Monday, April 07, 2014
Monday, April 07, 2014 12:38:24 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 31, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014 10:02:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 24, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014 8:16:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 17, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014 11:08:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I was invited to host the DevRadio show on Channel 9, so I scheduled an interview with Paul DeCarlo, author of the Cross-Platform Cloud Kit. I’m a big fan of this framework and I’ve used it to author 14 apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8 (which you can find here), so I was excited to talk with him about his framework. Paul shows the kit’s code and explains how it works and how to use it. Click the link below to watch and listen.

Link to the Show

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Paul DeCarlo
Apps | Video | Windows8
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:12:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 10, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014 11:07:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 24, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014 1:01:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 17, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014 12:01:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 10, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014 6:24:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 03, 2014
Monday, February 03, 2014 3:35:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 27, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014 10:14:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It was a little over five years ago in Sandusky, OH. I was attending Codemash - a conference that had yet to become as famous as it is today - and I had brought a video camera with me. My plan was to interview conference attendees on camera - asking them about a favourite technology or a project of which they were particularly proud. The first person who agreed to an interview was Steve Smith. Steve was delivering a talk later in the day on performance and scalability, so we talked about that. It went really well and gave me confidence to interview a few more people. I discovered that John Kellar also brought a video camera and was involved in a similar project. He had already released a couple episodes, so I interviewed him about his strategies for producing his show. It took me almost a month before I was able to edit the videos and produce something worth sharing. Originally, I posted them to my blog; but within a year, I had registered the TechnologyAndFriends.com domain and moved all episodes over to that site. 

I elected to make John’s interview Episode 1 because that served as a good intro to the show.

I’ve made a few changes to the format over the years: The show tends to be a little longer now than the first few episodes, some of which were under 5 minutes; I’ve created a couple different intros and outros for the show over the years; and I’ve experimented with the show’s music, now settling on an open source song recorded by DJ Cline, which I like and which won’t tempt copyright lawyers.

Last week, I published Episode 300, which featured clips from the previous 99 episodes. I marked episodes 100 and 200 with similar montages.

I’m proud to see the show last as long as it has; I’m proud that people still watch and tell me they enjoy it; I’m proud of the outstanding guests I’ve been able to persuade to appear on the show. I’ve learned enough over the years to improve the quality of the show – I’m better able to think on my feet and ask follow up questions, and I’ve bought much better audio equipment and become more proficient at my editing tools. One thing I’m particularly proud of is that I have released a new episode every week for the last 2 years. I believe this consistency is important in order to maintain a regular viewership.

I can’t predict how long I will continue this project, but my hope is it will be at least another 5 years and at least another 300 shows.

If you are a regular viewer, I thank you. If you are unfamiliar with the show, I welcome you to check it out at http://technologyandfriends.com.

TechnologyAndFriends

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:40:52 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 20, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014 5:22:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 13, 2014
 Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 6:25:31 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 06, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014 1:25:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 30, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013 12:31:02 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 23, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013 12:24:42 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 16, 2013

Episode 296

Ward Bell on Breeze

Monday, December 16, 2013 5:58:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 09, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013 8:31:27 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 02, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013 10:05:34 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 25, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013 4:46:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 18, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013 10:06:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 11, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013 6:05:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 04, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013 1:00:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013 9:41:01 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 21, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013 5:02:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 07, 2013
Monday, October 07, 2013 2:39:20 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013 2:57:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 23, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013 7:24:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013 8:57:36 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 09, 2013
Monday, September 09, 2013 12:59:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 02, 2013
Monday, September 02, 2013 12:16:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 26, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013 2:34:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 19, 2013
 Monday, August 12, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013 5:50:20 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, August 06, 2013
 Monday, July 29, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013 10:22:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 15, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013 12:02:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 08, 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013 1:54:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 01, 2013
Monday, July 01, 2013 1:52:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 24, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:47:31 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 10, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013 1:11:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 03, 2013
Monday, June 03, 2013 1:10:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, May 27, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013 1:08:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, May 20, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013 1:07:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, May 14, 2013
 Monday, May 06, 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013 4:08:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:10:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:06:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:53:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 12:50:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:44:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Saturday, March 30, 2013

My youngest son recently completed his senior season of high school basketball, ending my 8 consecutive years as a high school basketball parent.

