May 22, 2006
So this week it isn't software that's driving me nuts.
It's hardware. Sadly, while trying out some new equipment on
Saturday, I blew the sound card in the laptop. The soundcard,
as you have probably guessed, is a somewhat critical part of doing
this show. Not to fear, however, everything should be under
warranty, and I have several shows already recorded, so there
shouldn't be any interruption to the flow of things around
here. I just felt the need to vent. Yeah, I know, it's
always something with me and this silly project of mine.
On the other hand, this week's guests are Kenny Childers and Jim
Robinson of Gentleman Caller. Two great guys who gave us four
wonderful tracks and a great interview that covered a wide spectrum
of topics and issues.
Important links from the show:
- The message board is in beta with a few friends of the show and
should be up for general use early this week on the web site.
- Special thanks to Jeffrey T. at the Good Beer Show
for his assistance and advice. (Sorry about the joke about
being my Podfather ... couldn't resist.)
- As mentioned, the featured interview this week is Gentleman Caller.
- Their latest CD, Until We are Missing is available at CD
- Or you can win a free copy by leaving a message on our voice
mail line, (317) 489-4175. Just leave a message of any kind,
but be sure to include your email address. If the messages
are interesting enough, and there is sufficient time (which hasn't
yet occurred), we MAY play the best ones on the show. We
certainly won't include your email, and if you don't want your
message played just say so. It won't count against you.
- And of course the story that has us geeks divided. Was
Lucas re-releasing the original, undoctored trilogy a
good or bad thing. Jim and I seem to differ on this.
- More information about the NSA's wiretapping policies and
AT&T's selling out of its customer's information can be found
at the Electronic Frontier Foundation's website.
- Internet Neutrality is one of those very important issues that
is constantly buried in media because it's somewhat confusing,
doesn't really have any helpless victims that reporters can exploit
on camera, and everyone just assumes that the government will come
in and fix things before major damage is done to our communications
infrastructure. I recommend Geek News Central and their wonderful podcast
for a better explanation of the issues than I can give.
- Everyone loves Zombies, and everyone loves great independent
music. Check out Jonathan Coulton's Re: Your Brains. Then subscribe to his
Thing-a-Week podcast and get a brand new, original song in your
podcatcher every week. A favorite of mine.
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