PulseCaster 0.1.9 is released!

Yup, 0.1.9 has finally made it out the door. Here’s the tarball and the git repo. There are also updated packages coming shortly in Fedora 17, 18, and Rawhide. If you want to help test those to get them out sooner, look here for the package for your Fedora release. …

Logitech H555 headset.

UPDATE Aug. 15, 2011: There have been a few changes to the new model, which you can read in this additional post. Continuing with another “gear I like” post… Yesterday my Logitech H555 headset finally gave up the ghost. I’ve had this USB headset for about three and a half …

PulseCaster 0.1.8.1 released!

Yup, a new release of PulseCaster is finally out with some real improvements. Iffy design? You betcha. Ugly code? Don’t even get me started. Pernicious bugs lurking? Bring it on. But I’m still happy, and you know why? Working VU meters. That’s right, it took me forever to find the …

Live from Fedora Moonbase Alpha, part 3.

Quite a while ago, I wrote about the dead-simple process for setting up a microphone with Fedora’s PulseAudio sound system. That was part 2 in a series that was meant to discuss creating a better podcast. At the time, I meant to follow up with a piece on how to …

Live from Fedora Moonbase Alpha, part 2.

OK, let’s assume you’ve got your mic set up, and you want to make sure you have sound coming to the computer. This is easy to check by selecting System > Preferences > Sound, or right-click the volume control in the notification area and choose Sound Preferences. Then select the …

Live from Fedora Moonbase Alpha, part 1.

I finally picked up a piece of equipment I’d wanted for a while — a decent desktop-mounted boom arm to use with a condenser mic for recording podcasts. After a little review reading I settled on the Heil PL-2T and I’m pretty pleased with its looks and performance. Not only …