Rather busy week – [Generic Title 45]

Well I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to keep up the post a day schedule after Blaugust ended, however I planned on poster sooner than today if I’m completely honest.
However this week had other plans and has been rather chaotic all around. I was asked to help with a deployment at work which meant crashing at a friends house and getting up at 2am in order to be onsite for 3am. Websites are marvelous things.

Usually I would have left after working my contracted hours, but as the time rolled on and my familiarity with the system was needed I didn’t end up leaving until 3pm.
After that my days this week have been all out of phase, plus concerns about the NATO summit  hampering people traveling to and from work, everyone was working from home the last 2 days, which is a bonkers experience when no-one is in the office.

Apart from not blogging I have also failed to read any blogs so my RSS reader is sitting at a happy 157 unread.

Onwards and sidewards

podtatoesI did find some time this week to try something that I haven’t done for ages, namely being on the Couch Podtatoes podcast. Last week Izlain asked if anyone was interested in being a guest on the podcast, so after a little debating it over in my head, I thought it would be good to try again.

Thankfully I wasn’t the only as guest as Jaedia has also signed up as a guest too and what with all the excitement at work I blinked and it was Wednesday. I was rather nervous but I have to say that Izlain’s approach is laid back and after a quiet start I was soon into the swing of things.

You can find the episode here or here.


Podcasts 2014

Currently I’m using PocketCasts on Android for my podcast needs, it’s a nice app with quite a lot of control over individual and global settings, plus if you have ChromeCast you can broadcast directly from the the App.

It’s been a little while since I mentioned what I’m podcasts I listen too, so here is a run down of my current list, which I should really try and add to my blogroll at some point.

  • Recent additions
    • Gaming
      • Couch Podtatoes – Izlain and J3w3l focus on gaming and social issues around gaming.
      • Aggrochat Blaugust and friends tackle good selection of topics mostly focused on gaming.
      • ESO Reporter – Svven, Jen, and Teppo discuss the goings on in Elder Scrolls Online.
    • Other
  • Continued listening
    • Gaming
      • Gamers with Jobs conference call – The weekly GWJ show features a varied panel of guests with a wide range of topics and listener letters.
      • The MMOsketeers – Jen and Teppo discuss the latest weekly MMO news, plus tackling listener questions.
    • Other
      • My Brother, My Brother and Me – And advice show with an acquired taste, the MBMBAM show usually has me laughing out loud.
      • Sawbones – A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine with Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin.
      • Nerds Who Wait – Rockjaw and SixOkay discuss upcoming films of the future.
      • Three Moves Ahead – a podcast that produces a weekly show where a panel discuss strategy games.

I tend to listen to most of the shows while travelling to and from work, certainly makes the commute a little less boring.

#Blaugust #Podcasts

Listen closely

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virgin worlds

Well I’m happy to announce that my podcast hunt last night resulted 3 less bored than normal hours of travel today. VirginWorlds current houses a large number of Podcast on all manner of MMOs, it is in fact the host of the limited edition podcast i mentioned yesterday.

Well I grabbed a cast of VirginWorlds MMORPG News the flagship podcast of the network and hosted by Brent who also runs the whole website. What I liked about this cast is it delivers MMO news directly into my ears and giving my current lack of time it’s good to get a review of items I may have missed.

To still keep my finger on the pulse of plugged into the internet via Twitter, if you are active on there then give me a shout and follow me if you like, but don’t expect too much.

All go

To help me while away the hours I spend en transit I’ve finally used the podcast feature on my Nokia N95. I have started with the wonderful Limited Edition via Yellow Spandex, the podcast are ideally suited for my journey duration. Of course I discovered these via Rockjaws blog. The themes as you may have guessed is the world of heroes/villains, well infact its all things comic related.

A great podcast to obtain when you have the time.

I decide to grab Stephen Frys last night, but sadly when I visited the site it was down. As it turns out there was a good reason for this. Stephen Fry Version 2.0!

I must say that the new website is rather awesome, it also linked me to Stephens twitter which is the busiest  account I’ve seen, with pictures and map locations to help you track Mr Fry accross the global.