Find all your DIY electronics in the MakerShed. 3D Printing, Kits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Books & more!

makeaudio.gifHere’s the latest audio from MAKE Magazine! In this Make audio show- we talk about Audible RSS, Audio book DRM in libraries, Nikon RAW images, Flickr photo frames, Skype payphones, telco politics, listener calls and more. Right click or Control + click to download this MP3 to you local system or add the MAKE Audio feed to your podcasting application and get the show automatically! Show notes after the jump…
Hosted by: Phillip Torrone, Associate Editor MAKE Magazine.
Show details: 30 minutes, 15MB, MP3.

Links and more from the show…

=Audio=
Audible RSS, good start needs enclosures and previews.

Audio book DRM in libraries, no Macs or Linux support. More here and here.

=Digital Imaging=
Nikon raw images, discussion here, here and here.

=Projects=
Flickr photo frame in the kitchen, photos here.

Skype Payphone project, photos here.

=Mobile phones & politics=
Telco politics, look up who gave what here.

=”Live” calls=
Digtial photos 20 ” x 24″ which is cheaper (dark room or digital).
IR Projects for computers.

=Magazine=
Issue 02 will be out soon, subscribe now!

If you’d like your tech questions answered “live” send us an email, AIM/iChat, send audio via email or call and leave a message- 206-888-MAKE (6253).

The MAKE audio program was made on an iMac G5 with GarageBand and Audacity.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


Related

Comments

  1. kinkydan says:

    Heard about Make Mag on Adam Curry’s DSC and agreed that we haven’t heard enough from Mr. Torrone recently. Great to hear you on my iPod again, any chance of hearing Lenn’s voice again?

    Looking forward to further shows!

    Dan, UK

  2. Bandit99 says:

    Great show! Where can I get the “AudioBook Song”? I used to work in a county library IT dept, and I know a lot of people that would love that song!

  3. motosync says:

    The Audible.com/rss feed for Technology is not appearing with the rest of their feeds. I tried adding the word “Technology” to the end of the URL and that didn’t work. Great show!

  4. HalY2k1 says:

    You can find Phil’s song here: Your Audio Book Sounds Silent to Me. ( http://www.his.com/~pshapiro/song.html) If you would, please call/e mail the Fairfax official’s listed below. Thanks for your interest. Hal Cauthen, Leader, iLife SIG Fairfax, Va Here’s a little background, that Phil put together: The Fairfax County Public Library system is a large library system in Northern Virginia, a suburb of Washington DC. Leaders of the Fairfax Public Libraries think it’s a good idea to distribute downloadable audio books to the public in Windows Media format. Regrettably these digital rights managed (DRM) files have been ‘locked out’, such that they won’t download to Macintosh computers, Linux computers or iPods, which — given the popularity of the iPod — effectively excludes a large proportion of potential users. Taxpayer funds are being used to fund this service. A friend of mine, Hal Cauthen, in the Washington Apple Pi computer club, decided not to just to acquiesce to this odd form of exclusion; he sent me an email last Wednesday night asking me to compose a song that would help this library system better understand the way their actions are discriminatory. Hal is one of the most decent and generous persons around. He hardly ever spoils for a fight. When he asked me to compose a song, I knew I had to jump in and help. Hal has gone out of his way to be helpful to me (and others) in the past few years. We worked on a couple different songs ideas together, and came up with this one that best expresses our point of view. Your Audio Book Sounds Silent to Me. (Click here: http://www.his.com/~pshapiro/song.html) Okay, now the song is composed and placed on the web, what next? We would like the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Library officials to hear from you. We would like you to join us in askng for their support in finding a solution that does not discriminate on any basis, certainly not on the basis of the computer one chooses to use. Contact information for the Supervisor, Gerry Connolly or Representative Sharon Bulova can be found here: http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/government/board/. Contact information for the Director, Fairfax County Public Library, Edwin S. Clay III, can be found at the bottom of the page here: http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/library/ Ask them to work with Hal and I to find a solutions that is inclusive, not exclusive.