Drunk & Retired podcast archives – being a developer in the late 2000’s

You can now check out most all of the episodes of my first podcast, Drunk & Retired, over at archive.org. I’m not sure where episodes 1 to 32 are, but maybe I’ll find them someday.

I did this podcast with my friend Charles Lowell from about 2005 to probably about 2012 or 2010. Once we got big boy jobs and kids, we dropped off, though we went to do other podcasts: Charles has the Frontside podcast, and I have all sorts of other ones.

Every now and then since then we’ve put one out, but really, not that often.

DrunkAndRetired.com #153 – Episode 153 – Belayed Thailand, Browser PTSD

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To listen to the episode, subscribe to the podcast feed in iTunes or whatever, download the episode directly, or click play below to listen right here:

While we actually have a DrunkAndRetired.com episode for this week (which I’ll post at the end of the week), I wanted to point out the last one you might have missed. I posted it right before vacation, but just put it in the feed instead of posting it here as well. Click the play above, or just download it. Enjoy!

Episode 147 – Using Technology for Evil

Recording DrunkAndRetired.com #147

To listen to the episode, subscribe to the podcast feed in iTunes or whatever, download the episode directly, or click play below to listen right here:

Among other things in this episode, we revisit my obsession with Evernote (see also my public notebook), talk about the Griffin Clarifi (highly recommended!), and discuss all the ways you can use del.icio.us. Also, we talk about Charles’ talk on JavaScript at the Detroit Java User’s Group.

Enjoy!

Episode 146 – All these goats are retarded

Maker's Mark Barrel

To listen to the episode, subscribe to the podcast feed in iTunes or whatever, download the episode directly, or click play below to listen right here:

This week, Charles and I catch up with this second episode. Our lateness is your benefit, dear listeners.

To that end, here’s a select list of some of the things we discuss:

  • Charles was deadly ill.
  • The half-hipster carabiner key-chain arrangement.
  • The Pomegranate phone.
  • Valentine’s Day Gifts – the ladies have it tough here (mine were awesome!).
  • Country Clubs seem like they’d be nice, if expensive.
  • Charles on designer/developer workflow – applying changes ain’t that hard if the developer defines the deliverables.
  • Sprites in HTML.
  • Maybe the designer/developer workflow will never be de-coupled, really.
  • Charles’ upcoming talk at the Detroit Java User’s Group: it’ll be February 18, 2009 6:30PM to 8:30PM at ePrize headquarters in Pleasant Ridge.

Enjoy!

Episode 145 – Return to Zane Studios

Recording DrunkAndRetired.com #145

To listen to the episode, subscribe to the podcast feed in iTunes or whatever, download the episode directly, or click play below to listen right here:

While he was in town last week, Charles and I went over to Zane’s studio again to record. I must confess, I don’t remember what we talked about.

Enjoy!

DrunkAndRetired.com Special: Scotch Tasting

The Scotch Lab

To listen to the episode, subscribe to the podcast feed in iTunes or whatever, download the episode directly, or click play below to listen right here:

Several weeks ago, I was lucky enough to drop in on my old friend Zane for a Scotch tasting. We had about 5-6 different types of scotch, and took the 2+ hours of this special episode to review each.

Zane has a pretty nice setup for recording and we’ve recorded this week’s episode in there as well.

Also, in addition to the write-up about Zane’s recording setup, check out the rest of his wiki for all sorts of fun content.

Zane in the Scotch Lab

DrunkAndRetired.com # 144 – Ripple

The Urinal Monologues

In this episode, Charles and I go over several key agenda items for the new president. Namely:

As mentioned, Charles will be presenting at the Detroit Java User’s group: February 18, 2009 6:30PM to 8:30PM at ePrize headquarters in Pleasant Ridge.

Also: why don’t you just subscribe to the podcast feed to have all episodes automagically downloaded?!

Episode #143 – d20’s Cause Blindness

Vacuum 1, iPod 0

In this week’s episode, Charles and I catch up on our holiday doings including: Left 4 Dead on the XBox is awesome, so it Netflix; detecting PR-moves in news stories, one theory; using public shame to encourage good behavior; and a quick review of Little Bobby Buttons.

Also: why don’t you just subscribe to the podcast feed to have all episodes automagically downloaded?!

Episode 142 – The Barbed Wire on the Nuts

San Jose Tea Cups

Download the episode directly or listen above.

See if you can’t leave me an inch from where the zipper (burps) ends, round, under my, back to my bunghole, so I can let it out there if I need to.

In this well documented episode, Charles and I talk about:

  • Do you flush the toilet when someone is talking on the cellphone in the bathroom?
  • We discuss Charles “professional” uses of video conferencing.
  • How bit torrenting works, like, if you want to watch Heross.
  • XBox Live and Charles ordered and Android G1 dev phone.
  • Google Native.
  • KirinDave’s post on ruby.
  • I solicits advice for what type of content you, the dear reader, would like to see more of.
  • Why not be like LBJ and call people every morning? (Not exactly like this, though.)

Episode 141 – Health care is killing me, on the bright side, I’m getting and XBox

Now we just need some HD content

In an attempt to get back to weekly recording, I submit to you, dear listeners, this week’s episode!

In this 90+ minute episode, Charles and I cover Thanksgiving, health-care for the indie-type, and then get into scheming how I can get one of Charles’ spare XBox’s so we can shoot zombies together in Left 4 Dead.

Legendary!

Episode 138 – Re: WTF on this Financial Thing, 64bit Java

ShopUS.com

This week – episode here, man!Charles and I have John Willis on as a guest (you may know him from one of my other podcasts, The IT Management Podcast). John explains the business owner side of all this financial stuff that we ranted about last week. Also, as we mention several times, this last week’s This American Life episode explains it all very clearly.

We also spend a long time on Charles ranting about the lack of full 64 bit support in Java’s Firefox plugin, esp. on the Mac. And then we do the usual noodling around on anything in particular, like how Charles and I met, “5,000 boots a day,” ShopUS (seen above), and my neighbor-lady hanging out on her front-porch in her skivvies.

And, actually, it turns out they’re not IBM clocks in the Detroit airport.

Episode 137 – “Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs. And take them down.”

You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here. Because, the fact is, whether you deserve it or not: you go to one of the best schools in the country.

Rushmore. You lucked out.

Now, for some of you it doesn’t matter. You were born rich, and you’re going to stay rich. But here’s my advice to the rest of you: take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs. And take them down.

Just remember: they can buy anything. But they can’t buy backbone. Don’t let them forget that. Thank you.

Mr. Blume, Rushmore

In this episode, I welcome Charles back State-side by bombarding him with questions about what the hell is happening with this financial stuff. I think we get to 2 or 3 good theories, but as Charles says, it’s off course all ass Talk. We’re not SmartAndFinancial.com, afterall.

We then sort out when Charles and Silva are going to finally move to Austin (March, 09, it seems), and then I get off on a tear on how Texas needs to best California.

Overall, I’d say this is a damn fine episode.

Episode 136 – Cracks in the Web UI Powerbase


In this episode, while I’m State-side, Charles is still in Finland. Thus, we start out talking about the wood-burning sauna he’s been using. We then jump into a discussion of Chrome, and then I float the theory that there’s major cracks in the dominance of web-only UIs – what with RIAs and the iPhone.

We wrap up with a special production from Charles.