Looks like the iPodding has subsided, so we should make it through this evening… I’ve still got 300 MB of bandwidth left to serve over the next 4 hours or so.
Since I posted the third Winecast some 13 hours ago, my site has been unusually busy serving up over 1GB of podcasts. It seems we have reached some sort of tipping point, as I only served 1.5 GB in the previous 11 days since I began. My current monthly bandwidth limit is just a hair over 3GB, so I expect Winecast to be unreachable from about 6:00 pm CST today. As I hoist my glass of Taittinger Brut to toast the New Year, we will be again back in business. Obviously, I will need to move winecast.net to a more industrial strength bandwidth set-up and will be doing so over the next few days. You might notice outages from time-to-time as I pack-up the WordPress database and move to the new host. I will also use this time to remix the horrible-sounding first episode and bring it up to listenable status.
Many thanks for your support; I am pleased there are so many more wine lovers out in the podcasting community and look forward to 52 more episodes in 2005.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
Trouble with DNS took Winecast off the ‘net for most of the day. A few iPodders caught the show I uploaded last night before the outage, but it is ready for all to download now. My apologies for the inconvenience and I will be fixing/adding some links after dinner… enjoy some wine with family and friends today!
I have 6 Gmail invitations to give out to the first six Winecast listeners who send me an email with their feedback on the show. If you’ve ever wanted to check out the Gmail service, now is the time!