Monday, May 28, 2012

My favorite Dr. Who podcast was hacked

I fully confess to being a Dr. Who fan girl.   I have loved Dr. Who since the days of Tom Baker.    My newest guilty pleasure since getting my Kindle Fire has been listening to podcasts with BeyondPod Podcast Manager. One of my favorites has fast become the Doctor WhoCast.

While I can still access them on Twitter and  Facebook as they work on getting their site back up they are holding off on doing any new podcasts until they finish repairing the damage a hacker did to their web site.

It's hard enough after "The Wedding of River Song," to have no new episodes now until the Fall without having to go without my favorite Doctor Who Podcasts also. I just don't understand the joy that hackers get out of causing grief to others.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Wedding of River Song

I got another $2.00 off credit from Amazon (this one for videos).     I have been slowly building quite a nice low cost media library for myself between watching my Amazon Twitter list (composed of half a dozen Amazon feeds) and the special offers I get via my Kindle Touch for $1.00 - $2.00 off at a time offers on .mp3s, videos and audiobooks.

I have been trying to decide what to get with this one.   I had settled on "The Five Doctors," and then found out Amazon does not offer it.     I finally decided on "The Wedding of River Song" for a variety of reasons including that River Song is my favorite female character ever in Doctor Who (classic or new) and I do plan to purchase at least key episodes of the 50th anniversary year and this will make an excellent lead in to them.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Doctor Who Musical special

I have the biggest smile on my face after watching

I never knew this video existed and after watching it twice in the last half hour, I am still grinning ear to ear.   I have loved the Buffy musical episode ("Once More, With Feeling ") for years and am thrilled to find a singing and dancing video for the cast and crew of a show that I have loved since well before Buffy was even created.

From the YouTube description:

"To The Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," here's the cast and crew special for the end of David Tennant's tenure as the Doctor.

It was watched at the wrap party with all the cast and crew."

I had a blast watching Doctor Who staff (from all the departments) and actors (including David Tennant, Catherine Noble, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), John Barrowman, Russell Tovey (from Voyage of the Damned), Sarah Jane Smith, Tommy Knight (her son on the show), Bernard Cribins (Wilfred Mott), Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble), Freema Agyeman, Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), the Master (John Simm), plus various in costume actors such as an Ood, Sontoran, etc.) very, very clearly enjoying themselves enthusiastically singing and dancing.

I only learned today (via Pinterest) that this video existed.  I hope you will enjoy watching it as much as I did.


As soon as I got my Kindle Fire, I went shopping for apps to turn it into as close to a full tablet as I could.    Since I am memory impaired, one of the most important things for me is that my Fire be able to function as a PDA. Thus one of my very first app purchases was CalenGoo.

Calengoo seamlessly syncs my Kindle Fire and my Google calendar.     It will also sync with android calendars.    I put anything I want to remember (everything from appointments to watering the plants to taking my medication) on my Google Calendar and set it to send me a pop up reminder.     The reminders show up as a Notification on my Kindle Fire.  Notifications beep when they arrive to alert you to look at your Fire.    A number in the top left (next to the name of your Fire) tells you how many you have and one tap opens your Notifications list to quickly show you all waiting notifications.  A second tap take you to the appropriate app for each one.

I know that a few folks who reviewed Calengoo had concerns about giving the app their Amazon log in data but I used the feature which allowed Calengoo to take me directly to Google instead to log in and I had not problem at all connecting to my Google Calendar.

I cannot personally attest to how well Calengoo works on other Android devices, but if you have a Kindle Fire and use Google Calendar then I strongly recommend CalenGoo as a very easy to use way to access your Google Calendar on your Fire.   


Friday, May 25, 2012


My other blog tends to be much more serious, so I decided that I wanted to create one where I can talk about the things that interest me - everything from
  • gadgets that intrigue me (including my Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire) and
  • the productivity apps I use,
  • games I play
  • shows I watch on my Kindle Fire or PC
  • books I read on my Kindle Touch in hard copy
  • to the podcasts I listen to and blogs I read.

My hope is that as time goes on, those who follow me in various other platforms (ranging from my other blog to Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest and Google+) will join me here and others will meet me here and we can have some interesting discussions.

This blog will also have far more links than my other blog so that readers can easily get more information on anything I write about.   Perhaps I have a favorite podcast you have not heard of, perhaps you have one that would intrigue me that you can share with me.

I look forward to the journey.