Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

GRC summary

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I had planned to blog more from GRC, but my airport card stopped working on Friday, which was somewhat of an annoyance. I was pleased that my session on podcasting was reasonably successful - we didn't get into discussing much of the more arcane aspects of adopting podcasting for community ...

WRFU at the Farmers’ Market

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

WRFU had a stand at the Urbana Farmers' Market (video) today, and I was there from 10-12. It's really a nice atmosphere, and a good chance to meet with a range of people. It's still early - no corn that I saw (though of course there was kettle corn), more flowers than ...

Lunch and learn – Unofficial

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

It's getting close to that time of year. For the uninitiated, each year undergrads at the University of Illinois participate in an event titled Unofficial St Patrick's Day, or Unofficial for short. The slogan "Drink Until You're Irish" or - on this year's t-shirts - "Instant Irish: Just Add Alcohol." Last ...

Impressions from Vancouver

Friday, October 19th, 2007

I'm sitting in a room at Simon Fraser University, overlooking the Vancouver harbour. The rain, which had lifted over lunch, has returned, making the hills, of North Vancouver, on the far side appear ghostly, when they are visible at all. In a strange way, however, this rain seems so familiar, ...

Vancouver ahoy!

Monday, October 15th, 2007

I'm heading to Vancouver on Wednesday, to attend the annual conference of the AoIR. Hopefully I'll be able to take the time to catch up on my posting - as well, of course, as meeting with various colleagues and friends.

A silent genius, silenced

Monday, September 24th, 2007

I was sorry to see news, yesterday, of the passing of Marcel Marceau. I was privileged to see him perform while I lived in Dublin, probably around 2000 or 2001. He was in his 70s at that point, and though I was almost sitting with the gods in the upper ...

Always roses: a tribute to my grandfather

Monday, November 20th, 2006

My grandfather passed away in July, severing finally the [last few] tendrils that bound him to this human realm. In truth they were few enough at the end, those threads. When I went to see him - to visit with him, I should say - a few days earlier, he ...

Nothing negative about Negativland

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

shaving the monkeyOriginally uploaded by diymedia.Negativland performed in Champaign last Friday - my friend Jay pulled off quite a coup in getting hold of them - and I was going to post a longer review, notwithstanding my limited knowledge of the field of audio art, but I think ...

New WRFU studio

Monday, July 24th, 2006

mostly revamped studioOriginally uploaded by diymedia.The WRFU studio was revamped in my absence. Can't wait to see it in person during my show this week. Good to see the new equipment, though I would have liked some more script space, and perhaps better cable ducting along the side ...

Administrative update

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

My grandfather passed away on Sunday, so I've been generally off-line until now. I'm now working my way through the pile of mail that built up in the meantime, but there's an outside chance that some mail may have bounced in my absence. If you've sent me a mail but ...