Replied to a tweet by Sheila MacNeill (Twitter)

a really need for nuanced and civilised debates around what open platforms should and could be, the dangers of “free speech”, the need for ethics - you know all the things white, male billionaires regularly do. . . https://twitter.com/guardiantech/status/1518821183310860292

The microblogging book by @mantonsblog is full of both technical and ethical info:
https://book.micro.blog
http://micro.blog is IMO a great model of smallish communities & solving a lot of social problems. It syndicates hosted & external sites.

Replied to https://twitter.com/ds106dc/status/1499710262068137984?s=20&t=kuIsDx_PMxvH8xvgoqZA_g by ds106 Daily Create (Twitter)

For today's TDC... #tdc3704 #ds106 Apocalypse [Now] Animated https://dlvr.it/SL40DL

ds106 snake not to good on mobile.

#tdc3704 I could say I was hypnotised by the beauty of the Apocalypse [Now] Animated & that is why this is a day late, but it just took me a long time. The #ds106 snake rides the wave of borrowed code, till the end of time or the pi’s SD card gives up.

Replied to To Umm or Not To Umm, That is the Audio Editing Question (cogdogblog.com)
the use if “umm” conversationally as a filler, to keep the flow going to signal you have not completed the thought your brain is sending to your mouth

Hi Alan,
Thanks for this.
One thing I liked when I did Radio Edutalk was by doing the show live I felt no pressure to edit the archives, beyond a bit of levelling and trimming my technical problems at the start of a nicecast broadcast.

One of the values, to me, of listening to a podcast is the extra information, often emotional, that is carried by the voice. This research linked might support that premiss.

As podcasting gets a lot more professional, one of the downsides might be the loss of the unedited voice.

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For today's TDC... #tdc3632 #ds106 #ds106 What are you reading? https://dlvr.it/SFrNCg pic.twitter.com/B17Mb7eVZp

#tdc3632 #ds106 for the last few years I’ve kept a list on by site. I’ve noticed a bit of an upturn due first to lockdown & then covid, nearly a book a day while I was isolating. I mostly read, what my wife & daughter hand down to me. Books

Replied to What Are You Tuned Into? (cogdogblog.com)
I can also not help to wonder how they listen so much! But that is the beauty of this media form, it being really the only one I know of that you can partake of with attention, while doing something else.

Hi Alan,
A rich list, adding to the already overflowing pool of podcasts. I like to listen to a range of non-Edu podcasts. Even with two 40 minute plus commutes every day I still can’t get through much. Like you I really only listen to podcasts while driving. There are a couple of things that I find useful.

Castro, is a podcasting app that lets you sub to many podcasts but triage the ones you want to hear into you “queue”.

The other is Huffduffer, this is a bookmarklet that will pull individual episodes into your own RSS feed which you can then sub to. It will even rip YouTube videos to audio and host the mp3 for 30 days. https://huffduffer.com/johnjohnston is mine. Now I am off to huffduff some of your suggestions:-)

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You can find more Halloween crafts on my timeline and on the 'News' link at https://www.darrellwakelam.com/
pic.twitter.com/v37VlCx83b

My class had great fun with the skulls last week.

Paper Plate Skulls

We took an idea from Darrell Wakelam to make some Day of the Dead skulls from paper plates.

We then took it a bit further