 2016 • 36 min
Almost everybody who uses a computer winds up typing something sooner or later. Heck, Dan is typing this… right now… on a computer! So join him for a show about getting more out of typing with text expansion! YouTube Listen on YouTube Links Text Expander…
47 – Outsourcing Your Job to Your Computer
Sep 12, 2016 • 38 min
Cyberpunk Librarian is back! Do you have to do repetitive tasks on your computer? Gotta do the same thing over and over again, week in and week out? Weren’t computers supposed to make this job easier? Join Dan as he dives into the problems he’s faced with…
46 – Minecraft for Librarians
Jun 25, 2016 • 57 min
Join the Cyberpunk Librarian as he digs deeper into the topic of Minecraft and helps the uninitiated get themselves up to speed! After all, you might want to do some Minecraft things at your library, but what do you do when your co-workers don’t know a…
45 – Tickets Please
May 24, 2016 • 27 min
When things stop working and computers break, you need a trouble ticketing system to get the problems in the hands of the professionals! Join Dan for a ride with eTicket, a FOSS help desk system for everyone! YouTube Listen on YouTube Links eTicket Help…
44 – Portable Piracy
Apr 14, 2016 • 33 min
Dive into the awesome, portable Raspberry PirateBox, a version of the classic PirateBox running on a Raspberry Pi! Dan’s got the information and the ideas to get you started on your own PirateBox project! YouTube Listen to the show on YouTube Links…
43 – Digital Outback
Mar 14, 2016 • 28 min
It’s laid back, it’s musical, it’s story time! Dan takes a break and reads a couple of chapters from his new book, Digital Outback: Cyberpunk and Culture on the Edge of the Net. YouTube Listen to the show on YouTube Links Digital Outback – Available on…
42 – Write, the Universe, and Everything
Feb 17, 2016 • 31 min
Scientists recently discovered gravitational waves and Dan gets atomic with the Atom text editor from GitHub! Let’s talk about writing simply, so you can simply write what you need to write. It’s simple, and with Atom, it’s beautiful. YouTube Listen to…
41 – So Be It Resolved
Jan 25, 2016 • 27 min
The Cyberpunk Librarian returns with a show about new year’s goals and self improvement! Find out what he’s got on the agenda for 2016 and stay tuned throughout the year to see how he’s doing with his resolutions! YouTube Listen to the show on YouTube…
40 – All I Want for Christmas is an ILS
Dec 21, 2015 • 32 min
Join the Cyberpunk Librarian and dive into the weird world of the Integrated Library System. Sometimes, librarians are called on to help set up libraries for small organizations, non-profits, and schools. There’s rarely a lot of money to throw at an ILS…
39 – Live from AzLA 2015
Nov 23, 2015 • 48 min
From the frozen north of Flagstaff, AZ — the Cyberpunk Librarian talks digital signage and setting it up at your library! Join Dan for a special episode of the show, recorded live during his talk at the 2015 Arizona Library Association Annual Conference!…
38 – Cyberpunk Actual
Nov 9, 2015 • 40 min
Sometimes you need an eBook, article, musical track, movie, or something like that. Sometimes that thing isn’t available through the normal channels. You’ve tried, but you just can’t put your hands on it. The system is letting you down. Facing a time…
37 – Dead Trees and Graphite
Oct 26, 2015 • 29 min
Awww yiss, chummers! Cyberpunk Librarian is back from an unexpected hiatus with a new show about notebooks! Wait, notebook computers? No, paper notebooks! But there is a tech twist to my notational madness as we get into how to keep a notebook where you…
36 – GTD With the CL
Aug 10, 2015 • 39 min
After an unexpected hiatus, the Cyberpunk Librarian is back with a show on Getting Things Done! Discover the tools, tips, and tricks for getting the job done and not working so hard to do it! Links Getting Things Done by David Allen – The book that…
35 – Marky Markdown and the Funky Bunch
Jun 29, 2015 • 27 min
Join us for a new episode of Cyberpunk Librarian where we dig into the markup language that is Markdown. You too can write rich text in a plain text editor and easily share it online! It’s easy to learn and easy to use and will change the way you look at…
34 – What I Use: OS X
May 19, 2015 • 58 min
Drink the Kool Aid, or take a bite of the Apple, or something like that! Dan gets into the nitty gritty of how he gets it done on his MacBook and what he uses on a regular basis! Links Online Firefox (open source) Reeder Microsoft Remote Desktop…
33 – Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds
Apr 27, 2015 • 20 min
Putting stuff in the cloud? That’s fine. Getting more out of your cloud storage than just a dumping ground for stuff? That’s even better! Dan offers up a couple of ideas on how to get something extra from your cloud storage solutions!
