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One hour a day 283: Podcasts on Startups

Two short shows from Startups for the Rest of Us today. First it's episode 183, 5 Startup Rules to Live By with Dan Norris.

Dan Norris talk about his book, The 7-Day Startup, and give us 5 good rules to follow with your startup.

 

Second on is episode 184, When to pivot, gaining trust from early adopters and how to handle credit card expiration.

In this episode Rob and Mike answer questions from the listeners and give some good advice.

One hour a day 282: Podcast on becoming an Outlier

Great show today, it's Windows Developer Show episode 157, Becoming An Outlier.

Among the regular great tips the guys have a talk with Cory House about his Pluralsight course "Becoming an Outlier: Reprogramming the Developer Mind".

This is actually to some extent what my goal with my "One hour a day" experiment is. His first point about commanding your time and creating habits is what I'm doing. When I'm doing something where I can listen to a podcast I do that. I learn while doing something that doesn't take a lot of brain power. Taking a walk, mowing the lawn, painting a wall.

Great show and I'll check out the Pluralsight course as well.

One hour a day 281: Podcasts on Agile Families and Designing Video Games

Two short Hanselminutes today. First it's episode 422, Agile Families: Techniques for Living with Change with David Starr.

Great talk on using Agile methods to manage your family life. Your knowledge and experience from work can really improve your personal life. I've discussed this with my girlfriend and with all the projects we have, renovating and such, a board would be a great help. She hasn't really bought the idea yet though.

Second one is episode 423, Designing Video Games with student and game designer Lauren Scott.

Scott and Lauren have a good chat about the indie game scene, video game design and skills needed.

One hour a day 278: Podcast on WPF

Today it's .NET Rocks episode 978, WPF is Back with Billy Hollis.

When Silverlight emerged and also HTML5, WPF started to disappear. But as it seems it never really died and with the demise of Silverlight and with the announcement at Build that Microsoft will keep developing and improving WPF it is truy alive.
Billy Hollis has never stopped developing for WPF and he share his experience and thoughts on it in this show.

They also mention the Myo gesture control armband from Thalmic Labs.
I've never seen this before, holy crap this is awesome. I just pre-ordered one, the developer kit.
There seems to have been delays in delivery but hopefully the current, mid 2014, is true.

One hour a day 276: Podcast on C# 6 and Roslyn

Very long show today (90m), it's The Coding Blocks episode 10, C# 6 and Roslyn - Pour Some Sugar On Me.

C# 6 and Roslyn is getting closer with a lot of news. The guys at Coding Blocks goes deep as usual with some great info on what's coming  in C# 6 and share their own feelings about the new features.

That brings us in the Roslyn, the compiler as a service. Not really sure what to use it for yet but it sounds cool and now it's open source.

Check out the show notes. Some really good links and a great recap of the features of C# 6.

I even got a mention on the show for sharing the 7 minute recap of the Build keynote. Yes, you said my name right, for an american. ;-)

In Swedish it's different but I won't even try to write it phoenetically.

Also, I'll pick Def Leppard over Justin Bieber any day. If you don't get that reference your probably too young.