Monday, March 28, 2005

Overheard in New York

I want to share a guilty pleasure of mine with all of you.

I've been reading it for quite some time and it never ceases to make me laugh.

Its called Overheard in New York.

You won't believe some of the things that these people overhear. Of course, living in New York City one probably overhears all kinds of crazy stuff.

The best you would overhear in Pensacola is useless talk about Hurricane Ivan (still!!), TV shows, how staff infections are "going around", parents lecturing kids, or pointless conversations. Its not that exciting of a town.

So, thanks to Overheard in New York i can get a quick laugh. I can also amuse myself by lying to my less Internet-savvy friends and say i overheard these conversations during travels about Pensacola.

You see? Read Overheard in New York and become a more interesting person! =) More people will want to hang out with you. You'll become popular. Everyone will hang on your every word. Then you'll become mayor.

And you should eat a Snicker's. Just to be safe.

Then go to the gym. So you can work off that Snicker's bar. And still be popular.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

De-Fi Radio for March 16, 2005

I forgot to upload the latest edition of De-Fi Radio yesterday, so here it is. As always, you can leave comments here or use the e-mail address defiradio - AT -

Show notes with out the time stamps:

I think i'm getting better at this. I was thinking about getting a better mic. One that would add a little authority to my voice. Of course, i think if i keep at it, my voice will get better.

Audacity's recording "echo" - caused by the delay between recording it and playing what it recorded into my headphones, still throughs me. I've got to remember to turn my headphones down when i'm talking. =)

New e-mail address for the show, defiradio -AT- gmail -DOT- com (so make it look like, just replace "blah" with defiradio and with Send me comments, threats, links, whatever. =)

I downloaded the realease candidate of ipodder, version 2. I like the improvements they have made with the interface. it seems it will be a little easier to use for the less technical among us. =) Plus it has pretty picture-icon-thingies - who doesn't dig that?!

Monday, March 14, 2005

The First De-FI Radio Podcast is Here!

You may remember a long time ago that i experimented with ShoutCast for the WinAmp MP3 player. Obviously it was a little difficult to deal with so i didn't continue with it. Back then, i did call it De-FI Radio.

Well now De-FI Radio is back! Thats right, thanks to the beauty (and relative ease) of Podcasting De-FI Radio has risen from the grave.

Why have i dabbled in the art of podcasting? Well its simple. I've known about it for sometime, but finally downloaded iPodder, found three podcast feeds and gave them a listen in iTunes.

First up, of course was Adam Curry's The Daily Source Code.

And of course, not too long after i listened, i got to the March 2005 issue of Wired with a section, lo and behold, about Adam called Adam Curry Wants to Make You an iPod Radio Star.

I love it when personalities that not necessarily people, but the media, "forget about" for whatever reason end up doing something with technology and the like.

And who knew Adam was into all this??? =)

So without further delay, here is the first De-FI Radio.

Following are the show notes:

  • 0:00 - 0:31 Opening

  • 0:31 - 1:40 some music for you =)

  • 1:40 - 3:10 Pensacola Bay International Film Festival

  • 3:10 - 4:45
    • Independent News Weekly's website

    • the article about the Pensacola Bay International Film Festival and the Pensacola Police Department's new Taser policy. You'll need to scroll down a little, but its there. =)

  • 4:45 - 5:00 Guess the songs in this podcast! Send your guess(es) to briandewitt -AT- <>

  • 5:00 - 6:28 A song and sign off

UPDATE (23:09 CST): To listen to a podcast you do not need to own an iPod, iRiver, or other portable MP3 player. All you need is ipodder and a software MP3 player (such as iTunes or Winamp).

Once you have
Get ipodder to download podcasts
installed, you add my (or any) podcast feed to Get ipodder to download podcasts. The simple way is to move your mouse cursor over the link, right-click the link and select "Copy Shortcut" if you're using Internet Explorer or right-click "Copy Link Location" on the (excellent) Firefox browser. Then go to the add feed line(the top-most text field in Get ipodder to download podcasts) and either right-click and select "Paste" or left-click in the text field and hit Control+v. Then click the add button and you're all set.

Just don't forget to click the "Check for new podcasts" button =)