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Thu'umcast Errata

November 12, 2011 14:12:00.425

The iTunes feed may show episode 1 as being absurdly long; it's not. The actual duration is just over 36 minutes; when I posted the show, I managed to paste the file size (in bytes) into the show length field in my tool, and iTunes took that as a seconds count. I've since repaired the feed, but there's no telling when iTunes will notice. Sorry about that!

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Thu'umcast Episode 1: Hand Me That Golden Claw

November 11, 2011 23:40:30.923

Thu'umcast

Welcome to episode 1 of "Thu'umcast" - a podcast where Michael Lucas-Smith, Scott Dirk, Austin healy, Makahlua and I document our trials and tribulations in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Today we talk about our launch day impressions - what we've done, where we've gone, and some of the glitches we've run into. So far, we like it a lot - the world is wide open, there's a lot to do, and - ost importantly - there are a lot of ways to get things done. Everyone got at least as far as Riverwood, and most of the crew got a lot further along than that.

If you liked our work on That Podcast, you'll probably like this. We intend to stay with the same idea - a gameplay podcast. If you don't want spoilers, don't listen - we are going to be talking about how we play the game, and what we ran across as we played.

You can subscribe in iTunes (or any podcatcher) using this feed, or this one for the AAC edition. We'll add the iTunes specific links as soon as they are available. In the meantime, join the Facebook Group and follow us on Twitter. If you play on Steam, join the Steam Group. Like the music? Pay Sbeast a visit, we thank him for letting us use it!

Links to all episodes and other information can be found on the Thu'umcast page

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If you want to download the podcast directly, we've provided it in three formats:

Got feedback? Tweet us!. Enjoy the podcast, and we'll see you in Skyrim!

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Thu'umcast Episode 1: Hand Me That Golden Claw

November 11, 2011 23:39:55.673

Thu'umcast

Welcome to episode 1 of "Thu'umcast" - a podcast where Michael Lucas-Smith, Scott Dirk, Austin healy, Makahlua and I document our trials and tribulations in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Today we talk about our launch day impressions - what we've done, where we've gone, and some of the glitches we've run into. So far, we like it a lot - the world is wide open, there's a lot to do, and - ost importantly - there are a lot of ways to get things done. Everyone got at least as far as Riverwood, and most of the crew got a lot further along than that.

If you liked our work on That Podcast, you'll probably like this. We intend to stay with the same idea - a gameplay podcast. If you don't want spoilers, don't listen - we are going to be talking about how we play the game, and what we ran across as we played.

You can subscribe in iTunes (or any podcatcher) using this feed, or this one for the AAC edition. We'll add the iTunes specific links as soon as they are available. In the meantime, join the Facebook Group and follow us on Twitter. If you play on Steam, join the Steam Group. Like the music? Pay Sbeast a visit, we thank him for letting us use it!

Links to all episodes and other information can be found on the Thu'umcast page

.

If you want to download the podcast directly, we've provided it in three formats:

Got feedback? Tweet us!. Enjoy the podcast, and we'll see you in Skyrim!

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ST 4U 157: Loading GLorpDBX into Pharo

November 11, 2011 7:09:45.755

Today's Smalltalk 4 You looks at loading GlorpDBX into Pharo - along with a small proble you hit (as of the time I recorded this, anywaY) when doing so. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:

Glorp

If you have trouble viewing that directly, you can click here to download the video directly. If you need the video in a Windows Media format, then download that here.

You can also watch it on YouTube:

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Cincom Changes Release Strategies

November 10, 2011 15:31:42.628

Spotted in [|] Less is More

We heard our customers:  This fall you will see service-pack maintenance releases for our Cincom Smalltalk products.  This release is a true maintenance update as requested by Cincom Smalltalk customers. In future release cycles we plan to have one major release annually along with service-pack online releases at regular intervals.  The service-pack releases will have refinements, fixes and updates to the major releases. 

