The Command Line Podcast

by cmdln@thecommandline.net (Thomas Gideon) · · · CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 · 146 subscribers

A podcast by a self-described hacker, curmudgeon and hacktivist about the practice and profession of programming drawing on over a decade of professional experience and a lifetime spent hacking, the intersection of politics and society with technology and anything else clever, elegant or funny that catches my mind as a die hard technology geek.

![](http://thecommandline.net/files/work-731198_1920-300x300.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the practice of code review, especially when it is challenging. You can directly download the [MP3](https://archive.org/download/2017-10-22TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-10-22.mp3) or [Ogg Vorbis](https://archive.org/download/2017-10-22TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-10-22.ogg) audio files. You can grab [additional formats and audio source files](https://archive.org/details/2017-10-22TheCommandLinePodcast/) from the Internet Archive. ![Creative Commons License](http://thecommandline.net/files/cc-by-sa.png) This …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/compass-2188475_1920-300x300.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I mentioned my new podcasting project for which I have set up [a Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/cmdln) if you are interested, it will be an interview driven podcast about beer. In the feature for this episode, I reflect on my experiences being mentored and …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/cliff-1209992_1920-300x300.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I ponder motivation and energy. You can directly download the [MP3](https://archive.org/download/2017-09-10TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-09-10.mp3) or [Ogg Vorbis](https://archive.org/download/2017-09-10TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-09-10.ogg) audio files. You can grab [additional formats and audio source files](https://archive.org/details/2017-09-10TheCommandLinePodcast/) from the Internet Archive. ![Creative Commons License](http://thecommandline.net/files/cc-by-sa.png) This work is licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution-Share …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/books-441866_1920-300x300.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I explore the value and appeal of complex learning curves. You can directly download the [MP3](https://archive.org/download/2017-08-20TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-08-20.mp3) or [Ogg Vorbis](https://archive.org/download/2017-08-20TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-08-20.ogg) audio files. You can grab [additional formats and audio source files](https://archive.org/details/2017-08-20TheCommandLinePodcast/) from the Internet Archive. ![Creative Commons License](http://thecommandline.net/files/cc-by-sa.png) This work is licensed …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/687474703a2f2f626c6f672e70687573696f6e2e6e6c2f77702d636f6e74656e742f75706c6f6164732f323031332f31312f646f636b65722e706e67.png)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I unpack some of my own experiences of the evolutionary trend that has results in Docker. You can directly download the [MP3](https://archive.org/download/2017-08-06TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-08-06.mp3) or [Ogg Vorbis](https://archive.org/download/2017-08-06TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-08-06.ogg) audio files. You can grab [additional formats and audio source files](https://archive.org/details/2017-08-06TheCommandLinePodcast/) from the Internet Archive. ![Creative …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/IMG_20170723_1645462-300x300.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the how frustration can be effectively channeled by building surprising tools, for yourself and your fellow developers. You can directly download the [MP3](https://archive.org/download/2017-07-23TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-07-23.mp3) or [Ogg Vorbis](https://archive.org/download/2017-07-23TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-07-23.ogg) audio files. You can grab [additional formats and audio source files](https://archive.org/details/2017-07-23TheCommandLinePodcast/) from …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/font-705667_1920-300x300.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the trade offs between dedicating to a single programming language or stack and embracing being a programming polyglot. You can directly download the [MP3](https://archive.org/download/2017-07-09TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-07-09.mp3) or [Ogg Vorbis](https://archive.org/download/2017-07-09TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-07-09.ogg) audio files. You can grab [additional formats and audio source files](https://archive.org/details/2017-07-09TheCommandLinePodcast/) …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/digital-388075_1920-300x300.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. A long overdue episode on Internet exceptionalism and radical acceptance. You can directly download the [MP3](https://archive.org/download/2017-06-25TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-06-25.mp3) or [Ogg Vorbis](https://archive.org/download/2017-06-25TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-06-25.ogg) audio files. You can grab [additional formats and audio source files](https://archive.org/details/2017-06-25TheCommandLinePodcast/) from the Internet Archive. ![Creative Commons License](http://thecommandline.net/files/cc-by-sa.png) This work is licensed …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/wende-court-1542273_1920-300x300.