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Monday, February 18th, 2013
4:04 am - I Need An App
I need something that will actually help me remember we have a darn LiveJournal account, and to remember what it's password is.  Actually, LJ needs to do what Google does, and allow more than one account to be signed in at the same time, with the ability to swap accounts on a whim.  That would be FAR more useful.  Not entirely sure the framework's strong enough to support that, though.

So, it's been almost a whole year since our last post here.  Go us!  And hi to huskyteer who commented on the last post we made, all those moons ago.  Last post, we were approaching the midpoint of Season Six.  Well, we're now about to broadcast Episode Fourteen of Season Seven (tonight, in fact, at Twenty-Hundred Hours GMT, if that's even a time) so as you can see (and may have guessed by the fact I'm posting), we're still going strong.

So, what's new since the last post?  Well, for one, we have a WHOLE NEW WEBSITE!  It's far easier to update, and is all done off-site, which means I'm not taking up huge amounts of disk space on people's web servers any more.  Well, I am, but this season all the podcasts are being stored at archive.org instead - which is useful as that's where Kyte Pheonix[sic] was uploading previous seasons to for the RSS feed. The site itself is now a blog at Posterous, who have made things super simple for me.  Static pages for the information stuff, like contact details and connection information, but a blog roll for the front page so it's super easy to keep the thing updated.  Season Seven boasts the most updated website we've ever had.

We ditched LiveStream for the live video feed.  They were good, but the service took lots of bandwidth and the quality of the video feed was shocking at times.  Instead, we've opted for Google Hangouts on Air, which streams live to YouTube.  As an added bonus, all Hangout on Air sessions are automatically archived to our YouTube channel, which means there is now a video podcast (or TubeCast as I like to call them) as well as the standard audio one on the website.  The audio on Hangouts isn't quite as good as LiveStream, but we're meant to be a radio station, so we're not too fussed about that.  It's an added convenience - especially for me as it all happens without me having to lift a finger.

We've also changed Shoutcast hosts, as the previous company ramped their prices up to levels beyond our price range.  Thankfully, that lead me to find a much cheaper solution.  Instead of a monthly payment, we're now paying for bandwidth on a pay-as-you-go system.  So pre-buy a few gig, and then not worry.  Our initial ten gig purchase in November is still serving us well (the joys of only being on for just over two hours a week) and at only a fiver, I think we've done quite well there.

The newest addition for the show, and for the TigerTails Entertainment brand in general, is our all bright and shiny apparel store!  At the moment, we're looking for artists who can do us some nice and fancy graphics for t shirts and hooded tops, but we have some nice basic things on there at the moment.  Some stuff is TigerTails Radio branded, while the more generic designs have the TigerTails Entertainment website on the back.  The main TigerTails Entertainment website is going to get an update soon for the store, but the shop is open for business from the TigerTails Radio website.  It's powered by SpreadShirt, so it's top quality stuff - I know this for a fact as I've used them before for things.  Not the cheapest, sadly, and even more sadder is we see very little of the total sale, but it's better than nothing and since it's free to set up and run, the only thing we're losing is a few moments of our time.  Even if no one buys anything, at least we'll know we gave folks the option.

Right, now it's time to sign off and maybe contemplate going to bed, as it's pretty much four in the morning.  If we haven't made another post within a couple of week, feel free to kick us in the comments section.  We still get emails if someone comments, and it was thanks to a spam post that we remembered this account was in dire need of updating.  We need to keep the updates flowing, so I don't have to type a novella every time we post here.

Hopefully, we'll see you in #tigertailsradio on the irc.anthrochat.net tonight, or in the comments sections of this journal, or our Facebook page, our Google+ page(s), our website, or even our Twitter feed.  Yes, we're well connected - we just forget to talk to these connections sometimes.  We also have our "Done and Dusted Blog" which sometimes sees an update too.  Right, I'll throw some links below to refresh all your memories, and then it's night night everybody...  Night night.

http://www.tigertailsradio.co.uk - Main site, including Apparel Store!
http://doneanddusted.tigertailsradio.co.uk - The Done and Dusted Blog.

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Friday, March 2nd, 2012
8:29 pm - Hello Once More
Long time no see. I guess with the fun of Google+ and Facebook, we kinda forgot we had a LiveJournal account. One new password (because the old one was long forgotten), and we're back on your Friends Lists again. Poor you. :p

For those who are wondering (if anyone still even reads LJ, throw us a comment if you do) - yes, TigerTails Radio is still on the air. Broadcasting every Monday from 9pm UK time. Xavier and Eeve3 are still with us, and TK is still running the ship (and crashing it in to rocks'n'things). We're now on Season 6, and have had 27 episodes of it! We also have our own server, and are no longer relying on others to broadcast us (yey). It's all on the up, really. Not to mention the regular contributions from others in the community.

