I just updated to iTunes 4.9. I was holding off, since I make backups of with jHymn and it's unclear how that will work in the future. But the podcasting support was too attractive to ignore.
(Yes, I know I said something about Podcastarrhea before, and I stand by that. But RSS Enclosures are a good way to get the content I do want brought to me and sync'ed transparently. And I don't have to wait until 2008 for it.)
I have started riding my (new) bike to work, 5 miles each way (don't laugh, it's hard and somehow uphill both ways!) and while I'm a massive fan of Audible.com and it's brilliant iTunes integration (I'm a "Light Listener" which means $12.95 a month for two books) I'd really like to listen to a few public radio stations on my time.
There's a great list of non-commericial and public radio Podcasts at 43 Folders, and it looks like we can expect big things from NPR very soon around podcasting.
I'd love to subscribe to the many .NET Rocks Podcasts, but iTunes doesn't support BitTorrent and I'm not really interested in being a Torrent repeater. Seems my bandwidth always gets sucked up and I'm always pushing more than I'm pulling. NOTE TO SELF: I'll need to use my Sveasoft QoS support to lower the priority of BitTorrent. I hope .NET Rocks offers a conventional method soon.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in any way.