I’m in Vancity tonight for a 24-hour visit. Tomorrow is the Futureshop “debate” with Amber. I don’t even know how you debate LCD vs Plasma, but we’ll find a way. Tune in at futureshopforums.ca at 11:30a Pacific to watch – free registration required.
Incidentally, as a followup to my previous post, Amber and I have decided to take a hiatus with net@nite. Both of us are too busy to do the show justice at the moment. Sunday’s are so jammed for me what with the radio show and TWiT that net@nite is becoming a burden. We’re going to look for a better day for both of us and we’ll let you know when we’re coming back.
Now back to researching plasma tvs!
Amber MacArthur and I will be making a personal appearance this week in Vancouver, BC on behalf of Future Shop.
We’ll be debating LCD vs Plasma and the Future of Television this Thursday, 27 September, from 11:30a-12:30p at the Futureshop store, 1740 West Broadway in Vancouver. The CBC’s Tod Maffin will be moderating (and keeping us from throwing any punches).
There’s very limited seating at the store – it’s first come, first serve – but you can also watch online at FutureShop.ca. Free registration required – limited to the first 1000 registrants.
If this goes well we may be doing events like this all across Canada.
I’ll be on the Murray Wood Show, on NewsTalk 980 CJME in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan today from 1-2p
Central Mountain time talking tech and taking calls.
I also recorded an interview with Kai Ryssdal on APR’s Marketplace yesterday. We talked about Google competitors like Powerset and Maholo. It should air on your local public radio station today or tomorrow. MP3s are available from the web site.
Meanwhile, our first episode of net@nite went pretty well Sunday night. We had a surprise visit from YouTube founder, Steve Chen (did you know the Google-YouTube merger talks started at Denny’s?), and a number of nice calls. Our host, Talkshoe, suffered some growing pains, but I expect most of the wrinkles will be ironed out by next week’s show. I told them that there would be a few people listening!
I’ve also posted a brand new TWiT, recorded aboard the ms Veendam. It’s a completely new cast – none of the regulars were on the cruise – but I think it’s a very good show. Steve Stecklow, a senior writer for the Wall St. Journal was along to explain what the latest stock option backdating scandals mean, the very funny Andy Ihnatko weighs in on bottled water, and security and Perl guru, Randal Schwartz makes boat sounds. Stay tuned at the end for an interlude from our Captain.
I’m home this week, with lots of podcasts to record and post, then it’s back to Toronto for another week of Call for Help. The wonderful Cali Lewis of Geekbrief.tv will co-host once again for nine shows. The remaining six will be hosted by three different candidates to replace Amber MacArthur. Yes, on-the-air auditions. It’s a first for me, and I’m sure it will be a little scary for the propspective hosts, but that’s how they do things in Canadia. The shows will air some time next month.
Oh, and one more thing. While I’m in Toronto we’ll be holding a launch party for the new undo.tv. Save Tuesday, 11/14, on your calendar. We’re taking over No Regrets once again for the event. Details to follow.
I’ll be a guest on the Ronn Owens show on KGO 810 AM in San Francisco today from 11a-Noon Pacific. You can listen to the stream live (there are buttons for MP3, AAC Plus, Real, WMV, and Quicktime streams buried in there amongst all the ads – wish KFI offered that kind of variety). If I can get my Radio Your Way recorder charged up by then I’ll post the interview on the TLR netcast later today.
Speaking of online viewing, you can watch Amber’s excellent debut on Citytv’s City News International yesterday on the CNI site. Looks like they’ll be posting her segments there every day and previous segments are available in the archives (her segment is called World Wide Web).
Here we go again!
We have such a stellar bunch of people coming up for Call for Help next week we really thought we should do a meetup.
Tuesday, October 3, we’ll be recording Inside the Net live from the downstairs dining room at No Regrets in Liberty Village, T.O. The festivities and no-host food and drink start at 6:30p. Come by to meet:
- Amber MacArthur
- Cali Lewis and Neal Campbell of GeekBrief.tv
- Merlin Mann of 43 Folders (I think he’s coming up just to buy the new Sloan record)
- The Podcast Person of the Year (me!)
and I bet we can talk some other Call for Helpers into stopping by.
RSVP at Upcoming.org – you’ll find directions and maps there, too. See you there!
I’m on live with Allan Handelman today from 4-6p Eastern on FM Talk 101.1 WZTK in North Carolina.
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My show notes are available here.
It’s another gripping edition of Conversations with John Donabie on CFRB, Toronto.Listen to the MP3 or subscribe to the podcast to have it, and all the TLR audio, delivered automatically to your MP3 player.
I’m confirmed for an appearance and book signing at Indigo’s Queensway store in Etobicoke. Sunday December 5th from 11-2. If you live in the Toronto area, please stop by!
My segment with John Donabie on CFRB, Toronto just aired. If you missed it live you can listen to the MP3 or subscribe to the podcast to have it, and all the TLR audio, delivered automatically to your MP3 player.