Three years ago I talked on a changelog episode about curl just having turned 17 years old and what it has meant for me etc.
Fast forward three years, 146 changelog episodes later and now curl has turned 20 years and I was again invited and joined the lovely hosts of the changelog podcast, Adam and Jerod.
Changelog episode 299
We talked curl of course but we also spent time talking about where HTTP/2 is and how QUIC is coming around and a little about why and how its UDP nature makes things a little different. If you're into either curl or web transport, I hope you'll find it interesting.
I talked with Ed Hoover on the between screens podcast a while ago and that episode has now been published. It is a dense 12 minutes as the good Ed edited it massively.
I sat down and talked curl, HTTP, HTTP/2, IETF, the web, Firefox and various internet subjects with Mattias Geniar on his podcast the syscast the other day.
Kodsnack is a Swedish-speaking weekly podcast with a small team of web/app- developers discussing their experiences and thoughts on and around software development.
I was invited to participate a week ago or so, and I had a great time. Not surprisingly, the topics at hand moved a lot around curl, Firefox and HTTP/2. The recorded episode has now gone live, today.
You can find kodsnack episode 120 here, and again, it is all Swedish.
My series of weekly videos, in lack of a better name called daniel weekly, reached episode 35 today. I'm celebrating this fact by also adding an RSS-feed for those of you who prefer to listen to me in an audio-only version.
As an avid podcast listener myself, I can certainly see how this will be a better fit to some. Most of these videos are just me talking anyway so losing the visual shouldn't be much of a problem.
A typical episode
I talk about what I work on in my open source projects, which means a lot of curl stuff and occasional stuff from my work on Firefox for Mozilla. I also tend to mention events I attend and HTTP/networking developments I find interesting and grab my attention. Lots of HTTP/2 talk for example. I only ever express my own personal opinions.
It is generally an extremely geeky and technical video series.
Every week I mention a (curl) "bug of the week" that allows me to joke or rant about the bug in question or just mention what it is about. In episode 31 I started my "command line options of the week" series in which I explain one or a few curl command line options with some amount of detail. There are over 170 options so the series is bound to continue for a while. I've explained ten options so far.
I've set a limit for myself and I make an effort to keep the episodes shorter than 20 minutes. I've not succeed every time.
The 35 episodes have been viewed over 17,000 times in total. Episode two is the most watched individual one with almost 1,500 views.
Right now, my channel has 190 subscribers.
The top-3 countries that watch my videos: USA, Sweden and UK.
Share of viewers that are female: 3.7%
The changelog is the name of a weekly podcast on which the hosts discuss open source and stuff.
Last Friday I was invited to participate and I joined hosts Adam and Jerod for an hour long episode about curl. It all started as a response to my post on curl 17 years, so we really got into how things started out and how curl has developed through the years, how much time I've spent on it and if I could mention a really great moment in time that stood out over the years?
They day before, they released the little separate teaser we made about about the little known --remote-name-all command line option that basically makes curl default to do -O on all given URLs.
The full length episode can be experienced in all its glory here: https://changelog.com/153/
I talked with Greg Ferro on Skype on January 15th. Greg runs the highly technical and nerdy network oriented podcast Packet Pushers. We talked about HTTP/2 for well over an hour and we went through a lot stuff about the new version of the most widely used protocol on the Internet.
Listen or download it.
Very suitably published today, the very day the IESG approved HTTP/2.
I had a fun chat with Anthony Bryan a while ago on the topic of how to get involved with Open Source. What projects generally need, what you can do, how you can help and things like that.
The recording/podcast was originally posted over at knowledgecaps.com, but the 22MB file is also available from my site. I'm not sure why, but when I play this in my audacious I get the chipmunk version (ie far too fast playback). So I haven't yet listened to it myself!
A related article I wrote ages ago: What Can I do for Rockbox when not Programming?
Not being a native English speaker, I've always pronounced libcurl with a 'lib' part as if it was part of 'liberty', and 'curl' with a K sound and ending with 'earl'. I don't know of any Swedes who would not pronounce 'lib' like that, but when speaking Swedish we're of course highly influenced by other things so it's not really relevant.
It wasn't until I got on FLOSS Weekly that I fully realized that some English speakers would actually pronounce the 'lib' part as the first syllable of 'library' and that does make sense considering lib is short for library.
But libcurl is just a smaller player here. How do you English speakers pronounce libc? libxml? libgcc?
And yes, this is another one of those really important issues in life. Almost as important as how to close parenthetical expressions with emoticons!
Late Wednesday evening (middle European time zone) on January 7th 2009 I was up doing a live recording of the podcast show FLOSS Weekly with Leo Laporte and Randal Schwartz. This recording is now available for download as episode #51.
We chatted a bit about curl and libcurl and I think I did a decent job of keeping to the subject and not making a total fool of myself. Enjoy!
(The talk was done using skype and yes my laptop was running Windows at the time...!)