Podcast 01: Dries for President

Check out the first episode of the DrupalEasy podcast. Join Andrew Riley, Ryan Price, and Mike Anello as they discuss the latest Drupal-related news. They'll also be making their "module picks of the week" as well as their "Drupal site of the week".

The podcast is now in iTunes! Click here to load the podcast in iTunes. Once your iTunes opens with the DrupalEasy podcast click subscribe and you should be all set. If the link does not work for you please open iTunes manually, go to the iTunes Store and search for DrupalEasy and look for our icon.

Notes from the podcast...

1. Dries is running for president (who has the guts to run against him?) - http://buytaert.net/dries-for-president-2009

2. Drupalcon Europe 2009 (Paris) - http://symbiotix.net/articles/announcing-drupalcon-europe-2009

3. The state of drupal and mobile - http://www.mobiledrupal.com/content/overview-mobile-modules-drupal

4. Plug-in manager module (good idea? pros/cons) - http://www.drupal4hu.com/node/188

5. 5 Good things that will come from Fields in Core - http://groups.drupal.org/fields-core

Mike's Module of the Week: Add Another by Robin Monks - http://drupal.org/project/addanother
Ryan's Module of the Week: Backup and Migrate - http://drupal.org/project/backup_migrate
Andrew's Module of the week: Feed Path Publisher - http://drupal.org/project/feed_path_publisher

Drupal site of the week: http://www.FieldAndStream.com and http://www.OutdoorLife.com.

If you have a site you'd like to submit for the "site of the week", let us know about it at: http://drupaleasy.com/siteoftheweek

Intro music courtesy of Klaus Neumaier - http://ccmixter.org/files/Klaus_Neumaier/6708

Andrew Riley - http://www.mindcomet.com - http://developerkarma.com twitter: - @andrewmriley
Mike Anello - @ultimike
Ryan Price - @liberatr


Any chance of getting this into the iTunes store? I think it'd help circulation. And I'm not just saying that because I'm lazy. Ok, maybe I am ;-)


Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 14:23

Glad to have more people chatting about Drupal! Let me know if you guys ever want a guest speaker :) You beat our announcement about Paris! LOL. http://blip.tv/file/1788939

(sirkitree.net | drupalmao.com)

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 20:00

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Thanks for the kind welcome - if you're going to be in DC, we'll have to find a couch and grab some beverages.


Submitted by ultimike on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 07:10

In reply to by Guest (not verified)

Great stuff guys. I've been using Drupal about a day and was still able to follow along in your discussion. I can tell you from a n00b stand point that the installing of multiple modules right from the get go is kind of daunting. I do understand the principle behind it though and appreciate why it's done.

The audio was great too and I'd love to talk about your podcasting setup (maybe next week at the Creatives meetup).

Mike in regards to Watchmen, read the graphic novel. I'm not a comic book nerd by any means but a friend of mine lent me a copy and I couldn't put it down.

I also regret not being able to make it to Florida Drupalcamp. Maybe next time.

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 11:31

I think I'm going to miss the Creatives meetup next week but here's the lowdown on the podcast setup. We use skype to connect all of us and on my end I use Soundflower + Hijackthis (Mac programs) to split the recording into two channels (me, them). I then use Audacity (multi-platform program) to edit the podcast and downmix/compress into mp3. Both Ryan and Mike also record the session just in case there are any technical glitches and we lose what I record.

As far as mics go, both Mike and I use Plantronics headsets and Ryan uses a professional grade mic.

Ryan can fill in any details I missed :)

My mic is an MXL V57M and I get my Phantom Power from an M-Audio MobilePre USB.

I use eCamm Call Recorder for Skype and a program called Sound Studio when I edit, but Quicktime Pro ($30) is a cheap and easy editor. You still can't beat Audacity - it's free, cross-platform and powerful.

Most important with podcasting is breathing, speaking, background noise, etc.

Also, I can't seem to get my avatar under control. I tried uploading a smaller version but it keeps going back to the large one.

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 11:44

I was especially interested in hearing feedback on the Plugin Manager - your input was valuable.

As for Hierarchical Select, there is active development occurring to get it on CCK fields. Last I checked, it's a bit buggy, but there is a lot of excitement about it and it looks *very* promising. http://drupal.org/node/232330

I have also wanted to use Backup and Migrate for awhile - thanks for the overview.

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Mon, 02/23/2009 - 09:04

Another geekish podcast. ;-)

Well, it was interesting and entertaining. Good premiere!

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 09:08

good stuff,

also, thanks for pronouncing my home-towns correctly :)

it was very nice to hear!


Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 13:04

February 17, 2009