To commemorate the occasion, I created a highlight video of his team's season.

Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:25:07 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 25, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013 9:28:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 18, 2013
 Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:14:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 04, 2013
Monday, March 04, 2013 12:53:08 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, February 28, 2013

In this screencast, I show how to create an Azure Virtual Machine.

Azure | Video
Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:28:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 25, 2013
 Thursday, February 21, 2013

In this screencast, I show how to create an Azure Virtual Machine.

Azure | Video
Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:28:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 18, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013 11:53:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:56:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 10:12:23 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 28, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013 10:40:30 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Monday, January 28, 2013 10:13:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 21, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013 4:46:28 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, January 15, 2013
 Monday, January 07, 2013
Monday, January 07, 2013 11:51:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 31, 2012
Monday, December 31, 2012 11:46:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 24, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012 10:50:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 17, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012 10:13:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 10, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012 10:46:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 03, 2012
Monday, December 03, 2012 10:15:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 26, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012 8:36:16 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 19, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012 10:31:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 12, 2012
 Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 12:29:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 05, 2012
Monday, November 05, 2012 7:26:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Friday, November 02, 2012
 Thursday, November 01, 2012

This screencast demonstrates how to change a Visual Studio 2012 Coded UI Test after you have recorded it.

Thursday, November 01, 2012 9:28:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This screencast shows how to add assertions to a Visual Studio 2012 Coded UI Test while recording your mouse and keyboard actions.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:26:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, October 30, 2012

This screencast covers the fundamentals of Microsoft Coded UI Tests, a feature of Visual Studio 2012, Premium and Ultimate Editions. You will learn how to record mouse and keyboard actions to record a simple "smoke test".

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:25:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 29, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012 9:09:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Saturday, October 27, 2012

This screencast demonstrates how to change a Visual Studio 2010 Coded UI Test after you have recorded it.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 9:22:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Friday, October 26, 2012

This screencast shows how to add assertions to a Coded UI Test while recording your mouse and keyboard actions.

Friday, October 26, 2012 9:19:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, October 25, 2012

This screencast covers the fundamentals of Microsoft Coded UI Tests, a feature of Visual Studio 2010, Premium and Ultimate Editions. You will learn how to record mouse and keyboard actions to record a simple "smoke test".

Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:17:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 22, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012 9:50:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 15, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012 12:37:32 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 08, 2012
Monday, October 08, 2012 6:23:01 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 01, 2012
Monday, October 01, 2012 9:32:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 17, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012 7:54:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 10, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:44:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 03, 2012
Monday, September 03, 2012 11:29:02 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Here is Randy Pagels's presentation on What's New in Visual Studio 2012at the August 2012 Great Lakes Area .NET User Group meeting.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:14:01 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 27, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012 5:54:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 20, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012 10:27:41 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Here is Mike Wood's presentation on Continuum (of the Windows Azure Variety) at the July 2012 Great Lakes Area .NET User Group meeting.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 7:36:59 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 13, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012 2:27:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Sunday, August 12, 2012

I recently delivered a presentation titled “Persistence in the Cloud: How to Use Azure Storage” at the aspconf online conference. A recording of this presentation is available at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/aspConf/aspConf/Persistence-In-The-Cloud-How-to-use-Azure-Storage.

