You may be wondering where I’ve been. (If not, in order to spare my fragile little ego, please pretend that you were. Thank you.) Well, mostly I’ve been in my car driving to and from my spiffy new job.
This hasn’t left me with much time to blog lately, which annoys me a bit. On the other hand, the commute is long enough that I run out of netcasts to listen to during the week, leaving me with driving time back and forth during which I could conceivably be doing something productive.
For years, I’ve thought about trying to do a “podcast”. I can’t really type on the computer while I’m driving…but I CAN record my voice. I’ve been thinking of recording myself on the drives during the week, then sifting through the recordings for bits that I can convince myself would be of interest to anyone else and assembling them into a weekly show. This wouldn’t actually replace the normal written blog here, but could make it easier to keep up with fresh content more regularly.
I’ve actually got some bits and pieces of audio I made this week as a test, though I haven’t had a chance to finish trying to assemble them yet. (I also made a small bit of audio during this weekend’s paddling expedition, attempting to explore up the San Jacinto river where it feeds into “Lake Stubblefield”, which I intend to try embedding into another interactive map…) Meanwhile, though, I have some bait with which to try to metaphorically hook some of you who might potentially be listeners: Ask Me Anything.
I pledge to come up with some kind of answer for any question that anyone out there cares to ask me.* Assuming anyone besides members of my immediate family are interested, the idea is that I will record the answers and they will in turn become the basis of the inaugural episode of a probably-weekly audio netcast that I am tentatively naming “Oxygen Sucks”. (Members of my immediate family are also invited – but if you guys are the only ones who ask questions, you’ll likely get your answers directly rather than as part of the blog/netcast).
Meanwhile – The Giant’s Shoulders is whizzing back around to smack me right between my Sense of Duty and my Stubbornness. I’ve got about two more days to get a post up for it. Fortunately, I was able to dig up a copy of the paper I wanted to bring up this time around, so I think I’ll make it in time. I’ve had something in every one so far (and in the blog challenge that was its precursor) so I don’t want to give up now…
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