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10/30/2006


Norman Corwin Interview Re-broadcast

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 9:38 am

I posted this to the Internet OTR Digest last week, but I forot to post it here. If you missed the hour-long interview with Norman Corwin aired on XM Satellite Radio’s The Bob Edwards Show in July of 2005, you’ll get another chance today on XMPR, Channel 133 - 8:00 am and 9:00 am in the east, 7:00 am and 5:00 pm in the west. If you aren’t a subscriber to XM Satellite Radio, you can get a free three-day pass for XM Online and hear the show online all day on Monday, and then repeated every fifth hour over the weekend.

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UK Institute for Public Policy Research - Copying own CDs ’should be legal’

Filed under: News — Charlie Summers @ 12:36 am

From the BBC News: UK Institute for Public Policy Research - Copying own CDs ’should be legal’

From the article: “The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is calling for a ‘private right to copy’.

“It would decriminalise millions of Britons who break the law each year by copying their CDs onto music players.

“Making copies of CDs and DVDs for personal use would have little impact on copyright holders, the IPPR argues.

“Copyright issues have, in the past, been steered too much by the music industry, the report said.”

Now if the United States had an organization like this one, to promote the fair use concept the MPAA/RIAA is so desperate to destroy…

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10/29/2006


Adventures by Morse; City of the Dead, Chapter 10

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 3:09 pm

In the Spirit of Halloween, Bill Scherer is offering a copy of Carlton E Morse’s The City of the Dead in MP3 format for anyone who wants it: “If you are into Halloween as much as my household is then you’ll probably like this. It’s in 10 chapters.”

Today’s final chapter: Chapter 10, Where the Pearls Were Hidden.

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10/27/2006


Arthur Hill, Actor Who Won Tony for ‘Virginia Woolf,’ Dies at 84

Filed under: Television, News — Charlie Summers @ 7:36 pm

From The New York Times: Arthur Hill, Actor Who Won Tony for ‘Virginia Woolf,’ Dies at 84

From the article: “Mr. Hill was a well-known face on television for many years. On the television series ‘Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law,’ which ran from 1971 to 1974, he played the title role, a lawyer whose main interest was helping people.”

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Adventures by Morse; City of the Dead, Chapter 9

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 5:33 pm

In the Spirit of Halloween, Bill Scherer is offering a copy of Carlton E Morse’s The City of the Dead in MP3 format for anyone who wants it: “If you are into Halloween as much as my household is then you’ll probably like this. It’s in 10 chapters.”

Today’s chapter: Chapter 9, The Trail of the Phantom Church Bell.

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10/26/2006


Ok, time to get back in the saddle…

Filed under: General — Charlie Summers @ 7:53 pm

Apologies about the forced “vacation” from the blog; things have been hectic since my return from the FOTR Convention (more about that, hopefully, in the next week or so), so for the first time in over a year, I took a few days off from blogging.

But now it’s time to get back on the horse; over the next few days we’ll finish off the City of the Dead episodes and run a few Halls of Fantasy - both series thanks to Bill Scherer who has also provided an interview with Fred Allen (you know, the guy causing such consternation on the Internet OTR Digest) that’ll show up in this space sometime in the next few days. I also hope to get back to checking out news stories you might be interested in in the next day or three, and maybe even catch up on the Bob Edwards Show Discussion Forum “Previous Guests” calendar. (Speaking of that, a heads-up; next Monday, the show is rebroadcasting Bob’s hour-long interview with Norman Corwin; if you missed it the first time, or just want to hear it again, set your XM Satellite Radio to Channel 133 at 8 and 9 am in the east, 7 am and 5 pm in the west, all day on the web.)

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10/20/2006


I am a terrible blogger…

Filed under: General — Charlie Summers @ 11:05 pm

I am at the 2006 Friends of Old-Time Radio Convention in Newark, NJ. this weekend, have taken literally hundreds of photos (thanks, Ken), and haven’t yet posted a darned thing about it on the blog.

Let me see if I can get something up tomorrow…tonight, I am seriously tired. (That’s the problem here…there’s so much to do, I don’t get the time to get the blogging done!)

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10/18/2006


Adventures by Morse; City of the Dead, Chapter 8

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 4:05 am

In the Spirit of Halloween, Bill Scherer is offering a copy of Carlton E Morse’s The City of the Dead in MP3 format for anyone who wants it: “If you are into Halloween as much as my household is then you’ll probably like this. It’s in 10 chapters.”

Today’s chapter: Chapter 8, The Kidnapping of Clawfoot.

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10/17/2006


Privacy Lost: Does anybody care?

Filed under: News — Charlie Summers @ 7:25 am

From MSNBC: Privacy Lost: Does anybody care?

From the story: “Someday a stranger will read your e-mail, rummage through your instant messages without your permission or scan the Web sites you’ve visited - maybe even find out that you read this story.

“You might be spied in a lingerie store by a secret camera or traced using a computer chip in your car, your clothes or your skin.

“Perhaps someone will casually glance through your credit card purchases or cell phone bills, or a political consultant might select you for special attention based on personal data purchased from a vendor.

“In fact, it’s likely some of these things have already happened to you.”

