Feed Issues

My iTunes store podcast listing is borked, the rss feed is working properly though, so use that for the time being.

I noticed the problem after uploading Follow Your Heart, and spent the next 12 hours trying to figure it out. I got it working again, kinda, I think.

There were multiple possible issues, but I couldn’t find any definite answers. Through trial and error I have decerned a few things that wreck havoc on podcast catchers and services.

  • the length of audio seems to be a factor, tracks under 40 seconds will cause some services to hang and stop processing the feed
  • feed aggregators are very finicky about formats and containers, many don’t know how to handle lossless ALAC encoded m4a, while processing lossy AAC encoded m4a just fine.
  • some services freak out over unicode characters in a podcast title, description, or post. I had a “₀” (SUBSCRIPT ZERO Unicode: U+2080) that caused issues.

Various podcast services and catcher are working again, and while the iTunes app on OS X, and Apple’s Podcast app on iOS are working, my iTunes store listing isn’t updating. Guess it’s a wait and see game at this point.

Follow Your Heart

Franklyn Monk Dronecast #36


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Junkie

Franklyn Monk Dronecast #35


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Badaboom Thirty Stitches

Franklyn Monk Dronecast #34

So, I sold blood plasma in order to keep this website going.
And cycled back in the Texas heat, and passed out on my porch.
Smashing my head on brick. Ended up with thirty stitches.
A week later I get them taken out to find they “didn’t take” and I’m gonna loose a huge chunk of my eyebrow. I’m bummed about it.
I’m going to do it again as soon as I’m healed enough to donate.
I’m serious about my art.


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Storm

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I spent three hours on the audio. Three hours to clean up the original 21 minute noisy recording so that it didn't make you want to rip your headphones off. I was going for something less overbearing white noise, and more rain. At some point it may make it as a backing track to something. I also spent a lot of time on the video too, but that was mostly re/learning running bash scripts in Automator actions. And rendering, a bunch of time for my spunky little laptop to render

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The Longness of You

Between the longness of you
And my shortness of breath
Cicadas sing
Our moon falls into shadow


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Raumo

Franklyn Monk Dronecast #32, Raumo: z0

Raumo: z0
Franklyn Monk
Audio: REAPER
Video: ffmpeg, with heavy postprocessing in ShotCut and iMovie
2016, from the Dronecast project.
Titles: inkscape, and no I’m not satisfied with them. I just had to stop, I had to stop. So I stopped with the promise that my next video will have better title/credit cards.


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Technical Issues

I’m not receiving email from any of this domains addresses. If you need to reach me use any of my social media accounts.

I’m trying to resolve this as quick as I can with Bluehost tech support.

In the meantime I have deactivated Cloudflare (to prove its innocence in all this). The move may have introduced bugs, and the site might lag more than normal.

Sorry!
We’re working on it 😀

PS: the issue is mail is being sent directly to dev/null
If anyone can help me with that.

It happens to coincide with the latest update to dovecot

Welcome Google Play Music Podcast Listeners

The Dronecast is now on Google Play Podcasts.

FBI Scrutiny in Denton? – Texas Sharon’s Bluedaze

I had no idea that the tactics of mainstream politics have seeped into municipal governance.
I guess Marx was right: “The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas”.

It saddens me.

Did you receive a receive a shiny mailer today in your mailbox claiming there is FBI scrutiny in Denton and warning of subversives? Must be election time.

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