[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 79 – Applying dynamic languages to HTTP Client in Java, Hitler’s Monads, PGP and Email, Charles’ Day, Getting to Continuous Personal Improvement and Backlogs

For this episode, instead of a description, I opted for a long title.

That said, here is the description for this week’s show, from #drunkandretired:

cote: I’m almost done editing this week’s episode.
cote: Now. I know what you’re thinking, Mr. Chess Clock.
cote: “Coté, what are you going to do now that you finished off that last bit of that bottle of Wild Turkey?”
cote: Never fear, my friend, I am well stocked.
cote: I was a Boy Scout after all.
cote: And their motto was “WE-BLOW!”
cote: Oh, wait, it was actually: “Be pre-paired.”
cote: Which helped influence my thinking about XP.

(This episode edited by Coté.)

[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 78 – John Udell, Mac Tips, and Video Games

In this episode, Charles and Cote’ are back with all sorts of tech-talk and hijinks to bring in the new year:

A hearty congrats goes to The Java Possee for nearing it’s 100th episode. YUH!

(This episode edited by Charles.)

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 77 – The Best Episode Ever!

Kim in DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast, Episode 77

Something weird happened to the recording of this episode. It cut out every now-and-then. I managed to salvage about 11 minutes of us talking about ancient civilizations, Borat, Dick Chaney’s, spelling before right-click, cursive, jinx, random kung-fu, and other exciting stuff.

(This episode edited by Coté)

[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 76 – Micro-Modularity, Dressing like a Mac, plus: The Scotch and Soda Use Case

In this episode, on the way to the airport, Coté starts by telling the worst re-telling of a movie moment event, we sing several “work songs,” talk about test driven development and refactoring, and then sort out how to dress while you travel.

(This episode edited by Charles.)

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 75 – In This Market-Driven Culture

I Love Turkey Legs

It’s the Thanksgiving special! Bock, bock! In this episode we talk about several things: Charles to buy an iMac, nose hair, cross-browser testing, snow, JavaOne submissions (Java and JavaScript!), conferences on the cheap, doggie-style shadows, Thanksgiving in Kalamazoo, wouldyoueatit.com, and the annual DrunkAndRetired.com Turkey-day Photo shoot-off.

Enjoy your turkey!

(This episode edited by Coté)

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 74 – What’s the deal with all those God damn languages?!

In this episode, Charles and Cote’ talk about: Ancient Greek Journalism, Haskel, Pete F, man-made elements, and “What’s the deal with all those God damn languages?!”

(This episode edited by Cote’)

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 72 – A Relaxation Vertical

In this mega-fun episode, Charles and Coté talk about documentation, JavaScript, an update on The Frontside, and then — whao! hey! — Kim and Silva do a podcast in a podcast on what’s going on up there in Ann Arbor. Then the usual two wrap up with widget and UI fantasies.

Look forward to a future Kim and Silva podcast…we hope.

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Coté! Zombies!

Zombie from Undead

In case you didn’t know, zombies are quite popular now-a-days. Why? I’m not really sure beyond the fact that they’re awesome.

This morning, while in the coffee-in-room laden Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, I was thinking, “I don’t have enough podcasts and podcasts on the way. I like zombies. I mean, I really like zombies. I should start up a zombie podcast.”

Now, there is The Crazy Zombie Podcast, but I’m not sure if it’s based on solely on zombies.

Perhaps I’d call my podcast “The Zombie Newz” and just go over all the latest zombie news, trends, and discussion. We could review at least one movie, TV show, etc. an episode as well.

(I’m only 25% kidding.)

I despise solo-podcasts, esp. making them, so I’d be looking for 1-3 partners. Anyone interested?

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 70 – Linguistic Theories, Using Open Source

In this episode, Coté and Charles talk about the theory of language creation and Coté’s upcoming presentation in using open source in the enterprise. Also, wishful-thinking about Microsoft using Firefox.

(This episode edited by Charles.)

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 66 – Countdown to Gravitas

In this episode, Charles and Coté storm back after a 3 week summer hiatus and unveil the ambitious D&R “Countdown to Gravitas” campaign. Also discussed: MVC architectures and Half-Life 2. True to D&R style, I’m guest-posting this episode to the D&R feed, but since I don’t have access to Cote’s CMS, I’m manually editing the rss xml by hand. Apologies for any cock-ups.

This episode edited by Charles.

Episode 65 – The Saddest Episode Ever!

In this episode, Charles and Coté get just a little bit of the actual recording. The majority is of this week’s recording is currently lost in a corrupted WAV file.

On a lighter note, check out BarCampEarth this weekend: perhaps coming to a town near you! I’ll be going to the Austin one.

Also, if you like IRC, come on over to the RedMonk IRC channel: irc://irc.freenode.net#redmonk. Perhaps we’ll start a #drunkandretired as well if ya’ll’d like that.

(This episode edited by Coté)

Episode 64 – .Net vs. JEE, Java GUI, A Whole Chicken, FileMaker Dates, Coach Jack, More Stupid Jokes from Cote’

In this episode, Charles and Coté talk about a recent prounouncement that .Net has beat out JEE, the annoyances of FileMaker, the crazy things our high school health teacher said, and things to do when the wife is away.

(This episode edited by Coté.)

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Podcast: Radio Open Source


I’ve mentioned Radio Open Source several times to several of you. The most recent episode in the podcast queue, “Chomsky: My Dinner with Hassan,” is a great example of the show, as is “Re-thinking Neo-conservatism”. While I’m attracted to the American politics and Fiasco ones, there’s plenty of non-political ones to pick from.

It’s an hour long show that covers a wide-range of topics and brings together several people of “mainstream” expertise and Citizen-* experts. Chris Lydon, the host/moderator is quite unique in that he expresses strong opinions both directly and indirectly and asks follow-up questions when they’re called for. Most hosts in “issue” shows seem to be ignorant of the follow-up question, even something as simple as, “nah! really?!”

The best thing, of course, is that it’s a frequently updated podcast (here’s the RSS feed)…that isn’t tech-related. There’s a tremendous amount of community built around the blog-formatted web site; though I don’t get involved in it, you might enjoy it.

All-in-all, to get all cutesy, it’s pure Radio 2.0

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[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 63 – Multicast Car n’ Cdr and Drunk and Retired in Review. Plus! Charlsie gets a Weblog

In this episode, Charles and Coté finally find themselves in the same room to talk about over a year of DrunkAndRetired, multicasting, some listener comments, and all about Charles new blog.

It’s a shortie at 18 minutes.

(This episode edited by Charles.)

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