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Friday, December 11, 2015

Episode 146 - The Mad Stuart Index


A quick and dirty first impressions review of the Blab social media audiovisual thingamajigger.  Reference is made in particular to Evo Terra's concept of "The Mad Stuart Index."

 

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Blab test - Grizzly's Growls Episode 146

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hiber-Nation 161 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 17 Chapters 36


Chapter 36 - Telling Tales
 

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hiber-Nation 160 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 16 Chapters 34 & 35


Chapter 34 - Tubby

Chapter 35 - The Military Ball and St. Patrick's Day Parade

 

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hiber-Nation 159 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 15 Chapters 32 & 33


Chapter 32 - Making Bread

Chapter 33 - Z's Childhood

 

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Episode 145 -- Corporations are People


Just a little niggle with a comment by Congressman Rick Nolan saying that "Corporations are not People."   Well, not quite correct, at best.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hiber-Nation 158 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 14 Chapters 28, 29, 30 & 31


Chapter 28 - Andy's Bar

Chapter 29 - Jake and Spinnaker

Chapter 30 - New Careers

Chapter 31 - Seeing Eye Sergeant

 

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hiber-Nation 157 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 13 Chapters 26 & 27


Chapter 26 - Winging It

Chapter 27 - Swimming for Dollars

 

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hiber-Nation 156 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 12 Chapters 24 & 25


Chapter 24 - Stork Stories

Chapter 25 - Drinkin' Buddies

 

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hiber-Nation 155 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 11 Chapters 22 & 23


Chapter 22 - Family Matters

Chapter 23 - Jack

 

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hiber-Nation 154 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 10 Chapters 20 & 21


Chapter 20 - Chase Scene

Chapter 21 - Australia

 

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Oh, well

So, there was this:

Hi David,

Thank you for submitting your application to Rev! We are looking forward to reviewing your materials and learning more about you.
We review applications in the order they are received. Occasionally we receive many applications at once, which can delay processing. Most likely you will hear back from us within one to two weeks. In particularly high volume times, it can take as long as three weeks to get through all of the applications.
We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to make sure each application gets a thorough review from our team. Please do not call regarding the status of your application as this will not help speed things up or improve your candidacy.
Regards,
The Rev Recruiting Team

So that was nice.  Sounds friendly, and even hopeful, don't you think?

And then this today:


Dear David Smith,

Thank you for applying for the transcriptionist position with Rev. We have rigorous minimum standards and unfortunately your application did not meet those.
Please do not contact Rev regarding this decision, as we are unable to further elaborate on our reasons.
Again, thank you for your interest in working with Rev. You may re-apply in six months.
Regards,

Rev Recruiting

Oh, well.  Doesn't tell me much other than no.  And apparently they weren't looking forward to learning more about me.

By the way, when you try to take their test using their web-based transcription software, go into it knowing it sucks quite thoroughly, and prevents you from doing one thing that is required by their testing.  Don't know what the point of that is, exactly.  But they apparently chose the mechanism, so one would assume they got the results they chose to get.

Thanks, guys, for having your computer consider me.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hiber-Nation 153 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 9 Chapters 18 & 19


Chapter 18 - Foreign Women

Chapter 19 - Bremerton

 

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hiber-Nation 152 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 8 Chapters 16 & 17


Chapter 16 - Deep Sink

Chapter 17 - Mr. Johnson

 

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hiber-Nation 151 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 7 Chapters 13, 14 & 15


Chapter 13 - Going to Sea

Chapter 14 - Attack on Pearl Harbor

Chapter 15 - Brig

 

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hiber-Nation 150 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 6 Chapters 11 & 12


Chapter 11 - Boot Camp

Chapter 12 - Freedom

 

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hiber-Nation 149 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 5 Chapters 9 & 10


Chapter 9 - Wise Guys

Chapter 10 - Devil or the Deep Blue Sea

 

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hiber-Nation 148 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 4 Chapters 7 & 8


