I’ve been very busy with event jobs recently and haven’t posted on the blog as much as I would like to. Because of this, I have not kept you up to date with episodes of The Private Citizen. So here’s a list of the shows I’ve released during the last four weeks:
In response to some input from listeners, I feel it is necessary to explain some things about how I cover the war in Ukraine and how I feel about wars in general. Let’s talk about wars, international law and justice.
What does the Russian war in Ukraine have in common with the Russian invasion of Finland in 1939? What is different? And what can we learn from this about how the current war is going?
I don’t like Elon Musk. But I think him buying Twitter isn’t a bad thing. The people who do, however, are either unintentionally wrong or they are actively fighting on the side of censorship and propaganda, like the US intelligence community.
Blockchain technology is one of the biggest buzzwords in tech in recent times. But what are blockchains and what do you need them for, really? Spoiler: Not much, actually.
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“Daily Doodle, 29 April 2022”
My friend Jonathan and I have started a new video series where we play the Russian hardcore shooter Escape from Tarkov and talk about life’s simple pleasures and major disappointments. We used to do this on a podcast, but have decided that a YouTube series was better suited for this kind of thing as people wanted to see the gameplay as well.
The first episode is up now and it features us totally dominating Woods. Well, kinda. Mostly Jonathan. I do manage to kill one scav by magdumping my AK in his general direction, though. Have a look. It was a lot of fun to record:
New episodes every Monday.
“Daily Doodle, 28 April 2022”
For the longest time, I’ve meant to create a show where I look very in-depth at individual Star Trek episodes. I’ve tried several different approaches in the past that didn’t work or didn’t make it out of the planning stage and I’ve now decided on a dedicated YouTube show. For this, I have created a new YouTube channel called Star Dregs, which can be reached via stardregs.com.
The plan for this show is that I will look at all Star Trek episodes in series order (TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT, for starters). Well, or as far as I get before I die of old age. In the first episode, I look at the originally unaired pilot for Star Trek – The Original Series called “The Cage”:
“The investigative journalist is the propagandist’s natural enemy, as the former serves the public interest , while the latter tends to work against it.”
— Mark Crispin Miller, introduction to the 2005 Ig Publishing edition of Edward Bernays’ Propaganda
“Notebook Sketch XLIV-47”
The Grafted Blade Greatsword from Elden Ring