Podcasting gets even easier

As any podcaster knows, the barriers to entry for starting a podcast are very low. As I often like to describe it, all you need to get going are five things: A computer A microphone Free recording and editing software Somewhere to store and share the audio files Some imagination That will get you started. As you get going, you may want to add to your capabilities by, for instance, buying a portable digital audio recorder like the Microtrack 24/96…

Up and running with Windows Vista

Installing a new operating system on your PC isn’t a task you undertake lightly, especially when the operating system you want to install is substantially advanced and, well, different to the one you’ve been used to for some years. This is unquestionably the case with Windows Vista which I installed on my primary desktop PC over the weekend. The edition I installed is Windows Vista Ultimate. Don’t get me wrong. Installing Vista from scratch as I did – what the…

Update: Dolphin Music does care about its customers

[Update May 29, 2007: The title of this post has been changed to reflect some developments since I wrote the post in December 2006. The original title was: “Recommendation: Don’t buy from Dolphin Music.” Read on to see why I’ve changed that title.] In the five months since I wrote this post, quite a conversation has developed in the comments, below. That conversation included contributions by Jake Seabrook, the Customer Services Manager at Dolphin Music. The negative experience I had…

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #192: November 23, 2006

Content summary: Wikis becoming mainstream; survey: the business impact of blogs; structured blogging; survey: few hooked on podcasting; Dan York reports; Second Life and communication; Microtrack 24/96 and Dolphin Music UK’s poor service; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more. [Messages from our sponsors: Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir. Online meetings made easy with GoToMeeting: try it free for 45 days – use promo code “Podcast”.] Show notes…

Conversations in the pub

Last week during the Melcrum communications conference in London, Debbie Weil and I organized a get-together with some bloggers which took place in a pub on Wednesday evening. Those who came and became part of a great evening were Matt O’Neill, Tom Shelley, Mark White, Alex Manchester, Keith Collins and Martyn Davies. Plus Debbie and me, making a core group of eight. We had a tremendous time as we all have a common and passionate interest in, and lots of…

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