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May 2007 Notes

5/31/07 - Ep16 - Domicile Day
Not sure if I will be able to do a Sunday show, because the Roobot is real busy with graduating and all and it is my anniversary. Still have not gotten any responses regarding the cutest pet in the world. You are all a bunch of losers with ugly pets. On this show we talk about Domicile Day, a new TBL exclusive holiday, and what it means. We also talk about how cutting sleep out of your day will increase you life span. Lastly, I review a relatively new email scam.

5/29/07 - If you are having any problems with the RSS Fees
I was just checking to see if anyone is having problems with the feed website. Please report them to me if you are so I can help…. If you are using iTunes, then I recommend that you completely delete the feed and recreate it. In iTunes go to podcasts, find ‘The Bottom Line Podcast’, right-click on it and select delete. Then select move to recycle bin.

 Now that you have deleted the podcast it is time to re-add it. Advanced/ subscribe to a podcast. In the box that pops up put in the following


 Hit okay. It will automatically start downloading the most recent episode. If you want to download the old episodes to have on file you can only download 3 at a time. If you start to download and then get a grey exclamation point to the left of episode, then there may be a problem. Good Luck!

5/28/07 - Domain problems are fixed
Alrighty, after a horrible 48hr session of html coding, haggling with HostGator and having my wife give me dirty looks for being in front of the computer for too long instead of watching a 24 Marathon we finally have a new webserver. All of the content has been transferred and I can rest easy. I still have to do some updating to the rssfeed, so you may have some problems downloading through iTunes for the next couple of days. Please report any problems that you encounter via my new shiny email for the show show@tblpodcast.com. Also, if you want an official tblpodcast.com email address, just email me and I will set you one up. Don't forget to state in the email what you want your address to be. I will only be offering this for a limited time. 

5/27/07 - Ep15 - Words Are Just Words, And Apologies Are Free
Well this show has a little bit of everything. I read an email from a Frank about a burning desire to hear more financial information. Sound clips from the cancelled show 'Action', and the 'The Whitest Kids You Know'. The RooBot talks about the news and rants about incredibly stupid people just giving out their personal information on random websites. I talk about hot button words, Business loans, and how movie producers think we are all a bunch dim, deep pocketed, consumers. Also, a tribute to Tim Hensen of Distorted View (it is not for everyone). Lastly, a pet showdown... you probably don't have what it takes to match up against my little friend, but if you think you do... take a shot!

If you are interested in writing at all check out IShouldBeWriting.com. This is a great podcast that I found out about through the Buffy Between the Line audio drama.
is a friend of TBL, go check them out. It is pretty cool.


5/27/07 - Does your fury friend match up?
Email in pictures of your pets to see if they can match up with the most beautiful dog of all time. BottomLiners, may I present to you 'Precious' the greatest best friend a human can have.

5/24/07 - New Promo
I created a new promo cause the last one was way too long and I rambled a lot in it. I like the new one. You will have to download it manually. If you have a website and want to link to it that would be great too.

5/23/07 - Ep14 'Daily Rant' - Opportunity Forgone
A conversation with my wife lead me to do a show about the opportunities forgone. I have created a spreadsheet that you can mess with. Click here for the page with download and an example of how to use it. Opportunity cost is the calculated cost of the opportunity forgone to do something else. Sometimes you do not realize how much those diners at PF Chang's really cost in the long run.

5/21/07 - My 43 Things
My43Things.com is a really interesting site that I found through the RooBot's blog. It is essentially a list of things you want to do before you die. My list is not very long yet, but it is definitely interesting. You might want to create one for yourself and then send me the link. I would like to see what you all aspire to.
Richard's 43 Things

5/20/07 - Ep13 - Workin' 9 to 5
Why won't you bastards vote for me on PodcastAlley? Did I do something to hurt your feelings? I will make it up to you baby. Just tell me what the problem is, we can get through this thing baby. On this show we talk about the societal vision of the work day, being in crisis mode overdrive, and we have sound clips from Joe Rogan, and The Rest of the World with the RooBot. Below is the matrix I talk about in the show regarding being in crisis mode.

Urgency vs. Importance Matrix (matrix is a fancy word for grid)

Very Urgent

Not Urgent

Very Important



Not Important




5/18/07 - Frappr Map
A lot of people use these, and I figured it would be fun to see where all the Bottom Liners were. Click the link here or use the one on the sidebar.

