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MrGadgets' first phone-in episode

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Hosted by MrGadgets on 2011-03-14 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
hardware, retro. 6.
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Duration: 00:12:35


MrGadgets calls in a series of shows on the HPR line


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Comment #1 posted on 2011-03-15 02:19:46 by pokey

Fun show.

I enjoyed your episode twice today. It was definitely worth a re-listen. It was very cool to hear about the first multimedia computer. I know how exciting it is to upgrade my computer I can only imagine how cool it would have been to be one of the only guys to have ever done so on a home computer. That must have been pretty scary too. I'd have been nervous to screw something up anyway.

Congratulations on being the first HPR call in show! It sounded good, It was fun to listen to, and I hope some others are encouraged to follow your lead. I see you've got a few more shows in the queue. I can't wait hear them all. It's so tempting to go grab stuff ahead of time, but that just wouldn't be fair.

Comment #2 posted on 2011-03-21 06:41:13 by brij

come issue in encoding

For some reason I got this episode in double speed. Currently am working on it in Audacity. I had to lower the speed by 80% for me to be able to hear the episode. The funny thing is that this only affected the actual episode and not the HPR intro at the beginning. In other words the first 40 seconds are fine. The feed I use is if that helps.

Cheers for a good episode.

Comment #3 posted on 2011-03-21 19:33:56 by Ken Fallon

Entirely my fault

There seems to be a issue with the way I encoded this one. I'm working on the issue.



Comment #4 posted on 2011-03-21 20:23:09 by Ken Fallon

iTunes issue

Hi All,

This appears to be a iTunes only issue (correct me if I'm wrong). The file was processed by iTunes and I have re-triggered it to fetch the latest file. However this is not automatically done for people that already have the file. So please download the file again.

This is our first dial-in episode so the workflow is still a bit in flux. So please if you notice any problems with the audio please post here or email admin at hpr.


Comment #5 posted on 2011-04-01 05:53:16 by brij

Not exclusive to iTunes

Hi Ken,

Sorry for delay in responding. I just wanted to say it is not an exclusive iTunes issue as I was on Ubuntu with gPodder. Having said that I have not heard the next two episodes by Mr. Gadget. I will check it out today and update you on how the encoding it is.

Comment #6 posted on 2011-04-13 04:32:10 by brij

Working fine

All the episodes are working fine now. A special thanks again to Mr. Gadget for a wonderful series. Great job, Ken and team, in setting up this phone-in lines.

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