Watching small post offices close in Ireland. But you need people--not just elderly people seeking a social interaction at a post office counter--in small towns to keep _all_ of the little town's life blood flowing.
Thinking about many of my favourite walks in Ireland. Up Croagh Patrick in the fog. Along the eroded cliffs from Greystones to Bray. Shuffling miles after work from the DART. Getting my first hiking boots for treks up the Sugarloaf Mountains. Enjoying the colour purple in the Knockmealdown Mountains. Seeing topless Germans on Achill Island. Smelling lovely aromas at night in centre city Dublin. Lifted by the smell of hops in Kilkenny's laneways. Sucking on raspberries along the boreens of County Tipperary. Walking through Burgagery Lands in Clonmel on the way to work. And marveling at long boats in the River Suir while walking the Blueway.
After a week at the top of the charts on Anchor v2, I decided to move across to version three. And Eli Garf is coming with me! I heard from Maria Humphreys and Paul O'Mahony so I put them into this episode as well. A lot of people are talking about where podcasting is headed, so I recapped Tom Webster's Medium article that answers that question. And I've included Auf dem Wasser zu Singer by Franz Liszt as well as Zoe Keating's "We Insist" from her excellent "One Cello x 16" collection. You should buy both of them too. If you want more than me babbling, you should head over to http://insideview.ie where this episode features in a blog post.
Bernie experiments at @omaniblog's request by using iOS11 to hear both audio and video content before repurposing that content as MP3 uploads to Anchor. No Waves were harmed during this experimentation with Limor, Anchor, Converter+ and Voice Record Pro (in cover art).
I've been listening on Anchor since its first release on iOS and I miss the social audio dimension that attracted me to the Anchor platform. So nowadays, I'm spending most of my time on Spreaker (where I'm topgoldie) and on http://limor.ie (where I'm http://twitter.com/topgold). I remember Anchor's heyday, with daily content from @askavie and @ileane and although their voices can still be found online, they come to my ears via my podcatchers. I don't want to ignore people who call in, so I've cobbled together several recent calls from http://soundcloud.com/techauthoritypodcast and http://anchor.fm/fryedoreo and http://anchor.fm/firemanrich, and http://anchor.fm/maria-humphreys because they're worth sharing from my earbuds to yours. If you get all the way to the end of this clip, you'll hear @freakyfwoof in the background. If you want to catch up with me, look for @topgold on all good social networks.
We shared several country homes with our four American cousins. The four kids insisted upon having swimming pools so http://maryborough.com obliged right away. Brilliant sunshine greeted us during our four hours among the wildlife at http://fota.ie but a high point of the trip for the kids had to be meeting their cousins, seeing our two rehomed cats, and hanging out in our attic. The kids enjoyed crawling around historic places like Cahir Castle in the cover art. A significant part of our good times happened because of homes we found on http://airbnb.ie and self-catering easily cut seven hundred euro off the cost of this week-long Irish holiday. But no matter what, if we're hosting friends in Ireland, we're recommending the Cork International Hotel as their point of departure. We've always had a top class experience with the staff and the child-friendly facilities there.
In the west of Ireland at the Foynes Air Show watching (and hearing) aircraft from the past and present. I remember flying the DC-3 and several moments from my formation flying days came back to me as the airshow unfolded overhead.
Avoiding meat and dairy is the single biggest way to reduce my impact on Earth. Research published in the journal Science shows even the very lowest impact meat and dairy products still cause much more environmental harm than the least sustainable vegetable and cereal growing. "A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use, and water use", says Joseph Poore, at the University of Oxford, UK.
In Marlfield Wood of County Tipperary and thinking about networked trees. Remembering George David Haskell's 2017 book The Songs of Trees, Suzanne Simard "How Trees Talk to Each Other" and Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees.
The cover art shows there's a paucity of action on Anchor Version Two but I've got call-ins and cross-talk from @EliGarf and @BarbaraKB and @omaniblog to answer and that's why I've created this Wave on Anchor v2 and pushed it out as an episode. Also: scuttlebutt about @TimEreneta and @GeorgieDee.