I think that's a good idea - and it also fits in well with how most of the rest of the industry operates. If the service packs are easy to add updates, it'll make projects like the one I'm on now much easier to keep in synch with Cincom releases.

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JS 4U 106: JQuery detach()

November 10, 2011 8:40:52.792

Javascript 4 U

Today's Javascript 4 You looks at the detach() function in JQuery. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube.

Join the Facebook Group to discuss the tutorials. You can view the archives here.

To watch now, click on the image below:

detach()

If you have trouble viewing that directly, you can click here to download the video directly. If you need the video in a Windows Media format, then download that here.

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STIC 2011 Calls for Student Volunteers

November 10, 2011 7:25:43.535

Want a free ride in return for a bit of work?

The Smalltalk Industry Council is currently seeking student volunteers to help keep the 2012 Smalltalk Industry Conference running smoothly. In return, these volunteers will receive free accommodations, no conference fees and time to enjoy the majority of the conference. For those interested, past duties have included handling registration as people arrive at the conference, staffing coffee machines, running the microphone during question and answer periods, assisting with collecting presentation slides for STIC right after the presentation is given, assisting with photos or audio when needed, directing attendees to social events or the next exciting session, being present at an information desk to answer questions and generally being helpful. Student volunteering makes the conference better, takes a fairly small amount of time and doesn’t significantly interfere with enjoying or learning from the conference.

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Smalltalks 2011 Pharo Slides

November 9, 2011 15:31:09.194

Spotted in Planet Squeak

The slides from the Pharo presentation at Smalltalks 2011 are now available online:

-- Download PDF
-- SlideShare: slideshare.net/MarcusDenker/pharo-one-year-later

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ST 4U 156: Setting up GLORP for Oracle in VA Smalltalk

November 9, 2011 12:23:38.110

Today's Smalltalk 4 You sets up connectivity for Oracle and GLORP on Windows for VA Smalltalk. There are few tricky parts to this, including the use of the correct ODBC definition. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:

Loading GLORP.

If you have trouble viewing that directly, you can click here to download the video directly. If you need the video in a Windows Media format, then download that here.

You can also watch it on YouTube:


Today we'll set up connectivity to Oracle (using ODBC) so that we can use Glorp against Oracle from VA Smalltalk. The Oracle support in VA for GLORP uses ODBC, so that's why we are doing this. To get started, bring up the ODBC configuration tool, and set up access to your database (installing Oracle is beyond the scope of this tutorial). Make sure you use the Oracle drive, not the Microsoft one - the MS one does not play well with VA Smalltalk:

Oracle GLORP

Once you have that, you can connect to your database as follows:


login := Login new.
	database: OracleODBCPlatform new;
	username: username;
	password: password;
	connectString: 'orcl11g';
	yourself.

Make sure you use the proper connect string, which was set up when you configured Oracle. Next, login:


"login and logout"
accessor := DatabaseAccessor froLogin: login.
accessor login.

accessor logout.

If you specified a password, it'll login for you; otherwise, you'll get prompted.

Next time we'll start taking a real look at creating database descriptors, so that we can start interacting with tables using GLORP.

Need more help? There's a screencast for other topics like this which you may want to watch. Questions? Try the "Chat with James" Google gadget over in the sidebar.

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My Old Enemy, the Oracle Installer

November 8, 2011 19:05:36.205

I remember the hell of the Oracle installer years ago, when I was installing Oracle 8 under Linux. Surely, I though, 11g has to be better under Windows?

Well... not so much. First, it complains about misisng files as you get about 3/4 done. With modal dialogs that have a "continue" option. Awesome, that. Then, it fails to install your database (if you asked it to), claiming that it's missing a default template. remind me what business Oracle claims to be in again?

You can install a db manually, of course - getting prompted with a slew of questions that you probably don't care about unless you're an honest to goodness DBA. Why they don't have an option for "take a all the defaults and just go" is beyond me.

