Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

OK this whole leaving my Sirius radio in the car thing

when I come up to the office has got to stop. What good is it if I can only listen to stern for 20 minutes? :P

Stupid Sirius and their not meeting demand for hardware.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 11th, 2006
I did find a home kit for a Streamjockey II at Circuit City two nights ago, but it wasn't for my specific hardware. I'm pretty sure all I really need is a transformer and an indoor antennae, so I don't know why the box says "Streamjockey II receiver required". Maybe because the mounting hardware that holds it upright on the desk only fits that unit.

I should have just bought it. Who the fuck cares if it stands up? :P
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 11th, 2006
My friend's complaining about the same shit. He's trying to figure out how to set up his Mac to record audio on a timer.

You could probably use VLC to stream the audio going in to your sound card over the internet, but then you'd be bored in the car.

Or - and this is just a guess - download yesterday's episode each day.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 11th, 2006
I've also been trying to figure out how to record audio on a timer. :) I may write a small app for it.

Sirius makes a recording device that can be programmed to grab your shows and stores up to 50 hours of audio if filled with programming, or you can load mp3s on it, too. It has a color screen and is very sharp looking.

It's also $329 and is sold out EVERYWHERE. Even if it weren't, that's too much to pay.

I don't want to stream it online because I can't pull down streaming audio at work. Well I can, but I shouldn't.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 11th, 2006
To get my fiance's radio working at home we bought a transformer dealie that plugs into the wall and provides a 13.8 volt cigarette lighter socket. Then I drilled holes in the floor upstairs to get the car antennae up on the roof. :P

In the process I managed to bore a 5 inch deep, 1 inch wide core out of one of the support beams in the ceiling when my measurements were off by 3 inches. :P
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 11th, 2006
Measure twice -- drill once!
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 11th, 2006
The problem was finding points of reference between upstairs and downstairs. The log walls in the front of the house are covered with sheetrock because of the dormer windows. There's no structures visible downstairs on that part of the house that are also visible upstairs.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 11th, 2006
Yup, $300, sold out. You sound just like my friend.

I think he said something about an applescript thingy he found to do the job. I said something about recording to a VCR, but he complained about not being able to easily transfer to iPod.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 11th, 2006
Oh I wouldn't care about iPod.

Actually I could probably get it to work with Automator. Hmm..

I should have said, above, that the log walls in the front of the house are covered with sheetrock *upstairs*. Downstairs, they're exposed.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 11th, 2006
If you get it to work, you could probably sell it for a few bucks to bewildered Howard Stern fans.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 11th, 2006

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