Category: podcasting


Star Wars Picnic

It was more than just the Ewoks that spoiled this picnic

Figures that two events I love to attend would be the same day. Podcamp London and London Rogues Star Wars Picnic ended up the same day in entirely separate sections of London.

Sadly the weather was rainly, cold and high winds. It was the latter that took down London Rogues beloved walker rather than the Ewoks.  There is talk to moving the event indoors next year but it was also good to hear that they plan to resurrect the walker by then. My pictures of my brief stay at the picnic are up in the general gallery section.

Podcamp London was indoors at Research Park at UWO. I missed some sessions while stopping by the Star Wars Picnic. Still it was a great event. Even if they don’t change anything next year, it will be still be awesome. Bill Deys and his crew as well as the sponsors and all the presenters made it wonderful. I only wished I could have stayed the entire day rather than run around.

While at the Podcast meet at Molly Blooms Wednesday, one of the guys, Deys had both a Blackberry and a iPod Touch. I had programmed a start screen for iPhone so I was quite interested in how the website and the new menu for PDAs looked like on small screen.

The iTouch (as I call it) was amazing. It took a bit to get use to zooming in and out on pages (pinching the screen) but most of my thoughts that I have to reformat everything was false. The keyboard on screen took some getting use to since the onscreen buttons even for my small fingers were difficult. I tried to write a reply on it but when I pressed submit, the browser exited. Everything I typed was lost and I even had to log back in.

The big downside with the iPhone/iTouch is NO Flash Player so Heekun’s website which is Flash menu doesn’t even show up at all. The other amazing thing was the screen changing from portait (vertical) to landscape(horizontal) by simply holding it that way.

Deys did mention that Video.ca supports iPhone video as well as PSP video formats.

On the Blackberry which was 240 pixel width, the menu buttons were visable but not the girl on the right. Okay by me since that was the purpose to keep things on the left. Still I believe that iPhone will change webdesign or at least put wireless web into the forefront of technologies. Apple didn’t invent it but bt forcing wireless web via phone to be more accessable will change things,

Still the iPod Touch is amazing even if it is a little quirky.

Podcasts to note

I must confess. I’ve been slow with podcasting section of the blog. Considering that I done some bits for Kung Fu Action Theatre. Before that I sent my voice to SUGIMOTO Tomoyuki for one of his podcasts for Modulation. Modulation is podcast of electronic music mixed with natural sounds This site was the main reason I wanted to get into podcasting. Now a message from Sugimoto.

Hello!

I’m SUGIMOTO Tomoyuki @ Modulation. Now, let me introduce my new album “IPO”. On Feb.14, my new album “IPO” was released on iTunes Music Store and Napster. It includes 4 tunes, which were all originally made for my podcast, in 2005. Through out the last year, I had brushed them up, and finally to be released. If you were interested in it, first I would like you to listen to my latest podcast (Vol.46) or “IPO Preview” on myspace.com, as a sampler of the album.

And you can find it on iTunes Music Store (iTunes required)

Site updates, blogging and podcasting

I’ve started with news for some format changes. Not much other than getting rid of use of tables to format the page. Instead of the complete overhaul which would take months, I will be just reformatting new pages or pages updated like ‘news’. Also I’ll try to make the pages a little more linear in navigation. As mentioned I have been playing around with formatting the website for cell phone browsing. Also I will have a BLOG section which I plan to update directly from my cell phone right from the con this year. It will also be a soap box for certain topics and rants.
Also I’m finally getting into ‘podcasting’ in the form of an audio drama of my own creation.

…originally posted in News, January 3rd, 2006

Hot Links – Modulation!

URL: Modulation.biz

Chances are the best Japanese Electronic music PODCAST. Tomoyugi Sugimoto’s MODULATION! He is accepting voice samples from his listeners to use in future podcasts.

Side note: One of my samples of myself saying ‘Modulation’ was used for one of Tomoyugi Sugimoto’s podcasts.