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The Development Hell Podcast

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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Episode 65: Entrepremurder

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Rancher Rob Krentz Murdered by Illegal Alien // I look so old here

Episode 65: slow roasted for sweet mesquite flavor! Derick Bailey of WatchMeCode fame joins us for an awesome discussion of the trials and tribulations of developer entrepreneurship. Derick talks about why Signal Leaf is going away, and we swap terrifying PayPal stories.

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Episode 64: Dogs Using iPads

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Zoey Likes to Google 'Lhasa Apso'

We recorded this ep with special guest Joe Ferguson about a month ago, but all sorts of family stuff delayed the release of this and Episode 63 (which we just released last week). On this episode we talk canine gold farming, bald eagles and beavers, how Joe secretly controls NomadPHP MC, NomadJS, and MemphisPHP, whether you’re supposed to drink Magners over ice, and how great Chris Cornutt is. We talked about more stuff but I got tired of writing things down.

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Episode 63: Made in Ontario

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Sister teaching music

So we recorded this nearly two months ago, but some family stuff delayed the release of this and Episode 64 (coming very soon). On this episode we talk about large developers, cars, Ed learning Java against his will, and Chris re-learning how to teach people.

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Episode 62: Talmudic Maxims for the Unwashed Masses (Phptek 2015)

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Minneapolis Talmud Torah Bar Mitzvah class

phptek 2015 featured an awesome live recording of Development Hell in front of a rowdy audience. Our special guest Yitzchok Willroth, aka coderabbi, drops Talmudic knowledge on us, and we have great discussions about “hard” and “soft” talks, tech vs personal skills, and had a great Q&A session with the audience.

Note that the audio quality isn’t quite up to our usual standards here. Recording live can be hard – sorry about the background noise!

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