Media Bits

The Future of Media is Newspapers Apparently

At least that's the way it seems on theconversation.edu.au/pages/future-of-media a site that describes itself as: 

"...an independent source of analysis, commentary and news from the university and research sector — written by acknowledged experts and delivered directly to the public. Our team of professional editors work with more than 3,400 registered academics and researchers to make this wealth of knowledge and expertise accessible to all."

No, seriously.

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Revue Update Update and a Rant

So yesterday I had a bit of whinge about the fact that I couldn't update my Logitech Revue because for some bizarre reason, they had geo locked the update.

Well last night I figured rather than wait around until Logitech or Google or whoever was responsible got to fixing the issue, I would utilise one of the many vpn services which allows me to pretend I'm actually a USanian for the purposes of accessing various web sites. 

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An open letter to the "Creatives"

To whom it may concern,

I have money. It is good money, in fact, being australian money, it is both pretty and hard wearing money. I would like to give you that money in exchange for the music you sell, the films and video productions you make and the books you write.

But I can't.

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ABC on Android

I use both Android and iDevices, my phone is a Nexus S running the latest Gingerbread (2.3.6) and I own an iPod Touch and a first generation iPad. I'm also an avid consumer of the ABC online services, mostly streaming ABC News 24 in the kitchen and accessing the ABCs large library of video and audio podcasts.

However generally I don't use my android devices to do this, why? Because the ABC has concentrated all its mobile efforts into building iDevice compatible apps. I've added screen caps from both the Android and iDevice apps below:

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Angry Beanie Broadcasting Studio Mark 1

Angry Beanie (for those of you who may not be aware) is my entry into the online media world, specifically audio and video based online media. Here is where I indulge my interest in things media productiony through efforts such as the fortnightly podcast "Purser Explores The World".

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A Media Inquiry into Print and Online Publications

So today, Stephen Conroy, Minister for the Digital Economy and other Buzz words, announced an independent inquiry with the following terms:

 

a) The effectiveness of the current media codes of practice in Australia, particularly in light of technological change that is leading to the migration of print media to digital and online platforms;

A bit of an update

I haven't blogged for a little while so I thought I would do a quick catchup.

First up I'm in the process of starting up a new media project. This one's not going to be as focused as Open Source On The Air, instead it's going to be something that allows me to meet interesting people and ask them questions about a wide range of different subjects. I'm currently gathering material for the first episode (which is going to have a focus on the Australian Space community).

Twitter Liberation Front!

Yesterday Jim Wallace of the Australian Christian Lobby tweeted the following:

"Just hope that as we remember Servicemen and women today we remember the Australia they fought for - wasn't gay marriage and islamic."

As to be expected, there was a firestorm of condemnation from the twittersphere with most calling him to task not just for his homophobic and anti-muslim views, but for daring to use ANZAC day (a day which is generally viewed as being above politics) to push his own narrow minded views.

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OSOTA 2008-11-07 Cracks 100

Well the last episode of Open Source On The Air is now sitting at 124 downloads since it was released, which isn't bad.

If you haven't caught it already you can grab the show from the following:

MP3 - High

MP3 - Low

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Open Source On The Air - 2008-11-07

We return for another episode!
This time round Karin sits down with Peter Garret to chat about the Inx LiveCD project.
I get to catch up with Arjen Lentz about OurDelta, a new MySQL Distro

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