show episodes
 
The world of computer programming is vast in scope. There are literally thousands of topics to cover and no one person could ever reach them all. One of the goals of the Coding Blocks podcast is to introduce a number of these topics to the audience so they can learn during their commute or while cutting the grass. We will cover topics such as best programming practices, design patterns, coding for performance, object oriented coding, database design and implementation, tips, tricks and a who ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: The excitement of taking a first buck! Sporadic podcast scheduling, and the hunts to blame. ;) Questions, Answers, & Success Stories: Tough bullets for tough Nilgai A matched pair of Weatherby Backcountry Ti's in .280 Ackley Favorite .280 Ackley Improved bullets & loads Hunting the Backcountry: An encounter with the sacred Lightwe…
 
We dive into the benefits of enabling daily learning into our processes, while it's egregiously late for Joe, Michael's impersonation is awful, and Allen's speech is degrading. This episode’s show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode143, for those reading this via their podcast player, where you can join the conversation. Spon…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: A day to hunt, & a big muzzleloader buck Topic: The critical importance of intimate familiarity with your hunting area A tale of 24 hours, a faithful old hunting area, & a Utah mule deer tag Juxtaposition: Old areas vs. new What to research & learn: Habitat Game populations Summer vs. autumn ranges Migration routes & times E-Scout…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: Potable water challenges Rain, rain, & more rain Gale-force winds Unsuitable equipment: Down sleeping bag & 3-season tent Equipment failures: Expect the unexpected The solo mental game: Staying productive Extraction & weather windows Post-hunt logistics: Prepping & flying with meat & antlers www.browning.com www.timneytriggers.com…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: Solo in Alaska Packing for the flight Down safe, camp setup Grizzly bears a'plenty! Caribou few and far away One lone big bull Hunting, photographing, and field butchering Packing meat Near hypothermia Hunkered down, waiting out the rain An accuracy tech topic for future study To be continued... Tune in for Part 2, when things beg…
 
We wrap up the second way from The DevOps Handbook, while Joe has a mystery episode, Michael doesn’t like ketchup, and Allen has a Costco problem. These show notes, in all of their full sized digital glory, can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode142, where you can join the conversation, for those using their podcast player to read this…
 
SHOW NOTES When elk get wise, savvy hunters employ unorthodox techniques. Guest Randsom Owens: Wildlife Artist extraordinaire, practical rifleman, top guide, & passionate hunter Calling Elk: From fundamentals to advanced techniques Reading the situation Knowing when to call Setting up to call—and optimize shot opportunities Knowing how much to call…
 
We gather around the water cooler to discuss some random topics, while Joe sends too many calendar invites, Allen interferes with science, and Michael was totally duped. If you’re reading these show notes via your podcast player, you can find this episode’s full show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode141. As Joe would say, check it out a…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: Live from the field, recorded standing under the wing of a Super Cub on a staging strip in Alaska. Topics: Drop-Camp, DIY hunter prep & planning Lightweight gear Planning for good meat care Ethics & responsibilities of meat care Knowing the Regs Pilot protocol Don't bring too much weight Don't pressure or try to manipulate the pil…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: Field recording heading into a solo DIY caribou hunt in Alaska. Topic: Rifling twist rate & modern bullets Rifling twists for long, sleek high-BC bullets Rifling twists for monometal bullets Altitude, temperature, and spin stability The modern trend: Faster, ever faster Benefits of a custom barrel (with whatever twist rate you wan…
 
We learn the secrets of a safe deployment practice while continuing to study The DevOps Handbook as Joe is a cartwheeling acrobat, Michael is not, and Allen is hurting, so much. For those of you that are reading these show notes via their podcast player, you can find this episode’s full show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode140. Sponsor…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: 6.5 outlawed for elk? Best 6.5mm cartridge: 6.5 Creedmoor vs. 6.5 PRC Technical discussion: Advantages & disadvantages of the 6.5mm bore diameter Cartridge case capacities Appropriate bullet designs & weights for various game Limitations of the 6.5mm's Mythbusting: Scandinavian moose & and the legacy of the 6.5x55 What the 6.5mm's…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: An epic backpack failure deep in elk country Tried and true designs that won't let you down The three types of backpack: External Frame Internal Frame Hybrid/modular Pros & Cons of each type Recommended models in each type Sizing & fitting Packing extreme weight RESOURCES: www.timneytriggers.com www.sitkagear.com www.mysteryranch.…
 
