[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 31 – Gotta Get a Car to Get a Girl, Fundamentalists Breed Faster

This week, Matt Ray fills in for Charles, who’se either in Puerto Rico, New York, or somewhere else, possibly, with Silva who’s come from Finland for a lengthy visit.

We spend our lunch break talking about The Undercover Economist, Aidan’s (Matt Ray’s son) complexifying music, the DCMA, The Long Now Foundation on world population growth, and other exciting topics. It’s a non-technical (relatively) episode for all those people who fell asleep listening about state-machines…

(This episode edited by Coté)

[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 30 – Intuition, Java Profiling, Austin Straight Razor Barbers

In this episode, we talk about Charles’s intuition experience of late, java profilers, and getting a good shave in Austin.

If you’d like to leave a voice comment, please call +1-512-879-6339 (it’s a US number) or Skype us at drunkandretired, and leave some voice mail. Otherwise, you can email comments to comments@drunkandretired.com, in the comments field below, or by talking directly to one of us bozos.

Also, check out the new episode of the quick and dirty DrunkAndRetired.com podcast: Gravy.

(This episode edited by Coté)

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 29 – Finite State Machines, Intuition, Non-local Private Data

In this episode, we get down to some nitty gritty code theory, and Coté
tells one of his favorite intuition based learning stories…again.

starting now we have voice-mail where you can leave comments:
out Skype ID is drunkandretired and the phone number is
+1-512-879-6339 (it’s a US number). We’ll still, of course, accept comments as MP3/WAV/etc. if you send them to comments@drunkandretired.com.

More Audio Content: Gravy!

Also, we’ve started up a more informal/”bonus material” podcast, DrunkAndRetired.com Gravy. If you’re a fan of the original one, you might like Gravy too.

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New Podcast: DrunkAndRetired.com Gravy

There are many times when I just want to record something quickly and put it up, usually when I’m driving into work and talking to myself (into a microphone, not just out-loud). And there’s also content we record during our regular podcast that we cut.

So, in order to feed the content monkey, I started up a new podcast for all that lost content: DrunkAndRetired.com Gravy!

It’s one of those “like it or leave” it type streams: there’s no promise of it being super-great. It could just be a really great recording of farting, off-the-cuff thinking about technology, or talking about total nonsense like TV news magazine shows. But, for me, it’ll be fun…and hopefully for at least one or two other people.

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 27 – Carr and Streisand

Of this episode, Charles says:

The thing is, the analogy was in our minds, but we never paint the final stroke.

Which is, you hold what Barbara Streisand believes under scrutiny and use it to discredit all arguments from the left, and that is you cannot use a single article on wikipedia and use it to discredit the entire enterprise.

As always, we’d love to hear your comments.

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 26 – Commodifying Enterprise Software, Standards by Monopoly

In this episode, we talk about The Paradox of Enterprise Software Innovation, how small companies can exploit their constraints to sell into the Enterprise Software market, and The Ambassador as an analog for technology monopolies.

Show-links: d&r_26.

Send us Comments!

As noted previously, we’d like to start splicing your audio comments into future episodes. If you’d like to comment, record the comment yourself, and email it to comments@drunkandretired.com. We’d prefer MP3s, but we’ll take whatever you can give us.

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 24 – Small Businesses, Agile planning & Estimation, and Happy Endings

In this episode, we talk about the paper-work behind starting a small business, getting better at planning and estimation in software development, and have some choice comments on the XP take on the theory of user stories (be sure to listen past the Liquid Labs promo for that).

(This episode edited by Charles.)

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] The IUV Triplet, The Hati Point, and Empirical Project Managemen

In this episode, we talk about Cockburn’s “Are Iterations
Hazardous to Your Project?”
article, Agile-think re: scaling
projects from 5-50 people, and figuring out what we want from the

Also, starting with this episode, I’m trying out listing all links to stuff we talk about on del.icio.us with the tag d&r_23, as in “Links for DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast Episode 23.”. My thinking is that for each episode, I’ll create a new tag, e.g., for episode 24, d&r_24.

Also, see the post about the for_d&r tag.

(This episode edited by Coté.)

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 22 – Teamwork & Software Development Tribes

In this episode we talk about the need to build team work and trust among all the people and tribes involved in developing and delivering software.

I had a busy week this week, what with my inlaws planning on coming here (they ended up not coming), so this episode is a couple days late. So sorry!

(This episode edited by Coté.)

[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 19 – Star Control and JavaScript

In this episode, we talk about Star Control 2, JavaScript, and the wonders of eating ice.

Next week is our 20th episode. Perhaps we’ll do something special. Also in the works for those who’ve been enjoying our bodily-fluids mini-series (a once in a life-time event for the whole family!): smegma and ear-wax.

(This episode edited by Charles.)

[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 16 – Re: Language Oriented Programming

In this episode, we talk with Rob Harwood, of JetBrains, about Language Oriented Programming. Rob originally contacted us about episode 13, where we ganged up on language oriented programming.

The “Martin Fowler thing” we mention is Fowler’s article, “Language Workbenches: The Killer-App for Domain Specific Languages?”

Also, we get a special intro segment for all those people who love listening to Charles eat ;>

(This episode edited by Charles.)