Find oldest file in Google Docs/Drive

Maybe. This is the only way I could come up with. I have the Google Drive app on my MacBook. It syncs with my account in the cloud so anytime I add a file either place, within a few seconds it’s in both. When I open the app on my MacBook I see fields across the top just as I do in Finder (it might be finder). File name, Date modified, etc. I just added “Date created” and then sorted by that field (newest to oldest). Then I opened each folder, one at a time, and looked for the older file in that folder.
Assuming I’m not overlooking something, the oldest doc I have is from April of 2010. Google Drive launched in February 2007. This would mean I didn’t use Google for the first few years. Can’t imagine why but that’s possible.

Earning that Land Line Badge

My friend Jason shared this photo taken at a Cub Scout meeting where the scouts learned how to use a landline telephone. He insists some of them had never used one. What’s to learn, you ask? What’s a “dial tone” and why do you have to wait until you hear it before dialing the number.

What sort of doomsday scenario would find a youngster… and all of his/her friends… without a working mobile phone? It could happen, I guess, but good look finding a “pay phone.”

Will Eagle Scouts someday earn a badge for learning how to drive a non-autonomous vehicle? Many laugh at the idea, but it seems plausible to me that a child born today will never “drive” a vehicle except in some theme part or VR environment.

Paying for podcasts

The good news: The Ricky Gervais Show (podcast) does not end after show #12. The not-quite-as-good news: the show will now cost $1.95 per episode (or $6.95 for the season). I think it’s perfectly reasonable for those guys to get paid. I’m not sure I’ll pay two bucks a pop, however. Pretty sure I’d go for 99 cents per. And they’re moving the show from iTunes to Audible. I’ll probably check it out but if I had to guess, I’ll move on to something else. And I really like the show. Just not enough.

Casual content creators

Evan Williams is one of the people that created Blogger and is now trying to do something similar for podcasting (Odeo). He explains clearly and simply why podcasting is catching on and why it is somehow more than –or at least different– than radio as I have always known it: (By way of Scripting News.)

While blogging can be about playing on a world stage to influence, gain audience, and, potentially, monetize (the same goals as most other media), there are millions of people who are happily publishing daily without those motivations. For them, it’s more about expression, self-reflection, and communication. I call these people “casual content creators.” It’s not just that they’re amateur or part of the great, unwashed, Long Tail. It’s that they’re playing a different game.