TCLP 2010-06-16: Inner Chapter: Why Programming is Hard

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

In the intro, a mention of the merit badges arriving and the first pictures.

Also a quick review of “The Affinity Bridge” by George Mann.

There is no listener feedback this week.

The hacker word of the week this week is feetch feetch.

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter consider the question of why programming is hard. In it, I mention “Dreaming in Code ” by Scott Rosenberg, an interview about the CHAOS reports, Kolmogorov complexity, Jordan Peterson’s talk on TVO’s Big Ideas.

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TCLP 2010-05-26 Inner Chapter: Legacy Code

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

In the intro, a reminder there will be no news show this Sunday as I’ll be at Balticon. Also, a quick review of “Dreaming in Code“, by Scott Rosenberg.

Listener feedback this week is from Randal on the Dr. Who as a hacker and DeepGeek in response to my discussion of Danah Boyd’s essay on Facebook as a utility.

The hacker word of the week this week is featurectomy.

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on the subject of legacy code.

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TCLP 2010-03-17 Inner Chapter: Tools

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

In the intro, my thanks to Lee and Cory for their generous support through their donations this past week. Both qualify for the limited edition cmdln merit badges. I also share an update on the badge experiment for the benefit of those who don’t read the web site.

There is no listener feedback this week.

The hacker word of the week this week is fall through .

The feature this week is a new Inner Chapter on tools. In it, I mention The Pragmatic Programmers.

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TCLP 2010-02-03 Inner Chapter: Politics

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

In the intro, a quick review of Ed Piskor’s latest installment in his WIZZYWIG series, Volume 3: Fugitive.

Listener feedback this week is from Marc, Hugh and Joel who commented on my iPad remarks and yareckon who commented on the Hacker Hero monologue. Both of those segments were part of the episode from January 27th. MArc and Hugh shared their thoughts on the web site. Joel sent me Mark Pilgrim’s post on iPad and I mention Fraser Speirs’ in my response as well as my follow up blog post. yareckon sent his thoughts via Identi.ca including a clarification on Major Barbara.

The hacker word of the week this week is eyeball search.

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on politics.

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TCLP 2010-01-13 Inner Chapter: Accomplishment

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

In the intro, a quick recap of my experiences at World’s Fair Use Day. I may share a longer blog post or podcast segment once I finally get a chance to sift through my notes.

Listener feedback is from Philippe who mentions Xdebug and Philip who mentions Devel::NYTProf which just had a recent release. Both wrote in response to my Hacking 101 on speed and performance, specifically to my open question about profilers. Thanks for the leads.

The hacker word of the week this week is Exploder.

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on accomplishment.

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TCLP 2009-10-28 Inner Chapter: Perfection and Compromise

This is a feature cast.

In the intro, two books that just launched that I want to recommend to you, J.C. Hutchins’ “7th Son: Descent” is now in print and Cory Doctorow’s “MAKERS” was released today. Additionally, J.C. has offered to give away three signed copies of his book to listeners. Send a note to 7thSonNovel at gmail dot com with the subject line, “cmdln sent me”, and the phrase, “Kilroy 2.0 is everywhere”, and your mailing address in the body. J.C. will draw three lucky winners on November 6th so get your emails in now.

There is no listener feedback this week.

The hacker word of the week this week is epsilon squared.

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on the subject of perfection and compromise.

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TCLP 2009-10-07 Inner Chapter: Personal Advocacy

This is a feature cast.

In the intro, a request that you consider contributing to the Creative Commons 5th annual fundraising campaign.

Listener feedback this week is from Eric who writes with a question about a disclaimer on public domain photos.

The hacker word of the week this week is epoch.

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on personal advocacy. This was inspired partly by a Coding Horror post and my reaction to it. I relate it to both effecting change and thought leadership which I’ve discussed previously.

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TCLP 2009-08-12 Inner Chapter: Thought Leadership

This is a feature cast.

In the intro a mention that I will be at Dragon*Con September 4-7. My speaking commitments are on my Google calendar, otherwise I will be volunteering. If anyone else is attending or in the area and wants to have a meet up, let me know.

Lots of listener feedback this week, so no hacker word of the week. Nido Media writes with a question about the phrase “reader’s note” which I use occasionally in the hacker words of the week segments. Jed Reynolds and Jonas write in about my rant on software frameworks. Jonas recommends the Herding Code Podcast #56. Nah tass

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on thought leadership.

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TCLP 2009-07-29 Inner Chapter: Tradition

This is a feature cast.

In the intro a heads up that there will be no news cast this weekend. And a bit of a mini rant and news discussion of the announcement of the awarding of a patent for podcasting. Dave Winer’s blog, not surprisingly, has the details as well as a pretty strong claim that he has prior art.

Listener Feedback this week comes from Randal Schwartz who adds some good explanation to my coverage of the OSFA announcement for the last news cast. Randal also points out an organization with which he works, LinuxFund, is a member of OSFA and worth your consideration for causes to help.

The hacker word of the week this week is EMACS.

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on tradition.

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TCLP 2009-07-15 Inner Chapter: Focus

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In the intro a quick review of the family friendly game, Qwirkle.

Listener Feedback this week comes from Marc who commented on the new Inner Chapter theme music and Dave who commented on the Inner Chapter of the role of leader as law giver.

The hacker word of the week this week is elite

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on focus. This builds on my previous chapters on will and yak shaving.

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