Confession time… I am writing this entry at 6:42 p.m. on January 10, 2017. I am going to post this entry to show a publish date of 04:59 a.m. I am going to do this so future visitors to my website will be able to listen to my podcast episodes in the proper order.
Why am I posting this episode AFTER my episode 001?
Let me tell you… a funny thing happened on the way to creating this episode. Okay, it wasn’t really funny, it was momentarily devastating. Here’s what happened…
My after-work plan for yesterday, Monday, January 9th, was to record this introductory episode, edit and publish it. The plan was for it to be published moments before Episode 001: Inner Voices.
All was going well until it wasn’t.
I was finalizing/reviewing my talking points in a Word document, when the computer locked up. The mouse worked, but the keyboard didn’t. I thought the wireless keyboard’s batteries had died. Then the monitor screens went black. The computer powered down and tried to restart–unsuccessfully.
I gave it a few minutes to try to recover, but it didn’t. I should know computer CPR, but I was a baffled bystander who could only watch as it tried to survive unassisted. When I could witness its suffering no longer, I pressed the power button so it could rest in peace.
Selfishly I bemoaned the loss of the required technology for my new podcast. Almost immediately I wrote off the contributions this magnificent tower of technology had provided thus far and replaced it with a relic: a laptop running the Windows XP operating system.
Two black screens and one relic laptop to get the job done.
It took some time to reacquaint myself with a much older version of my audio editing software. Before I knew it, I was out of time.
High tech recording studio? Not so much.
This afternoon I recorded the episode, edited it, and discovered that the older version of the software doesn’t recognize the music and intro clips I used with my first three episodes. Oh well. Life happens, right?
So this afternoon I published a naked version of my introductory episode.
Now I have a week to figure out how I am going to put all the pieces together for next week’s episode.
Earl is working on rebuilding the computer. Fingers crossed he is successful.