Friday, February 28, 2014

Things I've learned from participating in Febooary, take 2.

This was my second year participating in Febooary, and I plan to participate next year, (even if we don’t have topics.) The person who did the topics for the past 3 years will not be doing them next year, and as of now we don’t know if there will be topics for next year. I have an extremely big file of questions I used for blogathon that could be used for Febooary. So, let’s get to the list:

  1. 1. I should mute my twitter client before recording. This is obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many times I forgot to do this, and how many times my twitter searches decided they didn’t want to be nice while I was recording, (this happened during take 5 of the PACER demonstration,) causing me to have to record take 6!)

  2. 2. If I’m going to write a script for something, I should take longer to write and rehearse it than 3 days. I didn’t actually decide to write an explanation for the PACER demonstration until a few days before, and I didn’t start working on it until that Sunday, but I needed way longer than that to prepare.

  3. 3. I should stick to the script if I’m going to use one. This also suggests longer preparation, but it also says I wouldn’t have to record so many flippin takes if in take 2 I wouldn’t have tried to add things in that I thought were hilarious, but could have easily been misconstrued. Those things will! never! be! published! because I deleted them, (hah!)

  4. 4. Audioboo should provide a way to edit descriptions after the fact. I gathered the links for the demonstration on my computer, but I was recording it on my phone, (so that I could demonstrate by putting the phone close to the speakers. I had to end up making short URLs out of the links, then typing them in by hand on my phone, which wasn’t much fun. I don’t have email, (or any form of sync set up on my phone,) so I had no way to send them to myself. If I could edit the description after the fact, I wouldn’t have had to type the links in by hand.

  5. 5. There should also be a way to do some basic editing in the Audioboo app. To take out things in the background like twitter searches going off would have probably saved me from having to do a 3rd take of this morning’s last boo, and take 6 of the PACER demonstration.

I talk about the fact that it’s the last day of #febooary in this boo.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

I try to answer the question in this boo, the 27th of #febooary.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I talk about how ethernet cables were switched in this boo, the 26th of #febooary.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I talk about the weirdness that is the Audioboo site not recognizing my headset anymore in this boo, the 25th of #febooary. @audioboo

Monday, February 24, 2014

I talk about not looking forward to Christmas 2014 in this boo, the 24th of #febooary.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I talk about waiting for my phone to update, watching the closing ceremonies, and the Olympics in this boo, the 23rd of #febooary.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

I talk about how portrait to landscape orientation rotating is annoying in this boo, the 22nd of #febooary.

Friday, February 21, 2014

I talk about keeping the phone book, and issues with my headset in this boo, the 21st of #febooary.

I talk about more features for Audioboo in this boo for the 20th of #Febooary.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In this boo for the 19th of #Febooary, I demonstrate PACER, talk about the legal case I’ve been following for about 6 and a half months now, and talk about the same subject I addressed a year ago to the date. Relevant links:
My boo from last year:
Mark’s boo from last year:
Unsealed district court documents, (text version):
Live blog of Snowden airport meeting, (as it happened,) this is the meeting that he used a Lavabit email address to send invitations to, and it’s mentioned in this link: The site still displays the statement from it’s founder, Ladar Levison.
Wikipedia article on pen register devices:
Wikipedia article on trap and trace devices, (these are often used interchangeably when it comes to the orders, (r they’re also called “pen trap orders.”)
Wikipedia article on SSL:
PACER case locater: http:/
PACER site, this is where you register and manage your account: #PACER #lavabit

I talk about a tip I would give myself from a few years in this boo, the 18th of #febooary.

Monday, February 17, 2014

I talk about a broken doorknob on the inside of my building, and getting phone calls in church in this boo, the 17th of #Febooary.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I talk about the fact that I almost didn’t get to church on time in this boo, the 16th of #Febooary. I also talk about getting to Prayer Seeker’s CafĂ© tomorrow, and working on writing the PACER explainer.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I talk about improvements I’d like to see in @audioboo, and the fact that I don’t use the app very much in this boo, the 15th of #Febooary.

Friday, February 14, 2014

I talk about the fact that I don’t really celebrate Valentines day in this boo, the 14th of #Febooary.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I talk about domain renewals, and strange reminder emails in this boo, the 13th of #Febooary.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Things happening as of late.

I ordered chinese food for lunch today, we had to go pick it up, because they don’t deliver. Up until today, I hadn’t had chinese food for a year, when I took my last caregiver out to lunch for her birthday, so I wanted several things. The order turned out to be $47.70! OK OK, so hat’s what I get for ordering from the best and most expensive chinese restaurant in town, but it usually only costs that much when 2 people are ordering! I’ll probably have leftovers for a week, (and I’m not kidding either.)
I’ve been watching the olympics during daytime and primetime, (and once I even stayed up for latenight, (which I’m going to do again tonight,) because I need to post links. This has also caused me to get behind in posting links, because I don’t usually do my Febooary boo until the Olympics are over, (if you’ve been listening, you’ll know this,) and then I go to bed, (without posting any links.) That’s why last night, I stayed up late to post links, and tonight, I’ll be watching Olympic latenight as I do so.
I did manage to get my rent paid, (I talked about that in a boo.) Yesterday, I got a reminder email from my domain registrar, (Hover,) that said would be renewing today, however it didn’t automatically renew like it was supposed to, (or at least it didn’t notify me.) I went into my account and checked, and it isn’t supposed to renew until Friday, um… OK… it’s kind of funny that the system is sending me reminder emails saying my domain will be renewing in one day! when it actually renews in 3 days, (LOL.)

I talk about whether or not I’ll be taking a vacation, and the things I plan to purchase this year in this boo, the 12th of #febooary.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I talk about TV shows in this boo the 11 th of #febooary.

Monday, February 10, 2014

I talk about going to pay the rent, staying up for Olympic latenight, and saying “”retweet” instead of “retreat” in this boo, the 10th of #febooary.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

I talk about forgetting to pay rent in this boo, the 9th of #febooary.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

I talk about going to Prayer Seeker’s Cafe today in this boo, the 8th of #febooary.

Friday, February 7, 2014

I talk about a text message conversation I had with mom in this boo, the 7th of #febooary.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I talk about the weird fact of starting competition before opening ceremonies in this boo, the 6th of #febooary.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I talk about what might happen if I ran my own country in this boo, the 5th of #febooary.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I talk about annoying neighbors in this boo, the 4th of #febooary.

Monday, February 3, 2014

I put tape on my headset in this boo, then state the obvious. #febooary

Sunday, February 2, 2014

I'm participating in Febooary.

In case you don’t already know, I’m participating in Febooary. Febooary is a challenge in which you use Audioboo, to record something every day. I did participate in Febooary last year. This time, I actually have plans for at least some of the things I want to talk about. Last year, I had absolutely no plans!

I talk about teaching sunday school in this boo, the 2nd of #febooary

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I talk about turning 30, my family vacation, and twitter searches in this post. #febooary