Posts tagged “hello show”.

The hello Show, season 2

March 14th, 2011

That’s right: David Kendal and I have been at The hello Show podcast for more than a year now. We’re excited to start season 2 with episode 1, and you can subscribe in iTunes.

We talk a bit about the James Bond series over at The Talk Show, Beer Fest, about David’s hackfest, and a bit about the new MacBook Pros.

The hello Show: episode 18

February 3rd, 2011


Leave it to David to get the episode numbering system all out of whack.

But being English, he might not know what “whack” even means, right?

Anyway, check out episode 18 of The hello Show, where we talk about the Mac App Store, DSLRs, Instapaper, my plans for the Verizon iPhone, and whether it’s Happy Christmas or Merry Christmas.

Be sure to check us out on iTunes, too, where you can subscribe and (hopefully) rate or comment on the show. We like both.

The hello Show, episode 15

October 19th, 2010

The hello Show #15

Not sure what, exactly, this means – but it’s the long-awaited return of The hello Show, starring David and me.

No guess, no big Apple news (yet). Just yackin’ about stuff we have no inside knowledge of, but plenty of opinions about.

Listen. Subscribe. Rate us on iTunes. All that good stuff.

Speaking of podcasts: My pal Andrew interviewed me over at his My Internet Dinner with Andrew series. We talked for two hours about traveling, Macs, work, wrestling, and tons more – and Andrew only put half of it in his recording. We’re still friends, though.

The hello Show, episode X.5

June 10th, 2010

Making magic happen

My podcasting pal David and I have hit the 10 episode mark over at The hello Show. If you’ve stuck with us this long, there’s no turning back now.

Our listeners must be like cranked-up “Lost” fans who have a backup generator for the DVD player – you know, just in case. Only replace “DVD player” with “iPod” and you have the typical profile of a The hello Show fan.

David and I, we’re not experts on much of anything. David has strong opinions, while I tend to waffle, but the magic is made in the middle: UK keyboards, an inane obsession with the iMac G4, and cross-pond currency conversions.

Coming soon, though, we have some real fun planned. Guests, where we throw some third sap in the middle of our lion’s den, should make things interesting.

Follow the show on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and let us know what you think.

The hello Show, episode 7

March 30th, 2010

My podcast co-consipirator, David Kendal, finally posted a good image of himself for the world to see. A brave thing, especially in the hands of someone rotten like me.

It struck me, looking at David’s photo, how much he looks like my guitar hero, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.

Let’s see what you think:

David vs. David

What do you say? David think he’s more of a Leonardo di Caprio than (the also-British, and insanely-talented) Mr. Gilmour.

We discussed this, and other fascinating topics, on our latest show. Tune in for David’s suggestion as to who I look like.

David also kicked off a The hello Show secret meeting place, if you have any thoughts or photos to share.

Thanks, as always, for listening.

The hello Show, featuring Grant Hutchinson

March 11th, 2010

It was with tremendous pleasure that David and I got to speak with Grant Hutchinson, aka Splorp, during our show this week.

Since I first discovered the Newton, and in all the research afterward, Grant’s name kept popping up in all these different and helpful places. His FAQ, his Flickr library and group, his Newted Community – it was all kind of a “welcome to the party” for an up-and-coming Newton fan.

I’ve been lucky enough to talk with Grant about the Newted crash and resurrection, and David was wise enough to invite him on the show for a talk full of retro Mac and Newton goodness (among other things).

What’s neat is that Grant has been an Apple guy from the early days, when he got an Apple II in 1978, and saw his first OMP in Boston at a trade show. The clean, efficient Newton interface was appealing, and now here he is herding the cats of the Newton community, sharing his collection, and embarking on typography projects in his “free” time.

We should feel honored because Dan Benjamin and John Gruber of the thoughtful (and sporadic) podcast The Talk Show were going to invite him on. Grant, during some technical difficulties in recording our show, told us that he sent a spare Newton for Dan to try out. That’s pretty cool.

I think about how much free time Grant spends on a 11-year-dead PDA platform, or dinking around in his retro tech collection, and it helps me to feel that maybe I’m not so crazy after all.

So thanks for that, Grant. And thanks for being on our show.

[Photo courtesy of one Sir David Kendal.]

Quote of the week: anything newer?

March 5th, 2010

“The question is not ‘why do you want something that old?’ but rather: Why would I want anything newer? This computer serves my purposes perfectly well. It would be nice to be able to run Mac OS X Leopard and run all the latest software, but for somebody like me whose heaviest task is editing a photo taken with a point-and-shoot camera, I’ve found that this computer is quite powerful enough.”

David Kendal, my podcasting buddy, with a good pre-emptive piece that nicely accompanies my rant from the other day.

Thanks for listening

March 4th, 2010

The hello Show podcast

Just a little something I was playing around with while teaching myself how to do the double-stamp thing.

We’re celebrating our fifth show, with a sixth recording on Monday.

Get your iTunes podcast link and subscribe. And thanks, again, to everyone for supporting the show.

The hello Show: episode 2

February 3rd, 2010

The hello Show podcast

Sir David Kendal has finished uploading episode two of our The hello Show podcast, “It’s the Newton Killer” (hardy har). We talk Helvetica, the iPad, David’s iBook vs. iPad buying decision, and my own fussing about with an LC 520.

As soon as iTunes fixes itself self-awarely, we’ll post it so you can subscribe.

UPDATE: We’re now live on iTunes. Check it out.

Introducing: The hello Show

January 26th, 2010

The hello Show

When I bought my first iPod, the first 30 GB video version, podcasts were immediately appealing to me. It was like a talk show I could listen to any time I wanted on any subject I wanted. Over the years, I’ve developed a collection of favorites.

Which is why it’s pretty neat that Newton Poetry reader David Kendal asked me to do a podcast of our own.

So we did one. And it’s out there. We call it The hello Show.

It’s about all the stuff we’re into: Newtons, Macs, the Apple world that we tend to spend an inordinate time thinking about. Probably just like you.

We have a super-simple setup. GarageBand (and, on the other side of the Atlantic, Audacity) plus iChat plus an FTP account – with some of David’s web wizardry – is all we need. So far. We’re definitely learning as we go.

Anyway. Give it a try, if you like. We know there’s plenty out there to listen to, and we’d be honored if you spent an hour or so with us. Shucks, we’d love to have you on The hello Show. If you’d like to be a guest, please contact us and we’ll set something up. It’ll be fun.

Oh. And why “The hello Show?” After a lapse in brainstorming, David sprung the idea of the “hello” text that was featured in the original Macintosh and the iMac advertising. A great idea.