This Developer’s Life - 1.0.3 Problems

1.0.3 Problems


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In this week's This Developer's Life that's what I take a look at, from 3 perspectives:

Mike Moore

(Ruby developer) talks about personal skills for solving problems, including the ability to ask a different question.

Javier Lozano

(Microsoft developer) talks about teams coming together as a 'band of brothers', solving problems that may, or may not, exist.

Tamar Cohen (Java developer) shares her story of the unsolvable bug - something she had to solve as the exploration of other planets depends on it. She works at NASA, programming planetary rovers.

Scott Hanselman

finishes things off with a story about what happens when trouble finds you'

Some Notes:

I've been asked by the producers of This American Life

to kindly change my logo as well as podcast title. In retrospect it seems rather obvious that I should have thought about this - but the short answer is that I didn't know if anyone would really care about this podcast. I also didn't expect the attention it's getting.


I changed the logo - a name change will come soon. Worry not - the RSS will stay intact, as will the iTunes link.


  • I've remastered the episode and removed some of the music.


If you like any of the songs - please support my efforts to stay within 'Fair Use' by buying them' I'd very much appreciate it.

Mezmerize - Liz Phair

Please Me Like You Want To - Ben Harper

Human After All - Daft Punk

Too Little Too Late - Metric

NIN Remixes (under Creative Commons)


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