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#42 Conferences Are a Good Thing™

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

We’re talking this week about conferences. Events, shows, gatherings, meet-ups… whatever you call them, they’re incredibly valuable to attend, both personally and professionally (if you do it right). This show has me talking about why these events are so great, the conferences I like to attend, and a tip (two actually) on how to get the most out of them.

#27 How Not to Discuss New Releases

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

Missed last week, but the show is back! And boy, oh, boy… this is a ranty one. Short version: we need to change the way that we discuss the new releases of open source software tools. There’s this propensity for wanting to discuss other software or, worse, make gross generalizations about the viability of a tool based on our own limited experiences and uses cases. It’s not entirely specific to the open source community, but we do see it a lot… I daresay more than in other circles.

Originally posted on monsterjavaguns.com.

#26 How to Make a Living as an Open Source Creative

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

This week’s show is really a nuts-and-bolts kind of thing. As the title says, it’s how a person would go about making his or her living as an open source creative… a person whose primary creative software tools are open source. I still run into people who swear it can’t be done. In a way, this is my rebuttal.

Originally posted on monsterjavaguns.com.

#25 The Open Content Question, Part One

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

This week’s show is all about open content. I’ve thought about this topic a lot and I have a lot to say on the matter. I have so much to say, in fact, that I ended up needing to cut myself off a bit before I really wanted to because I’d gotten to the end of my commute.

Originally posted on monsterjavaguns.com.

#24 2017 Goals

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

Happy New Year! Short introduction this week, folks. This episode is all about goals for the coming year. What are your creative goals for the year? What do you want to get done?

Originally posted on monsterjavaguns.com.

#23 Making Time

Posted on Thursday, Dec 15, 2016

This week’s show is all about making the time you need to produce your creative works. Well… it’s mostly about that.

Originally posted on monsterjavaguns.com.