January 30, 2017Filed under micro#podcasting#programming languages#rustMarkdown source

Finishing the prep work for New Rustacean e018.

Have I mentioned lately that I love Rust? Because I really, really do.

January 17, 2017Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Was delighted to be a guest on the new Remote Works Podcast! These guys are making a great show. (My episode will be out in February.)

January 14, 2017Filed under micro#family#podcastingMarkdown source

Registering a new domain for a new podcast I’m doing with Jaimie. It’s going to be massively fun.

January 08, 2017Filed under micro#podcasting#rustMarkdown source

I’m extremely excited to be adding a new format to New Rustacean: discussing good crates in the Rust ecosystem. Suggestions wanted!

Crates You Should Know: quick-xml—A pull-parser for reading and writing XML.

January 07, 2017Filed under micro#podcasting#rustMarkdown source

Started writing the script for the first “Crates You Should Know” episode of New Rustacean tonight. I’m pretty excited about adding this format to the repertoire.

2016 in Review, Part 6 of 6

Plans for 2017!

January 01, 2017Filed under Blog#2016-in-review#family#fitness#podcasting#productivity#software development#writingMarkdown source

2016 in Review, Part 5 of 6

Getting things done in 2016 and beyond.

December 31, 2016Filed under Blog#2016-in-review#family#fitness#podcasting#productivity#software development#writingMarkdown source
December 31, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Things on my podcasting to-buy-in-2017 list: Rogue Amoeba’s Loopback!

2016 in Review, Part 4 of 6

Writing software for Olo and for open source.

December 30, 2016Filed under Blog#2016-in-review#family#fitness#podcasting#productivity#software development#writingMarkdown source

2016 in Review, Part 3 of 6

Podcasting: Winning Slowly, New Rustacean, and more!

December 29, 2016Filed under Blog#2016-in-review#family#fitness#podcasting#productivity#software development#writingMarkdown source

2016 in Review, Part 2 of 6

So. many. words. I had no idea how many words.

December 28, 2016Filed under Blog#2016-in-review#family#fitness#podcasting#productivity#software development#writingMarkdown source

2016 in Review, Part 1 of 6

Running headfirst into a wall of pneumonia.

December 27, 2016Filed under Blog#2016-in-review#family#fitness#podcasting#productivity#software development#writingMarkdown source

2016 in Review, Introduction

Or: a ridiculous year summarized!

December 27, 2016Filed under Blog#2016-in-review#family#fitness#podcasting#productivity#software development#writingMarkdown source
November 23, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Just recorded Winning Slowly 5.09 with Slack calls—super pleased with Audio Hijack’s support for it!

October 31, 2016Filed under micro#podcasting#winning slowlyMarkdown source

Editing one of the most pure fun episodes of Winning Slowly we’ve ever done.

It’s about libraries.

Yep.

Libraries.

October 04, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

I just realized: like a complete dolt, I forgot to update the show feed for Winning Slowly when I published 5.04. :facepalm:

Looks like subscribers get two episodes in their feed today. 😬

August 06, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Wrote 700 words of the script for New Rustacean e017. Should finish that script tomorrow (and maybe record, too!).

August 06, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Speaking of podcasting: my current goal is to ship an episode of New Rustacean every other week (the off weeks from Winning Slowly), after this coming week (when they’ll hopefully both have an episode). Lots to do!

August 06, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Just made the requisite website tweaks for Winning Slowly Season 5!

5.01 coming Tuesday. GET EXCITED.

July 20, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Finished the New Rustacean material for e016. But I’m sick, so now I’m going to bed. Bleh.

July 18, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

I didn’t get done everything I hoped, but I read a bunch and wrote a bunch for New Rustacean e016. Hoping to release it this week!

June 24, 2016Filed under micro#podcasting#rustMarkdown source

Recorded a fantastic New Rustacean interview with Raph Levien this afternoon. Part 1 should be up tonight!

June 16, 2016Filed under micro#music#podcastingMarkdown source

Listening to Harry Greyson-Williams’ score for The Martian 🎵 and finishing the New Rustacean e015 script. 🎙

June 08, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

The New Rustacean Patreon supporters are awesome. Today, I massively upgraded my recording set up. And it sounds fantastic.

May 31, 2016Filed under micro#podcasting#rustMarkdown source

When I podcast, I don’t do “just news.” I do “news I MEAN describe how MIR changes the Rust compiler flow”:

▶ New Rustacean News 1: One year and counting—on Rust a year in, including an overview of how the compiler works

May 31, 2016Filed under micro#podcasting#rustMarkdown source

Recorded another New Rustacean episode at last; it should be up this afternoon. Rust FTW!

And, me being me, this “news” episode ended up with a description of how the Rust compiler works. 🤓 It’ll post later!

May 22, 2016Filed under micro#podcasting#rustMarkdown source

Wrote ~1,000 words of the next New Rustacean episode—including a new (occasional) episode format on recent news in the Rust community!

April 23, 2016Filed under micro#music#podcasting#rust#typographyMarkdown source

I’m totally working a reference to Daniel Spreadbury’s SMuFL work into a discussion of Rust’s Unicode support in New Rustacean e014.

(This has to be the nerdiest thing I’ve ever done. Even in context, this is over the top.)

