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September 26, 2007

Back and podcasting to boot. Yep, that’s right. The “first corporate podcast” kid is back in the ring to take another swing. 

It’s not polished. It’s done with stock kit. It’s not edited. It’s done in one take.

It’s as much as I can fit in THREE minutes. I’ll try to do this daily with the hope of getting better and more focused. But, if I don’t have anything to say… I’m not going to waste your time and mine with more rambling stupidity than I’m already known for.

Robert… This is your doing man! Well, you, Adam and Jeff. The whole idea of a personal, do it yourself media space… Yeah, you guys are the reason this high-quality production stuff is being driven down to the desktop. And, for that, thanks!


The production of the gWH!Z podcast is done with a MacBookPro, QuickTime Pro, the old school iSight (GREAT audio recorder when handheld),, files saved as .mov and converted to 22.050 MHz MP3s via iTunes, and last and certainly not least… Leopard for the OS.

BluePhoneElite + OSX = Nirvana!

December 28, 2006

Finallly! Finally! FINE UH LEE!!

BluePhoneElite beta 2

BluePhoneElite beta 2 is exactly what I have been seeking all these many long months. I don’t need no stinking iPhone! 🙂 (I probably do actually… just ’cause). There were only two things I wasn’t thrilled with in the release version and beta 2 gives me pause.

  • I said I wanted talk through. Got it! Called my office land line. Left a message and it’s most definitely passable.
  • I said I wanted the ability to record conversations. Haven’t quite figured out the finer points but I think with SoundFlowerBed + my audio recording apps I’m going to have a serious shot at making podcast recordings VERY easily no matter where I might be (London, Bahrain, Tulsa, Houston… wherever really).

This is so cool!

Now I have to contact those wacky folks at Mira and arrange an interview!

The Levelator

October 12, 2006

GigaVox Media, Inc. » The Levelator™

Now, that’s just too darned cool! I’m going to have to give this a serious spin.

Journal Abstracts Via ODEO

September 27, 2006

Testing some audio embed features from ODEO. Lessee if it works…


Wonder what you folks think of the audio quality and the “listenability” of the voice.

Also, have a channel at ODEO now. Nifty.

Apple Tells Podcast Ready “Cease & Desist”

September 23, 2006

From the Listening Post at Wired…

OK, so a bunch of us have bandied about the old “p” word. Used it a time or two myself. Now Apple wants to shut down or otherwise govern its use!? When they don’t even hold the rights to the word!? Huh!? (more…)

Ze Frank at TEDTalks 2004

September 5, 2006

K. So, I’m going through my podcasts checking out what’s new in the world and apparently my TEDTalks podcast was updated over the long weekend and lo and behold! Ze Frank delivered a talk at TED 2004! WHAT!?

More interesting still is the Genre meta for his session is a bit… curious. Don’t cha think?

Ze at TED Click to see larger image.

He’s a huge influence in my life. 😉

So much that I was trying for all of 45 seconds this weekend to get Logan to do a Power Move to send in… sucked. Horribly. No way that’s getting submitted. It goes in the “vault of embarassing moments”. Ah, leverage for the tender years…

iTunes Producer and SELLING Content at iTMS

May 9, 2006

Have you ever wondered how labels sign on with Apple’s iTMS? I sure have. (more…)

Allen Press Emerging Trends

April 29, 2006

Sitting front and cetner at the Allen Press Emerging Trends event this past week. Dubbed the “Future of Scholarly Journal Publishing”. Some friendly & familiar faces in the crowd and on the speaking docket.

All these things that really tweaking my interests as a publisher:
“Deconstructing the Journal” (Session 1);
“Mandated Self Archiving – Effects on Journal Publishing” (Session 2) also known as “Open Access”; and
“Measuring Article Impact”

On this last session there is a not-so-little-known company (Thomson) behind the scenes which effectively ranks the journal world and in essence ranks the desirability or attractiveness of a journal to potential authors. I liken this to Technorati’s Authority meter.

I just now had a brief visit with Greg Suprock of Nature Publishing. Tim O’Reilly’s blog entry on Open Text Mining and what’s going on at NPG led me on an interesting treck across the Nature family of pubs/technologies last night. Holy cow they’re VAST! and tremendously competent! Gotta get a moment with Timo to talk shop.