Archive for March, 2006

The Testing Continues …

… into the night and early dawn.

Beautiful Weather

Sunday, March 12, 2006

It’s been a gorgeous weekend here in Austin – though a might bit hot.

– SMiles

5:16:43 PM

Trans-Atlantic Fortean Meetup

Saturday, March 11, 2006

A week ago I was lucky enough to have dinner and hang-out with local list members of one of the longest running elists online covering all things Fortean. Here we see me on the far left with local science fiction writer Wendy Wheeler behind me. On the right you’ll see local Fortean writer Bruce Lanier-Wright and behind him is Stewart Smith, editor of the newsletter for the Charles Fort Institute at

In the back right of the picture is author Rob Solarion whose work you can find at

In the back to the left of Rob are his cousin and his cousin’s girlfriend.

A grand time was had by all.

6:34:06 PM

Revere Radio Network Invades Austin Texas

Sunday, March 5, 2006


Austin’s RastaGnostic is behind me in Drab Green. Hidden behind my head is one of the dude’s from the Nashville based MyPetGoatTV crew.

You can see more pics from the party at MadCowPolitics and the RevereRadioNetwork sites.

You can also listen to this MP3 from the party.

SMiles Lewis

11:45:54 PM 

New software makes podcasts mobile

New software makes podcasts mobile

By Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company is hoping to tap into the
growing podcasting craze with software that enables mobile phone users
to stream audio files directly from their home computer.

Podcasts are recorded audio files downloaded over the Internet. They
can be stored on computers or transferred to digital music players like
Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod.

The software from Los Angeles-based Pod2Mob promises to enable mobile phone users to hear podcasts on their handsets, too.

Currently available for free as a Beta test download, the software
runs on Windows and Mac OX computers. The software relays the audio to
a mobile phone. An applet, or small computer program, that must be
loaded on the handset allows users to control which podcasts they want
to hear.

The company says streaming data requires less memory than downloading the full audio file.

“If you have a phone, you dont have to wait to sync,” said Brad Zutaut,
co-founder of Pod2Mob. “You can get the latest podcasts on the fly.”

But quality can vary depending on the computer's Internet connection, said spokesman Phil McGovern.

The company said the software should work on most Internet-enabled
handsets, though it has been tested only on handsets running on the
Sprint and Cingular wireless networks.