Archive for July 25th, 2007

Frankster’s Live Podcast

Well Skype may have temporarily scuttled my plans for a live interactive podcast last week, but it can’t stop Frankster from running a live podcast, mainly because he won’t be using Skype for it. Frankster won’t be taking calls like I was planning on doing, but he will be running a live version of his podcast tonight at 8:30pm GMT+10 (10:30am GMT).

For those of you who enjoy taking a stroll back through our broadcasting heritage, the Frankster Podcast is for you…the show should be a lot of fun.

Click here for the live stream (compatible with Winamp, iTunes, XMMS and possibly some other media players.)

Update: For the first time in a few days, today I had more than four hours sleep…and wouldn’t you know it, I managed to sleep through Frankster’s podcast. Thankfully he does have an MP3 of the whole thing online for people who, like me, missed it (and possibly also for those who just want to hear it again). Apparently the live show was a success, and the stream worked in RealPlayer. End Update


July 25th, 2007 at 02:07pm

Canberra Radio Ratings

It looks like 2CC are gearing up for the next radio ratings again with their bus advertising starting to appear again. I have spotted one so far, but you can be sure there are more to come.

In some way I’m glad that I spotted the 2CC ad this morning, as the radio ratings period starts again on the 5th of August (and ends on the first of September), and I still have some radio reviews to get through from the last ratings period.

Obviously my radio review plan was a dismal failure as I underestimated the amount of time I would need to get through them. I’m not going to abandon the idea completely though, because I have a new plan which will take me far less time, and probably provide a better comparison between the stations. I still have to work out a few minor details first though, so I’ll give you more information about this at a later date.

In the meantime, the higher priority is finishing those radio reviews from the last ratings period!


6 comments July 25th, 2007 at 10:30am


Good morning Lawsie,

Your earlier caller Tony certainly inhabits an interesting world…everything seems to run backwards there. Based on his logic, petrol enters cars because they move, and you get electricity because the light is turned on.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

9 comments July 25th, 2007 at 10:25am


Hi Mike,

An ACTION poem for your amusement.

There once was a thing called ACTION
A bunch of big buses with traction
Then along came a Turnip
He saw the timetable and said "burn it"
Now the service is only a fraction

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

10 comments July 25th, 2007 at 07:55am

What a cruel thing to name a girl

One of the bits of spam which is doing the rounds at the moment is the “I’m a bored girl and I want to chat with you” nonsense. I haven’t quite worked out what the purpose of these messages is from the spammer’s perspective, and I intend on replying to one just to see what happens.

Anyway…I know that all of the names that go along with these messages are automatically generated, but you would think the spammers would at least choose female names…I feel very sorry for any girl named “Darrel Proctor” or “Simon Schafer”.

On the other hand, perhaps I am receiving the only legitimate emails of this type, in which case I’m hardly surprised that these girls named Darrel and Simon are having a hard time finding men to chat with in the real world.


6 comments July 25th, 2007 at 06:40am


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