Open Views playlist for 2006-12-19

Interview with Richard Poynder

Richard Poynder is a feelance journalist, with contributions in the Financial Times, Information Today, Information World Review, and a regular blogger on his Open and Shut blog.

In 2003 Richard Poynder had the idea to write a book about the open source and free culture movements - focusing on the people behind the movements. The Plan was to devote a chapter to each of the key people in the open and free movements, with a leading introduction, a full interview to get the story from the actors themselves. The book was to be published by O'Reilly media, a publisher that every techie knows. As an O'Reilly editor put it, the publishing deal collapsed due to O'Reilly's "publishing program being hit on multiple fronts, including the continued downturn in the tech sector, outsourcing of jobs, and the decline of independent booksellers". After pulling the plug on publishing the book, O'Reilly proposed an alternative "pay for download" model, whereby the PDF file could be downloaded for a price from the publisher's site.

Centripetal Sounds playlist for 2006-12-14

Possibilities 12/14/06

Sleepy Time with Grandpa D playlist for 2006-12-12

I just made it back from New Jersey in time to do the show. Thank goodness Mickey had the books picked out already. I dedicated this show to my Dad, the "real" Grandpa D. and a real great man.

Open Views playlist for 2006-12-12

Mark Shuttleworth Interview [30 minutes]

On the first episode of this show, I mentioned that KRUU runs on software packaged and distributed for free by a South African entrepreneur. If you stop by KRUU, and use any of our computers - whether it be for surfing the net, ripping a music CD into our library, or editing audio for broadcast, you'll be using a system caled Ubuntu. When the average person thinks about a computer, he or she immediately thinks Windows, or Mac. There are over a hundred alternatives to Windows and Mac, and most of them used to suck - at least for the average desktop user. Now there's a version that does not suck. In fact, if anything it's as good as Windows, and getting to be close to the Mac. In addition, the system comes with tools that make your computing experience immediately productive.

Centripetal Sounds playlist for 2006-12-7

Entry 12/7/06

Sleepy Time with Grandpa D playlist for 2006-11-28

Grandpa D. and Mickey were joined by Sharon Bousquet who introduced their theme song. Great stories and songs.

The Pulse playlist for 2006-11-21

The premiere of "The Pulse", oh man can you feel it!!!

shark vs. octopus playlist for 2006-10-25

shark vs. octopus playlist for 2006-10-18

show three, woohee.

Open Views playlist for 2006-10-17

Guest: Mike Linksvayer, Chief Technology Officer of

shark vs. octopus playlist for 2006-10-11

second show, bella's birthday.

Open Views playlist for 2006-10-10

Guest: Prayas Abhinav
I started last week with a description of what Open Source is. Mike Linksvayer from joined in to provide a brief introduction to the Creative Commons license, which is a more flexible alternative to copyright. I'll have Mike for a full hour next week, talking about the details of copyright and creative commons. Check out for some great information on what open-licensed music is out there, and a very interesting project called ccMixter.

ccMixter is a remixing project. The music that you hear in the background is actually a ccMixter product. ccMixter's tagline is "Download, Sample, Cut-up, Share". This is a great resource for people interested in creating remixes and mashups, without worrying about the legal nightmare of copyright restriction. Go to

The Unspoken Thing playlist for 2006-10-7

This show is dedicated to Donna O'Sullivan, cause she's my best buddy and lover I ever had.
The wheel rolled right over me and I was on my way out of town for a spell. This was going to be the last time I would be on the air....... until the next time. These songs were an expression of me heart to the woman I loved, and women and love in general. I had a nice time sorting my way through this batch of tunes, tears and all. Even choked up on the air.
Damndable Bog Hemp!

shark vs. octopus playlist for 2006-10-4

first show

Open Views playlist for 2006-10-3

* Mike Linksvayer, CTO,
* Roland Wells
* Jimmy Moore

This is the first episode of Open Views.

The Unspoken Thing playlist for 2006-9-30

This is the first show I did. Dr. Moore (yes, THE Dr. Moore) called me Thursday night and asked if I would go on the air Saturday night from 7-10. Our opening night. It freaked me out, but I figured if I was going to do this, I might as well head into the eye of the storm, so I agreed. I showed up Sat. at 6:45 nervous and wigged. I had no idea what I was going to play, and all of a sudden, equipment I was familiar with seemed foreign and strange to me. Once the first song hit, I was on my way, until the only song that would truly follow the one before was on an LP, and the song before, which is playing is on LP, and we only had one turntable. That means, unless I feel like talking, dead air space. So now I'm freaking out to find a substitute song on CD that will get the job done. These are the songs I played to the best of my memory. I was trying to keep a log, but the art of song connecting can be dicey at times, and I feel fortunate I came out alive. Actually, I got through it and by 1 AM was on a roll. But time was up, so I went out and partied with friends and had some last passionate fun with my girlfriend before the wheel turned and we found ourselves extinct as lovers.