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LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #139

"You may or may not have noticed LISNews fell off the Internet on Saturday..."

In this episode we talk about our interesting outage, how to find the podcast when there is an outage, and have an essay that takes a reasoned look a public finance.

Related links:
LISNews on Twitter
LISNews on Identica
The new feed location you must point your podcatcher at ASAP:
Ars Technica: Fake keyboard PCs via custom Android drivers
New York Times: Digital Unreliability
Media Network: No blogging in Saudi Arabia without government permission

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13:48 minutes (5.53 MB)

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #137

This week's episode contains a replay of the most recent episode of TVO's program Search Engine about the censorship situation in Tunisia. We follow up last Tuesday's release of Search Engine by bringing the story up to date with events that happened since.

Another episode of LISTen will be released late Tuesday night/early Wednesday overnight with content that is more traditional.

Related links:
The episode of Search Engine being replayed
Ars Technica on Twitter vs. Tunisia
Committee to Protect Journalists on Tunisian Censorship
BBC News reporting on Tunisian 2005...
The Voice of America on the Tunisia situation
Story by Aidan Lewis on BBC News about the situation in Tunisia
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news on the ex-President of Tunisia fleeing to Saudi Arabia
France24 on the possibility of more incidents like this

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18:12 minutes (7.29 MB)

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #136

This week's tardy podcast brings discussion of the upgrade to the LISNews back-end and a news miscellany.

As referenced in the episode, your podcatcher should be pointed at the following target to best receive the program in case we have to switch to any backup systems through the technical wizardry of variable endpoints:

Related links:
The Register on the net neutrality debate at CES 2011
Larry Downes on the net neutrality debate at CES 2011
Nate Anderson of Ars Technica on a short-coming to the net neutrality order
Wikipedia on FidoNet
Wikipedia on UUCP
LockerGnome on Internet Alternatives
Megan McCardle on Borders
The Register on Overwhelming Smut Online in Australia

6:43 minutes (6.15 MB)

And the podcast audio payloads have disappeared...

Due to circumstances beyond our control, podcast payloads have been temporarily disabled.  From a suitably equipped Macintosh or Linux computer bearing the curl package, the following command will download the audio of LISTen #135 for you:

curl -C - -L -o “LISTen-135.mp3“

A duplicate of the episode audio is being hosted on Ubuntu One temporarily during this period of transition for the back-end to LISNews.

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #135

The simplest description to this week's episode: "WARNING. This program will contain material deemed unacceptable and explicit by some listeners. We apologize to the more sensitive members of the audience and note that listener discretion is advised."

Related links:
Changes at Disruptive Library Technology Jester
First Amendment versus Net Neutrality: Can It Shield ISPs?
Legal Insurrection -- WikiLeaks endangering Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
The Atlantic -- WikiLeaks endangering Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
SoftLayer versus WikiLeaks
Terms of Service supplanting general law

Nightmares by Design by Severed Fifth

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14:18 minutes (5.73 MB)

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #134

Notice of Programming Disruption

Sleepy Shadow

Erie Looking Productions regrets to inform you that, like the cat named Shadow pictured above, we need some rest. The current run-up to Christmas has created operational difficulties that prevent us from presenting LISTen: An Podcast and The Burning Circle on December 20th.

We plan to return on December 27th. Thank you for your patience and consideration.

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #133

There is no news miscellany this week. We take a look instead in further depth at the zeitgeist on-site.

The mainstream media is depressing us pretty badly as all they seem to talk about in libraries are these few topics: retirements, deaths, and budget cuts. That also cuts into things we can talk about. With an effectively non-existent budget, we don't have the capacity of an organization like Reuters or Agence France-Press to do original reporting. The Air Staff chose in this episode to make a call for materials submissions for potential airing. Audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, and audio CDs would be acceptable while microcassettes and DAT cassettes would not be. The episode audio has more details but for the avoidance of doubt the mailing address stipulated is:

Erie Looking Productions
P.O. Box 1658
Ashtabula, OH 44005
United States of America

Related links:
The social networking tool poll

9:23 minutes (3.77 MB)
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