Year End Live Q&A

from the going-out-with-a-bang dept

As promised here's today's year end Q&A. We'll try to keep the topic focused on what we thought were the biggest stories from 2008 and what will be the biggest stories in 2009, and see how well that works. We had some problems last week with the CoverItLive software, but hopefully this week will work better. The folks from CoverItLive have been in touch and are working hard to get rid of some of the bugs we encountered. Anyway, looking forward to seeing what people think were/are the biggest stories:

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    Paul Stout (profile), 31 Dec 2008 @ 1:34am

    Live Q&A Sessions and problems on my end with it...

    I really hate to carp, but you really need to make a change, of some sort, in the software you're using with this Q&A stuff in combination with the Tech Dirt email list.

    So far, each time I've gotten the daily Tech Dirt email list that has the embedded code in it for the Q&A session, two things happen.

    One is that my browser is automatically run (Firefox/IE7/Maxthon 2, it happens with all three of them) even though I don't want to take part in the session, or see/hear replays of it. Not nice behavior on the part of the software.

    Secondly, I listen to music while I read my email. BUT, as long as my email program is running (Eudora), if there's a replay of the session it automatically starts playing. The only problem then is that there is no way that I've been able to find to turn it off. I can either turn the volume all the way down and NOT listen to my music, or I can shut down Eudora. Which means if I want to read my email I'm stuck with listening to a voice program I have no interest in listening to. Again, not nice program behavior.

    You'd think there'd at least be an option available to me to tell the software that, no, I don't want to listen to it.

    I hate to say it, but it's really annoying.

    If you know of a way to get this to stop I'd sure be interested in hearing about it. I'm guessing there's some possible combinations of unintended software/hardware interactions that the software/email list authors didn't take account of.

    Anyway, I'm open to suggestions of how to solve this problem short of unsubscribing to the Tech Dirt email list.

    Paul Stout

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