Category: Podcast

An Líonra Sóisialta in iTunes

Conn’s podcast in the Irish language – An Líonra Sóisialta is at position number 37 in iTunes!
An Líonra Sóisialta in iTunes

The more people who subscribe to the podcast, the higher it will go in the listings.

Conn has also been nominated for a richly deserved Netvisionary award in the podcasting category – if you haven’t voted yet, head on over there and cast a vote – voting is open to all.

Any questions for Dan Bricklin?

Dan Bricklin is the inventor of the spreadsheet. Dan, along with Bob Frankston released the world’s first spreadsheet, called VisiCalc in 1979.

Dan has worked on many projects since and recently has started work on wikiCalc – an open source, online spreadsheet application.

I’m interviewing Dan this coming Tuesday afternoon (10th Oct 2006) for a PodLeaders podcast. We will be talking about VisiCalc, his new application WikiCalc and anything else that may arise in the questions!

As always, if you have questions you’d like me to put to him, feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll put them to him.

Zune to illegally add DRM to podcasts?

Microsoft is to launch the Zune on November 14th according to its PR site.

This date is just in time for the American holiday of Thanksgiving. What is not clear from the site is if this is an American launch date of a global launch date.

I wrote, in not too glowing terms previously about the Zune. One criticism I missed at that time is that if someone shares one of my podcasts over wifi on the Zune, the Zune adds on its own DRM to my podcast, in direct contravention to my podcast’s Creative Commons Licence causing the podcast to self-destruct in three days or after three plays.

Can someone in Microsoft explain the legality of that to me please? ‘Cos to me, that’s just plain illegal.

IT@Cork Web 2.0 conference talks podcast

I finally got around to putting up the talks from the IT@Cork Web 2.0 Conference!

Shel Israel led off the talks at the IT@Cork Web 2.0 conference with a great introduction to blogs and social media – drawing very much on his experience co-authoring a book on business blogging called Naked Conversations called Naked Conversations with Robert Scoble. Shel’s talk is here.

Salim Ismail was next up. Salim was a powerhouse of knowledge and ideas. His talk concentrated on uses for Web 2.0 technologies in the enterprise and if you ever want to see a room full of jaws drop simultaneously, go to hear Salim give a talk. He is an extremely accomplished communicator, deftly making the most complex of ideas readily accessible. Salim’s talk is here.

Third up was Fergus Burns who spoke knowledgeably on the topic close to everyone’s heart – starting a Web 2.0 business in Ireland! Fergus’ talk is here.

Walter Higgins was the fourth speaker up. Walter has a Web 2.0 application called pxn8. Pxn8 is an online photo editing application. Walter showed how pxn8 has been developed using free development environments. Walter’s talk is here.

Finally Rob Burke from Microsoft Ireland gave us a demo we are not likely to forget for a long time – he live developed a web 2.0 app using Atlas on a laptop running Office 12 beta and Vista beta! And it didn’t crash once. The demo Gods were really smiling on him that day! Rob’s demo is here and is followed by the question and answer session between the panel and the audience.

GarageBand 3.0.2 update – are they watching me?

Apple announced an update to GarageBand 3.0.2 – this update:

addresses issues with video handling, podcast exporting, and importing QuickTime markers. It also addresses a number of other minor issues.

This is amazingly co-incidental timing. I run a podcast for IT@Cork and this morning, when I was trying to edit one particular podcast which I needed to publish today, GarageBand kept crashing on me. If I tried to listen to the podcast through my headphones, it crashed. Several other operations also caused it to crash. I dumped the preferences file, I started the Mac from CD and repaired permissions and repaired the disk – all to no avail.

Then I hear Apple have released an update which “addresses a number of other minor issues”.

It is a good thing I’m not paranoid!

Podcasts moved mp3

Podcasts moved

Artist: Tom Raftery IT

Duration: 1:15

Created: Tue, 20 Dec 2005

Location: Cork

Category: Speech

Producer: Tom Raftery

Director: Tom Raftery

Actor: Tom Raftery

This is a quick post serving two purposes:
1. The first is I am posting an mp3 alerting people who have subscribed to my podcasts here to the fact that the podcasts have moved to PodLeaders.com (if they haven’t visited the site and aare simply subscribed through iTunes or the like they may be wondering why the long break between interviews!) and
2. I am trying out Structured blogging! This post is being created using the Structured Blogging WordPress plug-in available free from the Structured Blogging website.

