We listened to the latest Yeast Radio podcast, and laughed until we realized it was all an act. Madge is not at all what he or she appears to be. I looked over at Adam and asked how he felt about this. "Not good." Then he asked how I felt, and I said I had repped Madge as being something other than what she or he was. An act. We both agreed we should do an instant podcast to explain and raise questions.
MP3. 5.9MB, 17 minutes.
Everybody's party in, and they ain't no news, but it's goooooood.
Has the world turned Madge?
Meet Ron Bloom and play guess the cuntry song with Dave and Adam.
It's a Madge Madge Madge Madge World!
MP3, 16MB, 46 min.
It's been over a month since the last Trade Secrets, what with Adam's move and bandwidth situation, and my persistent cold and laryngitis, well, it's been hard to get it together. Even so the plan for our new venture is taking shape.
In this TS, we talk about the four sides to the puzzle,
1. Content tools.
2. Readers and aggregators, iPods and iPod-alikes.
Think of this as a state-of-the-industry piece for this tiny little boomtown, by Adam and myself.
MP3: 22.4MB, 47 minutes.
Adam, Steve Gillmor and I review the third BloggerCon, all in the same room at Rickey's Hyatt in Palo Alto. The sound quality is mostly good, if the content is suprisingly mundane.
Blah blah blah blah blah blah BloggerCon.
MP3: 46MB, 103 minutes.
Bruce Springsteen plays for the Boss in Madison.
The Red Sox win.
Adam and Dave shoot the shit for an hour or more.
And the MP3 actually made it to the Web!
Now that's some shit!
MP3: 34.1MB, 74 minutes.
ALCS. Game 7. Bases loaded, one out, top of the 2nd, Boston at bat, ahead 2-0. A great start for the Red Sox. Grand slam! 6-0. I tried calling the Dowbrigade in Boston. "All circuits are busy. Please try your call again later." They must be tasting victory in Boston!
Watching the American League playoff with the NY Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, who were down to their final three outs at one point in the series and could tie the series 3-3 with a win tonight. They're up 4-0 in the top of the fourth. Just tuned in. Hope to bring them good luck. I hate the Yankees who have two on with no outs and their slugger Matsui coming to bat. Pops out to first in foul territory. 1 out, runners on first and second. Bernie Williams, their most reliable hitter is up. Fielder's choice, two out, runners on second and third. Posada is swinging for the fences. 0-2 count. High pitch 1-2. Grounds to first, end of inning.
So how did the Red Sox score the runs? Let's see if we can find out. Okay they scored all four runs in the fourth, just before I tuned in. A two-out three-run home run by Mark Bellhorn after one run scored on a single to center. All four runs scored with two out. Must have been exciting! Play by play is here.
Uh oh. In the top of the 7th the Yankees score one on a home run by Bernie Williams, of course. 4-1 Boston
Oh shit while I was schmoozing in the comments the Yankees got a one out double down the first base line. And of course the runner scores on a solid single by Jeter. Tying run is at the plate. Shoulda. Shoulda. Shoulda. Shoulda left Schilling in. Then the notorious ball swat by A-Rod. Oh black betty.
A team from hell
Even the Yankees hometown newspaper has had enough of the Team from Hell.
he Yankees are one loss from sinking to an inglorious place in baseball history. Their fans beat them to it last night.
A controversial call in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series negated a Yankees run and brought bedlam to Yankee Stadium. The Boston Red Sox won, 4-2, and for part of the ninth inning, dozens of police officers in riot gear kneeled along the walls down the left- and right-field lines.
This guy is on an airplane, sitting next to a parrot.
The parrot is cursing and yelling saying he's thirsty and hungry.
Eventually the stewardess gets annoyed and brings him a beer and some nuts and the parrot stops yelling.
The guy gets thirsty so he starts screaming and cursing, and sure enough the stewardess comes by with some beer and nuts, and he shuts up.
Then the parrot decides he wants some more, so he starts screaming and cursing, again.
This time the stewardess has had enough and throws them both out of the plane.
As they're tumbling to earth the parrot says to the guy...
"You sure curse a lot for a guy who can't fly."
Adam and I meet over the Internet to discuss 1 hour 9 minutes worth of michegas that I wish I could remember. Steve Gillmor says it's comedy. Let's hope so!
MP3. 58.4MB, 69 minutes.
Did Cheney win the debate?
Did we actually play another Prince song in today's Trade Secrets?
The answer to at least one of these questions is yes!
MP3: 39.2MB, 66 minutes.
A shocking truth is revealed in today's Trade Secrets podcast. It's true. If John Kerry wins the election I'll get a Mac. Let the record show it's no longer in doubt. I may be a Mac user before the year is out.
Sound quality is somewhat improved this time. I don't sound like I've had my mouth shot full of novacaine, but I sure sound like I got a lithp. Then an iPodder started running and chopped my speech to bits. Next time we'll use Skype. It'll sound better.
MP3. 35MB, 44 minutes.
Today's Trade Secrets is about everything of importance to the world today.
The only thing we missed is Jon Stewart's outburst about the President's "group of folks" line. Group of folks? Group of folks?, Stewart raged. A group of folks is what you run into at the Olive Garden. The President was referring to Osama bin Laden and the group of worldwide terrorist... folks. Okay.
At no extra cost, a few little soliloquys, nothing earth shaking, just little ones.
And oh yea. Mt St Helens.
MP3, 22.3 MB, 52 minutes.
PS: Debate transcript.
Tonight there will be no soliloquy's. Tonight it's Kerry vs Bush.
The first step on the road to retirement for George "Dubya" Bush!
How this works. It may be that Adam can get dial-in working. Maybe not. Either way you can post comments here. And when it's all done, with help from Murphy, we'll have a Trade Secrets ready to blow out the Internet while the mikes are still wet in the spin room in Coral Gables!
I've learned over the past weeks to always have the audio recording setup ready when Dave and I chat. We always talk voip and have been trying different setups and applications. But inadvertantly, one of will say "we should be recording this" and I flip the switch.
This morning Dave was up early and we recorded a podcast, where we talked about 'leakage', played some prince and finally got the sip-phone stuff working
mp3 15.6 mb, 36 minutes
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.