It amazes me the amount of ambivilance we seem to have when it comes to our privacy rights being eroded…not just by government, but by private industry.

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10/16/2006


Adventures by Morse; City of the Dead, Chapter 7

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 8:46 am

In the Spirit of Halloween, Bill Scherer is offering a copy of Carlton E Morse’s The City of the Dead in MP3 format for anyone who wants it: “If you are into Halloween as much as my household is then you’ll probably like this. It’s in 10 chapters.”

Today’s chapter: Chapter 7, Captain Friday Vanishes.

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10/15/2006


Microsoft’s PDF-killer heads towards standards body

Filed under: News — Charlie Summers @ 11:44 am

From Ars Technica: Microsoft’s PDF-killer heads towards standards body

From the article: “Now in a move to appease EU regulators, Microsoft is going to step things up a notch and try to push XPS through as a standard. For Adobe, this could ultimately make XPS more-not less-popular.”

You know, every time I hear the words “Microsoft” and “standard” in the same sentence, I get a little worried.

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10/14/2006


Adventures by Morse; City of the Dead, Chapter 6

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 11:43 pm

In the Spirit of Halloween, Bill Scherer is offering a copy of Carlton E Morse’s The City of the Dead in MP3 format for anyone who wants it: “If you are into Halloween as much as my household is then you’ll probably like this. It’s in 10 chapters.”

Today’s chapter: Chapter 6, The Ghoul in the Grave.

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10/13/2006


Firefox accepting feature suggestions for version 3

Filed under: News — Charlie Summers @ 11:11 pm

From Ars Technica: Firefox accepting feature suggestions for version 3

Here’s your chance…think a web browser needs something it’s missing? Let the developers know!

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10/12/2006


Adventures by Morse; City of the Dead, Chapter 5

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 7:15 pm

In the Spirit of Halloween, Bill Scherer is offering a copy of Carlton E Morse’s The City of the Dead in MP3 format for anyone who wants it: “If you are into Halloween as much as my household is then you’ll probably like this. It’s in 10 chapters.”

Today’s chapter: Chapter 5, The Skeleton Walks in.

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10/11/2006


Disassembling the Tao XM2Go

Filed under: General, Radio Today, Electronics Disassemblies — Charlie Summers @ 11:12 pm

Ok, most of my faithful readers will probably not be interested in this posting. But you can bet down-the-road someone is going to want this information (I looked for it and couldn’t find an exact match, although I got close enough to work the rest out), so I’m posting it here for posterity, whoever she is.

I do not even want to explain why it was necessary for me to disassemble my favorite XM Satellite Radio, the Tao XM2Go, but it was (and I want to thank the folks at Giant, the makers of the device, and specifically Terry Uhrich, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations and Office Manager Patricia Biazzo for being so helpful in reparing my screw-up - talk about going above-and-beyond!). Anyway, since I was being crazy enough to rip the thing apart, I thought I’d take some photos so if there was anyone else out there who needed to take apart the Tao XM2Go, they could find this using whatever search engine and maybe save a little time.

Before we get out our tools, remember that this will void your warranty, so make sure your unit is at least a year old. Largish PNG photos are to follow, so for those on the front page, click the “More” to continue…
(more…)

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10/10/2006


Adventures by Morse; City of the Dead, Chapter 4

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 6:46 pm

In the Spirit of Halloween, Bill Scherer is offering a copy of Carlton E Morse’s The City of the Dead in MP3 format for anyone who wants it: “If you are into Halloween as much as my household is then you’ll probably like this. It’s in 10 chapters.”

Today’s chapter: Chapter 4, Old Clawfoot again.

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Disney-ABC: “We understand piracy now as a business model”

Filed under: News — Charlie Summers @ 1:30 pm

From Ars Technica: Disney-ABC: “We understand piracy now as a business model”

From the article: “Now comes news from Disney-ABC that content producers have had a revelation: instead of simply trying to squash piracy, it might be more productive to understand and compete with it. That’s the message brought by Anne Sweeney, the president of Disney-ABC Television Group and one of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Business,’ according to Fortune.”

Gee…a corporation finding a clue. What are those odds?

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10/9/2006


Woman charged with using baby as weapon

Filed under: News — Charlie Summers @ 12:34 pm

From CNN: Woman charged with using baby as weapon

From the article: “A woman used her 4-week-old baby as a weapon in a domestic dispute, swinging the infant through the air and striking her boyfriend with the child, authorities said.”

As a species, we are losing our collective mind.

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10/8/2006


Adventures by Morse; City of the Dead, Chapter 3

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 11:16 am

In the Spirit of Halloween, Bill Scherer is offering a copy of Carlton E Morse’s The City of the Dead in MP3 format for anyone who wants it: “If you are into Halloween as much as my household is then you’ll probably like this. It’s in 10 chapters.”

Today’s chapter: Chapter 3, The Body that Walked off.

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10/7/2006


Washington Inside Joke…

Filed under: News — Charlie Summers @ 12:10 pm

Roxanne Roberts gave this Foley-esque joke on a public radio show:

Q: How do you seperate the men from the boys?

A: The Mid-Term Elections.

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