Episode 3 – To College or not to College?

For new and aspiring developers – in this episode I answer the #1 question asked from future coders – should I go to college? Pros and Cons of a college degree and the University system.

Contents: The Cold Truth of Job Seeking. Beware of For-Profit systems. Selecting a Degree. The actual meaning of a Computer Science degree.

Episode 1 – The Creation of Usenet

Today, we go back in time to the late 70’s and observe the events that led to the creation of newgroups and usenet. Especially as this podcast covers historic events, factual corrections will be attached to the original post and/or episode as required.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The A News Reader
  • The B News Reader
  • Creation of UUNET
  • C News Reader, and NNTP
  • Lessons Learned

Sources in essay form will be included as a follow-up to the next episode.

Introduction the Podcast

After repeated encouragement from friends and coworkers, I’ve decided to take a dive into the world of podcasting. We’ll see if this is something that can keep going or not – but for now, I introduce the first episode of my podcast for this site.

Show contents:

  • Introduction
  • Inspiration
    • suckless.org” software project
    • Rebuilding fun in open source development
    • Venting to the world
  • Future content
    • Distribution and software ecosystem coverage
    • Computer science topics, experiments, and interesting papers
    • New developments in programming (C/C++) and technology