In this episode of The 9pm Probe, I visit Victoria’s Parliament House in Melbourne for a long chat with Fiona Patten MLC, leader and sole elected member of the Reason Party, formerly the Australian Sex Party.Continue reading “The 9pm Probe: Fiona Patten MLC”
Itâ€™s all about the learning this episode. You’ll learn some obvious things about the internet. Youâ€™ll learn how to manage your romantic relationships. And youâ€™ll learn how to improve your wellness in just a few seconds.Continue reading “The 9pm Summer Sunshine Perversion, Degeneracy, and Socialism”
My week of Monday 11 to Sunday 17 February 2019 was the kind of week I should’ve been having last month â€” monitoring events, getting some research done, and actually writing things. 2019 is finally under way. I think.
In an episode recorded live but in private in Hobart, Tasmania, we hear about sexuality and neuroscience, the sexuality of the stars, and the curious sexualities of the sex industry.
In this episode there’s talk of truth in advertising, Pluto, foetal development, frisbees, autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), the recently-discovered glymphatic system, the escorting business, the beginning of the universe, and much more.Continue reading “The 9pm Private House Forum 1: Hobart”
It has been my custom at the end of each year to list the most-read posts on my website. But this list for 2015 is most disappointing. Perhaps this list might be the last. Or at least the last in this form.
This website doesn’t get much traffic. Once you take out the home page, the about page, and the media page, most pages are only viewed few hundred times.
And in terms of popularity, you have to get past some ancient stuff that just happens to have plenty of Google juice — including all the pre-2015 items listed over the fold — before you get to something actually written in 2015. In 26th spot.
Even then, all ten items are posts related to The 9pm Edict podcast, and I’m pretty sure they only got traffic because I tweeted them repeatedly.
- Announcing â€œThe 9pm Live Animal Experiments 1â€, 3 November. Even this supposedly “most popular” post only scored 179 pageviews.
- The 9pm Sleepless in Canberra, 8 February.
- Coming Soon: The 9pm Urgent Hardware Refresh, 24 June.
- Live Blog: The 9pm Dirty, Dirty Chasm, which was published in May but taken down when I changed my mind.
- The 9pm Orgy of Confusion, 31 May.
- The 9pm Planet of Fascist Delusions, 21 June.
- The 9pm I can’t believe itâ€™s not January, 1 February.
- The 9pm Public House Forum 1, 13 September.
- The 9pm Malcolmgasm, 20 September.
- The 9pm Statement of Regret, 15 April.
The first text article is down at the the 56th spot, It’s time to turn around the Revenue Ship, and fast. It was published on 5 April, and scored just 103 pageviews.
My computer is dying. It’s dying fast. It’s not going to make it much longer, and certainly not through to when I’ll be able to afford a replacement. I need your help.
Previously I’ve had success with my Pozible crowdfunding campaigns to resurrect The 9pm Edict podcast, and to get me to Breakpoint and Ruxcon. So in a few days from now I’ll be launching The 9pm Urgent Hardware Refresh, a Pozible campaign based around a special podcast episode. The “rewards” for you contributions will help shape the content for that podcast.
Right now, I’m figuring out exactly how those rewards will work. After some discussion on Twitter last night, here’s what I’m thinking. Feedback please.
- For $50 or whatever, a Two Minutes Hate. You choose the topic, and I’ll rant about it in the podcast for two minutes. The topic can be absolutely anything. Should snakes be equipped with legs? Why does Peter Dutton look like a cabbage? What are the best ways to remove bloodstains from a carpet?
- For $100 or whatever, a Morning Glory. A wake-up call with a difference. I’ll phone you or your sleepy-headed friend at the appointed time — althogh I’m not sure how that can create podcast content, what with laws and stuff.
- I had thought of offering to write and perform an erotic poem about a public figure of your choice. That’d cost. Pants-off extra.
- @PointZeroOne suggested that one reward could allow you to nominate five question that I then put to a group of people in the pub. That one might be more expensive, because there’d be some work to do, and drinks to buy.
People have asked whether Rewards could be combined. An erotic poem as a wake-up call? Sure, why not?
The initial Pozible project goal will be whatever a new mid-high MacBook Pro plus AppleCare would be, plus a backup drive, plus costs. Stretch goals would be to up the specs of that machine, and then add cameras and microphones or whatever to improve my kit.
What I’d like from you right now are your ideas and comments on Pozible rewards and stretch goals.
Just comment below, or tweet at me, email me, or drive out and personally discuss them with me. No, actually, don’t do that last one. Comments close at 1400 AEST this Friday 26 June. I’ll then set up the Pozible project, which should go live
early next week .
Oh, and if you were wondering what’s wrong the computer, specifically…