First. We had a pretty awesome thread for Podcast #66 Discussion Ideas. So please check that one out.

What would you like to see discussed on Podcast #67?

Please post only one topic per user and look down the list and vote up things you'd like to see. You can be as detailed as you wish.

Here are some of the highly voted ones from last time that still apply for #67.

How about an interview with the FogCreek dev working on StackExchange. - Nathan Koop

I would like to hear how Jeff (and his team) Get Things Done! - Decio Lira

Since you rag on PHP every week, why not invite a PHP enthusiast - jakemcgraw

Interview David Smalley and/or Paul Farnell from doctype - Jonathan Sampson

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After reading this post and realising that we actually have a blind-programmer tag and two confirmed blind users on StackOverflow, one with 6000+ reputation already, I would like to know how and what has been done to make the site more accessible for these users, and although a minority how Jeff and Joel feel about reaching such a unique target?

I would also like to hear their input on the What are some good computer science resources for a Blind Programmer? (Question 370976) question on StackOverflow.

  • I like this one. Could be extremely informative, in an oft-ignored area of UI design. – Shog9 Sep 3 '09 at 15:16
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    Be assured. We have a lot more than two blind programmers. OHHHH you mean visually blind. Nevermind. – GEOCHET Sep 3 '09 at 15:16
  • StackExchange will support braille. – GEOCHET Sep 3 '09 at 15:17
  • I'm upvoting as this is a great subject, but I'm wondering if it will ultimately be accepted over its "too localized" nature. On a personal note, I used to consider myself a talented developer - that is until I spoke with a blind user :) Working with the visually-impaired will really test your skills in developing good websites. – Sampson Sep 3 '09 at 15:17
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    I will keep posting it until they do or Jeff tells me to stop. Hell might freeze over first thought. – BinaryMisfit Sep 3 '09 at 16:08
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    @wood hates blind people and people who don't speak English as their primary language, so I doubt it. – GEOCHET Sep 3 '09 at 16:17
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    I'd like to hear something about this even if it's tough luck the site mostly works for you so were not going out of our way to get the additional 10% of functionality to work. – Jared Sep 4 '09 at 0:36

How about an interview with the FogCreek dev working on StackExchange

See full answer here

  • It's a good answer and I linked to it in the question. – Ólafur Waage Sep 3 '09 at 15:06
  • @olafur: Doesn't that kind of defeat the idea of voting? – GEOCHET Sep 3 '09 at 15:10
  • +1 First actual answer, and a good one at that. – Sampson Sep 3 '09 at 15:12
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    @Rich B it already has a lot of votes on the other thread. – Ólafur Waage Sep 3 '09 at 15:19
  • @Olafur: I stand by my assertion that this ruins the idea of voting. – GEOCHET Sep 3 '09 at 15:20
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    You can vote on the other item and this one as well then :) – Ólafur Waage Sep 3 '09 at 15:25
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    @Olafur: Why not just post those answers in this thread? That is what would make sense. – GEOCHET Sep 3 '09 at 15:34

There should be a large boxing match between the people who keep fighting each other on MSO with Jeff and Joel as announcers.


Waffle-eating contest between Jeff and Joel. Winner gets to apologize for nauseating all listeners by furiously chewing on-air.

  • Jeff would win, but Joel would explode. As long as Joel somehow dies from it, I think it is win-win. – GEOCHET Sep 3 '09 at 14:57
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    They should interview Marc G and ask him why he hates Waffles so much and see if he admits to the brainwashing the pancake industry has put him through. – GEOCHET Sep 3 '09 at 15:11

An official abdication by Jeff of his title as "King of Meta"

  • (+1) meta-meta! – Shog9 Sep 3 '09 at 15:15
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    facepalm @ lack of humor detector. – GEOCHET Sep 3 '09 at 16:18

I've enjoyed most of the guests so far, and while I like the independent theme I would like to see an interview with programmer or sys admin from one of the vast masses of non-tech companies.


In reference to my other answer ... I am more than willing to offer my services. :)

I am a computer programmer for the county hospital, with the intriguing twist that while I single-handedly run a server and website (running the home-grown education system) used by 5k users daily - I work in the education department not in the IT department.

I also have public speaking experience and a lovely baritone, so it shouldn't be that bad. Too bad the voice-over I did for our online orientation has been taken down... we needed to do some updates and the VPs didn't want to wait for a re-record.

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