We were very private about the whole thing and waited to tell anyone until we knew we were mostly OK. However, to my surprise, the day of the diagnosis my wife, who has never shown much interested in podcasting announced "I want to record an audio Cancer Diary. Can you do that?"
So we did.
We honestly didn't know if we were going to publish this when we started but after a month of editing late into the night, we are.
I've been on a podcasting kick lately. Not for any particular reason, but a number of things have come together that have found me as a guest on a number of podcasts. I've also had the good fortune to have a number of great guests on Hanselminutes lately.
Lots of folks who listen to podcasts are doing it while commuting. I hope you enjoy these additional podcasts and perhaps they'll edutain you during your daily commute.
I hope you take a few minutes and download a few of these shows.
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That podcast is all about storytelling. It's masterfully produced, thoughtfully narrated and generally loved. It's cared for, curated and shepherded. It's nurtured.
Rob's new experiment, This Developer's Life is, on its surface, a straight and unapologetic rip-off of This American Life; but in the flattery is the sincerest form of flattery sense. It's brilliant because it works. The narrative flow works, the "stew on that and think for a second" musical interludes work.
Scott talks to Jeff Wilcox, a Developer on the Silverlight Team about developing on Windows Phone 7. What kinds of performance can we expect from the phone? Jeff Wilcox shows Scott some tips and tricks on how to get the smoothest animations from your phone. Frame Rate Counters and more fun are explained!
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Scott talks to Mike Calvo, a Microsoft Lead Developer based out of Minnesota (!) about Expression SuperPreview. SuperPreview helps developers and designers with cross-browser CSS and HTML issues. How'd they build it and with what? What's inside? How does the cloud fit in and how do they support Safari?
I played with SuperPreview a bit last year, but started looking at it again last month when I noticed that version 4 has introduced support for Safari on Mac via a Cloud-based Remote Service.
I fired up Expression SuperPreview 4, and saw this:
Then I signed up:
My two-hundred-and-twenty-sixth podcast is up. Scott catches up with Pete Brown after they've both built their "Ultimate Developer PCs." Any regrets? What'd they learn and how you can learn from their mistakes and successes?
UPDATE: Pete and I did a Skype call with Joel Barsotti and he guided me in the overclocking process and I was able to easily take the 3.33Ghz Intel i7 processor I have to 4.0Ghz, a free 20% speed gain while staying on air cooling. I'm sure I could take it beyond but I don't want to compromise stability. Is a short overclocking show or article something you all are interested in?
My two-hundred-and-twenty-fifth podcast is up. Scott chats with Jason Dentler about NHibernate and their new 3.0 release. Jason is the author of the upcoming "NHibernate 3 Cookbook" from Packt Publishing. Is NHibernate hard and scary? Jason gets Scott up to speed and talks open source community.
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