$36 standing computer desk to reduce back pain and raise your energy level

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Get off your lazy butt, you computer potato!

If you’ve listened to the Freedom Feens for any length of time, you know I complain about back pain. I did get this inversion therapy table, which helped a bit. I’ve also been walking a bit on the hamster wheel in the basement, which helps.

But basically all the constant computer work I have to do to spread liberty with the Freedom Feens radio mission means my back is often not a happy back.

Neema Vedadi recommended a standing table. I priced them, and they can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Turns out I already owned the solution, it was in storage in the basement, and I only paid 36 dollars for it.

Get this: Lifetime Personal Table with 30-by-20-Inch Molded Top. (It’s available in Almond and White. Mine is Almond colored.)

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Why I’m on radio instead of just podcasting

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By Michael W. Dean, Freedom Feens radio show

I get asked this a lot. Podcasting is much easier, and has far fewer rules of what you can say. And to do radio right, you have to introduce the show at the top and bottom of each segment, which sounds odd on the podcast archives to people who aren’t used to talk radio and only listen to podcasts.

Yet despite all this, I worked very hard to be on radio, and continue to work hard to add more stations.

There are a lot of reasons I do this. The first three are the most important:

–To reach new people we’d never reach otherwise. Internet podcasting is kind of an echo chamber. People tend to find things they’re actively looking for. Whereas, voluntaryist talk media on commercial conservative radio stations is an anomaly (other than us and Free Talk Live). Radio listeners are NOT looking for something like this, but get to come across it anyway.

We’re still on the Internet too, both streaming live and as podcast archives, to reach the rest of the world where we’re not on radio. And I don’t edit out the intro and outro for each segment on the podcast archives, because I like it. Though I do edit out the four or five minutes of radio ads out each break and just put in 60 or 90 seconds of our ads each break.

–The Freedom Feens is a liberty media teaching hospital … helping others learn to do live spoken media well to a show clock, which is a format that will still exist long after radio is gone. Doing that on actual radio is much better training than doing it on the Internet only, even if we did it with a show clock on the Internet. It’s more real, and the stakes are higher, which forces people to “sink or swim.”

–Terrestrial radio (especially our satellite uplink) has the remote possibility of eventually contacting intelligent life on other planets. There is a possibly habitable planet 4.3 light years away from Earth in the Alpha Centauri region.

These are my other reasons:

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An Introduction to Dynamics, plus review and setup of the DBX 1066 Dual Compressor-Limiter-Gate

By Michael W. Dean
Freedom Feens radio host, writer, Creamy Radio Audio
Genesis Communications Network

Originally published in Talkers Magazine.

Figure 1 - DBX 1066 Dual Compressor Limiter Gate

WHAT IS “DYNAMICS”?
Dynamics is the range of volume in audio program material, from quietest to loudest.

A good signal for talk radio has fairly limited dynamics; the quiet parts aren’t too quiet, and the loud parts aren’t too loud.

This “middle of the road” volume range is the best possible combination for the technical limitations of radio transmission, the varying systems people use to listen to talk radio, the divergent environments in which people listen to talk radio (like driving in the car with kids in the back seat, or outdoors on a job site), and the variety of preferences of different talk radio listeners.

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The Freedom Feens Guide to Podcasting and Radio

Also see my other video, “Definitive Guide to Setting Up WordPress and PodPress for a Podcast

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Freedom Feens radio show: http://www.freedomfeens.com
Creamy Radio Audio blog: http://www.creamyradioaudio.com

BASIC GEAR LIST:
Audio-Technica AT2005USB mic

Mic stand.

Foam windscreens
Audacity (free recording and editing software)
MP3 Plugin For Audacity (needed to import and export MP3s)

MP3 Skype Recorder

Headphones if you don’t have any.
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Thank you: Davi Barker, Sean DuVally, Nikki Darling, Derrick Slopey, Lousander Feen, and all Large-F and small-f freedom feens.

People who gave feedback on the rough cut:
Jim Jesus, Ben Stone, Christian H. Seger, J. P. Briody, Jeff Lentz, Mike Cuneo, Randy England, Rod Ancap, Sean DuVally, Bill Buppert, Joel Nowak, Nick Hazelton

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