Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Waaaaaah. Apple didn't like me.

I tried all day persistently to have iTunes accept my RSS feed for my podcast, to no avail. Cryptic error messages, having nothing to do with the parsing of the feed, were sent repeatedly. I went on the Yahoo Podcast Group and then I wrote to the ever wonderful Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central, who wrote back to me! He was as upset as I was.
Feeling sad and a bit left out, I decided to try one more time, and the darned thing worked!!! Of course, the next dilemma will be to see if the podcast shows up on the iTunes. G'night all.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Overwhelmed by the Podcast Tsunami

Here we go...Today Apple launched their new Itunes with support for one-click subscriptions for podcasts. I agree with Todd of Geek News Central. I can't argue with Apple's desire to showcase the popular podcast, but what in the world made me think that this was going to be the great equalizer? I immediately submitted my podcast, but have yet to see it listed in the health section. You can see the cute little icon I made for the show. Am I grandiose? I don't think so.
My belief is that the harder I try, the better my luck will be. So, in spite of daunting odds for the esoterica I offer, I will continue to attempt to promote my profession, and spread the word that you can feel good about what you do, and do good in order to feel better.

Monday, June 27, 2005

My crush on Dave Winer

I don't care what he looks like, or all the nasty rumors about his oh-so frank personality. I just fantasize about long, geeky talks, and being around somebody whose mind works the way in which it does. Perhaps it's the NY Jew thing. I'm a New York Jew, but I am not a librarian. Listen to his podcast with Chris P and Ponzi
A genius and an introspective guy. So, anyway that's what it is. I check Scripting News and Morning Coffee Notes religiously, and have the Thanks, Dave up on my podcast page. Oy, what more can I do. I have always loved crushes almost more than the real thing, because my imagination is oh-so good. 'night all.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Gnomdex 2005 and me

As a geek wannabe, what do Gnomdex's doings have to do with me? It seems as if the big boys are getting on board for RSS and podcasting. Big Boys? Well I mean Microsoft and Apple. In the world of computing they are the BIG BOYS. So, it seems as if getting publicity on such a large scale may possibly be harder than the kind of peace love and happiness that had reigned prior to the dollar signs appearing in the eyes of the business world. Ah well. If I plan to present at the AOTA convention next year, I am going to have to get something going. Publicity is going to have to be directed at the podcast.
Dr. K. spoke to me about the idea of doing something involving me and a nurse at the hospital. He suggested he find an article about mental health with which he disagreed, and we could debate that.
Meanwhile, my hospital is looking for someone to create a web site for them, and I would like to do that, but I'm scared. Stay tuned.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Going for the sexy subjects

I know that I have something here with this podcast: FeelingDoing, and I am trying different ways to get some notice. As of yet, nothing seems to be percolating. I listen to my favorite inspirational podcast, Media Artists Secrets, with Franklin McMahon, and he seems to make it seem simple to be a success. I know that I am not lazy nor unmotivated, nor do I want a ton of money. I have a message. The message is: Your life can be better! Now how do I go about getting others to realize the value?
So, my next podcast is going to be about self-injury, because it is a topic about which I know a lot, and it always get a lot of attention. I can do this, I can let others into the world of mental health and care about it.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Now what do I do?

So, it's all working the way it is supposed to at this point. Writing this while listening to today's Yeast Radio podcast.
I want to thank Rob from Podcast411 for the gmail account, and all the podcasts I listened to that helped me to work through the technicalities.
It was a view source on one of Wave Diner's many web sites that finally helped me to see how to create an RSS feed.
If this all sounds like gibberish to you, start exploring. Later...

Friday, June 10, 2005

My Pod Site is up and Runnnnnnnnnnning!

Hooray! I finally uploaded my podcast site to the new server domain. I am now officially to be found here: I am so ready to start doing some more things. I have one more podcast ready to roll, and I finished the promo, which I will send to Adam Curry. I think I can keep this going. I do not want to be a pod fadder-a term I heard used to describe someone who makes a few podcasts, and then disappears because there is NO MORE CONTENT. Boy, do I have content. Every day at work I get more and more content. I'm as smart as Dave Winer in my niche of the world.
See ya.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Cheap gifts

We're sitting around at lunch today, talking about the cheapest gifts we've ever received. The social worker talks about her brother and new sister-in-law giving their mother a cheezy costume jewelry choker, just a little shy of the circumference of her neck. And this, for the mother's seventieth birthday.
When it breaks on the way to the birthday celebration, the sister-in-law is livid. She believes the mother is hiding the necklace because she doesn't like it. When she shows the daughter-in-law the broken necklace, the subject is dropped. No "I'll take that back, and get it fixed for you." And the brother and sister-in-law are rich. Oh well.
But wait; there's more...My other co-worker's Orthodox daughter is getting married, and receive a gift for the bride and the groom. The bride was given a stained burnt velvet shawl with fringes. Not so nice, but not horrific. However, the groom received a pair of forest green sequined boxer shorts from Frederick's of Hollywood.
Can you top that?

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

After a lot of messing around, I finally figured out how to post my blog on my own web space. Whew! Now I can begin to try to keep a blog going.
I have given up on having the MD/psychiatrists at my job participate in this podcast, and I am going to have to go my own way. I know there are depths to plumb here, so I will muddle on. If nothing else, I have learned a litte XML, RSS, and I am starting to explore CSS. This site is the most glorious way of seeing what can be done. Makes my hobbyist graphic artist's heart flutter.

Meanwhile, here are links to pick up feeds for my favoite podcasts:
Morning coffee notes-ramblings from David Winer, the creator of RSS
Daily source code-Adam Curry, the "podfather"
Jan Polet's Hit test-wow! I am gonna do a podcast about what he's going through.
Frank McMahon's Media Artist's Secrets-This graphic artist is an OT at heart.

Well that's it for today. Off to bed. While I sleep, I am going to figure out how to get rid of the orange square on the top left of this blog.