Cyberpunk Librarian – Special Episode – Presentation at the 2015 Innovative Users Group
Apr 20, 2015 • 47 min
Join Dan for a special, highly technical episode of Cyberpunk Librarian where he presents a talk at the 2015 Innovative Users Group conference in Minneapolis, MN! Links My slidedeck Music Quantum Leaper, feat. Lady Parsec by Azureflex HyperSpaceAdventure…
32 – Picture This
Apr 13, 2015 • 21 min
Discover sources of free, public domain and Creative Commons images you can use for your library’s website, print pieces, or social media! Dan navigates you through the world of images and how to stay on the right side of your library’s ethics policies.…
31 – Living on the Phone
Mar 23, 2015 • 27 min
We carry this wonderful computer around in our pockets, but we don’t really use it as much as we could! Join Dan as he spends a week living without a tablet and relying on his smartphone for his on-the-go computer! Links Recirculated: Circulating Ideas…
30 – Intragalactic Librarian
Mar 2, 2015 • 23 min
The Cyberpunk Librarian podcast turns 30! (Well, 30 episodes.) Join Dan for something different and fun, an original story time done in the style of a radio show. It’s pulp sci-fi with a library twist as we blast off with Intragalactic Librarian! Side…
29 – Open Sourcing Your Workflow
Feb 18, 2015 • 23 min
When it’s your job to provide access to information for everyone, why not do the same about your job? Join Dan as he talks about how he keeps his coworkers up to date on what he’s doing! Links Phrase Express – Text expansion software for Windows. Evernote…
28 – Buildin’ Blocks, Killin’ Creepers
Jan 26, 2015 • 29 min
On this episode of Cyberpunk Librarian, Dan talks Minecraft and how you can do some cool stuff with it at your library! Links Minecraft – Buy and download the game! Minecraft Server – Because you can have your own world. Install Minecraft Server on Linux…
27 – Pretty Pictures, Better Design
Jan 12, 2015 • 32 min
Join Dan for an episode full of tips, tricks, tools, and techniques for creating better graphic design! After all, you don’t want a dumb looking sign in your library! Put some thought into your design and it’ll show in the end result! Links Books worth…
26 – Busy Hands
Dec 8, 2014 • 55 min
Projects at work and projects at home! Join Daniel Messer, the Cyberpunk Librarian, for a look at some of the things he’s working on for money and for fun. Raspberry Pis, LAMPs, Minecraft, and more. After all, busy hands are happy hands! Links…
25 – The Cyberpunk Behind Big Hero 6
Nov 18, 2014 • 31 min
Let’s step back from the tech for a bit from something fun and different! Join Dan for a look at the cyberpunk technology and tones of the Disney animated film Big Hero 6! Links Hatsune Miku – Information about the virtual idol singer, or idoru, from…
24 – Delicious 3.14159
Nov 3, 2014 • 39 min
Raspberry Pis have taken the maker and geek world by storm! Little, inexpensive computers that can do so many great things? Yeah that has a lot of possibilities within the library! Join Dan and discover a project he’s working on that involves a Raspberry…
23 – Evernote Everything
Oct 21, 2014 • 23 min
Sometimes you need to write stuff down. Maybe it’s a quick note. Or maybe it’s a book! Dan takes a fresh look at a familiar tool, Evernote. Notes What Did I Do? Keeping Track of Accomplishments Without Going Crazy, by Tyler Dzuba. Published on Letters to…
22 – Conferencing
Oct 6, 2014 • 27 min
Conferences have given styles, design, and form; and that makes it easy to figure them out. Join the Cyberpunk Librarian and find out how to get the most out of a professional conference, or almost any conference for that matter. Links Live Blog –…
21 – Story Time
Sep 23, 2014 • 27 min
As Dan recovers from the move we present Story Time, where downtempo meets writing. Discover why it’s important that Kindles have no covers and why one big monitor is better than multiple, smaller monitors. Links Kindles Don’t Have Covers or the Return of…
20 – Video Killed the Staff Training Star
Sep 8, 2014 • 33 min
A podcast about video making? Why not? Join the Cyberpunk Librarian for a look out how to make training videos for your staff and public! Discover the tools and design that’ll make a memorable video, not something that desperately needs an MST3K…
19 – Press the Shiny Red Button
Aug 25, 2014 • 27 min
It’s a podcast about podcasts as Dan talks about the things he does to design, prepare for, and record the show! Find out just how simple, or complex, it can be to make a podcast and pick up some ideas from the Cyberpunk Librarian and others! Links Check…
18 – The Technogeneralist
Aug 11, 2014 • 23 min
Let’s take a break from long form, tech heavy shows with a shorter show and lighter commentary! An unabashed generalist, Dan takes you through how he maintains and learns a little about everything and why it’s important to specialize in generalization.…
17 – Making a Display By Yourself
Jul 28, 2014 • 42 min
Ever want a big, digital sign in your library but didn’t want to have to pay big money to get it? Well if you have a couple old computers and a monitor, the Cyberpunk Librarian has the answer to your digital signage needs! Notes Getting up and running…
