The Shortcuts series from IBM is very good. It is easy to digest, interesting and engaging – recommended. I also listened to an old-ish episode of Taking Notes from earlier in the year, featuring Ed Brill; a couple of developerWorks podcasts; and some stuff from IBM’s internal podcasting site.
When I felt like some music, I had a spin through some tracks I found on Fred Wilson’s excellent AVC blog, which I’ve followed for a long time. A particular revelation was the Ray Lamontagne cover of Crazy by Gnarls Barkley. Unlike Fred, I can’t stand the original: I hate the musical style.This version let me listen to the lyrics and enjoy the lazy guitar – it was great.
Incidentally, if you feel like exploring Fred’s blog further, I also love the song George Romero by the Sprites that he featured back in May. A little silly, but also quite a grower.
Finally, combining the IBM and music themes – you really should check out some of my favourite musical IBMers. Lisa Swain and Seven Ender were both featured in our internal Battle of the Bands podcast earlier in the year, and I am completely hooked on their sounds. You can hear both of them via their sites, so it is fairly easy to dip in and see what you think.