Network Feud affecting MacCast listeners

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: News

I was just made aware that many people are having issues getting the MacCast from Libsyn. Listeners are reporting getting connection failures and timeouts. I was just told this seems to be a symptom of a larger issue. There is currently a battle raging between two tier 1 ISPs (see this cNet article for details) and is is resulting in large Internet “blackouts” for many sites and customers. The major group affected seems to be Earthink and Time Warner Roadrunner customers. If you are unable to get the MacCast your options are to wait it out or Libsyn has been attempting to work around the issue by updating information on their servers. If you would like them to try and route you around the issue you can send your IP address (if you are behind a router they need the IP from the router) to support@libsyn.com. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it is not in my control.

“One more thing…”, October 12th

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: News

One more thing..Well. It looks like Apple does have some announcement up its sleeve. There is a lot of speculation on the Web that it will be the video iPod. The announcement they sent out (see image) does seem to be a theatre curtian, so maybe. They also could finally announce those new PowerMacs or PowerBooks. Stay tuned.

MacCast 10.04.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 93. Welcome UK Channel 5 “Gadget Show” listeners. Warner music threatens to “cut off” Apple, is Apple still planning its own “smart phone”, rumors of new Apple iPods, PowerMacs and PowerBooks abound, Mac OS 7 running on a Sony PSP, New York MTS wants $500 for iPod subway maps, XBox 360 demoed with iPod support, another seed of 10.4.3 update sent to developers, Apple acknowledges the single processor G5 issue and Apple expected to sell 10 million Nanos in 4th quarter. Listener shares her thoughts on iPod Nano scratching, four dollar Brasso may be the magic cure for scratched iPods. Are new Intel Centrino ads Apple inspired? Phil wants to know why not Intel now? How to enable the Dvorak keyboard layout, OS X Tiger book recommendations, ClamXAV anti-virus software review. MacCast 100th show giveaway. Send a postcard to:

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MacCast mentioned on UK’s ‘The Gadget Show’

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Feedback

This is so cool. I was just told by a listener that the MacCast was mentioned on the latest episode of The Gadget Show on Channel 5 in the UK. I was very excited and flattered to hear the news. Thanks to The Gadget Show and Channel 5 for even considering my show worth the mention, I am honored.

Since I obviously don’t get UK TV here in the States, I would love it if someone could send me a clip of episode.

UPDATE: Thanks to a listener I now have a copy of the segment and a DVD version is on the way. I have asked for permission to post the clip, so as soon as (and if) I get it I will post a link.

New MacCast soon.

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

Hey Geeks. Sorry things have been a little crazy lately, but I have a new episode in the works and should have something out Monday or Tuesday. Talk to ya soon.

Are new Intel Centrino Ads telling us something?

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: News

Intel logoThe weekend I saw one of the new Intel Centrino TV Ads and I immediately noticed some things. First the ad featured Tony Hawk and Seal, who are known Mac users. I thought that’s interesting. Then I noticed that they never say the term “PC” in the ad, they only refer to “mobile laptop technology” and then finally the closing screen of the ad had an almost all white look with a very “aqua” like version of the Intel logo. Are they subtlety signaling the arrival of new Intel macs soon? I just needed to share these observations and fan the flames a little.

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