I’ve decided to make it official. I need a video iPod.
I know, I’m a techno junkie but I’ve been getting off lately on vodcasts and I need them portable… That’s got to be better, right? Better than being chained to the laptop to get my fixes… Watching Waz and Lenny and the Photoshop guys on the iPod would be like, totally gnarly…
Actually, it isn’t just the videos I’m loving, the list of podcasts in my iTunes subscriptions provide a superior soundtrack to my day’s work than the hubbub generated by the rest of my team in the workstations outside my office door and my Bloglines account monitors my blogroll for recent updates saving me a shedload of time visiting sites that haven’t updated!
Yessir Ladies and Gentlemen, RSS is some goooooood technology and now that I’m down with using it to broaden my horizons I’m also getting a bit used to using it to distribute information at work by podcasting some of the boss’ preaching and by distributing our weekly study notes. I’m fast finding out the possibilities are pretty fabulous…
Anyway, I want to spread the love…
The aforementioned Waz and Lenny from Crash Test Kitchen – These guys are classic… A coupla Aussies living in London who do a regular cooking show… now they aren’t slick… but they are so totally real. This vodcast is a riot.
Photoshop TV. – My biggest problem is finding time to play with all the tips and tricks the guys from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals offer up. This is a great cast if you want to get cluey about Photoshop and want to get amazed and the things you can do with this great software. Suitable for both PC and Mac users it’s invaluable in my line of work.
Of the audio podcasts number 1 is The Daily Mayo from BBC Radio Five. Simon was the breakfast DJ on Radio One, the cool radio station we listened to when I lived in the UK. These days he does an afternoon slot and gets to interview pretty much anyone doing any kind of thing. Best day of the week is Thursday when they do Book Reviews… v cool.
Number two is Hughesy and Kate (with Peter Heliar at the moment) from Nova100 in Melbourne. These guys are a total cack and not so rood as their Sydney counterparts. It can be a bit of a headache to download some days… guess they’re popular all over… And before you say it, Hughesy voice grows on you…
There are others, mostly religious ones of less interest to most of my readers I’ll wager… and as for the regular common or garden variety blog feeds?
You know who you are…
OOoh thanks for the heads up on The Daily Mayo – that sounds interesting!
(and I don’t believe that Hughesy’s voice could possibly grow on anyone… hehe)
The best day is Friday, then we get Mark Kermode’s film reviews.
Miss Lisa says
it’s all a bit much for me, temping BUT you did give me the idea of getting ABC Sydney streaming while I plod away at the database entries – SO much better!
Jack the Lass says
I agree Bloglines is really useful, I like it, though I’m such a Luddite really. I don’t (yet) have iTunes or an iPod/similar type thing so podcasts have passed me by a bit. I might see about sorting it out for when I go back to Romania – try to get a regular slice of home, though goodness knows when I’d have time to listen to anything.