The mp3 to alert people to unsubscribe from the podcasts here and subscribe at Podleaders.com is available for download here.

Tom RafteryTom RafteryTom RafteryThis is a quick post serving two purposes:
1. The first is I am posting an mp3 alerting people who have subscribed to my podcasts here to the fact that the podcasts have moved to PodLeaders.com (if they haven’t visited the site and aare simply subscribed through iTunes or the like they may be wondering why the long break between interviews!) and
2. I am trying out <a href="http://structuredblogging.org/&quot; title="Structured Blogging">Structured blogging</a>! This post is being created using the <a href="http://structuredblogging.org/structuredblogging-wp-1.0pre11.zip&quot; title="Structured Blogging WordPress plug-in">Structured Blogging WordPress plug-in</a> available free from the Structured Blogging website.

The mp3 to alert people to unsubscribe from the podcasts here and subscribe at Podleaders.com is available for download <a href="http://www.tomrafteryit.net/audio/tomrafteryit_bye.mp3&quot; title="site move mp3 file">here</a>.

Salim Ismail interview podcast II

As promised, here is the second interview with Salim Ismail – Salim is chairman & co-founder of PubSub and he very kindly agreed to come back on the show to follow-up on some of the things we talked about in the last podcast – if you haven’t listened to the first interview I did with Salim, I would strongly advise you to listen to that podcast before listening to this one.

In this podcast Salim outlines his thesis that businesses will move away from being data and report driven towards an event driven model – using a publish and subscribe event server and event aware client software. It makes for absolutely compelling listening.

The audio on this podcast was quite poor at my end – there was a horrible echo so I had to delete and re-record many of my questions.

Here are the questions i asked and the times in the interview at which I asked them:
What kinds of content will be and should be structured in structured blogging? – 1:30
What other kinds of applications do you see for structured blogging [apart from book reviews]? – 4:49
Is structured blogging going to be primarily a commercial tool? – 8:35
When you talk about Event Management, do you mean the Financial Controller being alerted whenever an invoice goes over 30 days, for example? – 16:07
Will you need a smart RSS reader to receive this data? – 21:33
Currently there is no event management server software available, is this all in the realm of speculation? – 23:17
If a company wanted to roll this out tomorrow, what would they need to do? – 27:24
I can’t go down to my local software store and ask for an Event Server and 5 client access licences though… – 28:37
So are PubSub offering their event routing engine for sale to companies? – 31:49
Will Ebay and Craigslist come along and aggregate the content of structured blogs? – 35:33

Download the interview here 8.5mb mp3.

Salim Ismail interview podcast

Salim broke my head in this interview!

This was one of the most informative podcast interviews I have yet done – Salim introduced me to the concepts of structured blogging, and the feed mesh. Structured blogging is a whole new concept in web publishing which literally blew my mind – PubSub will be officially announcing Structured Blogging next Tuesday with Marc Canter (there isn’t even a Wikipedia entry for Structured blogging yet – I got the scoop!).

If you publish on the web (if you are a blogger, for instance) you need to listen to this interview

The questions asked and the times in the interview I asked them are below:

Who is Salim Ismail and what is PubSub? – 0:32
What is PubSub? – 1:19
Is this something similar to Technorati’s Watchlists? – 2:01
What kind of people are using PubSub right now and what are they using it for? – 5:14
If a company (BUPA Ireland, for example) wants to use your service for brand management, they do what? – 7:27
You publish full feeds whereas Technorati publish partial feeds (presumably to bring people to their site), so how are you monetising this? – 9:22
No-one left any questions for you on my blog – is this due to PubSub being below most people’s radar? – 11:42
So if you are a job seeker or house buyer looking for houses or jobs with particular criteria…? – 18:30
What is structured blogging? – 19:32
So have you just destroyed Ebay‘s model? – 27:27
The feed mesh? – 31:37
How soon will the tools for publishers be available? – 35:00
How are you going to monetise this? – 38:23
Do you listen to podcasts? – 40:22
Do you have any particular favourites? – 40:57

Download the interview here 9.7mb mp3.

We didn’t get to cover all the topics we wanted to cover in this interview so I will be publishing a follow-up next week – stay tuned!