Well, Odeo appears to have officially opened it's doors. For the time being, I'm going to try using Odeo for discovering podcasts, etc and use iTunes as the podcatcher by subscribing to my Odeo Queue RSS feed (which I'm happy to say currently does NOT use the iTunes RSS extensions). The OdeoSyncr just doesn't seem to want to work that well and really doesn't make sense now that iTunes has the same basic capability built in.
In any case, thanks to Doug Kaye I'm officially hooked on podcasting now. Even so far as to say that I've been experimenting with the idea of producing my own podcast. The difference is that this podcast would be for listeners within the IBM firewall and would focus on emerging technology standards topics that are important to IBM's business. The idea is simple: Enterprise Podcasting... tapping into the power of podcasting for dissemination of information within the enterprise. Should be fun ;-)