Sunday, August 12, 2012 11:52:59 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 06, 2012
Monday, August 06, 2012 1:49:43 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I recently delivered a presentation titled “HTML5 is the Future of the Web” at the aspconf online conference. A recording of this presentation is available at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/aspConf/aspConf/HTML5-is-the-Future-of-the-Web.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012 9:07:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 30, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012 10:57:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 23, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012 3:50:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Friday, July 20, 2012

Here is a video of the Azure Q&A Experts Panel at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Friday, July 20, 2012 9:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, July 19, 2012

Here is a video of Dennis Burton's Single Page, Real Time Web Apps Using Node.js And Windows Azure presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 9:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)

Here is a video of Eric Boyd's BI In The Cloud With SQL Azure Reporting presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Thursday, July 19, 2012 8:55:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Here is a video of Jason Follas's Using Geospatial Data With SQL Azure presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 9:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 16, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012 3:10:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Sunday, July 15, 2012

Here is a video of Michael Collier's Windows Phone 7 And Windows Azure – A Match Made In The Cloud presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:21:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Saturday, July 14, 2012

Here is a video of Mark Stanislav's Cloud Disaster Recovery presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 9:20:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Friday, July 13, 2012

Here is a video of Brian Prince's Architectural Patterns For The Cloud presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Friday, July 13, 2012 9:17:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, July 12, 2012

Last month, PostSharp inventor Gael Fraiteur stopped by Sogeti to deliver a presentation on An Introduction to Aspect-Oriented Programming with PostSharp. Gael’s presentation was broadcast live via LiveMeeting and was recorded and is made available here to those who missed it.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 9:10:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Here is Gael Fraiteur's presentation on An Introduction to Aspect-Oriented Programming with PostSharp at the June 2012 Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG).

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 5:00:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 09, 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012 8:27:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 02, 2012
Monday, July 02, 2012 9:47:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 25, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012 9:47:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 18, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012 9:04:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, June 14, 2012

Here is a video of Michael Collier's "The Hybrid Windows Azure Application" presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Thursday, June 14, 2012 9:43:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Here is a video of Joe Kunk "Windows Azure Data Marketplace" presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:29:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Here is a video of John Ferringer's "Office 365" presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 9:28:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 11, 2012
 Sunday, June 10, 2012

Here is a video of Jennifer Marsman's "Writing Your First Azure App" presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:26:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Saturday, June 09, 2012

Here is a video of Jennifer Marsman's "Azure 101" presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Saturday, June 09, 2012 1:22:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Friday, June 08, 2012

Here is a recording of Brent Stineman’s keynote presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Friday, June 08, 2012 11:55:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 04, 2012
Monday, June 04, 2012 9:01:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Friday, June 01, 2012

Here is Steve Smith’s presentation on Common Design Patterns at the May 2012 Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG).

Friday, June 01, 2012 10:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, May 31, 2012

Here is Kathleen Dollard’s presentation on .NET Framework Core Features at the April 2012 Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG).

Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:51:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, May 28, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012 4:34:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, May 24, 2012

Here is Phil Japikse’s presentation on Testing Code From The Pit of Despair at the March 2012 Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG).

Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:06:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, May 21, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012 11:06:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, May 17, 2012

In October, the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG) celebrated 10 years this past October with an all-day event. Here is Godfrey Nolan’s presentation on Executable Requirements or BDD in .NET.

.Net | Agile | ALM | Video
Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:54:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, May 14, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012 12:27:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Sunday, May 13, 2012

Here is Darrell Hawley's presentation at GANG10, the October 1 event celebrating 10 years of the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group. Darell tells a parable describing how projects can be run right or wrong.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:36:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Saturday, May 12, 2012

Here is Bill Wagner's presentation at GANG10, the October 1 event celebrating 10 years of the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group. Bill talks about asynchronous programming, including the new features coming in C# 5.

.Net | C# | Video
Saturday, May 12, 2012 9:39:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, May 07, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012 10:19:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:56:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, April 30, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012 9:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Sunday, April 29, 2012

Here is a video of Sarah Dutkiewicz’s Powershell presentation from the February 2012 Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG) meeting.

Sunday, April 29, 2012 9:01:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Saturday, April 28, 2012

Here is the video of Glenn Block’s presentation at the November 2011 Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG) meeting. Glenn described his 2 latest projects: Web API and node.js.

