Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-07 – DDoP 2018-07 – Radar: Coefficient and Precipitaion Depiction

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about Correlation Coefficient and Precipitation Depiction.

Picture of the Day

How to Automate Auphonic Posting – WordPress

This is part 2 of how to automate your podcast production. See part 1.

In the first part, I talked about setting up Auphonic and how to use it. This is the second part where I automate a good portion of the posting. 

First you need the Auphonic Importer for WordPress installed in your WordPress site. Then you need to configure it. 

Auphonic Importer Settings
Auphonic Importer Settings

You give the plugin your Auphonic username and password. Give it a tag to search for, I keep it simple and call it “podcast”. Next, choose the category you want for the post. I like to keep the post in draft status, but you can have it automatically publish it. Then save. 

At this point, you have two options:

  1. Manually run that trigger whenever you have a new episode to add. But then that isn’t automation, is it? 
  2. Create a unique URL that can be used to create a cronjob to automatically download any new episodes. While I could provide instructions on that, each web host does things differently. I would suggest reaching out to them to learn how to properly set that up.

You can also visit the plug-in page (linked above) for more detailed instructions. 

This is how I have automated my system. I record, I save and upload, I set my preset, I process, I then visit my site later and publish. Total time it takes me is a few minutes. 

How to Automate Auphonic Posting – Auphonic

In the Dog Days of Podcasting Facebook Group, there was a discussion about how to make it easier to post your podcast and level out your audio when joining multiple audio clips together. The person was confused so I am putting together this post so that there is a basic how-to.

The first thing you need to do is setup your services. As you can see, there is many options.

Available External Services
Available External Services

Here is what I have setup right now.

My External Services
My External Services

Next you build your presets. This makes publishing very easy. 

Auphonic Presets
Auphonic Presets

If you want Auphonic to automatically add your intro and your outro, upload the files to a place like Dropbox so that Auphonic can access the files. Then build your presets. 

DDOP Setting Part 1
DDOP Setting Part 1

Give it a name then select your intro and outro if you want it do that. It can also add in your metadata right away. I build mine so I just replace the xx with the current day. I also included my album art. 

DDOP Setting Part 2
DDOP Setting Part 2

I defaulted in my standard text so I have a constant template to start with. This will also go into WordPress automatically for me. You can have it create multiple output files. I have it create an MP3 and a WAV file. I leave the suffix empty so I can enter in the date (how I number my shows). I put in a Output File Basename for a file prefix. 

DDOP Setting Part 3

After you make your files, you need to determine where they go. That is the publishing section. I have the published file go to Archive.org and save a copy of the MP3 and WAV to Dropbox. The first service is what will get pulled into the WordPress Plugin.

Let’s go mobile now. In the app, you can either record directly in-app or bring in an audio file.

The process is simple. I, however, don’t pick the preset from the App. I didn’t like the lack of control on the file names or other aspects of the app. So instead I click on Upload and Edit. Back on the website, I’ll edit the production and choose my preset.

Edit Production
Edit Production

I first delete the title, then choose my perset.

Assign a Preset
Assign a Preset

After I assign the preset, I will finish filling out the remaining fields. Including the correct date for the filename.

This may seem like a lot of stuff to do, but short of the recording time, I can do the rest of this in about a minute or so after it is uploaded. Then I either wait or go into WordPress to finish the rest. I will post the WordPress side in the second part.

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-06 – DDoP 2018-06 – Sharing to the NWS

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about how to help contribute to the National Weather Service as a normal person.

References

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-05 – DDoP 2018-05 – D&D Night

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about my D&D session.

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-04 – DDoP 2018-04 – Radar: Reflectivity

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I continue to talk about reflectivity on radar.

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-03 – DDoP 2018-03 – Radar: Reflectivity and Velocity

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about radar reflectivity and velocity. More information can also be found on my Weather Wiki

I couldn’t my own example of tornados (where did all of my screenshots go???) Anyway, I found on my local National Weather Service an event with tornados with great radar examples.

Shelf Cloud on Radar
Shelf Cloud on Radar
Rotation get a little too close to home
Rotation get a little too close to home
Lots of hail
Lots of hail

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-02 – DDoP 2018-02 – Radar Apps

Mike Wills Podcast - Dog Days of Podcasting Logo

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about the weather, my first public meeting, and Mosaic vs single site radar (I called it composite).

Radarscope $10 on mobile

PYKL3 Also $10

Yes, this is the same storm. You can see how different it is.

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-01 – DDoP 2018-01 – The Plan

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today, I have another car cast, where I talk about what I plan to talk about this year in Dog Days of Podcasting. I mentioned my weather wiki where I am entering more information I am learning as I go.