I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years.
I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications,
compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.
I also enjoy writing,
Monday, September 18, 2000
My favorite radio show, TechRadio,
airs on Saturday afternoon, when I am never listening to the
radio. I looked, but have been unable to find, a device that will timed-record from the
radio, as a VCR does for TV. Surely they must exist, and I haven't looked that hard
yet, but it surprised me that I couldn't just find one right away. Taking this idea
further, it seems like you could make a Tivo/ReplayTV-type
device for radio, a lot more cheaply than for TV (since audio data is so much smaller than video).
An MP3 player can store 4 hours of voice, so one should be able to get (almost?) that much
talk radio in a solid-state device. Indeed, many portable MP3 players contain a radio tuner, and so I would
hope you can record radio, so all that's lacking is the timer. Perhaps I could hack
this design to add a radio tuner and a timer.