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feathercast - the first year

I find it hard to believe, but Feathercast has been going for a year! Maybe not exactly to the day, but close enough 🙂 It’s certainly been a busy year for Rich and I! The experience has been incredible and has led to me talking with a wide range of interesting people. I know so much more about the ASF now than I did prior to starting, and expect I’ll know more in another year. I’ve learned a...

feathercast on a roll

I’ve just finished editing episode 13 of Feathercast. It’s scheduled to be published in around a week from now (subsribe to the feed now to avoid missing any episodes!), which will mark the 3rd consecutive Monday with a new episode release! We’ve been very careful to avoid creating a timetable for our releases as we don’t want to add the stress into our lives, but the last 3 episodes have been available and releasing one a...

european cafepress?

Does anyone know of a site that offers similar functionality to cafepress but based in europe? The high cost of shipping does dent the appeal of ordering from the US site somewhat and to date their european offerings seem to be still born. I’d like to be able to offer the feathercast swag on both sides of the large body of water. While looking earlier I came across this – which must be the the daftest and yet somehow coolest...

audacity annoyances

Last weekend I recorded an interview for feathercast about Austin (site of the next ApacheCon). Nothing unusual in this. As usual I fired up audacity to edit it and started doing the usual things that are needed. The first time audacity crashed I was surprised and a little annoyed as I lost about 45 minutes work. When I restarted I discovered it had also corrupted the file I had created to work from – so it was back to square one....

feathercast #6

Rich has released Feathercast episode #6. It’s a very different episode, with Sally turning the tables and interviewing Rich. I think it’s interesting and worthwhile to release, but Rich wasn’t so sure. It’ll be interesting to see what people think – so don’t be shy and post a comment letting us know if it was worthwhile or interesting. We like to hear your views 🙂...

feathercast

Feathercast is up to episode #5! Amazing to think just how fast we’ve gotten there and very gratifying to hear all the positive things people have said about it. Rich has episodes #6 and #7 in the bag and ready to reveal, but we’re going to pace ourselves 🙂 We’ve always said that we weren’t aiming for any particular release schedule, so if you want to keep up to date you’ll just have to subscribe to...

feathercast

Feathercast is up to episode #5! Amazing to think just how fast we’ve gotten there and very gratifying to hear all the positive things people have said about it. Rich has episodes #6 and #7 in the bag and ready to reveal, but we’re going to pace ourselves 🙂 We’ve always said that we weren’t aiming for any particular release schedule, so if you want to keep up to date you’ll just have to subscribe to...

feathercasting again

I recorded the second episode of feathercast this afternoon. The interview (with Geir) took 25 minutes and the subsequent editing another 3 hours. That’s a lot quicker than the previous one and setup I used worked a lot better this time. The quality seems better and I’ve been more careful with the editing. Audacity is also starting to feel more familiar and I’m getting more adventurous with the editing. That said, the day could have gone smoother!...