If you're a regular listener of the TR Podcast, you're probably aware of the fact that our next episode, set to be released this Sunday night (the 13th), will be our 100th. We have a variety of ideas for ways to celebrate such a milestone, but due to all the usual reasons (each of our key editors slaving away at secret reviews and pulling record all-nighters), we've had to postpone any elaborate plans for celebration. In future episodes, you will likely see some belated commemorative extras, but for our recording session for episode 100 tonight, we'd like to keep things simple and hear from you, the listener.
If you have any thoughts, questions, memories, or other such fitting milestone sentiments that come to mind, please post them in the comments below before 9:30pm ET this evening when we record. We'll use anything you submit as fuel for a short celebratory session to kick off the episode. Otherwise, you can expect a good 'ol fashioned session of PC hardware reviewed, just like always.A quick TR Podcast scheduling note
It's been just over six months since I moved to this wild island city called New York. Since making this major geographical and vocational change, I've been doing my best to balance life, work, and tech podcasting. After six months of all this balancing, I'm ready for a quick sabbatical, and will be leaving today (Friday the 6th) for a brief vacation. I'm joining up with some longtime friends and making my way down to a small lake in the middle of Georgia, where I will proceed to work as hard as possible to do absolutely nothing for my brief period of downtime. I can't wait.
That said, I won't be around this weekend to host another thrilling episode of the TR podcast (apparently, neither will Scott, so it's pretty good timing all around). We will resume programming next weekend and release episode 87 of our show on Sunday the 15th.
In the meantime, feel free to browse the other tech podcasts in the iTunes podcast store, so you can get an idea of exactly how much cooler the TR Podcast is.
I'm kidding, of course. We know statistically that most of you don't use iTunes.Postponing release of the next podcast episode
Just a quick update from the TR Podcast studios. I returned last weekend from Gigabyte's Go OC 2010 overclocking event in Los Angeles, and I'll be releasing my on-the-ground report in the next episode of the podcast. Due to some scheduling issues, we're going to delay the release of episode 70 until the middle of this week. Check your feeds some time around Wednesday evening.Neither rain nor sleet nor snow...
The universe is aligned against us this weekend. I'm currently in Washington, D.C. on a business trip and am completely buried in the record amounts of snow we've been getting on the east coast. My plan was to travel back to North Carolina (where the TR Podcast studios are located) in time for our regular podcast recording session tomorrow (Friday). Instead, I'm stuck here in our nation's capital for a few more days—and ultimately unable to record and produce a new episode of the TR Podcast for this weekend. Needless to say, Scott and the rest of the gang are devastated... just devastated.
If you haven't heard our latest episode, "Tales from CES," feel free to give that a listen over the weekend, or maybe tune into to one of my favorite radio shows and podcasts: This American Life. Either way, we'll be back in two weeks for our regularly scheduled podcast (Sunday the 28th, I believe).
'Til then!No show this weekend
With CES just a week away, excitement is building here at TR. I've added some serious gear to my mobile audio recording rig (shotgun mics, wireless lapels, etc), so hopefully our audio coverage of the show will max out the epic-ness meter. Meanwhile, the rest of the CES team (Scott, Adam and Geoff) are all quite busy in their own respective ways either preparing for the event or finishing up pre-CES deadlines.
With all the hustle and bustle, we've decided not to release a podcast for this upcoming weekend. We'll return from CES and give you a full report on the next scheduled podcast date (the 17th of January). You can also look forward to a half-episode in the style of our anniversary show and MSI MOA Beijing show.
So, for this New Years weekend, instead of waiting patiently for the next episode, go see Avatar in 3D... or something.A few podcast scheduling notes - Updated
I'm sitting in front of my laptop, looking at hours and hours of audio I recorded while covering MSI's Master Overclocking Arena 2009 event in Beijing, China. With these recordings, I intend to compose a thrilling audio essay chronicling the exciting ins and outs of the overclocking event as well as the days and activities surrounding it. With any luck and a touch of skill, it will be a very enjoyable and entertaining report.
I was also, while sitting in front of my laptop, going to write show notes for episode 50 of the Tech Report Podcast... that is until I realized that episode 50 isn't due until Sunday, September 13, because we're releasing our episodes bi-weekly on the second and fourth weekends of every month.
In an effort to keep my MSI report timely and interesting, however, I will publish the story (in audio form with some supplemental pictures) as episode 49.5 of the podcast this coming Sunday, on September 6.
See you on Sunday.
Ok - so I lied - for a variety of reasons, we're looking at a Tuesday/Wednesday release. 'Till then.Podcast delays and other stuff
Wow... it's already time for another podcast. We've recently changed to a bi-weekly schedule, but these episodes come so fast... for me, anyways.
Recording, editing, and posting of our next episode, episode 44, is going to wait until next week... ETA to be determined. I'm just back from a well-needed vacation, Cyril has been busy at Computex the whole week (and apparently only speaks French when jet lagged), and Scott is deep in CPU review mode. These factors have prevented us from recording on our typical Friday afternoon. We'll regroup sometime this next week (again, not entirely sure when, Friday at the latest) and bring you an episode worthy of song and dance. Your patience is appreciated.
In other news, the best in show from E3 (Microsoft's Project Natal), looks actually revolutionary IMHO, the Palm Pre is out and is being recieved well, and I'm all geared up for a Steve Jobs return at WWDC on Monday. It's a good time to be a geek.
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