We’re using telemetry to fill in the gaps and anticipate problems while discussing The DevOps Handbook, while Michael is still weird about LinkedIn, Joe knows who’s your favorite JZ, and Allen might have gone on vacation. You can find these show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode139, in case you’re reading these within your podcast playe…
 
SHOW NOTES Scenario: You've got a desert bighorn tag that's taken you 20 years to draw, but your knee replacement just went south. It's three months until opening day. What do you do? Episode topic: Learning to hunt brand-new country and species Prioritize species Study that species Where can you get a tag each year? Species taxonomy Habits & habit…
 
SHOW NOTES This episode is a response to a listener's question: How do you develop extended-range lethality? Guest: Gunwerks marketing guru and precision shooter Landon Michaels Quarter-mile capability: must-accomplish accuracy for backcountry hunters 600 yards is the new 400 yards. Here's why. Beyond 600 yards: A whole different realm The mentalit…
 
It’s all about telemetry and feedback as we continue learning from The DevOps Handbook, while Joe knows his versions, Michael might have gone crazy if he didn’t find it, and Allen has more than enough muscles. For those that use their podcast player to read these show notes, did you know that you can find them at https://www.codingblocks.net/episod…
 
SHOW NOTES Is the .308 suitable for backcountry hunting? .30-06 vs. .308: Very different cartridges Advantages of the .308 Advantages of the .30-06 .308 Case capacity and heavy-bullet limitations .308 velocity and extended-range bullet expansion .308 impact authority downrange Best-in-class .308 hunting bullets How do budget .308 hunting loads stan…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: A monster Alberta black bear & a Honda four-wheeler Guest: Alaskan wild man Tyler Freel, sheep & bear hunter extraordinaire, and host of the Tundra Talk podcast. ATVs & their place in backcountry hunting Remote country & the challenges to ATVs UPGRADES and ADD-ONS Winch Vital: Prioritize this Get quality Rope, not metal cable High…
 
Our journey into the world of DevOps continues with The DevOps Handbook as Michael doesn’t take enough tangents, Joe regrets automating the build, err, wait never regrets (sorry), and ducks really like Allen. If you’re reading these show notes via your podcast player, you can find this episode’s full show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episo…
 
SHOW NOTES • Intro: Summer is in full swing... which means fall is just around the corner! • Welcoming Evan Siembida, a new sponsor of the podcast, thanks to an anonymous benefactor. • Tradbows and elk hunting • Estrous cow elk calls: an indispensable tool • Siembida Custom Knives's superb ultralight Meadowlark knife • Collaborating on a limited ed…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: Opportunities lost — A correction on Stetson crushable wool Cross Creek hats • HOLDING OVER FOR LONG DISTANCE USING A RETICLE Advantages Disadvantages Complications Speed in the backcountry Making The Shot: Anti-Cant devices • DIALING FOR DISTANCES USING THE ELEVATION TURRET Advantages Disadvantages Complexity and simplicity Speed…
 
We begin our journey into the repeatable world of DevOps by taking cues from The DevOps Handbook, while Allen loves all things propane, Joe debuts his “singing” career with his new music video, and Michael did a very bad, awful thing. These show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode136 for those reading this via their podcast p…
 
SHOW NOTES: Intro: It's rifle buying time! Tons of questions incoming about high-end rifles. Here's one of the best of the best. This episode reviews Proof Research's extraordinary Glacier Ti mountain rifle. Listener's questions & answers Upcoming reviews: Browning X-Bolt Hell's Canyon Speed in 28 Nosler Leupold's Burnt Bronze VX-3i 4.5-14x40 CDS-Z…
 
