Episode 25: The Return of Chris McDonough, bootstrapping pip, projects and playgrounds, and the death of Open Source consulting
The problem with having an awesome guest like Chris McDonough on the podcast is you have a really hard time topping that. So what better way to kick off the cobwebs of the podcast than to invite Chris back. Well, add to that three provocative topics (one of which was penned my Chris himself) and you have as good an excuse as any to bring back Lococast from the podcast brink. We also took the opportunity to record it as a Google Hangout so if you want to see our unvarnished smiling faces you can. If you'd rather let your imagination run wild (and your psyche unharmed) you also have the option of listening to our regularly generated audio file.
- (00:00) Remain in trance (Evening Ritual) by Aylwin from Split album (BY-NC-SA)
- (14:52) All Alone With Me (instrumental) by Cancer Killing Gemini from It Only Hurts When We Breathe (Instrumental) (BY-NC-SA)
- (22:55) Damage is Done by Neurotech from The Decipher Volumes (BY-SA)
- (41:21) Lord of the Algorithms by Dr. Zilog from Vulgar Fractions (BY-NC-SA)
- Penguicon recap
- Chris McDonough interview
- Part Time developer comes back
- Somewhat related: work practice http://blaag.haard.se/You-deserve-practice/
- New toys
- Craig: Samsung Galaxy S II / Ting.com
- Rick: ColorHug finally used
- Chris: Ubuntu Precise installation
- Craig: - Introducing HTML5 Game Development
- (00:00) Crystals by Professor Kliq from Curriculum Vitae (BY-SA)
- (09:34) Milkfish - Just Once My Day Blows Yours Away by Analog Industries from unsuspected sounds, vol. 1 (BY-NC-ND)
- (35:33) Part Timer by Windcheater from Windcheater (BY-NC-SA)
- (52:33) Sugar and Sweets by Carnaval from Tennis Football Basketball (test)
- (1:10:22) Revolt (instrumental) by Louis Lingg and the Bombs from Punk Instrumentals (BY-NC-SA)
- (1:21:13) Midnight Blues by Marcel Ziul from The MZTRIO First Takes EP (BY-NC-SA)
- Front end developer toolset checklist
- Other recent handy tools
- The great semicolon debate!
- Toy review time
- (00:00) Tugboat Road by allMeadow and Rob Costlow from Reunion (BY-NC-SA)
- (07:52) Around by Ours vince from Around (BY-NC-SA)
- (12:56) Triptych by The Rapture from 10 Raptures (BY-NC-SA)
- (43:36) DJungle (Living Soul Redux) by Burning Babylon from Beat Beat Beat (BY-NC-SA)
- (58:55) Devil's Playground (SNTK2 Version) by [Sin.thetic Squad] from Synthematika Two (2010) (BY-NC-ND)
- (1:10:20) Agents Of Betrayal by LOST WORLD ORDER from Parasites (BY-NC-ND)
are a changing.
Disclaimer Yes, I had my mic backwards for the whole show. I apologize for the quality of my voice in here.
- Detroit Dev Day Notes
- Code Reviews and the importance of viewing the diff
- New Toys
We have one last interview in the can from Ohio Linuxfest, and it's appropriate that we release this canned interview, since it's with Michael "Call me Fish" Fischer (get it? Canned? Fish? OK, I'll stop now). Fish presented a talk at Ohio Linuxfest entitled: "Managing a Computer Lab in a High School Environment". After the talk, Rick and Fish sat down to talk a bit about computers and education, and why Fish brought some of his students to Ohio Linuxfest.
Special thanks to Michael "Call me Fish" Fischer for taking the time to talk with us at Lococast.net.
"Sherman, set the way-back machine for two months ago, when the fall colors weren't sitting upon our lawn. September should be good, right around the time when Ohio Linuxfest was occurring. Yep, that should be good. Now, be a good boy and open the doors and watch the way-back machine while I listen to these interviews."
So, insert the standard disclaimer about not getting these up in time because [life got busy | things came up | cat ate my hard drive] and accept our humble apologies for not getting these interviews up sooner.
The next interview from our adventures at Ohio Linuxfest features Aaron Toponce. Aaron sat down to talk with Rick about Aaron's presentation at Ohio Linuxfest about Password Theory and Breaking Encrypted Filesystems. Suffice to say, you might not want to leave your machine unattended near any maids anytime soon.
Special thanks to Aaron Toponce for sitting down and talking with us at Ohio Linuxfest.
- Events - 1DevDayDetroit Nov 4/5th
- OhioLinuxfest Recap:
Thanks for stopping by the booth everyone!
