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Podcasts on Drupal by Lullabot Hit 40

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 5/18/07 (2:33pm) celebrated their 40th Podcast appropriately enough by listing "Top 40 Projects" associated with Drupal. is a Drupal shop and if you're interested in getting into the thick of this content management system, these Podcasts are a lot of help. You can access all of their "broadcasts" by going to their Podcast page...

PodCasts from SXSW Interactive

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 3/20/07 (1:15am)

If you couldn't make it to the annual get-together of the "interactive" world in Austin, this is just about the next best thing. Here's what's up so far...


Enough with Overweight Podcasts!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 2/18/07 (2:32am)

I love podcasts. For me, podcasts are the New Radio. They're a welcomed and increasingly critical source of information.

But please -- please! -- I'd love them even more if the person putting them together respected bandwidth constraints.

I'm ready to admit that I grew up in the days of 14.4 modems. My first attempt at dealing with media was trying to make pictures look good using only 256 colors. "Crackly" doesn't begin to describe the quality of audio I had to churn out due to low bandwidth.

But even in this great age of DSL, there still are a couple of conventions that content providers need to observe. One of them is never, ever use more bandwidth than you actually need.

(more after the jump...)


Podcast of Alan Cooper

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 12/18/06 (2:44am)

Alan Cooper is the author of two absolute classic books: "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum" and "About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design".

In this podcast by Gerry Gaffney, Cooper talks about personas, interaction design and other aspects of User Centered Design (UCD).