Sunday, September 25, 2005

Busy busy busy

  1. I'm back from Prague.
  2. My dad's out of intensive care and (we hope) due home this week.
  3. New RUR will be posted this week (I hope).

Sunday, September 18, 2005

The Best Laid Plans...

I'd been expecting to be posting a few notes here about PodcastCon UK, or possibly even a special edition of The Rev Up Review with features from the Con itself.

But I didn't attend PodcastCon. On Friday morning I learned that my dad had been taken ill while on holiday in Tuscany, and is now in hospital in Pisa. He's stable, but still in intensive care after a serious operation.

The Prague trip is still on, however, as I'll be able to stay in contact, and I'll be back on Thursday.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Derek of Skepticality in intensive care

Horrendous news, which I first saw in the Podcast Alley forums: Derek Colanduno, co-host of Skepticality, was suddenly and unexpectedly taken ill with some kind of brain disorder.

I was shocked to read Swoopy's post at the head of the forum topic, and moved to tears by her audio message in the Skepticality RSS feed (this message was subsequently aired in its entirety, and rightly so, on Adam Curry's Daily Source Code).

My thoughts go out to Derek and Swoopy, to Derek's wife Susan and the rest of the family and friends, with my fervent hopes for a swift and complete recovery.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Rev Up Review First Interview

The Rev Up Review, Number Ten:

  • Title: RUR-2005-09-03
  • Size: 16.6 MB
  • Duration: 36'05"
Use this FeedBurner link to download the mp3 file directly, or to add the feed to your aggregator.


Background music:

Sorry to make it harder, folks...

A quick note of apology: I've had to delete a few spam comments recently, so I regret to announce that I've switched on this Blogger Word Verification thingy. Which means you'll need to squint at an obscure graphic and type in some indistinct text before you can post a comment here.


Friday, September 02, 2005


Katrina is a nice name. Hard to believe anything named so innocuously could have wrought so much pain.

In New Orleans and the surrounding area we see the evidence that our lives, so dependent on this condition we call civilization, are based on the flimsiest foundation. We rely on an infrastructure we so easily take for granted, and when it is swept away we are lost.

Please give what you can to the disaster-relief organization of your choice.

Please do it now.

Click here to donate online