[Hpr] Scheduling the same host or series in one week

Ken Fallon ken.fallon at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 11:17:27 PDT 2011

> I think that the Xorg interviews fall outside this
> discussion as they are regular series and are not time critical.

This is not correct. Looking at the show notes they were recorded at
"X.Org Developer Conference (XDC) 2011" so they would be from a fest.
Sorry Marcoz !

Can you all have a look at the calendar and see if it looks OK


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Ken Fallon <ken.fallon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks everyone for your feedback it is really helping to make the
> scheduling better. I think that the Xorg interviews fall outside this
> discussion as they are regular series and are not time critical. They
> will be released one a week just like klaatu's series that are in the
> queue now. That has the advantage that our listeners get to hear the
> series regularly but not so often that it's the only content for
> several days in a row.
> One important point that I neglected to mention in the email (I think
> I covered it a few times on the discussions on the community news
> shows) is that the rules need to be clear, transparent, fair and most
> of all possible to code. The rules as they stand now are:
> if release_show_on = today then post else
> if show_scheduled_slot = today then post else
> if host_num_of_episodes = 0 then post else
> for each show time_in_queue
>   if host or series != in_last_5_days then post
> next
> We could simply reserve a slot of 5 shows a week after each event that
> HPR is represented at to allow for editing. That would be known in
> advance and could be added to the schedule under rule 1 or 2. That
> would give the host some slots to cover any topical topics and the
> other topics could be scheduled as normal shows or released on
> syndicated Thursday.
> Feedback as always is not mandatory at all and in no way feel any
> pressure to contribute to the discussion of how to make HPR better.
> Ken.
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 7:37 PM,  <marcoz at osource.org> wrote:
>> I've been wondering the same thing but for a different reason.
>> I've uploaded 4 interviews with X.org developers. One of the purposes is to
>> get people thinking about X and how they can contribute to it.  It's a
>> project that wants and needs new, young(?), dedicated and passionate
>> hackers.
>> With that in mind, to get and keep people thinking about a project, is it
>> best to blitz the queue with a bunch of podcasts or string them out so
>> there's occasional fresh info?  I think the best would be to do an initial
>> blitz and then periodic ones after that.  But I only have 4 interviews and
>> I'm pretty sure I can't do a regular Xorg series; I just don't have enough
>> time to do it properly.
>> I'm pretty sure this is something that's covered in marketing 101, but I'm
>> not a marketing guy.
>> thanks,
>> marcoz
>> On 09/20/2011 01:35 PM, Joshua "lowtek" Burton wrote:
>>> I think it would be nice to have a quick release of episodes related to
>>> a recent event.  Especially if it's reviews, reports, etc.  I think some
>>> interviews may not be as time relevant but some might be.
>>> Perhaps the uploader could denote if the episode is time sensitive or not.
>>> I would find it really neat to hear about things from Defcon, OFL, or
>>> whatever right after they happened.  Kinda gives HPR a bit more of a
>>> timely feel.
>>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 2:09 PM, Ken Fallon <ken.fallon at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:ken.fallon at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>    Hi Earthlings,
>>>    Along with the scheduling rules
>>>    http://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php there is the line "while
>>>    avoiding having any one host/series repeated in a week". The idea was
>>>    to allow for  someone uploading an entire series in one go and us
>>>    having to schedule it. That has worked well so that the queue is full
>>>    and that host still gets their series played fairly often, but ...
>>>    After an event like OggCamp/ILF/OLF/SELF etc we tend to get a load of
>>>    shows at once that are outside the traditional series concept. Some of
>>>    these have the "feel of the fest" and may go stale after a time.
>>>    Should we schedule those according to the same rules meaning there
>>>    would be no more than one a week, or should we open the floodgates and
>>>    have a few weeks dedicated to post festival interviews ?
>>>    Discuss.
>>>    Ken.
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