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Local Food Review

Shoko and I have wanted to do a food review site for a while now. We finally got it kicked off and look forward to bringing some great Hawaii Food Reviews along with reviews of places I eat while on travel. First few entries are online now at LocalFoodReview.com

This just pisses me off!

Paris Hilton in my opinion is just a little cry baby, honey if you can’t do the time you should not do the crime, arrogant rich chick and arrogant rich parents.

Never ceases to amaze me that their is such a dual standard in this country. The backlash will be very significant on this, it would have bode her well to stay in jail. The Register

I have been reading the EjectEjectEject.com website for a number of years now and the essays the author Bill Whittle puts together are beyond masterpieces. If you have not read any of the articles on his page you need to prepare for a long evening because once you start you will likely be reading for an extended period.

The articles do not come often but when they do man, he really hits a home run. His latest Seeing the Unseen Part 1 has to be one of his best. [ejectejecteject.com]

The Anger of Death

I have been having a pretty bad week and deep down I know why. I told a co-worker the other day that I felt like a fist fight with someone would do me good. He kinda laughed but stopped when he realized I was pretty serious. As I have come to grips with my fathers death and all of trauma associated with it I understand that part of the mourning process is anger. I got a bit out of my system yesterday by going to the gym and beating up on a punching bag for about thirty minutes was nice to let the stress go but it was probably better than screaming at someone for no reason.

Deep in my heart I know he is in a better place but man it sure does not make it any easier here. Every person goes through this at some point and I guess I need to be happy that I had 42 wonderful years to know him and build my character from his influence and guidance.

It’s kinda weird people ask me all the time how I get everything done that I get done. It’s pretty simple I come from a family that knows how to work more than it knows how to play. I am easily frustrated with people who appear or are lazy. I also was raised with the understanding that nothing in this life comes easy generally everything is a challenge. I also realize that at some point this Anger phase will pass but the Irish comes out in me even now and I am still pretty mad about loosing him. I guess thats my way of dealing with it so if you run into me and I give you the stare you better move along quickly 🙂

Crazy Summer Months

Things have been beyond out of control. I was in Vegas in early June to speak to some educators, then I was home a few weeks and then off to Gnomedex for a great weekend. At the same time as Gnomedex we launched our newest flagship social podcasting site called Blubrry at Blubrry.com to top it off I have had college class finals and all of the other craziness that normally accompanies summer.

Anyway all is fun here in Hawaii and I am actually going to take a mini vacation in a few weeks 10 days off or so to unplug and recharge the batteries. Here is a picture of me and a great music artist at Gnomedex. Be sure to check out our new site as well.

Oh yea and I still have a day Job 🙂

Panel Participant at Podcast Expo


A month or so ago Tim Bourquin of TNC Media asked me if I would be willing to be on a panel during Podcast Expo. He asked me to be on the Panel titled “Monetize with Ads and Sponsorship: Use An Advertising Service or Sell Your Own?” being that I have sold my own, and actually run a advertising service for over 500 podcasters this was a good fit. The panel is made up of some other firms that represent podcasters and should be a lively discussion as all of our models are a little different.

Can I put this on my Resume?

Guess Who Taught Amazon to Podcast?

Podcast News Network


This year has been beyond unbelivable with the explosion of Podcasting and everything that I have been involved with this is one of my newest projects that myself and a great team have put together. In fact we started a new company to support the project the company is called Raw Voice which can be found at www.rawvoice.com but you will want to check out the Podcaster News Network their is nothing else like it in exsistence today.

Podcasting The Do it Yourself Guide


This is a major milestone in one’s life and should be cherished but things are happening so fast that I can hardly keep up but I am going to enjoy it while I can.

You can find more info on my tech website and here is the link to the book on Amazon

If you want to help me out you can buy the book through my Amazon link on the Geek News Central website To Schedule an Interview with me contact geek@geeknewscentral.com. I will also be at Gnomdex in June. Our Podcast number 64 talking about the details leading up to the books release is available now Here is the press release from the publisher


CONTACT: Johanna Wahl

Do It Yourself Guide

It’s like TiVo for audio programming. Podcasting, one of the newest crazes to hit the online world, enables subscribers to listen to audio content anytime, anywhere on their personal MP3 player, computer, or even cell phone. All they need to do is download some free software and sign up to receive automatic downloads of their favorite internet broadcasts be it music, news, or talk. Podcasting pushes content out to subscribers, providing them with continuous access to updated audio content of all kinds. Where does this content come from? It just so happens anyone can create his or her own podcast. PODCASTING: Do It Yourself Guide (Wiley; June 2005; $19.99), part of the ExtremeTech series, shows readers not only how to find, download, and listen to podcasts, but also how to create a podcast of their own.

Armed with a basic knowledge of PCs, weblogs, the Internet, and a copy of PODCASTING: Do It Yourself Guide, readers can become the hosts of their own radio-style show. Step-by-step instructions explain

-Creating a podcast with just a PC or Mac
-Building a more professional recording studio
-Integrating on-air phone calls, interviews, music and more
-Dealing with copyright, music ownership, creative commons, and RIAA issues
-Integrating advertising into broadcasts
-Hosting and distributing podcasts
-Understanding the geeky stuff RSS, XML and Enclosures

Podcasting has taken the online world by storm, and even some traditional radio stations have begun to experiment with delivering their content using this technology. But is doesn’t take a professional to create a podcast. PODCASTING: Do It Yourself Guide puts the power of broadcasting into the hands of anyone who feels they have something to say.

Todd Cochrane (Honolulu, HI) is the owner and host of Geek News Central, a popular technology news hub and weblog that serves more than 250,000 weekly visitors. Always on the cutting edge, Todd’s podcasts, which began in Oct 2004, were among the first, and after only 6 months had nearly 10,000 listeners with the audience growing at about 15% per month. The popularity of his podcasts has drawn the attention of Fortune 500 companies and he was one of the first to actually have advertisers on his podcast.

PODCASTING: Do It Yourself Guide
By Todd Cochrane
Published by Wiley
Publication Date: May 30, 2005
$19.99; Paperback; 314 pages; ISBN: 0-7645-9778-7

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