Hello everyone! This is just a quick note that the podcast is now on a break. But it will return in September with Season 2.
Future seasons will run September to May and episodes will continue to be once every two months.
The summer is normally when I book leave from work to schedule trips away and do home DIY projects, so it makes sense to schedule a "summer break". The two month schedule also neatly avoids Christmas, which is always good!
I know I promised this would arrive in July, but there are a few reasons why this unfortunately wasn't possible...
As those of you around the world might be aware Western Europe has been experiencing an extended heatwave. This has badly affected my productivity.
As I mentioned towards the start of this blog post this is the time of year when I take trips away, do DIY and catch up with friends and family. Each podcast episode normally needs me to set aside an entire weekend to research, script, record, edit and publish it.
I wasn't able to schedule the time for this in July, and my schedule looks quite full in August too!
There are other projects coming down the line, but I'm saving those for future blog posts/podcast episodes. As a preview though:
I still need to do a write-up of the cool retrogaming rig I built earlier on this year. The hold up at this point is having to take the box apart again so I can take photos of all the components I installed.
I also want to do a blog post on my experiments with Apple Mac OS9 on a G3 iMac and a clamshell iBook G3 at the start of this year.
Despite not being able to release it as a full podcast episode, some of the research work for it has been done. So, to avoid that effort going to waste it's only fair to share what I would have covered!
Can the free software we're producing be used for evil? Should we be thinking about this earlier in the development cycle?