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Episode 009 – Crawling Before We Can Walk

10/14/2015
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So many startups attempt to skip the crawling stages and the MPV (minimum viable product) as they push to become successful. Just as many developers attempt to skip the vital stages of learning and forge ahead to create bugs, security holes, and poor code. Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, talks about how important it is to crawl before we can walk. Also covered is the ZendCon and SunshinePHP preparations and status of Adam speaking at some other upcoming conferences. Plus a brief...

Duration: 00:23:45


Episode 008 – Escaping PHP Variables Forgotten

9/3/2015
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Escaping variables in PHP is as important as ever, and developers can sometimes forget about it when using a modern framework. Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, talks a little about common pitfalls and how to handle them. Also covered is the ZendCon and SunshinePHP preparations and status of Adam speaking at some other upcoming conferences. Plus a brief update on the running front and training. Related...

Duration: 00:22:13


Episode 007 – Don’t be a jerk

8/7/2015
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Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, relays his conference speaking plans for the next couple months. Following that he announces his plans to start training for the Keys100 in May. It has been more than 3 years since he has registered for a race, so really looking forward to this one. As long as he is able to continue training effectively through January he will register for it. The topic for this episode is how developers treat other developers and consultants, and how we should...

Duration: 00:25:06


Episode 006 – Importance Of Vacations And Being Replaceable

7/13/2015
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Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, shares a little about his vacation to South America where he went to Quito in Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, as well as Lima and Cusco in Peru. During his vacation with his family they hiked, climbed a volcano, went scuba diving with sharks and turtles, and toured much of the cities they travelled to. He then highlights how vacations are so vital and important to the productivity and stress levels of employees, and shares how long weekends are great...

Duration: 00:26:41


Episode 005 – Time Estimation, Conference Talk Rating, Contest Winner

6/18/2015
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This episode Adam Culp announces the winner, David Stockton (Colorado), of the contest launched in Run Geek Radio episode 004. HUGE congrats to David who will be receiving a VariDesk Full Standing Desk. I look forward to hearing how he likes it. Adam also talks briefly to clarify his views on "soft talks" versus "soft skills talks", and how he was misrepresented as disliking soft skills talks though the opposite is true. However, as discussed, he highlights why he is against soft talks...

Duration: 00:29:16


Episode 004 – Standing desk, headphones, and firing bad customers

5/28/2015
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Adam Culp speaks about his new Varidesk standing desk and launches a giveaway of a Varidesk. Also covers some of the reasons a developer may want to stand while working, and the benefits of standing while working. He also gives some hints and tips related to introducing the use of a standing desk into your daily habits. He also mentions a new set of headphones he purchased to replace a broken set, and the various reasons why Plantronics Backbeat Pro was his choice. The main topic of...

Duration: 00:27:27


Episode 003 – OpenWest Namebadges, Overtraining, Developer Salary and Freelance Rates, Saving Money

5/12/2015
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Adam Culp talks about the awesome namebadges at the OpenWest conference, and how assembly was required using a soldering iron. Then shares symptoms, causes, and treatment for over-training while running. (mentions Tension Tamer tea, but intended to speak about Sleepy Time tea instead) Following this the subject of developers and money was covered. What should developers charge per hour, what should a freelance developer pay themselves, and what should developers do to save money for a...

Duration: 00:34:11


Episode 002 – Approaching speakers, new running shoes, feeling stupid, S3 log side project, consultant travel, and technical debt

4/28/2015
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In this episode we speak about PHP community and approachability of conference speakers, new running shoes and typical miles that can be run on a pair of shoes before replacing them as well as wear patterns, feeling stupid in skills if they aren't used often enough, new s3-logs-analyzer side project created to monitor podcast downloads (but can be used for any files on S3), typical travel as a consultant, and what is technical debt and how to tackle it as well as when an application...

Duration: 00:32:13


Episode 001 – Conferences, User Group Talks, and Performance Audit Tools

4/13/2015
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First episode of Run Geek Radio. With SunshinePHP 2015 behind him Adam Culp talks about upcoming conferences Lone Star PHP, Open West, and Bulgaria PHP. Then speaks about organizing ZendCon and how finding speakers for conferences and user groups are similarly tough, but there can be some "wins" through email blasts. In running related content he continues to ramp up his miles each week in his training to get back to ultra distances. Other training related topics such as Udo's 3-6-9...

Duration: 00:30:45