Author Bio

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WHILE STAR WARS and STAR TREK seeded J. Daniel Sawyer's passion for the unknown, his childhood in academia gave him a deep love of history and an obsession with how the future emerges from the past.

This obsession led him through adventures in the film industry, the music industry, venture capital firms in the startup culture of Silicon Valley, and a career creating novels and audiobooks exploring the worlds that assemble themselves in his head.

His travels with bohemians, burners, historians, theologians, and inventors led him eventually to a rural exile where he uses the quiet to write, walk on the beach, and manage a production company that brings innovative stories to the ears of audiences across the world.

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9 thoughts on “Author Bio

  1. Hi Mark -

    Glad you enjoyed the video editing article.

    For screencasting - as long as you don't need real-time broadcast
    abilities xvidcap, gtk-recordmydesktop, and screenkast all work pretty
    well, as does invoking the following from the command line:

    ffmpeg -f x11grab -s cif -i :0.0 /tmp/out.mpg

    If you want to grab something that uses openGL, the only game in town
    I'm aware of is a program called "yukon."

    Hope that helps!
    -Dan Sawyer

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  2. Hi, your Sculpting God podcast is great. Very interesting stories, but the promos between are too loud. Is there anyway you can level the volume with the stories?

    I usually listen to podcasts as I'm laying in bed at night and the difference in volume levels is really jarring.

    =)

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  3. admin

    Sculpting God is on Hiatus, and will return for the remainder of its run (another 4-8 stories) after my current novel, Antithesis, finishes podcasting. You can find Antithesis at http://antithesis.jdsawyer.net

    Thanks for your interest - I'm glad you are enjoying the stories so far :-)
    -Dan

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  4. marg

    I started listening to a very interesting podcast with Richard Carrier titled Ancient Science part 2. I have to comment on the interviewing. One person, don't know the names of the two who were interviewing was constantly interrupting Richard and making comments as if he was the presenter. He didn't seem to know what he was talking about and it came across that he was more interested in himself being heard than to let Richard talk.

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  5. admin

    Marg -

    Thanks for listening. I'm sorry that you felt this way about the episode - Reprobates has always been a conversational cast. One of the pitfalls of that is that new participants take a little while to find their groove. Hope other episodes wind up suiting you better -- and thank you for the feedback.

    -Dan

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  6. J. Rabidoux

    Rarely do I chuckle upon reading an author's bio. However, upon perusing yours I nearly fell out of my chair - so riddled was I with snickers, chuckles, and guffaws. Utterly delightful.
    Thankfully, I recently stumbled upon a "Down from Ten" promo. Happily I'm now subscribed, and await the auditory stimulation which was so tantalizingly promised in said promo.
    BTW, have you thought of an Amazon banner - link, as an extra money maker? Another podcast I listen to seems to do well by it.
    aloha - J.

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