Archive for the 'Hobbies' Category

Morse Mp3 Ringtones

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

I’ve spent a bit of time over the last week putting some scripting together to build a new website. The site is and as you might imagine there are morse code mp3 ringtones available there for download. I’ve put together a list of over 9100 names and there are 4 ringtones available for each [...]

Do it yourself Macro Photo studio

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

I don’t know where to file this, but it was interesting to me…. this how-to walks you through a cheap way to make good closeup photos… Basically they have you construct a light tent from a card board box (cut large openings in the sides and use white tracing paper to diffuse the light and [...]

Zoom H4 first look…

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

If you’re interested I’ve got a “first impressions” look at the Zoom H4 over on the site. I couldn’t decide where it would be more appropriate to post…..    Send article as PDF   

Zoom H4 recorder becoming reality?

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

I’ve got to say, I’ve almost wondered if the Zoom H4 was true vaporware the last few days. it’s supposed to be received by various vendors (around October 1st-3rd) and I still haven’t seen ONE first hand review. I’ve seen one music site that has 7 people that have rated it on a scale of [...]

More audio recording musings…. Samson Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

So, I mentioned a few weeks back that I was really starting to look again at audio equipment. I have a planned project that I would really like to capture high quality direct to digital audio for and the old tascam portastudio cassette based system from years ago just won’t suit get what I hope [...]

Google puts historical articles online, searchable

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Wow, this is nice – and frankly, something I could probably spend hours with. Search Engine Watch tells us that Google will debut a searchable news archive that takes us back through around 200 years worth of news stories. Yes, folks, google is putting the last 200 years of history online. I remember the newsgroups [...]

Audio on Linux weekend…

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

For most people here in the US, this last weekend was known as Labor Day weekend, for me though… it was more like Audio on Linux weekend. I’ve mentioned before that I use my computer for most EVERYTHING and that’s not far off…. I have watched movies on the PC, I’ve recorded multitrack audio, captured [...]

The pendulum swings… looking at Audio hardware

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

I’m such a sucker for technology sometimes…. I’m into too many things it seems. I do computer repair which can keep things fairly busy, I keep up with this and a slew of other websites which is another job in itself. (Not to mention the genealogy hobby (or addiction/affliction?)) We’re fairly involved at Church… and [...]

Translating web pages

Friday, May 5th, 2006

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before here, but languages are one of the things that fascinate me. I’ve studied Spanish, German and French. Although right now I would barely be able to recognize a handful of words in German and French. Of late, spanish has been the language I’ve focused on *(3 1/2 [...]

Direct links to international broadcasters audio streams

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

I’ve posted several things over at the site. For starters I’ve got links to a few international (shortwave) broadcasters live audio streams and where available their “latest” english news update (and in some cases spanish and other languages.) I’ve also started posting some bash scripts there that can directly start mplayer streaming a feed. [...]


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