Mac Geek Gab Comes Through

I’ve been listening to the Mac Geek Gab podcast since the beginning because of my relationship with the same guys with the iPod Observer (and Backbeat Media as well.) This morning, they just fixed a problem for me. I’m sort of suprised, in a good way.

My desktop OS X box, an old 400 MHz blue and white G3 that I bought used a few years back as my first taste of OS X, hasn’t been starting up right. On boot, it sits for a while, then goes to blinky question mark and then sits and sits and eventually boots correctly at some point in time ranging from 10 minutes to 2 hours later. I’ve been thinking that this is an indicator that the startup disk is slowly failing and will one day soon completely die. In fact, they said to check the startup properties because that setting can get corrupted to have nothing, and that your Mac might be trying to do a network boot. That is exactly what was happening. I had two options, the hard drive and network boot, and neither was selected. I selected the hard drive, rebooted and it came right up. The Mac Geek Gab came through!

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.

Clambake Episode for August 7, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for August 7, 2005.

I play this week’s installment of the Rocket City Riot interview and song; I play a song by DQE; I talk about our new sponsor, iPod Observer; I talk a little about the reactions to the God podcast; I play a Siderunners song; I discuss the way pundits talk about what podcasting needs to be a “success”; later gators.

This episode is sponsored in part by the fine folks at iPod Observer! Don’t forget, you can fly your EGC flag by buying the stuff package.

This show as a whole is Creative Commons licensed Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0.

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