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The Development Hell Podcast

Episode 61: Double Vision

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Someone please tell me I don't have double vision.

Two Chrises? God help us. Our guest this episode is Chris Fidao, creator of the ultra-successful and awesome Servers For Hackers web site and e-book. We talk about info products (because Chris has to talk about his money making schemes all the time), what devs should know about devops, Nginx vs. Apache vs. Your Mom, and old tech that keeps on keeping on. Also an update of Gary Hockin’s ongoing embezzlement campaign.

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Episode 60: Welcome to the Shotgun Shack

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Shotgun ex

This week on Development Hell we brag about how awesome we are via discussion about conference prep as a speaker. How much crap should go on your slides? How do we change our talks for different audiences? What’s our worst presenter experience? We also throw Paul Reinheimer under the bus.

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Episode 59: Ultimate Hardware Modz

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Totally Legal Activity

We are joined by super special guest Arbi Arzoumani, PHP community vet and hardware modding expert. We talk about everything from the Amiga to the Raspberry Pi, with lots of console mods inbetween. Chris gets all excited about building a MAME cabinet, and we chat some about home theater PC stuff with XBMC and Plex. If you’re into hardware stuff, you’re gonna looooooove it.

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Episode 58: I Have a Mouth Problem

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Bureau of Radiological Health Manikin (FDA 183)

So we kinda forgot we recorded this until a month after the fact. Whoops! This ep is all about side projects, kicking off with Chris and Ed talking about CBTTool, Ed’s electronic worksheet for folks with anxiety disorders. Then we discuss Chris’ new book The Grumpy Little Book of Hack, and Ed’s experience technical editing Modern PHP by Josh Lockhart. Then we get into a boring discussion about marketing. Plus we have STICKERS!

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Episode 57: 57 Flavors of Hell

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Hell is not here to stay

This episode we are joined by PHP whiz kid Anthony Ferrara to discuss recent happenings on PHP Internals, where a productive community member stepped away entirely. We discuss the merits of the proposals (particularly the controversial Scalar Type Hints RFC), and what the PHP community could be doing better to prevent contributor burnout. Also I guess we talked about baby animals…?

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Episode 56: Targeting the Amber Monochrome Market

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Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 84

The PHP Bard himself, Jeremy Lindblom, joins us for much discussion of fun things, like how PHP is used inside Amazon, the upcoming Pacific Northwest PHP Conference (PNWPHP), and what it’s like to be a bard in the age of automation. Also Ed bought a new TV and wrote some music once.

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Episode 55 REDUX: The Erotic Possibilities of the Holodeck

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Cowboys & Gumshoes

We’re republishing this episode to (hopefully) get the right episode out to listeners using feeds/podcasting tools. It was originally linked to Ep. 53’s audio, and some podcast aggregators may not get the updated version

Everything old is new again! Sort of! We chatter about Chris’ 1% car and how rough it is to upgrade. Then we babble about WebOS, LuneOS, and Ed’s experiences running the Spaz open source project. Chris made some open source stuff once too.

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Episode 55: The Erotic Possibilities of the Holodeck

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Cowboys & Gumshoes

Everything old is new again! Sort of! We chatter about Chris’ 1% car and how rough it is to upgrade. Then we babble about WebOS, LuneOS, and Ed’s experiences running the Spaz open source project. Chris made some open source stuff once too.

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Episode 54: Phil Is Still Wrong

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Our latest episode was special in two ways: we recorded video of it, and it was a simulcast with our friends at the PHP Town Hall podcast. What great people! They’re still wrong, but that’s okay. We talk about mouthing off in public, whether async features should be built into PHP, and the appropriate ways to encourage people to use current versions of PHP. Then Chris gets mad.

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Episode 53: Let’s Get This Thing Over With

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Saving Gas

Guest-less and listless, Chris and Ed slouch their way back to their studios. Chris talks about the time he tried to murder a disabled woman with his new luxury sedan, we discuss artisanal PHP-Nuke sites, and how we got our local user groups started. Then It really goes off the rails with a discussion of the awesomeness of Dragon Age: Inquistion, and what happens to games and other services that rely on Internet connectivity.

Correction: It looks like Ultima Online and Phantasy Star Online are still up!

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