Category Archives: media

The Tower of Babel

Back in the 1990s, the BBC World Service had a newsroom computer system called EDiT. This was the World Service version of a system called BASYS which had a bit of an interesting past. It was widely used in TV … Continue reading

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Radio clock

BFH (Broadcasting From Home) is quite the thing these days, so I thought I’d make a web version of the clocks used in radio studios. These spell out the time in easy-to-read words, and remove the brain-gymnastics required to turn … Continue reading

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Podcasts: skip intro

Something occurred to me as I binge-listened to the excellent BBC World Service podcast 13 Minutes to the Moon. Podcast makers might want to consider changing the grammar, the format, after a podcast has been initially released – or change … Continue reading

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Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald

Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald (1980). 4th Estate Books, £8.99 It’s hard not think that I was destined to read, and indeed love, this book. Andy Miller recommended it to me saying he thought it would be right up my … Continue reading

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piPlay

A simple Raspberry Pi audio playout system with GUI for radio or theatre. It runs from one Python 3 program (code on Github) on a vanilla Raspberry Pi running Raspbian and requires no other software or libraries to be installed. … Continue reading

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