[Hpr] 25 Days since anyone uploaded a show

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Sat Sep 20 13:55:12 PDT 2014


On Sep 20, 2014, David Whitman <davidglennwhitman at gmail.com> wrote:
>I'd love at times to just be able to grab someone from #oggcastplanet,
>jump
>on mumble and ask 'dumb' questions and make a short episode. Lots of
>time I
>lack some basics of understanding and while I can RTFM why not AAFG
>(ask a
>f____g geek)? I happen to know this has happened for one episode. And
>that
>episode spawned at least 2 more.
>
>
>Anyone up for this?
>
>PS - anyone out there understand the electromagnetic spectrum? :-)
>
>On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 2:33 PM, Nigel Verity <nigelverity at hotmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>> Hi Ken
>>
>> I imagine that, more often than not, the first you know about a show
>is
>> when it arrives on the HPR server, or the originator asks for the FTP
>> details, This can't be very helpful from a planning perspective.
>>
>> Perhaps this mailing list could provide a mechanism for people
>"pledging"
>> shows for delivery over the coming weeks. Setting a target week
>rather than
>> a specific date is probably sufficient granularity. Clearly it can't
>be
>> binding, but I'm sure most people would take a pledge to deliver
>seriously.
>> It would also give advance notice of forthcoming subjects, which in
>itself
>> may inspire others.
>>
>> Just a thought.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Beeza
>>
>> >
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>> >
>> > Message: 1
>> > Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:32:33 +0200
>> > From: Ken Fallon <ken at fallon.ie>
>> > To: HPR Hacker Public Radio Mailing List
><hpr at hackerpublicradio.org>
>> > Subject: [Hpr] 25 Days since anyone uploaded a show
>> > Message-ID: <541B0921.2020601 at fallon.ie>
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>> > Hi All,
>> >
>> > Earlier this year we had a big push to get shows and the queue was
>> > never as healthy. Unfortunately that has the effect of taking the
>> > pressure off and so we now have had a period of 25 days since the
>last
>> > show was uploaded. There are still 13 days until we start to have
>real
>> > problems but I want to avoid a all out call for "HPR needs shows
>now".
>> >
>> > Those types of campaigns are useful in getting in shows to keep the
>> > network going in the short term, and in promoting HPR. But in the
>end
>> > they cause as much harm as they do good. Once the immediate need
>for
>> > shows is met, the flood that follows fills up the queue so much
>that
>> > everyone walks away thinking "well that's fixed". Time marches on
>and
>> > then we have no submissions and a month later we need to start
>begging
>> > again.
>> >
>> > I would like to have suggestions on how to break this boom to bust
>> > cycle of show submissions. We need to see a steady trickle of shows
>> > where there is equilibrium between the supply and demand. Those
>with
>> > an insight into the theory of the problem are encouraged to submit
>a
>> > show on the topic.
>> >
>> > I need the people on this list to start recording some shows for
>> > uploading in the next week or two to meet the immediate need.
>However
>> > please do not put out a call for shows. What we need is a call for
>new
>> > hosts and/or new series, and/or new ideas for how we can get a nice
>> > steady stream so that supply meets demand.
>> >
>> > - --
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > Ken Fallon
>> > http://kenfallon.com
>> > http://hackerpublicradio.org/correspondents.php?hostid=30
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I think this is an excellent idea for a recurring series.

If people like this idea we can try to work out a way to connect people with questions and people willing to answer them as a recording. 

I'd love to chat with someone who knows about creating custom installs of python with portions if the stdlib removed for size reasons. 
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