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.

Yesterday I read Alan’s post Right? or Choice? To Repair (or Joy Thereof) #DLINQDigDetox – CogDogBlog. One thing in particular caught my eye:

And yes extend broken devices to broken technology. Can’t play old flash content? Try Ruffle.

I’d not heard of Ruffle, but I though it was worth a quick try. I searched my hard drive and was delighted to find  rommy.swf.

Rommy has been reborn several times, born as a HyperCard stack in the 1990s, then a SuperCard project, arriving on the web via the Roadster plugin that ran SuperCard projects. The final incarnation was in flash (although I might have a javascript effort somewhere).

Anyway I uploaded the swf and htlm file, adding the link to the ruffle javascript library & it worked not only that it works on an iPad.

I don’t suppose it is of much use in the classroom now, back in the HyperCard days I though the idea of pupils creating mazes and then getting their partners to write instructions to go through them was a good one. I had not see it else where is such an easy to use fashion.

The featured image is a gif captured with licecap, it doesn’t make the annoying beeping that the real one does.

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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I might need a WordPress plugin than converts all links to run them through the Wayback Machine. Mansy days it feels like 90% of my blogged links are dead.

I used amber for a while & stopped for reasons i can’t recall. Used the archive option. Currently got a JavaScript that sorts broken links to my old, now gone school site where a lot of my early links pointed. I now use On This day, thanks Alan, to tend my links most days.

Replied to 1/623 (CogDogBlog)
Hi. There has not been too much nostalgia posting here lately (well actually not much at all, so there). Maybe last June? But who cares if I feel like dipping into my tech past, it’s there. I…

Hi Alan,
One of the first 623 sites! Blows my mind. Way beyond early adopter.

There should be a badge or medal.

Replied to a tweet (twitter.com)
4/15 #HeyPresstoConf20 For fun try adding /wp-json/wp/v2/posts/ to any WordPress url or /wp-json/wp/v2/posts/?per_page=1 will get you the latest post or /wp-json/wp/v2/comments for 20 recent comments or /wp-json/wp/v2/search?search=splot will return search results for "splot"

Alan, you might like Multi WP Blog search from a while back. Local storage could make it actually useful.

Replied to Glitch, Remix, a #NetNarr Exquisite Corpse (CogDogBlog)
There you go, try guess the nature of this blog post from a word heavy vague title.

I think I’d guess that a post with Glitch, Remix, and Exquisite Corpse in the title is one that is I’d be interested in;-)
Glitch is a pretty interesting place. Interestingly I made something there a while back of which Kevin was the only user!
Excited to see what range of things you get up to with glitch.