I haven't been a good creator because I'm way behind when it comes to listening to people who have called in to chat (Eli Garf, Maria Humphreys, Sticelife, and Simon Toon). I'm trying to fix that--just like Mia is showing me her listening skills while lakeside.
As England (friend of Ireland) head into the World Cup quaterfinals, it is wise to compile some classical music to complement the team's journey. Listen to Richard Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Sir William Walton's Battle of Britain Suite, Vaughn Williams' The Lark Ascending, and Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco (Va, Pensiero) from the Konzerthaus Berlin.
Bernie Goldbach experiments with the t.bone SC-450 into Anchor's web interface via W10, the Zoom MSH-6 mic module directly into the Anchor web interface via Windows 10, and the Rode Smart Lav+ into the Anchor iOS app. See all the photos by looking at @topgold's flow on Instagram.
Reading critical reviews of one of the first blogs written by an Irish citizen. The blog belongs to Dervala Hanley at http://dervala.com and its content extends back to pre-Google days. Students on the Clonmel Digital Campus dove into parts of Dervala Hanley's writing, extracting epigraphs and writing essays about elements of Dervala's online personas. Check out http://insideview.ie for expanded coverage.
Thinking about the Starbucks Story while listening to Howard Schultz tell it and Eirc Conger narrate it. This inspirational story fit inside one of my 150 mile journeys along the back roads of Ireland so I'm glad the audio book is an abridged version of the real text. I discovered Starbucks in Europe because I had left the States before Starbucks became the third place for many of my friends. I'm glad Howard Schultz took the leap into making a company I now use to pour my brew when I'm meeting up with creatives. Although I can often find better coffee poured in smaller cafes, I keep coming back to the baristas I've met who are good enough to wear the green apron. I like the sense of teamwork I feel when inside Starbucks. After hearing how Howard Schultz cultivated this brand experience, I'm comfortable as I continue using my Starbucks Loyalty Card.
Audiolog with #workflow while teaching digital media students in Ireland. I share some perspective, briefly mention 10 digital media skills I assess, and then go inside the kimono to reveal the Chrome tabs most useful when processing my students' work.
Working outside on a summer’s day in Ireland. Includes sounds of an electric Bosch lawn mower. May contain pollen. Bonus interlude by Mia (10). See related images at http://flickr.com/irisheyes or by following @topgold on all good social networks.
Thoughts while reading Noah Kulwin's Selectall piece in New York Magazine on April 13, 2018. Cover art by Joe Darrow. Why did everything go wrong?
1. Start with hippie intentions.
2. Mix in capitalism on steroids.
3. Arrival of Wall Streeters didn't help.
4. High price for free.
5. Everything was designed to be addictive.
6. At first, it works--almost too well.
7. No one from Silicon Valley was held accountable.
8. Social networks became toxic.
9. They invaded our privacy.
10. Then came 2016.
11. Employees are starting to revolt.
12. To fix it, we need a new business model.
13. Need some tough regulation.
14. Maybe nothing will change.
15. Unless some new people are in charge.
While planning for our annual http://ictedu.ie Conference. It's called "Voices in Educatiion" and starts on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Keynotes are by Barney Brown from Cambridge and Joanne Norton from Dublin. #planning
Bernie Goldbach explains that the road inside Anchor v2 is sparsely populated now. Sharing voices of George Taktek, Condensayshun, and Ileane Smith. With music by Timothy van Gulick and Confession & Denial.
While setting my recorder to capture 60 Minutes with Stormy Daniels, I snagged an excellent conversation between Holly Randall (unfiltered) and Stormy Daniels. I enjoy the insights they share about how even the mainstream media fabricates stories.
While listening to 25 voices using v2 of Anchor.fm, I wonder why we are here in the Dead Pool and where we could go if we delete Facebook from our lives. How about http://bit.ly/anchorgplus for a start?
