The Developer’s Almanac
If you haven’t heard Rob Conery’s excellent new podcast This Developer’s Life then you really owe it to yourself to listen. It’s well done, and very entertaining.
Either way, Rob inspired me.
Inspired me to, just like Rob, emulate a podcast that has influenced and touched me.
Naturally, or more likely unnaturally, I chose The Writer’s Almanac which I typically hear on NPR (National Public Radio, the public radio station in the United States). It seems to always be on when I’m driving to work and it’s like a seeing a train wreck, you don’t want to watch but you just can’t look away. Few things bore me more than listening to the voice of Garrison Keillor reading, but I can’t seem to stop listening and turn it off.
The Writer’s Almanac has a short but repeatable format: a few minutes of “on this day in [xyz]” followed by the reading of a poem, followed by credits, and capped with “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.” If you’ve never heard it, give the most recent episode a listen before you keep reading, just so you’re familiar with the format. It only takes a few minutes.
So I dutifully copied that format but gave it a computing focus. Hope you enjoy.
Code well, do open source work, and tweet frequently.