Ah yea, finally we do a show dedicated to the WRR drinking game. Of course, if you listen while motoring, you can’t play along.
A bit of a recap of the year. We talk about our personal biggest moments in MINI for the last year. Remember AMVIV 3? Or MoTD? And who could forget MTTS? Or Todd’s car being converted into the Mule v2.0? Good times good times. Did you have a favorite moment? Go ahead and share below!
Don’t forget the great interviews we had this year. Thanks to all of you for taking the time to talk to the listeners! And thanks to Michael and Patricia Babiskin for helping out this year filling in, working on the club/event casts and MTTS. And, of course to Robert for sending in those soundseeing tours to entertain us.
We are going to keep on going for ’07 too! More event coverage, more interviews, more reviews?
If you digg, take a quick sec to check out WRR @ digg. Of course, if you could digg us that would be pretty neat too. Also, please note the new stuff at the very top of the page if you haven’t already. Links to all of the WRR stuff that’s not at WRR. Knock yourselves out.
Until next year gang. Thanks for sticking with us so long! And, by all means, keep sharing us with anyone that will listen.
Be safe! Have a great new year!
A Fitting New Year’s Photo
Caught in the act. Members of the Southern Ontario MINI Club out on a Sunday stroll, pulled over for driving too slow!
Yep – true. And it doesn’t snow in Canada, eh?
Happy New Year, and Very Happy Motoring.
Woofcast #121 has been pre-empted to bring you this holiday musical spectacular!
We’ll be back next week for a year end recap and resume normal Woofcasts after the new year.
Update…if you only heard 1 song (file size a bit more than 7mb), that was again my fault. It seems that the wrong track was included in the feed for some readers. It has since been fixed and all of the links for the music can now be found on this page. Sorry for the mixup!
Every year for the last 4 or so, instead of sending Christmas cards, I would make CD’s of music. Always a little different, always themed. I’d go crazy too. Custom jewel case and CD label, the whole bit. Well, this year, I ran out of time (and my printer is on the fritz).
Robert’s Soundseeing Tour #13
The boys are back! Robert, Jesse, Jake and Spencer back again to cause more mischief on the streets of Toronto.
For their Christmas Special, they drive around Toronto looking for the best freeway onramps, wide enough roads for a reverse J-Turn and someplace to get air in the MINI! Good times as always.
Robert’s Soundseeing Tour #13:
Woofcast #120, 2nd try
edit. I know about the problem getting one of the GP review files instead of the show. The problem has been corrected. If you aren’t getting 120 in iTunes (you’ll hear db cough), then delete WRR and resubscribe here. All apologies for the mixup.
More GP talk? I keep trying to change the subject. I think after this tho the lads will be done for awhile. In case you missed it at Motoringfile, you can listen to all 3 of Gabe’s audio reviews below.
We spent some time talking about the new Sidewalk Edition convertible and some of the items that can be found in the Motoringfile Gift Guide. You don’t want to forget that special MINIac in your lives this year, and you don’t have much time left!
And WRR listen Murray has a great write-up about Xenon headlights. You can read the whole thing here.
Apologies now for the crappy sound quality from 119 and 120. Besides having bad connections, Murphy stopped by to ensure that all of our recording settings were totally borked as well. All of the equipment is back in the WRR labs getting a once over and our techs tell us that everything should be ship shape next time we record!
Digg users: WRR is now on Digg! You know what to do.
Stay tuned for Wednesday when I’ll be posting Robert’s final soundseeing tour of the year. He brought his younger cousins along again and I’m told it’s hilarious!
Is up and in the air. Sorry for the delay gang.
News of the week. Be sure to check out all of the news we cover over at Motoringfile.com.
WRR Gadget Review: The Samsung Blackjack
By request, here is a review of the Samsung Blackjack brought to us by none other than Patricia Babishkin from The Mail Buoy Podcast.
We spend 20 minutes talking about the phone plus Patricia was kind enough to include some notes.
I’m not the cutting edge tech girl, when it comes to many things, including phones. If you are looking for the indepth review of all the features and functions, I think Cnet will meet your needs more than me. However, I am a user of a phone and I have opinions, which I think gives me as much ability to review as anyone else — but keep in mind I’m not pushing phones to their limits and as I mention often, I don’t like to fiddle so I tend to ignore features that require any fiddling or become frustrating quickly.
That said, I think there are a few things of note that DB and I missed on our quick review. I think in bullet points, thus I write in bullet points.
- This morning I found a super neat feature of the phone. It has (like my old Blackberry) profiles that define the rings, alerts, and such so you can quickly jump between normal and silent. Well, the BlackJack took this feature and expanded it. There is an â€œOutdoorâ€ setting that makes everything louder and my favorite new feature â€œAutomatic.â€ This automatically switches from default mode to â€˜meetingâ€™ when the calendar reads â€˜busy.â€™ No more forgetting to throw the phone in silent. You can even tailor each profile as you would like, but it is a great guide for polite behavior during meetings ( or the movies).
- I mentioned that I had a problem entering my password into a site because tabbing didnâ€™t highlight the right fields. What I forgot to mention is that this phone has no â€˜joystickâ€™ or â€˜mousingâ€™ capabilities. Hence a new found respect for accessible sites.
- Speaking of navigation, one of the things that makes me like this phone so much is that it has the same side button configuration as my old Blackberry (a scroll wheel, esc/back button, and volume controls). They work well and with the slim design of the phone, the scroll wheel works well for getting around
- There is additional memory slot. It takes a micro-SD card and those are SERIOUSLY small. I would say smaller than a Chicklet and not nearly as thick. In fact, I donâ€™t know how well it works as the small size makes me SURE Iâ€™ll loose it in seconds.
- One of the more disappointing things about the phone is that it doesnâ€™t have a mini-USB plug like so many phones these days. It has a proprietary plug for both charging AND headphones (which I was shocked to find that there were no headphones in the box). There are stylish covers for all the plug locations, and Iâ€™ll be interested to see how long they last with normal use.
- You can get the unlocked version of the phone and put it up on T-mobileâ€™s network â€” if you wish.
- The phone is capable of going on the 3G network, but it is unavailable where I live right now, so I donâ€™t know how well that works. Iâ€™ll report back once I get a chance to play with it.
- My current biggest disappointment is the lack of cases available. Iâ€™m sure it all is because it is SO new, but thus far Iâ€™ve not found one I like.
Ok, so thereâ€™s my review. Hope you enjoy and let me know if you have any questions. I do promise to keep and eye out and Iâ€™ll be happy to answer whatever you want â€” best I can.
I’m working with some other people right now to make this a once or twice a month happening. Of course, your feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Samsung Blackjack Audio Review: