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The Development Hell Podcast

Episode 81: It Feels Good to Be a D-List Internet Superstar

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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

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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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Mute

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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Episode 78: Who Leaves Velveeta and No Beer in a Fridge?

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Advertisement for Bulimba Beer brewed in Brisbane, 1900

It’s rare that we have some folks who work for the same employer back-to-back on the show, but this time out we spoke with Jessica Rose. Jessica is Tracy Osborne’s boss (Tracy was on the show in Episode 77) and talked about her own experiences creating a different kind of developer relations team at Dream Factory.

Along the way we found out how much better Chris handled jet lag at the same Australian conference Jessica was at and how thankful she is her husband pays zero attention to Twitter.

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Episode 77: Escaping to the Canadian Hellscape

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HELLSCAPE

On the 77th episode of you favourite comedy podcast about technology and aging programmers, Chris and Ed spoke with Tracy Osborn about her new job in developer relations, living the sweet rent-free life in the Bay Area and how she is making the smart move of relocating with her Kanuckistanian husband to Toronto.

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Episode 76: No, YOU'RE a Tool

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Alone.

Photo by Sira Sara - CC BY 2.0

Chris and Ed sit down to talk about their recent travels to conference both near and far and to also discuss what tools and languages they have been using at their day jobs.

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Tools we use:

Languages:

  • Ed: PHP, JavaScript, Python
  • Chris: Python with a side of PHP

Editors:

Libraries and tools

Things we wanted to use but never got into it

  • Ed: I bought multiple ruby and rails books
  • Chris: Node, Emacs, step-through debuggers

Episode 75: Together but Alone

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Alone.

We’re three-quarters of the way through to The End! In this episode it was just Ed and Chris talking about two issues that are very important to them. We go over the early results from Ed’s Open Sourcing Mental Illness survey and then have a very long discussion about the events surrounding LambdaConf 2016.

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Episode 74: Raise MentalHealthError

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A Guru Meditation Error screen in DSOrganize on a pink DS Lite.

Photo by Kittenlive - CC BY-SA 3.0

In this episode we were extremely lucky to get Kenneth Reitz on the show to discuss his experiences when he had a mental health event that resulted in a stay in the hospital and some major life changes as a result.

Normally we’re a comedy podcast that focusses on technology, but issues surrounding mental health are very important to us. We’re extremely grateful that Kenneth came on and was very open about what happened to him.

We hope you enjoy what was a great, open, freewheeling discussion about how the symptoms of some mental illnesses appear beneficial from the outside.

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Episode 73: Old Guys Last Longer

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Christmas decorations - Statler and Waldorf from the Muppets

This time out we had PHP community icon Cal “Doesn’t Follow Chris On Twitter” Evans on to discuss the traveling minstrel show known as NomadPHP, the awesomeness of Day Camp 4 Developers, his thoughts on how Mailchimp handled The Mandrill Issue, and helped trigger Chris in to an epic rant. Chris also hopes that Cal has not noticed he hadn’t finished that thing he was supposed to do for him yet. It will be done really soon!

We’ll be giving away 4 free tickets to the Day Camp 4 Developers on Modern PHP on April 22, 2016! Sign up for our mailing list now to enter the drawing!

Don’t forget about our special offer for listeners! Get 50% off Backup Pro’s CMS plugins by using the promo code devhell! And get trials of Backup Pro for ExpressionEngine 2, ExpressionEngine 3, Craft, WordPress, PrestaShop, and Concrete5!

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Episode 72: Hermits and Horses

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18240 Grand Canyon Historic Hermit Trail

Jason Myers came on the show to talk about his experiences running not one but TWO conferences in the Nashville, Tennessee area, along with how he ended up writing a book about a popular Python database abstraction tool, and why he prefers the hermetic lifestyle. Along the way Chris and Jason also managed to beat a dead horse for a few minutes.

Special offer for listeners! Get 50% off Backup Pro’s CMS plugins by using the promo code devhell! And get trials of Backup Pro for ExpressionEngine 2, ExpressionEngine 3, Craft, WordPress, PrestaShop, and Concrete5!

Also! Listeners can get a 50% discount on Jason Myers' book Essential SQLAlchemy, 2nd Edition! Discount will show when you add it to your cart. Go buy it now!

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