The website is, as always, http://www.tigertailsradio.co.uk - why not pay a visit and refresh your memories, and have a listen to Season 6 so far. Maybe join us in IRC while listening in on Monday's show when it comes round? Or even watch the LiveStream. We might be playing Blockbusters again if all goes well. Wish us luck... :)

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Thursday, May 5th, 2011
1:56 am - Gunge - It's Coming

Remember this?

Yes? Good.

Well, May 16th is not only the final show of Season 5, it's also the TigerTails Radio Gunge-a-thon 3. We missed Red Nose Day, but that doesn't mean you can't still donate. Click the banner to check out the website for more details!

And remember kids, clicking on the advert will not only make you cool, but it will also help us gain the money needed to buy more supplies (as it comes out of our own pockets so ALL donations go to Comic Relief), so you can make the staff and guests suffer! :)

Yes, I know the banner needs updating! :p Maybe for Season 6!

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Monday, May 2nd, 2011
9:12 pm - Episode 50!

We are LIVE! Go us!

Click on the banner to tune in, and why not join us in IRC? #tigertailsradio on the Anthrochat.net server - see the Contact Us page on the website for more details.

This is brief, as we're live and stuff. :)

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Monday, April 25th, 2011
8:44 pm - Episode 49

Wow, it feels like forever since I last updated this thing! Yes, it's another Monday, which means it's another exciting episode of TigerTails Radio. We're here to ease those Monday blues, though as it's been a Bank Holiday for the Brits, there shouldn't be any blues - right?

IRC as normal, #tigertailsradio on the anthrochat.net server. Or just click on the banner above and head to the Contact Us page for more information.

As normal, the show starts at 9pm BST - So be there!

We can talk about Doctor Who again this week - Yey!

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Monday, April 11th, 2011
8:59 pm - Episode 47

Yet again a Monday rolls around, which means that TigerTails Radio is back on at 9pm tonight (BST) - which is in a few moments.

IRC as normal, #tigertailsradio on the AnthroChat server!

Click the banner, go to the site, tune in! :)

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Monday, March 28th, 2011
9:04 pm - Episode 45 - Going live!

Yep. It's that time again - more TigerTails Radio is upon us! Click on the banner and come listen in!

Fun in IRC as normal - #tigertailsradio on the Anthrochat.net server!

We're live now. For a whole 2 hours! Go us!

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Monday, March 21st, 2011
6:04 pm - Mortal Kombat (Episode 44)

Don't forget, the cast are at a Mortal Kombat Tournament tonight, so TTR24 takes over until they return. Live show starts around 9.30pm, with TTR 24 starting at around 6.30pm and carrying on until the cast get back. Expect lots of bitching about cheap moves!

Once the live show starts - all the normal fun will happen. IRC as always is #tigertailsradio on the AnthroChat server.

See ya'll after the tournament.

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Monday, March 7th, 2011
6:51 pm - It's Konami Night!

It's Episode 42 of Season 5 tonight, which means it's Show #573 overall. Konami Night! Since the number 573 is important to Konami, we decided to host a Konami themed show when the counter rolled around to our 573th show. I'm kinda surprised we made it, but there you go, we have!

So as well as the fun in IRC (#tigertailsradio on the Anthrochat server), we have a Konami themed AudioSurf Challenge, lots of Konami music in the playlist, and even a Konami surprise! Oooooooh!

All of this kicks off from 9pm as normal, just click on the banner to tune in!

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Monday, February 28th, 2011
8:52 pm - Episode 41

Yes, it's that time of the week again - you know, the one where we forget to advertise the show.

So, this isn't a message saying that you can click the banner above and listen to tonight's episode of TigerTails Radio. IRC as normal in #tigertailsradio on Anthrochat.net - so be there! No, it's certainly not a message saying that.

From 9pm tonight.


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Monday, February 14th, 2011
8:21 pm - Episode 39

I knew I was forgetting to advertise somewhere! Hello LiveJournal Land! it's nice to see you again, even if nothing has really changed. We're still on at 9pm GMT on Monday nights, and we're still in the #tigertailsradio IRC channel on Anthrochat.net as normal.

