Just wanted to take the opportunity to post a few announcements here in the forum. More attention will eventually be given to these announcements on our our main phpBBWeekly.net site in a few weeks, but I wanted to give you some heads up on them now.
I'm hoping that you're enjoying the content that we're producing during this summer. Obviously David's intermittent attendance has been a hurdle that we have struggled to work with, and we thank you for your patience. David wants to be back to regularly appearing on phpBB Weekly as much as we want him to be back, and he has recently been doing quite a bit to arrange his work schedule to make as many episodes as he can. And of course a big thanks to Micheal Cottingham (Techie-Micheal) who has done his best to fill in David's big shoes, and to a number of other team members who are helping out. phpBB Weekly is still an independently-run podcast (mainly because I'm still the guy in charge), but it's spectacular to receive such support from the teams. We've also got a few guests in the pipeline as well, which haven't been finalized yet, but I'm hoping to get another guest on this summer, and have a few others that I"ll be contacting to get them on in the fall, hopefully.
And of course, we're planning (subject to technological cooperation, of course) to stream OSCONvasion 2009
live on phpBB Weekly, Thursday, July 23rd, at 10 PM Eastern time (0200 UTC Friday morning). We're going to try to put on a repeat of our exciting live coverage of Londonvasion that we had last year, and we hope you'll help make our meetup event more special by joining us!
That said, phpBB Weekly will not be airing on August 15 and August 22.
The main reason for this is personal: I'm moving. To college. On the other side of the country. For those who haven't already heard, I'm going to be heading off to American University
in Washington, DC in mid-August, and will be living in the dorms there. The purpose of skipping those two weeks is, for one thing, because August 15 is the day I fly out, plus it will give me a free week to pack up and say my goodbyes to the Bay Area, and another free two weeks to get settled in Washington and for classes to start, and to try to find a good place at AU which I can call my "recording studio."
phpBB Weekly will return to the online airwaves on Saturday, August 29, and will start airing at a new time: 1 PM Eastern (1700 UTC during DST, 1800 UTC outside of DST). This is essentially an hour later than it is currently.
Again this is for a selfish reason: Now that I'm actually going to be in the Eastern timezone, I won't be doing the show at 9 AM in my local time anymore, and if I did the show at Noon, I would miss out on lunch due to the hours of AU's dining room! And that just won't do, which is why the plan is to push the show an hour forward from then on. Of course, this is subject to change.
I always appreciate the opportunity to hear feedback from listeners. Is there anything that we could be doing better? Should we start focusing on some new topics going forward? Things that you would like us to cover on the show? Should we be more serious, or be doing more off-topic stuff? Are our longer shows better, or should we be striving to keep them down to a shorter time limit?
Thanks again for your continued support of phpBB Weekly! Talk to you soon.
--Douglas Bell, Co-Host