Tech friends: Of those considering themselves prog lang polyglots, how often do you honestly choose best vs. fave tool?
My tech friends: Are you a programming language polyglot? If so, what benefits do you realize? Drawbacks?
Trying to land an essay I’ve been working on for weeks for today’s podcast. Editing the last sections, should be able to record soon.
Twelve years of podcasting, still don’t know what I am doing. When I remember that, it’s a blessing; when I forget, a curse.
The morning after each podcast release, I give the episode listen for quality and correctness. During my drive this morning, I cringed as I heard myself say, “minority technology podcaster” when talking about how I think of myself with regards to a broader point in the episode.
I immediately realized that I very badly misspoke: what I should have said was “minor technology podcaster” or better yet “D-list technology podcaster.”
I have a very transparent online presence and it is easy to see that I am in no way a minority, quite the opposite. Not everyone has a reason or opportunity to check me in this way, hence the correction.
I do not want to mis-represent myself as that is at best wrong and at worst harmful. I will include a comment in the next episode, as well. The context of the remark was hopefully not problematic. I think it is worth being abundantly clear and honest when making mistakes like this. Misspeaking is a risk of doing an extemporaneous episodes, I hope my misstatement does no harm and that I can chalk it up to a learning experience.
Have better performing audio driver working again. Performed several succesful 10-20 min, multi-track tests.
Doing some stress testing of my audio rig after some feedback on quality issues last few episodes.
300 more words in the pursuit of new writing habit. This time on another essay idea. Seeing how multiple drafts at once might work.
Trying to get back into the habit of writing. Not with any goal other than a few hundred words at a go. More than that can come later.
Weekend got away from me, no news show, this week but hope to get back on top of schedule next week.