Friday, October 5, 2007

Back to trapezoid twenty-four

Jerry Seinfeld once did a bit where he talks about having to "go back to square one":

"At least it is the only numbered square in the game. Nobody ever says 'Well, back to oval seven.'"

I think of that now and then. I like the idea of "oval seven."

Anyway, I'm back to square one, regarding the whole BlogTalkRadio thing.
As you may remember from my earlier angst-ridden posts, the tech support folks had said I needed Windows Media Player version 11.
I'm unable to upgrade to that version, because I'm stuck with Windows 98 for the foreseeable future. And Windows 98 is not compatible with WMP-11.
So I sadly resigned myself to my fate, until Alan Levy, the CEO of BlogTalkRadio, left a comment on my post. In case you missed it, here's what he wrote:

I am not sure where you picked up this information and if it came from our customer service group than I apologize.

Windows Media 11 is not required to listen to live shows. I use WMP9 and the streaming works perfectly.

If you are having having issues with streaming, please trouble shoot them directly with Amy Domestico at

Alan Levy

So, I'm back to wondering what the problem is.
If WMP-9 works fine for Alan Levy, why won't WMP-10 work for me?
The plot thickens.
So the story's not over yet.
There may still be hope.
I will keep you posted.
Let's eat some potato chips and search the internet while we wait.



Anonymous said...

Wow, you're back to me? I'm flattered! Though unfortunately as you've witnessed I haven't been much help. *Sigh* The drawbacks to being a square I suppose. Maybe that Oval or Trapezoid would be of better assistance.

Janna said...

Square1: There'a an octagon I'm going to check with also. Wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

Oooh I never trust octogans... their tentacles... oh wait that's an octopus. Never mind then.

metalmom said...

Alan Levy got back to you personally? Janna......what did you have to do ?

I'm sitting here on pins and needles waiting for the next installment!

'Will Janna's problem be solved? Will she hear "Pointles-Drivel Live" LIVE? Will Alan come to her house and fix it himself? TUNE IN AGAIN FOR NEXT EXCITING EPISODE!"

Desert Songbird said...

Intriguging developments, indeed. Sure hope this resolves for you soon.

Janna said...

Square1: Oh, I agree. Never trust anything with tentacles.

Metalmom: I can barely handle the suspense!!

DesertSongbird: I hope so too!

Travis said...

Lots of folks are having trouble. Fortunately I haven't been one of them so far.

My biggest problem was not being able to get into a chat one night. I could hear the show, but couldn't figure out what they had done with the chat. Then the host realized that she hadn't ennabled the chat!

I hope they can fix the bugs soon. You know how I hate bugs.

Marilyn said...

Trapezoids are scary too... anything with zoid in its name is suspect.

Janna said...

Travis: I hate bugs too. What we need is some Cyberspherical Raid.

Marilyn. I agree. Freakazoid, Trapezoid, Jannazoid... nothing you'd want to discover at night in a dark alley.