1. gpotter



    I have been out walking in the woods lately – really long walks.  I load up my mobile with some podcasts for my treks and recently had some familiar voices pass through my headphones.  Freelance journalist Philippe Morin in Inuvik, Northwest Territories put together a story for CBC Spark back …

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    A Freeform Radio PBX


    An IP PBX or private branch exchange is a system that switches voice calls between VoIP users allowing everyone to share internal communications plus potentially routing calls to external phone lines.

    With a conventional PBX, separate networks are necessary for voice and data communications. One of the main advantages of …

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    The Immediate Aspect of Radio


    Radio affects most intimately, person-to-person, offering a world of unspoken communication between writer-speaker and the listener. That is the immediate aspect of radio. A private experience. The subliminal depths of radio are charged with the resonating echoes of tribal horns and antique drums. This is inherent in the very nature …

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    A Question of Fuel


    Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on …

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    #ds106radio Saturday Jamcamp


    Photo via D'Arcy Norman

    Hoping remote listeners may have recorded some things or that there still may be some archived recordings on JamCamp attendee mobiles as the recordings below chime in just about an hour.  Please shoutout if you grabbed some audio – would love to have them for the …

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    Not stealing …


    If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into …

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    Open For Learning


    Call for Proposals

    ETUG Spring 2011 Workshop
    Selkirk College,  Nelson, BC.
    June 2 – 3, 2011 (Thurs & Fri, pub night Wed June 1)
    Deadline: April 8, 2011

    ETUG welcomes proposals from faculty, staff and students to present at this year’s Spring Workshop.

    Open and free tools, resources, and learning …

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    Life By the Drop – Stevie Ray Vaughn


    Grab your favorite Sunday funny Wipe out the speech bubbles with an image editor – I used Acorn for Mac Look for a piece of film dialogue, song, sketch, or create your own Fill in the bubbles

  9. gpotter

    Good DX


    Image via jasoneppink @ flickr

    The great weekend of #coverfriday, #ds106 student programs, and Saturday night pass the mic on #ds106radio led me to reflect on the unique sociality of #ds106radio.  Noiseprofessor noted,

    ds106 radio is like mass communication for the few.  That is, you can find out …

  10. gpotter



    NINJAM is a ‘nearly realtime’ means of jamming online using synchronization based on a metronome or “click-track”.  Jamming requires musicians to remain in tune and sync with each other, but latency of online audio can cause sound delays between online players throwing the mix out of sync for everyone.…

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    Gotta Whole Lotta /LIVE


    Was settled into an evening of grooves from @draggin LIVE on #ds106radio.

    I started seeing updates regarding an earthquake in Japan and noticed that @scottlo, #ds106radio correspondent in Japan, was RT’ing and updating via Twitter so I put the call out to him to grab the #ds106radio mic and …

  12. gpotter

    Taking It To The Streets


    Tonight’s #ds106 radio broadcast was a breathless romp through brilliant hours of freeform online broadcasting.  Programs are starting to take shape with submissions coming in with sequence and program names within in the file names – ex: kickitin_01_lostinthesupermarket.mp3, kickitin_02_eattherich.mp3

    Did you miss a show?  Well, this is no DVR, this …

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