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9Oct/130

Episode 25: The Return of Chris McDonough, bootstrapping pip, projects and playgrounds, and the death of Open Source consulting

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Watch us record the podcast, warts and all

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.

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5May/120

Episode 24: Chris McDonough, Python, Pyramid, and the part time developer returns

http://www.pylonsproject.org

Episode 24: Chris McDonough, Python, and the part time developer returns

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18Apr/122

Episode 23: Where did all this JavaScript come from?

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Episode 23: Where did all this JavaScript come from?

22Jan/120

Episode 22: Welcome 2012, times are a changing

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Episode 22: Welcome to 2012, times
are a changing.

Disclaimer Yes, I had my mic backwards for the whole show. I apologize for the quality of my voice in here.

16Nov/110

Lococast Ohio Linuxfest 2011 Interview: Michael Fischer

Lococast Ohio Linuxfest 2011 Inteview: Michael Fischer

New Computer Lab

photo credit: Terry McCombs

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.

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10Nov/110

Lococast Ohio Linuxfest 2011 Interview: Aaron Toponce

Lococast Ohio Linuxfest 2011 Inteview: Aaron Toponce

Password speaking server, guarded by lasers and spiders

Password speaking server, guarded by lasers and spiders (photo credit: Nadya Peek)

"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.

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20Sep/110

Lococast.net Episode 21: OLF recap and there will be rants!

Episode 21: OLF recap and there will be
rants!

4Sep/110

Lococast.net Episode 20: Power is good….

Power Outage

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Lococast.net Episode 20 - Power is good...

19Aug/110

Lococast invading Ohio Linuxfest September 9-11

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!

19Aug/110

Lococast.net Episode 19 – So, we went to PyOhio and all I got was this t-shirt

See the crowd and fear!

PyOhio 2011 before my SqlAlchemy talk

Lococast.net Episode 19 - So, we went to PyOhio and all I got was this t-shirt

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2Jul/112

Lococast.net Episode 18 – Passwords, hashes, and Google+ oh my!

Hashing the passwords

Lococast.net Episode 18 - Passwords, hashes, and Google+ oh my!

27May/111

Lococast.net Episode 17 – Extreme Blabbermouth Edition

Lococast.net Episode 17 - Extreme Blabbermouth Edition

Photo by tj scenes

 

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11Apr/110

Lococast Episode 16: Interview with Greg Grossmeier on Locos, Copyright, and Open Data

http://open.umich.edu

Lococast Episode 16: Interview with Greg Grossmeier on Locos, Copyright, and Open Data

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.

Next we chat about his internship and work at Creative Commons along with some great info on Open Data.

Finally, we wrap up with some talk of govenance, and what he meant in his blog post about the Banshee/Canonical kerfuffle

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Music: Ac33d by Micronaut from Transformer

30Mar/112

Lococast Episode 15: Interview with Jason Smith about Unity

Lococast.net Episode 15 - Interview Jason Smith about Unity

23Mar/114

Lococast: Submit your Unity questions here!

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 feedback@lococast.net

.

Thanks for your help!

21Mar/110

Pycon 2011 Sprints Interview: Michael Foord, Canonical, IronPython, and Python Mocking

http://www.ironpythoninaction.com/

http://www.ironpythoninaction.com/

Pycon 2011 Sprints Interview: Michael Foord, Canonical, OS Split Personality, and Mocking

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.

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17Mar/110

Pycon 2011 Sprints Interview: Mark Ramm from Sourceforge and Allura, the new forge

Allura Software ForgePycon 2011 Sprints Interview: Mark Ramm from Sourceforge and Allura, the new forge

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.

16Mar/110

Pycon 2011 Sprints Interview: Chris McDonough from Pyramid Web Framework

Pyramid: Not build by aliens

Pyramid: Not build by aliens

Pycon 2011 Sprints Interview: Chris McDonough from Pyramid Web Framework

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.

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14Mar/110

PyCon 2011: Mike Pirnat Interviews John DeRosa – Busing USA

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PyCon 2011: Mike Pirnat Interviews John DeRosa - Busing USA

 

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!

 

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14Mar/110

Lococast and From Python Import Podcast: PyCon 2011 Wrap Up

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Lococast and From Python Import Podcast PyCon 2011 Wrap Up

 

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.

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