• Find us on on every major podcasting platform (Spotify, Amazon Music, Samsung Podcasts, Podcast Index, Listen Notes, RSS.com, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Tune In, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Deezer) - just search up polyChromatique!

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    We release new episodes weekly, typically on Sundays, or at the latest Mondays. Occasionally, we publish/air our podcast on a more frequent basis. Check it out and let us know what you think by commenting on the podcasts listed on our website directly, or by reaching out to us directly by using our contact form. If you enjoy our podcasts please rate and subscribe to them (especially if you use Apple Podcasts!). Furthermore, if you're interested in donating to help motivate us to make them more often, please let us know! Either way, we'd love to hear from you! Thanks!

  • COVID published Mon, 03 Apr 2023 11:18:14 -0600 by admin

    Hey everyone. Just reaching out to let you know that we have been sick with COVID this past week. I think we are unfortunately going to have to take the week off and return for a two-week follow-up podcast. While my Mom didn't have it as bad, I have been dealing with both cough, flu-like symptoms and what's worse - nausea (which has continued, but especially worse early on). Anyways, thanks for your continued support and we look forward to putting out a new podcast ASAP.
  • Lack of Updates published Wed, 22 Mar 2023 10:24:36 -0600 by admin

    Hi there. Just wanted to provide a quick update. I apologize that it has been 10 days without the release of a new episode. While we had planned on recording one on Monday, work has been stressfilled for my Mom and I have also been going through quite a bit of emotions myself. We would appreciate your feedback when it comes to episode ideas. March for us on record is one of the hardest months for a variety of reasons. This time of year has weather that matches the feel. So anyways, if we are unable to put one out this week, we will certainly get to one this weekend. We'll update you again in the event those plans change. Thanks for your continued support through this time. We truly appreciate it!
  • Next Podcast Airing and A Few Site Updates published Fri, 24 Feb 2023 11:36:58 -0700 by admin

    Hey there, how is everyone?! Anyways, just a really quick update here. I have updated the episodes section on each respective page to populate from our database, rather than pulling dynamically on-demand with each page visit. This is not only better for the server, but moreover, also for your site experience. You should notice that the pages load faster now as a result. However, with these changes, it also means that we'll only be pulling the most recent episodes from our RSS.com podcast page only every 5 minutes. So when a new podcast lands, it may take just a little bit for the server's cron script to catch it, before it's released here. If you find duplicate episodes listed, it means we made some sort of change to the podcast's information. Eventually, I will filter these results out, but they do provide a good history snapshot, for those circumstances. Finally, as you may have noticed, we have added transcripts to our podcasts that are generated via vosk and recasepunc, from the official vosk website. We cannot thank them enough for these FREE language models. It takes around 10 minutes to generate a transcript for a 2 hour podcast using the command line. We'll be adding this to our regular workflow, but it's our intention to eventually come back and providate editing to the episode transcripts as there is a 3-5% error rate, and also because it doesn't label the speaker. But, by posting them immediately and later editing them, it should offer us a chance to increase our SEO score, non-artificially. Finally, as far as updates regarding myself, Zach here: I have been having it really rough. I am having a hard time with PT, breakdown in the skin with my leg, prosthesis socket fitting issues and also still find the idea that I'll be dealing with this for the rest of my life, really... really challenging. I have been trying to practice grace with myself and trying not really to maintain positivity, more than neutrality with the thoughts that these challenges and difficulities are life long and change so much about myself. Also, I am having to content with the idea that I don't have a job to go back to. I plan to volunteer a few hours each week, in the next few weeks to month (or as I'm able), to test the waters and for the normalcy. I wish I was relishing with my time on disability and while in some ways I have been enjoying time sleeping in and attempts at relaxation (some of which are successful), I'm anxious with the prospects of juggling a new job. I don't know if I'll be forced into a computer job of sorts - going forward, if my employer will be understanding with my limitations - especially around weather and not overdoing it, and finally I'm uncertain if I'll be able to find as a rewarding and identity-reaffirming job with a boss that is an anti-micromangager and a job that can offer me more certain security. There has been a lot of beauty in living vulnerably over these years, but I need both an increase in pay, along with an increase in job security. I am tired of living on edge, for so little pay, but I would choose less pay if it means the difference between enjoying myself at my job, vs. hating my job altogether. Finally, I have just been watching season 1 and 2 of Nirvanna the band the show. It's sad that there isn't a third season, and may never be one. It's one of my all-time favorite shows for how it blurs the lines between story telling, reality and shock value. Its clever. Matt Johnson, the director, is about to release his third directoral/screen play debut, with Blackberry (2023), a movie that is slated for june that has already received a rating of 100% on RottenTomatoes and if you look at the reviews for his show Nirvanna the band the show (no relation to Kurt Cobaine's Nirvana - no, it's much funnier), then you will see the show too received crtiical praise. The biggest problem is it has largly flown off the mainstream's radar. It has a niche, but extremely dedicated following. It used to air on VICELAND from 2016 to 2017 and features the real Matt and Jay, who are clearly best friends and use their childish-schemes, unabashedly and failingly to get a show at the Rivoli. However, Canada divsion shut down and so now season 3 is in limbo. They make creative use of fair-use law and really push the limits on everything. Anyways, I hope one day I'll be able to have Matt Johnson on this show to interview him. We're both the same age, from the same 90s video-game console generation, so I especially appreciate the popular-media references and other nostalgia it exploits my heart strings. Besides, he largely reminds me of the type of random stuff my friends and I would dream up during our childhoods and I find comfort in watching that sort of stuff right now. I really haven't grieved over the loss of my leg, or fully-pursued legal options yet to remedy what I constantly and continually feel is a complete shit of a situation. It can feel helpless at times, so I'll take the distractions and truly hope if I hang on for the next two years, the promises/assurances from my physical therapist and physiatrist come to fruition because I cannot stand to live this way forever. I can't. I digressed. Anyways, if you are passionate/willing and would like to volunteer to help us transcribe our podcasts, we would absolutely love your help. Please let us know by reaching out if you have the time and interest (even if its just for a few episodes and not an ongoing commitment)! Oh and most importantly, rate and/or subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts!! It would truly help us out! We might plan a day for all of our listeners to subscribe so we can maybe get pushed to the front page. We are doing everything we can, including taking the time with the transcripts to improve our rank.
  • Unfiltered Special Podcast Drops Tomorrow published Sun, 19 Feb 2023 17:28:16 -0700 by admin

