Category: Portable Media Expo

Smidgits Video from PME, with Me.

Recieved an email this morning to let me know that the interview I did wth video podcast ‘Smidgits‘ at the PME has gone live. Here’s me with their host, Curb Stevens… But of course, the magic of moving pictures means that you wouldn’t normally see the bottom half… cue me getting the camera pointing down the way (the kilt helped). For me though, the show, while great, was incredibly superficial. Lots of visuals, lots of “Hi I do this,” but ultimatley I wanted more time with each person to find out more – this was just a glance off the

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iProng Music Panel Podcast (From PME)

One thing at the PME which was super-enjoyable (beyond the naked body painted crew from Sacramento Podcast Productions – Hi Marcia, Cassie and I think, Christina) was the iProng panel disccusion on podcasting and the music industry. Joining me on the panel were CC Chapmans (who I think you know) and Slau, a music producer who was behind the podsafe Christmas song last year. I’ll let iProng introduce it before you listen. …the iProng Radio music panel at Podcast expo featured C.C. Chapman of Accident Hash and U-Turn Cafe, Ewan Spence of TPN Rock and The Podcast Network, and performer/music

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Portable Media Expo 2006 Thoughts

You may remember that I had some concerns about attending Tim and Emille’s Portable Media Expo 2006. After last year, I just wasn’t sure if there would be enough business payback to make it worthwhile. Well, through a combination of canny money saving tricks (such as realising that it was stupidly cheaper to pay for a handful of air miles to get the flight tickets for under $100 return from Scotland to California) and following some of my basic business rules (make sure you are seen and are remembered at industry events, don’t burn bridges, and always always be watching

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Even More Thumbs Up…

If one tiny thing has made travelling immeasurably easier on the nerves, it has to be my set up Super Fi.5 Pro headphones from Ultimate Ears. These little beauties have to be the best set of headphones I have heard. Ever. They’re small, in-ear, phones, with an interchangeable silicon tip to ensure a perfect fit. They drop any external noise to quieter than my breathing, so they’re passive noise cancelling. If that was all they did, I’d be happy, but the sound reproduction is immense. It would be fair to say that on first listening to AC/DC through these, compared

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More Thumbs Up To…

Sitting at Heathrow, and I’m blog posting. And catching up with Bloglines. And Gmail… and everything else involved. And in part that’s thanks to Tom Steinberg from My Society. Over a breakfast with Tom and Suw at the Euro OSCon, Tom mentioned his T-Mobile 3.5G Data card and how it was a lifesaver around the UK with a pricing of 20 pounds for 3 gigabytes of data per month. And while US roaming costs more than every animated bed in Second Life, in the UK it’s already proved cheaper than Wi-Fi hotspots. Figure one hour at Edinburgh and an hour

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Thumbs Up To…

Back in the UK, and I want to pass on a few thanks, through the blog. Let’s start with American Airlines. My itinery home looked an absolute mess after a few late minute changes before I left the UK, the biggest headache being a massivly tight under three hour transfer between London Gatwick and London Heathrow. So tight that I actually had a super cheap GNER Edinburgh-London ticket in the back pocket in case it all went tits up – which in my opinion it would have. But the check-in staff at Los Angeles International did the whole tap at

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