I got up early this morning so I could luxuriate in a hot shower, get dressed and go over my notes before the video cast this morning. It was an hour earlier and the second episode, so live attendance was down a fair amount: it peaked at "only" 194, which was 27 fewer than last week. I expected a spike on the first week (curiosity) and I knew shifting the time by an hour would suck as well. Oh well =)
I did, however, manage to figure out how to put text messages on the stream as well as videos hosted on Youtube. Unfortunately, these only show during the live broadcast and are not part of the resulting recorded version. I put a link to the show notes on the screen during the live broadcast thinking that would help people downloading it later, but ... fail. Additionally, UStream dropped out twice. My internet connection was fine (I was still in the chats), the server side just thunked out twice in a few minute span.
I am learning exactly what I want from a DIY broadcast software and am becoming increasingly tempted to see what Solid+Phonon in KDE 4.3 are capable of doing for me. For now, I just learn the quirks of what's available and soldier on improving each episode incrementally.
You can grab the torrent here and enjoy it at your leisure. Cheers! =)