16 – Cypherpunk Librarian
Jul 14, 2014 • 71 min
Join Daniel Messer as he goes cypherpunk and talks about keeping yourself secure and private online and in the digital world. Notes and Links Use a VPN. Private Internet Access ProXPN TorGuard Secure Browsing Use incognito or privacy mode Use Firefox over…
15 – Storytime
Jun 30, 2014 • 27 min
Something a little different, a little laid back for your summertime. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a couple of stories/essays from Dan. Find out how cyberpunk is no longer futuristic, and discover the true power of sharing. Links Knightwise.com – The…
14 – What I Use – iOS
Jun 16, 2014 • 46 min
On this episode of Cyberpunk Librarian we delve into what Dan uses, and by that we mean, what he really uses when it comes to the iPad and iOS. Links eReading Kindle GoodReader Zinio OverDrive News Flipboard Alien Blue Listening Spotify SomaFM RadioBOX…
13 – Working Outside Your Environment
Jun 2, 2014 • 40 min
On this episode of Cyberpunk Librarian, Dan goes into the benefits and mental cleansing that comes from working outside of your environment, both technologically and physically! Links The Secret Life of the Office – Part of a fantastic series of…
12 – Reading Reddit
May 12, 2014 • 46 min
Join Daniel Messer, the Cyberpunk Librarian, for another episode of Cyberpunk Librarian! On this episode we talk about sub-reddits and recommend a bunch of them for your library, technology, educational, and informational needs! Links MetaReddit –…
11 – Take Back Your Data
Apr 28, 2014 • 53 min
Join Daniel Messer, the Cyberpunk Librarian, as he discusses the ways, the means, and the reasons for taking back control of your data. Do you really need a cloud based solution? Maybe not! And even if you do, make sure you get the right thing for your…
10 – What I Use
Apr 5, 2014 • 44 min
What makes my everyday list of things that I use? From my phone to my computer there are certain apps and hardware that I use every single day to get things done and make projects happen! Links My operating system of choice: Firefox Evernote (My…
09 – Podcasting Podcasts
Mar 24, 2014 • 51 min
This time around Daniel Messer, the Cyberpunk Librarian, talks about some of his favourite podcasts! Links 99% Invisible Bad Voltage Hello Internet Knightwise.com MacBreak Weekly Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project Ihnatko Almanac The Linux Action…
08 – Getting Physical at the Front Desk
Mar 9, 2014 • 36 min
Join Dan, the Cyberpunk Librarian, for an episode on what happens and what to do when things go down. No, not computers. What do you do when there’s going to be a fight and you’re going to be one of the participants? It’s a problem some librarians face,…
07 – OneBook Goes FOSS
Mar 2, 2014 • 41 min
This week, the Cyberpunk Librarian takes a look at running a state-wide digital book initiative using FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) and Dropbox. The costs are low and the reward is high on this episode of Cyberpunk Librarian. Links WordPress –…
06 – Scripting Your Way Out of Mundanity
Feb 10, 2014 • 32 min
Welcome to the sixth episode of Cyberpunk Librarian! Join Dan as he talks about using AutoHotkey for scripting your way out of boring, repetitive tasks! Make your life easier by investing a couple of hours in writing code and saving days of work down the…
05 – Charlie Bucket’s Dad
Jan 26, 2014 • 23 min
Do you know how to use your tools? I mean, really? You should learn how to use everything you use and learn how to use it all well. You’ll make your life, and your job, easier and hey, you might become a mentor. Join Dan for Episode 5 and find out how!…
04 – STEM Vids
Jan 12, 2014 • 36 min
Confused by STEM? What does STEM even mean? Is it different from STEAM? Oh man, librarians love their acronyms, don’t they? Check out this episode where we talk about STEM and introduce some great videos to get you started! Links The Brady Haran Videos –…
03 – Elementary My Dear OS
Dec 29, 2013 • 19 min
Fire up your public and staff computers with elementary OS! It’s pretty, easy to use, and people won’t think they’re getting some cheap-o operating system. Thanks for checking out out the show! Share it with your friends and help the show grow! Links…
02 – Oh Shaarli You’re All Alone
Dec 14, 2013 • 21 min
The Cyberpunk Librarian returns to talk about a bookmark aggregator that can be yours and yours alone. It’s simple to use, easy to install, so why not share with Shaarli? Thanks for tuning in, downloading, and listening to Episode 2 of the show! Tell your…
01 – The Open Source Writer
Dec 1, 2013 • 32 min
Welcome to the relaunch of the Cyberpunk Librarian podcast! I’m back on the airwaves, or at the very least a wireless router or two, with a new podcast that’s pretty similar to the old podcast. As much as I love video and making videos, I find I just…
Cyberpunk Librarian – Test Cast
Nov 29, 2013 • 3 min
This is just a test cast to make sure things are working properly with a new feed! But check out cyberpunklibrarian.com for upcoming episodes of Cyberpunk Librarian!