Community | Video | Web
Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:59:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Episode 208

Joe Guadagno on INETA

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 1:10:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, April 23, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012 3:37:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:20:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, April 16, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012 10:02:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, April 09, 2012
Monday, April 09, 2012 9:03:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, April 02, 2012
Monday, April 02, 2012 9:49:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 26, 2012
 Monday, March 19, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012 10:05:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 12, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012 11:16:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 05, 2012
Monday, March 05, 2012 12:30:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 27, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012 3:33:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 20, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012 12:19:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 13, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012 12:19:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 06, 2012
Monday, February 06, 2012 12:17:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 30, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012 11:28:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 23, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012 11:29:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 16, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012 11:15:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 09, 2012
Monday, January 09, 2012 5:17:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, January 02, 2012
Monday, January 02, 2012 9:54:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 26, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011 9:52:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011 10:35:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, December 15, 2011

Grape City Evangelist Russ Fustino records and produces the RussCam online TV show. I've met Russ at a few conferences in the past and I've always enjoyed his high-energy show.

So I was excited when he asked me to appear as a guest on RussCam when we were both at DevConnections in Las Vegas a couple months ago.

We talked about my experience teaching Active Reports years ago (before it was a GrapeCity product). As a bonus, I also recorded the intro to the show.

You can watch my interview and the rest of episode 30 here.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:26:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, December 14, 2011
 Monday, December 12, 2011
 Monday, December 05, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011 10:55:34 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011 11:14:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 21, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011 11:25:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 14, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011 11:26:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 07, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011 11:24:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011 11:22:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:10:07 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 17, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011 4:50:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 10, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011 5:12:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Last weekend, the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG) celebrated its 10th birthday with an all-day technical event in Southfield, MI. In addition to great speakers, great presentations, and great food, I created three videos to commemorate the last ten years. These videos are below. Enjoy.

Photos
 
Happy Birthday GANG!
 
GANG Presentation highlights
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 1:18:08 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 03, 2011
Sunday, October 02, 2011 11:06:48 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 9:33:52 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 19, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011 10:57:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 12, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011 10:35:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:08:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, August 31, 2011

At the August 17 meeting of the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG), K Scott Allen delivered a presentation ASP.NET MVC, focusing on the new features in version 3.

MVC | Video
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:11:59 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 29, 2011

Episode 171

Phil Japikse on Agile

Monday, August 29, 2011 3:25:33 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011 11:05:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011 11:05:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Monday, August 08, 2011 11:03:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 01, 2011
Monday, August 01, 2011 11:02:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, July 26, 2011

At the July 20 meeting of the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group, Steve Bohlen presented Refactoring to a SOLID Foundation. In this presentation, Steve describes each of the 5 SOLID principles of object-oriented programming and refactors his code to meet these principles.

Here is that presentation.

OOP | Video
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 8:40:47 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011 9:06:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 18, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011 9:27:52 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 11, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011 4:26:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 8:35:17 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 27, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011 1:25:37 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 20, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011 10:18:27 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, June 16, 2011

Charles Stacy Harris III of Microsoft and Gus Issa of GHI spoke about the .Net Micro Framework and The Internet of Things at the April 2011 meeting of the Great Lakes Area .Net User Group.

Their presentation included deploying code to electronic boards, robots, vehicles, and even a washing machine!

Here is that presentation

Thursday, June 16, 2011 9:28:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 13, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011 2:32:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 06, 2011
Monday, June 06, 2011 9:17:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:29:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, May 23, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011 10:39:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, May 16, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011 9:26:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, May 09, 2011
Monday, May 09, 2011 9:45:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, May 02, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011 9:48:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, April 25, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011 9:45:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, April 18, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011 8:45:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, April 11, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011 11:19:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 6:30:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, April 04, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011 4:29:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:04:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:02:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:59:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:51:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:50:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:44:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 9:03:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 07, 2011
Monday, March 07, 2011 3:58:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 4:03:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 28, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011 4:00:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Monday, February 28, 2011 1:15:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 21, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011 2:14:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 14, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011 2:12:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, February 07, 2011
Monday, February 07, 2011 8:35:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Friday, January 28, 2011

Tuesday January 11, Microsoft hosted a Community Summit in Sandusky, OH. The featured event at the Summit was a Panel Discussion on User Groups and community events. The panel consisted of user group leaders from several developer communities in the Heartland region:

  • Joe O’Brian, Columbus, Ruby
  • Elizabeth Naramore, Cincinnati, PHP
  • Mike Wood, Cincinnati, .Net
  • David Giard (that’s me), Detroit, .Net

Below is a video of the panel discussion.

