…And we’re back

I suppose that some of y’all are wondering where the heck I’ve been lately. Well, the short answer is: Busy (and a little bit sick.)

Busy with what? Well, I’ve got a couple of projects I’ve been trying to work on for friends, and I’ve begun podficcing. What is podficcing? Well, it’s like the audiobook version of a fanfiction. Someone writes a fanfiction, and if I like it, and they agree, I can do a reading of it. No, I won’t be listing them here (as you don’t really need to know about my tastes in fanfiction) but fear not! I have other voice thingies to point you to.

I have a podcast that I do with a friend, and it can be found here. It’s a Doctor Who podcast, if you’re interested. All I ask is that you only download one episode at a time.

In other voice news, one of my Valentine’s Day gifts was a shiny new microphone! It’s a Blue Snowball, if you’re interested. As I am getting all of my stuff together to go to Gallifrey One next weekend, and I had hoped to do a bit of podcasting while I’m down there, the timing is perfect. I’ve tested it with my wee laptop and Audacity, and here is what my test sounded like:

Testthesnowball by themusecalliope

I can already tell that it sounds clearer! …Now I just need to figure out how I’m going to transport the thing.

In other news, today we went back to the Computer History Museum, and we arrived just in time to see a demonstration of Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine #2. Once I get more of the pictures/videos processed, I’ll post them up for you to see, but in the meantime, here is a 360 of the machine, with the video about it playing faintly in the distance. (if you click on the Babbage link above, you can watch a part of that video, and watch the machine in motion.)

And now, I’m off to bed. This next week is going to be mental. Wish me luck!

6 Responses to “…And we’re back”

  1. Susan Helene Gottfried Says:

    Good luck!

    Hey, I know a certain bass player who’d LOVE to be turned into a podcast…

  2. angel Says:

    …Susan, *that* would rule. You’d need a kick ass into song with some hot guitar licks (or at least a piece of one.) Also, a place to host them, as let me tell you…hosting at home kills your bandwidth. If you went with a short form (sort of “A Moment with Shapeshifter”) you could trade off which character is focussed on, even. (Yes, I’m pulling for Roadie Poet here.)

    …And I’ll shut up now. A Moment with Shapeshifter *hot guitar riff*

  3. angel Says:

    (make that “intro song”)

  4. Emma Says:

    Welcome back!

    The audio clip does sound very clear!

  5. Emily Says:

    Hi Becca!

    I randomly decided to look up my old Livejournal account from ye olde days to find something for a project I’m working on at school and stumbled across the link you gave me for this blog. And wouldn’t you know it, you’re still posting here! What luck!

    I have no excuse for being so dreadfully out of touch for the last few years, except to say that college is one hell of an experience that eats up all of my time. Regardless, I’m sorry, and I hope things have been going well for you. When I’m done writing this 10-20 page paper (yay college?), I’ll probably come back on here and do some archive skimming, because come on, who doesn’t love a little online stalking?

    We really ought to meet up some time, and dear Stephanie is just on the other side of the bay. I’ll be busy for a few weeks yet, but perhaps in March?

    Great hugs and virtual socks,
    Emily

  6. angel Says:

    Thanks, Emma.

    Emily!!!!! *waves* Sorry that I am so lame about replying to comments. *hangs head in shame* Also, it is now March. How’s the month looking for you?

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