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Episode 3.5 - Boxee Revisited


In this .5 episode Mark and Shawn revisit in greater detail the Boxee media center software mentioned in a previous episode and discuss the process of ripping your personal DVDs, along with some pointers on building your own digital media center.


Episode 3 - Ragamuffin Rock Stars


In this episode Mark and Shawn are joined by Stuart Burt of Chapel Hill I.S.D. to discuss various free and open source audio editing and mixing tools. If you want to be a rock star on a ragamuffin budget, this is the episode for you.


Audacity- Open Source audio editing tool

Episode 2.5 - A Podcast on Podcasting

For this .5 episode Mark and Shawn discuss the art and nature of podcasting and try to answer the questions "What exactly is a podcast?" and "Is there a right or a wrong way to do it?" During the course of the show Mark promised to write an article describing a few different equipment setups for podcasters with budgets ranging from the meager to the relatively flush, and below is the result. (Note: The Tightwad Tech podcast is in no way affiliated with Musician's Friend.

Episode 2 - Moodle, Part 2


In this episode Mark and Shawn are joined by Pam Crandford of White Oak, Texas and Eric Schwalbach of Ocoee, Florida to discuss Moodle from the teacher's perspective.


Pam's Moode:

Episode 1 - Moodle, Part 1


In this episode Mark and Shawn are joined by Rusty Meyners and Ken Task to discuss the open source course management system "Moodle" with an emphasis on the tech side (i.e. setup and management).

Episode 0.5 - Mac vs PC

Shawn and Mark have an impromptu discussion on the whole Mac vs PC debate and a short but completely uneducated discussion on Apple's new iPad.


Tech Tip of the Week - MP3Gain