TCLP 2012-04-02 Inner Chapter: Feeling Your Oats

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

Listener feedback this week is from Florian, who wrote in response to the episode about Andrea’s Linux Switch and recommended Shotwell in Digikam doesn’t work out, and Brendan who recommended the radio program and podcast, Spark from CBC in particular episode 174, and to share his own experiences support his family’s use of Linux.

The hacker word of the week this week is for values of.

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on the experience of feeling your oats, that is feeling especially confident or energetic. I think of it as a book end piece to the chapter on adjustment, especially my thoughts on the dis-location that comes with starting a new job. Some of the discussion also touches on the chapters on stretching yourself and personal growth.


View the detailed show notes online. You can grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.

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5 Replies to “TCLP 2012-04-02 Inner Chapter: Feeling Your Oats”

  1. On the farm, a horse is fed oats as a reward after being ridden. It isn’t something that is fed every day, as they feed on field grass most days. Not that it changes your analogy.

  2. Oats have a higher energy content than grass. Feeding them oats before a race or pulling work (e.g., plows) peps them up and helps them make it through a tougher day than usual. Some places feed them *after* the hard work, sure — one hopes the horse has been eating well enough beforehand.

  3. I recommend you name the complete license of the music you use in the podcast and include a link/name/license attribution in the text of the podcast post.

  4. Jim and ConFigures,

    Thanks for clarifying. Thankfully I chose mostly to use the behavior to which the saying relates, just was curious about the origins of the phrase as it was not obvious. Good to know and helps make better sense of how the saying came into more common usage.

  5. low,

    For all of the music except the track I use for the Inner Chapters, I created it from royalty free loops and include it in the license for each episode. There is a production page on this site with more details. The production page also has the artist and track name for the Inner Chapters’ music and while at one time it was available under a by-sa music sharing license, the artist has since changed the license. I sought and received explicit permission from the artist to use the track for this purpose so I cannot say it is available under a general license any more.

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