Sunday, July 31, 2005

I'm Not Such a Geek!

So I was all kinds of expansive and grandiose about having figured out how to use the OPML editor to create a blog, when all of a sudden I can't get into! I cannot figure out what is going on. I get a 11001 error, which means my computer can't find the host, and now I am out in the cold. (Insert a big unhappy face here.) My only recompense is that I have a Powerbook!!!! Yaay, so I can download the MAC version which is getting set to launch. This is better in a way, because my new Apple is so much more portable than my notebook PC which weighs a ton, and has finicky to non-extistent WIFI. Fran plans and Dave Winer laughs. Ta-ta.

Monday, July 25, 2005

I'm a Geek!!!!!!

I can't believe it, but somehow I figured out how to work the OPML editor that Dave Winer released, and I have my first blog post up. Take a look

Friday, July 15, 2005

Short post from Podville

Having a hard time putting this week's podcast together. I am working on a contest and I am going to have to think about how to tie together the loose ends of the week of recording. It's been an interesting week, but nothing to do with OT.
Here's a picture of my friend John in Baghdad. He likes it there, but I don't like that he is there. I feel scared for soldiers.
Disjointed and disorganized tonight. However, I feel good about getting my broadband up and running again. OK, so don't read this. I'm narcissistic enough to know I do it for me anyway.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Evening Poland Spring Notes

David Winer, David Winer, my G-d, David Winer!!! Ahem, you do remember about my "crush" on Dave Winer? I went to the OPML meet up in the greatest city in the world. Not too many women, at all, but I followed almost everything that went on, except for the isomorphic guy. Almost everybody was nice and smart, and it was just about the greatest geekfest I have ever witnessed.
I won't write much more, because I am sure there will me a Morning Coffee Notes on the talk in short order. Safe trip to Boston, Dave.

Friday, July 08, 2005

My Five Minutes of Fame

My podcast promo was played on Geek News Central today!!! Thanks, Todd Cochrance, the Geek. My bandwidth doesn't seem to have suffered as of yet.
I just cannot get over the kindness of podcasters, and the sense of community that exists between them. So far, the folks from Techpodcasts have been gentle, knowledgeable and helpful beyond all reason.
Better yet, a long lost Font friend from the alt.binaries.fonts group, who lives in London, found me because of the iTunes listing, and e-mailed me. How cool is that?
My artwork still does not accompany my podcast listing, but I will not give up. I have to continue to work on my presentation submission for the OT conference next year. The technology changes with every second, so it's a moving target. I do not think my chances are too substantial, but I am throwing everything at the wall. Thanks Franklin McMahon. Your positive thinking is sublime. Check out his podcast, which is an occupational therapist's dream. He can always be counted upon to talk about the benefit of "doing" and moving forward. Hooray for you Franklin.
Last, I am planning to go to Dave Winer's meet up next Tuesday. Imagine, a geekfest, a chance to learn about OPML from its creator, and it's on the only night I ever have free.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy Fourth!!!!! Podcasters

What a lovely way to spend the holiday. We spent the afternoon at Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt on Long Island, a scant five minutes from where I live. We saw the Rough Riders on horseback, heard some march music from the Sagamore Hill Band-I can tolerate this about two times a year-and heard Jim Foote, our local Teddy Roosevelt. One of the quotes he shouted out in his booming "Teddy" voice:
Far and away the best prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard a work worth doing.
Now le'ts get out of Iraq, bring home the soldiers, and get a president with some compassion. Teddy Roosevelt was like that. Huzzah!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Yesterday Was My Birthday and I Was Naughty

Ahem, I didn't get the Powerbook I was dreaming about, but I did go to the Apple Store, where I put my Home Page and Podcast on all of their computers. The place was packed, but no one seemed to mind me doing it.
My Podcast now appears on iTunes, both as a link, and on the listing of Health Podcasts. I still haven't figured out how to get my image (see below) on the listing. However, every time that I have posted about something here, it has turned around in a short period of time.
After the art work I begin to write up the proposal to talk about this at my next professional conference.
At the risk of becoming the Todd Cochrane fan club president, I must say that I just ordered his new book from Amazon, and will use it as a reference for putting together the presentation. Nothing warms the heart of a proposal reviewer like lots of references. Bye!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Scared to Check in at iTunes

Well, it's been a while since I checked the iTunes Podcasts to see if my feed has finally been added to the line up. I am not in the mood to do so, because it's my birthday tomorrow, and I like birthdays. I don't want to dampen things by being disappointed.
When I was in grad school one of my professors told me that getting a PhD was a snap, provided I had one thing. What was that thing? Persistence. I have persisted, and I understand that persistence will win the day. I will get my podcast up and streaming. I will get that libsyn account, and I will record my new podcast on self-mutilation. Now that's a bizarre affirmation.

Stop the presses!!! My podcast is up on iTunes.
Um, where's the artwork?