We review the Stack Overflow Developer Survey in the same year it was created for the first time ever, while Joe has surprising news about the Hanson Brothers, Allen doesn’t have a thought process, and Michael’s callback is ruined. If you’re reading these show notes via your podcast player, you can find this episode’s full show notes and join the c…
 
SHOW NOTES How to transport a rifle without damage How to improvise and correct damage to scopes and rifles Q&A and listener's comments .280 Rem vs. .280 Ackley 7mm-08 as a backcountry cartridge Deep-penetrating elk bullets for the .30-06 Appropriate hard cases for transporting firearms How to pack a rifle properly How to prevent damage from impact…
 
SHOW NOTES • World's All-Around Hunting Cartridge Champ: .375 H&H • .375 H&H vs. .375 Ruger Cartridge Characteristics Adequate for anything Inherently accurate Mellow recoil Readily available rifles & ammo Bullet choices For Pachyderms For Cape buffalo and big bears For Moose & Bison down to deer Rifle options Controlled feed vs. push feed actions …
 
As we learn from Google about how to navigate a code review, Michael learns to not give out compliments, Joe promises to sing if we get enough new reviews, and Allen introduces a new section to the show. For those reading this via their podcast player, this episode’s full show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode134. Sponsors …
 
SHOW NOTES INTRO: A girl, a minimal cartridge, a perfect shot, and a lost bear MAIN TOPIC: It's all about shot placement: Fact or Fiction? LISTENER'S QUESTION: Barnes's .30-cal. 212-gr. LRX • Difference between kinetic energy, momentum, and TKO • On-impact visible authority, or "wallop" CRITICAL FACTORS OF BULLET CHOICE: Diameter Construction Weigh…
 
SHOW NOTES • Migration to Idaho • Draw tags and lucky hunters • Q&A on a vast spectrum of backcountry hunting topics: .375 H&H for black bears Terminal Ascent vs. ELD-X bullets Best barrel mfgs for custom rifle builds Configurable stocks for backcountry rifles Stetson's crushable Crosstrail hat Bullet questions from Australia Kid rifles Straight-li…
 
We learn what to look for in a code review while reviewing Google’s engineering practices documentation as Michael relates patterns to choo-choos, Joe has a “weird voice”, and Allen has a new favorite portion of the show. Are you reading this via your podcast player? You can find this episode’s full show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episod…
 
SHOW NOTES Late November, extreme cold, a foot and a half of snow, and pitch dark in Montana's Bitterroot is a bad time to be lost... Observation, experience, and a sense of direction Paper topographical maps and compass GPS and backcountry communication devices Smartphones and map programs Strengths and weaknesses of each system For the ultimate i…
 
We dig into Google’s engineering practices documentation as we learn how to code review while Michael, er, Fives is done with proper nouns, Allen can’t get his pull request approved, and Joe prefers to take the average of his code reviews. In case you’re reading this via your podcast player, this episode’s full show notes can be found at https://ww…
 
SHOW NOTES Guest: Robby Denning, mule deer hunting savant Book: Hunting Big Mule Deer: How to take the biggest buck of your life • Why mule deer hunting is so compelling that Denning abandoned all other game in order to focus on mule deer • Ultimate Challenge: DIY, public-land mule deer • The behavioral differences between old mule deer bucks--and …
 
We gather around the water cooler at 6 foot distances as Michael and Joe aren’t sure what they streamed, we finally learn who has the best fries, at least in the US, and Allen doesn’t understand evenly distributing your condiments. For those reading this via their podcast player, this episode’s full show notes can be found at https://www.codingbloc…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: The Hunter's Cloak of Invisibility When—if ever—is camo NOT appropriate? When camo is a critical asset Color-capable game When hunter discretion is important Blending with habitat and terrain Contrast, color & patterns Camo brands and brand loyalty Mixing & matching Type of clothing (for example cold-weather vs. technical) Clothin…
 
SHOW NOTES What type of bullets allow you to "eat right up to the hole?" Listeners questions and comments MEAT DAMAGE: TWO SOURCES Extreme impact velocity Hydraulic shock High-velocity cartridges Light-for-caliber bullets, pushed extremely fast Extreme-BC bullets, pushed fast Animal matter's effect on bullets Low-velocity impact dynamics Extreme-ex…
 