    For those of you that take the time to visit the official site, we wanted to share with you that we will be releasing a special edition of the podcast tomorrow at 7AM MST. The episode delves more into the lives of the co-hosts. Consider it our effort to come across genuine and authentic and we ourselves are the topic of the podcast!
  • Energy bill decoding key from the 3rd podcast (2-15-2023) published Wed, 15 Feb 2023 20:52:14 -0700 by admin

    Line Item Name Description / Purpose Service & Facility meter on the home, Xcel reading the meter, billing you and providing customer service
    RETOU on/mid/off-peak [missing currently] time of day - only applies to smart meter customers
    Winter Season Ele 1-4 Qtr (Nº 1) actual gas usage for previous quarter. Qtr 1 (Jan-Mar) is the least expensive and qtr 4 is the most expensive (Oct-Dec)
    Spring Season Ele 1-4 Qtr (Nº 2) actual gas usage for next quarter if billing occurs mid month during a quarterly transition period
    Trans Cost Adj charge to pay for transmission lines
    Elec Commodity Adj (ECA Nº 1) the actual fuel cost to generate the energy we use (this is the overhead gas usage, used my Xcel to generate the electricity), previous quarter
    Elec Commodity Adj (ECA Nº 2) current month (for split month adjustments), new quarter if current bill transitions into next quarter of the year
    Demand Side Mgmt Cost helps to fund rebate incentives for home owners to install smart thermostats, LED light bulbs from Xcel, this helps fund this subsidy
    Trans Elec Plan helps to fund rebate incentives for home owners to install smart thermostats, LED light bulbs from Xcel, this helps fund this subsidy
    Purch Cap Cost Adj (PCCA Nº 1) energy purchased by Xcel from a 3rd party, previous quarter
    Purch Cap Cost Adj (PCCA Nº 2) energy purchased by Xcel from a 3rd party, new quarter if current bill transitions into next quarter of the year
    GRSA E electricity rate change that was not paid for in the previous section (adjustment per if they didn’t bill enough in the previous rate charges above)
    EGCRR Feb 2021 and will last until Feb 2024 when Xcel purchased very expensive natural gas from the winter cold snap to cover surge in demand and keep gas flowing
    Renew. Energy Std Adj 1% of the bill to fund renewable energy effort generation initiative in Colorado
    Energy Plan Adj pay Xcel back for retiring multiple coal plants early
    Energy Assistance Chg bill assistance for those in need, passed by Colorado legislature; you can optionally opt out of this charge, but by default you are billed for it
    Franchise Fee (3%) covers the associated costs owed by the owner of the branch to the umbrella parent company, in this case Xcel, 3%
    Therm multiplier cubic feet of gas into therms (Question: what determines the therm multiplier?)
    Line Item Name Description / Purpose
    Service & Facility meter on the home, Xcel reading the meter, billing you and providing customer service
    Usage Charge covers Xcel gets you gas, for instance storage, pipelines, etc (gas infrastructure to deliver gas to distribution hubs, then into your home)
    Interstate Pipeline covers cost to move gas onto Xcel’s system
    Natural Gas 1-4 Qtr (Nº 1) actual gas usage for previous quarter. Qtr 1 (Jan-Mar) is the least expensive and qtr 4 is the most expensive (Oct-Dec)
    Natural Gas 1-4 Qtr (Nº 2) actual gas usage for next quarter if billing occurs mid month during a quarterly transition period
    DSMCA incentive program like funds rebates for home owners to install more efficient gas appliances / insulate their homes
    RDS where is it??
    GRSA-P gas pipeline adjustment cost due to rate change, this can either be in the form of refund for overpaying, or in the form of bill for underpaying - true-up
    EGCRR (Nº 1 line item) repay from Feb 2021 - Feb 2025 when cold snap caused Xcel to purchase really expensive natural gas, previous quarter
    EGCRR (Nº 2 line item) repay from Feb 2021 - Feb 2025 when cold snap caused Xcel to purchase really expensive natural gas, next quarter if billing period occurs between quarters
    GRSA is any amount that is still due to underpaying after all other associated costs have been calculated
    Energy Assistance Chg is an optional charge you can opt out of that helps those with financial need reduce the financial burden of their bills
    Franchise Fee (3%) covers the associated costs owed by the owner of the branch to the umbrella parent company, in this case Xcel, 3%
  • Contact Form is working + Next Podcast published Wed, 15 Feb 2023 12:32:16 -0700 by admin

