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The Development Hell Podcast

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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Episode 71: Bespoke Tokens

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Yay Token-Ring

We really do appreciate our sponsors so when we get a chance to thank them in a way other than our awesome ad reads, we do it! On this episode you get twice the guest because we invited two of the three folks behind WonderNetworks to join us.

Paul Reinheimer and Gemma Anible came on (and even did video via Skype so they could tell when we were getting bored) and talked about how WonderNetworks got started, Paul and Gemma’s preferred development style and Paul seemed determined (as he always is) to tweak Chris.

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Episode 70: Anti-Canuckite Leanings

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Secretary Kerry Receives a Case of Beer from Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird

Welcome to a new year and hopefully a more frequent podcasting schedule of recording on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month. Can your favourite old-but-lazy duo maintain such a punishing pace?

During the discussions for topics for this episode, Chris went to the bathroom for some quiet time. When he came back Ed had asked dedicated grumpy-Canadian hater Amanda Folson to join this episode to talk a bit about the life of a developer evangelist, Greg LeMonde, the Battle for PHP CoC, how Composer saved PHP, and CodeMash.

Along the way Amanda and Ed ganged up on Chris showing their hatred for their peace-loving neighbours north of the 49th parallel and during the aftershow drove him away with talk about audio recording equipment.

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Episode 69: A Festivus Miracle, Part 2

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pissing in the bottle

After some airing of grievances and snarky emails, we managed to get our long- time personal friend Elizabeth Naramore to come on the show and talk about how she was scared for her life the first time she ever met Chris.

We also got to continue to show how immature the three of us are with our constant giggling and inappropriate comments due to the innuendo-laden episode number.

When we weren’t giggling we did talk about Liz’s studies into the psychology of open source communities and her work helping to teach more people how to use Gi-Thub. Ed and Chris discussed how the marketing efforts for their own products are different yet have the same end goal.

Chris also talked about how he stupidly lost his passport while in Orlando for an all-hands meeting (1270 people!) for Mozilla. He was so stressed he didn’t even use the free park passes to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or the Animal Kingdom.

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Episode 68: A Festivus Miracle, Part 1

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An aol.com email address is the duncecap of the internet

In a great feat of strength we were lucky enough to have future Digital Prophet Samantha Quinones join us to talk about how she got involved with the PHP community and what it’s like to work for a company who’s office is constructed out of old CD’s.

Along the way we talked about ways to discuss AOL with your millenial, her close personal relationship with the “You’ve Got Mail” Guy, and how to sell tampons using caching and firehoses. Ed also shared his latest updates about OSMI. Naturally there was also time to make fun of Chris’ new employer

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Episode 67: Working for the Weekend

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Kirk Kove Water Show Ski Team - 1955

Super special guest Gary Hockin of JetBrains, and previously dog wrangler at Roave, joins us for much fun discussion and blame-taking. We babble about Slack vs IRC, the dev evangelism life, software subscription models, and video games. Also we make the say command in OS X utter profane phrases.

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Episode 66: Aquinas on Customer Service

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the good, the hot and the ugly or : verbum caro, panem verum verbo carnem efficit

Episode 66 was recorded live right after the inaugural Pacific Northwest PHP Conference. We make fun of our sponsors, talk about smelly tests, Thomas Aquinas, remote pairing with juniors, and new stuff happening with OSMI.

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