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Podiobooks site gone?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:19 am
by devora
Does anyone use Podiobooks.com? I haven't been able to get to the site for a few days. Thx.

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:05 am
by tbaker2500
I just went there to test, and it loads fine for me. I didn't try listening to anything, but the website is there.

They must cut the wires to your house. Do you see anyone suspicious in the bushes outside?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:21 am
by alhilton
The site loads fine for me, but they've had big changes recently at Libsyn. Are you using Firefox or something else?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:02 am
by devora
Well, I guess the Giant Squid Clowns have finally found me and cut the wires. I hope this message gets out.

Or do you think Firefox doesn't like me? Dang, it likes you guys. I am deeply, deeply hurt. Pariah...a cast out from Podiobooks. Simply b/c I would not do their bidding and breed manatee monkeys in my basement. UNBELIEVABLE!

THX for the help...guess I'll keep on trying but this is the third day, on Firefox (which works fine for everything else) and on a PC and a Mac. Help?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:13 am
by alhilton
Boy, that is weird. If only you were more responsive to the idea of mutant manatees...

I use Firefox. It's been a while since I've had a site stop working in Firefox, while continuing to function in IE, but it has happened to me a few times. You could try another browser. Try other computers in the same house? Do you have a nanny program? I dunno.

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:04 pm
by zZzacha
Yesterday Podiobooks was tweeting about it:
Podiobooks on twitter wrote:Seeing a few reports that the site is unreachable. Had some issues yesterday, but seems OK now. Have alerted Chris & Clair. Sorry!
Podiobooks on twitter wrote:Can you check to see if you have access to Podiobooks.com right now? If not, click here & tell us: http://twurl.nl/eotoqo
So, I think they know there are some problems and they're working on it.
Podiobooks on twitter wrote:I'm told by @patrickemclean that How to Succeed in Evil: The Novel is now complete. http://twurl.nl/b4y1dj & it's not the OLD HtSiE podcasts
Yeah, that quote is not really on topic, but it's a very cool novel. Thanks to Mr. Tweedy I discovered it and it's FUN!

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:23 pm
by tbaker2500
zZzacha wrote:
Podiobooks on twitter wrote:I'm told by @patrickemclean that How to Succeed in Evil: The Novel is now complete. http://twurl.nl/b4y1dj & it's not the OLD HtSiE podcasts
Yeah, that quote is not really on topic, but it's a very cool novel. Thanks to Mr. Tweedy I discovered it and it's FUN!
*hijacks thread further* Yea I wasn't too happy with the ending. It seems so... anemic, after such a good story.

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:42 am
by zZzacha
tbaker2500 wrote:
zZzacha wrote:
Podiobooks on twitter wrote:I'm told by @patrickemclean that How to Succeed in Evil: The Novel is now complete. http://twurl.nl/b4y1dj & it's not the OLD HtSiE podcasts
Yeah, that quote is not really on topic, but it's a very cool novel. Thanks to Mr. Tweedy I discovered it and it's FUN!
*hijacks thread further* Yea I wasn't too happy with the ending. It seems so... anemic, after such a good story.
*riding the hijacked thread, Yeehaaa!* I wasn't even aware it was the end! I thought "Ah, so that's where the story will be going now, I wonder how long this novel is going to be!" ... and then it was over. That gave me a weird anti-climaxy feeling.

Ha, the ending was so weird, that I had already forgotten how it ended until you brought it up. Thanks for making me re-live that weird anti-climaxy feeling. Ah, I love being flummoxed by my own head.

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:19 pm
by Mr. Tweedy
I haven't finished it yet...

I think it's weird how he decided to make a novel, but it ended up being almost as episodic as the previous, episodic incarnation. The various episodes more-or-less led into each other, but it could just as easily have been broken up in separate "seasons".

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:38 pm
by zZzacha
Mr. Tweedy wrote:I haven't finished it yet...

I think it's weird how he decided to make a novel, but it ended up being almost as episodic as the previous, episodic incarnation. The various episodes more-or-less led into each other, but it could just as easily have been broken up in separate "seasons".
I don't mean to spoil the endig for you, but Patrick McLean was having strange feelings about the ending he gave to his novel too. Yesterday he posted this blog post about endings and sharks and stuff.