Hello, everyone! I?m Molly Wood and welcome to the CNET Mailbag, the
show where we read your feedback, answer your questions, and even
open your sketchy snail-mail packages. Actually, I got a lot of good snail
mail this week, and none of it was sketchy! Like this wonderful card from
Meggie who just wrote to say thanks to me for being an incredible role
model. Meggie, that is just the nicest letter. Thank you for sending it!
Also, Dave, who sent a self-addressed stamped envelope so he could get
a sticker, but included TWO STAMPS in case someone else forgot their
postage! Dave. Extra sticker for you.
And FYI, everyone, we are OUT of stickers now, so don?t send me your
emails or stamps. I?ll let you know if I get more or you can buy them. In
the meantime, they?ve trickled out into the world, here?s an example of
one in the wild.
Ok, now some kudos for Jason Howell, our podcast producer here at
CNET. Jim writes:
Just got a look at the new Podcast Central page, and it looks much better
than before, not as cluttered. Download speeds have also improved,
which I gotta say was far more important. Thanks!
Know you've been taking a lot of crap because of slow downloads and
other technical issues that you've had no control over, so you should also
get the much deserved compliments when you fix the problems.
Jim, you are so right. And yes, Sean echoes all our feelings when he says:
I just want to say: I LOVE THE NEW PODCAST
The redesign is FINALLY live, and you can actually find things and see
things and it looks gorgeous! Jason deserves a major fruit basket for
pushing that sucker through.
Ok, and now for a little geekmail. Ankh in Ireland had a little note on our
Quick Tip about killing stubborn processes on the Mac. He says:
You're teaching people how to use linux, through under the guise of
Macintosh! Hilarious. I remember being taught the same thing when i ran
into problems on my first ubuntu box. Next teach them how to add a
UUID to fstab so the drive will remount after a crash, lol.
And Fredhag writes, about the same tip:
Tech pronunciation is usually pretty good on cnettv, i.e., I rarely notice
mistakes. However, there have been 3-5 problems in the last couple
weeks. What finally took me to the point of providing feedback was
Wilson Tang's Stop Stubborn Programs on a Mac quick tip. He
pronounced sudo as soo-doh (similar to the martial art of judo) rather
than soo-doo. Pronunciation mistakes like this focus the audience
attention on the fact that the personalities are not knowledgeable and
simply reading copy. I am sure there is not much time to check such
things but there should be some mechanism for this.
Um, actually, Fredhag, Wikipedia notes that sudo, while officially
pronounced soo-doo, is commonly pronounced ?soo-doh,? and in fact,
there is a raging debate in the open-source community about the proper
pronunciation, as evidenced by multiple heated forum threads. But
thanks for noticing.
And before we go, one final bit of crazymail for Wilson.
DEAR WILSON TANG, I THINK YOUR NAME RHYMES WITH VERA WANG.
I mean. That?s true. It does. Ok! That?s it for this week, send me your
questions and comments at Mailbag@cnet.com, or send your snail mail to
235 2nd St., San Francisco, CA, 94105. Thanks for watching, everyone.