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  • send an email using the link above with the text of your add (spelling counts). State how long you want the add to be on the site.
  • Make sure there is a link to your product, track, reverbnation page, etc.
  • If the add is approved an invoice via paypal will be generated, and as soon as payment is accepted the month will start from then.

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How to broadcast, or podcast using osx with out too much hassle

This will be a sticky, that is, always at the top, post. This ensures that who ever wants to read this will not have to find the post barrier amongst all the other posts on the podcast blog.

to broadcast from the mac with out too much haste if you don’t want metadata showing, or to do a live remote where you don’t need meta data showing you will need

  • sound flower from http://code.google.com/p/soundflower
  • >vlc or the player of your choice. (I’ve used iTunes as well, but you need another external sound card just in case).
  • Line in (free) from this site
  • Garage band ($14.95) from the mac app store
  • Nice cast $59 from this site
  • and if you are going to do a podcast using this set up you will need the recording software of your choice. I use amadeus

Steps

  1. Install sound flower. I don’t recall if you need to restart your system or not but follow the prompts.
  2. Install line in I’m not going to go through the steps as the user should be familiar with installing apps to a mac.
  3. Install nice cast.
  4. Launch line in
    • A. Choose input as sound flower 2ch and output as your internal sound card or an external if you have another one.. I use an mimic usb sound card.
    • B. Check the pass through check box and you will be able to hear your sound. This is useful if for some reason like if you use iTunes you want to set the output in mac itself to sound flower 2ch. You will then need to switch voice over to another sound card (lion and higher). As a side note you can get to the sound prefs by hitting option plus f12 or if you have fn. keys toggled on fn. option f12.
  5. Download garage band from the app store.
    • A. Start garage band and choose voice for the template
    • B. go to its prefs and go to output.
    • C. Set the output to sound flower2ch and the input to the mic of your choice.
    • d. delete all tracks in the project and create a new basic track, or use the existing one
    • E. from the track you want to use go to the track info area and interact.
    • F. choose stereo 1/2 from the pop up button.
    • if you want the mic on choose on with out feedback. This control will must and unmute your mic. when you are done speaking choose off, or none. Refer to the prior step when you want to broadcast
    • G. Save the file you just created. I called mine mic for broadcasting.band. You will need to set your output and input every time in the prefs or check to see that they have been retained before every broadcast/podcast.
  6. launch your player of choice (not applicable to iTunes) and set its output to sound flower 2ch
  7. start nice cast
    • A. set its source as sound flower 2ch. I’m assuming you already created the preset for the server you are to broadcast to.
    • B. with all of this launched hit cmd b to start broadcasting and check to archive if you want from nice cast and test the server to see if you are connected or have someone tune in and listen to see if you are.
    • C. I usually start with the mic off, that is with the monitoring off. in garage band, play a track or 2 from my player and then turn the mic on by changing the setting in that pop up button to on with no feed back.

and that’s it. It seems like a lot to do, but if you are fast fingered you can put on a successful show.

Attached is the file I use. Enjoy.

[signoff]

a look at the targus hd3 gaming chill mat

I take a look at the targus hd3 gaming chill mat which really works very well. You won’t be able to hear it well in the recording but I hope you enjoy.

Let’s schedule appointments with android’s google calendar

I take a look at google’s calendar for android. I am noticing that people are having issues with that. As a beginner I feel I can help out with those. I’m demoing the google calendar on an LG G6 running android n at the time of this recording

Let’s look at the hooke verse for the very first time.

I take a look at the hooke audio headphones and the companion android app I go over what’s in the box, then pairing the device and you get to hear recordings of what it sounds like right from the app.

I would like to thank @jessiepp for joining me on the podcast. If you want to contact hook audio you may do on their [twitter](http://twitter.com/hookeaudio]

If you want to contact the podcast you may do so on the contact form.

Let’s rate and share talkback labels with blindo

I take a look at blindo an android app that allows you to share and import talkback labels for a lot of apps. The list is growing every day so take a look

##what’s in the podcast
I take a look at the following items

  1. Rating an app. The user can rate apps based on the accessibility of talkback and shine plus
  2. Importing labels into talkback. The user can import custom label packages using the buttons provided. I did swarm as an example.
  3. Exporting labels into blindo. This is not as intuitive as it should be but it can be done.

blog post: listening to books via podcast addict

The following will cover a quick way to listen to audio books. I will be using airmore and podcast addict.

I should preface this by saying that I’m 2 weeks new to android, so any corrections will probably be necessary.

steps”

  1. Download podcast addict from the google play store.
  2. Download airmore from the google play store
  3. Run both at least once.
  4. Connect your computer to airmore with the IP address method.
  5. Click files
  6. Click the SD card if that’s where you want to put the files.
  7. Create a new folder for your book files. Note it is best if your mp3s are numbered so, 001, 002, ETC.
  8. Click import after selecting the new folder
  9. Import your files.
  10. Wait until your files have ben imported. Make sure you have all of the files or you might find some odd jumps in the book. I’ve had this happen once already.

Once the book is imported into that folder you will do the following.

  1. Launch podcast addict.
  2. click the nav drawer at the upper left.
  3. Click add new podcasts.
  4. Click virtual podcast.
  5. Browse to where the folder is.
  6. Tap the folder
  7. Tap ok.

Now if you did things right you should be able to queue each ep in the playlist by double tapping and holding.

I’m reading a book this way and it is working fine. I have the auto advance function on in the playlist, so this makes listening to a book very enjoyable. I hope this simple guide helps someone.

Let’s craft a kingdom

I take a look at crafting kingdom an iOs game which is a fun game to play just to play. It does have some accessibility issues and focus issues with voiceover but the developer is hard at work trying their best to fix the issues. I really am loving the game.

Any comments can go in the disqus frame.

blog post: Why I’m a federationist

People often ask me why I belong to the national federation of the blind. I could give the generic minute message we have, but I believe our own words speak loudly as well. Here’s my answer to the question.

#why I belong to the NFB.

Why am I a federationist?? I’m a big believer in technology. I believe technology has and will continue to help the blind, however it costs a lot. A simple machine for embossing (that is brailing from a computer on to paper) cost about 5-50 grand, and that’s new. A braille display (a contraption that turns computer screen output into braille right a way for a user) cost between 500 to 5000 dollars. This must stop. I’m aware most of us are buying our stuff through services for the blind in what ever state/country you live, however that gives companies no excuse to charge an arm and leg for the technology. I know companies need to make a profit, I have 2 small businesses so I get it, however this is wrong on so many levels. As a federationist I feel that by making my and others’ voices heard we can stop this treatment of the blind and disabled.

Let’s race in an out of control mine cart

For some reason my audio would not let the voice through I dunno why, but I take a look at mine racer an audio game for mac os. I had a bit of a problem when it came to the game itself but I have emailed the developer and hopefully they will look into it. This is a fun fun game and I hope to do an actual play through one day.

Let’s play with reverb. No, not sound this time.

I take a look at [reverb](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reverb-for-amazon-alexa/id1144695621?mt=8) an iOs app that will let you use most of what alexa has to offer, except for music. The app is somewhat easy to use but I had trouble in the alexa app itself toward the end of the podcast.

Enjoy and feel free to leave feedback.