Stand By For News

Watch for a major announcement regarding Call for Help soon.

UPDATE: I'm sorry I can't say more. I am also sorry that the official release hasn't gone out yet. I wouldn't have said anything if I had known it was going to take this long. I'm not trying to keep you in suspense - honest!

Suffice to say it's good news!

Toronto Super Summit

As I mentioned in the TWiTcast this week, Amber, Andy, and Mike from Call for Help plus Kevin Rose, Alex Albrecht, and Keith Harrison from Diggnation, Dan Huard from systm, and Frank Linhares of will join me tomorrow for the Toronto meetup. If you're in the Toronto area please stop by. I think this is probably a once in a lifetime chance to see all these people in one place.

Location: No Regrets Restaurant (219 Dufferin St., in Liberty Village, Downtown Toronto)
Date : Thursday August 11th, 2005
Time : 7:30 pm

Please RSVP at if you plan to attend so we can get some idea of who is showing up. Thanks!

There's room for up to 200 so get there early. The food is great. Hope to see you there!

Thanks to Frank Linhares of the Techphile podcast for putting this together. We'll be taping a podcast there with him at 6p if you want to watch.

Thank You TWiT Army

You can stand down now. TWiT has won two - count 'em - two Podcast awards - best Technology podcast and the People's Choice award. Thanks so so much to all of you for your votes. I had pretty much given up because I forgot to mention anything until the last two days of voting.

Congratulations to all the other winners and nominees. We were in the running with the best in the medium.

Peoples Choice: This Week In Tech
Best Produced: Daily Source Code
Business: Media Artist Secrets Podcast
Comedy: Distorted View Daily
Cultural / Political: Free Talk Live

Last Day of Voting

This weekend is the last chance to vote for the Podcast Awards. TWiT has been nominated in the People's Choice and Technology categories. If you haven't voted yet, please do soon. And thanks for your support!

Showbiz Again!

CNN Headline News liked me so much, they've invited me back.

I'll be on Showbiz Tonight live at 7:30p Eastern this evening to talk about iPod alternatives: the Dell DJ, iRivers, and Archos Gmini.

That'll make seven minutes left in my 15 minutes of fame.

TWiT Tuesday

The good news is that I have all the pieces to make this a pretty good sounding podcast. The bad news is that I need about 10 hours of editing time. I won't be able to do that until tomorrow. So expect something tomorrow or early Wednesday.

Delay in TWiT 15

Looks like TWiT 15 will be a little delayed this week.

We had a two hour marathon session including an interview with Opera founder and CEO, Jon S. von Tetzchner and a guest appearance by security whiz Steve Gibson.

It's going to be a great show, but once again I'm having trouble with the sound quality and I need to spend more time massaging the file. At least I didn't forget to press record this time. I'll give you an updated ETA Monday.

Thanks for your patience.

Showbiz Tonight

I'll be a guest on CNN Headline News's Showbiz Tonight on Monday 7/25 from 7-8p Eastern to talk about ipods. I'll make sure to plug Diggnation and Dawn and Drew.

Our Mind Numbing Committment to Tech News

Thanks to Virginia Heffernan for our new slogan (see above).

That's a quote from her article about podcasting in today's New York Times (free registration required). She says:

The tech podcasts, including prominent ones like "Diggnation" and "This Week in Tech," are especially prone to [self promotion], and, though annoying for listeners, it evidently pays; both show up on iTunes' list of top-subscribed podcasts, alongside the offerings of mainstream outlets like CNN, NPR, ESPN and iTunes. These two podcasts compensate for their displays of self-love - and their mind-numbing commitment to tech news - with surprisingly valuable information. It was while listening to the jocular dudes of "Diggnation" that I learned that some ionic air purifiers don't work and are harmful, and from the older-sounding, hard-rock types on "This Week in Tech" I discovered that some airlines offer in-flight wireless access to the Internet.

Hard rock types?

I prefer the take of Rob Greenlee of He's quoted in an article on CBS Marketwatch as saying, "it will be the media celebrities like Leo Laporte and Al Franken and Ted Koppel who will dominate the podcasting space." Media celebrity? Hee, hee.

I'm back...

Things hit a fever pitch for me as of late... My new job is going great, I love it. But it is also very long hours when were on set (which we are most days).
Of course I'm still working with From the Shadows. Actually we just released Box 4.0! Check it out.

In my free time... hehehehehehe muhahahaha. Sorry I lost it there for a sec.
My wedding is coming up in a few weeks, so lots of last minute details to take care of. We are also looking to move, so that takes more time to look at places. I am also pursuing a writing opportunity. I don't need sleep do I?