feb 3 - very interesting podcast on reactive extensions for .NET (Rx) aka linq to events, i.e. event-based programs using observable collections
- "if you wouldn't mind, talk to me like I'm a 4-year-old C# programmer"
- "the whole point of Rx is to write event programming in a way a suit would understand"
- "in .NET 4 the lego blocks will finally be the right size for most business problems you're trying to solve"
- "methods take time, properties don't, something you can rely on"
- "a button is effectively a collection of clicks that may or may not have happened yet"
- "if you can't explain it in white ink, you can't explain it at all"
- "mocking is simple with Rx: replace mouse clicks with an array of events"
- "Rx's motto is democratizing the cloud because the cloud is all about meshing up asynchronous services into a client"
Notes on other podcasts:
- apr 5 - good colin marshall podcast with seth godin on Linchpin, a book about art, life and making a difference
- mar 10 - awesome podcast: david siegel talking on the semantic web in a way that finally makes sense
- mar 10 - good podcast interview with Michael Steinbecker on decline of french cuisine
- mar 9 - good colin marshall podcast interviewing Ian Ayres on coming importance of supercrunching and statistics
- mar 8 - nice Colin Marshall interview with Edward Champion on interviewing, authenticity and the cultural/intellectual scene
- mar 5 - very informative podcast on copyright law in software/music business, brad frazer eloquent and knowledgable on topic
- mar 2 - very interesting podcast on the ZBS Foundation, makers of quality radio fiction, never heard of them before
- feb 28 - entertaining dan carlin history podcast on the age of discovery: globalization 1.0
- feb 27 - interesting podcast on ways to deal with large amount of info, feeds, tweets in our lives, lots of ideas
- feb 27 - good dotnet rocks podcast on the #vs2010 launch in april and what's new in .NET 4
- feb 27 - good podcast on the role of a chief cultural officer and why companies need one
- feb 26 - good colin marshall podcast with author of book on why time moves forward
- feb 12 - good stackoverflow podcast mostly on why email is bad. insightful, funny conversation
- feb 11 - good herding code podcast on IOC, Git vs. mercurial, clojure's relationship to lisp
- feb 9 - good podcast on how to approach philosophy and the big questions from the standpoint of math and physics
- feb 1 - good herdingcode podcast with rob conery, part1: nosql, part2: asp.net mvc good / webforms bad
- feb 3 - very interesting podcast on reactive extensions for .NET (Rx) aka linq to events, i.e. event-based programs using observable collections
- jan 28 - another podcast on the ipad aftermath, nice conversation, also on the mobile space (Phil Windley, Scott Lemon)
- feb 8 - good philosophy podcast discussion on the relationship between hume and rousseau, good conversation, lucid
- feb 8 - good stackoverflow podcast, lots on apple, generally positive toward the ipad
Most of what I currently listen to is .NET related and quite a bit on technology in general and how it is impacting society. I listen to an occasional historical or philosophical podcast.
I record these notes as a way of extracting the gems and remember facts from these podcasts: phrases that ring true or new terms that I look up later. If you see someone walking around Berlin speaking short phrases into his cell phone every couple minutes, that's me.