    Hey everyone, I would like to apologize if over the course of the past few days we have fallen off the map. This is mostly because life has gotten in the way of life and unfortunately, we haven't had the necessary block of time to record and publish another podcast. We're expecting that we'll be able to post another either tonight, or tomorrow. If for whatever reason we deviate from that plan, then you can at least expect we'll post our weekly one, by this weekend, as planned. We also have the contact form up and working, however, it will require for you to be logged into an account using a magicLogin link. For those of you that are having problems with logging in, we'd suggest trying a different web-browser. From our tests, Orion, a MacOS-based web-browser had problems with the forms, but Safari and Firefox didn't. We're not entirely sure what the issue is, but it appears to be browser related. Orion is currently operating under beta, so that's not entirely expected. However, if you find problems with Microsoft Edge, or another browser, please use a different browser to get in touch and with some additional data points, we'll be better able to troubleshoot the problem further.
  • Ability to comment published Mon, 13 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0700 by admin

    I had just added the ability to comment on episodes when logged in. Most of the site functionality is just very-based functional. I plan on going back through the code and performing a rewrite of the code, proper, at some point. As far as timing of the next podcast: While we have technically been keeping up with our commitment to posting new episodes weekly, last week we were hoping to get two out to you and if everything goes according to plan, we'll be publishing / airing another podcast tonight.
  • Just for a quick announcement published Sun, 12 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0700 by admin

    While we had initially planned to record our second podcast this week this afternoon - unfortunately, time, energy, and life got in the way - we had to handle weekly grocery shopping and cooking that took longer than we had anticipated. Therefore, we will plan on recording our third podcast likely by tomorrow night. Stay tuned because in this next podcast, we have some announcements regarding a possible guest format for the show - which could include you.
  • This page is under very active development published Thu, 09 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0700 by admin

    Our goal is to transform the official website into a nexus of active listener interaction and intend to not only deliver on this goal, but moreover, for the system to be so dead-simple that our listeners and fans will actually love to routinely leave us comments, feedback and/or moreover, interact with our podcast. Since simplicity, usability, and modularity are core to our design philosophy principles, we believe this will be a micro-site that you utilize regularly if you are a listener and we believe it will revolutionize site design and login systems for the better. The main take-away is we are not going to force you to remember yet another login/password credential and value minimalism and function over flashy/feature-laden design philosophies. The bottom-line is we're very excited in its formulation and when it's ready, we can't wait for you to see it! I suppose it also invites the opportunity/possibility to shake off the rust and demonstrate some innovative design prowess to add to the portfolio! The commenting system itself will be much more intuitive than what is featured on reddit, or currently on twitter with "thread-based, nested-mess" (as I like to call it!) ♥ ;-)