Friday, December 14, 2012

Another Shooting

By the time you're able to read this, then you've probably already heard about the shooting in Connecticut. The reports are just now starting to come in, and people are already tying to politicize the situation before anyone has any idea of the shooter's motives. Every time there's a tragedy, and someone figures out who did it, deciphering the motive is the last thing on their minds. Driven by fear, they'll put up walls. They demand laws and restrictions, demand that the law protects them.  Meanwhile, the motive that drives someone to kill still remains. I've said it time and time again, the only way to prevent tragedy is to eliminate the source of madness.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A new furry podcast from Strikepaw Studios

There's going to be a new podcast coming very soon, hosted by four to five furries out of Ottumwa Iowa. It's going to be a fun mix of improv comedy, news, and topical discussion which will be streaming live over UStream. Originally it was expected to only have two full time hosts, which was perfectly feasible with the equipment we have (at least as a start). Currently, we only have two dynamic mics, and our mixer can only handle three (with only one being an amplified mic channel). This creates a problem of only allowing two or three people to talk at a time, or crank up the one amplified mic and risk large amounts of annoying back ground noise and interference (we no like that).

Since we're all very poor, we need your help to remedy the situation. First thing we need is a bigger USB mixer (i.e. Behringer Xenyx 1204USB). Then we need two more microphones (like this), plus pop filters and stands. Eventually we'll also need a desktop computer to handle the broadcast, monitors, and a decent camera, since one mediocre laptop probably isn't a long term solution.

Check out the Strikepaw Studios main blog to find out more.