GWJ Conference Call Live, Postponed

Apologies, everyone. The Skype servers have completely gone south, leaving us all in the cold. We'll have to try it again next week, this time with a different platform and yet more testing. Curses!

This Saturday we'll be recording the GWJ Conference Call Live via Skypecast! We'll have a live text chat through Skype and we'll also be bringing on listeners to chat with us as part of the show. Skypecast is in beta, so I can't promise it won't be a complete train wreck, but I bet it'll be a fun one!

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You will need a couple things if you plan to join the party at 7PM CST on Saturday night.

1) Download and install the latest Skype. It's a good idea to uninstall your previous version first. You'll need a Skype (free) account if you don't have one.

2) Test your Mic! In Skype, go to Tools - Audio Settings and see how your levels look. Uncheck "Let Skype adjust my audio settings" and make sure your audio output seems to spike in the middle or a bit more.

3) Keep an eye on this space for a link to the text chat once the show starts. To launch the Skypecast, simply click this link. Don't worry, you can be running both at once

That's it! If you can't make the show, we'll still be releasing the recording on Wednesday as usual so don't worry!

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Any idea when it will be New Zealand time? Probably about 4 in the morning or something.

Purple_Haze wrote:

Any idea when it will be New Zealand time? Probably about 4 in the morning or something.

If you are living somewhere other than North America and have no clue when 7pm CST time is check out this Converter

I can't wait to try this out.

I am most definitely going to be there. This is gonna rock.

Wait, so we won't be using ustream? Aww, I already know how to run that. Now you're making me learn new things. That ain't American.

I foresee many drunken call-ins.

bnpederson wrote:

Wait, so we won't be using ustream? Aww, I already know how to run that. Now you're making me learn new things. That ain't American.

Skypecasting for now seems to be the most streamlined solution for us. So we decided to go with that.

I would love to be on - but Saturday is primo not being at home time.
How about Sunday night next time? Hmm? Hmm?

Vrikk wrote:

I foresee many drunken call-ins.

I forsee this as well. Join me Vrikk, the Olde E will flow as with Rob's rage....

CST = UTC (English) -6h, yep? If so, then I'd have to be up until 2am ;]

Sadly, it's 3 am over here. A bit late for my blood, especially with karate practice in the morning.

Well I'll make sure to get an extra 6 pack today at the Hop Shop. This is a train wreck waiting to happen and I can't wait to be a part of it.

i'll be there!

Dysplastic wrote:

I would love to be on - but Saturday is primo not being at home time.
How about Sunday night next time? Hmm? Hmm?

QFT. Girls > Podcast. Dammit, sounds like fun though.

Bah! I require at least a week's notice on Saturday night plans.

I foresee much drunkenality, an excellent set of outtakes and a post-podcast gaming session. Maybe there'll be a podcast in there somewhere too...
[Insert sounds of Skype downloading and cocktails being made.]

Rat Boy wrote:

Bah! I require at least a week's notice on Saturday night plans.

I am pretty sure we first announced plans for a live show 2 episodes ago. So what's your excuse now?

Gaald wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

Bah! I require at least a week's notice on Saturday night plans.

I am pretty sure we first announced plans for a live show 2 episodes ago. So what's your excuse now? :)

You never said it'd be on a Saturday like the regular podcasts until last episode.

Wait the Saturday as in today, not too long from now?

t0W wrote:

Wait the Saturday as in today, not too long from now?

Yes in less than 2 hours as a matter of fact!

Do you have the power to mute everyone or should people mute themselves (until they want to ask something) once they log in to the conference on skype?

Can I just sit there in the corner and listen without talking.

I'm glad you are excited about this Rob. Judging from past shows and actually talking a little with Rabbit about it, they all seem to believe it will be a trainwreck. It will be glorious trainwreck though. Going to grab a six pack now.

It says the Skypecast has started but it won't accept my call.

It also says that I need Skype 3.2 or later, yet I'm running 3.6...

Xeknos wrote:

It also says that I need Skype 3.2 or later, yet I'm running 3.6...

I am getting the same error.

Same here, is Skype having a bit of a fit this evening?

I am getting that the call is just failing? I have never used Skype or Skypecast, I am assuming the people running it (Rob) has to open it up for people to join??

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Bah, getting the same re-direct saying needs 'skype 3.2 or later' , but i have 3.6....

Same as everyone else, something is FUBAR on Skype it seems.

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