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iTunes, AOL and our FeedBurner Links...

Howdy all... couple of quick things. First off, AOL will have no impact on our content, except to make it faster for ya'll to download it. So stop worrying about that.

Second, we really want to thank EVERYONE that's pitched in so hard w/ server bandwidth, torrent hosting, and a general good spirited drive to make TWiT as easy as possible to download!

Third... AOL, for whatever you might think of the software on the disk that arrives w/ the supermarket ads, knows a bit about dealing w/ massive amounts o' data... and, no there are no AOL ads in the podcast, nor are we making any money off of their hosting us... tho we are stoked about having enough bandwidth in one place for everybody to hit.

In more cheerful news, AOL hooked us up with bandwidth!

Wanna try the fastest TWiT download ever?

Check this out!

Thanks to AOL (and epecially our fairy godmother over there, Jeff!) for a ridiculously fast feed!

We'll have the iTunes feed pointing to this ASAP (if it's OK w/ AOL) and you can go ahead and fire up ye olde iPodderX.

London rocked by four blasts.

Whatever's bothering you probably isn't that big a deal.

If you're even more out of the loop than I am, then, well, go to Google news and search on London and you'll find out that three Underground stations and a bus were bombed today.

To borrow Wil Wheaton's phrase "send some mojo."

My Mom would probably suggest prayers.

In any case, take a moment and send them some goodwill in whatever fashion you see fit... even if you're not one of the persons wondering if friends, coworkers or family are among lost or injured.

TWiT 12 Goes Live Tonight

My apologies for the delay. The editing studio is in Petaluma, I'm in San Francisco, I moved into a new house this weekend, and I'm working on a new job this week.

And I had no idea how much I'd forgotten about editing audio.

No excuse for TWiT being late, I agree, but I wanted to let ya'll know I haven't just been sitting around the house playing Battlefield 2 on the new cable modem and mainlining organic cheetos from the local co-op.

Fresh TwiT tonight, I promise!

Bad News... and Good News

(This dispatch was sent as we're steaming into the Helsinki harbor - 4:49A local time.)

The bad news is that Patrick fell asleep while trying to edit TWiT 12. He's going home and will come back and finish it later.

The good news is that AOL Radio has very generously agreed to host the high quality MP3 feed. The posting process isn't finalized yet, but once it is your downloading problems will be over. I will move the main feed at off Coral and onto AOL's servers. Should make things much more reliable.

To calm people's fears - this will not change things for you in any way. You will not be required to sign up for anything, nor will you have to listen to AOL radio. The feed will work exactly as before with no action required on your part. The folks at AOL just like TWiT and wanted to support it.

As a side note - those of you having difficulty with iTunes subscriptions should probably start using the main feed, too.

We'll let you know when 12 is ready to download.

My return to TWiT | Digg Podcast

Its been two weeks, but I'm finally back in town for a TWiT podcast! I can't wait to get back on and talk some tech with the guys.. Although I did have a good excuse, it was Amber's b-day party, so I flew up to Toronto to kick it with her :)

Bonus News: Alex Albrecht (old G4TechTV TSS host) and I have started a new podcast! We are calling it 'diggnation' as it covers the weekly top tech/web stories on Diggnation is geek culture variety show - think BoingBoing, Fark, and Engadget all mixed together. Download the first episode now!

FTS Box4.0: Teaser

FTS has been very busy these past few weeks...
You've asked for it, so we decided to make a clip showing what you'll see soon on FTS.

Whats coming up! FTS Teaser

Look for more really soon!


AAC feed for iTunes

Yes I know, I'm supposed to be on the MacMania 3.5 cruise right now. I am, in fact, writing this somewhere in the middle of the Baltic Sea but I just wanted to let you know I've created a quickie AAC Bookmarkable feed for those of you who want to use iTunes for susbscribing to TWiT. It's

and should work fine with iTunes. This is a non-BitTorrent feed.

Meanwhile, check out our Flickr group for pictures from the cruise. It's a digital

TWiT on iTunes

Well it didn't last long - and I'm not surprised. The top podcasts are the ones that Apple features. However, you can still subscribe to TWiT via iTunes 4.9.

Under the Advanced menu select Subscribe to Podcast... and enter

It doesn't look like iTunes supports BitTorrent, alas, nor will it get podcasts when it's not running, so the best way to get TWiT for now is still using a podcasting client that does like iPodderX.

iTunes 4.9 adds podcasts... TWIT is #4 and #15... Go Forth And Download!

Wow... so I post a story on ExtremeiPod about Apple releasing iTunes 4.9, which adds support for podcasts, and going photo on the entire lineup, which is now a 20GB photo, a 60GB photo and the US iPod... install the software, click on the podcasts link... and find that we're both 4th and 15th in the top podcasts.

Weird... until you start clicking on 'em. The #4 links to this WEEK in Tech, our FeedBurner links, and #15, TWiT: Boookmarkable... links to the AAC Bittorent files.

OK, it's still weird. But in a cool kinda surreal way. Maybe it's all the beatings we took at TTV for not beating out Monday Night Curling in Eastern Canada. (We knocked 'em dead in North Jersey, tho!)