10 hours down and 60+ to go…

October 20th, 2005

Well, we’ve been reading for over 10 hours now, and still going strong! No too large disasters so far, and good response from those who we know have heard it… Up to Deuteronomy at this stage…

Starting in 3 hours….

October 20th, 2005

Barring accidents the broadcasts start in just three hours, last night we tested the equipment in its final set up, all working well…

Technology, testing and time

October 16th, 2005

Sunday afternoon we tried to test the technology, we succeeded with most of it, after the usual struggles to get hard and softwares talking the same language. We got the broadcast going from Bob Edmiston’s new PC (that he has kindly loaned us for the week). We got the external sound card talking to that and Barbara’s PC which will be loaned for the weekend – to record the broadcast for posterity (and the podcasts ;). But we could not get the external harddrive working at all… Ah, the joys of technology!

We still need some 300 readers more so please do start signing up, persuade your friends, family and strangers on the shore if you can…

Blogging for PodBible

October 14th, 2005

As well as the media attention people go on adding a mention of the project to their blogs, Stu McG is the latest, these mentions are great, as in the short term they will bring us readers, but more in the long term they will help raise our profile on Google and other search engines, and that will bring listeners who will make it all worthwhile. So, thanks! And if you have a website or blog please do put a mention… 😉

World Famous in NZ

October 13th, 2005

The podcasts are already gathering interest in the secular media, with material on the NZ Herald site and on Stuff.

I just wish they had links so people could find this site!

Radio Rhema Interview

October 13th, 2005

Sometime after 3pm today Radio Rhema will be interviewing me about the PodBible Project, with the rest of the 20,000 bookmarks going round churches this Sunday we are getting closer with promoting the Labour Weekend BibleCast…

The project to podcast the Bible made the front page of Challenge Weekly, at least it’s front page of the online version, with a full story inside. And according to Mark H (who has an injection in his spine today, so please pray for him!) the Rhema network are thinking of featuring the project… more news later…

Meanwhile a report will go in the NovemberDaystar, and even more important I’ve begun to lose track of the blogs that have mentioned the project, so, come Labour Weekend people may begin to actually find the podcasts…

PS, if you have not yet emailed a friend or posted a link to the project on your website or blog, why not do so today!?

Techie stuff working so far

October 10th, 2005

Before the weekend Matt set up the RSS feed, I subscribed, and it seems to work fine (step one) – though Matt is trying to fix it so we can upload the files in advance and not have to remember to do them regularly each day!

This morning Robert and I began setting up and testing the equipment, Windows Media encoder is installed and running on my laptop, we can hear the “broadcast” from other machines on the local network… Step two complete. We also sent the details to Robert Naylor, so Citylink can set up their end and then we can test the broadcast as well. (That will be step 3. Then testing the two machines, one to encode and the other to record as WAV will complete the tech testing…)

Website and reading

October 10th, 2005

Progress report: the website now looks and works much better, though there are still some small jobs to do. Matt has been hard at work behind the scenes too and we should have a workable system that will not depend on manually loading a chapter a day, but which will take the next one through a book or something…

We got quite a few more chapters of Genesis done, both brainstorming |think|pray|do|s and reading the chapters, so we chould have about a month’s worth of podcasts ready to go before Labour Weekend…

Media coverage?

September 28th, 2005

At last the project to BibleCast and Podcast the Bible is beginning to get some coverage. The NZ Baptist carried an article on the project in it’s October issue (just out) and several bloggers have mentioned it.

As well as SansBlogue others include:

:: Aletheia :: (nb. Linda, Craig’s wife, is one of our readers!)
Wayne at Better Bibles Blog had a post on the translation issues
and in the last 24 hrs both:
Maggi Dawn with her bible podcast post in which she claims to be a luddite who does not understand such technologies! 😉
and AKMA on podcast audio Bible suggesting we leave off the “think|pray|do” ending of the podcasts

I guess we might need to think about AKMA’s suggestion, though probably offering Bible books for download would meet the need he suggests, and allow the podcasts to continue to provide the |think|pray|do| suggestions…

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