Monthly Archives: March 2007

Updated Cincinnati Convention Flier With Schedule

I thought sure I posted this before, but apparently not. Here’s the schedule for the upcoming 21st Cincinnati Old Time Radio and Nostalgia Convention in PDF format.  21st Cincinnati Old Time Radio and Nostalgia Convention Schedule: Download

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You gotta hate the “modern” system administrator…

As my regular readers know, we (like every other blog) have a considerable problem with trackback spam; while we use an excellent plugin which removes most of it, I believe I have a responsibility to spend some time letting system … Continue reading

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Art Garfunkel on Artist Confidential

I’m seriously old. When Art Garfunkel opened his XM Satellite Radio’s Artist Confidential with Paul Simon’s The Side of a Hill, I’m probably one of the very few people who not only joined in the song, but sang “Artie’s part” … Continue reading

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CSI:NY – Product Placement Prostitute

Product placement is getting rampant in television programs today…companies have decided that since we go to the bathroom or kitchen during commercials, they only way to reach us is to shove their products into the show itsedlf. The production companies … Continue reading

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MP3 vs. Flac…a real-world look

Recently on the Internet OTR Digest there’s been a suggestion that Flac, a lossless audio compression system, should be used for old-time radio instead of the lossy MP3 standard. Before I get into an examination of the systems, I should … Continue reading

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Different Morning Newscast for Public Radio Listeners

From The New York Times: Different Morning Newscast for Public Radio Listeners From the article: “The New York public radio station WNYC is teaming up with the distributor Public Radio International to produce a national morning radio program that will … Continue reading

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The Ides of March again so soon?

Wow…it’s again the Ides of March, that day of death to Caesar and celebrated by the Bard…and me. Every year on this day, I avoid computers…it’s the one day of the year that I don’t type on a keyboard, don’t … Continue reading

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Court: The Dying may be charged for using marijuana

From CNN: Court: Dying can be charged for using marijuana From the article: “A California woman whose doctor says marijuana is the only medicine keeping her alive is not immune from federal prosecution on drug charges, a federal appeals court … Continue reading

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Has Success Spoiled NPR?

From The Washingtonian: Has Success Spoiled NPR? From the article: “A troubling footnote to Giovannoni’s report is his finding that listenership is down for NPR’s flagship newsmagazines, All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Listening to the two shows declined nearly … Continue reading

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Best Buy Confirms It Has Secret Website

Best Buy Confirms It Has Secret Website From the column: “Under pressure from state investigators, Best Buy is now confirming my reporting that its stores have a secret intranet site that has been used to block some consumers from getting … Continue reading

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Postal Service fixes long waits by removing clocks

From the Houston Chronicle: Postal Service fixes long waits by removing clocks From the article: “…one of the nation’s 37,000 post offices in which clocks have been removed from retail areas as part of a ‘retail standardization program’ launched last … Continue reading

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XMPR Schedule – Readable, even.

I got so confused trying to read the new schedule (hint: English reads from top-to-bottom), I created my own, written in a text editor with no CSS or other non-HTML frills and stuck it on a static page here on … Continue reading

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How I spend my mornings…or why I hate spam

So I get up in the morning, ready to face the challenges of the day. I stretch, scratch a few places, and I’m off to the computer knowing things are going to get really ugly really fast… Continue reading

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