Welcome to Tech Podcast Network weekly show. I’m Mike Dell, host of Geek of the North – Relaxed tech talk. Offbeat tech such as Farm Tech, Aviation, Ham Radio, Broadcasting (Radio and TV), Automotive and some History and The Podcasting Tech coach – How to for the nuts and bolts of podcasting. The Website, plugins, audio recording, software and such.
I spent today configuring my new work van for the job. As you know, I have been podcasting from the “Subaru” studios now for 10 months (not very often I know). This weekend I got a new (to me) work van which will allow me to haul bigger stuff and have almost the same fuel mileage.
It’s not my dream car, but it is the right tool for the job. So from here on out, I will be podcasting from the Mopar studios, likely driving down some highway in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana or Illinois.
Today I spent a few hours removing the Kenwood head unit from the Subrau and replacing it with the stock radio I took out. I put the trusty Kenwood in the van so I can continue to listen to podcasts without headphones on the road. I also installed my ham radio (a dual band Icom Dstar radio) and it’s antenna (magnet mount for now, but will drill a hole for a proper antenna when it’s a bit warmer outside.
Here is a shot of the new office space
I look forward to podcasting soon from the Mopar Studios.
Yup, you read that right, Mike Dell’s World is back.
Kind of like the nightmare season on Dallas (the 70′s TV show) where they killed off Bobby. Then a year later, they made it into a dream sequence so they bring him back. I’m doing the same thing with “Mike Dell’s Audio blog”. I’m killing it off and replacing it with Mike Dell’s World. When I stopped doing MDW, the last show as #190. I have done 10 Audio blog episodes so the last one I did in October 2012 was 200. Today’s episode is 201.
Thanks for listening!
*** No podcasts, or podcasters were harmed in the making of this episode.
It started out warm (above 32 degrees) and raining this morning and turned into a classic winter storm. Nothing like the blizzard of 78, but enough to make the roads bad and enough to keep the schools closed. This late in the snow season, the schools don’t like to close for a “snow day” around here because the state of Michigan makes them make up any snow days (after 6 per year) in June. The Traverse City Schools have been closed 7 times this winter (so far)
As for me, I got to go driving in it. and I didn’t even have the best tool for the job (like this)
I was using a 1 ton cargo van and drove 260 miles this morning. It wasn’t too bad away from the lakeshore, but it was nasty the last 50 miles or so.
Stay warm! I’m starting a fire in the fireplace and enjoying the evening with my feet up. There will be plenty of snow removal to do in the morning!
It looks like Thesis, the wordpress theme I have been using, had broken. At least on this website.
I am going to just go with the 2012 theme from wordpress which is one of the default themes. You would think (and hope) that 2012 will be stable. I will also be replacing themes on all the rest of my sites as I have time. I can’t have an unstable theme on my webpages.
Thesis has been great for many years but with the new update, it is not nearly as easy to navigate and for some reason, quits working every so often. I can’t have that. So move on, I must!
If you have an idea of a good theme I could use, or know someone that can build a theme for me for not so much money, let me know.