Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Not Necessarily For Kids

Just a friendly warning that My Mac Guys is a show intended for an adult audience. Occasionally, our passionate Mac discussions contain language or content that is not suitable for younger listeners. The one exception will be our "Mac Kids Special" which will definitley be suitable for ages 2 to 99.

That said, My Mac Guys pride themselves on presenting a mostly unedited show, with the exception of music cues and the occasional narration to clarify a portion of the live show.

Thanks for listening.

Mac Guys Go International!

It's Official. As of today My Mac Guys Podcast has gone International. Don M. e-mailed us from Liverpool, England (home of The Beatles) to let us know "he liked the show," and with that, we officially became an International Show. We invited Don M. to Skype in, but he reminded us that it would be 4 a.m. UK time. Maybe some restless night Don, or maybe one night after carousing around the pubs you'll stumble over to your Mac-Mini and change your mind. Don is a recent PC convert who made the switch with the introduction of the Mac-Mini. Don writes: "I took the plunge and haven't looked back - a real breath of fresh air! I've been evangelizing about it to all and sundry ever since!"

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. It makes our Mac-day over here in The States.

Keep on listening...

My Mac Guys Hit 400!

I feel like McDonald's in their very first year posting the number of hamburgers sold, but if you consider that the site is less than 2 weeks old, I'd say 400 hits is a landmark. Could it someday be 4,000? Is it even possible to reach 40,000? Are there that many podcast listeners interested in hearing about Hank selling his Zojurushi bread machine at a loss on Ebay? Only time will tell, but for me, 400 is a nice round number, and I'll take it.

Thanks for checking us out.

Chris (My Mac Guy)

Join Us On Air! Share Your Back-up Disaster Stories

Hank and Chris invite all our listeners to share their horror stories of back-up disasters. Tell us about that Great American Novel that you accidentally deleted, or the time you forgot to back-up your entire year of financial info. If you, or anyone you know has a good tale about back-up neglect, then we want to hear from you.

To e-mail us, just click on the link to the right: "Show Comments E-Mail", or...Skype us this Sunday night, (March 6th) at "MyMacGuys" between the hours of 8 and 10 PM (PST).

We'll read your e-mails on the show, or we'll Skype you LIVE as we tell of our own back-up follies.

Monday, February 28, 2005

My Mac Guest: Vinylpodcast Creator

My Mac Guys are looking forward to our first guest: Cody, the creator of Vinylpodcast.com. This tribute to vinyl records was mentioned in Show 3 (available for download soon) as Hank's pick for "Podcast of The Week".

We invite you to join us for a Macin-side chat about the glory days of vinyl records. We both think Vinylpodcast.com is worth a weekly visit, and can't wait to pick Cody's brain about the genesis of his show and perhaps get a glimpse of vinyl gold yet unmined.

Skype us Live during the show with questions for Cody. We plan to be recording between 8 and 11 PM, Sunday, March 6th.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

The Sunday Sessions

Tonight marks a break in a 30 year old tradition in The Ragazzo Family of sitting down to watch The Academy Awards broadcast. Instead, Hank and I decided to plow ahead with recording "MyMacGuysPodcast" on what are becoming our regular Sunday evening podcasts. Truth be known, I didn't miss the Awards, and thanks to Tivo, I will blow through commercials and acceptance speeches faster than a bull skewers a matador.

Tonight was nothing short of a blast as Hank I riffed on various subjects ranging from Ebay to Apple Cell phones. No, Apple doesn't make cell phones, but listen to the show to find out who thinks they should be making cell phones.

Tonight was a milestone, as Show 5 was digitized. In little more than a week, My Mac Guys has gone from concept to reality. Thanks to folks like Steve Jobs, Guglielmo Marconi, the guys at M-Audio, and an 18 year old Ecuadorian woman who Skyped us LIVE.

As you can see, Hank has set up streaming of the show for anyone who doesn't get podacsting, doesn't own an iPod, or could care less about both. All you have to do now is click on the links to the right of this column, and voila, you are listening to the show.

Just a reminder, we'd love to hear from you, so while you're here, feel free leave a comment.

Thanks for tunin' in.
Chris (MyMacGuy)