Friday, January 28, 2011 6:11:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On January 18 at the Great Lakes Area .Net User Group (GANG), DevExpress Evangelist Gary Short delivered a well-received presentation on Refactoring. You can see a video of this presentation below.

You can see photos of the meeting at my Smugmug page

Gary Short

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:48:41 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:40:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:40:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 27, 2010

Episode 131

Ann Arbor Give Camp

Monday, December 27, 2010 6:02:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 3:36:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 13, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010 3:54:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 06, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010 3:52:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Friday, November 26, 2010

At the June 2010 Great Lakes Area .Net User Group meeting, Nino Benvenuti gave an introduction to developing applications for the new Windows Phone 7.

Here is that presentation captured on video.

Friday, November 26, 2010 6:14:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, November 01, 2010

Episode 123

Joe Ross on Ford Sync

Monday, November 01, 2010 1:21:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, October 04, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010 10:59:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 27, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010 6:21:21 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This is a 2-part recording of Jim Holmes's presentation An Introduction To Unit Testing, delivered at the September 15 meeting of the Great Lakes Area .Net User Group.

Part 1
Part 2
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6:21:39 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010 6:22:50 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, September 13, 2010
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Monday, September 13, 2010 5:38:49 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Sunday, September 12, 2010

At the June 2010 Great Lakes Area .Net User Group meeting, Microsoft Regional Director Bill Wagner shows off many of the new features of C# 4.0

Here is that presentation captured on video.

C# | Video
Sunday, September 12, 2010 9:48:14 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 7:45:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010 7:43:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010 7:40:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 7:41:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 16, 2010

Episode 110

Jeremy Likness on MEF

Monday, August 16, 2010 5:42:22 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 7:12:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 09, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010 7:11:34 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 7:10:28 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, August 02, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010 7:23:42 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Sunday, August 01, 2010

This is a 2-part recording of Len Smith's presentation JavaScript is Real Code: SOLID and TDD in the Browser, delivered at the July 21 meeting of the Great Lakes Area .Net User Group (GANG)

Part 1:

Part 2:

Sunday, August 01, 2010 5:35:54 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:07:13 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 26, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010 6:11:55 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7:35:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 19, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010 7:46:06 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:48:54 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, July 12, 2010

Episode 100

This is a very special 100th episode of Technology and Friends - a show I have been creating for over 18 months. Thank you to all who participated.

Thank you for watching Technology and Friends

Monday, July 12, 2010 4:47:56 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4:58:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 28, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010 5:35:26 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 5:42:27 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 21, 2010

Episode 95

Jay Wren on Mono

Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:29:25 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Episode 94


In this show, Joe Wirtley discusses how he addressed the challenges in building an e-commerce site.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 9:52:49 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, June 14, 2010

Episode 93

In this interview, Dr David Truxall describes the features of Microsoft Team Foundation Server

Monday, June 14, 2010 11:35:13 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Friday, June 04, 2010

In this Grok Talk, I describe the importance of ASP.Net MVC and walk the viewer through building a simple application using this framework.

Grok Talk | MVC | Video
Friday, June 04, 2010 11:33:10 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This is a 5-part recording of Chris Marinos's excellent presentation F# and Functional Programming for C# Developers, delivered at the May 19 meeting of the Great Lakes Area .Net User Group (GANG)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Community | F# | Video
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 5:08:33 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Microsoft Product Unit Manager Cameron Skinner came to the midwest to show off the Architecture features of Visual Studio 2010. He began his tour in the Detroit area, speaking at local companies in the afternoon and at the Great Lakes Area .Net User Group (GANG) in the evening. I recorded two of his presentations, which are available here.

