MacCast 01.31.2006 – Mac Roundtable #002

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Mac Roundtable Podcast #002. Hey Mac Geeks. This is a special edition of the MacCast. A quick note to fill you in on some things that have been hapening including… an interview with the new podcasting magazine ID3. Listen for my special appearance on the My Trivia Podcast real soon. And finally, I proudly present to you a new podcast. The Mac Roundtable Podcast. This is going to be a weekly podcast in the roundtable format about all things Macintosh. We have four top Mac podcasters, Joseph Nilo (Mac Pro Podcast and Podcaster Confessions), Tim Verpoorten (Mac Reviewcast), Steve Stanger (Mac Attack) and myself (MacCast) and we take a few select Mac topics each week and have an in-depth lively discussion. This week we discuss the push to get the new Intel Macs to run Windows, should it even be done and why. Disneys purchase of Pixar and what it means for Disney and Apple. Should you buy a new Intel Mac or stick with a trusty G5? How do we create a podcast? What software and gear do we use? What are the newest favorite applications on our Macs? And much much more. Eventually the show will have it’s own feed, but for now I’d like your feedback.
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  1. Thorsten | Feb 01 2006 - 01:35

    Hi Adam
    Maybe its just me and my iTunes, running Windows XP, but I cannot listen to the eMaccast. I can only hear the introduction by Adam and then the file ends, even though it says the file is 1:04:42 sec so same length as the MP3 file.
    Just wanted you to know that.
    Thanks for the Maccast and the new shows sounds like a fantastic idea can’t wait to listen to it :)

  2. Nathan | Feb 01 2006 - 01:36

    I too am having problems listening to the regular version of this maccast on 10.4.4 it only plays the intro.

  3. Nick Circosta | Feb 01 2006 - 05:10

    THIS RULES…. u ROCK adam

  4. Nick Circosta | Feb 01 2006 - 05:39

    just downloaded it…yeh its just the intro then the files just stops…whats going on?

  5. Nick Circosta | Feb 01 2006 - 06:25

    i’m now downloading it from the mac attack website.. maybe it will work from there

  6. Nick Circosta | Feb 01 2006 - 06:19

    meh works from the mac attack website

  7. George Elmore | Feb 01 2006 - 06:10

    Love the show!! Jobs is the largest SINGLE shareholder of Disney with about 6.5%. Personally I think Disney WAY overpaid for Pixar. Good for Steve, but Disney has done no favors for its shareholders. On another note, I LOVE your software picks. Oh, and my feed stopped after the intro. All I did was to move the slider past the stop, and voila!

  8. Bruce | Feb 01 2006 - 08:38

    I’m having the same problem with this feed. I’m on an 800MHz iMac G4.

  9. Tom | Feb 01 2006 - 10:29

    Hey it stopped for me to, but when I just dragged the slider bar over a little it would then play ok the rest of the way. There is defintely something wrong with the file that makes it stop after the intro though. It worked ok from the macpropodcast feed with no stopping. Hope that helps.

  10. George Elmore | Feb 01 2006 - 10:34

    Yo, Tom,

    That’s a feature, not a bug.

  11. stevewhodrums | Feb 01 2006 - 10:50

    No problem here with the feed (via eMaccast on iTunes). There was some dead-space between Adam’s opening message and the show itself, but that was it.

  12. maccast | Feb 01 2006 - 10:39

    yup. there is a problem. I “stitched” together the MP3 files to avoid recompression, but I guess it didn’t work after download. It worked fine locally before I uploaded it. I am fixing and will re-upload the file. Too bad the damage is probably done for most.

  13. Dave | Feb 01 2006 - 12:51


    You seem to be getting that Leo Laporte mentality going. More than one podcast that you host/co-host. Don’t get me wrong this is great news! Ever sense I started downloading podcasts, I don’t listen to regular conventional radio anymore.:) IPTV and podcasts (content on demand) are the future. Conventional TV and radio will soon die!

  14. DVB | Feb 01 2006 - 01:20

    I agree with Dave about the death of radio. Since podcasting, I rarely listen to the radio and only listen to podcasts in the car and at work.

  15. Thorsten | Feb 01 2006 - 03:31

    I don’t think conventional radio will die.
    It is too convenient to turn on the radio in my car.
    Someday when the iPod or harddrive in my car automatically sychronises with my PodcastLibary maybe.
    But even then I would listen to radio, sometimes I just like to listen to a regular radio station them talking away, or having games or calls coming in.
    (If they would only have less commercial, or at least more interesting commercial)
    But I absolutely agree that TV is going to change I don’t think that we will watch sitcoms, anymore on TV in the future.
    But game shows, news, morning shows etc. will always be there.
    But they might be via the internet, on still kind of on demand as you will start watching your morning show from the beginning maybe at 8 even though it started at 7.
    Also TV stations might disappear how we know them today.
    Instead of accessing a channel you will access a service (or just the internet) and will have a choice of watch many, many different shows what ever you want to watch.
    I would prefer some kind of service for which I can pay I think because I don’t want to pay for each individual show, nor watch commercials.

