Tag Archives: Podcast

Fixed: Getting a bluetooth speaker to play podcasts

My old bluetooth speaker that I primarily used to listen to podcasts in the car gave up the ghost some time ago and Brandi got me a new speaker for Christmas.
Although it worked great for phone calls, it did not work to stream audio or other sounds. Apparently this is because mono headsets are typically set as phone calls only as after all, who really wants to listen to music on a tinny mono speaker?
After doing a bit of hunting online I cam across Audio Router that allows me to switch audio to the mono headset. A quick download later and I’m up and running listening to podcasts. The quality is not that great, but for listening to Wait, Wait don’t tell me and the BBC Radio 4’s Friday night Comedy, it works great. Note that I also listen to some other comedy and techie podcasts too but those two are the must-listen ones.


PS Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to anyone still reading the blog!  Due to getting married I’ve not had as much time to blog and a lot of the things I do for work now fall under the arena of “Things I can’t blog about” so there is not as much techie stuff I can post.  However I am about to take some Office365 and Azure exams in 2015 and so hopefully will have some more technical content coming out in 2015.

I get interviewed!

Victor from Immigration Tales interviewed me earlier on in the week over skype and my immigration memory from the uk is now online. If you’ve ever wondered what I sound like (and like british accents) then go and check it out. Hopefully there are some useful tips for people in the same situation. A couple of websites that I would recommend are Visa Journey for information on the visa process and also MSN expats mailing list and also there are my posts on moving to the states.
There are also several other interviews that have already been posted with some really fascinating stories.

Oh – and keep an eye out on In The Trenches for my next interview about my life and career as a techie (which hasn’t actually been recorded yet…..