Category: Podcasts

November 5, 2008

Barack Obama

Filed under: Podcasts — Les Bain @ 6:06 pm

I am so pleased that Barack Obama is going to be the next President of the United States, but I do not envy him the job.

The headline of The Onion was Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job and unfortunately I think there is some truth to that.  It is going to be very difficult.

I believe Barack Obama is going to have to say many times that this is a long road, and things will not be fixed overnight.

The Republicans are not lining up to support President Elect Obama, but are meeting to decide how to get power back.  It will be difficult.

After 21 months of strenuous campaigning, Barack Obama got up this morning to go to work getting ready to be President.

I wish him well.  For all of us.

October 26, 2008

Open letter to Governor Sarah Palin

Filed under: Podcasts — Les Bain @ 6:53 pm

Dear Governor Sarah Palin,

I think you got a raw deal from the campaign of Senator John McCain.  I think you were over coached, and not allowed to be yourself.  That is unfortunate.

It appears now you are looking forward to 2012.  However, there are some things that I am very concerned about.

I am sure you have found the response to your nomination gratifying, but please consider.

  • You are talking to the Republican base, which is not a majority of Americans.  When you run again, you should consider changing your message to include more of the United States of American.
  • You say that Senator Obama is the most liberal Senator in the United States Senate as if that was a problem.  I am supporting Senator Obama because he is liberal.  To win, you will need to get votes from liberals, conservatives, and moderates.  Please see Reagan democrats.
  • You talk about being in the pro-American parts of the country.  You cannot divide the country and win.  You need the support of the entire country.
  • You allow those at your rallies to defame an honorable Senator of the United States of America.  You must unite to win, not divide.

I am a liberal, and will probably never support you, but I am also an American and wish to see our country united, not divided.

October 16, 2008


Filed under: Podcasts — Les Bain @ 7:53 pm

I did a presentation today on Podcasting for the East Bay Business Leaders networking group.


October 14, 2008

Audio on the Internet – Podcasts

Filed under: Podcasts — Les Bain @ 10:48 am


  • The word podcast is a combination of broadcast and IPOD.  It is an audio broadcast designed to allow it to go directly to an MP3 player like an IPOD.
  • Podcasts are a technology that sprang out of Blogs and RSS.  Podcasts are technically an RSS 2.0 enclosure.  The new technology was getting the audio from the RSS feed to the IPOD using software known as Podcatchers.
  • Apple has problem with the term Podcast, so many are using terms like Webcast.
  • There is an informal convention that Podcasts should be shorter than 40 minutes.
  • Most podcasts are listened to on computers.
  • Podcasts are regular radio shows without the need for a radio station.

September 8, 2008

Sarah Palin

Filed under: Podcasts — Les Bain @ 2:31 pm

This is my suggestion on what Senator Barack Obama should do about Sarah Palin. Damn her with faint praise.

Sarah is one of the bright young faces of the Republican party … BUT

  • John McCain got her on a National ticket ahead of her time
  • The campaign will help season her for when the time is right.

Sarah got off a supposedly good zinger about community service in her speech … BUT

  • Then John McCain undermined her and called for community service.
  • Jesus did community service, Pontius Pilate was the Governor
  • All those that do Community Service were unfortunately offended.

Sarah supported the Bridge to Nowhere and then changed her position … BUT

  • That is just the process young politicians go through to learn
  • At the time, earmarks were OK with Republicans.

Sarah wants to teach Adam and Eve in science class … BUT

  • She probably knows better but had to satisfy the the Religious Right
  • She only meant for that to be done in Alaska and Alaska does not have that many people

Sarah does not have that much foreign policy experience … BUT

  • She does live close to Siberia and that should count for something
  • She wanted to make a separate country of Alaska: then the USA would have been a foreign country

August 25, 2008

Obama and Adsense

Filed under: Podcasts,Technology — Les Bain @ 2:53 pm

I support Senator Barack Obama.  I say that in this blog.

Adsense picks up on Bararck Obama and presents ads about Barack Obama, some of them negative.  That creates a quandary.  Do I allow those that are trying to place negative ads advertise on this blog?

I cannot really click the ads to find out if they are reasonable, because that is click fraud.  I do not want to spend my time reading negative Senator Obama ads.  So I restrict the negative ads that I see.

It is simple to go to Adsense and register the URL of those that I would prefer not show on this blog.  It is the first time I have used that service.

July 5, 2008

An Audio about Les Bain

Filed under: Marketing,Podcasts,Technology,Website — Les Bain @ 3:01 pm

I added the audio player plugin to WordPress today, so of course I had to add an audio. I picked out an audio I did some time ago when I was doing a daily podcast at BizIII.

A BizIII Podcast about Les Bain:


December 8, 2007

Personal Information Management Podcasts

Filed under: Podcasts — Les Bain @ 5:17 am

I am going to do a series of podcasts on Personal Information Management. I will discuss the major pieces of Personal Information Management (Contacts, Tasks, Notes, and Calendar), how to make them all work together, and how they are the basis for many other systems within the enterprise.