Smeagol: your friday podcat

Smeagol, pictured below, won the first Friday podcat poll. Thank you all for voting. Smeagol had twice the votes of Gremlin and Weasel. Ivar and Eric, who received no votes, are inconsolable.

smeagol currled up behind a rocking chair's runners
You know that expression about nervous cats in rooms full of rocking chairs? Does Smeagol look nervous to you?


Cats take over the show

Here's a little show recorded with the iRiver during my evening walk to the house.


The cause way

Lovely Rita, the .Mac shuffle, and my quest for a Disabilities node on iPodder.org.


Got album art?

The swell logo at left is brought to you by the multi-talented Len from Jawbone Radio. It's super cool, and makes me feel like a real podcaster at last. I've also added it to iTunes, so I've got what it takes to be featured on the front page of the music store any old time.

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.


Catch up dates

The Apple announcements continue to generate show material, including a very special voicemail message. There's a podsafe song, and editions of your favorite features, Questions No One Has Asked(tm), The Remodeling Update, and Listener Mail.

Link-O-Rama: The MacCast, Apple's iPod Nano page, Podsafe Music Network song by Oscar Trim.


Getting your money's worth

I take a few moments to talk about Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, review Apple's iPod and phone anouncements, and plug both the new voicemail line and my membership in The Podcast Outlaws. There's also sports and celebrity gossip.

Link-O-Rama: American Red Cross ~ Apple ~ ROKR phone page ~ blindipod mailing list ~ Podcast Outlaws Network



Data center workers blogging from aa high-rise in New Orleans where they have been all week. There's a cam, too.


Hurricane relief links

Please donate to hurricane relief.

We all know about the Red Cross. So many people are donating there that the site is often difficult to reach. A number of podcasters have produced hurricane relief PSAs. I'll be playing these on future shows. If you have a podcast and would like to add a PSA, let me know and I'll send you a link.

Link-O-Rama: Offer housing for hurricane victims ~ America's Second Harvest ~ Charity Navigator

I'll be repeating this blog post regularly when it scrolls off the page.


More quality, less quantity

SHOW FIFTY IS HERE! Gee, you'd think I would have made a longer fiftieth show, wouldn't you? Today there's tech chat about Google Talk and an upcoming big announcement from Apple. We also feature listener mail, pimpin, and music.

Link-O-Rama: Playlist's Chris Breen speculates about Apple's big news ~ Google Talk ~ The Big Show ~ First Person ~ Borderline.