April 23, 2016Filed under micro#podcasting#writingMarkdown source

I’m drafting the next episode of New Rustacean on a 3-year-old retina iPad Mini and I love it. An iPad Pro looks awfully appealing.

Run With Me!

A new (micro-)podcast (yes, I know I'm crazy)

April 11, 2016Filed under blog#design#fitness#podcastingMarkdown source
April 06, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

I would love a simple, static, podcast-friendly site generator. (Pelican works, and I know it well enough, but I don’t love it.) Thoughts?

April 05, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Successfully recorded the first episode of a new micro-podcast called Run With Me. Will be live later this week!

March 15, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

The new Overcast feature which lets patrons upload custom files is the best for podcasters verifying episodes before release.

March 15, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source
March 10, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

If you want cloud storage—e.g. to back a CDN—and want an alternative to Amazon S3, check out DreamHost’s DreamObjects. It’s great—and inexpensive!

I’ve been using it for Winning Slowly and New Rustacean downloads for 9 months. Couldn’t be happier with the results.

March 08, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Speaking of podcasting, the episode of Winning Slowly we published today—and interview with Ghost’s co-founder John O’Nolan—is one of my favorite episodes of the show we’ve done. He’s cogent, thoughtful, and on point throughout; the episode is well worth your time!

March 08, 2016Filed under micro#family#jaimie#podcastingMarkdown source

My wife has a voice made for podcasting. I’m editing the newest episode of Sap.py (!) and listening to her speak is simply sublime.

March 03, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

After doing a little looking around, I’ve concluded that Blubrry is likely to be the best replacement for Podtrac for my purposes. Giving it a spin now. It’s not especially beautiful or amazing, but it’s no worse than Podtrac… and it performs way better.

March 02, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Okay, I’m basically done with PodTrac at this point. It’s slow to use, slow to update, and now it isn’t showing me anything about recent episodes on the dashboard. Anyone have a good podcasting analytics tool to recommend?

Static Site Generators and Podcasting

Publishing podcasts the hard way.

February 28, 2016Filed under tech#podcasting#python#rust#software developmentMarkdown source
February 27, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

One of these days I should write up the slightly arcane workflow I use to publish Winning Slowly and New Rustacean. It’s weird.

February 11, 2016Filed under micro#podcasting#sermonsMarkdown source

I’ve set up a podcast feed specifically for any sermons I preach going forward. You can subscribe these places:

As an aside: having done the starting-up dance for 4 podcasts now, it’s gotten pretty easy. 😉

February 07, 2016Filed under micro#podcasting#programming languages#rustMarkdown source

Spent the last little bit reading about Rust’s type system for the next episode of New Rustacean. Heady stuff.

February 06, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

The setup I used to get reasonable-sounding audio out of Skype this morning. God bless Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack.

Solving Skype Problems with Audio Hijack
Solving Skype Problems with Audio Hijack

Women in Rust

January 10, 2016Filed under tech#podcasting#rust#tweetstormMarkdown source
January 09, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Published my tenth full episode (and twelfth total) of New Rustacean today. Researching for, writing, recording, and editing the 17-minute, 23-second episode took a total of seven and a half hours.

Podcasting is a lot of work, but I still really enjoy it.

January 08, 2016Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Editing Winning Slowly 4.01 for release on Tuesday. I accidentally did a 5 minute monologue—apparently I’m used to soloing on New Rustacean!

Thoughts on 2015 (and 2016)

December 26, 2015Filed under blog#family#podcasting#rustMarkdown source
October 06, 2015Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Here’s a thing I’m quite okay with:

Sap.py and New Rustacean in New and Noteworthy on the iTunes Podcast list
Sap.py and New Rustacean in New and Noteworthy on the iTunes Podcast list
October 03, 2015Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Today, I edited and published Sap.py 1 and recorded, edited, and published New Rustacean e01. A nice, productive day of podcasting!

September 12, 2015Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

Winning Slowly 3.09 runs to 42:10—after 7 hours of editing that cut out quite a bit of material. I think all our listeners will appreciate the final result, though; I can’t wait to share it with all of you on Tuesday.

On Editing Podcasts

Good podcasts—like good blog posts—require planning, care, and editing.

August 24, 2015 (updated August 28, 2015)Filed under tech#podcastingMarkdown source
August 16, 2015Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

CDN configured. Sites both 80% done. These podcasts will launch this week, unless something goes particularly sideways.

August 14, 2015Filed under micro#podcastingMarkdown source

The domain configuration for Sap.py and New Rustacean is done, and the websites are coming along. Almost ready!

August 05, 2015Filed under micro#jaimie#music#podcasting#software developmentMarkdown source

Hooked up my digital piano to Logic Pro X tonight and wrote the theme for a podcast we’re doing together on learning to program. It’s so good!

August 04, 2015Filed under micro#ellie#family#kate#podcastingMarkdown source

A minute ago, Ellie asked me to play with her and Kate. I started to answer, “No, I need to finish publishing Winning Slowly.” Then I remembered: putting that first would be pretty much exactly the opposite of Winning Slowly.

Hey, Look—A Podcast!

January 28, 2014Filed under blog#podcastingMarkdown source