Well, we squeezed 15 minutes out of it this time.
This is embarrassing.
We had two apparent issues: an internet cutout, and the scheduling-mo-tron on Blogtalkradio which resets to a 15 minute show every time.
So I had a 15 minute show. Once you have been scheduled for a day, apparently you cannot schedule anymore that day. I tried to restart after blathering to dead air for 15 more minutes, but it would have none of it.
We will do it again tomorrow. I have rescheduled for 2 hours, 10-12 pm.
How did H. V. Kaltenborn do it?
I figger that by the time my trial run is over, I may know what I'm doing.
Knowing what I'm talking about is another story....
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Well, THAT was a horror. Plagued with obstreperous Skyping, I had to use DirectConnect that was less than stellar. Windows 8 keeps everything important effectively hidden from view, so I could not keep blathering AND look around for hidden audio sliders.
Altogether an unsatisfactory first run. I think the thing is fixed, now. I'll do a trial run, and then, 10PM Tuesday night.
Feeling more meh, less throwing things against a wall.
Less than five minutes after bailing, I had it fixed. I am all too aware that I sounded, ummm,distracted. Well, it's because I was. Keeping up with notes, brainstorms, AND trying to find what to twiddle to make it sound less like two tin cans and a frayed string. I think that I discovered that I am afraid of my computer.
I am afraid of Windows 8, and of doing something that will disconnect me in mid-show.
I miss XP.
Heck, I miss ME. We had one of the three stable versions on the planet, I believe.
If you click on the blogradio page, the call-in number is listed. If you could call me in case there is NO SOUND coming from your logic pointed me-ward, I would appreciate it endlessly!
If you wish to call in to bless us with your mellifluous tones, well, so much the better!
Here is your portal to a world of audio wonderment...or maybe you'll just wonder.
10-12 PM CST tonight.
There will also be downloadable podcasts available, but live is better, and I'm NOT on as late as C2CAM.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
I'm getting hammered...and not in the putatively good way. Blog spam, those friendly attaboys praising my perspicacity and phraseology, with a "by the way, here is MY blog..." normally featuring "Xanax" or "Enlargement" in the link.
It has been a busy week, with a 1000+ wholesale order for our own 'Varky designs, local printing, Ukraine, and West Coast mutations. I do not have a boring life, fer shure. Had to put off the blogradio thing for a week, but I am scheduled for 10PM Monday night (CDT) for two glorious hours. I'll put up the link. It also has an archive feature, so that you may download and audition at your leisure. Here at the start, I do not have a toll-free number. If I can glom onto a sponsor, that will be the first upgrade.
MeTV is a load of dingo's kidneys tonight, so I am forgoing the usual soberblog of that trainwreck. Running DVDs while I print is what keeps me what we laughingly call sane, and I have had a good run of them. I finally saw Invaders From Mars, the wonderful '50s cold-war freakout flick. It will likely be featured in my first 'cast, along with kvetching about Hanford, our very own Fukushima-in-waiting. Then we'll get to the serious stuff. Finally saw The Giant Claw, which utterly transcends the "could be worse" category. Even with the marionette monster, it is an engaging movie, with more science than technobabble.
The creature reminds me most of monsters from the Anderson series Fireball XL5.
That said, it's nice that Bill Cosby got work on XL5.
Why has no one done a serious movie or TV series treatment of Blish's Cities in Flight, the tales of the Okie cities borne aloft on anti gravity engines called spindizzies? Oh, I said "serious". They would see the word "spindizzy" and think it a madcap comedy.
I have long posited that the True Sign of the Coming End is not trumpets in the sky, and supercomputers in Brussels, but Japanese companies ceasing to produce PVC collectible Evangelion figures with no relevance to the series...geisha Rei...like that.
On the other hand, the cause of the death of humankind is clear. Steven Moffat and Joss Whedon will collaborate on a project, written by George R.R. Martin.