VerySpatial is in search of a simple and small bluetooth GPS to use as we wander through the conferences coming up this summer. The poll is back on the left hand column of the site. I haven’t had any luck finding a good comparison of the current round of units in terms of ease of use, battery consumption, stability, and connectivity, so we are hoping some of you have these units and might be willing to speak on their behalf. Feel free to email details or other units that I didn’t include that you think are worth considering.
I am almost out of materials to post from the Dev Summit, so the conference feed and Special Episodes will be quieting down early next week. But do not fear, we are mere weeks from the AAG which I am sure will provide us with a wealth of audio and video content come mid-April. On that note if you live in the Bay Area or will be in town for one of the conferences that will be going on the week of April 16, send us an email and we may even interview you (we really want to get 2 minute blurb of papers if folks are willing).
Yep, apparently the next and previous buttons have been missing since we upgraded to 2.1 and I hadn’t noticed and probably wouldn’t have unless folks had shared their absence…thanks by the way…so all is good and you can once again find out what happened before the last 10 posts if you are so inclined.
Well, Sue and I left Frank back in Morgantown to catch a flight to Palm Springs this morning. We are currently sitting in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport waiting for the connection in a couple of hours. We found some fun items in the SkyMall catalog like personalized map jigsaw puzzles, custom Lat/Long plaques for your house, and of course the lovable, huggable globe. We should be in Palm Springs in time to catch the end of the Showcase this afternoon and make it to the geobloggers meet-up tonight.
For some reason the enhanced content (images and links) didn’t come through in the export of the AAC (mp4) version of Episode 85. Head over to the show notes to find out the details of this week’s episode, I hope to have the problem figured out by Episode 86 next weekend.
Either Sue or I have to skip part of the Podcasting and Blogging/New Media session on Friday morning since we are co-authors on a presentation and the lead isn’t going to be able to make it to the AAG. This leaves a spot open, and while I have no doubt that those in attendance will keep the conversation going, it sometimes helps to have a more people to share the load. If you are interested in sharing your New Media experiences and will be attending the AAG in April, send me an email and I will get back to you soon.
Sorry, I took down the blog for at least an hour while upgrading WordPress. Apparently the problem I had wasn’t uncommon, and since I made plenty of back-ups before I started (unlike the terrible Very Spatial Poll update of ’06 which I still haven’t brought back yet) I wasn’t too worried about getting back eventually. Bonus, I found some files that need to be cleaned out.
For episode 82 I have updated the MP3 encoder we use in order to fix some incompatabilities on portable devices. If anyone has any problems with episode 82 (or later) please email us and let us know what episode and what device are having problems. This, of course, doesn’t impact those of you who listen to the AAC version.
Jay from Raleigh is our “Show Us Your Heritage” contest winner, who will soon be receiving a Genographic Kit. His image (right) shows his pregnant Great Grandmother (on the left) just before her first flight. At least she wasn’t in the third trimester when she flew
Anyway, congratulations to Jay and the runners-up (Jeff, Greg, Anand, and Iann) who will be receiving VerySpatial t-shirts.
Those of you who subscribe to the mp3 feed may have some duplication in the last 15 episodes due to our move back to our podcast server now that all of the issues that hit us back in November seemed to be ironed out. The feed for the AAC feed isn’t impacted since it lives on our web server.