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New episode of “so it goes…” is up: Boss

11 Oct

So against all odds, Jack and I finally managed to get together and record another episode of our so it goes… podcast. It took me a week to edit (such is my life/time management skills), so ignore Jack’s ignorance to the whole Letterman creepiness.

So in this episode we discuss Obama and healthcare (again), Letterman’s sexy indiscretions and what it means for his career, a future [*spits*] Tory government, and the good (and bad) bosses we’ve worked under.

“Boss” can be listened to at the Mevio site here, or you can subscribe via iTunes, here.

So it goes… episode three

1 Sep

So I finally got around to finishing the edit of the third episode (proper) of the So it goes podcast.

While we’ve a long way to go before anyone would call us broadcasters, I think we’re improving.

Jack and I also recorded the forth episode this morning, so that’ll also be appearing in the iTunes feed soon enough.

podcast

16 Jul

Fellow blogger zhisou and myself have long kicked around the idea of recording a podcast together. Then, having finally managed to get together on Skype, we somewhat hastily hit record and went for it.

We had little in the way of an agenda, and I was well on my way to getting more than a little pissed. Anyhow, should you be interested in listening to the pilot, get your arse over to so it goes…

If all goes to plan we should be recording the first proper* episode tonight.

* “proper” doesn’t necessarily indicate greater organisation or improved quality

Best of 2008

16 Dec

Lists, lists, lists. Everyone doing ’em, so why not me? The 2007 list is here.

Best Record
Kings of Leon – Only by the Night
Well I can’t say I’ve been blown away by any one record this year, but Kings of Leon are making very good music. I actually think – shock, horror! – that there are some good pop records in the charts at the moment, too.

Best Film
The Dark Knight
Well it was the year of the comic book movie. We had Iron Man, Hulk, Hell Boy II and Wanted (and those are just the ones off the top of my head). I’d say that Dark Knight wins out with Iron Man a close second. I also enjoyed Burn After Reading.

Best TV Show
The Wire – Series 5
The Wire is simply the best television programme ever made. Period.

Best Book
N/A
I’ve read no new fiction this year. I spent most of my time reading old John le CarrĂ© books and Graham Greene. I’ll have to remedy this in ’09.

Best Podcast
This American Life
This is probably the choice that has caused me to ponder most, as I listen to oodles of podcasts. But This American Life has provided the most memorable and beautiful moments. Subscribe, if you haven’t already. Worthy mentions to The Collings and Herrin Podcast [sic], Sarcastic Gamer and Football Weekly.

Best Radio Show
Adam & Joe
Funny and creative. Brilliant, basically.

Best Video Game
Gears of War 2
It’s been another cracking year for gaming. GTA4 was outstanding, Far Cry 2 was a surprisingly deep game, and Left 4 Dead (which I get for XMAS) looks great. Nothing quite topped GOW2 though. It’s awesome. The art style is incredible. The level design spectacular. And the weapons rock. Epic.

Best Gadget
iPhone
I haven’t got one. I can’t quite give up my BlackBerry (or switch to O2). However the app-store has made the iPhone a serious proposition. The utility of the device – theoretical and realised – is astonishing. I will get one, eventually.

Best App
Fluid
I have adored this app all year. I have run GMail and Google Reader constantly using Fluid and it has made life much easier. I’ve also been mega-impressed with Skitch.

Best Political Blog
Chicken Yoghurt
Justin has simply rocked this year. One of the best writers in the medium. Sadie’s Tavern would be a worthy mention too.

Best Non-political Blog
Limmy
This blog has made me – figuratively – piss myself all year.

Best Politician
Barack Obama
Obviously.

Best Newspaper
The Guardian
It better watch its back. The Guardian has lost its way a little this year. It’s still the best paper, though.

Best sportsperson
MS Dhoni
Finally, someone’s made a team out of the Indians. They’ve always had the talent (although the current team is pretty darn hot).

Stephen Fry Podcast

2 Sep

Stephen Fry’s latest Podgram is up. Episode 5: Compliance Defiance. My iPod is loaded and ready to go.

Oh the anticipation…

The sheer, unadulterated joy.

casting the net – the day after tomorrow

27 Feb

Catch my daily web review at Liberal Conspiracy.

If you’re waiting for my first foray into Podcasting, well that’s still a work in progress. This week has been chaotic as we have visitors arriving from Estonia tomorrow, so Mrs. tyger has been busy preparing and I’ve been looking after the kids. It’s a piss-week excuse I know, but none of the recordings I have done have been good enough. This has of course meant much teasing from a certain net-based cretin (he knows who he is), but I will get it finished – hopefully before the end of the week.

Oh, and yes, we felt the “earthquake” this morning. We live on the Notts/Lincs border, so the house shook etc. Mrs. tyger is listening to Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2, cue the usual hysterical nonsense from people who should really get a life. When earthquakes happen in the rest of the world, cities are toppled and thousands die. We get a quake in Blighty, a few windows rattle and some kid breaks his hip.

Seriously, get some perspective.

podcasting

21 Feb

Starting a Podcast.

I have been mulling over the idea of producing a podcast for a while. I’m a huge fan of the format, but I’m also aware of the demands such a project would make – especially if I do it daily/weekly.

I certainly don’t want to do it half-arsed.

I am also unsure as to how to approach the content. Should I go with politics, tech, or whatever? I like the idea of general rants, talking directly to the readership. And I think I’d also like to do it daily – maybe 25mins or so. Maybe 3xweek. It’s all up in the air at the moment. However initial technical tests have been fine. The internal mic on my Mac is crystal clear, even if I’d need a pro mic pretty quick if I get serious (and a mixer).

I have sorted the MP3 encoding for Audacity – using the LAME Library (I’d like to keep the whole project OpenSource, but you just need MP3 for cross-platform compatibility). So everything is cool. I suppose I should remember the mantra that content is king. Oh, and that just because you can do something, doesn’t mean that you should…

Nothing concrete yet.