Douglas and I will be switching phpBB Weekly Podcast from Talkshoe live to Skypecasts starting this Saturday.
After a series technical difficulties and users complaining about the quality of the podcasts, Douglas and I decided that it would be best to switch to a better hosting solution.
Thanks to Techie-Michael, who pointed out that Skypecasts exist, this Saturday, phpBB Weekly will be held live over Skype as a "Skypecast".
Handyman and I have already tested this solution and it seems to work very well. -- Douglas and I will perform final testing on Thursday and Friday.
Anyone with a Skype application can now join in by clicking on the link to join into the podcast.
https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts ... lk=3558812
Daylight Savings Time Change
Due to Daylight Savings Time change in the US this past Sunday, please pay attention to the time the show will begin this Saturday.
Start time will be: Saturday November 10th at 17:00 UTC, 12:00 noon Eastern (EST), 9:00 am Pacific, 17:00 (5pm) London time.
Click here to view the start time for your timezone.
Special Guest: DavidMJ - phpBB.com Development Team
If you have never listened to a phpBB Weekly Podcast live, now is a great opportunity to do so.
We will have a very special guest with us this Saturday: DavidMJ from the Development Team. -- Do not miss this great opportunity to catch a chance to Speak with one of the Development Team Members who is the heart and soul of phpBB3, Be there to ask him questions and let him know what you think about phpBB3, good and bad. Or just listen in to hear DavidMJ talk about some of the major improvements in phpBB3 and perhaps some facts and information that has not been revealed publicly until the show on Saturday. ~~ Please try to be there if you can, you won?t want to miss it.
We hope to see all of you there!!
phpBB Weekly #038 Will Come to You Via Skypecasting
Webmacster87 wrote:Per my last post on Sunday, David and I have decided to test out an episode on a new service from Skype called Skypecasts in the hopes that it will be a more viable and reliable service than TalkShoe. Again, this will primarily be a test, and we will decide after the fact whether we want to permanently move our show to Skype?s new network.
So, if you want to be here on Saturday, what do you need to do? Well, on Saturday, the phpBB Weekly Skypecasts page will have a ?Join this Skypecast? link. You will need to have a Skype account and have downloaded the latest version of Skype for this to work.
Skypecasts does not include a chat room, so we will be congregating on irc.freenode.net in the #phpbb-weekly channel. I will also try to keep my eyes on the Star Trek Guide chatbox as well.
We will not be participating in the TalkShoe Live! chat room, however as a courtesy to our regular TalkShoe streamers, I will try to hook the Skypecasts call in with TalkShoe so that you can listen to the call through TalkShoe?s live stream. Of course, this assumes that TalkShoe cooperates, I?m able to get Skypecasts to connect to the TalkShoe phone number, and I?m only guaranteeing that we will do this for this particular episode.
Also, unless there?s some hidden button or setting that I can?t find until David points me to it, Skypecasts is really nothing more than a public Skype conference call, which means that if you call in, you will be live immediately. Therefore, please make my life so much easier by calling in with headphones in order to prevent echo and background noise, otherwise, I?ll have to stop what I?m saying to scroll through the list and find out who?s making the gossip in order to mute them. I don?t know, if we end up using Skypecasts, we may end up having to hire someone to be an ad hoc call screener. :/
Have any questions about this Saturday?s setup? Leave a note in the comments below or go to the phpBB Weekly forum topic. Also, for those of you who do participate in the show live, we will be asking you to post your feedback in the phpBB Weekly forum (with a feedback link to be announced during the show) to help us decide if we want to make the switch.
Again, thank you for working with us as we evaluate this transition. Going through these growing pains now will help us make phpBB Weekly a better show in the future.