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Post style: 7 of Dave Slusher's posts this week were links, 4 were quotations, none were photos, and none were questions.
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Time machine: Dave Slusher's most popular post 2 years ago today was:
If you want to help spread the Flattr word, please take 15 seconds and go vote for this issue. You don't need to create an account, you can vote for this issue to get implemented with the Google account you are already logged in with.
I've been experimenting with Android podcast apps and it is a mixed bag. I like this app a lot and the developer is interested in adding support (he's the one who added this issue to UserVoice.) The number of votes on issues informs which ones get worked on, so if you go add some votes to this issue you increase the likelihood of it getting in. 3 years ago
So far, the BeyondPod with BeyondFlattr on Android stack test is not promising.helped me with a few config problems to get me in business last night. I have my full subscription list in, have the refreshes set up right and the downloads current.
Last night, I tried to use this for regular routine listening. The issues so far are:
1) Although BeyondPod has sped up playback, it fails to work on at least half of the files in my playlist. I was listening to at 1.65X speed and then when it rolled to Back to Work, it played back at some super slow speed. For these files that don't speed up properly, I have to go in and shut off the altered speed playback entirely just to listen to them at all, at normal speed. While the option is on, they play slow and pitch shifted down even if you change the speed to 1X. If this can't be fixed, this is a BeyondPod deal breaker.
2) BeyondPod scrobbling is crap. For the artist name, it uses the feed URL. That's just bizarre and ugly. Part of this might be the way my feeds were imported as most don't have a nice name at this point but why would the feed name be the artist anyway?
3) BeyondFlattr to this point has never done anything. Even listening to the 5by5 shows with the auto-flattr info does nothing. I have never configured it with my account information or credentials or figured out how to do that, so I'm not even sure how it is possible that it could.
I'm willing to pursue this experiment farther, but at this point it looks unlikely that I'll drop cash on BeyondPod when my trial runs out. I'd love to see this issues straightened out because it seems like a generally good app but the problems it has are pretty important to me. 3 years ago
You know the communities that impress me? The ones where members of the group can do, say and think things outside the core belief system of the majority without it being a complete crisis of faith for every member involved. Why are so many of these groups, particularly the ones with strong self identification to an ethos and worldview, so fragile? 4 years ago
Podcast Yearly Statistics
I was curious about these stats because of the #dogdaysofpodcasting event and my recent return to a regular publishing schedule. Here are the number of shows I have published broken down by year:
2004: 64 (Started in August)
2005: 85 (First full year)
What you can see from this is that in less than nine months of 2013, I have published more episodes than the previous four years, and I will soon surpass the previous five years.
Admittedly, there are different scopes at play. 2010 and earlier tended to be longer episodes with music and more production. 2011 and later tend to be shows recorded in my car. There's a bit of an apple and orange situation, but I am pleased to be more prolific. It definitely sucked when I went to publish and episode and realize it had been six months since the previous one.
Thanks for giving me the kick in the butt I needed to get back on track!
#blog #fb 3 years ago