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It's a relief to not need to worry about this...other than the post that I'll have to put to explain about the streaming player :D I could probably just ask customer service if it can be fixed...and spend a month in hell getting their stupid replies :-O
There were technical difficulties. The podcast no longer streams through iTunes. They also no longer stream through the site where I have them archived, Packingheat.net. However, they are still available if you click the "download" link on each archived episode, right beneath the streaming players that no longer work. The archive is also searchable and contains extensive show notes.
I'm trying to figure out if I should keep these archived (even though they are not streaming properly) or just throw in the towel at this point. I have been going back and forth all week with a new host and it's a no-go. Earlier this year I went back and forth for over a month with the original host. I keep throwing time, money and effort at it, and the best I can do is to leave it where it is, not streaming properly, but still downloadable.
Is it worth keeping? Might any of you say, "Wow, hundreds of hours of audio content by JCP, how exciting! I'm putting some on my MP3 player right now!" In which case, I should probably just promote it better. I could put a post upfront explaining about the streaming and call it a day.
As an experiment, I'd love it if some of you tried to download an episode or two and see if the media is missing or not. I've successfully downloaded episodes 1, 2, 3 and 50 (Clare London's interview, one of my favorite eps!)
Here's the archive.
ETA: Thanks so much for the feedback! I'll post the workaround I've come to....
I've brought an old piano home and it's in my bedroom. I wake up and hear it making noises, playing itself, not like a player piano, but little plinks like someone's brushed against a string, and other sounds, like wind blowing over the top of a bottle. I don't mind it at first until I think about it too hard. I tell myself maybe it's actually an organ, though I'm pretty sure it's a piano. I creep toward the light switch hoping I don't flip it on and find a scary dead thing seated at the keys. I flip the light switch and the room remains completely black. The piano is still whistling. And then I realize there's not even supposed to be a light switch on that wall where I've found one.
I run out into the apartment growing hysterical and none of the lights work. Then some roommates of mine come home and I try to babble out why I'm afraid of the piano and why I'm crying because the lights won't come on, and I sound really stupid. However the apartment was haunted prior to this (something exploded in a roommate's room--a deer I think) and it feels like we're cycling into another round of hauntings, with the piano as the vehicle from the spirit world.
Happy Thanksgiving weekend, all! I ended up cooking a turkey last night (it was cheap, so why not?) but man, I was in a world of sadness when it came time to clean the kitchen this morning.
Every Sunday I review my goals and tasks--I use ToDoist.com to keep track of what I'm doing--and then I journal about what I'd like to do the upcoming week. I think it's a practice that keeps me sane while I'm working on long, long projects where the rewards and achievements are intermittent at best. Today it occurred to me that I'd like to do "something interesting" every day. In a low-key way, though. I didn't put it on my to-do list because, well...I felt like it would defeat the fragile spirit of the idea. Today I went outside because it was sunny and I walked to a field I hadn't yet explored. Another day I might watch a TED Talks video or draw a picture or discover some new music. Small stuff. But hopefully stuff to feed my soul.
Recently I put up a Thanksgiving coupon that was a big hit, and it occurs to me there's still about 6 hours left on it. Enter THANKS2013 at JCP Books checkout and get 10% off $10 or more--and you can combine it with the already-discounted bundles to amass a pretty sweet deal.
I also ran a free PsyCop short that I was pretty pleased with: Off the Cuff
May your days be interesting! And not in that scary proverb way, either.
(From The Free Library in Philadelphia.)
Yep. Victor Bayne is a SUBJECT. So cool. So, so, so cool. I am covered in goosebumps right now.
There are 10 JCP paperbacks altogether in the system for you to enjoy, Philadelphians! Go show 'em some use!
- Current Mood: giddy