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company May 28, 2008

Podcast #7

This is the seventh episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: Many thanks to Stuart Cam for recording a stackoverflow theme song; a brief digression on the introductions to the Sopranos and Get Smart. How programmers know it’s a holiday: the door to the office is locked, or the Google…
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company May 22, 2008

Potential Markup and Editing Choices

Question and answer entry will be arguably the most crucial piece of stackoverflow. I used the post Is HTML a Humane Markup Language? as a form of collaborative research to determine what our Q&A; editor should look like. Based on the (extensive!) feedback, I’ve reached three conclusions: Most programmers want either an HTML subset or…
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company May 20, 2008

Podcast #6

This is the sixth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: A mercifully brief critique of Joel’s Skype avatar. Of course, he should be using this image. The other programmer I’m working with, Jarrod, will be visiting me this week. It’s his first visit to California! Welcome to the San…
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company May 19, 2008

Update Your Flash Player

I noticed that a few people have had trouble with the embedded flash podcast player in the podcast posts. They reported that Joel and I sounded like chipmunks. I was able to duplicate this problem using a virtual machine and a stock version of Windows XP. If you’re having the chipmunk playback problem, you have…
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company May 15, 2008

Recording Podcast Questions Using Your Telephone

If you want to submit a question for the next podcast, it must be in audio format. If you don’t have an easy way to record your question, here’s how. Use the BlogTalkRadio Cinch service: Call (646) 200-0000 Talk Get the RSS feed at http://cinch.blogtalkradio.com/YOURPHONENUMBER I just tried it, and it really works! I called…
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company May 14, 2008

Podcast #5

This is the fifth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: Trivia clarifications from podcast #3: Leonardo DiCaprio on Growing Pains, and how the Fonz actually Jumped the Shark in Happy Days Thanks for all the offers to pitch in and help! The StackOverflow private beta should be in about…
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company May 7, 2008

Podcast #4

This is the fourth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: Why we think stackoverflow.com isn’t “reinventing the wheel”, or at least, reinventing it in a useful way. Failure, however, is always an option. We will be using ASP.NET MVC to build stackoverflow, as covered in my recent blog post.…
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company May 5, 2008

Now Licensed Under Creative Commons

The Creative Commons site defines four main clauses for licensing of content you’ve created and placed on the web: Attribution You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and derivative works based upon it — but only if they give credit the way you request. Noncommercial You let others copy, distribute,…
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company April 30, 2008

Podcast #3

This is the third episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: A brief, but awesome, reference to Donald Gibb in Revenge of the Nerds. We are now using Skype and Pamela to record our podcast for higher quality. Joel’s original 2002 Recommended Programmer Reading list and Jeff’s Top 5 Programming…
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company April 30, 2008

Logo Design Contest Winner

Our logo design contest has ended. The winning design is from Peter Borlace, aka pb_design. There were a whopping 253 entries in the contest; thanks to everyone who participated for your hard work. As a little bonus, Leon Bambrick has graciously offered up free licenses to his excellent TimeSnapper software to the following runners-up: Umasankar…
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company April 28, 2008

Our Dedicated Server

I’ve been hosting codinghorror.com at CrystalTech on a dedicated server for about six months now, and I’ve been quite happy with the performance and availability. Any downtime has been completely my fault, and they’ve been responsive the few times I’ve requested support. So when we needed a beefy dedicated server to host stackoverflow.com, I naturally…
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