iPodderX Lives (Sort Of)

I haven’t listened to TWiT regularly in some time, but I was curious to listen to the episode that Steve Gillmor was on. During that episode Dave Winer talked about iPodderX. That started an interesting chain of events. Both of the iPodderX guys posted their views of the situation, first Ray then August. I guess that put a bug in their ears because the next day, they released the underlying python code with a Creative Commons license. Wow, that’s good stuff. I hope that someone takes this and runs with it. I’ve been dissatisfied with all my various podcatching options and waited for Transistr for a long time until it became obvious that it was never happening. Will someone take up this torch? I’d love to but I’m time deprived for the foreseeable future.

EGC Clambake for December 4, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for December 4, 2005.

I bust some balls; I play a comment from Ted Riecken which comes with a song by Tom Robinson; I talk more about power relationships and aggrandizement in the podosphere and read a quote from the late Isaac Asimov; I play a XMas song by Ronnie Marler; the last ever airing of the goofy iPodderX ad; I replay a snippet from Mike Seyfang on the space telephone and respond ; I play another song from the upcoming Michelle Malone CD; – 30 –

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Happy Birthday to the Clambake

Today is the one year anniversary of the first episode of the audio version of the Evil Genius Chronicles. I published an episode this morning that I actually did yesterday that has no birthday content whatsoever. I was on the edge of not publishing this one and instead redoing it. The sound was a little off, particularly at the beginning. I have a new Behringer UB802 mixer, and hadn’t noticed that the EQ setting for the high range was all the way down. That led to my original voiceover sounding muffled. Ironic isn’t it, adding better stuff is an initial hit?

I may or may not do another episode today with a little (very little) birthday related content. If it happens tomorrow, I shan’t cry. I was taken a little aback because I thought August 22nd was the day until I checked the records. Thanks to everyone who has been listening all this time, participating on the comment threads, sending me email, buying the stuff packages, supporting the musicians and generally being involved with the EGC community. Forming a community was never a primary goal (and it still isn’t) but I’m delighted that one has sort of formed spontaneously and I think is actually the best, most positive outcome of the whole magilla.

Thanks too to the sponsors. Thanks to iPodderX, who sponsored me for a long time and whose support provided the seed money that kicked off the stuff packages. Thanks to iPod Observer for being the current sponsor and helping out with the expenses. I appreciate it all.

iPodderX Version 3

I’ve been using this for a while, so long in fact that to be honest I forget what all features are new since 2.2.9. I can say that iPodderX 3 is a huge step up and it is now released into the wild. I’ve been sworn to secrecy on the feature set, but it is damnably cool and features lots of stuff I’ve grown dependent on, such as converting MP3s to bookmarkable AAC as they are downloaded (something that makes use on the Shuffle that much better.) If you use it, this is a free upgrade so grab it post-haste. If you have been thinking about trying it, this is a great time to try it.

BTW, I’m not saying all this because they sponsor me – it’s kind of the other way around. They sponsored me because I used and liked the tool. It makes my life easier, and it does that better than the alternatives. In other words, it is the tool here not me.