I really like librivox.org. For those of you who may not have heard of it before, it’s an effort to take works in the public domain and record them as mp3 and ogg files for anyone to download. It’s an awesome resource: I’ve listened to many of their recordings, and while the quality can be [...]
Archive for category: Audioblogs and Podcasting
Over the last couple of days, weeks, and even months, I’ve been pondering my participation in various social media: mostly my efforts at blogging and podcasting, but also my participation in things like Facebook and Twitter, as well as the possibility of using things like YouTube. I thought I’d toss out some ideas and ask [...]
Well, this morning we have eight or ten inches of snow on the ground at my Mom’s house, covered in a layer of ice from freezing rain. Last night, I shot this video of my brother’s dog playing in the snow. Addendum: Here’s a picture of Daisy in a more quiet mode.
What can I say? I was bored on the way home yesterday, and decided to record a 23 minute podcast, reviewing two of my moderately recent gadget purchases: The Delphi SKYFI2 receiver for XM satellite radio. The Panasonic DMC-TZ1 digital camera, a compact five megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom. I also gave a brief [...]
Quite some time ago, I started using Feedburner to republish my RSS feed.Â It’s nice because you can actually see who is reading your blog via RSS, what items they click through and the like.Â But I was sending a mixed message, you could subscribe to my feed either by the ordinary WordPress feed, or [...]
Checking in on Dave Slusher’s blog, I found that he was a voice in something called Geek Christmas Carol, which I find you can download from Friends In Tech. Neat. Also, perusing the comments there, I found that someone else had done much the same thing: Podcast Pickle had produced A Podcast Christmas Carol. Check [...]
Well, I wish my experiment in podcasting was going out with a bang instead of a whimper, but for now, I’m closing the saga that was Brainwagon Radio. It may return in some retooled form in the future: I’m thinking that to really revitalize my interest in doing podcasts I need to find an appropriate [...]
I was looking for a nifty gadget to embed audio players inside WordPress posts. This was a nifty Audio player WordPress plugin that uses flash to play audio files. You can create simple links, and it creates a nice little Flash gadget to stream and play them. Here’s one that links to my last podcast [...]
Penguin Books is releasing the classic Dicken’s tale A Christmas Carol as a podcast. Go here and you can subscribe to it, or just download the mp3 files. They even have an AAC enhanced version for the iPod. Neat! Via BoingBoing And if you need some more audio, you could still avail yourself of the [...]
Last year, I wrote a script to eek out one episode of the classic radio serial The Cinnamon Bear each day leading up to Christmas Eve. I had a few subscribers, but just a few. Still, I think it’s a fun holiday serial, and I was gonna set it up to do the same this [...]
Each of the last two years, I’ve made mp3 files of the classic radio serial The Cinnamon Bear available here. This serial ran from November 29th through Christmas Eve, and I realized today that I haven’t got it queued up yet for this year. Expect it (and a more worthy introduction) by the end of [...]
If you really are doing it for the love, why bother assigning a number to it? Let’s put it another way: if my goal is to maximize the value that I create, I obviously can do that in a couple of different ways, I can either choose to concentrate and create things which are truly [...]
Need a spooky mp3 for your halloween party? Try this brief mp3 of Bach’s Toccatta and Fugue in D minor. I created this myself from an unlabelled MIDI file using Timidity, and I release as free for whatever use you can think of.
On October 30th, 1938, Orson Wells’ Mercury Theater broadcast what is quite likely the most famous radio play ever created: his own version of the classic H.G. Wells story The War of the Worlds. On the occasion of Halloween, and corresponding to the current opposition of Mars, it seems like an appropriate treat would be [...]
KNBR has posted a very nice tribute to Bay Area sportscasting legend Bill King. It’s amazing to me the breadth and depth of his experience and talent, and how many important events in sports history he was calling. Truly an amazing career. Check it out.