Chapter 7 - Three Hoods and Roxie

Chapter 8 - Linda and the Genius

 

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hiber-Nation 147 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 3 Chapters 5 & 6


Chapter 5 - The Bike

Chapter 6 - Schilla's Bakery

 

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hiber-Nation 146 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 2 Chapters 3 & 4


Chapter 3 - Confessions of a Sinner

Chapter 4 - Timmy Tyler

 

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hiber-Nation 145 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 1 Preface & Chapters 1 & 2


Preface

Chapter 1 - New Year's Eve at the 402

Chapter 2 - A Hot Time in the West End

 

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hiber-Nation 144 -- The Defendant by G K Chesterton - Chapter 16 - LAST CHAPTER


"A Defence of Patriotism" the last chapter of The Defendant.  Hope you enjoyed it!

 

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Episode 144 -- My Life and My Town


A little bit of news:

I get to start a new podcast for one of the sims in Second Life, a community of common interests that I think the rest of the world will find interesting, too.

And a friend asked me to help him start his own podcast.  Flattering and gratifying, to know someone who knows me face to face thinks this podcasting stuff is a worthwhile skill that I actually have, after eight years of practice.

I finally got my music back!  Got my old account at CyberPR opened again, found a tune I really love (My Town) from a group called Antigone Rising, which I got to play on the podcast.  I missed having music!

 

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Episode 143 -- Wanna Come Out and Play?


Some comments on a small recent debate about what Second Life is all about.  Drawn from a blog post from Honour McMillan, related to some reactions to a post by Eric Grundhauser.

 

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Episode 143 -- Wanna Come Out and Play?


Some comments on a small recent debate about what Second Life is all about.  Drawn from a blog post from Honour McMillan, related to some reactions to a post by Eric Grundhauser.

 

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Episode 142 -- Feedback and Other Interactions


Recorded while live-streaming in Second Life.  Nobody listened, but even so.

Got a voicemail!

Swinging Doors will be back, starting the 2nd Thursday in June.

 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Noive

At long last, after literally years of head-scratching, I can now do something I couldn't back when I started podcasting.

Well, one key new piece, anyway. Podcasting a recording of a Skype panel discussion. Been able to do that for years. Used that for interviews, back when.

Live streaming my own voice and playback of recorded files over Shoutcast. Been doing that since 2009.

Live streaming that Skype panel discussion. Never done that, but I've been mostly able to for years.

But now...

I can do all of those things at once, while participating in the Skype discussion live. The one piece that glues it all together is mix-minus. FINALLY figured out talking into the one microphone, with my voice and the Skype folks going out to the stream, and -just- my voice going out to Skype. Can't have a discussion if people can hear their own voices coming back about a second behind.

So now I could have the panel discussion, and live-stream that while participating, and record it for later podcast. What I wanted to do six years ago. This would be great for interviews in Second Life. SL Voice is workable but sounds kinda cruddy and wouldn't be good enough for a podcast, realistically. Skype has been good enough for as long as it and podcasting have been around together.

But now I lack one thing. The Noive.

I have a little place on SL's Book Island again, just as I did a few years back. Used to be a whole crew of Podiobooks authors there. There's even still a podcast about Podiobooks called Podioracket which is still around, and the hosts of that used to be on Book Island, too. And back then we tried a few things with streaming, and I knew there had to be a way I could help produce a live-streamed version of that podcast from inside SL  I didn't know how.

But now those folks are gone from SL, far as I can tell. And I don't know the authors here anymore. So I don't feel comfortable with interviewing any of them.

 I know I can handle it all technically. But I'm more Aspie than usual on that particular idea. I'm anxious as all hell about doing such a discussion with nobody I know well there to backstop me. SL would be an obvious place to produce such shows. But I don't really have a support network there anymore, at least not for this.

So here I sit, on my nifty interview couch that can generate X number of audience seats on demand. Nice little stage set. Got my suit on, got my Podcaster tag over my head. Got everything all set up to be able to do it. And I'm all tense and stressed and sad and immobilized by anxiety and shyness. I need my friends here again.

