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August 2006 Posts

Radio Appearance

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 18:43 -- rprice

Edit: This broadcast was sabotaged by the evil gremlins, so Marc and I recorded a make-up podcast to say "sorry" to everyone who tuned in. Check for more.

Today at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, (11AM Pacific) I will be playing a 30 minute set on WPRK 91.5 FM here in Orlando. Marc with a C is the name of the act, and I will be playing drums.

You can LISTEN ONLINE from anywhere in the world by grabbing the live streaming audio at and clicking in the upper right corner where it says "Listen Online". It's really that simple. The stream will probably open in Windows Media Player for about 9/10ths of you people. Did I say it's that simple?

Tune in damnit!


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google turbocompliance - Google Search

Wed, 08/30/2006 - 08:35 -- rprice

Who Googles for Google? My new friend from New York, that's who!

google turbocompliance - Google Search

This guy thought it would be good to type google in to google, like the search engine won't work without it...

Does that work for other things?

google cervosystems - Google Search

google ryanprice - Google Search

google zanzibar lounge - Google Search

This is some good SEO - maybe I should keep the secret to myself. Thanks, Christopher for revealing this strategy to me.


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iTunes Shares the Wealth

Tue, 08/29/2006 - 07:33 -- rprice

Either I am out of the loop or this is breaking news:

Dear Podcaster:

When promoting your podcast, it pays to provide a link to your podcast page in iTunes. Here's why:

1. Your podcast's rankings in the Top Podcasts lists and the podcast category pages are based largely on how many users click the “Subscribe” button on your podcast page. The higher your ranking is, the more people will see your podcast.  For more information on how to create links to your podcast page, see "Linking to Your Podcast" in the Technical Spec:

2. By joining the iTunes Affiliate program, you can earn a 5% commission when you drive traffic to your podcast page on iTunes and generate sales of music or video content during the same 24-hour user session.  You also have exclusive access to Apple-designed banners that you can use to promote content.  For more information on the program or to sign up today, please visit:

If you have additional questions on the iTunes Affiliate program, visit:

Best Regards,

The iTunes Podcasting Team

This just came across my email. Discuss.


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Mon, 08/28/2006 - 17:55 -- rprice


First of all, thank you Wordpress for including the Technorati ego widget on the dashboard of my favorite blogging software. Second, thanks to Technorati for being an awesome blog search engine. I'm sure that's how some of my new traffic has been coming in.

Example: Valleywag linked to me. I got the link for saying Jason has guts.

Too bad it happened while I was on vacation. I didn't post much or even read most of my daily blogs while I was out.

Tonight will actually be my first normal night in my own bed in over 3 weeks. We slept here Saturday after the show, but promptly left so people could go to work, and I could go to the Refresh PHP User Group.

Mike asked me to help out with podcasting the meetings: at least they are only once a month (last Sundays). I am seriously going to start making calls for contributors; I don't have time to be a media guru right now.


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Waiting for Gimp to Load

Mon, 08/28/2006 - 07:26 -- rprice

Waiting for Gimp to Load

Originally uploaded by Thick Mints.

Gosh, I tried to download the Gimp, because installing it on my new MacBook Pro didn't seem to transfer over like I had hoped, but then I discovered it and tried to open it. It was like a race of whether the download or the slow-ass X11 would win. Enough time to take a pic in photobooth.

Hooray free software. (and webcam on the bezel of my screen)!


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marc with a c. CD Release Party Tonight!

Sat, 08/26/2006 - 04:34 -- rprice

I know this is a bit late, but I just saw this poster for the first time on bucket of nails' myspace.

Like the poster says, doors open at 8pm, and the show is at Austin Coffee and Film.

I will be playing drums, so you better get your asses down there!

Admission is free, CDs are $10, with some value-added online content.

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New Katharine Kerr Released!

Tue, 08/01/2006 - 17:11 -- rprice

My favorite author of all time, Katharine Kerr, has put out her the first of three new books that follow the Deverry storyline.

I don't leave much time for non-internet/programming geekery, but Kerr books are an exception. I got engulfed in her writing when I was on an 8th grade band trip to Atlanta, and I rabidly read and read. She has been writing this series since I was born, and will gladly continue to write. There are 13 books in total now, counting The Gold Falcon.

I started re-reading the whole serries this year and got about half way through before I got kind of busy. It wasn't really that I got bored, just that I didn't want to get to the last book and have nothing to read. Now that I have a book waiting for me on the shelves of my local bookstore, I can confidently pick up my fanaticism.

You should also check out her sci-fi works, Freeze Frames, Polar City Blues and Snare.

These three books don't have much in common with each other, but they have loads in common with the Deverry books. Highly recommended for women readers - lots of strong females, but plenty of guys too.

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