Podcasts Galore!

I have been toying with the idea of going back to podcasting.

I’m not talking about microcasting, which I’ve been doing with Sync in Progress. I’m talking about full on, episodic, podcasting.

Before this revelation, I was content in my microcasting ways. Producing an episode here and there. It wasn’t until I decided one day to record a microcast using my computer and recording rig.

It changed my life.

In addition to that, I had been toying with the idea of including music in my microcast. Nothing major, Just a theme song, and perhaps one or two selections from what I’ve been listening to (a preview of ZaxTrax, my iTunes playlist).

So, with all of that, I decided to re-launch Sounds with Einstein.

Its’ tagline is Curated Sounds for the Curious Listener, which can be interpreted as listening to a diverse set of music that is curated by someone who listens to a wide range, and eclectic collection of music. I’m also throwing in some tech news and views because why not?

Also, Sync in Progress has moved to this site, as it’s my personal microcast. It’s got a separate feed, and is no longer hosted on Fireside.FM.

Anyway, I’m pretty excited to start recording Sounds. It’s been an on-again/off-again project for me since 2013, but I think I have the discipline and patience now that I didn’t have back then. You can listen to the very first episode I recorded back in April 2013 right now since I had to have something in the feed for iTunes to approve it.

Happy listening!

Sync in Progress Presents: ZaxTrax (Updated 12/6/17)

ZaxTrax has been updated with some new tracks for you all.

Continuing with the theme of songs from Gossip Girl, there are a couple of really cool songs and covers in there. 

Also, where did this cover of Red Light, Blue Light by Jack White come from? I heard it on the KCRW Eclectic24 stream the other day and it totally took me by surprise.

Anyway, feel free to click here for the new version of ZaxTrax and enjoy!

Elon Musk says he is launching a Tesla Roadster into space. Really?

In today’s installment of “Elon Musk is actually a crazy person,” he has announced on Twitter that the payload of the first SpaceX falcon heavy rocket will be his personal “midnight cherry” Tesla Roadster.

In tribute to David Bowie, the car will be playing “Space Oddity” on its speakers during the launch.

Well, ok then. Not so crazy as much as brilliant. If I was in his position, I’d do the exact same thing.

Source: Elon Musk says he is launching a Tesla Roadster into space. Really?

Tesla Model 3 gets official EPA rating of 310 miles and 126 MPGe

Tesla has been claiming a range of 310 miles (499 km) for the “Long Range battery pack” version of the Model 3.

Now the EPA confirmed the number with a city driving range of 321.9 miles (518 km) and a highway driving range of 295.5 miles (476 km) for a total combined range of 310 miles(499 km).

That’s the LR battery, non-dual motor. I can’t wait to see the range on that one!

Source: Tesla Model 3 gets official EPA rating of 310 miles and 126 MPGe

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Sync in Progress Presents: ZaxTrax (Updated 11/16/2017)

Updated ZaxTrax this morning, as I have hit 10 songs tagged in Shazam.

A lot of the tracks were tagged while the wife and I were watching Gossip Girl (don’t judge me). The show may suck, but it’s got a really great soundtrack (and some great musical guest stars).

There’s some new stuff in there (LCD Soundsystem and the new Eminem/Beyonce song), and some old stuff (Earth, Wind, and Fire) so it’s a decent list that clocks in at about 51 minutes, making it the longest version of the playlist that I’ve created so far.


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Welcome to the New ZakWinnick.com

Another day, another redesign.

I have been racking my brain for the past couple of years, trying to figure out what I want to do with this site.

I’ve had a temporary page on it since then, with links to my other projects, however I thought it was time for something new.

I initially had the idea to take Sync in Progress and turn it into my digital media hub, but the more I thought about it, the stupider that idea was. Why would I host something on a sub-domain of ZakWinnick.com when I can just host it here?

With that, I moved the microcast off-site, and re-purposed this domain as my Digital Hub, and that’s where we are today.

I’m going to treat my Micro.blog site as a stream of consciousness site, and turn this into a place where I can share articles that I find interesting, as well as ones that I write myself.

Sync in Progress is going to stay over at Fireside.fm for now, as I like their setup (and it’s not really that expensive).

So, that’s all for now. Thanks for reading my rambling thoughts.