WPWeekly Episode 45 – Unlucky Stream

wordpressweekly1While last months Friday the 13th date proved to be uneventful, the same can not be said for this months version. Last night, for the second week in a row, the live stream on Talkshoe.com as well as the SIP portion of their phone bridge went offline during the recording of WordPress Weekly. It eventually came back up only to go down again. I’m currently in the process of writing a support email to both a Talkshoe support representative that I know and also their Get Satisfaction page. I’m starting to worry if whether or not I should do next weeks show by cell phone to insure that my audio does not drop out of the interview. At this point, I am still not convinced that I should move the show to a new platform or do the show a different way than I currently do. However, if this continues to impact the show like it has for the past two weeks, Talkshoe will leave me no choice but to find something better, although it will be tough to do so.

For those that managed to make it to the show last night, thanks for sticking through it and my apologies for the disruption in audio.

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Stories Discussed:

Lookup functions In A Flash
WordPress 2.7 Milestone
WordPress Forums To Be Revamped Maybe?
BuddyPress Skeleton Theme Released
Preview Of WordPress 2.8
Contributing To WordPress Development

WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:

Each week from now on, I’ll be featuring a new listener poll question on WPTavern.com The poll is located in the sidebar on the right hand side of the site.

Last weeks poll question was: Should WordPress Be Referred To As A CMS?

Out of a total of 26 votes, 14 of you said YES, 7 of you said It Depends and 5 of you voted NO. 0 people voted for the option What Is A CMS.

This Weeks Poll Question Is: Do You Like The Direction WordPress Is Heading?

Plugin Picks Of The Week:

JeffWP To Top – WP To Top is a WordPress plugin that adds a “Back to top” link in your blog without modifying your template files. This is useful especially if you have long posts or long pages. You will have a nice “Back to top” or whatever-text-you-want link floating at the bottom right/left of your page.

WordPress Trivia Question:

Who originally coined the term WordPress?

WordPress Trivia Answer:

Christine Selleck coined the term in response to Matt Mullenwegs desire to associated his new software project with Printing Presses. In this sense, press refers to the world of reporters, journalists, columnists, and photographers. An aptly chosen name, because WordPress serves as the printing press that enables its users to publish their words.


Matt Mullenweg will be our special guest on March 20th. Look inside of the WPTavern forums in the WordPress Weekly section for the thread dedicated to this show and post the questions you would like me to ask Matt. Vladimir Prelovac will be our special guest on March 27th

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Next Episode: Friday March 20th, 2009 8P.M. EST

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Length Of Episode: 1 Hour 9 Minutes

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One response to “WPWeekly Episode 45 – Unlucky Stream”

  1. Couldn’t you just call in via Skype (or similar) and make sure the other caller is doing a conference call direct to you via Skype at the same time. Then, even if the TalkShoe stream conks out you will still be able to record the interview? So barring incidents, TalkShoe is used, but if something goes haywire then you can just continue with a regular old Skype call which you record the old fashioned way?

    So basically I’m just suggesting a backup system which is always running. So even if TalkShoe stops working part way through you won’t need to do a thing as your backup system will still be working anyway – we just won’t be able to call in that’s all (or at least not without Skype calling you).


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