Audioblog for Nov 11, 2004

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I talk about the Gentle Readers giving me permission to use the theme music; I do my rundown of Bloggercon and quote some other audioblogs; I play a song by Sonia Tetlow.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

9 thoughts on “Audioblog for Nov 11, 2004”

  1. James says:

    He was trying to think of an actor that he thought you would look like. Maybe he meant to say he thought you would look like James Spader.

    Though I remember going to bars with you in college in midtown Atlanta and <u>wishing</u> that you looked straighter. But never, ever expecting it.

  2. Dave says:

    Dana Greenlee wishes! As long as it wasn’t Stuart Pankin, I can take anything. As to the other part, sometimes you really make me think about blocking your IP address. You get the undercooked pieces of ham at Thanksgiving, trichina boy!

  3. James says:

    Someone has got to keep you on your toes. All these compliments and kudos all the time make me ill. If they had only seen the things I have seen. Don’t get me wrong, you’re cool and everything, but these others don’t have to deal with you when your head inflates. I’m just the Alan Greenspan of your world, baby. Trying to regulate inflation.

    By the way, bring the trichinosis on, baby. You forget the one sticking point to your plan. Not.My.Bathroom.

  4. Nicole Simon says:

    Perhaps california and south carolina just are ‘over there in this big country’? ;o))

    [I really did like the abc documentation because it is perfect for starters.]

  5. Oscar says:

    Please can you use a more common sample rate such as 44.1khz for your podcast? While I can and do listen to your show on my Mac, my SLIMP3’s decoder can’t play files with 32 kHz sample rates. 32 kHz is very rarely used by any MP3 stream or file I listen to regularly.

  6. Dave says:

    Nicole, I couldn’t tell you if Perth is near Sydney, so I can’t blame the Aussies for not knowing. It was just significant to me that I’m where I am, so I was a little sad that got misattributed. No big deal, but it just happens to be a hot button with me.

    Oscar, just for your issue I actually went and looked in the Audacity code. They pick the sampling rate based on the bit rate, which I thought was happening. When I was saving them at 64 kpbs, the sampling rate was 22 KHz. At 80, it picks 32. I don’t know why, and I wish they didn’t. I’ve considered changing that and trying to recompile a custom Audacity for myself that doesn’t do that. Are you sure it’s the sampling rate and not the bit rate that’s causing the problem? I could do it at 96 kbps, but that still automatically picks 32 KHz.

  7. Oscar says:

    Hi Dave, yep, I’m sure it’s the sample rate. Thanks for looking into it.

    Keep smilin’ ;^)

  8. Ross says:

    Just out of curiosity, what’s the exzact song that you play in you intro? I was thinking of maybe buying a Gentle Readers CD, and I want to make sure that I have that song on it.

  9. Dave says:

    Ross, the album is Hihoney and the song is “Last Day at the Office”. Great song, great album! I love all three of their albums, but I like each one better and Hihoney is the last of the three. I think the difference is the piano player, which adds an extra dimension.

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