Monday, March 19, 2007

msb-0126 Blue Monday

msb-0126 Blue Monday


Again with the offers.

"Alors les Francophones, vous attendez apres quoi exactement? L'offre est encore bonne. Joignez vous a et creez un podcast en Francais"

"Dann die Deutschen warten Sie, nach denen genau? Das Angebot ist noch gut. Verbinden Sie hat Ihnen und Verursachen Sie ein podcast auf Deutsch."

(Translation courtesy of Babel Fish [ ]) speech courtesy of AT&T research [ ]

---- "Oap ien de nek" by: "Tunebone"

Feedback comes first, so...

It was a quiet weekend, plus I got out of touch, what with all the cabling and sh-, uh, stuff I had to do this weekend.

My wife's away at her cousin's funeral so I've taken the opportunity to get my butt in gear and on the floor.

I fell once already. Tripped over a chair after trying to get up, and failing. Go figure. (Yeah, I "know" why. Thanks...)

My chest is still a bit sore and the bruise is turning yellow so I'm taking the low road and scooting all over the place to avoid a repeat of that experience. (Whee! I'm dragging my ass all over the floor! :-)

Keep downloading these shows until Thursday. It'll be the 22nd then.

---- "Boomers Boogie" by: "Wang Dang Doodle"

Feed forward comes next, so...

I'm about to get Homer's [ ] podcast and that'll be going up soon.

He's had a bit of an MS setback but he should be fine.

I'll let him talk about it if he wants to. :-)


I watched "Extreme Make Over: Home Edition" yesterday.

Its always inspirational, even if its a bit of a tear jerker. Of course you know I'm thinking of how MS could be worked in.

---- "Blackbird" by: "Stingray"

Feed Me! come third, so...

Do you have a therapy, product, good or service that is of interest to MSers?

Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

But MSBPodcast is 100% in your market, and you only pay per download of your material.

No play, no pay.

Reach the MSers who would buy your therapy, product, good or service, with-out having to waste your advertising money on anyone who is "not" interested...

Send me an email at: charles (at)

---- "Curse On You " by: "Jen Elliott and Bluestruck"

Main Topic: Blue Monday

Actually no Blue this Monday.

Apple software works flawlessly.

It took longer to do things than I'd originally thought, but that's just me not realizing just how much sh-, uh, stuff I had to copy over. Like hundreds of gigabytes worth.

Not to mention that I was cleaning out the space under my desk, (dust buffaloes and other ick living under my feet,) unhooking "almost" everything (I had to make sure that my wife's PC and my own Linux server had uninterrupted internet access,) moving the printers, scanners microphones, mixers, assorted devices and re-cabling all the friggin' dongles that eat up three plugs each on a power bar.

Also, I had PowerPC architecture stuff before; now I have the new Mac+Intel laptop stuff and some of the updates I had done, I had to do over.

It only takes a moment to realize how funny a picture it makes. A fifty year old man crawling and scooting around on the floor, (I tried standing and squatting and standing and squatting and tripping and knocking a chair over and my chest muscles still hurt,) with "Shark" vacuum cleaner in hand lancing at the diminishing number of dust buffaloes and then dust bunnies and then the place was clean.

So I laid out the new cables, dropped the new equipment in place, turned everything on and it "all worked". (Man, I'm good. :-)

Now I have my old G4 laptop acting as a low-energy-consuming, quiet, file server, providing access to my new 1TB drive, "HolyTera", my old 400GB internet-worked drive, my old 160GB drive, "HRGigger", my DVD burner, my Canon i70 printer, my Brother HL1440 printer, a scanner, as well as various and sundry other devices (including a 5&1/4" diskette which I keep for historical purposes and nostalgia's sake. :-)

My old G5 iMac is definitely not dead but its not doing as much right now. But plans are underway to turn it into a special audio processing station.

My Linux box is unchanged in both form and function.

My wife's PC is unchanged in both form and function (under pain of pain. :-)

---- "Torch" by: "Devon Allman's Honeytribe"

Main topic, part "deux":

I am extremely fortunate to be such a nerd. I went into computers right after I gave up on the music industry, not music, just the industry, because I saw what a bunch of tone-deaf, unscrupulous thieves they were. (Don't get me started on IP theft and Piracy. The music industry was the worst "Artful Dodger" and "Jaques Lafitte" way before computers or the internet.)

Computers have held no mysteries for me since I started back in the days of minicomputers.

Remember Wang 2200s? Or DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) PDP-11s? I worked on those before there were micros and Windows 1.0 was still years off. (Heck, I even owned an Osborne 1 "luggable" Z80 PC and an Apple ][ ... )

The work's okay if you take the bull by the horn and don't let yourself get bored ... or boring.

----"Poor Mans Physician" by: 'Dean Madonia"



Miss Chris said...

Sorry to hear you took a spill. Glad your managing okay by yourself. I don't ever hit the floor but I get so dizzy sometimes, I'm afraid I might.

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Well I didn't get dizzy, but I was going left while my attention was focused to the right and my body was falling over the back of a chair.

My chest muscles are still a little sore but, apart from a little bruising, I'm okay.

I'm still putting out the podcast. :-)

My new MacBook is an awesome. (And the cables under my desk no longer try to snare me and feed to the dreaded dust buffaloes. :-)