5/16/07 - Reviving the Blogs
I started blogging in the middle of 2006 and kind of let it die when I was gearing up for tax season. I am breathing life back into the blogs.

Bakersfield Poker
I have one for Bakersfield Poker, which is just a journal about my thoughts and ideas about poker and follows our small poker crew.

Richard's Stories
I also just recently started a blog that is just some stories from my life. I have a lot of great stories that I wanted to share. You can click the blog link on the sidebar and check out the different blogs that I have. Tell me what you think. If you like them then you should subscribe to them. That will give you a way to be notified when the blog is updated.

5/15/07 - Ep12 'Daily Rant' - Utilities are Futility
Everyone has experience dealing with a senile, decrepit, aged useless individual that is baffled by those infernal machines and the magical leprechauns that live inside of them. Well, I tell you a story about a situation like this. I also, talk about a problem I had with a local utility. The music at the end of the show is by a local artist called Lady Kris... check out her website if you like her stuff. Give me some feedback, and let me know if you like my new complaint style show.

Notice: The Rss feed will be changing in the next week. I really need to get an accurate idea of how often the Podcast is being downloaded. I am getting ready to change servers and need to know how much bandwidth I will need. So get ready to make a change.... it will not be hard to do but may be annoying and I apologize for that.

5/13/07 - Ep11 - The Scientist & Performer
Put on your lab coat, reading glasses, and taps shoes? I respond to a couple emails, and present some new segment ideas that require some feedback from the audience. "The Rest of the World with the Roobot" makes it's first appearance on the show. The topic of the day is studying yourself and the people around you to gather data to use in your evil master plan. 

5/11/07 - Ep10 'Daily Rant' - Living by the Percentages
Recorded part of the show on the road with my lovely wife critiquing me the whole time. Have you ever wondered how to split up school work, work work, or balance the different aspects of a personal relationship. I address giving focus to different areas in your life according to percentage of importance and scrutiny.... sound boring? Well shut up and listen anyway.

5/8/07 - F@^%ing RSS Feed Problems
Just want you all to know that if you had problems downloading EP09 through iTunes I have fixed it. I still do not know what it was, but I fixed it. You can see that podcastblaster under the podcasting section on the sidebar has been removed, because I can no longer recommend their service. It has only been working sporadically for the last two weeks. Anywho, thank you for your patience, and if you have been patient, then shut the hell up.

5/6/07 - Don't do grass... In your front yard
I got a full show for you today. We have an email from Hans, one from RooBot with some fairly harsh commentary on one of the most recent shows, a bum interview with Mr. Tyron Taylor, and some talk about the usefulness of grass. You are very lucky to get to be some of the first people to here Mr. Taylor sing on this podcast. It is a tasty treat for your ears.... LOL!

5/3/07 - New RSS Feed
I know everyone subscribes to the RSS feed in their own way, but I have updated the feed so that it goes through FeedBurner.com this will allow me to track how many actual subscribers I have. I am actually really curious about what programs, or aggregators, people use to subscribe to RSS feeds. I have really only been listening to podcasts since iTunes started offering them. If you want to recreate your feed please use http://feeds.feedburner.com/thebottomlinepodcast You can just click the RSS Feed link on the sidebar to the left, then click whatever downloader you use, and it will do the update for you. Most aggregators, or podcasts downloaders should pick up the difference on their own in the next couple of days. But if you are podcast savvy please adjust your feed so that I can get some updated reporting. I will be sure to let you all know what the reports show at the end of the month.

BTW... How do you folks feel about me doing written blogs on off days? Do most of you read blogs, or just listen to podcasts. Podcasting is really just a derivative of blogging, so I figure that most people that listen to podcasts also read blogs. You tell me! Email me and let me know if a blog would be something you are interested in reading. 

5/2/07 - Plug the show
Hey, I created flyers for anyone that wants to give them out to their friends. It is an excel spreadsheet with four flyers per page. When you print you will need to trim a little around the edges, but I printed them and they looked just fine. You can print in black and white or in color, they look great both ways. Download Flyers to download right click on the link and select 'Save Target As'. PEACE!

5/1/07 - What the hell is a tie for?
Sorry I missed a couple of days there folks. The Daily rant is back, there was no.... BIG SHOW for the week because a couple of topics and segments fell through, but there should be one next week. Also, the daily things was much harder than I originally thought. Thanks for all of the emails and comments... you monkeys know who you are. Today's show has a new product from VTS on it and lots of commentary about personal appearance.

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