As you wonderful people are slowly sapping away what little bandwidth we pay for, we're offloading the hosting of the mp3s themselves to libsyn. Our preliminary testing is complete, but please be sure to let us know if you ever have a problem getting to the show.
The podcast reviewer podcast has reviewed GeekNights. He didn't say that much about us, but it was cool anyway. I take his quote about us being able to "hold our own in any conversation" as a pretty good complement. He did point out that a friend listening with him couldn't really handle our banter back and forth. I'm beginning to think that non-geeks can't stomach GeekNights, which tells me we're doing a good job.
Another thing he asked for was separate feeds for separate days. That way people who only cared about anime could subscribe to the Wednesday podcast, gamers could subscribe to the Tuesday podcast, etc. Due to the magic of WordPress this is already done. It's just not obvious to the vast majority of people. After I rework the theme of this site I'll be sure to make this easier for all of you out there. But for now, here are the separate feeds.
- GeekNights Mondays - Science and Technology
- GeekNights Tuesdays - Games
- GeekNights Wednesdays - Anime, manga and comics
- GeekNights Thursdays - Everything else
Keep in mind that all these feeds are raw straight from WordPress. They aren't cleaned up by FeedBurner or anything. This is something we will fix in the future. Subscribing to them now is still perfectly safe, and it will always work just fine. Just do not expect the correct metadata or images to appear in iTunes or other programs.
If you know any other places that review podcasts try to get them to review GeekNights. And if you yourself review us in any way be sure to let us know. We're always looking for feedback on ways to make our show better. Getting people to review us takes care of that and does a little promotion at the same time. We got it down when it comes to killing many birds with few stones.
Sorry if you were disturbed by the unexpected downtime. The server ran out of RAM and decided to stop the database server to free some up. I am currently working to make sure this does not happen in the future.
If you aren't already a member of the forums you need to join right away. I firmly beleive the only way to get the full experience of GeekNights is not just to listen, but also participate in the lively discussions in the forum.
Whether you are a member or not I would very much like to inform you that the forum has been upgraded! There are new themes, a new default theme and new features like private messaging for you to enjoy.
Speaking of upgrades, I'm going to be making a few changes to the actual site itself in the near future. We already upgraded to WordPress 2.0, but there is more to come. Expect the look of the site to change in small but significant ways. If a few things on the page stop working it means you're looking at it while I'm working on it.
Expect me to talk about this more in tonight's episode.
Being the holiday weekend and all, there's no show tonight. Stay tuned, however! To make up for it, we're doing an extra show next week that we think you'll all enjoy.
GeekNights is now accepting audio feedback! Record your own audio feedback and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and if it's good we'll respond in the podcast. If you are lower tech you can call (206) 333-1537 to record a voicemail message.
Have fun, we look forward to hearing from you!
As both of us are going out of town for the holiday, GeekNights is on hiatus until this coming Monday. Expect an extra long show to compensate.