Episode 88: Ocho Ocho

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A short-ish episode this time out where our Dynamic Duo went guestless and talked about their recent conference experiences in Salt Lake City, Antwerp, and Miami.

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  • Eric Lindros gets wiped out by Scott Stevens, never to be an elite-level player again
  • Chris and Ed spoke at SunshinePHP, enjoying the crazy happy-hour scene and tropical drinks
  • Ed spoke at LoopConf
  • The video of Ed’s talk is up on YouTube where he dressed like Emo Ernie
  • Chris spoke at PHP Benelux

Episode 87: Asking Questions Down Under

Down Under challenge #752

This time out we asked our listeners to submit some questions because we are tired of winning so much and wanted to let others get in on it. Along the way Ed talked about a recent computer-related purchase he made on eBay while Chris talked about one the earliest science fiction short stories he can remember while feeling incredibly old at the same time.

Don’t worry, Chris' ego let him know he was not old and is still awesome.

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  • “What would you do if we weren’t programming as a career?”
  • “How do you get to the point where you don’t need to submit resumes to get jobs?”
  • What the heck is the Commodore Plus/4 and why doesn’t Ed know everything about CP/M
  • Ray Bradbury’s A Sound Of Thunder is a legendary time travel story

Episode 86: Necromantic Spies and Imagined Corporate Friends

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YOUR 2016 PHP PODCAST OF THE YEAR from simpleprogrammer.com

Welcome to the very first episode of 2017! We’re back after a nice break for the holidays and ready to get back to being insightful and unfiltered.

In this episode we talked about the concept of “programming as craft” with Chris and Ed having a great discussion about what should follow after the phrase “programmers need to learn empathy.”

Ed also released some music, and is donating all the proceeds to OSMI. Chris was sad that he did not get the opportunity to re-record the vocal tracks from some of Ed’s older material in his own signature vocal style.

Chris also talked (not so briefly) about the new laptop he bought and the security measures he decided to take with it.

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Episode 85: Brand Dilution As A Source Of Happiness

Holiday Spectacular

Welcome to our end-of-year episode! It has been probably the most gratifying year in a long time for both Chris and Ed. Chris' work at Mozilla has really changed his perspective on the value of the open web and his future. Ed finally got the chance to sink his teeth into a true leadership role at GraphStory and with a lot of help OSMI became a non-profit poised to continue doing excellent work in the field of bringing awareness to mental health issues.

Crazy travel schedules, the last TrueNorthPHP, Chris and Ed laughing about things more than usual, and a very passionate non-testing-related speech from Chris can be found in this final episode of 2016.

We know 2016 sucked for a lot of people and 2017 is likely to suck worse. Hang in there, we will be here for you.

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Episode 84: Whiny Feedback Loops

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Chris and Ed record a very quick show to talk about Ed’s latest conference adventure, the launch of some new stuff from OSMI, and Chris talks about feedback loops, hoodies that don’t fit, and the end of TrueNorthPHP.

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Episode 83: Sasquatch Uses PHP

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Pacific Northwest PHP co-organizer Tess Mero joins Ed and Chris to discuss her work organizing one of the newer regional conferences, Joomla, and what the hell does Cisco have to offer PHP developers.

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Episode 82: Open 24 Hours, Just Not All In One Day

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In this scintillating episode Chris and Ed shift gears and talk about their own experiences working “in the open”. Chris is very fortunate that everything he does at Mozilla gets open-sourced while Ed talks about his experiences back when he was running Spaz.

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  • Chris' work at Mozilla generally ends up in their Mozilla Services GitHub repo
  • When Ed’s employer does open source things, they fall under the Graph Story repo
  • Mozilla is using TestPilot to test new features for their browsers
  • Opera had a pretty nasty security breach
  • Ed mentioned that one of Graph Story’s open source projects is a iOS Neo4J library
  • Ed is also getting better at branding — GLOSSY has been renamed HackLafayette despite Chris saying it should be called G-POSSY
  • The last ever TrueNorthPHP is coming up fast — November 3-5
  • Ed was the lead on Spaz, one of the first 3rd party Twitter clients
  • Chris used to get great schadenfreude by reading about all sorts of stupid failed startups over at Fucked Company

Episode 81: It Feels Good To Be A D-List Internet Superstar

Hulk Hogan

This time around Chris and Ed attempt to shame you with their D-lister activities and ability to purchase things they want but don’t need.

We cover PyOhio, the long-anticipated php|cruise, and some useful gadgets they’ve incorporated into their work flows.

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  • Ed spoke about his usual stuff at PyOhio and Chris thought the event looked awesome
  • Ed’s talk from PyOhio
  • Chris got sucked in by the Facebook advertising for the Henge Dock
  • Chris brought his long-suffering wife along with him for php|cruise and highly recommends cruising as a vacation option
  • Ed likes the Roost Laptop Stand
  • Chris bought some generic monitor-stand-and-USB hub at Winners
  • Ed had some UPS fun with his new Tom Bihn bag
  • Both Chris and Ed highly recommend the Wirecutter’s travel gear guide

Episode 80: Lifestyles of the Moderately Privileged and Internet Famous

Op reis met de trein / Traveling by train

This episode, Chris remembers his feline companion and Office Manager who passed away recently. Then we get into an insanely long discussion of travel tips and horror stories.

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Episode 79: Unlikely Hero Fails to Press Mute

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This time out we spoke with Noelle Daley who shared her experiences at New Relic moving developer relations to being a developer via a programming bootcamp. We also discussed Ed’s latest round of work promoting OSMI and Noelle’s talk she gave at OSBridge in Portland.

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