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.

first...

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.

second...

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.

honestly...

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 clarity...like 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?

enjoy!

2 Comments:

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:

haha...no, 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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