Diving into tech to support voices in education #ictedu while using the iRig Pre HD and several different microphones we carry around to produce tearaway audio moments in classrooms. I start by using a Beyerdynamic MCE 86 S II shotgun mic connected to the iRig Pre HD in the cover art and discovered it generates line noise. Then six minutes into the recording, I revert to my favourite recording device (a Zoom H6 field recorder) and use its SGH-6 shotgun module to explain more about the Shure MV5 and Shure MV51. I prefer the more rugged MV51 because it packs and travels easier than the MV5.
Recorded during the final eight minutes of the annual Robocode championship in Ireland. Top honours went to the Dundalk Institute of Technology following an impressive shoot-out with the Institute of Technology Carlow.
I've always been interested in slow feeds and in the drip feed of music, ambient recording, and personal audio moments. Since the late 90s, I've shared music, poetry, audible books, and the sound track of my life. I've also taken down things when requested. But I've never been threatened with a DMCA take down or had my ISP pull the plug on my URL.
Listening to some of the last faithful version two voices, including BarbaraKB, Art Speaks Radio, Bobby Kountz' grandchild, Bobby Kountz, Bobutah, Diego McCloud, Robert Neil, Marketia, and Fu-Ran. Cover art from The Buggles.
I'm hanging with hard core audio superusers who have mastered the Anchor UI and who have technical or personal reasons to remain inside a social audio community that fosters easy commentary, echoes, and textual interactions. [Cover art from The Verge.]
🕑 if you want to share your books • 🕓 what book is in your kitchen? • My books: Larousse Gastronomique • Opening the book : Larousse Gastronomique • 🕐 red bindings on sitting room books • "The Heart Aroused" - in toy room • Reading David Whyte "The Heart Aroused" • 🕒 books in my bedroom http://instagram.com/p/BeN4yEqBveZ/ • Reading "Zen Golf" by Joseph Parent • 🕑 remembering the day our wipers failed https://flic.kr/p/Q1LP2d • 🕐 Reading Endure and The Larb is ... • Books Bernie • Some books that I have • 🕐four of my current audible titles • Books! • 🕐 thoughtful Mark Ward • 🕐 My collection of heavy metal objects • Sherman Tanks ? • 🕒 Sherman M4 Tanks • The book in my kitchen : "The Antidote" • Why I bought this book • Reading Page 137 of ISBN9781847678669 • 🕑
🕒 immersing in books https://instagram.com/p/BeKwmYihkS2/ • 📚 HOW TO READ A BOOK 📚 Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren 📖 • 🕑 thanks, Bobby! • ( #2 ) 📚 HOW TO READ A BOOK 📚 Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren 📖 • 🕑 inspired by @bobbykountz @omaniblog and books • ( #3 ) 📚 HOW TO READ A BOOK 📚 Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren 📖 • ( #4 ) 📚 HOW TO READ A BOOK 📚 Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren 📖 • 🕑 Bobby, you make me feel guilty. • ( #5 ) 📚 HOW TO READ A BOOK 📚 Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren 📖 • 🕑 Anchorland has changed and that's probably why I'm reading more. • Part 1: Anchor is being weird • Part 2. Didn't like Homo Deus as much • Part 3. Jumps into conclusions too quickly • Part 4. Las
I teach some students who don't appreciate the need to think and write deeply. So they don't spend the time and effort to reflect. And consequently, they are unable to iterate sophisticated work. Paul O'Mahony and I share our experiences with this teaching challenge.
Talking about Røde Smart Lav + and the Røde SC6 while using them to record with an Android phone. And we also used the t.bone cadrdoid mic connected to a Zoom H6 that lines sound into a standard mobile phone. These are clever ways to give outdated phones new lives as digital recorders or to repurpose those phones to be podcast recorders with dedicated apps.
striving for 10K level • Such a broad base of information knowledge you are • [1:03] easily influenced • energy in must be greater than energy out • [0:27] recommendeding @barbaraKB • the freemium submeme • Trying episodes to learn about convos and creativity | Make your own podcast: https://anchor.fm/topgold