Earlier this evening (my time) Dave suggested we try out skype in anticipation of our next TS podcast. It turned into an episode filled with brainfarts, laughter and 2 geeks trying to configure a new (non-skype) voip application.
mp3 22 mb, 52 minutesDebate show
Thursday Dave recorded his morning coffee notes while watching president Bush address the media. We liked the result so much that we''ve agreed to record a TS while both watching the first debate thursday. We'll both follow on CNN, Dave in Seattle and I in Belgium. Not sure how it's gonna work with the audio delays, but it will certainly be an interesting exercise.
For the next TS we've decided to record during the Kerry/Bush debate(s) next wednesday. Handy if you live in Europe and don't want to get up in the middle of the night to watch, in the morning you'll have the debates (in audio) and colour commentary :)
The MP3 is ready go go...
We did our first show today, after three takes, it was a bit of a burnout, but we're rolling now. Now I have to get the RSS 2.0 feed configured, even though Manila doesn't have direct support for enclosures. (Postscript: Got it done. Now I have to do the user interface, but the backend part works. Jake let me know if you want the code.)
The first day got an email from a fan saying that Dave knows his tech stuff, but he hopes I won't say the same things about President George W Bush on Trade Secrets that I say on Scripting News. I responded with a disclaimer, you don't want to listen to this if you're voting for President W. Or, if you're smart, you should listen to it. Never hurts to get another point of view. But we're not nice guys, or overly sensitive to the feelings of Republicans.
Okay so Kerry changes his mind. We'll work on that after he's elected. Bush is much worse. He does crazy illogical and super-dangerous things. He should change his mind, the problem is he doesn't. Anyway, we think Bush will make a great former President and look forward to throwing a great going-away party for him on November 3.