Category Archives: Podcast

[Getting realtime data from Tollef Slaathaug]

Tollef Slaathaug is a senior developer at Baze Technology, a software company based in Porsgrunn, Norway. Tollef has great experience with working with optimizations in .net code. This show we’re talking about their project and how they have done things to get the desired performance.

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The recording of this show was done a little more than a month ago. Normally I use Oovoo to do the shows with persons sitting remote, it has excellent audio and video quality. This day, my freebie account had expired – instead of opening up a new account, which I should have done (twenty twenty heinsight and all), I decided to use Skype and found a 3rd party software that could intercept Skype calls and save the streams to disk. All nice, so far.

Comes editing day; we had two takes, due to loss of connection and the application had therefore produced two AVI files. All good, at least I thought so. Turns out that it had created AVI files with multiple video and audio streams in them, two streams for video and two for audio, representing both cameras and microphones. Seemed reasonable enough. Only problem is that most editing software didn’t figure this out. On top of this, it had used Microsoft MPEG4 for video and audio was supposedly in WMA format, but most applications didn’t recognize it.

Anyhow, weeks went by, I went on a holiday, came back and was ready to start editing again. I figured I’d use GraphEdit that was part of the DirectShow and later in the DirectX SDK. Turns out it wasn’t there anymore. Googled away and found someone who had created a nice version themselves of it and created a graph and got all the streams out into separate files. I felt really proud of myself.

It was finally time to get it all into GarageBand and edit and get it all out. Trouble was not over. The application I used that hooked into Skype and streamed it all to disk had done something quite interesting. All the four streams I was sitting with had all different framerates, and some pretty obscure framerates as well (30.118 and such). So getting this in there was not something it would cope with.

Long story short, invoking some 10 audio and video tools, I managed to extract the audio in a sensible manner and editing could finally start.

Lesson learned: be wary of nifty tools found, check references. 🙂

Notes
The intro and the outro music created by Kim M. Jensen.
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[Automating and robotizing with Sondre Bjellås]

Sondre Bjellås is a Microsoft Regional Director and is very keen on robots and automation.This talk we're amongst other things talking about robots and automation and how to get started.

Due to a bad internet connection there are a couple of dropouts in the first couple of minutes.

During the talk, Sondre talks about a couple of web sites he has, the links can be found here:
Morphy
Sondres Blog

Getting started with robotics
A guide to programming sensors

Getting started with continous integration

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The intro and the outro music created by Kim M. Jensen.
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[Interviewing Mads Torgersen – Language Program Manager for C# at Microsoft]

C# has been around for almost ten years. In this interview, we’re talking about the road that led to C# 1.0 and further down to C# 4.0. Mads talks about some of the things we will see in C# 4.0 and also some of the ideas for future versions.

It was originally recorded as a WebCast, so you'll find both the video and audio only here.

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Notes

The intro and the outro music created by Kim M. Jensen.

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[Interviewing Scott Hanselman – the podcast expert above experts]

Developers worldwide know Scott Hanselman and his podcasts. As one of the true community heroes of the web he has posted more than 150 podcasts covering a vast array of topics. Displaying developer skills he combines relevant stuff with humor when interviewing his subjects, making his podcasts enjoyable, useful and fun to listen to. I’ve been lucky enough to catch the busy Scott for an interview. Tune in and see how it went.

It was originally recorded as a WebCast, so you'll find both the video and audio only here.

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#1
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Or download full MP4 here

Video #1
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gPrrAVzqSs&hl=en&fs=1]

Video #2
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Video #3
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Notes

The intro and the outro music created by Kim M. Jensen.

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[Turning the table around]

This show has an interesting turn of event, my previous guest; Raymond Holmboe, asked to turn the table and lead the show by interviewing me. We talk in general about software development and processes.

Norwegian
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Notes
The intro and the outro music created by Kim M. Jensen.
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[Down to earth with Raymond Holmboe]

This show Einar is having a relaxed time in his living room with Raymond Holmboe. We talk about how things are for an independent consultant. Raymond has a variety of interests ranging from game development to enterprise development.

Norwegian
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Notes
The intro and the outro music created by Kim M. Jensen.
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[Down to earth with Raymond Holmboe]

This show Einar is having a relaxed time in his living room with Raymond Holmboe. We talk about how things are for an independent consultant. Raymond has a variety of interests ranging from game development to enterprise development.

Norwegian
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Notes
The intro and the outro music created by Kim M. Jensen.
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[Talking games with Scott Bilas]

This show Einar is sitting down with Scott Bilas from Loose Cannon Studios and talks about game development in general. Scott has been in the gaming industry for a while and has worked on different titles. He is one of the developers behind the games shipped with Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Notes
The intro and the outro music created by Kim M. Jensen.

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[Agile talk with Jon Aril Tørresdal]

I sit down with Jon Arild Tørresdal and talks about agile software development from his point of view in my first podcast show.

Norwegian
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Notes
The intro and the outro music created by Kim M. Jensen.

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[Agile talk with Jon Aril Tørresdal]

I sit down with Jon Arild Tørresdal and talks about agile software development from his point of view in my first podcast show.

Norwegian
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Notes
The intro and the outro music created by Kim M. Jensen.

Please do not hesitate to leave any comments on this post. If you have ideas for people you'd like to get interviewed, please leave a comment or contact me through the contact page.