Episode 004 – Standing desk, headphones, and firing bad customers

Adam Culp speaks about his new Varidesk standing desk and launches a giveaway of a Varidesk. Also covers some of the reasons a developer may want to stand while working, and the benefits of standing while working. He also gives some hints and tips related to introducing the use of a standing desk into your daily habits.

He also mentions a new set of headphones he purchased to replace a broken set, and the various reasons why Plantronics Backbeat Pro was his choice.

The main topic of firing a bad customer is then discussed by sharing possible reasons why a customer may be considered bad, how to communicate your intent, and some possible pitfalls that result from this potentially emotional event.

Then the podcast is closed by launching a giveaway of a Varidesk Full Desk Pro.

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Episode 003 – OpenWest Namebadges, Overtraining, Developer Salary and Freelance Rates, Saving Money

Adam Culp talks about the awesome namebadges at the OpenWest conference, and how assembly was required using a soldering iron. Then shares symptoms, causes, and treatment for over-training while running. (mentions Tension Tamer tea, but intended to speak about Sleepy Time tea instead) Following this the subject of developers and money was covered. What should developers charge per hour, what should a freelance developer pay themselves, and what should developers do to save money for a rainy day.

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Episode 002 – Approaching speakers, new running shoes, feeling stupid, S3 log side project, consultant travel, and technical debt

In this episode we speak about PHP community and approachability of conference speakers, new running shoes and typical miles that can be run on a pair of shoes before replacing them as well as wear patterns, feeling stupid in skills if they aren’t used often enough, new s3-logs-analyzer side project created to monitor podcast downloads (but can be used for any files on S3), typical travel as a consultant, and what is technical debt and how to tackle it as well as when an application rewrite is OK.

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Episode 001 – Conferences, User Group Talks, and Performance Audit Tools

First episode of Run Geek Radio. With SunshinePHP 2015 behind him Adam Culp talks about upcoming conferences Lone Star PHP, Open West, and Bulgaria PHP. Then speaks about organizing ZendCon and how finding speakers for conferences and user groups are similarly tough, but there can be some “wins” through email blasts.

In running related content he continues to ramp up his miles each week in his training to get back to ultra distances. Other training related topics such as Udo’s 3-6-9 Blended Oil and Probilic SR protein are awesome additions to help optimize physical performance in healthy ways.

Then he finishes up with more tech talk with introductions to various tools that help when conducting performance audits on web applications.

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