Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai


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New Toy: Anchor

I keep flirting with the idea of setting up a podcast to go with my blogs.
My earlier experiments received some very positive feedback but where really too time consuming: writing, recording, re-recording, producing… writing textual posts is way faster.

Selection_999(009)But I have not renounced, and right now I’ve set my sights on a new service called Anchor, that allows one to use the smartphone to record, edit and upload soundbites, short podcasts, interviews and other things.
Just what I need, right?

I’ve been trying to find a user’s handbook, so far without any luck (but hey, I’ve been studying the thing all of half an hour right now… gimme a little more time).
But I’ll keep looking and experimenting.
It would be fun, to make my voice heard again.
Well, fun for me, at least.

Something short and sweet – ten minutes episodes.
About what? Ah, nice question.
But first, the tech side.
One way or another, things will happen. Watch this space.

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Season’s greetings

The hardest bit of the End of the Year post is finding a picture too go with it, or a music video, or something.

The content is easy – this year easier than the last.
It’s just a big THANK YOU to all my readers.

2018 approaches.
The sixth year of Karavansara.
We’ll do stuff.
But in the meantime, HAPPY NEW YEAR.

And here’s a song that’s fifty years old. Wrong city, but a stunning voice…


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Earhart in the Marshall Islands?

416uDLSiwgL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_I started reading about Amelia Earhart back in university, after stumbling on a slim book called I Was Amelia Earhart, a fictionalized account of Earhart’s final days.
Most obviously fictionalized because nobody knows exactly what happened to Earhart after she disappeared somewhere over the Pacific in 1937, together with her navigator Fred Noonan.
The book was strange, not exactly what I had expected, but what the heck, there was a mystery in there, one I had heard mentioned for ages, but never got into.
So I started reading on the subject. Continue reading