I have an Android phone that doesn't seem to have a simple app for writing. I can use Bear Writer on iOS handsets and Scrivener on the iPad Pro but I can't locate an Android app that has the same simple functionality. I may need to try Day One journaling again.
SUMMER WEATHER is trying to warm up Ireland and with those warmer temperatures I'm starting to notice animals acting more actively as they search our back garden for food. Perhaps some of these animals have come out of hibernation. I wonder if anything about their lower activity level could offer clues about how I might benefit from fasting.
WE HAVE A BLACK GOTHIC DOOR in our back garden and it's often in my field of view when I create Topgold Audio Clips. As I post this blog at the end of April 2022, the door isn't findable on Tin Eye and that surprises me.
UPDATED 20 APRIL 2022: I'm going to use this blog post as a diary that documents what I did to return to health. Actually, I think I need to produce an audio diary because then my raspy voice provides telltale clues. Scroll to the bottom to see the blow-by-blow revelations.
AFTER HEARING CASES of friends catching COVID, I thought that since I had escaped any infection during our masked phase that I was impervious. I can admit I'm wrong and now hope I can shake this virus within the next seven days so I can be back in the classroom to finish the semester. But if I can't there's always Teams to wrap up everything.
I've discovered the best recording equipment is often what's connected directly to a phone because I haven't been able to find the audio levels for Spreaker Studio on the Microsoft Surface Book. I think I'm going to revert to using XLR lapel mics and a shortgun mic with my Zoom H6 field recorder because the audio quality is much easier to control that way.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business with the Technological University of the Shannon.]
SOMETIMES I ANSWER questions about the 300 hard cover books we have in our home. I draw my answers from friends who have read more than 10 books during the previous 12 months. Friends who read help me understand why I enjoy reading.
IF YOU READ my personal blog, you know I've visited TippFM, our regional radio station. I would like to find a way to add to the TippFM studios some of the creative broadcasting skills we teach in our Technological University classrooms. I think there might be a way to do this with the help of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
The Industry RD&I Fellowship Programme at SFI supports academia-industry interactions. At TUS, we have a workflow that might address some industry‐informed challenges related to audiences that have moved away from listening on traditional radios at home to listening to presenters in apps. I think several of our TUS faculty members, informed by the practice of our students, can address this issue. SFI has a mechanism whereby faculty and postdoctoral staff can spend time in industry "through the temporary placement of academic researchers with an industry partner".
I'M LEADING a group of creatives into the Land of Web3 and believe Marc Canter (snapped above on a Dublin street in 2006) reads the landscape correctly when he says Web3 cannot be about one technology or one way to do things or one tech stack. Web3 becomes mainstream when it is open, flexible, and inclusive.
ON ANOTHER NETWORK, four days past, long time friend Greg Dickson asked what I was doing. He noticed I was quiet on Twitter and hadn't uttered a word on several of the social audio apps I use. So here's a quick public update.
I'm feverishly trying to get ahead of 80 students who are taking four different academic modules I teach at the Technological University of the Shannon. I know that the next three months will challenge me with pop-up events connected to (1) major programmatic reviews and (2) COVID scares. So I'm trying a few structural interventions that should help me circumvent the potholes that will crater my calendar.