    And talking a bit about the topic…

    The new show is great, I love it, a really excellent, add on to the Maccast.

  16. Paul | Feb 01 2006 - 05:46

    What an un-freaking-believably good podcast! It’s refreshing to hear some of my favorite “solo artists” talking together about Mac issues; it really brings out more of each person’s personality, and each participant brings their own area of expertise to the table, making for a well-balanced and informative discussion.

    One of the most amazing things about the show is that there are no rude interruptions or stepping on one another’s comments, unlike what regularly occurs on other popular panel shows about technology (*COUGH*TWIT*COUGH*).

    Please keep this podcast coming.

  17. Nick Circosta | Feb 01 2006 - 05:14

    Yeh i think its a GREAT Idea… wish you could do it live and publish a video

  18. Bill Quinlan | Feb 01 2006 - 07:33


    Great show…very helpful and interesting. I bought my first Mac in 1984 and stayed with the Mac until the early ’90s. Had to go to the dark side for work. Would like to come back but am so confused between PowerPC and IntelMac. Would like to have best of both worlds. So please keep the info coming about dual booting and running windows programs on the Mac. It may sound crazy, but I have a whole collection of small DOS programs that I value and would love to be able to run on the Mac.

    Thanks for a great show…

  19. Jason | Feb 02 2006 - 01:23

    Great roundtable. Holy grail for me would be running Visual Studio on a mac – preferrably natively. Everything else I can run or find an alternative for.

  20. Arkstfan | Feb 02 2006 - 03:43

    Good news and Bad

    I really get tired of “here’s my pod gear” talks but I understand with the great fortunes you guys are raking in that there is a lot of that sort of talk going to happen because you are your production staff.

    Other than that, loved the show.

  21. Jeffsters | Feb 04 2006 - 01:23

    FINALLY! I had given up on the MacCast. SOrry but I just can’t listen to one guy drone on and on and on and on. I’m a TWiT kinda guy and enjoy a conversation and different points of view. Not saying others don’t enjoy it, they obviously do, but I just can’t listen for more than a few min. I hope to see more of this and would like to see it go further. Even in this show it seemed as if people were being too polite and there wasn’t enough real conversation and seemed like a series of statement. I want to see someone in the group say “No…you’re looking at this all wrong…” etc. It’s a start but you guys need to get a little more emotion in here. Enough of the monotone! Thanks!

  22. Jeffsters | Feb 04 2006 - 07:40

    BTW: Adam, all this self-promotion is, FOR ME, getting a little old. Let you work speak for itself. The “I was interviewed by…” stuff is kinda sad. It screams “Look I’m somebody!”, well you are, so leave it at that. To spend as much time as you have lately. going so far as to publish you getting interviewed, is over them top. When bloggers are left interviewing other bloggers you know it’s a slow news day!

    Just sayin!

  23. maccast | Feb 05 2006 - 01:23

    Just so you know… I only mention this stuff because many of my listeners like to to listen to those interviews and they may or may not know about the Podcasts. Sorry if you felt I was trying to be vain because that was not my intention.

  24. Marcos | Feb 06 2006 - 03:21

    Hi Adam,

    I really liked the roundtable. It´s like a TWIT for Mac. I think this is going to get better and better. Keep doing it.!
    I really liked to hear about people supporting the Mac in their work environment. I work in an Editorial and got to make all our production to switch to Mac from PC. I think that the biggest problem is Exchange. I was glad to hear about other haveing the same problem.


  25. Tim Kendall | Feb 07 2006 - 03:58

    I really like the round table, I like the ideas bouncing off of each other Keep it up.

  26. switchblog | Feb 08 2006 - 11:02

    Adam, you mention that a listener coined the term Sliders. Who was that?

  27. maccast | Feb 08 2006 - 12:40

    Unfortunately I cannot find the email in GMail, so I don’t know.

  28. macSibbern | Feb 08 2006 - 03:03

    Helo Adam,
    I realy like the idea of the Mac Roundtable and enjoyed both episodes very much!
    But I didn’t find good shownotes in either of your or your co-host’s or the new mac roundtable’s homepages.

    In the 2nd episode you mentioned some piece of software you use to manage databases remotely…

    I am really looking for a software to manage my homepage’s mysql database remotely from my mac because I don’t like the webbased phpmyAdmin.


  29. maccast | Feb 08 2006 - 11:36

    The MySQL software is called Navicat, The trickiest part is finding a web host that allows remote access to the database.