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Archive for the 'podcasts' Category

Apple Behaves Like…Apple, Podcast Community Shocked

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Never mind that iTunes 4.9′s Podcast integration/interface is buggy, slow and unintuitive– at least Apple’s support of the podcast content-creation community is up to its usual standards. More details: How iTunes 4.9 got it wrong. Thanks to Scripting News for the links.


Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Madge rails against Lego, BoingBoing and The Monoculture. She does everything except ask if Cory Doctorow is a toefucker. But give her time. Weinstein’s podcasts got old for me about a month ago but she’s back with some really great stuff. The Worst of Madge episode a few weeks ago pulled me back into the [...]

Shame About The “Monetize” Stuff

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

This is a good overview of the podcasting “cold war” between Dave Winer and Adam Curry. It’s a bit glib and breezy but I haven’t seen anyone else encapsulate things this well.

iTunes 4.9 to Offer Podcast Support

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Steve Jobs is promising support for free podcasts in the next release of iTunes. Especially interesting is this sentence: Apple will also release a tool that will allow any Podcast creator to easily upload their content to the company’s music store. It remains to be seen if this would mean free space on Apple’s servers…one [...]

Adam Curry’s Cutting-Edge Monotony

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

In a recent Wired interview, Adam Curry talks about his new Sirius program and the phenomenom of podcasting in general. Curry, as usual, overstates his ‘pioneering’ influence regarding podcasting, and again neglects to mention Dave Winer‘s key role in innovating the use of enclosures with RSS feeds. Another point that’s inexplicably absent from most articles [...]

Sometimes Market Research Can Be Stimulating, Trots!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

I’m not much into goatees, but… As tech prognostications go, it doesn’t get much better than this, especially if you geek out to the degree that I do about podcasting, satellite radio and cellphone/MP3 player/digital audio convergence.

Podcast of the Day, Nay, Week, Nay….

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Dave Winer’s Morning Coffee Notes, wherein Mr. Dave talks about whether trees can appreciate jazz, how one can never swim in the same ocean twice, and…calls Cory Doctorow chickenshit. Guess which was my favorite part? Wait– he also goes off on Tina Brown, implying she considers herself above criticism and therefore is lashing out at [...]

Harry Shearer’s Le Show Now Available As Podcast Feed

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

KRCW’s podcast roster now includes Harry Shearer’s essential Sunday night broadcast, Le Show. The musical interludes have been stripped from the podcasts, which may make some listeners even happier. Harry’s feed is http://kcrw.com/podcast/show/ls. If you need to hear Le Show *with* music, you can still download the complete program, or stream RealAudio from KCRW or [...]

Software Review: Podcast Tuner (alpha – version .01)

Thursday, February 10th, 2005

Podcast Tuner website. I haven’t been especially happy with iPodderX. It doesn’t handle subscriptions reliably. I’ve had Inside Mac Radio on my subscriptions for over a month with “download latest show” selected. Last night I clicked “check now” on iPodderX before I went to bed. It downloaded a month’s worth of previously-heard Inside Mac Radio [...]

BAD words

Friday, February 4th, 2005

Thankfully hardly anyone uses the words “outside the box” anymore…except maybe when talking about where one of our cats, Seuss, prefers to pee. But there’s still some bad corporate-speak out there. Particularly ick-inducing are the following; these are modern cliches that should have been killed at birth: “Compelling vision” (gosh, using this when claiming a [...]