April 5th, 2003

Fiona and me in the snow

life, files, and coffee all corsing

Time for yet another update as I drink my chocolate flavored coffee. I'm actually using those chocolate drops I got a long time ago. The Coolumbian coffee just didn't taste too cool so I had to doctor it up. The drops make it somewhat chocolatey, a hint of chocolate more than anything, but make the coffee drinkable and therefore satisfying. It's satisfying enough to write I should say.

I played with the limiter a bit last night and think I have found settings satisfactory enough to broadcast with. I won't use it for the KXUA broadcast as they have compressors out the ass on the signal, but it's still going to pretty much rock. If you would like to listen, point your browser to KXUA Radio and list or I'll have to kick all your asses. I'm on at 8 pm central to 10 pm central, vorbis should help my signal immensely if I can kepe a signal for more than 2 seconds. We'll see.

Plans for today include possibly downloading some newage cool stuff. I'm currently downloading some cool ass Paul Schwartz which should add nicely to my collection. I also plan to get some more electronic as I had a few requests for stuff I didn't have. Basically I'm trying to build the most kidk ass new age and relaxing contemplative music collection ever. Damn I just said ass a lot of times in this entry, megan, a count please?

I should also do some work but we all know that may or may not happen. The movie for tomorrow described is Toy story, maybe I should just procure it before hand and watch it when I have time if that's possible.

Anyway, so ends another in the series of "Ner's a dork" journal entries. Someone try to piss me off and I'll get all insightful. No one's done that yet. Anyone want to try. More later.
Fiona and me in the snow

really happy

I suppose the reason why I am happy is a sign that I am a true dork. Basically, and I won't go into detail because it'll bore you to tears and I don't want to do that to people is i figured out a problem with winamp that no one could figure out before. It basically allows me to use a compressor program that is a lot better than the one I was using before. It's really cool because I can kind of gain the respect of the ACB Radio people this way, tell them that I am here to help, not to break the project down as some thought upon my joining from TPR.

I just finishedtea, a bit early but oh well, and I feel like having lots and lots more tea. I'm so feeling good!! My show is going to rock, vorbis is working perfectly now, and my show will sounds heaps better on the new server. Thanks for listening to maniacle ner. I know, I should drink some alcohol or something Anna but no, no need for that. More later after my show.
Fiona and me in the snow

vorbistacular

Well, the show is done and it was the best I've ever had. Mostly because I used vorbis for encoding. It allows for cool sounding sound that compensates for crappy internet that I have. So basically I just tried to do my best with making a professional quality sound using winamp and the setup I've devised. I'm listening to my archive, and I sound ok, listening to your voice really isn't something that is too cool, but I've gotten used to it. The sound quality is ok, but I think I'm going to interject less during quiet parts of songs, even though I think it's fun to do that.

The third birthday party for KXUA was tonight so in it's honor I pulled out the KXUA startup archive, basically I recoreded the first moments of kxua, and I played about five minutes of it. After thanking all kinds of people, the KXUA people started playing speeches, and they played them for about 30 minutes. I actually turned my recording off which was pretty stupid of me before the announcement, but after the thirty minutes of speeches, and interjections between saying that they had to play speeches because of licensing restrictions, and phone calls from us, the djs, saying that we wanted music, they announced that it was an April Fools Joke. They had a lot of us hooked, me included. I thought something was up though, and actually thought some of the speeches were actually cool, then it was kind of anticlimactic to find out that we were in fact going to play boring music. What a joke, one that I'll never forget. I'm the only one in kxua history who has that recording, I just forgot to burn it for them, and I enjoyed airing it tonight. Not anything else new, more later.