Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

At least I hope Jerry Seinfeld thinks so. I’ve been watching his web cast of Comedians in Cars getting coffee recently. I was noticing that it was just 2 people having a conversation. It reminded me of the many bar sessions I’ve had with various friends over the years. It got me thinking, that maybe having a web series just talking to my programmer friends might be kind of fun.

This is some rough thoughts that I’m sketching out to give a basic idea of what the show would be.

Most programmers drink beer or are foodies or something. It might be interesting to tie food or beer into the show much like how Comedians in Cars getting coffee highlights a car. Then it would be just conversational. I need to craft a set of questions that I could ask each guest (i.e – What are they currently doing? What is the their favorite framework? blah blah blah). But what strikes me the most is how Jerry knows all these comics on some level and can converse about comedy. I might be able to do with programming. It doesn’t matter if I am a C# developer and someone is a Python dev. I think we all share the same idea of creativity or logic or something else unknown.

If you haven’t seen Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, check out the link below and watch it on Netflix: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Some things I still need to do:

  • Get Equipment (cameras, tripods, mics)
  • Talk to some of my friends/build a guest list
  • Get permission from bar to film
  • Find an editor that will do it for free
  • Think of some interesting questions
  • Create a website so I can some how tie this in to learning something!

As you can see, I still have a lot of work to do.  If you have any suggestions for a title or show ideas, give me a shout on twitter.

I’m back!

Some hackers had gotten a hold of my site and my host shut everything down.  Apparently the site was being used to wreck shop for other sites.  WinHost.com is a quality organization & I worked with them to resolve the issue & I’m now in the process of getting everything back up to speed.

Updating myself:

I entered a funk for last few years, where I didn’t have a lot of time that I wanted to devote to coding anymore.  I went to my job and then I came home and watched a bunch of Netflix!  Meanwhile AngularJS 1.x, React, ASP.Net Core 1 & 2 and countless CSS frameworks have passed me by.  I still don’t know what SASS or LESS is </smh> –  Maybe being a early adopter of the Windows Phone and Windows 8 debacle wore me out.  I had no desire to learn this new stuff.  I seriously wondered if I was going to continue to be a developer in the future &  I had started to think about what my exit plan would be.

However, in fall of this year I decided that I wasn’t done yet!  I started to look through my app note books to see what ideas might be interesting still.  What is feasible?  What is relevant?  What is interesting?  I looked at my projects that I had locally & found one that was 100% functional, yet it wasn’t deployed since it was written in AngularJS 1.x.  I’m a long way from learning the newer frameworks, so I made the decision in November that I’m going to publish my apps in the wild for all to see.  Regardless of the technology stack that I use (I’m currently comfortable in jQuery and webapi), but then upgrade the site/app as needed.  To be honest, I’m not 100% sure that Angular or ReactJS is going to make the site any better then what it is now.  However, now that my app is live, I can learn the new stuff with a meaningful example in mind.  Hello World is great, but I want to know how to do the bindings & call web services!

This BLOGs future:

In my last blog it was ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!  You name it, I wrote about it.  There are too many opinions out there for mine to make a difference.  Most of the time though I wrote because it was something to do.  I’m not a great writer, but I do like doing it.  The reboot of this blog is going to be development in nature.  Sorry, I’m not going to do the book or movie/TV reviews or politics or religion.  Just coding/programming/development – Maybe some life experience about those things, but it won’t stray too far from the core idea.