MacCast 03.18.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 39. Second quarter Apple sales outpacing industry, Apple wins back UK iTunes domain, Mac Mini vs. VIA Mini-ITX System PC, Google X, Apple wants a cut of iPod Accessories, Retro style iPod Shuffle headphone hack, John Edwards, Podcaster? New Term: PodShanking, The PsiberAudio: Hi-Fi Tube Amp for iPod, PodBrix Woz Sweepstakes, Custom PrePaid iTunes Cards at SXSW, Apple updates iWork and KeyNote, 100 Free Loops from, pyMusique opens up iTunes Music Store (maybe too far), Band releases their album on a Shuffle, Toshiba’s 4GB 0.85-inch hard drive, Apple aquires SchemaSoft, New GM Vehicles to have line-in for iPod and MP3 players, Jackonsville, FL Apple Store opens, CenterStage (Mac Media Center Project) goes Alpha and the latest Tiger builds add recording feature to QuickTime 7 Pro. Listeners provide feedback on managing Podcasts, Dorothy’s GarageBand loop, check out the Colmination Podcast, new additions to the MacCast website. Listen in. Shownotes in HTML or OPML

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There are 15 comments on MacCast 03.18.2005:

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  1. Dave | Mar 19 2005 - 05:00


    The MP3 that came down from my subscription goes blank at 17:16 and is silent for the remainder.

    BTW, I disagree with your nomenclature that buying from iTunes with Pymusique is “stealing.” It’s not stealing unless you get it without paying, and paying your money to have it in a form without DRM obviously is not. There are all kinds of reasons why you might want to have it without DRM, and every track you rip from a CD has no DRM and that is also obviously not stolen. When you use this language, you buy into the man’s whole “if you don’t have it in a form completely controlled by us in every aspect you are a criminal” BS.

  2. Anonymous | Mar 19 2005 - 05:00

    Your file is silent form around 17:00 here as well.


  3. Paul D. Spradling | Mar 19 2005 - 06:00

    I’ve got the same problem, please fix it Adam!

  4. Anonymous | Mar 19 2005 - 06:00

    Here it goes silent at 19:26. Doh!

  5. Philip Burrows | Mar 19 2005 - 07:00

    Yep, 19:26 is the stop time here as well.

  6. Anonymous | Mar 19 2005 - 07:00

    “GM has announced that starting in . . . ”

    What?! I’m dying here! I gotta know what it is they have announced! Arrrggghhh!
    – bruce

  7. Anonymous | Mar 19 2005 - 12:00

    I really like MacCast. Listen to it all the time. But I’ve gotta say the new cliffhanger ending about the GM announcement has me checking every five minutes. It’s killing me, Adam, what HAS GM announced?? Put me out of my misery!
    Thanks for many great shows!

  8. chuck | Mar 19 2005 - 01:00

    same here. Nothing after GM has announced…

  9. Chris | Mar 19 2005 - 01:00

    Adam is apparently a man of few words :-)


  10. Anonymous | Mar 19 2005 - 02:00

    show notes has the answer..

  11. Anonymous | Mar 19 2005 - 07:00

    Does he even listen to his own show? How come there has been no response about this? Very odd.

  12. MacCast | Mar 20 2005 - 12:00

    Sorry gang. For some reason the mixdown coming from GarageBand cut out at 19:26. I fixed it and your podcatching client should pick up the fixed feed. If not you can directly download it from here:

    Sorry if this caused you any trouble.

  13. MacCast | Mar 20 2005 - 12:00

    I totally agree that it was wrong to use the term “stealing”. As I was making the announcement about PyMusique I realized I should do a little CMOA and I spoke too hastily. Anyway just so you don’t worry, I am NOT controlled by the man. I listen to my tunes my way.

  14. MacCast | Mar 20 2005 - 12:00

    To respond to the comment on me not listening to my own show….

    I spend 20+ hours of my own time preparing, planning, recording, mixing, editing, producing and publishing the show. Each show runs 30+ mins and I do 3 week, so to listen to each one would add another hour and a half to my already crazy schedule. Sorry I just can’t give much more. And just so you know, this is the first time this has happened in 39 shows.

  15. Antonio M. Rosario | Mar 20 2005 - 08:00

    Yeah, Adam. Just considering how much effort it takes just to send you an MP3 audio comment, I have a lot of respect for your efforts in putting together this podcast.

    I might take that comment as high praise as I know that I was disappointed that the podcast cut out so soon because I love your show.

    I’m on my way now to pick up the fixed copy.