Friday, August 26, 2005

Podcast mailing list

Due to a few requests, I have set up a mailing list so that people can be notified via email when a new Spine.cx Podcast comes out. I'm not sure why they just don't subscribe via RSS, but to each their own.

If you would prefer this method of announcement for the podcasts, you can get yourself on this mailing list by going here and signing up.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Podcasting on location

For the first time, Jeannine and I have been requested to make a personal appearance :) We will be podcasting at the opening of Bethana Briffett's new clothing store, Banana Berry Clothing. We will be at the store on Thursday, September 8th, 2005, at least from 5:30 - 7:30, with the podcast being released to the internet the following day.

There will probably not be anything there that fits me, but if you're into clothing designed and made by local Haligonians, and would like to support a fellow Spine.cx Dork's venture into the entrepreneur-o-sphere, stop by 1584 Argyle Street on September 8th from 1700h - 2000h.

Plane Crashes

Is it just me or have there been a lot of plane crashes in the media lately? Toronto's Air France crash, Greece's Cypriot airliner crash, Venezuela's charter jet crash, and now one in Switzerland.

Everyone always says that flying is statistically safer than driving, and that is absolutely true. But still, sometimes you can't help thinking and fearing the worst. I wonder if the media is just reporting more of them now. It's hard to gauge the difference between what they're reporting now and what they didn't before.

It's not going to keep me from flying to the U.S. next month though...after all, the only crash in North America had no casualties, right? Right? :|

Edit: Another one in Peru.

Friday, August 19, 2005

SteveCast #5 - Charger test drive and Dave Doolittle's

Steve & I went to test drive a Dodge Charger and ate at Dave Doolittle's. Post in the comments here if you want to go on a Alexander Keith's brewery tour or a Harbour Hopper ride tomorrow (Saturday).

Listen to this one in headphones if you can ;)





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Thursday, August 18, 2005

SteveCast #4 - The Redwood Grill

I didn't really get a chance to do some of the great suggestions I got, because I didn't go downtown today. I did, however, get to go out to the Redwood Grill for supper. In the SteveCast, you'll find my review, as well as some talk about the suggested activities that I didn't do :)

Today's music was brought to you by Spiderbait and John Frusciante.





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SteveCast #3 - Batting Cages and the Vines

I take a suggestion from Ryan Belbin and hit the batting cages at Atlantic Playland. Afterwards, I drive around a bit and hit the Vines Pasta Grill for supper. All in all, not a completely boring day.

Keep the text messages coming! Email me if you must. Tell me what I should do, and a restaurant where I can eat; I'll record the event and review the restaurant.

Edit: Today's music was brought to you by Daft Punk.





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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

SteveCast #2 - On vacation and bored

I'm on vacation and bored out of my mind. Send my phone a text message with what the hell I should do today. I'll try and record it for the next SteveCast.

Edit: Today's music was brought to you today by Punk-O-Rama 10.





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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Obvious: Bell ExpressVu has lousy customer service

No real surprise here, I just wanted to link to a real horror story that this guy has had about his attempt to buy a second receiver from Bell. The commenter at the bottom is certainly correct about the cellphone and cable companies having the same bad service. The worst customer experiences I've ever had have come from Rogers and Eastlink.

Saturday, August 6, 2005

SteveCast #1

The first of probably many "SteveCasts" (Not to be confused with the Spine.cx Podcast). I talk a bit about how RSS works and how it fits in with podcasting. Then I go into an explanation of some of the new features on the website.

You can probably look forward to some ranting.





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Friday, August 5, 2005

Spine.cx's 4th birthday

Yay! It's been 4 years since Spine.cx was brought up in this format of articles and comments and such.

How many of you remember when spine.cx looked like this?
For a short time, it looked like this.
But most of you probably remember spine.cx when it was blue.

For it's birthday, I gave spine.cx post-datable blog entries and user profile pages. But anyway, Bean is in town from Ottawa, so I thought we could have a bit of a party for it at Maxwell's on Saturday night. What do you think?

Monday, August 1, 2005

Podcasting for everybody!

In an effort to make life easier for me, I accidentally added a feature to the website. When you go to post a new blog entry now, if you're paying attention, you'll notice a new text field just above the OK button: "Enclosure URL". If you stick a URL in this text field, it'll show up linked to from the podcast icon in your post, and it'll be included in your blog's RSS feed in the podcasting <enclosure> tag.

No, I'm not going to host your MP3 files, I'm just allowing you to easily create the RSS feed...but buy me a hard drive and I might change my mind ;)

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