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

Oct 09 2013

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.



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

May 05 2012


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

Lococast Ohio Linuxfest 2011 Interview: Michael Fischer

Nov 16 2011
New Computer Lab (photo credit: Terry McCombs http://www.flickr.com/photos/22809952@N03/6293508103/)

Lococast Ohio Linuxfest 2011 Inteview: Michael Fischer

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.


Lococast Ohio Linuxfest 2011 Interview: Aaron Toponce

Nov 10 2011
Password speaking server, guarded by lasers and spiders (photo credit: Nadya Peek) http://www.flickr.com/photos/nadya/30237988/

Lococast Ohio Linuxfest 2011 Inteview: Aaron Toponce

"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.


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

Sep 20 2011

Episode 21: OLF recap and there will be rants!

  • Intro
  • Events - [1DevDayDetroit Nov 4/5th](# "1DevDayDetroit")
  • OhioLinuxfest Recap: Thanks for stopping by the booth everyone!
  • [Sourceforge](http://sourceforge.net) Interview
  • - [Elizabeth Naramore](http://www.naramore.net/blog/), Community Developer Manager
  • Links of the week - [A Gnome OS? Would you use it?](http://bobthegnome.blogspot.com/2011/09/gnome-os.html) - [Ubuntu with a rolling monthy release, what might work/what will fail](http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/09/ubuntu-technical-board-member-proposes-monthly-ubuntu-release-cycle.ars) - [Mark Shuttleworth on Cloud APIs are like HTTP, don't screw it up.](http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/765) - [Application design, Launchpad thinks smaller services](https://dev.launchpad.net/ArchitectureGuide/Services)
  • Rick's Mini Rant: Your anti pattern is called a tool - [Original Article: ORM is an anti-patter](http://seldo.com/weblog/2011/08/11/orm_is_an_antipattern) - [SqlAlchemy](http://sqlalchemy.org)
  • Books - Rick: [Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036S4CNE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mitechie-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B0036S4CNE) - Craig: [Mouse Guard](http://mouseguard.net) by David Petersen
  • Music - [Горсти талого снега by Калевала from Кукушкины дети](http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/94940) - [Human Core by HiHate from Against All](http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/97774) - [Natural 20s by Dual Core from Next Level](http://dualcoremusic.com/nerdcore/) - [Eighties Dance Music by The West Exit from Unearthed](http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/westexit-unearthed/) - [Imported by Irate Architect from Visitors](http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/80765) - [The Four Seasons: Concerto in E Major, Op. 8/1, RV 269 - 'Spring': III. Allegro by Lara St. John from Vivaldi - The Four Seasons](http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/lara-fourseasons/) - [Never Happy by Drop Alive from Drop Alive](http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/6357)

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

Sep 04 2011
Power Outage http://www.flickr.com/photos/edellepi/4153467555/

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

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

Apr 11 2011

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

Other Links

Music: Ac33d by Micronaut from Transformer

Lococast Episode 15: Interview with Jason Smith about Unity

Mar 30 2011

Lococast.net Episode 15 - Interview Jason Smith about Unity

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

Mar 21 2011
IronPython in Action

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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