Break on Through: Remembering The Diamond
The studio light would blink. I’d answer the phone, expecting a buzzed request for Metallica or Aerosmith. “KDDX, this is Dan.”
“Dan. This is Diamond. Tighten the fuck up!” Click.
In a radio studio the phone never rings, but the light is always blinking. Nighttime radio is great. Broadcasting from the Black Hills of Western South Dakota a 100 thousand watt FM signal travels across five states of…
Being your own boss is great: you set your own schedule and work on projects you love, whether you’re at home in your pajamas or suited up in a meeting. But managing the business, keeping track of receipts, and staying organized can be tedious — unless you use the cloud to maximum advantage. Microsoft’s OneDrive is a platform for business and personal use, and an excellent place for everything in your life. It works with a number of apps made specifically to help freelancers and small-business owners stay efficient and organized. Here are a few:
Lulzsec, lifehacks, script kiddies, and The NSA: hacking is now totally ubiquitous in media and culture, and it has changed much of our behavior, both online and off. Gamers in particular have been informed by hacker history since the days of Konami, and hacking is one of the most creative ways to problem-solve, meaning the difference between victory and failure in tough gaming situations.
Hacking Explained: Jack Rice and Dan Patterson on Progressive AM 950
Jack and Dan discuss a brief history of hacking, explain how the NSA captured personal user data from major internet providers, and provide a few essential security tips for the web and mobile on Minnesota’s progressive talk station, AM 950.
Learn more about about the NSA from expert James Bamford, and security from host Steve Gibson.
Thanks for listening to Jack and Dan.
Sudan Stories with Jack Rice and Dan Patterson on Progressive AM 950
In which I join talk radio host, former CIA agent, and public defender Jack Rice to share stories on 950 AM in Minneapolis about storytelling, reporting from Cairo, and digital journalism in conflict regions.
Sudan Stories: Language, Guns, & Phones - Media Training In Cairo
From an ad-hoc classroom through the bustling streets of Cairo, Egypt to the Pyramids of Giza, this is an audio journal of stories and thoughts recorded while working with Small World News to train Sudanese media makers in March of 2014.
Our hotel was located down a busy, dusty ally in…
Sudan Stories: The Story of N - Imprisoned and Blinded
N is from a city in Sudan. I met her during our training coursein Cairo. N was a media student for two weeks and I had to opportunity to know her well. In Sudan, N has a reputation as a hard-working and warm-hearted activist. Her loud voice was heard and noted by the UN and the international…