On the other hand, unlike the Linux installer of yore, it doesn't crash multiple times on install... I guess that's progress.

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JS 4U 105: Gauging Browser Support

November 8, 2011 10:26:28.127

Javascript 4 U

Today's Javascript 4 You looks at the support() function - which lets you gauge the level of JQuery support a browser has. For more details on that, check the API page. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube.

Join the Facebook Group to discuss the tutorials. You can view the archives here.

To watch now, click on the image below:

support()

If you have trouble viewing that directly, you can click here to download the video directly. If you need the video in a Windows Media format, then download that here.

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ST 4U 155: Loading GLORP Support in VA

November 7, 2011 10:03:29.584

Today's Smalltalk 4 You gets started with GLORP for VA Smalltalk. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:

Loading GLORP.

If you have trouble viewing that directly, you can click here to download the video directly. If you need the video in a Windows Media format, then download that here.

You can also watch it on YouTube:


Today we'll get started with GLORP for VA Smalltalk - for our examples, we'll be using the ODBC support and PostgreSQL, but it's going to be the same for any other database (such as DB2) at this level. To start with, let's load the support in from ENVY. Open up the load/unload features tool from the launcher:

GLORP

Just hit "Ok", and let it spin - you'll have GLORP support loaded shortly.

Next time we'll start taking a real look at GLORP itself.

Need more help? There's a screencast for other topics like this which you may want to watch. Questions? Try the "Chat with James" Google gadget over in the sidebar.

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Learn Squeak

November 7, 2011 9:56:58.000

HPI has started a new series of Squeak screencasts - check it out.

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Subscribe to Thu'umcast in iTunes

November 7, 2011 8:23:43.602

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Our iTunes feed has been approved

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Thu'umcast Announcement (AAC)

November 6, 2011 19:53:37.570

That Podcast: FNV Diary

"That Podcast" is done, but never fear: the crew (expanded!) is back with Thu'umcast, a gameplay diary for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This will be the last post into this feed; if you want to hear the rest of Thu'umcast, then subscribe to the new feed

You can subscribe to the new podcast in iTunes (or any podcatcher) using this feed, or this one for the AAC edition.

Visit the Thu'umcast page for all the details.

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Thu'umcast Announcement

November 6, 2011 19:53:34.760

That Podcast: FNV Diary

"That Podcast" is done, but never fear: the crew (expanded!) is back with Thu'umcast, a gameplay diary for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This will be the last post into this feed; if you want to hear the rest of Thu'umcast, then subscribe to the new feed

You can subscribe to the new podcast in iTunes (or any podcatcher) using this feed, or this one for the AAC edition.

Visit the Thu'umcast page for all the details.

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Thu'umcast Episode 0: What's an Elder Scroll? (AAC)

November 6, 2011 19:23:28.200

Thu'umcast

Welcome to episode 0 of "Thu'umcast" - a podcast where Michael Lucas-Smith, Scott Dirk, Austin healy, Makahlua and I document our trials and tribulations in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Today we set the stage for Skyrim with a quiz on Elder Scrolls mythology - Michael asked the questions, and, other than Maki, the rest of us show how little we know :) We'll be getting into the gameplay proper once the game is released on November 11th, so stay tuned for that!

If you liked our work on That Podcast, you'll probably like this. We intend to stay with the same idea - a gameplay podcast. If you don't want spoilers, don't listen - we are going to be talking about how we play the game, and what we ran across as we played.

You can subscribe in iTunes (or any podcatcher) using this feed, or this one for the AAC edition. We'll add the iTunes specific links as soon as they are available. In the meantime, join the Facebook Group and follow us on Twitter. If you play on Steam, join the Steam Group. Like the music? Pay Sbeast a visit, we thank him for letting us use it!

Links to all episodes and other information can be found on the Thu'umcast page

.

If you want to download the podcast directly, we've provided it in three formats:

Got feedback? Tweet us!. Enjoy the podcast, and we'll see you in Skyrim!

