19 Aug 2005 kwa   » (Journeyer)

First post to my new advogato web log.

Well, I'm about to start class at CSUS in just over a week. I'm looking forward taking some more computer science courses after a year long hiatus. I've spent the last year finishing my lower division general education before transfering to the university.

Edd Dumbill released monopod-0.4 recently, and I don't like the fifo "Recent podcasts" playlist it creates on my iPod. When I find the time I'm going to modify it to create playlist for each podcast, so that...

  1. Latest shows from each feed are easier to find and ...

  2. I don't just end up with nothing but 10 episodes of Science Friday.

I must listen to podcasts much differently than Edd. I am subscribed to over 20 feeds with weekly or fortnightly radio shows, and I sometimes listen to 4 or 5 in one day. Some of the shows I almost never listen to, but I like to keep around just in case I get stuck somewhere with nothing to do. If I only have 10 podcasts, then I'll run out of things to listen to.

I think there should be a gconf key, and eventually a preference setting to choose the prefered way to synchronize with your ipod. The possible modes of operation would be:

  1. "Recent N podcasts" playlist
  2. One Playlist for each feed
  3. both simultanously
We'll see what Edd thinks.

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