Mar 26 2005

Watch me for only $20

For the low, low price of $20 (or 1 easy payment of just $20) you can be a “Virtual Registrant” for the Internet Evangelism for the 21st Century conference. It happens this coming weekend!

You will have access to the workshops both in realtime streaming and from a video on demand service for at least 6 months.

That’s right, you can watch me (and many other great speakers) at your convenience for only $20.

How can you say no to that? (dial users are exempt from that last comment 😉

Anyways, I hope to see you… or have you see me… next weekend at the conceference. I will either succeed brilliantly or fail miserabley. Either way should be entertaining. The one think I hope I will not be… is intensely medicore.

Pray for me (I’ll need it!)

–Nick


Mar 22 2005

Finally. A podcast.

I shouldn’t beat myself up over my lack of podcasting lately, but I do.

I forget that I do podcast weekly (bluer).

However, I definitely bit off more than I could chew, and way more than what would fit into my already overstuffed life.

So it comes to this: bluer: weekly. ThoughtRefinery: monthly. Creative Church: blog more, podcast when appropriate.

Latest podcast: Thought Refinery #3


Mar 22 2005

Battle Star Galactica Podcast

SciFi.com has a Battle Star Galactica podcast! it’s a commentary that you can listen to as you watch the show. I’m not sure how that works on a first viewing, but it’d work great if you… say… used BitTorrent to download every episode and could watch them at will. Not that I’m saying anyone did that.

Anyways, it’s really cool to see a major cable network using podcasting.

This thing could just change the world yet 😉

Battle Star Galactica Podcast


Mar 17 2005

Podcasting Kit

I’m not sure you need the condenser mic (a dynamic mic would be cheaper and not require AC power) but a good kit nonetheless.

We’ve spent a lot of time looking for high-quality gear that is also compact and affordable. This is our currently suggested podcasting kit. Note that you don’t need a computer in order to record your voice. The mic plugs into the preamp. The preamp plugs into the recording device’s line input, and the headphones plug into the recording device’s headphone jack. Only the preamp requires AC power. The recording device uses a single AA battery which lasts a long time.

Podcasting Kit


Mar 7 2005

New Lappy for Nick

Toshiba Tecra A3
It’s not the lappy I really wanted and it ain’t no PowerBook, but it’s probably the best buy for me (in many ways).

Toshiba Tecra A3

I can’t wait until Monday!

Update: I’ll be keeping my desktop around (not selling it as planned) as the Tecra can’t replace it as my main workstation. It’s a great compliment though. I’ve got another 512mb of RAM from Crucial on the way. Someday I may throw a 7200 RPM HDD in there.


Mar 6 2005

God on the iPod

Another podcasting article mentions bluer. Funny how in an entire interview about podcasting and bluer… I’m quoted for my brief tangent on… money and televangelists. (sigh)

Nick Ciske, media coordinator for Minneapolis Vineyard Church, also called Bluer church, said, ”It takes a lot of money to run a TV show, it takes millions of dollars, and it seems a lot of the focus is on money. Podcasting is basically free. There is never a mention of asking for money. There’s no need.”

The last line makes it sound like podcasting allows the “church of me” to go even further.

”You can get your dose of your worship service when you want it, not necessarily when it’s taking place,” Rainie said.

I certainly hope no one is skipping church because they can catch the podcast. Church is so much more than the sermon!

God on the iPod Salt Lake Tribune – USA