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)
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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.
I'm down in Atl, GA for PyCon 2011. This is my report from Day 1 of events. Take a listen to see what's going on and we'll try to get some better notes up in the future. Big props to Craig for helping me get the audio out the next day.
Keep an eye out for reviews of day 2 & 3.
If you're down at PyCon, stop by during our open space time at 10am on Sunday where I'll be getting together with the guys of From Python Import Podcast and we'll be looking for some mini-interviews. Let the world know what they're missing by not attending PyCon.
- Freedombox and Humans are the router
- The Banshee saga goes on and on
- Craig: Pro Python
- me one more time by REVENGE from FEST OF REVENGE
- Robbotica System by Cibernetica from The Ultimate Bio Commando
- Fallout by Severed Fifth from Nightmares By Design
- Putrid Pigs by BRUTAL MURDER from Intracranial Total Insanity
- By yourself by Redmind from Step back from the edge
- Discipline by Nine Inch Nails from The Slip
- Ubuntu Happenings
- Ubuntu 11.04 Drops Release Candidate / News / Online / Home - Ubuntu User
- No GPLv3 Software on Windows Phone 7 / XBox app store?
- Banshee by default brings headaches for Canonical
- Nokia/MS Partnership
- Meego - "desktop QT is not our R&D priority right now http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2011/02/18/buckets-of-cold-water/ (KDE in danger?)
- One month to PyCon! Sign up for sprints
- Linux Workshop NY State Loco - Feb 19th
- Ubucon pre - SCaLE 9x Cali Loco - Feb 25th Southern Cali Linux Expo
- Feb 17th, 10.04.2 due out
- Heads up, feature freeze coming Feb 24th
- Ubuntu Happenings
- Canonical Joins Openstack (6mo release cycle)
- Dell/Ubuntu cloud offering
- Diaspora/Facebook and the openness of social networking