We now resume our regularly scheduled podcast (?)

It looks like Odeo fixed their equipment problems and my little mp3 player is available for y'all to grab the podcasts I loaded this weekend. I have a new one I was meaning to load when their server failed, and I'm kinda nervous to post it now until I'm sure they got all the bugs worked out. New podcast tomorrow, if all goes well.Stay tuned!
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CES: Bill Gates' Keynote "Next Digital Decade"

Bill Gates says he's calling it quits at CES this year, but not without some jabs at Steve Jobs and of course, some announcements.Up and coming for Microsoft:- deals to offer the entire MGM movie library and Disney/ABC television for download via the Xbox 360;- specifcially 500 hours of programming in both standard and HD including such shows Desperate Housewives, Lost, Grey's Anatomy;- renewed partnership
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Distributing progressive voices on Internet TV

A recent blog posting from Shai Sachs about Internet TV as tool for progressive media:The key to building a mature Internet television industry friendly to the progressive movement is an open, fast, cheap, and user-friendly pipe that goes directly from content producers to content consumers (and possibly in the reverse direction as well.) In particular, that means building (or latching on to) a cheap
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Technical Difficulties

Today's episode of the Writers' Strike Chronicles podcast is delayed until further notice. Odeo, the website from which I upload the feed, is down and I am unable to connect at all. This also temporarily disables the use of the embedded mp3 players used in this blog.Until then, why don't you tell your own story?Make a film. Get involved.What TED said. Word.
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CES: JVC's LCD HDTV

Now this is kewl! JVC announces a line of LCD TV sets with integrated iPod dock at the CES 2008. Read more in Yahoo news here.
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CES: iLuv i255 desktop iPOD/DVD Player

Oh, it's another shiney black box! iLuv brings the iLuv i1255 at CES. It's luv-erly!Features: - Plays music from audio CDs, MP3 CDs and docked iPods - Remote - Dock adapters for a variety of iPod models - Video out lets you view iPod video on-screen - On-screen navigation - DVD player supports DVD, VCD, MP3 CD, Audio CD, JPEG CD, and Kodak Picture CDThe iLuv i1255 is expected to ship in March and
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CES: Is Archos TV the black box of the future?

Archos TV is introducing a new set-top box at CES next week.Engadget had a review of the product way back last summer.The question (at least in my mind) remains: will it be a competitor for Apple TV?FWIW, though I'm a Mac fanatic, I'm unconvinced Apple TV is the end all and be all in this race to bring the ultimate black box to market.
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Leno and Kimmel To Guest On Each Other's Show

NY Times is reporting:"In an unusual act of solidarity emerging from the screenwriters’ strike, two of television’s late-night hosts, Jay Leno of NBC and Jimmy Kimmel of ABC, will appear on each other’s shows on Thursday. The appearances were confirmed by two representatives associated with several of television’s late-night shows. The two hosts and their networks will announce the arrangement
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Cross-posted from my del.ici.ous bookmarks

Seems like one of the conglomerates, of which the writers' are striking against, is dabbling in politics. At least that's what Dennis Kucinich is alleging.This just in from the AP:ABC Cuts 3 From Presidential DebateBy David BauderNEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich filed a complaint with the FCC on Friday after ABC News excluded him, fellow Democrat Mike Gravel and Republican
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A David Lynch iPhone Commercial...NOT!

Somebody took footage from David Lynch's Inland Empire limited edition DVD and had some fun with it. Ask A Ninja's Kent Nichols thinks David Lynch is a tool. Here's an excerpt from the rant he blogged, but it's worth reading the entire post:If someone wants to pay you to watch your weird little films on a cell phone or a DVD or a flipbook, just smile and take the money. Short of inviting every potential
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WSC Show #58 - Interview with Kevin Droney

Featured today is strike captain Kevin Droney at the picket lines at NBC Studios. In this recording, Kevin and I actually walked the lines so it’s possible and probable that the sound quality is a bit uneven. Recorded Thursday, 3 January 2008.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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NBC to Host Its First Digital Out-of-Home Upfront

I posted this in my del.ici.ous bookmarks, but thought it was worth a cross-post here.Advertising Age is reporting that:"In a sign of the emerging power of TV outside the home, NBC Universal will hold what media buyers are likening to an "upfront" presentation for its digital out-of-home assets Jan. 16. The media company is hoping to get more advertisers to consider NBC for placing ads on TV screens
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