This is a brand new
pod cast net cast about software development and technology based in Europe that I’ve been wanting to start for a long time. Finally it’s here! At least I’ve recorded my first two interviews that I'm very excited about and I have this site up. As you can see this is just a baby site with the bare essentials, the most important part being the feed which you can subscribe to now: MSNetCast Feed The site will improve over time and I have this old saying that I sometimes try to live by;
It’s OK to ship sloppy but it’s not OK to stay sloppy!
Usually I mail in living according to this rule and procrastinate to the point of not shipping at all but this time I decided that it was time to throw caution to the wind and “just do it”. Hope you agree that shipping is better than perfection? ;~)
The first two interviews?
As I said, I’m very happy about the first two interviews that I have in store to publish. The first interview is with Microsoft Program Manager Glenn Block on the new Windows Azure PowerShell CmdLets. The second interview is with Microsoft Program Manager Mads Torgersen the current care taker of the C# programming language and also involved with the new language TypeScript. The latter is the target for our interview. Naturally not all of my interviews will be with Microsoft Program Managers – I just felt it would be cool to get two über awesome dudes as my first two ‘victims’ on the show! ;~)
Want to be on the show or have a tip?
I’ve just kicked my dream of a netcast out the door and it’s live out there in the vast space that is the Internet. Scary! I need you! Do you have a story to share? Or do you have a request or tip about a person or people that I need to get on the show? Please contact me immediately and let me know! I will do interviews face to face when I meet people but I will also do Skype interviews when I can’t travel to meet with you.
My name is Magnus Mårtensson, I live in Malmö, Sweden with my wife and children. I’m a .NET Techie Consultant at Active Solution and a Windows Azure Most Valuable Professional (MVP). I love Cloud and Server technology and love to create big architectures. Also I’m a community enthusiast (SWAG) who likes to do conferencing (CloudBurst) and public speaking.
In computer science, NOP or NOOP (short for No Operation) is an assembly language instruction, sequence of programming language statements, or computer protocol command that effectively does nothing at all. (Wikipedia: nop) Noopman has been my online alias since always.
Oh what’s in a name…
The name… msnetcast – what’s up with that?
First and kind of obvious, I’m a Microsoft techie as you can read above, the name is a game with the abbreviation of Microsoft which is ‘MS’.
Third, again obviously, Magnanimous is a game with words with my name Magnus. I am going to call out Tim Huckaby here who started to call me Magnanimous at one time when we met at conferences. Now every time he sees me he proclaims Magnanimous in a loud voice which is kind of funny. So – Tim – thanks buddy you named my netcast!
Putting the pieces together here I wanted a short uri which wasn’t taken and would be easy to remember and type without mistakes. I wound up with msnetcast.com. All in all I’m pretty satisfied.
What is a and why don’t you call it a podcast like the rest of us? I agree perhaps I should. Naah – why be like everybody else? The search for netcast on wikipedia even redirects to podcast. Perhaps I will regret my choice but now it’s done and I kind of like it. Why give every naming right away to Apple?
The term "podcasting" was first mentioned by Ben Hammersley in The Guardian newspaper in a February 2004 article, along with other proposed names for the new medium. It is a portmanteau of the words "pod"— from iPod —and "broadcasting". Despite the etymology, the content can be accessed using any computer that can play media files and not just portable music players. Use of the term "podcast" predates the addition of native support for podcasting to the iPod, or to Apple's iTunes software. To avoid a term suggestive of "iPod", some use the term netcast instead of podcast, such as the TWiT.tv podcaster Leo Laporte (though the older term is also used in the broader sense of any internet-delivered real-time media transmission).
And we’re off…
So In short folks – we’re off! I hope this will be as fun as it sounded in my head and I hope you stick around!