Wednesday, May 10, 2006

the funcave true hollywood story: q&a logs

sorry it took so long, but posting the q&a stream from a webcast is a lot of fracking work...

besides the little matter of the surgery yours truly recently underwent, which obviously added a good bit of delay...

ron had to first check with ms corporate to make sure it was kosher to post the q&a logs at all...

and then your friendly neighborhood happyfunboy had the joyous task of cleaning the q&a logs.

you see, there are a couple of misconceptions about q&a logs, i think...

if what i saw during the webcasts is any indication.


yours truly answered, at best, only 1 or 2 questions the entire crown jewels series.

this is very common, particularly in webcasts with live demos.

think about it...

with a 1 hour webcast, there is a very limited amount of time to present anything.

if, as a presenter, i stopped to answer even 1 question in the middle...

i wouldn't have been close to getting through all the content.

and doing a live demo is like entering a time warp....

where the clock runs at about 3x its normal speed.


everybody wanted to know if the q&a would be posted after the webcast.

for some reason, i guess it's too difficult to expect people to click in the q&a pane at the end, hit ctl+a, and the paste the q&a log into notepad.


that is the fastest and best way to get a copy of any q&a log.

not only that...

it's an uncensored copy.

remember, the ones i've posted have been cleaned.

now, said cleaning involved:
  • removing any names or other identifiable info about attendees
  • removing the redundancy of questions naturally appearing twice in the log
  • cleaning up certain areas for bundling followup questions together
  • removing any privately answered questions that were simply "shoutouts" to friends, etc.
and, worst of all...
  • removing all the lovely comments from a certain attendee i dubbed "the audio nazi"
nothing like doing a bunch of extra work after an event that forces you to read, all over again, the ravings of a nimrod.

if i wanted to do that, i'd go read a book by al franken or jon stewart.

anyway...the q&a logs are up, finally, on the crown jewels + post here at the funcave.

will be working on a couple of clarifications of some content in the webcasts, and gathering some answers for some questions that are still open.

i appreciate everybody's patience with the time it's taken for me to get this stuff done.

better late than never, right?



Anonymous DonMurphy said...

Thanks for following up on this. You don't think I am the audio nazi do you - lol?

11:01 PM  
Blogger happyfunboy said...

don:, don't think so.

if the audio nazi shows up...

i have the distinct feeling we'll know it!


11:04 PM  

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