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Podcasting

I am so tired of listening to Madge Weinstein I finally decided to unsubscribe from her feed. Too much left leaning politics can make a man go insane and I do not want to hear more about her ‘lesbian bloat’ and her facination with ‘prolapse’. It feels like a cliche when Madge talks about her bloat like a cliche.

I would like to see some new voices into podcasting. If we do not like what is being aired out in the marketplace of ideas it is our duty to produce new and quality content. I would honestly would like to see a weekly center to the right show with Boifromtroy, the two guys from The Malcontent and even Bratboy to be the opposite of Eat This Hot Show.

I have even flirted with the idea of producing my own podcast too. Poetry, Politics and culture would be the three themes I would consider airing out in the world of the internets.

Choice will be a positive approach to the world of podcasting.

Update: The Malcontent blog has published their first show. Check it out here.

Reading is fundamental

I used to be able to read books from cover to cover without any problem. But due to the age of the internet I have had difficulties reading books these days. It seems that I need to find some books that are stimulating yet satisfying.

Developing good reading comprehension skills is helpful no matter if you are a ten year old or a thirty year old. And that is my goal right now is to read at least one book a month.

A Discussion About Computing

Today I tried installing Microsoft Media Player 11 beta on my computer. Sadly the new highly lauded music service from Microsoft and Viacom  Urge will not get my business yet.  The Urge website does not mention it requires Media Player 11 and that Media Player 11 is still in beta form.  It took me over two hours to revert back to Media Player 10.

I do want a new computer, but Windows Vista does seem promising. The motion of investing almost a thousand dollars makes me want to have this investment last me for the next four years at least.

Right now my goal before the fall is to learn Microsoft Office especially the components of Excel and Word. If I am not going to go further in college I need to find a job that will pay me a fair wage for a job done.

Customer Service is a dieing artform.

I recently was viewing the boards for Microsoft’s Windows OneCare and they mentioned that the cd edition was avaliable for $9.99 which was $10 cheaper than Amazon.com. I visited the website and they said they had copies available, so I went to the local circut city store in Montclair California. I did not see it on the shelves, and I asked if they had it on stock since their computer system said they had it. I even asked for a rain check and they refused to give me one. And they said they were going to check the back, but no! The sales associate went to process some other person’s purchase and I was tired of the bull crap they were giving me. I guess I am still an amazon customer for now.

I do work retail and I understand how vital customer service is. A customer who spends $2 is just as important as a customer who spends $200. Maybe the cheap customer may come back a month later and buy a car stereo or ipod.

UPDATE: Management at the Montclair store have given me the raincheck. Thank You, perhaps I’ll come and do something nice for them.

Podcasting

Since I have migrated to the world of having my own hosted website with thousands of megabytes of space. I now have the personal luxury of establishing a podcast. If any of you are beginners to computing think of podcasts and video casts as media files you can download at your own leisure to enjoy.

I recently bought the Extreme Tech Podcasting book by Todd Cochrane during the Podcasting expo last November in Ontario, California. The book had loads of basic information about what type of software, technology and resources I would need to put on an effective podcast.

I admire many of the long term podcasts that have been produced. Podcasts do take time and effort to produce. You want to maintain a listenership that will faithfully tune in to each new show. I have tried to make a podcast and it is a very time consuming endevor.

My minum goal is to produce a weekly half hour show. This would allow me to practice my podcasting skills and become more effective as time goes on.

Also podcasts do eat up hard drive space and bandwith too. I have 500 gigs of traffic each month, and I am indeed afraid I would go over my allocation. I would perhaps have to buy a second account to serve my podcast. However if I am just starting out I should not fear about driving up huge bandwith bills.