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Blog and Podcast from Northern Michigan

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Blog and Podcast from Northern Michigan






I HATE Wearing a Mask! – mdw349

Let me know if you see this text and where. Otherwise, enjoy the show!


March 59th, 2020 Groundhog Day – MDW348

A lunchtime update mostly about being home and locked down. I talk about; PoliticsDrugsTVWorkZoom MeetingsHam RadioGas Prices All the things going on here.


Due to Recent Events in the News – MDW347

photo credit Jim Farley Just a mini-rant / update from the Bunker at Mike Dell's World Studios in Traverse City Michigan. Talking about censorship and other things due to the "Recent events in the news". Hope all of you are safe and healthy! Just know... IF I go away from whatever platform you are looking at, I can always be found at MikeDell.com


Truckers, Restaurant Workers, eNASCAR and Airlines with a Guest – MDW346

Click on image for more info Did this sort of live via Zoom. Had Shawn Thorpe ( shawn.mx ) drop by and we had a great talk about the issues with the current situation with Trucker, Restaurants and the Airlines among other things. We also talked about eSports and the fact that NASCAR is doing eNASCAR this week on FS1 network TV. They are running a virtual race on the track they would have been on this weekend using iRace (whatever that is) Should be fun seeing the normal broadcasters doing a...


Why Toilet Paper? – MDW345

Why are people hoarding Toilet Paper? I don't know. BUT it is happening. Check out this article from Time Magazine I talk about the COVID-19 outbreak and some of the things to think about and wonder about. I have no "FACTS". Nobody does. It just my impressions, opinions and what I have heard, read and seen. I talk about Social Distancing and why it's a good idea ANYWAY. Regardless of what is going on right now. Be careful out there!


Daylight Waisting Time – MDW344

My thoughts on Daylight Saving Time: Leave it on DST year around Later Sunrise right now sucks Dogs can't figure it out TV Networks Greedy or Stupid? Same with Newspapers. Ham Radio APRS stuff Track me on APRS here: Blue Van: K8LMJ-9 Orange Van: K8LMJ-8 Phone/iPad: K8LMJ-10 Other Ham Radio Activity: Midcars; 7.258mhz LSB Mornings IOOK Net: Sunday at 10:30am Eastern, 7.185 +/- LSB


Website Updates and Rants – MDW343

I talk about the website hosting and some of the issues I have been having over the last few months. (see Blog post here) Otherwise things are going well in the Northwoods!


Old-School Podcasting and Health Focus – MDW-342

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn A bit more of a health focus in our household. Kathy and I are doing “intermittent fasting” I need to get some weight back off. I lost 30 pounds last year and put 15 back on. Doing some more walking, biking and general activity. I quit drinking coffee (for now). Planning on doing some YouTube lIve or Facebook Live videos. Not sure yet which one or when. More to come. Getting my mobile podcasting setup tweaked. Got a Lav mic I can use while walking. Have the portable...


They said it couldn’t be done but yet here it is – MDW341

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Quick phone update. Hope the sound doesn’t suck too badly


More Simplification Talk – MDW340

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Update from an easy chair in a snow storm in Northern Michigan. Simplifying things that have become a personal pain the ass has been a good thing over the last few months. I’ve cut down the podcasting hobby to this show (Mike Dell’s World), Podcast Insider and Traverse City Weather. Podcast Help Desk will remain online and I *may* add episodes once in a while. I’ve cut down obligations in Ham Radio. No longer am I the District EC for the 7th district of Michigan. We...


MDW New Website Test – Feel free to delete this episode

Or listen if you like old-time piano music :) If you are getting this my DNS changed and the new website is online. Check it out (it's much faster) mikedell.com !


Simplify – Hobbies are Hobbies and Work is Work – MDW339

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Simplifying my hobbies and life. Listen to the show for details on this one MikeDell.com


Traverse City Podcast Launches on Monday! (now canceled) – MDW338

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn I am launching (relaunching really) the Traverse City Podcast. The first real episode launches at 12:01 eastern time Monday morning. If you are interested in Traverse City. Live here, Snowbird from here or visit, check it out at https://traversecitypodcast.com and subscribe to the show. **** UPDATE. Nevermind. The Traverse City Podcast is canceled ****


Weird Radio Things – MDW337

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn I talk about the Traverse City Podcast and a bunch about Radio and TV here in Northern Michigan. On top that, I update what else is going on around here. If you want to get subscribed to the Traverse City Podcast, go here: https://traversecitypodcast.com


Your Nemesis Dies, Now what? – MDW336

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn When someone that is been your nemesis or arch enemy passes away. Do you feed Happy, Sad, Guilty for being happy? Not sure what to think.


Mobile Update – MDW335

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Today’s episode was recorded on my Mobile Podcasting setup while I was waiting to meet up with the Family for Sunday Brunch at J&S South Airport in Traverse City. For the record, I had the patty-melt! You wouldn’t like it, it was delicious! (Thanks, don’t be a Tater-Hater!) Day 10 of the #napodpomo2019 To go see what other podcasts I posted instead of the last couple of days here, check out Podcast Insider and TC Weather. Visit napodpomo.org for more info. *** Don’t...


Snowmageddon – MDW334

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Event: Winter Weather Advisory Alert: …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST FRIDAY… * WHAT…Lake effect snow showers will becoming better organized and persist through Friday morning. New snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected tonight, with locally higher amounts possible. * WHERE…Leelanau, Antrim, Grand Traverse and Kalkaska Counties. * WHEN…Until 5 AM EST Friday. * IMPACTS…Heavy lake effect snow showers will will producing periods of...


TV Repack – Plan to Rescan! – MDW333

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The FCC has been advertising on Podcasts. Plan to Rescan is what I heard when my area was repacked. For the local Traverse City peeps, here is what happened around here: WWTV-9 increase from 45kw to 51.8kw / ch.40 change to ch.25 15kw WMNN-14 increase to 15kw and change to ch.17 WCMV-17 increase to 576kw and change to ch.34 WGTU-29 increase to 1 million watts WFQX-32 increase to 1 million watts WPBN-47 increase to 850kw and change to ch.35 / ch.50 change to ch.18 TC...


Castblaster, Rodecaster and UberCaster Blast From Podcasting Past – MDW332

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn I started out wanting talk about another subject and then was talking about the music I was play on the “castblaster” (really a Rodecaster Pro) and that sent me down Memory lane back to when Castblater was the software of choice for Podcasters “Live to the Hard drive podcasting” Also talk about my friend Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff http://wordsushi.com and the fact he is releasing some of the great podcast drama and audio books he did “back in the day”. “Everything is...


Moving Websites – NaPodPoMo2019 – MDW331

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Moving WordPress websites can be a pain. It’s worth the trouble, but DANG! it can be a pain. I have 4 of the 6 I need to move moved already. MikeDell.com is the last one and I have one more that is still broken But, I’m assured it wasn’t my fault and GoDaddy support is on it