 Curse you, Hans Asperger... (sigh)

Griz

Monday, April 27, 2015

Episode 141 -- Hot Mike!


A first try with the new tech setup, which should allow live recording from Skype while livestreaming with Shoutcast (into Second Life) and recording.  More fiddly, and I had my levels a bit too high.  Better next time I hope.

Have some dire financial issues which will impact the podcast, so I yelled for help on that.

I also got some further word from TR Kelley & The Raventones regarding their IndieGoGo fundraiser to help pay for producing their new album.  Yes, that is a link up there, go ahead and click!

 

And "Starstruck Enterprise" at the end, used by permission, which will also be on the new album.  Still trying to get some of the new tunes.  Again, next time.

 

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Monday, April 13, 2015

A just punishment

One rarely hears anyone speak in favor of higher taxes, applied to anyone. Yet applied to us smokers a huge and oppressive tax burden is deemed entirely fair. For indulging in an unpopular liberty, it is a just punishment.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Episode 140 -- Live from Second Life!


Just as an experiment, I recorded the whole show while live streaming it in Second Life.  No SL-specific content, but maybe someday soon.  Gotta figure out Skype for that yet.

I explained what happened with the feed, and some of you getting a whole lot of old episodes with your usual.  Funny story... well, maybe not funny.  One of those mistakes I figured out after it'd all happened.  Sorry about that.

Started playing from the stack of promos for Podiobooks.com.  The books are still there, so the promos are for existing books, just not the most recent ones.  First one was one of my own, "Flatland."

Talked about the upcoming new album from The Raventones, and played a song from their last album Odd Birds at the end, "White Crosses."

 

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

You Don't Need an iPod

Just remembered this from back in 2006, something that some of y'all might not be aware of.  Educational music video from a group called Uncle Seth.  Wonder if they're still around?


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Episode 139 -- It's a Beautiful Day, Or Night anyway


Big news for an old friend Natalie Brown, getting "It's a Beautiful Day" from her Random Thoughts album in play with the City of Ottawa, and
A bit if explanation of the recent confusion on the Stories from the Hiber-Nation feed.  No wars, just a bit of confusion cleared up now, and yes, "Swinging Doors" might be back at some later date.

And the full tune at the end, "It's a Beautiful Day" from Natalie Brown's "Random Thoughts" album

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

End of Swinging Doors

The nice folks who were allowing me to produce a serialized audio version of "Swinging Doors," changed their minds.  They're concerned that it interferes with their copyright.  I grant you that offering a free audio version to promote the print & Kindle versions is a hard concept to get your head around for many people, though it has been known to work rather well. 

But it's their book, their copyright.  So every episode of Hiber-Nation from Episode 128 forward has been taken down.  If you want to read the book, the paper version is available from SwingingDoorsBook.com, and the Kindle version is available on Amazon.  It's still worth reading, the ending is exciting.

It'll be a while till I come up with another book to record.  Thanks for listening, while it lasted.

 

Griz


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Episode 138 -- PRESS RELEASE


Minneapolis App & Web Design Company, KaJ Labs Releases New Mobile Games

Find more games by KaJ Labs on the App Store and Play Store.

Google Play Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/joel-kasr/id824833887

App Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=KaJ+Labs

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Episode 137 - PRESS RELEASE


Experimenting with content I don't have to write myself, cause that's how I roll.

KPI Partners Launches Cloud-Based Analytics for NetSuite

As part of the launch of KPI Cloud Analytics for NetSuite, KPI has released a 1 minute quick overview video and an extended product tour. These videos are accessible at http://www.kpipartners.com/KPICloudAnalytics

150+ Minnesotans Embark on an 18-Week Weight Loss Battle in the Slim Down Challenge

Registration and official rules are available at www.SeattleSuttonSlimDown.com.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Episode 136 - Guys Like Me


Some thoughts on "Californication," and what all that has to do with ordinary guys like me.

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