Friday, December 14, 2007

msb-0234 Going Nuts, Making Everybody Else Nuts Too

msb-0234 Going Nuts, Making Everybody Else Nuts Too


Feedback comes first, so...

I "hate" being unemployed.

Its much worse than being underemployed, (which is my usual curse.)

I'm quietly going nuts and making my poor wife nuts too.

The sleeplessness and worrying is really not helping me.

I have to learn to relax. (Or start doing these shows everyday. [If you can't be really useful, you can at least be busy.])

Having a regular schedule is a very important part of relaxing for me.

Its not that the work itself has to be regular, (read: "repetitive and boring",) but I have got to re-establish a regular schedule for myself.

I'm still trying to like the system and editor at LibSyn but its a bit of a pain in the butt to use; unlike the User Interface (UI) it feels like it was designed by a geek who never studied human factors engineering.

I really "don't" like the way that you can't depend on a series of actions because the damned thing resets itself to the first page even when you were working on the n'th page.

I don't like the show note UI for operating all on the same level and making it lose focus whenever you want to copy from one page and paste it in to your page.

[sigh] I'll get used to it.

Today, the music is all about working it.

---- "All I Want For Christmas Is A Day Off Work" by: "The Volume Brothers"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

This is "your" segment.

Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop me an email: charles at

And I would apreciate if someone could write a review of this podcast on iTunes [ ] You can just select the link and, eventually, scroll down the iTunes page to "Customer Reviews"

---- "Working Girl" by: "The Krinkles"

Feed Me comes 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)

---- "WORKING, SWEATING" by: "girls stuff"


Part of being a crusader for the establishment of a regular podcast (despite the asynchrony of the medium,) for MSers (and for the wider world of the disabled,) is that it is essential for me to maintain a healthy mind in a healthy body ("mense sano en corporare sano".)

Its not as simple or as easy as it seems.

Of course I wonder why that is...

---- "Working Sunday" by: "Dorado"


I've had some uptake on the number of people who come to my show and I've got a lot of people downloading episodes (I suspect that, while the topic of MS isn't for everybody, its for everybody who bothers to find the podcast and get the show.)

I know that about three quarters of my listeners are coming from the web while around one quarter of them are subscribers through iTunes. (Hey, why not subscribe? Its free! You'll get the updates auto-magically through iTunes on your PC or your Mac.)

In an effort to stave off poverty, I am trying to make a go of podcasting.

I am in a bit of a quandary since I know MSers need all their money for medicines and therapies for this disease. (Believe me, ... I "know!")

That means that this will always be a free podcast.

However, I feel I should remind you of
  • the CafePress buttons (for those of you who's like a sweat-shirt, or a hoodie or some other piece of apparel,) and
  • of the PayPal donation button. (If you like my musical selections, you can show me,)
or if you'd like to request a particular genre of music (I can't promise a particular song but the Podsafe Music Network [the PMN] has lots of great artists. [The RIAA and ASCAP/BMI is the reason why. They would charge me an insane amount of money and leave it to me to extort it out of "somebody", "anybody" or go bankrupt failing. {Unfortunately, failure is "not" an option...}])

I could also limit my online podcasts to the same list as iTunes' 100 and make the earlier ones available as MP3 CDs with all of the artists' information, images and links to their websites as well as my own blatherings for USD$9.95 + shipping and handling...

I am also offering my services as a podcast project manager to all chapters of the various MS Societies in my listening audiences (since that includes everybody with an internet connection, in 120 countries, I figure I'll be lucky to limit it to people speaking English and/or French as their first or second languages.)

---- "Clockwork Family" by: "Dan Warren"


I'm going to go to Tai Chi and see if the "sensei" has any sage words of advice. (later: We shared a smile about the drive to and from Canada. The eighteen wheelers bearing down on me while spraying muck brought out some familiar feelings from both of us as he was on the road too at the same time and he too found he had to do some "'Tai Chi' breathing" exercises to stay focused.)

In the mean time, tell your MS Society chapter about the podcast.

I can always use more listeners and ... "more feedback".

Heck, tell your neurologist, physiotherapist, rehab specialist, pharmacist, handicap car or van modification shop, cleaning service and anyone else you think would care to listen to and advertise on this podcast to MSers.

---- "Work Out Fine" by: "Brad Sucks"



Merelyme said...

hello there...just wanted to thank you for coming to visit me on my blog. i know absolutely nothing about podcasting. maybe this will be something new for me to learn.

Charles-A. Rovira said...


think of podcasting as radio shows for the internet.

Except that it happens when you want.

ScottSigler [ ] has a PDF file about podcasting and on page eighteen he says pretty much everything that needs to be said about podcasting:

"First, repeat after me:

* I do not need an iPod to get podcasts
* I do not need an iPod to get podcasts
* I do not need an iPod to get podcasts

You know how a newspaper subscription works, right?

1. You pay for the subscription
2. They make a newspaper
3. The paper is delivered via the mail
4. You get it, you read it you are happy.

A podcast is basically a subscription for internet radio shows.

1. You subscribe to the podcast, (It don't even cost nuthin'.)
2. Some dude(s) (or dudette[s]) records a podcast.
3. The podcast is delivered to your to your computer.
4. You get it, you listen, you are happy.

That's it? Its so simple!"