Here is the presentation at GANG

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

Here is the presentation at a Detroit-area company.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 9:04:35 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, March 29, 2010

Episode 79

In this interview, Brian Genisio describes the Prism documentation and library and explains how he uses it to build applications.

Monday, March 29, 2010 6:00:16 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I always edit my interviews prior to posting them. The first step is to get the recorded video onto my computer. I record to Mini DV tapes and the easiest way to get this content from the tape to my computer is to insert the tape into my video camera, attach the camera to my PC via firewire, and import the video.  Windows 7 ships with a utility to import videos directly into my PC as an AVI file. When I connect the camera and turn it on in 'Play' mode, my PC prompts me to import the video.

Adobe Premiere Elements basics

After I import the video, I use Adobe Premiere Elements to edit the show. Here are a few of the basic skills you will need in order to edit a show like mine in Premiere Elements.

I start by creating a new project. To do this, select File | New | Project from the top menu and enter a name and folder location for the project. A blank editor appears with three main sections:

  • The Timeline at the bottom of the screen controls the content in your video and allows you to add or manipulate that content. You can add content at any point in the timeline, even overlapping multiple videos or slides, so they are superimposed on one another. You can modify a point in the video by selecting that point in the Timeline.
  • The top right area of the screen includes a tabbed interface so you can organize, edit or share your video. Functions in this area are organized under different tabs.
  • The top left area of the screen allows you to preview and edit the video. VCR buttons below this allow you to play, fast-forward and rewind the video, beginning at the point selected in the Timeline.

Premiere Elements has a number of ways to add content to a project. The two I use most often are adding an existing video or photo; and adding a slide. A slide can stand on its own, such as in the opening or closing credits, or it can be overlaid with the video, so it acts as a caption.

To add existing media to a project, select the "Organize" tab in the top-right section of the editor; then select Get Media | PC Files and Folders and navigate to the video or picture to import. An icon representing the imported media appears. Drag this icon to the desired area in the timeline.

To add a new slide, select Title | New Title | Default Still from the top menu. A slide appears at the currently selected position in the timeline. You can edit the text of the slide by clicking it with your mouse and deleting, replacing or adding to the existing text. With the text selected, tools appear under the “Edit” section in the top right of the screen, allowing you to select the font and alignment of the text. You can change the length of time a slide is displayed by dragging the right edge in the timeline.

To remove sections of the video, you need to first split a clip at the beginning and end of the area you want to remove. To split a clip, click the point at which you wish to apply the split and select Timeline | Split Clip from the top menu. To delete a section of video, select the section between the splits you added (the selection will highlight purple) and press the Delete key. To delete the beginning or end of a video, you only need to insert a single split and select / delete the video section before or after that split.

Editing "Technology and Friends"

Each show consists of the 5 sections in the following order

  1. Introduction
  2. Interview
  3. Ending Credits
  4. “Technology” and “Friends” quote
  5. Title page

Introduction

The Introduction plays at the very beginning of each episode and is broken into a Title Sequence, followed by a slide listing the episode number and a slide listing the speaker and topic.

Title Sequence

The title sequence is the same for every show. Last year, I created a short video and I use this same video for each show, so I import it from my computer. This video displays a montage of photos of past guests as the show title – “Technology and Friends” - appears on screen. This is  followed by some photos of me surrounded by the words “Hosted by David Giard”. I add this media to the beginning of the timeline.

Episode Number slide

The Episode Number slide displays immediately after the Title Sequence, I insert a slide listing the episode number. The text on the slide is centered vertically and horizontally.  This slide lasts for 5 seconds.

Guest/Topic slide

Immediately after the Episode Number slide, I insert a slide listing the guest and the topic ([Guest] on [Topic]). For example, when Jim Holmes was on the show to talk about CodeMash, this slide said “Jim Holmes on CodeMash”. The name, the word “on” and the topic each appears on a separate line. Longer topics may be split into multiple lines. The text on this slide is center-aligned and is centered vertically and horizontally on the slide. 

