Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Gambling and an interview


You can bet on orienteering results in Norway. Check out betsafe.com and you'll find a series of gambling opportunities based on the Nowegian Orienteering "Craft Cup."

I was reminded of the World Champs in Finland in 2001. The snapshot below shows a nervous gambler checking out the results (I believe he became a happy gambler having picked Rostrup to win).

An audio interview with Patrick

I discovered a tool/toy called Odeo that makes it easy to post short audio message and send audio notes (you can send me an audio email by clicking the little "send me an Odeo" button on the right side of this page, under the archives.

Odeo also has a function that allows for people to add audio comments to an existing audio entry. It occurred to me that the comment feature would make it possible to easily interview someone. So, I did a little experiment. Over a couple of days, I interviewed Patrick.

You can listen to an experimental interview with Patrick by starting at the top of the page and listening to each entry.

If you know Patrick or read his T5T web page, you might find it interesting (or if you're really interested in things like the difference between orienteering in Seattle and Kansas City).

I thought using Odeo to conduct an interview worked pretty well. It was a bit like holding a conversation by email (i.e. it took place over a couple of days), but I think that it feels a bit more like a conversation because it is audio rather than text. Like email, it was convenient. I didn't have to find a time when both Patrick and I could chat. I'd just post a question and Patrick would answer when he had a chance. Then I could follow up a day or so later.

posted by Michael | 5:42 PM


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