TCLP 2011-10-09 Interview: int 0x80 of Dual Core

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro I mentioned Chris Miller’s post about info-suicide and my thoughts on the passing of Steve Jobs.

Listener feedback this time was from Charles who also supplied a follow up, Chris Miller, and Kevin.

The feature this week is an interview with int 0x80, the MC of the hip-hop, nerd core group, Dual Core.

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TCLP 2011-07-06 Interview: Thomas Gideon

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

There is no hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is what I thought might be a delightful surprise, where a frequent guest of the podcast over these past six years interviews me in honor of my recent podcast anniversary. In the interview, Data General’s mini-computers figured prominently in my early memories. In discussion of adversity and its role in pedagogy, I refer to Spolsky’s Law of Leaky Abstraction. In considering the future cost of technology choices, my interviewer referred to the Final Cut Pro X kerfuffle. The MC Chris hit, Fett’s Vette was suggested in response to my Dad’s ’63 Corvette which he has to this day. Robert Asprin’s Myth Adventures books were some of the earliest genre fiction in which my mom got me interested. All of my enjoyment of science fiction was inspired by her.

Towards the end of the interview, we chatted about one of the higher profile projects, Commotion, at my new day job. I gave the example of AWMN as a mesh that did and still does do more than just share internet access. Turning to the state of podcasting, I cited Nathan Lowell as an excellent example of an author who both gets the power of different media and who has used newer media to incrementally build modest success. My other podcast, with which I am experiencing trouble getting into iTunes, is the Living Proof Brew Cast.

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TCLP 2011-05-18 Interview: Tiffany Rad

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, a heads up that there will be no shows on the 25th and the 29th because of Balticon.

There is no new hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is an interview with Tiffany Rad. We talk about her background in education, the law and hacking as well as the hacker space she co-founded, Reverse Space. ReverseSpace is just one hacker space in the DC area, like HacDC. You cand find hacker spaces near you on the site, Hacker Spaces. Tiffany has spoke and participated too at hacker cons like BlackHat and DEF CON. To learn more you can join the  Google Group for ReverseSpace.

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TCLP 2011-05-04 Job and Career Changes with Chris Miller

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The feature this week is a conversation I had with Chris Miller about our respective recent job and career changes. Chris has appeared on this podcast once or twice before. He also is part of The Secret Lair and From Python Import Podcast. You cand find more about him at his main site. Our conversation followed some of the same threads that I discussed previously in my nowhere to go rant and my recent Inner Chapter on personal growth.

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TCLP 2011-02-23 Interview: Dan Bull

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There is no hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is an interview I conducted with rapper and song writer, Dan Bull. You can learn a little more about him from his Wikipedia page. I also strongly recommend checking out his YouTube channel. In the course of the interview we mention his WikiLeaks video and we discuss his entry into iris’ Urgent Genius contest. You can help Dan with that contest by watching his Shaun of the Dead Island remix video.

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TCLP 2011-01-12 Interview: Gabriella Coleman

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

There is no hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature.

The feature this week is an interview I conducted with Gabriella Coleman.  I was introduced to her work through her writings at The Atlantic.  She mentions Malcom Gladwell’s criticism of online activism and Indy Media.  The main reason I invited her on was her critique of Bruce Sterling’s The Blast Shack.  We delve a bit further into the question of WikiLeaks lasting impacts.  I mention a couple of times Clay Shirky’s long haul view.  Gabriella recommends Adrian Johns’ book on piracy (which I ordered with a gift card I received recently, can’t wait to read it).  She also mentions a revisit of the topic of WikiLeaks at The Economist.  You can also find Gabriella on Twitter where she is quite active and sharing some great links related to topics we discuss in this interview and of course her broader work.

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TCLP 2010-12-22 Interview: Jon Spriggs, cchits.net

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

Thanks to Simon, John, and Duane for their support through BitCoin and to Wild Biker for his generous year end donation.

There is no new hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature.

The feature this week is my interview with Jon Spriggs about his new project, cchits.net.  In the course of the interview we mention Hacman, Glyn Moody, PRS going after a barber, the singing shop worker who also got snared by a performance rights complaint, The Bug Cast, Music Manumit, James Corachea, SoX, Festival, ur1.ca, my interview with Evan Prodromou, Open Database License, and Open Street Maps.

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TCLP 2010-12-15 Interview: Cory Doctorow, With a Little Help

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

There is no new hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature.

The feature this week is my interview with Cory Doctorow about his newly launched anthology, “With a Little Help“.  Look for an article soon at Publishers Weekly from Cory about the experimental nature of the project so far.  Russell Galen is Cory’s agent who included a piece in the anthology.  Ideo’s innovation platform is OpenIdeo.  Even after fifteen editions, editors are still correcting typos in Steven Brust’s “The Phoenix Guards“.  Not all anthologies have the long commercial life of J.D. Salinger’s “Frenny and Zooey“.  John Berry is the renowned typographer with whom Cory has worked.  The book club anthology Cory mentions is “Godlike Machines“, another one edited by Jonathan Strahan.  The chap book Cory mentions will be from PM Press.  Here is James Boyles’ call for evidence based policy.  When we are talking about Google Editions, I mention Ryan Singel’s coverage at Wired and my own inference that Google may be smarting from the Books settlement.  Cory linked on BoingBoing to a video of a British student involved with the protests eloquently calling for social justice.  Cory may finally write an idea that has been bouncing around his head, sort of his response to Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road“.

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TCLP 2010-12-08 Interview: Lewis Hyde

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There is no new hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature.

The feature this week is my interview with Professor Lewis Hyde about his new book, “Common as Air“.  During the course of the interview, I mention the copyright reform proposals by Jessica Litman and Pamela Samuelson.  Professor Hyde discusses his work at American University on fair use.  He also mentions his collaboration on Oxherding with Max Gimblett.  If you are in New York any time between now and January, go and enjoy the exhibit.

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TCLP 2010-10-27 Interview: Rudy Rucker

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

There is no new hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is an interview with one of my very favorite authors, Rudy Rucker. Rudy is also a mathematician and a computer scientist. It was “Spaceland” his notional sequel to “Flatland” that first got me interest in his work. I also was immensely intrigued by his non-fiction work, “The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul“, which I’ve reviewed here previously.

In addition to discussing his latest books–the duology, “Postsingular” and “Hylozoic“, and the re-released Ware Tetralogy–we also touch on his thoughts on the limits of VR, chaos and complexity, the state of computing, the role of the alien where Rudy mentions his novel “The Secret of Life“, continuing the story of “Hylozoic” where I mentioned a previous interview with Tor.com on the subject (on page 172 of this PDF, from July of 2009), 3D printing and natural gnarl, and Rudy’s upcoming books.

On the topic of 3D printing, it was Scott Summit’s talk I was thinking of but couldn’t recall. The architect of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Guggenheim Bilbao that Rudy mentioned was Frank Gehry. He also mentioned the design group, Nervous System, who uses the Processing library for their 3D printed objects.

If you want a taste for the story about Turing, Rudy has released three short stories that may make up the first three chapters of a new novel: “The Imitation Game“, “The Skug” and “Tangier Routines“.

Updated: I re-exported the audio for the episode.  I’ve replaced the original audio file with the new version that should fix the missing intro and outro material.

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