Belkin Bluetooth Audio Receiver Hack

I purchased the Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver F8Z492-P so I could play my iPhone through my stereo wirelessly. I was very disapointed with the range of the bluetooth on the device (10-15ft) and did this simple hack to double it’s range. Now I am getting 30-40ft in range out of this little device by just removing a metal weight that sit’s inside of the bottom of the device.  Enjoy!

Test of Trivia Podcast

Test of Trivia PodcastLast night I was on the second episode of the Test of Trivia podcast along with Victor Marks and Rishabh Kumar, . This podcast is a trivia game where the host, Alan Joyce, asks a question and the 3 contestents chime in with an audible “buzzer” of their choice. My buzzer was just saying beep, Rishabh just clapped, and Victor had a fancy audio sound as his buzzer, I think he was trying to make Rishabh & I look bad 🙂 Currently there are not any prizes, but as listenership increases they are going to look for sponsors to give away prizes.

Below are the rules from the Test of Trivia site:

“There are 2 rounds, each with 10 questions. Each question is worth a specific number of points (between 1 and 5), depending on its difficulty.

For each question:

  • After the host is finished reading the question, contestants have a chance to buzz in.
  • If one does buzz in, they can attempt to answer the question.
  • If the contestant answers correctly, they earn points equal to the question’s point value. If they get it wrong, they lose this amount of points.
  • If the person who buzzed in answers incorrectly, the other contestants have another opportunity to buzz in and attempt to answer the question.

At the end of the 2 rounds, there is a final, extra-challenging question. The contestants have the opportunity to wager any number of their points on the bet that they can provide the correct answer.

The question is read, and the contestants have 30 seconds to write both the answer they believe is correct and the number of points that they wish to wager in a message that is passed secretly and directly to the host.

The host then reads both contestants’ answers to the final question and the appropriate number of points are added to, or deducted from, the players’ scores.

The Test of Trivia game is then over, and the contestant with the most points is the winner.”

If you want to be a contestant on a future show, go over to the Test of Trivia site and contact Alan. I recommend it, I had a good time and so will you.

[tags]Test of Trivia, Everythingdigital, trivia, podcast, game show, game, Alan Joyce, Victor Marks, Rishabh Kumar[/tags]

Inspiration: “You can be what you want to be”

Song Title: Be
The Tossers
Album: Agony


You can be what you want to be
You can be whatever you see.
Whatever in this world makes you happy
Don’t Listen to “them” listen to “me”

I don’t care whatever you do,
I just care that you’ll be true.
If you want to be a cowboy, Then that’s what you do.
There’s a horse somewhere, waiting for you

You can be what you want to be
You can be whatever you see.
Whatever in this world makes you happy
Don’t Listen to “them” listen to “me”

Do you believe in an unlived life?
Self-Fullment, not self gratification’s strife.
Well, you can change and tiem will tell.
You think you’re in heaven, but you’re living in hell.

You can be what you want to be
You can be whatever you see.
Whatever in this world makes you happy
Don’t Listen to “them” listen to “me”

If you can’t take another day
Trapped in chastisation or disapproval’s fray,
then just go my dear believe you me,
it’s not so frightening to be free.

I Just installed PodPress

Wordpress + PodpressThere maybe a podcast coming your way later…

In the meantime, check out PodPress, the podcast plugin for wordpress.  I’ve heard some good things about this, so i’m trying it out and going to get my podcast started back up.

If you don’t know already, this site started out as the iPodder Documentation Project back in October of 2004 in the infancy of podcasting and has just kinda evolved into my personal blog.  I have the podcasting bug again, so i’m going to jump back in.  The beauty of new media.

[tags]wordpress, podpress, wordpress plugins, podcasting, podcast[/tags]

The World of Quality Coffee

Press PotWell last night I pulled out my trusty old French Press and decided to make some press pot coffee. I have been listening to the Coffee Geek podcast for a while and have been contemplating buying a decent espresso machine. They talk about press pot coffee quite a bit and how it is a great way to get into quality coffee as it is a fairly low cost way of getting quality coffee. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make Press Pot coffee with french press.

Don’t forget you should use a decent Burr grinder and some quality coffee, I prefer coffee bean’s from Pete’s or Intelligentsia.

Disclaimer: None of these companies have paid for this post or given me anything free.