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In another off the cuff episode, I share some thoughts on practice, mastery and goals. You can directly download the [MP3](https://archive.org/download/2017-06-11TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-06-11.mp3) or [Ogg Vorbis](https://archive.org/download/2017-06-11TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-06-11.ogg) audio files. You can grab [additional formats and audio source files](https://archive.org/details/2017-06-11TheCommandLinePodcast/) from the Internet Archive. ![Creative Commons …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- microphone-2290314_1920-300x300.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I offer a bit of a stream of consciousness on the state of the podcast, over a decade of history, and thoughts for the future. You can directly download the [MP3](https://archive.org/download/2017-05-28TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-05-28.mp3) or [Ogg Vorbis](https://archive.org/download/2017-05-28TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-05-28.ogg) audio files. You can grab [additional …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/padlock-597495_1920-300x300-2-1-1.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the privacy rules repeal at the FCC and the fight starting to shape up again over network neutrality. * [Important, clear background on the FCC privacy rules repeal](https://thecommandline.net/2017/03/29/important-clear-background-on-the-fcc-privacy-rules-repeal/) * [Detailed coverage of the House vote to repeal FCC …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/IMG_20141120_131406-300x300.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I share some thoughts on why it is remains important to be engaged as a digital citizen. You can directly download the [MP3](https://archive.org/download/2017-04-23TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-04-23.mp3) or [Ogg Vorbis](https://archive.org/download/2017-04-23TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-04-23.ogg) audio files. You can grab [additional formats and audio source files](https://archive.org/details/2017-04-23TheCommandLinePodcast/) from the Internet Archive. …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920-300x199.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech](http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/education/edlife/forward-tinkering-colleges-make-room-for-maker-spaces.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0) * [Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace](http://boingboing.net/2016/02/08/celebrating-the-20th-anniversa.html) * [Why the Policy Fight over Encryption …
![old-newspaper-350376_1280](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- newspaper-350376_1280-300x199.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [EFF Confirms: T-Mobile's Binge On Optimization is Just Throttling, Applies Indiscriminately to All Video](https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/01/eff-confirms-t-mobiles-bingeon-optimization-just-throttling-applies) * [T-Mobile chief: Video throttling claim 'bullshit'](http://thehill.com/policy/technology/265046-t-mobile-calls-video-throttling-accusations-bulls) * [As Its CEO …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920-300x199.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [How the Internet of Things Limits Consumer Choice](http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/12/internet-of-things-philips-hue-lightbulbs/421884/) * [Tracing the Dynabook](http://tkbr.ccsp.sfu.ca/dynabook/) * [China Using US Encryption Fight To Defend Its New Encryption Backdoor Mandate](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151223/15204133164/china-using-us-encryption-fight-to-defend-new-encryption-backdoor-mandate.shtml) * …
![old-newspaper-350376_1280](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- newspaper-350376_1280-300x199.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will be attending [SCALE](https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/14x) in the latter half of next month if anyone else planning to be there wants to meet up. ![](http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/sites/default/files/promo/imspeakingat.png) I am also thinking about attending this year's [LibrePlanet](https://libreplanet.org/2016/), in March. [Please consider donating to their …
![](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920-300x199.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will be attending [SCALE](https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/14x) in the latter half of next month if anyone else planning to be there wants to meet up. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [Microsoft to Open …
[![old-newspaper-350376_1280](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- newspaper-350376_1280-300x199.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- newspaper-350376_1280.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [The NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Records Ended Saturday. Long Live The Bulk Collection Of Phone Records!](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151127/17120732931/nsas-bulk-collection-phone-records-ended-saturday-long-live-bulk-collection-phone-records.shtml) * [Senate bill adds new fuel to …
[![IMG_20150207_124932](http://thecommandline.net/files/IMG_20150207_124932-225x300.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/IMG_20150207_124932.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I share an essay on how I realized I have been living up to my motto more than I thought. You can subscribe to [a feed of articles I am reading](https://cmdln.net/tt- rss/public.php?op=rss&id=-2&view-mode=all_articles&key=kk74zw542e8848c82fe) for more. You can follow [my random …
[![newspapers-444447_1920](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920-300x199.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [David Cameron capitulates to terror, proposes Britain's USA Patriot Act](http://boingboing.net/2015/11/17/david-cameron-capitulates-to-t.html) * [Congressman: To stop ISIS, let's shut down websites and social media](http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/11/congressman-to-stop-isis-lets-shut-down-websites-and-social-media/) * [Carnegie Mellon Says …