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Yours truly on “kodsnack”

kodsnackKodsnack 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.

daniel weekly

daniel weekly screenshot

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%

talking curl on the changelog

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/

How to get involved in Open Source

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?

Saying lib out loud

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!

FLOSS Weekly #51 on curl

FLOSS WeeklyLate 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…!)

One less podcast to listen to

As I’ve mentioned in the past I do enjoy listening to podcasts while doing the dishes or shopping, and now I have one less show to monitor as Linux Action Show is giving up their “long” format and is going video and only doing short audio ones.

For me who likes listening while doing other things, video podcasts are totally wrong. And then doing audio streams based on a video podcast sounds like the wrong way forward, at least if you want to provide good a audio podcast. I think this is the end of my interest of their show.

Thankfully Randal and Leo have kept up the speed of FLOSS Weekly lately!

Times I listen

I listen to perhaps 4-5 podcast episodes per week. I figure they last a total of three hours or perhaps a little less. I don’t consider that to be much in any sense, but still I find that a lot of my friends ask me how I get time to listen to them while at the same time run a “normal” real life with two kids and hack on a zillion open source projects.

I honestly find the question a bit funny, since I know a lot of people listen to radio or music a lot more than so per week.

I just happen to always put the latest episodes of my favorite podcasts on my mp3 player and I carry the player with me. Whenever I’m about to do something on my own that doesn’t need my full brain present, like shopping groceries, doing the dishes, cleaning up in the house, mowing the lawn or in fact even when watching cartoons or children’s television I can just put an earplug into one of my ears and get quality shows and thus enrich the situation I’m in! I can tell you doing the dishes is a lot better with a great podcast!

I don’t commute or drive very long to and back from work currently which otherwise are the perfect podcast moments.