paulsilver / Paul Silver

I’m a freelance webbie based near Brighton, England. I tend to listen to science fiction, business news, tech & programming stuffs.

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  1. Deciphering Sneakers | Decipher

    Sneakers isn’t just one of the best hacker movies of all time, it’s one of the best movies ever. Full stop. The tale of a crew of outcasts with sketchy pasts who break into companies for a living (not a very good one), Sneakers has an all-star cast, a killer script, and a terrifyingly prescient story about information and its control over our lives in the modern age. This is Deciphering Sneakers.

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  2. How Rosie Sherry Built the Ministry of Testing into the World’s Largest Community of Software Testers

    Today we get the pleasure to hear from Rosie Sherry - founder of the Ministry of Testing, the largest network of software testing professionals, and is the current Community Manager of Indie Hackers. Rosie began her career as a software tester in 2000 and began hosting her own casual, community events, which eventually resulted in the Ministry of Testing Community. In the beginning, she recruited volunteers in different cities to run local software testing events. Eventually, she decided to host a conference that resulted in 60 attendees, and has since skyrocketed to 9 yearly conferences earning $1.5 million in annual revenue. She discusses the challenges of growing a community and determining whether to buy or build community software. Eventually, Rosie outgrew this community, handing over her title as CEO, and discussed the hardships, challenges, and the emotional toll it takes to leave a community she built from scratch. She transitioned to the Indie Hackers Community and has continued to break out of her shell by speaking and educating others on the power of community.

    Who is this episode for?: B2C, in person and online, starting

    3 key takeaways: -Rosie has discovered that you don’t build a community tool until you need to because it’s not the tool that makes the community it’s the people. -Rosie successfully left the Ministry of Testing after outgrowing and losing interest, and affirms that it’s normal to move onto other opportunities. -Community isn’t about one person leading, it’s the person to person relationships that cultivates community, as shown by the Ministry of Testing growing from 1 conference a year to 9.

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  3. The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West, with David Kilcullen and Carl Miller - Intelligence Squared

    In this episode, leading soldier-scholar David Kilcullen speaks to Carl Miller about how the West’s opponents have learned from twenty-first-century conflict and explains how their cutting-edge tactics and adaptability pose a serious threat to America …

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  4. Ten Minutes with Walter Jon Williams - Coode Street Episode 465

    Ten minutes with… is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through these difficult times.

    Nebula winner and recent Worldcon Guest of Honor Walter Jon Williams talks with Gary about hiding from COVID and the sun in rural New Mexico, a rare science fiction novel that deals with elder care, the appeal of E.R. Eddison and other pre-Tolkien fantasies, the hardboiled fiction of David Goodis, researching on Wikipedia, and the next book in his Praxis space opera series.

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  5. TV Cream Stays Indoors With Tommy Boyd – TV Cream

    Back in the 1990s, Tommy Boyd was the face of Children’s ITV. During his stint, his enthusiasm for Steven Moffat’s debut drama, Press Gang, was undeniable. He’d often introduce it as “the best programme on TV”. But… three decades later, is he still as enthused? In this special episode, Tommy stays indoors in Chichester, West […]

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  6. ALIENS (1986) + DELICATESSEN (1991) ft. Connor Southard & Podside Pete - Sleazoids 117

    Hosts Josh and Jamie and special guests Connor & Pete (from the Podside Picnic scifi podcast) take on two very tonally different scifi dystopias with a double feature of James Cameron’s ALIENS (1986) + Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s DELICATESSEN (1991). Next week’s episode is a patron-exclusive bonus episode on Paul Verhoeven TOTAL RECALL (1990) and Stuart Gordon’s FORTRESS (1992), you can get access to that episode (and all past + future bonus episodes) by subscribing to our $5 tier on patreon:

    Intro // 00:00-13:18 ALIENS // 13:18-53:11 DELICATESSEN // 53:11-1:17:46 Outro // 1:17:46-1:23:04

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  7. Fitness Marshall vs Peter Andre | Maximum Fun Troubled Waters podcast

    Episode notes Editor’s note: We accidentally recorded from the wrong source on this remote recording. Please forgive the audio issues on Dave’s mic!

    Benjamin Partridge and Sarah Morgan join host Dave Holmes on this special remote episode of Troubled Waters to shine a light on their favorite stories of the past few weeks.

    Team Peter Andre

    Benjamin Partridge

    Team Fitness Marshall

    Sarah Morgan

    This week, our comics give some quarantine friendly pop culture recommendations, give rousing speeches to our listeners, and make up movies about rabbits and Jesus.

    Sarah Morgan would like to plug The Fear and Intelligence on Peacock

    Benjamin Partridge would like to plug The Beef and Dairy Network Podcast and recommends and Marek Larwood 15 minute paintings.

    And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes

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