We dig into the details of how databases use B-trees as we continue our discussion of Designing Data-Intensive Applications while Michael’s description of median is awful, live streaming isn’t for Allen, and Joe really wants to bring us back from the break. For those reading this via their podcast player, this episode’s full show notes can be found…
 
SHOW NOTES Why the .338? As listener @Alaskanexile1 said, "If I'm carrying my .338, I never have the 'wrong' rifle." Inherently superior ballistic coefficient to the 8mm's, .35's, and .375's. Excellent sectional density (a measure of penetrating ability) Heavy but controllable recoil A lot more terminal performance than the .30 calibers The signifi…
 
SHOW NOTES Books: How to cultivate the patience necessary to weather those numbing periods of inactivity between explosions of hunting action. PLEASE SUPPORT THE SHOW AT www.patreon.com/backcountry Ways to "consume" books, and the pros & cons of each: Traditional paper Tablets Audiobooks Types of books: How-to resources Factual and fictional Pure k…
 
Since we can’t leave the house, we discuss what it takes to effectively work remote while Allen’s frail body requires an ergonomic keyboard, Joe finally takes a passionate stance, and Michael tells them why they’re wrong. Reading these show notes via your podcast player? You can find this episode’s full show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/ep…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: The longest shot on a coyote AR-type rifles: Do they serve adequately for backcountry hunting? Semiautos and accuracy: The AR's advantage Current social and economic conditions and skyrocketing sales Personal Protection crossover AR's FOR BACKCOUNTRY HUNTING Pros & Cons Receiver sizes Applicable, capable cartridges (and how to cho…
 
It’s time to learn about SSTables and LSM-Trees as Joe feels pretty zacked, Michael clarifies what he was looking forward to, and Allen has opinions about Dr Who. These show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode128 where you be a part of the conversation, in case you’re reading this via your podcast player. Sponsors Datadog.com…
 
SHOW NOTES: Intro: Western hunting and shooting situations vary widely. Consider these scenarios... (listen) It behooves hunters to have a rifle and cartridge suitable for any task. These cartridges are two of the best for all-around work on the broad spectrum of Western big game. .280 Ackley Improved vs. 7mm Remington Magnum HISTORY 7mm Rem Mag .2…
 
SHOW NOTES Walnut & Blued Steel rifles: Can they provide top performance in the backcountry? Follow-up on episode 61 and wound treatment: Quick-Clot Gauze better than Quick-Clot powder • Ruger's M77 Hawkeye African: A top backcountry hunting rifle Ultimate, classic configuration Lipsey's Special Stock configuration Iron sights Controlled-feed Mause…
 
In this episode, Allen is back, Joe knows his maff, and Michael brings the jokes, all that and more as we discuss the internals of how databases store and retrieve the data we save as we continue our deep dive into Designing Data-Intensive Applications. If you’re reading these show notes via your podcast player, did you know that you can find them …
 
SHOW NOTES Garett Wales: Entrepreneur, Beer-brewer, Organic fast-food guru, and passionate backcountry hunter. Nosler man Kryptek pro staffer Life & Time restaraunteur Wild Game chef Roots of the clean-living, clean-eating passion Motivation and fueling obsessions Desert bighorn sheep hunting Creating organic, free-range, chemical-free fast food NE…
 
SHOW NOTES Intro: The host's never-before-told personal story of an accidental shooting involving him and his 13-year-old twin. • Firearm safety in the backcountry Handling practices and muzzle control Hunting with a loaded chamber Safeties and mechanical failures Picking your hunting partners Hair-raising experiences How to communicate with unsafe…
 
Jamie from https://dotnetcore.show/ and Allen, ya know, from Coding Blocks, sat down together at NDC London to talk about the hot topics from the conference as well as how to get the most out of any conference you attend. If you're reading this episodes show notes via your podcast player, you can find this episode's full show notes at https://www.c…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2020 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login