AmeriNZ 365 – So, anyway…

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016There are reasons I’ve been away, and I talk about that today. FIrst though, I announce a delay in talking about the results of the first full year of solar power at my house. There’s a reason for that: I forgot something.

I changed the “theme” used on the AmeriNZ Podcast site to one that’s simpler and less cluttered. Hopefully it’ll also fix some of the problems I’ve had in recent months.

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AmeriNZ 364 – Changes all around

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016This is the first episode of the sixteenth season of the AmeriNZ Podcast—sort of. There have been some changes to New Zealand’s response to Covid 19, and I talk about that first. Then, I talk about some changes closer to home—well, in my home, actually.

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Links for this episode
”New Zealand to stay at Red as vaccine passes and most mandates end” – NZ Government media release
”Update on COVID-19 cases — 8 April 2022” – I referred to these stats.

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AmeriNZ 363 – Fifteen Years

Today is the Fifteenth Anniversary of the AmeriNZ Podcast! I’m as surprised as anyone that this anniversary has arrived.

Today I just talk about the podcast, the things that shaped the way the podcast changed over the years, and some of the challenges I face. I’ve never talked about a lot of this stuff, certainly not all in one place. It was only when I thought back on all this that I realised how much I’ve gone through to get to this point. Kinda proud of myself, to be honest.

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Links for this episode
”Fifteen years of the AmeriNZ Podcast” – My blog post about this anniversary. It has the text I read at the end of this episode.
”A blog version of a ‘haul’ video” – The tongue-in-cheek blog post I mentioned.

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AmeriNZ 360 – Boosted times

I’m boosted! I talk about that first today, along with a few other life updates, until I get to my main topic, a voice message asking me why I think New Zealand hasn’t had the same level of protests over Covid that Australia and the USA have had. As it happens, it’s something I’ve thought about quite a bit, and I’ve developed a view about it. As always, it’s just my opinion, and I welcome comments here or by audio message.

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AmeriNZ 359 – Another New Year

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016First episode of the year! The reasons it took so long to return aren’t much different than in the past, but it’s a good idea to start with talk about what’s changed since last time. Related, I was really glad to see the end of 2021.

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Links for this episode
All of my blog posts related to NZ’s Covid Lockdowns
All my blog posts on my projects
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AmeriNZ 358 – On hold again

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Last week I had one set of updates about Covid in New Zealand, and then everything changed a couple days later—and then kept changing. I talk about that first, before talking about some sad news I didn’t mention last week, followed by an update on one of my projects.

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Links for this episode
“COVID-19: Vaccine data” – This is the official data from the NZ Ministry of Health, updated weekly.
“Northland moves to Alert Level 3 tonight”1News
“Back up to Level 3” – My blog post on Waikato going to Level 3.
“The worried well” – My blog post from yesterday, before the new announcement.
Super Saturday – From the official government website.
“Farewell, Jake” – My blog post on Jake’s death.
“Open, says me” – My post on the development on my Mac Project.
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AmeriNZ 357 – Projected Living

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Back with an update on what’s been going on since I last podcasted. I talk about what’s going on with New Zealand and with me. That’s a lot of ground to cover, but at the end of this episode, everything’s basically updated.

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Links for this episode
“COVID-19: Vaccine data” – This is the official data from the NZ Ministry of Health, updated weekly.
“Covid-19 modelling: 90 percent vaccination needed to avoid lockdowns”RNZ
“A COVID-19 vaccination model for Aotearoa New Zealand” – The detailed modelling report from Te Pūnaha Matatini.
“Lockdown v2 begins” – When our Lockdown began.
“Level 3 v2 begins” – When we went down a level.
“A whole new two” – When we went back to Level 2.
“The biggest project of all” – The garage project.
“Honouring an important stranger” – My post about honouring Gary.
“Ye Olde Macintosh Project” – All my posts about YOMP.
“The spirit is somewhat willing” – I quoted from this post about some of the rough times I went through.
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AmeriNZ 356 – Eine schwierige Zeit

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016This is probably the most “me” episode in a very a long time. I begin today with the obvious: Talking about where I’ve been, and why I wasn’t podcasting. It was personal.

I move on to talking about what I’ve been up to (including what may have contributed to my difficult time): I’ve been working on projects, and there’s an update to the solar energy project. There’s even a health update.

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Links for this episode
“COVID-19: Vaccine data” – This is the official data from the NZ Ministry of Health, updated weekly.
“Estimated population of NZ” – This is the source of the population estimate I use to work out the percentage of New Zealanders who have been vaccinated. It is from States NZ, a NZ Government entity, and the estimate is updated every three months.
“The secret war” – The blog post I read.
“Powerful news” – My latest blog post on the solar power project.
“Trying again” – The latest blog post on my health journey.
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AmeriNZ 355 – Sun cents

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Not for the first time, I decided to re-record because I didn’t like what I’d done. This time, that allowed me to add more stuff to talk about..

After the Covid and NZ news, I update where things are at with my solar energy system. After that, I talk about my recent guest spot on ArcherRadio. That leads me to talk about some changes I’m going to make in what I do on this podcast.

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Links for this episode
“COVID-19: Vaccine data” – This is the official data from the NZ Ministry of Health, updated weekly.
“Estimated population of NZ” – This is the source of the population estimate I use to work out the percentage of New Zealanders who have been vaccinated. It is from States NZ, a NZ Government entity, and the estimate is updated every three months.
“Covid-19: Man who flew from Perth during lockdown now in managed isolation”Stuff
“Brisbane Airport green zone breach traveller tests positive for Covid-19”RNZ
“Covid-19: Air NZ reports bubble breach as Rarotonga traveller connects direct to Perth”Stuff
“India travel ban lifts as New Zealanders stuck there
plead for help to get them home”
RNZ
“Sun cents” – My blog post about the PV solar energy system that I talked about.

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Guest Spot on ArcherRadio: ‘Catching Up With Arthur’

Last Friday (my time), I met up with Paul of ArcherRadio so we could record a new episode for his show, and “Catching Up With Arthur” is now available. It’s a long episode (roughly an hour and a quarter), of which the first 45 minutes is a chat about where I’m at, my journey through grief, etc. Paul asked me the one question I think’s a sort of the “elephant in the room” because one no one has asked it before, though I bet a lot of people are wondering about it (I’ll talk about that question in an upcoming blog post).

Paul and I last caught up like this back in 2018 (and it was also a long episode). We both had some challenges along the way, and for me, I wasn’t really interesting interest in podcasting for the past 18 months. Things are changing for me in so many ways, and returning to podcasting is among the most public.

Paul and I have been friends for a very long time, stretching all the way back to when I was a brand-new podcaster back in 2007. More adventures are planned.

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Link for this episode
ArcherRadio

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