I’ve always been a news junkie. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is read a bunch of news websites and the first thing I do when I get home from work is turn on the TV news. I have email "breaking news" alerts from nearly a dozen different news organizations, just so I don’t accidentally miss something important. This means that when something big happens, I get ten or twenty messages about it, but that’s ok.
Even with all of that news input, real time reporting is hard to come by when I’m not at home. I don’t have a TV or radio at work and most of the online streams have one problem or another (they cost money, they are unreliable or they aren’t completely focused on news). So with a war impending, I’ve been trying to figure out how to get a real time news fix from work. Buying a cheapie radio is one option. But I decided to take a different path: I set up my own streaming audio feed.