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Thu'umcast Episode 0: What's an Elder Scroll?

November 6, 2011 19:22:42.270

Thu'umcast

Welcome to episode 0 of "Thu'umcast" - a podcast where Michael Lucas-Smith, Scott Dirk, Austin healy, Makahlua and I document our trials and tribulations in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Today we set the stage for Skyrim with a quiz on Elder Scrolls mythology - Michael asked the questions, and, other than Maki, the rest of us show how little we know :) We'll be getting into the gameplay proper once the game is released on November 11th, so stay tuned for that!

If you liked our work on That Podcast, you'll probably like this. We intend to stay with the same idea - a gameplay podcast. If you don't want spoilers, don't listen - we are going to be talking about how we play the game, and what we ran across as we played.

You can subscribe in iTunes (or any podcatcher) using this feed, or this one for the AAC edition. We'll add the iTunes specific links as soon as they are available. In the meantime, join the Facebook Group and follow us on Twitter. If you play on Steam, join the Steam Group. Like the music? Pay Sbeast a visit, we thank him for letting us use it!

Links to all episodes and other information can be found on the Thu'umcast page

.

If you want to download the podcast directly, we've provided it in three formats:

Got feedback? Tweet us!. Enjoy the podcast, and we'll see you in Skyrim!

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IM 53: GLASS 2.0 (AAC)

November 6, 2011 10:57:57.451

Welcome to episode 53 of Independent Misinterpretations - a Smalltalk and dynamic language oriented podcast with James Robertson and David Buck.

This week we have another ESUG 2011 session - Gemstone's Dale Henreichs talking about GLASS 2.0.

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (or any other podcatching software) using this feed directly or in iTunes with this one.

To listen now, you can either download the mp3 edition, or the AAC edition. The AAC edition comes with chapter markers. You can subscribe to either edition of the podcast directly in iTunes; just search for Smalltalk and look in the Podcast results. You can subscribe to the mp3 edition directly using this feed, or the AAC edition using this feed using any podcatching software. You can also download the podcast in ogg format.

If you like the music we use, please visit Josh Woodward's site. We use the song Troublemaker for our intro/outro music. I'm sure he'd appreciate your support!

If you have feedback, send it to jarober@gmail.com - or visit us on Facebook - you can subscribe in iTunes using this iTunes enabled feed.. If you enjoy the podcast, pass the word - we would love to have more people hear about Smalltalk!

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IM 53: GLASS 2.0

November 6, 2011 10:57:26.671

Welcome to episode 53 of Independent Misinterpretations - a Smalltalk and dynamic language oriented podcast with James Robertson and David Buck.

This week we have another ESUG 2011 session - Gemstone's Dale Henreichs talking about GLASS 2.0.

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (or any other podcatching software) using this feed directly or in iTunes with this one.

To listen now, you can either download the mp3 edition, or the AAC edition. The AAC edition comes with chapter markers. You can subscribe to either edition of the podcast directly in iTunes; just search for Smalltalk and look in the Podcast results. You can subscribe to the mp3 edition directly using this feed, or the AAC edition using this feed using any podcatching software. You can also download the podcast in ogg format.

If you like the music we use, please visit Josh Woodward's site. We use the song Troublemaker for our intro/outro music. I'm sure he'd appreciate your support!

If you have feedback, send it to jarober@gmail.com - or visit us on Facebook - you can subscribe in iTunes using this iTunes enabled feed.. If you enjoy the podcast, pass the word - we would love to have more people hear about Smalltalk!

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Night of the Living Dead Lawsuit

November 5, 2011 11:38:21.500

Truth is stranger than fiction:

Believe it or not, SCO isn't dead yet. SCO Group, by its lawyers Boies Schiller & Flexner and Hatch & Dodge, has just asked the US District Court for the District of Utah to reopen [PDF] its litigation against IBM

IP law is getting to the point where it's impossible to parody....

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