Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Wednesday, August 08, 2007

  Washington, DC via Acela...

Such a backlog... I have got a couple mp3s from the centennial basically done, and a few other things, but I just wanted to note that Doc Searls is giving up his googlejuice and has a new blog. All the writing I've managed to do lately is over there...

Off to visit the National Archives tomorrow!

I also note that the writing going on at Urban Agora is generally quite fantastic and touching, and I wish I had time to finish my piece on "Kansas City, Under Glass", but I just don't see having time to sit and reflect for another 18 days. I keep dictating bits, though, and my !@#@!!#@@ sony recorder doesn't act like a hard disk and only works with Windows. Even when it works with windows, after installing a whole boatload of crappy software, it stores files in a funky proprietary format.

That recorder is last sony anything (music or gear) I ever bought. It's 3 years old. I'm going to give it to an avid windows user the first chance I get, in exchange for him/her getting the data off in a format I can use...

... Or I'm going to take a large hammer to it, smash it into little itty bitty bits, and take the individual pieces, embed them in sh*t, and send all the crap to their CEO with a note of complaint about their proprietary policies written in cows blood.

My zoom H4, however, I love, aside from being a bit bulky and only 4 hrs lousy battery life. It records stellar mp3s and stores 4 DAYS solid of recordings! It's so much better than my DAT machine and thus far has withstood 10,000 miles of abuse. I've got an H2 on order.

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