Interview

The interview is the most difficult thing to edit. I sometimes need to watch an interview 3-4 times to decide what to cut.

I always need to cut out the beginning where I am walking into the camera frame and setting up; and the ending where I walk out of the frame to turn off the camera. If I had someone to operate the camera, the recording would not have these sections.

Some interviews include time that doesn’t add any information and I cut out these parts as well. Examples include: Me clarifying a question that I asked poorly the first time; a guest misspeaking, then correcting himself; a joke or anecdote that falls flat; and redundant information. I want the interview to be concise and entertaining. Often a video can be improved by removing the less interesting parts.

If a guest mentions a specific URL, I add an overlay slide to display that URL. This reinforces the information and provides the proper spelling to the user. URL text is displayed in the bottom third of the screen and the text does not wrap. It is acceptable to eliminate "http://" from the URL as this is implied and tends to clutter the slide.

Ending Credits

At the end of each show, I display a series of slides, one after another. Each slide lasts 5 seconds. The text of each slide is

Guest on Topic

where Guest is the full name of the guest and Topic is the main topic we discussed

Recorded Mmmm DD YYYY, Location

where Mmmm DD YYYY is the date the interview was recorded and Location is the city in which it was recorded, such as “January 20 2010, Sandusky, OH”

XXX performed by YYY

where XXX is the name of the song selected to play during the Introduction and Ending Credits and YYY is the name of the artist who performed that song. (More on this later)

See more at TechnologyAndFriends.com and DavidGiard.com

The text on this slide is the same each episode.

Copyright David Giard, YYYY

where YYYY is the current year.

"Technology" and "Friends" quote

During each interview, I ask my guest to speak a sentence using the words “Technology” and “Friends”. During the editing process, I clip this section of the video and move it to the end, immediately following the final credits.

Title page

The very last thing that I drag to the end of the timeline is a graphic image – TechnologyAndFriends.gif. This is a logo I created for the show. It displays for 5 seconds and serves as a final reinforcement of the show name.

Music

After nearly four decades collecting, I have accumulated a substantial library of music. Technology and Friends does not have a theme song: Instead, I choose a different song for each episode. I try to choose a song in which the title, lyrics or artist relate in some way to the subject or guest of the current show. Sometimes, I’ll pick a song or artist that I know the guest enjoys. If I cannot find an appropriate song, I select an upbeat instrumental. I drag the song to the very beginning of the timeline on a separate track from the Introduction. This causes the music to play at the same time as the introduction and opening credits. I clip the audio track and end the music at the same time the introduction ends and the interview begins.  Then I drag the remaining music track to the end, so that it plays during the closing credits and ends when the guest speaks the “Technology” and “Friends” quotation.


In my next article, I'll describe how I share the video on the web and on TV.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 6:19:15 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Episode 68

James Bender, Mike Wood and Chris Woodruff created NPlus1.org to assist software architects, lead developers and those aspiring to these roles. In this interview, James and Mike discuss the goals and accomplishments of NPlus1.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 7:47:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Monday, December 28, 2009

In this screencast, I demonstrate some of the enhancements in the user interrface of Windows 7.

Monday, December 28, 2009 7:10:43 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Saturday, October 24, 2009

Check out this video I produced and edited for Microsoft Architect Evangelist Brian Prince. Brian approached Windows 7 users and asked them to give their favorite feature of the new operating system.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 8:08:27 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
 Saturday, September 26, 2009

We have been hosting Grok Talks at Sogeti since my arrival. Recently we decided to make them available via LiveMeeting and record the presentation. Here is a Grok Talk from September 23 2009.

In this presentation, Sogeti Principal Consultant Dr. David Truxall discusses the challenges of debugging and how to use WinDbg to debug production issues.

.Net | Grok Talk | Sogeti | Video
Saturday, September 26, 2009 10:09:26 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)