New podcast from Custom PC

Custom PC Podcast

I got this e-mail today, which I thought might interest some readers:

The first Custom PC Podcast is launched this week, which is a regular, downloadable audio show featuring the same blend of hardware, strong opinion and humour that the magazine is famous for.

In each episode, the team will take an inside look at the latest stories from the technology world, with advice about the best kit for making a great PC, chat about games and some words of wisdom from the voice of Windows Vista.

In Episode One, James, Alex and Ben from the magazine join Editor, Gareth, for discussion of Nvidia’s new, affordable DirectX 10 graphics card, the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB, Intel’s cut-price Core 2 Duo E4300 and the effects of ReadyBoost in Windows Vista.

There’s also a rundown of the UK games charts and much shaking of heads over Apple’s latest ‘I’m a PC, I’m a Mac’ ads. Finally, there’s a competition to win an exclusive Custom PC t-shirts, which are not available to buy in the shops. All this and at a price that can’t be beaten, because the download is absolutely free.

Give it a download and let us know what you think by emailing


The Custom PC team

There are a number of ways to hear the podcast:

  • subscribe in iTunes
  • Use this feed address if using another podcast application.
  • Download the whole episode in MP3

What are you waiting for?

I’m going to be on the radio today


This morning I was interviewed over the telephone by Michael Cleere of Premier Christian Radio for a slot that will be broadcast today at 15:15.

You can listen online to my ramblings about Random Acts of Kindness, Join Me, life as a Christian within a university setting and my love of metal!

Sadly there is no “listen again” facility so I will miss it, as I’ll be in a meeting from 15:00 – 16:00 about migrating website content. If anyone would like to record it to MP3 and send it to me then that would be great, thanks.


Tim kindly recorded the interview, which you can download in MP3 from this website now:

  • premier-gareth.mp3 (MP3, 2.4 MB)

It was, in my opinion, a very well-edited interview — he cut the full 11 minutes down to a couple of minutes, which flowed well and completely omitted anything that I might have said about my love of heavy music.

However, in his introduction and outro Michael Cleere managed to single-handedly relocate Scotland’s oldest university, from St Andrews to Edinburgh! I have, of course, e-mailed him to ask him to return St Andrews to Fife.


I received the following humble apology from Mr Cleere:

PLEASE accept my apologies in advance. I shall indeed make mention of the mistake today, and take the blame. I shall make sure that nobody is guilty by association.

Apologies accepted.