It's Valentine's day today! As TK is single, he doesn't care - but Eeve3 has another half,and so does Xavier. Mr Xavier will be away for this show as he's spending time with his other half, but if we're lucky Eeve3's other half (Salamander3) may turn up if he's been good and done all his homework! :) Heh, students. :p

Anyway, silliness aside, tune in for all the good old fashion segments that you've all come to know and love. 9pm on BritFur, The Paw, BeatPortFM, and on TigerTails Entertainment's own personal server. We're bloody everywhere kids! :)

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Monday, January 17th, 2011
9:00 pm - Episode 35

Welcome back BritFur, it's good to see you again!

Show's on pretty much now, go tune it!

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Monday, January 10th, 2011
8:57 pm - Episode 34

The time is upon us for another exciting episode of TigerTails Radio. What treats do we have in store today, you ask? Well, there's a new AudioSurf Challenge for one! Plus the Gaming New, Review of the Week, Done and Dusted, and Role Play Chat, and not to forget some of the finest video game music heard this side of the GameBoy's Tetris tune!

IRC as normal at irc.anthrochat.net - in the room #tigertailsradio - Be there!

As BritFur is dead, we have our own server. Click in the banner above for the details on how to tune in, or just use the Flash Player on the main page! :)

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011
7:48 pm - Episode 33

An hour early? Yes, we start at 8pm tonight with our round up of 2010, with all three main hosts (TK, Eeve3, and Xavier) as well as guest Salamander3!

We also have a new server! Go us! The website is yet to be updated with it (as this happened a few minutes ago) but there is a Flash player on the front page of the website to use - or pop in to IRC for the server/port number if Flash isn't your thing! With any luck, the details will go on to the website during the show!

IRC as normal is in #tigertailsradio on Anthrochat. Be there, for we love to chat... Honest! :p

So, we're starting in 10 minutes time for a 3 hour epic! Click on the banner to go and tune in! :)

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Monday, December 27th, 2010
8:46 pm - Episode 32

Just a few little minutes until we're live. This week both Eeve3 and Xavier have abandoned us for Christmas, but fear not - TK has help. Cue Felis (our regular game reviewer) for another crack in the hot seat as guest presenter. Viewers will be able to watch him in Xavier's seat.

For yet another week, the show will be broadcast via LiveStream, so click on the banner and head on over to the Watch page to tune in.

IRC fun will be happening as normal, visit #tigertailsradio on the Anthrochat server to join in the fun!

So, 9pm on Livestream at www.tigertailsradio.co.uk - Be there! Or catch the Podcast a few hours later. :)

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Monday, December 20th, 2010
9:07 pm - Episode 31

With BritFur.FM's ShoutCast server still down, we're still broadcasting on the LiveStream network. This means you get to watch as well as listen! Click the banner and go to the WATCH page to tune in.

IRC as normal at #tigertailsradio on Anthrochat - and this week we have Eeve3's other half standing in for the missing Eeve3! Send him love!

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Monday, December 13th, 2010
8:48 pm - Episode 30

With BritFur.FM's ShoutCast server still down, we're still broadcasting on the LiveStream network. This means you get to watch as well as listen! Click the banner and go to the WATCH page to tune in.

IRC as normal at #tigertailsradio on Anthrochat - and this week there is also a new AudioSurf Challenge song for the Christmas Period!

So, come on and tune in - live from 9PM GMT :)

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Monday, December 6th, 2010
9:25 pm - Episode 29

Well, with all our radio things BROKEN TO HELL, our Livestream has been called upon to provide us with the method of broadcasting the show. So head to the website (click the banner) and find the WATCH page, where you can see/listen to us live!

IRC is up as normal - #tigertailstadio on the Anthrochat server. Or use the Livestream chat to talk to TK and the other viewers. :)

Hopefully BritFur will be back one day? Maybe?

current mood: creative

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Monday, November 22nd, 2010
9:00 pm - Episode 27 - Happy Birthday PS2

It's that time of night again, when Monday rolls around and TigerTails Radio returns for another few hours.

This week, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PlayStation 2's launch in Europe with lots of PS2 related fun things, including our Top 10 PS2 Games rundown!

Fun in IRC as normal, #tigertailsradio on Anthrochat. The show starts any minute, so tune in and have fun!

current mood: creative

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Monday, November 15th, 2010
8:55 pm - Episode 26
No banner this week as the TigerTails Radio Website is down. So, have a nice normal text announcement:

TigerTails Radio is back for another day, with a temp new website address: http://mail.tigertails.co.uk

IRC is as normal, #tigertailsradio on the Anthrochat server. Show starts as normal at 9pm, so why not come along and tune in... You know you want to!

current mood: accomplished

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