IFTTT retiring their Etsy channel

I’m a big fan of IFTTT. It’s a great service, and one that seems to be expanding all the time. However, sometimes they do take stuff away as well, and today I got an email stating just that. I understand that services like IFTTT have to change and sometimes those changes don’t make me so happy.

Today they’re taking the Etsy channel away, amongst many others. This is ok I guess, but I did like the Etsy channel and I do like Etsy too. Never mind.

So I finished season one of the Rockford Files

Rockford Files Season 1
Rockford Files Season 1

I finished watching all 6 DVDs of season 1. What a great show the Rockford files was. Loads of fun. Never too serious, just enjoyable. It mostly followed a pattern, but not too much of a pattern to get dull. I dare say that season 2 will be more of the same, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

So season 2, here we go.

Jim Rockford’s answer machine messages

I’ve liked the Rockford files for as long as I can remember, and the Christmas before last I got seasons 1 and 2. There are 6 seasons in all I believe, and once I’ve finished the first 2 I may well move on and watch the lot. However, one thing that I always loved about the show was Jim Rockford’s answerphone message at the start of every show. They never seemed to have very much to do with the episode, but they were always funny and gave you something of Jim Rockford too.

So I thought I would post all of them, yes, all of them, here. Not all at once you understand, but maybe one a day. That’s the plan anyway.

Record Store Day set for the 16th of April

I have to admit that I hadn’t really been on the ball on this one this year, and I only just noticed that they were going to announce the exclusives later today! Still, now I know the date (16/4) I can make sure I don’t miss it. Apparently the exclusives list is going to be published at 6:15pm today, so I’ll be looking out for that.

School of Noise at the Festival of Imagination last month

I’ve talked about the school of noise before. What they do is incredible, and the two videos above just show a little of what they can achieve in getting kids to experiment with sound.

It was an absolute pleasure to work with them at the Festival of Imagination a couple of weeks ago, and if you ever get the chance to see them in action I’d recommend taking a look.

If you want to know more about them, check out their site schoolofnoise.com, and also the PalmSounds page about them here.

Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio box
Chromecast Audio box

I’ve been meaning to get one of these for ages now, but I’ve never got around to it. However, a friend told me that they were on sale at Curry’s for just £15 so it seemed rude not to.

Chromecast Audio in the box
Chromecast Audio in the box

There’s not much in the box itself, it’s pretty minimal, but then it doesn’t really need much does it?

Chromecast Audio
Chromecast Audio

The device isn’t much bigger than an iPod Shuffle, maybe a tad bigger and seems very straightforward to get going with. One audio in, one power in, that’s it. Doesn’t need much else really.

When I get it all set up, when I have a minute, I’ll let you know what I think of it.