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!

Comments

FYI, I just got on.

I am in as well.

EDIT: couldn't hear anything because no one else was there ;(

There are about 7 in right now.

nossid wrote:

FYI, I just got on.

Kolbo wrote:

I am in as well.

I'm still getting this when I click the "Join this Skypecast" link. What's your secret?

Is there a "push to talk" key?

bnpederson wrote:
nossid wrote:

FYI, I just got on.

Kolbo wrote:

I am in as well.

I'm still getting this when I click the "Join this Skypecast" link. What's your secret?

The latest version of Skype is the first version I've installed. Perhaps you have some older one not properly uninstalled messing with things? That's the only thing I can think of.

I'm in also, but my mic doesn't seem to be working

I am having the same message above as BNpederson. Is Skype allergic to Vista? (as are most people )

nossid wrote:
bnpederson wrote:
nossid wrote:

FYI, I just got on.

Kolbo wrote:

I am in as well.

I'm still getting this when I click the "Join this Skypecast" link. What's your secret?

The latest version of Skype is the first version I've installed. Perhaps you have some older one not properly uninstalled messing with things? That's the only thing I can think of.

Nope, I'm using version 3.6, just installed it yesterday. Same as those on the first page. *shrug*

I wish there was some way to see a list of who is on and preferably who is transmitting. Anyone know if this is possible?

Hold up folks, not everyone will be able to talk, we will be able to pick and choose.

Remember when installing the new version make sure the old version is completely uninstalled, than install the new version

for those who maybe stuck:

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?sho...

samfisher wrote:

for those who maybe stuck:

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?sho...

Now when I open it in IE emulation it just tells me "Sorry, we could not find the Skypecast you are looking for" after I login. But hey, it's different!

Edit: And now that I'm logged in via IE it's again giving me the same error. Frustration!

I also tried downgading the client to version 3.2 just in case it was giving me the silliness but nope I now cannot find it either!

bnpederson wrote:
samfisher wrote:

for those who maybe stuck:

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?sho...

Now when I open it in IE emulation it just tells me "Sorry, we could not find the Skypecast you are looking for" after I login. But hey, it's different!

I had that, too. I hit the Back button on the browser ad tried it againand t called on Skype. Make sure you have Skype open, too.

I did and I closed the browser, tried again and now it's trying to connect! But at the moment it's failing.

samfisher wrote:

I did and I closed the browser, tried again and now it's trying to connect! But at the moment it's failing.

I kept getting that as well and kept trying and finally got through.

DON'T GIVE UP!!

It is 700pm CST and nothing has started in terms of the podcast, so no one is missing anything yet.

Sorry guys, we can't even connect to it right now. I think the Skype servers may be overloaded in general. We'll stay on it.

Hrm, it seems to be trying to connect when I swap Skype from "Call Phones" tab to the "Live" tab. Sucks that Skype is being a little bitch though.

Yeah, it definitely seems to be a Skype issue right now. None of their Skypecasts seem to be up.

Certis wrote:

Sorry guys, we can't even connect to it right now. I think the Skype servers may be overloaded in general. We'll stay on it.

Yay! I'm not the only one who has problems launching a web service

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I blame all of us for trying to log on!

"Sorry, we could not find the Skypecast you are looking for. Back to Skypecasts home"

Damnit, I hope this thing works soon.

*edit: Now it says I'm in but I am the only participant?

I found that when i connected both times, i only got through by failing a connection and then pressing the red handset - disconnect/end the call - and then pressing the green one to redial the cast... Don't know why but it worked twice so far... Maybe it was just coincidence.

Haha, damn, talk about timing. Hope this clears up quick.

samfisher wrote:

for those who maybe stuck:

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?sho...

I tried that and now it at least dials but the call is failing.

t0W wrote:

"Sorry, we could not find the Skypecast you are looking for. Back to Skypecasts home"

I think that error comes up if you have to login from the skypcast page before launching it. Try going back to the link for the skypecase (from the top of this article) and see if it now says, "Join this skypecast".

...it's still not going to work, but at least you'll be at the right place for when it does.

There are about 15 of us in right now.

Maybe meet up on ventrilo till it's up?

doogiemac wrote:
t0W wrote:

"Sorry, we could not find the Skypecast you are looking for. Back to Skypecasts home"

I think that error comes up if you have to login from the skypcast page before launching it. Try going back to the link for the skypecase (from the top of this article) and see if it now says, "Join this skypecast".

...it's still not going to work, but at least you'll be at the right place for when it does.

Yes you were right about that one. Thanks.

edit: 15 participants now*

Is there already a GWJer vent server?