Insight into the making of a Vladcast
So this is how it happened and the efforts Vlad goes to in order to pull all this together for the Community.
It’s Sunday evening and I’m relaxing by listening to the SBS Show (the one with Dave Sobel) and funnily enough I get a email from Vlad asking if I’m busy and have I got Skype? We hook up on Messenger and he says he wants to do an interview on the SBSC PALs and I agree. I haven’t got Skype but I’ve got Asterisk, so Vlad goes away and sees if he can set up the Xten softphone for recording. It’s going to be tricky, so I install the Skype client and we start chatting. The feedback is terrible and it makes trying to say anything coherent almost impossible. Anyway, we resolve to try and work through it and we start the interview and my wireless internet connection goes! My draytek router drops the wireless connection and I have to plug my laptop directly into the router and reset the bloody router. Eventually, I get back online and feel like a right idiot and apologise profusely. Vlad is pretty cool like he’s seen that happen a million times before. The feedback is too bad and Vlad has to phone me directly but now there is feedback on his side! So, when he’s talking I mute my microphone and enable it when I’m speaking! We get through it and he thanks me and he’s off to do another interview and edit and put the whole thing online. By the time I wake up this morning, it’s all online and on his blog!
This guy is a legend and works in a totally different gear to any normal person