TinyScreenfuls Podcast 2006-01-11 – Portland Podcasting Presentation

Here’s a podcast that I’ve been meaning to post for a while – the audio of a presentation I gave at the last Portland Podcasting meetup group. The topic was Podcasting from Mobile Devices, a reprise of the session I did at Podcast Academy back in October.

You can download the MP3 file directly (14MB, 27 minutes), or subscribe to the TinyScreenfuls Podcast RSS feed in your favorite enclosure-aware aggregator to receive this and future podcasts automagically.

I had a great time at the meetup, as you’ll be able to tell by the audio. I love getting up in front of people, and telling them about something I love to talk about, crack jokes, etc. If you’re in the Portland area, you should join us for the montly meetups. Check out PortlandPodcasting.org for the details. We’ve got such an awesome community of podcasters, listeners, and enthusiasts here. I love it! πŸ™‚


TinyScreenfuls Podcast 2006-01-06

Brian came over to my cube on Friday, and we took a little while to catch up from over from the holidays, and record a show. We just put the M-Audio Microtrack recorder on my desk and talked, so there’s some office background noise, but c’est la vie at Intel. Don’t miss the part where my CVS disposable video camera freaks out and starts making a loud annoying sound that we can’t stop (around the 35 minute mark). Hilarity ensues. πŸ™‚

You can download the MP3 file directly (20 MB, about 45 minutes), or subscribe to the Tinyscreenfuls Podcast Feed in your favorite aggregator.

Some highlights of this week’s show:

  • Hands-on with a Lenovo Thinkpad X41 Tablet PC
  • Hands-on with my new Nintendo DS and “Malcolm”, my lab puppy in Nintendogs. We take Malcolm for a walk around the neighborhood, play at the park with other dogs, and pick up poop. Bet you never thought you’d hear that on this show. πŸ™‚
  • Waiting for Verizon Fios fiber broadband install
  • Quick review of the M-Audio Microtrack recorder that I’m using to record this
  • More Josh-powered podcasts coming to Intel…
  • My CVS disposable digital video camera freaks out on us, making a loud squealing noise. Listen to Brian and I fumble around frantically to get the battery compartment open to pull the batteries and kill it. Comedy gold. πŸ™‚
  • Why I came in and worked on the January 2 holiday…
  • Demo of the PVC marshmallow shooter I made from the HowToons comic in MAKE Magazine

Enjoy the first podcast of the new year, and let us know what you think! πŸ™‚


TinyPodcast 2005-12-13 – M-Audio Microtrack Initial Review

I picked up an M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 digital recorder, and have spent about 24 hours with it so far. Here’s a short audio review (5 minutes, 2MB) of the device, as I was telling Brian and some others about it during a Blogging Academy session today.

The show was recorded on the Microtrack device, with the intro being recorded on the included little stereo mic, and the rest being recorded on the Shure 8900 dynamic mic that I usually use for TinyPodcast.

Quality isn’t the greatest, but I’m only starting to use this new recorder, as well as switching from Audacity to Adobe Audition for editing and post processing, so this should mark the beginning on what I hope will be a big jump in the audio quality of TinyPodcast.

Have a listen, and let me know what you think!


Podcast Academy: Podcasting from Mobile Devices

Doug Kaye has started posting the audio from Podcast Academy, and mine is the first session up!

You can download the MP3 file directly (16MB, 35 minutes), or subscribe to the TinyPodcast feed in your favorite podcast aggregator (iTunes, Juice, etc.) to receive my podcasts automatically.

Here’s what IT Conversations has to say about me and my session on Podcasting from Mobile Devices:

Great podcasts come from having great content, not expensive equipment. With some basic kit and knowledge anyone can produce a show. The Podcast Academy was created with the idea of sharing information so that as many people as possible can get their audio online.

In this session from the first Podcast Academy, which was organized by The Conversations Network, Josh Bancroft talks about podcasting with the absolute minimum hardware. He discusses how to record using a cellphone, PDA or MP3 player. With the knowledge that Josh shares you will be able to podcast from just about anywhere.

Have a listen, and let me know what you think!

Podcasts, Video

Video of Blogging Academy Photoblogging Session Posted

I’ve posted the video/screen capture of the Blogging Academy session on Photoblogging I did last week. The audio is the same as the previously-released podcast on the topic, but this adds a full video capture of my screen that shows everything I was doing as I talked about how I use Flickr for easy photoblogging. I think the video adds quite a bit to this topic, for someone looking for how to do “Photoblogging 101”.

The video is in WMV format, 1024×768 pixels, because I used the free Windows Media Encoder to record it. If someone knows of a free way to capture the screen to video in MPEG4, H.264, DivX, or some other more palatable codec, I’m all ears. I also posted a transcoded MPEG4 320×240 iPod-friendly version, just so I could put it on my iPod with video and show it to people. However, it’s a lot harder to make out what’s on my screen at that lower resolution. πŸ˜‰

If you’re interested, or know someone who is (come on, we’ve all got a friend or family member that asks “so what’s this blogging thing I keep hearing about?”), head on over to BloggingAcademy.com for 101-type discussions about blogging, podcasting, wikis, and all the cool new stuff that you can do these days on the web. πŸ™‚