Expedition Sasquatch, a comedy podcast about a southern gentleman who hunts bigfoot and tries to use a Tandy 1000 HX, is now available. We’re still waiting on all the various podcast aggregators to throw their stamp of approval on it, but you can subscribe now from the homepage linked above. I had a ton of fun making this, and I’m really excited to share the subsequent episodes. And the ogg file linked is ogg/opus, which comes in under 1.44mb, making this my first official FloppyCast.
I’ve been working on making podcasts and videos about old movies, and old computers, and bigfoot hunters, and people living on asteroids in outerspace, and the crew of a spaceship, and masked heroes who cut promos on one another pro-writing style. It’s fun! It’s time consuming! I have lots of half finished stuff sitting around that I’ve slowly been editing and prepping for release, and that’s got me thinking about releasing podcasts on floppy disks.
In my previous post I talked about very low bitrate audio. I promised some examples. This post is examples. The examples are the first minute and change of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio show, because that’s what I had on hand. The two clips are the same length, and are presented in the absolute worst quality I was able to produce.
I’m thinking about EME and net noot and the new EU copyright directive again. And, as I always do when I get off on this topic, I’m thinking about technical solutions in addition to legal ones. Specifically, I’m thinking about technical means of fighting back against DRM, user tracking, and censorship as well as the kind of networked world I want to live in.
I uploaded Judex, the 1916 silent serial, to the internet archive. You can watch it here, or click through to learn more.