A Brit AbroadAuthor: Steve Lacey
26 Feb 2017

A Brit Abroad

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Talk about technology, music and life from an Englishman living in the northwest of America.

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    A Brit Abroad - April 16, 2006

    Good Lord, it’s been way too long! Five months since my last podcast.

    Well, this afternoon I decided enough is enough and I locked myself away in the office to put this together. Of course, I was a little bit rusty and forgot to check all the myriad of settings, so the latency of the audio hardware had somehow bumped itself up to around sixty milliseconds instead of the usual four, combined with the fact that I left the processing effects running whilst recording, resulted in some weird stuttering in the audio recording.

    Sorry about that.

    Also, the PC wasn’t as isolated as usual, so there’s a bunch of hum.

    Anyhow, you can still hear me, and I’m back! So welcome to another edition of A Brit Abroad! In this solo edition I chat mainly about the setting up of the new company - SwitchGear Software.

    Today’s music is by “My Morning Jacket”, “One Big Holiday”, taken from the Wired “Rip. Sample. Mash. Share.” CD.

    At just over 22 minutes and weighing in at 15.3MB, It’s A Brit Abroad!

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    Enjoy!


  • Posted on 17 Apr 2006

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    G'Day World!

    Yesterday evening I had the distinct pleasure of being the guest host on The Podcast Network’s G’Day World with Cameron Reilly. It was a blast.

    We chatted about a bunch of stuff including the new venture, Flight Simulator, movies, tech news and interesting aussie phrases…

    G’Day World is probably the longest running subscription I have in my podcatcher, and it was very cool to finally be a part of it - I’d love to do it again if Cam will have me :-)

    Check it out and download it over on TPN…


  • Posted on 10 Feb 2006

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    A Brit Abroad - November 26, 2005

    Welcome to another edition of A Brit Abroad! In this solo edition I chat about Thanksgiving, cameras, the Xbox 360 and my upcoming conversion to Windows Media Center.

    Today’s music is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. “Coma Girl” by Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros and “Fire Escapes” by Supercreep.

    At just over 35 minutes and weighing in at 24.2MB, It’s A Brit Abroad!

    Show Notes

    00:00 Name and date check.
    00:05 Intro sweeper and music.
    00:16 Introduction to the show.
    01:15 Planning for the show.
    01:31 Podcast Paul’s Swaziland Aids Appeal.
    04:40 Thanksgiving.
    08:33 Buying a digital SLR.
    11:42 Music: “Coma Girl” by Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros.
    17:00 Xbox 360.
    17:30 Windows Media Connect.
    18:14 Photo Story.
    19:00 Jeff Minter.
    21:50 Windows Media Center.
    26:02 Cablecard for MCE.
    27:54 Music: “Fire Escapes” by Supercreep.
    34:30 Conclusion. Comments welcome, both text and mp3 - steve@steve-lacey.com.
    35:06 End.

    Enjoy!

    Feeding BritCaster.com

  • Posted on 27 Nov 2005

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    A Brit Abroad - October 13, 2005

    Today I have a very special guest! It's been eight months since the last time we did a podcast together, and as band practice was cancelled for today, my very good friend CJ joined me for an almost live and uncut edition of the show!

    Amongst other things, we talk about life as a home dad, music, vasectomies(!), iPods, Dylan and Hockey. We also drink beer.

    Today's music is by our band, Spank, and we get interrupted by the dog...

    At just under 45 minutes and weighing in at 30.9MB, It's A Brit Abroad!

    Show Notes

    00:00 Name and date check.
    00:05 Intro sweeper and music.
    00:19 Introduction to the show.
    00:32 CJ introduces himself.
    01:47 Home dad.
    03:19 How Steve got into playing the guitar.
    09:08 Break to get beer.
    10:53 The band's upcoming gig on November 16th at The Central Club in Kirkland, WA.
    14:40 Music industry pushing for more money from online sales.
    21:03 Friends having babies.
    22:50 Friends back from Iraq.
    24:05 Bob Dylan.
    25:57 MAudio USB audio gear.
    28:00 Music by Spank - Flotsam.
    32:08 Video iPod.
    36:06 The dog gets annoying.
    40:35 Hockey is back.
    42:05 A failed joke.
    43:04 Conclusion. Comments welcome, both text and mp3 - steve@steve-lacey.com.
    44:35 Outro music.
    44:55 End.

    Enjoy!


  • Posted on 14 Oct 2005

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    A Brit Abroad - September 20, 2005

    As usual, it's been a while, but this time I have a really good excuse!

    Today I talk about the new nipper, microphones, Apple's "Geniuses", Guitar Center, Katrina and PodcastCon UK.

    Today's music is by me! It's my new solo track Ferryman.

    At just over 23 minutes and weighing in at 16MB, It's A Brit Abroad!

    Show Notes

    00:00 Name and date check.
    00:05 Intro sweeper and music.
    00:19 Introduction to the show. Introducing Jasmine Susan Lacey.
    02:21 New microphone - Rode NT1-A.
    02:50 Rejigging the home studio.
    03:55 Guitar Center and the microphone purchase.
    06:32 Promo: Podshock - A Dr. Who podcast.
    08:37 Exchanging an iPod - a tale of frustration with the "Genius Bar" at an Apple Store.
    14:34 Brief Katrina thoughts that led to my new track.
    15:02 Music: Ferryman.
    19:17 Flight Simulator PM helping out in Katrina relief effort.
    21:07 PodcastCon UK.
    21:52 Promo: Britcaster.
    22:31 Conclusion. Comments welcome, both text and mp3 - steve@steve-lacey.com.
    22:48 Outro music.
    23:07 End.

    Enjoy!


  • Posted on 21 Sep 2005

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