The intrepid trio produce episode 4 using Mumble, an open source VOIP technology. This strategic decision costs TINAP £750,000 in lost sponsorship from Skype but that’s the price you pay to fully embrace freedom.
Luke is fairly subdued after getting his GSOC application rejection letter and drinking large quantities of absinthe the night before.
In a effort to create recursive meta-meta recursion and avoid paying any more royalties, David creates some genuine real-life feedback for the ‘Feedback’ section using an electric guitar.
Prompted by Marie Axelsson, the chaps convene an Extraordinary General Meeting live on-air to discuss whether the pros and cons of the Flattr micro-payment system and why Andy’s OCD means a Flattr badge is unlikely to appear on the TINAP site.
Andy foolishly writes his own P45 by discussing Oracle’s decision to reliquish control of OpenOffice but thinks whispering will help.
Andy reviews Android clients for identi.ca, feels slightly queasy at the amount of Twitter-speak he encounters and ultimately finds no compelling application to dislodge the wonderful Mustard.
We confront the thorny issue of meta micro blogcasting, addiction and, unlike many podcasts, provide Samaritans style guidance on how to cope with suicidal feelings.
We are forced to confront an oversized grey animal sitting quietly in the corner of the studio and Luke separates Josh and Gordon outside a virtual public house, screaming ‘Come on now. Come on. Just leave it. He’s not worth it, mate’.
‘Podcast Watch’ unearths a gem of a podcast from Down Under complete with suboptimal audio, hilarious show notes and two men babbling on and laughing at their own jokes. Kudos to Matthew Davidson and Ruben who produce the wonderful Sawtell podcast. In fact, it’s so good we immediately launched a successful DDOS attack to bring their servers down.
Luke enjoys the monthly Libre.fm podcast which showcases the most popular freely available music while David hates all podcasts and podcasters.
David and Andy both enjoyed the simultaneous video and audio streams from the Rathole Radio Live gig from Liverpool but were unable to attend the event in person due to their Mancunian accents.
In response to popular demand, the football section is extended to cover the exciting climax to the domestic season, Champions League semi-finals and the outpourings of idiotic footballers on Twitter.
In other news, Andy has secured a second mortgage and applied in the ballot for London 2012 Olympics tickets primarily to see girls in leotards and men sporting miniscule Speedo swimming trunks.
Episode 4 - ‘One take, no overdubs’ (1h 11m 0s).
0:00 A message from our sponsors
0:40 Ready to Mumble
1:17 Andy’s impressions
2:39 Why we use Mumble
3:39 Luke’s GSoC #fail
4:44 Our Mumble set up
5:50 Getting started with Mumble
7:03 Mumble features
7:54 Top secret guest list
8:28 Live feedback
9:40 How did I miss this?
11:16 My work here is done
12:50 Monetising TINAP
13:50 Megapayments > Flattr
20:27 Oracle and OpenOffice.org
23:32 Status Net clients for Android
26:07 IdentiCurse for Android ‘not really very useful’
26:50 Identi.ca killed my blog
33:45 Cold turkey, addiction and suicide
36:20 The elephant in the room
40:56 Sawtel podcast
43:36 Libre.fm podcast
44:27 Rathole Radio Live
45:43 The Place That Won’t Take Me Back by I Am Not Lefthanded
51:01 Rowche Mumble
53:16 Denticator all time world wankings
54:24 The Fall’s Rowche Rumble
56:10 Welsh sports roundup
56:33 Girls in leotards / Olympic tickets update
1:00:26 Tick tock
1:02:13 Footballing Twitters
1:03:56 Imploding Arsenal
1:07:12 ‘United’ TV drama
1:09:55 The Royal Wedding
A proud moment - identi.ca founder Evan bookmarks TINAP with the immortal tag #howdidimissthis.
StatusNet have had five projects accepted for the Google Summer of Code 2011.
StatusNet clients for Android
- A tantalising glance of HeyBuddy running on the Android emulator.
We are forced to confront the elephant in the corner of the room.
Music - ‘The Place That Won’t Take Me Back’ by the wonderful ‘I Am Not Left Handed’
David (‘Mystic Meg’) forecasted the outcome of Arsenal’s season a full 8 months ago.
BBC‘s powerful and moving drama - United tells the story of the Munich air crash in 1958 where 23 people lost their lives.