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LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #136

This week's tardy podcast brings discussion of the upgrade to the LISNews back-end and a news miscellany.

As referenced in the episode, your podcatcher should be pointed at the following target to best receive the program in case we have to switch to any backup systems through the technical wizardry of variable endpoints:

Related links:
The Register on the net neutrality debate at CES 2011
Larry Downes on the net neutrality debate at CES 2011
Nate Anderson of Ars Technica on a short-coming to the net neutrality order
Wikipedia on FidoNet
Wikipedia on UUCP
LockerGnome on Internet Alternatives
Megan McCardle on Borders
The Register on Overwhelming Smut Online in Australia

6:43 minutes (6.15 MB)

And the podcast audio payloads have disappeared...

Due to circumstances beyond our control, podcast payloads have been temporarily disabled.  From a suitably equipped Macintosh or Linux computer bearing the curl package, the following command will download the audio of LISTen #135 for you:

curl -C - -L -o “LISTen-135.mp3“

A duplicate of the episode audio is being hosted on Ubuntu One temporarily during this period of transition for the back-end to LISNews.

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #135

The simplest description to this week's episode: "WARNING. This program will contain material deemed unacceptable and explicit by some listeners. We apologize to the more sensitive members of the audience and note that listener discretion is advised."

Related links:
Changes at Disruptive Library Technology Jester
First Amendment versus Net Neutrality: Can It Shield ISPs?
Legal Insurrection -- WikiLeaks endangering Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
The Atlantic -- WikiLeaks endangering Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
SoftLayer versus WikiLeaks
Terms of Service supplanting general law

Nightmares by Design by Severed Fifth

Creative Commons License -- Read More

14:18 minutes (5.73 MB)

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #134

Notice of Programming Disruption

Sleepy Shadow

Erie Looking Productions regrets to inform you that, like the cat named Shadow pictured above, we need some rest. The current run-up to Christmas has created operational difficulties that prevent us from presenting LISTen: An Podcast and The Burning Circle on December 20th.

We plan to return on December 27th. Thank you for your patience and consideration.

Ten Stories That Shaped 2010

It's time again to take a look at the memorable headlines of the year.

10. YouTube Sensations

Although viral videos are nothing new, libraries found themselves involved in a few catchy clips this year, and even got Old Spice guy involved in their cause.

9. Libraries and DVDs and Netflix, Oh My

Libraries check out a lot of movies, in case you haven't heard. A library touting their use of Netflix, however, -- Read More

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #133

There is no news miscellany this week. We take a look instead in further depth at the zeitgeist on-site.

The mainstream media is depressing us pretty badly as all they seem to talk about in libraries are these few topics: retirements, deaths, and budget cuts. That also cuts into things we can talk about. With an effectively non-existent budget, we don't have the capacity of an organization like Reuters or Agence France-Press to do original reporting. The Air Staff chose in this episode to make a call for materials submissions for potential airing. Audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, and audio CDs would be acceptable while microcassettes and DAT cassettes would not be. The episode audio has more details but for the avoidance of doubt the mailing address stipulated is:

Erie Looking Productions
P.O. Box 1658
Ashtabula, OH 44005
United States of America

Related links:
The social networking tool poll

9:23 minutes (3.77 MB)

Since PNLA-L has all these updates on TSA...

As I've seen quite a bit of chatter on library-related e-mail reflectors, it is perhaps best to mirror the new signage the TSA just put out for holiday travel. I'm attaching the PDF here so it will distribute outward as a booklet as far as iTunes is concerned in the podcast feed. Podcast feeds can handle more than just audio and video files...

You can find more signage and the government PSA we'll likely be airing here:

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