A tune from the London band GUB. A proper audio test.

The second “podcast” on Acecast.com. The South London band GUB playing some nice acoustic music and getting those harmonies going. One of the better tracks from their first CD. Proper article to follow. This is for testing purposes only, but feel free to download the track if you have discovered this site before Acecast has properly launched.

The track is licensed under Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus. You can sample, remix, mash-up or copy the track for non-commerical use as long GUB is credited.

Playlist for beta-test podcast.

i love the sunshine, gub, mp3 GUB, I Love the Sunshine (mp3,128Kbps,3.3MB).

Fri, 31 Dec 2004

Playlist for the first beta Acecast. Podcast on 31 Dec 2004.

I Love the Sunshine by GUB.

Full details for beta-test podcast.

Fri, 31 Dec 2004

Testing voice recording and enclosure support for RSS 2.0 feed.

The initial “podcast” on Acecast.com. Not much to shout about, but we all have to start somewhere. Mono recording, speaking in Norwegian dialect. A little bit of more indexing had to be done in .htaccess to get this to work (I store the audio files in a separate directory with no other content).

Adding the enclosure-tag to the code breaks XHTML validation, I should be able to fix this later.

Here is the five-second test file (mp3, 88K).

Playlist for alpha-test podcast.

Fri, 31 Dec 2004

Playlist for Acecast Alpha podcast.

Just a recording of my voice, speaking in Norwegian dialect. Used purely for test purposes.

Alpha, is in pre-Beta.

Details on alpha-test podcast.

Fri, 31 Dec 2004

The first textual net bleep from Acecast.com.

As soon as I read about podcasting back in October, I knew it was something I wanted to do. I thought long and hard about a proper domain name and investigated how to get Blosxom to provide a valid RSS 2.0 feed working with enclosures. Knowing my limitations as a logo designer, I posted for help on GetAFreelancer 11 November 2004.

I just got two replies to my request for a logo (no wonder, the project was just open for an hour or so), and a third came via email. I’ve got a logo, but so far haven’t been able to get it working with any design. So currently there is no logo on the Acecast site.

Project: Logo need for acecast.com (new podcasting site).

Logo/webgraphics needed for new podcasting site.

For use on Acecast.com website not yet set up.

Something which spins on the Ace in the name (Ace of Spade or Diamonds&), radio/broadcasting/podcasting/portable music players/(punk&)rock-music (guitar/microphone whatever).

Fri, 31 Dec 2004