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November 29, 2006

Podcasted lecture today

MSJ might try the new power supply for the receiver today in class, and will see how it goes.

MSJ forgot to turn on the mic. :/ But reported that the power supply seemed to work just fine...

  • MSJ posted an entry on the PSTL1135 blog asking for volunteers to help him set up the podcasting briefcase at the beginning of class; don't know if he's gotten any takers.
  • A technical issue with the current setup: When you power up the wireless mic receiver the light must stay lit; if it dims, the batteries are dying or dead. When you power up the wireless mic bodypack (the part that has the lavaliere mic attached), the light flashes on briefly and then turns off to conserve power; if it stays lit, the batteries are dying or almost dead. So the logistics are reversed for the two 'partner' units. The first issue -- the receiver power -- was solved by purchasing a power supply for the 11/29 class. The second issue remains a problem because the instructor has no visible notice that the microphone is on when he looks down at the bodypack; only by checking the levels on the front of the Marantz recorder can he see if he's getting the signal.

November 27, 2006

Podcasted lecture today

All went well today with fresh batteries. Advised MSJ to clip the mike to the front of his shirt and not the collar for optimal audio.

November 22, 2006

No class today. Somewhere around this day or sometime I asked MSJ if he'd gotten any takers for the mp3 Extra Credit Challenge and it didn't sound like it.

November 20, 2006

Test/quiz today, no podcast needed.

November 15, 2006

Podcasted lecture today

Battery went dead in either the mike or the receiver so we got 50 minutes of absolutely nothing. :/ MSJ would like a new simpler solution for recording; the setup is starting to get somewhat tedious.

November 13, 2006

Podcasted lecture today

All seemed fine.

November 8, 2006

Podcasted lecture today

Some editing of students who had questions about quiz grades… Best. Lecture. Ever. All about drugs. Terrific stuff.

November 6, 2006

Podcasted lecture today

No podcast; MSJ forgot to turn on the mike. :/