Live From the Formosa Tea House, Session Three

We recorded Live From the Formosa Tea House: Episode 3 this afternoon. And because the Formosa Tea House is closed until February 24th, we switched locations and recorded here in the lounge at 84 Fitzroy St. in Charlottetown.

This episode features the best audio yet, with three microphones running into a mixing board running into my iBook. We missed the delivery of the iced tea and dumplings, though.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Talk about travel. My trip to Croatia last fall, Dan’s trip to Peru coming up this spring, and Steven’s trips to San Francisco and upcoming honeymoon trip to Europe. We also talk a lot about travel in general, using the Internet to make reservations, and the differences between being a tourist and being a visitor.
  • News of the new Queen Street Commons project that silverorange and others are working on at 224 Queen St. in Charlottetown.
  • Random musings about the nature of web design work vs. “creating real things.” Special bonus “I always thought I’d be an architect” musings from me.
  • An update on the Firefox web browser from Steven, including his description of the night Firefox 1.0 was released.
  • A Google Alerts success story involving a sunken schooner.

The Live From the Formosa Tea House RSS Feed has been updated; it’s got the MP3 of this episode included as an enclosure for all you podcatchers. Traditionalists can still grab the audio from the web like normal. Enjoy.

Update: Dan has posted photos of our “recording studio.”


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Daniel on January 31, 2005 - 22:55

Nice session guys. This format makes a lot of sense for me as I’ve sat down with you for lunch so many times so it feels very natural. I keep wanting to jump into the conversation though, which can be a little frustrating… Nice work.

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Johnny Rukavina on January 31, 2005 - 23:11

For the record, there was a 40 watt bulb in the lamp for the vast majority of the smellification period. And the so-called “150 watt bulb” was in fact a “tri-lite” 50-100-150 watt bulb. I assumed, foolishly as it turns out, that if you don’t have a “tri-lite” style lamp, the “tri-lite” bulb would run at the lowest wattage. Oh, and thanks for publicly exposing my foolishness and shame to the world.

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oliver on February 1, 2005 - 04:01

I liked and agree with your point, Peter, about considering the benchmarks against which guide book authors judge the interestingness or beauty of sites and towns. I also believe there’s a real interpretive issue to do with guidebook author subjectivity and even fabrication. At some point in Turkey, Sophie and I starting picking destinations based on how much the Lonely Planet author claimed to have disliked them. We also heard rumors of him covering the mountain sites from the beach by interviewing tourists who’d just come back from there.

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Kellie on February 1, 2005 - 13:42

Not sure if it was an inside joke that I did not get, or whether you have misheard. You stated that “for all you podcatchers”, but actually its podcasters. If it was an on purpose thing, ignore me, but for the record it is podcasting/podcasters. Love your daily enteries by the way. Awesome.

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oliver on February 1, 2005 - 14:48

Interesting to hear the interplanetary commentary on my Northern California homeland and its capital San Francisco. Makes me wonder now what the Masai think of it.

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Peter Rukavina on February 1, 2005 - 19:02

Podcaster = broadcaster. Podcatcher = listener.

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