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The Geek Joy Podcast

The Geek Joy Podcast, born in January 2016, is a place to talk about all the things that bring us joy, and some of the things that get in the way. Software, art, technology, empathy, fun hobbies, mindfulness... lots of interesting topics and people! It comes out Sunday.
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Feb 29, 2016

Episode 7
"I want to be the one who tells me yes"

With guest Kerri Miller, kerrizor.com

People

Alex Harms @onealexharms

Kerri Miller @kerrizor

Topics

  • 3:11 "Wow. I am mortal."
  • 7:23 Open Source and Feelings
  • 18:18 "We tell new speakers that 'you're just an API for this information'"
  • 20:54 "How do we communicate when we can never understand each other, we can never have the same experience of any moment..."
  • 24:02 "Maybe the way that you're gonna say it, the unique you that you're bringing... is the thing that's gonna connect with them."
  • 27:09 "I hate people."
  • 29:06 "I want to be in control of my own story."
  • 29:15 Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards
  • 33:54 Ada Developers Academy
  • 34:35 "If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies of me and eaten alive." -- Audre Lorde
  • 35:56 "I want to be the one that tells me yes, always."
  • 38:55 "We're here to observe the universe and celebrate it."
  • 42:15 "balance between the interior and the exterior generocity"

Reading/Listening/Playing/Watching

Kerri
The Traitor Baru Cormorant, by Seth Dickinson

Alex
Space 1999

Music

Django Reinhart, Limehouse

Feb 22, 2016

Episode 6
"That sense of community, teaming"

 

People

Wil Pannell Hill @wilpannell

Alex Harms @onealexharms

Jason Felice@eraserhd

Topics

  • 5:55 "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”—Aristotle "It means something, and the words don't mean anything."
  • 7:55 "The sense of community... about which we're speaking, the goals are shared."
  • 9:34 "Open source implementation of Vim called Avi (written in Clojure)"
  • 9:50 "Idris... in the Haskell tradition... a hybrid between that and Coq"
  • 21:28 "I was the only person of color..."
  • 32:23 "(OS Feels) set me on my own pursuit of how I empathize..."
  • 33:39 Have I ever seen Agile in practice?

Reading/Listening/Playing/Watching

Wil
Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

Tracy
Jacksonland, by Steve inskeep

Jason
Concrete Mathematics, by Knuth et al

Music

The Cuban-French group Songo 21, "El Raton"

Feb 15, 2016

Episode 5
"All of me is in it."

With guest Amitai Schlair of Agile in 3 Minutes

People

Amitai Schlair @schmonz

Alex Harms @onealexharms

Mike Hill @geepawhill

Topics

  • 1:57 "Agile Ass-Hattery"
  • 3:29 "Hey, Alex, I need your help.
  • Here's where you sign up for Maitria's rare updates list
  • 8:19 "Ends don't justify means. Means justify means."
  • 10:14 "...whether manipulation is coercion..."
  • 15:52 "I am the same doofus, no matter what angle you take the picture from."
  • 19:50 "...what I'm mostly doing is making myself out to be better than I am."
  • 25:36 "When I'm being effective, it's because... I have manipulated myself."
  • 31:01 "When I am in a state of geek joy, I am all of me. All of me is in it. I am one thing."

Reading/Listening/Playing/Watching

Amitai
Errors, by Jerry Weinberg

Geepaw
Reconstruction, by Eric Foner

Alex
Crystal Society, by Max Harms. Info and a free download available at Max Harm's website.

Music

Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Opus 26, No. 3, performed by Amitai Schlair

Feb 8, 2016

Episode 4
You've only got so many heartbeats.

With Leon Gersing of Dev Bootcamp

People

Leon Gersing @rubybuddha

Alex Harms @onealexharms

Jason Felice @eraserhd

Tracy Harms @kaleidic

Snips

  • 6:54 "When... Neo goes into the matrix and starts to move all the walls and stuff around, we're both going 'oh God, that's terrible," but we're also going "Yessss!"
  • 9:03 "You only got so many heartbeats, so you really gotta get to the meat of your life."
  • 11:46 "And I felt like I had to be somebody else..."
  • 28:39 "People want to see the path and be able to walk it and know exactly what signposts they're gonna hit... That's not life! That's not how it works, y'all."
  • 33:12 On mentors: "Jim Holmes... when I was most confused, he offered a lot of great advice... Jim Weirich was a wonderful beacon of light."
  • 36:10 "Suzan Bond... every time we talk, it's like another light bulb goes off."
  • 36:38 "I'm looking for other artists. I want to vibe with them... I want to hear their thoughts and see their work, and show them my work. And hopefully that evolves us forward."

Music

Jim Weirich, God Wrote in Lisp Code

Feb 1, 2016

Episode 3

"Because Somebody Will Help Me"
With guest Amber Conville of Self.conference

People

Alex Harms @onealexharms
Jason Felice @eraserhd
Amber Conville @crebma

Snips

  • 1:40 "how the University of Michigan used to steal corpses..."
  • 5:20 "Well, they make smoothies..."
  • 6:37 "We were talking about our time together in prison"
  • 11:15 "I remember the first time I saw Objective C. I bout died!"
  • 13:42 "You're planning your future impostor syndrome, is that it?"
  • 15:10 "crying on my desk. I don't know how to do this! No one's helping me!"
  • 16:13 "the extent to which we want to pretend we know all the things."
  • 18:11 "they're called... circuses!"
  • 23:20 "Self Conference, which is a conference I organize in Detroit..."
  • 27:10 "Is that a euphemism for something?"
  • 32:51 "We were supposed to be happy with some sort of equality that didn't really include being entirely full people..."
  • Stuff we're reading, watching, playing, listening to

Amber

The End of All Things by John Scalzi

Jason

Empty Zone by Jason Shawn Alexander

Alex

Doctor Who

Music

Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fučík

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