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Notwithstanding Monday being a holiday in the United States of America, there will be an episode of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast released that day. It is strongly advised to hear LISTen #84 beforehand as it covers background material on radio frequency spectrum in its Kindle discussion that will relate to #85 in the anticipated discussion on broadband planning. These are fairly wonkish technical issues that we are trying to explain as simply as possible due to the impending impact on professional practice in libraries.
This week's episode has an oblique reference to Gilligan's Island in it. First up is a discussion of the intricacies of the ITU regulatory processes on the planetary scale. After that is a Linux news brief. Following on the Linux news brief, a discussion of an angle to net neutrality arises. The episode wraps up with a call for submissions.
Remember, the following addressing works for sending submissions on physical media:
2348 Dewey Road
Ashtabula, OH 44004-9656
United States of America
Script to the episode of Profile America aired
PC World on the Sony Reader
Article discussing Ericsson managing Sprint's network
International Telecommunications Union history
47 CFR 2.106
CIA World Factbook page on Iraq
"Spectrum Allocation, Assignment and Enforcement"
Slackware 13 Release Announcement
openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6 Release Announcement
New York Times on Net Neutrality
Using & managing UUCP by Ed Ravin
UNIX Shell Providers listing
The Linux Outlaws
This episode is a short one. It has been another slow news week with few noteworthy items. The top stories of the past week and a couple briefs are presented in this example of brevity.
Jessamyn on SxSW
Erie Looking Productions submission to SxSW
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #156
Daniel Holbach: "Computers without internet are no fun"
The Associated Press: "World economy on rebound, but future uncertain"
Sampling from the Living Wage Calculator
This likely explains things best from the multiple-intelligences perspective:
This week's episode is short as we are still ironing out technical issues on the farm. Not all systems are working right when it comes to broadband. The episode attempts to serve as a quick round-up.
Profile America transcript
Blog post at Library Journal
The IPEDS system at the US Department of Education
Story in Fort Frances Times Online about Microsoft getting hit with an injunction
ChannelWeb on Microsoft getting hit with an injunction
The Register on Twitter Serving Inadvertently As Botnet Control Channel
VentureBeat on the FriendFeed sale
Bloomberg on the FriendFeed sale
Reuters discussing "feed over e-mail"
This episode starts off with a segment-sized edition of Tech for Techies in which the program's western engineer spoke about the new production arrangements. After that an essay is presented as an initial look at alternative ways libraries can help bridge the digital divide. Such is only a start and another essay is expected in the following episode. After that the zeitgeist review over LISNews for the previous week is given.
The episode wraps up with a discussion of the new recording arrangements while also explaining how submissions can be made for air. Due to the restrictions present in rural broadband in Ohio's largest rural county, a shift to physical media exchange is required. Such is more explained in the closing although the following contact addresses were given:
Profile America transcript on the Smithsonian Institution
Bloomberg Report on Unemployment Figures Release Friday
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Release Bloomberg Reported On
Internet Engineering Task Force RFC 976: UUCP
Wizzy Digital Courier
Offline Mirror Options Relative To Wikipedia
Additional Option For Mirroring Wikipedia In Bandwidth-Impaired Settings Where Collaborators Exist
Low-Bandwidth Feed of This Week in Tech
LNN Experimental low-bandwidth feed
The Cited Terms of Service From the BBC as to Podcasts They Release
BBC Podcasting Portal
NIH on Collaboration With Wikimedia
Welcome to the final episode of the three part Explanations series! This time we cover, what else, the historians and you'll meet three people who influenced my views on history and how it should be presented. There's a short bit at the end regarding the upcoming Hyperlinked History documentary series which will continue to appear here on the LISNews Netcast Network and the Hyperlinked History website.12:05 minutes (8 MB)
The move back to Ashtabula has been an interesting one. This is the current general computing rig in play:
The desktop is a PowerMac G4 (Bondi Blue, even!) that is presently running Ubuntu 9.04. It was fairly difficult to get up and running. Few Linux distributions play nicely with PowerPC chips so selection was a trial-and-error matter. A nice side effect, though, is that it does not appear Ubuntu has had to load any restricted drivers so far.
This is the recording rig:
This is greatly scaled back from operations in Nevada. The edges of production may be slightly rough for now. This is what happens in perilous economic times like this where finances of even John Q. Public are questionable.
And here is one of our mascots, Purrzy:
If you click on any picture above you'll be whisked away to Flickr to view larger sizes. We're not quite there yet in restoring operations for Erie Looking Productions but we will surmount those obstacles soon.
While LISTen continues to be on hiatus, an update is offered as to the behind-the-scenes matters in bringing the program back.
1:47 minutes (1.64 MB)
Hiatus Update For 5 August 2009 by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.