We can be just as trendy as everyone else, here at Wi-Fi Networking News: Today we launch our first "podcast," the new term for providing downloadable audio that can be picked up via RSS aggregators and loaded on a computer or into portable music players--not just MP3s. (Read Wikipedia for a history of podcasting--and correct it if it's wrong.)
Our first interview is with Martyn Levy of RoamAD, down in New Zealand: [MP3 format, 1 Mb]. RoamAD makes 802.11 mesh networking equipment that uses dense installations of 802.11b commodity gear on the client side with committed information rates that now approach 2 Mbps and 802.11b or 802.11a for mesh and backhaul. Martyn explains their current approach and technology in the interview.
Using Skype's peer-to-peer voice-over-IP software, some Macintosh recording software (Audio Hijack Pro), and the stars being aligned just right, the 7-minute inaugural episode of our audio programming is available. This is the first one of these we've tried, so my audio level may be a little lower than Martyn's and there's a little background fuzz; we'll get the sound bugs worked out soon.
Update: I have added an RSS 2.0 feed that incorporates enclosures of the type needed by podcasting aggregation programs. If you have one of those, you know who you are.