- Sourceforge Interview
- Elizabeth Naramore, Community Developer Manager
- Links of the week
- Rick's Mini Rant: Your anti pattern is called a tool
- Горсти талого снега by Калевала from Кукушкины дети
- Human Core by HiHate from Against All
- Natural 20s by Dual Core from Next Level
- Eighties Dance Music by The West Exit from Unearthed
- Imported by Irate Architect from Visitors
- The Four Seasons: Concerto in E Major, Op. 8/1, RV 269 - 'Spring': III. Allegro by Lara St. John from Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
- Never Happy by Drop Alive from Drop Alive
- Ohio Linuxfest - we'll be there, see us at the Michigan Loco booth
- Interview with Mike Pirnat
- Links/Tools of the week(s)
- Webdev and caching discussion
- Just had to let you know by Lorenzo's Music from Just had to let you know
- Give me Hell by Drop Alive from Drop Alive
- Paid in Full (Instrumental) by Breaker from The More I Want, The More I Get (instrumental)
- Abbey Rhodes by Drop Trio from Big Dipper
- Liquid Jazz by General Fuzz from Messy's Place
- Таусень-Рада by Калевала from Ведьма
Lococast takes to the road!
Ohio Linuxfest here we come!
We're all signed up and ready to go. Lococast will be doing on location recording at Ohio Linuxfest again this year. Only this time, we're officially a sponsor and getting a nice shiny table in the main area to setup at. So we'll be working on getting some great clips of some of the great speakers and attendees of the conference.
The official conference is September 9-11. Friday has an array of events you can get involved with. The main thrust of the conference is on Saturday followed by a diversity workshop and LPI exames on Sunday. We'll be down there from some time Friday through Saturday and heading back Sunday.
Why should I go?
Did I mention this little open source conference holds over one thousand people?! Yep, it's a gathering alright. Did I mention there are four tracks and an Open Source Solutions stage? We like to call that, the content. Did I also mention that we're going to be there? You should just go.
But it's too late to go...
Nonsense, I actually just got my hotel room this very day. There's still time to get a reservation, and get your butt to Columbus.
Rick, it's got to be expensive to go then, surely!
Hogwash, if you register now, there's no cost to attend. However, if you're super awesome (and all Lococast listeners are of course) there's a supporter package for $65. You get fed and a t-shirt as part of that bundle. How could you go wrong?
I'm still not convinced Rick...
Then go check out the show we did last year. Oh that's right, we sat down with the president of System 76. How awesome is that!
- New Libraries/Dev Tools
- PyOhio Recap
- Securing user's passwords in applications
- Bookie status report
- Skype bought by Microsoft?
- Penguicon Recap
- PyOhio (call for talks now on! Sponsorship available!)
- Loco Takes over MUG - looking for short talk ideas
- Feedback, send it people email@example.com
- Natty is out and people are responding, loads of stories:
- Craig and his newfound unity love
- Ubuntu studio moving to XFCE vs Unity: [link]
- Is quality an issue? How can we help? Alpha vs Beta testing [link]
- Ubuntu power users project:
- Rick kicks Ubuntu to the curb/server (How's Arch?)
- UDS happened
- Documentation cleanup , too much old bad info, delete 5 wiki pages [link]
- Amazon Lending, Kindle books outselling paper books on amazon? thoughts?
- Bookie! (http://bmark.us)
- Confirmed: Microsoft Says It Will Open Source VB 6 [link]
Craig and Rick take a trip out to Ann Arbor Michigan to chat with the Michigan Loco leader Greg Grossmeier. We chat about how starting up a loco has been.
We also get into his current work for the University of Michigan. Lots of information about their http://open.umich.edu program.
Finally, we wrap up with some talk of govenance, and what he meant in his blog post about the Banshee/Canonical kerfuffle
- Interview with Jason Smith
Jason is a developer for the Developer Experience (DX) team with
Canonical and works on the Unity desktop shell. In particualar the
launcher. We ask him how it's going, what the plans are for Natty, and what
we should be looking forward to in Natty+1.
Links Jason mentions in the interview
- Craig: Nadda
- Rick: Pro Python
We need your help. Craig and I have spoken our concerns about what Unity means to the future of Ubuntu. Thursday March 24th, we'll be interviewing Jason Smith of Canonical who works on the Unity team. We'd like to know what you'd ask him if you got a chance.
- How close are things to planned functionality for Natty?
- What kind of testing is going on behind the scenes?
- What types of users is Canonical targeting as the average Unity user?
Let us know what you'd like us to ask. Submit your question here in the comments or email the question to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your help!
In our last in the series of interview from PyCon 2011, Lococast sits down with Michael Foord and talk about some of the cool things he's working on at Canonical, how the new version of his Python mocking library Mock is doing, and a little bit about what's going on with IronPython in a post-Microsoft sanctioned project era.
Lococast got a chance to sit down and ask Mark Ramm about the new open source project forge, Allura. They managed to get it out to the public right before PyCon and were working hard on it during the sprints at PyCon 2011. Find out what makes it unique and what they're up to.
Lococast sits down with Chris McDonough from Pyramid Web Framework at the Pycon 2011 sprints. We talk about what's brought around Pyramid 1.0, how the reception has been to the great work, and where Pyramid is looking to go from here.
Get a t-shirt from the online store.
Rick joins Mike Pirnat from the From Python Import Podcast to interview John DeRosa as he discusses his adventure tweeting his bus ride from Seattle to PyCon 2011 in Atlanta. What makes a crazy man do such a thing? What could possibly go wrong? Find out!
Music in this episode:
Lococast joins forces with the great guys of From Python Import
Podcast to go over all the hotness of PyCon 2011. Best talks, best open
spaces, and just a bunch of tired brain melted Python devs.