This Developer's Life 2.0.7 - Dinosaurs
You're so old! What a dinosaur! You're using old software and old languages to do old things! Or are you? Scott and Rob talk to David Sokol, Sean Bamforth and Pete Brown about Fortran, DataFlex and the Commodore 64. All these dinosaurs are doing useful work. Or, are they?
- David Sokol Fortran Programmer and dude with an AWESOME hover state on his home page
- Sean Bamforth Former Dataflex programmer and now beginning .NET guru
- Pete Brown Senior Project Manager, Microsoft and budding Thomas Edison
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What do you do when you're not staring at your computer screen? What obsession grips you as you drive home? In this episode we ask David Heinemeier Hansson and Pete Brown this very question.
- David Heinemeier Hansson Creator of Rails and budding Racer X
- Pete Brown Senior Project Manager, Microsoft and budding Thomas Edison .
Who cares about typefaces and why should you? Well, these guys do and you should start caring. Rob and Scott explore the world of reading online with one of the godfathers in the world of typeface and fonts.
In this episode we talk to Bill Hill, the bearded Scotsman who created ClearType and Geoffrey Grosenbach, notable typeface enthusiast.
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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
Seriously, though. From what I hear, the industry isn't too kind to us once we're out of our 30's. Looking forward to listening to this podcast, just to hear what others have to say.
Are asp.net programmers REAL programmers? Some are, some aren't.
Love the show.
Maybe it's just me (I listen to the podcast in the car and hence am not giving it my full attention), but I'd prefer a more background/ambient approach to the music whilst someone is talking the music in this episode.
Then again Tom above says:
The music was most of the time nicely mixed with the speech.
So prehaps it's not just me.
This balance of music to speech was better is this episode that any of the others I've listened to - normally to music grates on me. Maybe it's that much of the music didn't have lyrics to interfere with the speech?
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