Sunday, July 26, 2020

What happened to the audio?

Hi folks.  This is a post I've started a few times, recently.

Now that you're spending more time at home these days, does it seem like your home computer has become considerably more ...well, inept in what you want it to do?  Or even, suddenly unable to do it at all?

I'd rather gloss things over when I can-- as if, having a tool that requires constant attention is going to work with that approach-- but eventually you wake up and go, hey, we're not movin!

Part of it is tech.  I haven't had a working line-in for 3 or 4 months now.  Not a total output killer, there's a stock of raw mp3s around here.  But enough to throw it out of balance, and with everything else bring it down.  The problem is Resiliency of Process.

I'd like to have you meet someone: the late American broadcaster and spiritualist Arthur Haversham Nockley.  He will briefly be returning from the grave to help me administer the site.

AH Nockley, 1893-1959
The stream-- ah yes.  $25 a month.  I think I can afford a dollar a day to keep it trickling out, for now.  Without unleashing my fund-raising myrmidons.  Perhaps Mr Nockley will have something to say about that.

Resiliency of Process.  That, we hope, is a verity.  Mr Nockley's mastery of it created a 40-odd-year record of amazing but lost broadcasts.  I leave you in his hands.

- Old 55