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#231  HTTP/2 in Node.js Core with James Snell Guest: James Snell

In this special episode recorded at Node Interactive 2016 in Austin, TX Adam talked with James Snell (IBM Technical Lead for Node and member of Node's TSC and CTC) about the work he's doing on Node's implementation of http2, the state of http2 in Node, what this new spec has to offer, and what the Node community can expect from this new protocol.

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#229  Python, Django, and Channels with Andrew Godwin Guest: Andrew Godwin

Django core contributor Andrew Godwin joins the show to tell us all about Python and Django. If you've ever wondered why people love Python, what Django's virtues are as a web framework, or how Django Channels measure up to Phoenix's Channels and Rails' Action Cable, this is the show for you. Also: Andrew's take on funding and sustaining open source efforts.

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#228  Servo and Rust with Jack Moffitt Guest: Jack Moffitt

Jack Moffitt joined the show to talk about Servo, an experimental web browser layout engine. We talked about what the Servo project aims to achieve, six areas of performance, and what makes Rust a good fit for this effort.

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#226  The Road to Font Awesome 5 with Dave Gandy Guest: Dave Gandy

Dave Gandy joined the show to talk about the history of Font Awesome, what's to come in Font Awesome 5 and their Kickstarter to fund Font Awesome 5 Pro, and how everything they're doing is funneling back into the forever free and open source — Font Awesome Free.

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#225  99 Practical Bottles of OOP with Sandi Metz Guest: Sandi Metz

Sandi Metz joined the show to talk about her beginnings on a mainframe, her 30+ years of programming experience, the ins and outs of OOP, her book Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby (aka POODR), as well as her latest book 99 Bottles of OOP which she co-authored with Katrina Owen. We also covered a few listener submitted questions at the end.

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#223  Homebrew and Package Management with Mike McQuaid Guest: Mike McQuaid

Mike McQuaid joined us to catch us up on the latest in Homebrew and the recent 1.0.0 release. We talked about no more /usr/local — Homebrew moves to /usr/local/Homebrew to keep /usr/local cleaner, auto-updates, the growth of the Homebrew community and how it has grown to almost 6000 unique contributors, and more.

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#222  Ethereum and Cryptocurrency with Gavin Wood Guest: Gavin Wood

Gavin Wood joined the show to talk about Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, The DAO, Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), what could you build with Ethereum, and the future of digital currency. Gavin Wood is Founder of Ethereum, creator of the Solidity contract language, and Founder of Ethcore — the company that created Parity, an open source Ethereum client.

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#221  How We Got Here with Cory Doctorow Guest: Cory Doctorow

Cory is a science fiction author, activist, journalist, co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of many books. We talked to Cory about open source, the open web, internet freedom, his involvement with the EFF, where he began his career, the details he'll be covering in his keynote at OSCON, and his thoughts on open source today and where developers should be focusing their efforts.

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#220  GitLab's Master Plan with Sid Sijbrandij Guest: Sid Sijbrandij

Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of GitLab, joined the show to talk about their recent unveiling of the GitLab Master Plan, $20 Million secured in a Series B funding round, their idea of Conversational Development in this "post Agile world", and their focus on the enterprise and on-premise Git hosting as the business model to sustain and build GitLab into something 'modern software teams' can rely upon."

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#217  Sourcegraph the 'Google for Code' with Beyang Liu Guest: Beyang Liu

Beyang Liu, the CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph, joined the show to talk about the backstory of Sourcegraph, how it works, how they're aiming to be the 'Google for Code', ideas around offline support for code search, how it's licensed, and their new software license called Fair Source.

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#216  GitHub's Electron With Zeke Sikelianos Guest: Ezekiel Sikelianos

Zeke Sikelianos joined the show to talk about GitHub's Electron project and the future of web folks making cross platform desktop apps. We talked about the web revolution around native vs web app, where Electron is heading, who's using it, and how cool it is to enable folks like Guillermo Rauch to build HyperTerm.

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#211  Open Source at Facebook with James Pearce Guest: James Pearce

James Pearce, Head of Open Source at Facebook, joined the show to talk about that very subject — open source at Facebook, his path to software development, why he's the person to lead open source at Facebook, their view on open source, their culture of open source, how they choose what to open source, and more importantly — how they focus on, support, and nurture the community.

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#210  ngrok and Go with Alan Shreve Guest: Alan Shreve

Alan Shreve, creator of the beloved ngrok, joined the show to talk about ngrok — what it is, why it exists, why he wrote it in Go, and ultimately why 1.0 is open source but 2.0 is not.

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#209  GitHub and Google on Public Datasets & Google BigQuery Guest: Arfon Smith Guest: Felipe Hoffa Guest: Will Curran

Arfon Smith from GitHub, and Felipe Hoffa & Will Curran from Google joined the show to talk about BigQuery — the big picture behind Google Cloud's push to host public datasets, the collaboration between the two companies to expand GitHub's public dataset, adding query capabilities that have never been possible before, example queries, and more!

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#208  Ecto 2 and Phoenix Presence with José Valim and Chris McCord Guest: José Valim Guest: Chris McCord

José Valim and Chris McCord joined the show to talk all about how they're advancing the "state of the art" in the Elixir community with their release of Ecto 2.0 and Phoenix 1.2. We also share our journey with Elixir at The Changelog, find out what makes Phoenix's new Presence feature so special, and even find time for Chris to field a few of our support requests.

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#207  Ubuntu Everywhere with Dustin Kirkland Guest: Dustin Kirkland

Dustin Kirkland joined the show to talk about Ubuntu — the most widely used flavor of Linux. We talked about the rise of Ubuntu, Ubuntu being everywhere, their collaboration with Microsoft to bring Bash to Windows, and what we can expect from the future of this Linux distro.

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#206  The Advantages of Being a Blind Programmer with Parham Doustdar Guest: Parham Doustdar

Parham Doustdar is a blind programmer and joined the show to talk about the advantages he has being a blind programmer, the tools he uses, why he had to quit school, and carving your own path.

Note: We couldn't stop using visual words when talking with Parham — even he couldn't help himself. So you'll get to hear us all laugh at ourselves near the end.

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#205  A Protocol For Dying with Pieter Hintjens Guest: Pieter Hintjens

Since airing this show, Pieter passed away due to his battle with a metastasis of bile duct cancer in both lungs. But rather than listen to this show with sadness, listen with a happy heart and let's celebrate Pieter's life, and what he has accomplished. Thank you Pieter from the bottom of our hearts for your time on this show and for all that you are. You are loved by us my friend. This show will forever be a very special show for us.

Pieter Hintjens is the creator of ZeroMQ and The Collective Code Construction Contract (C4), a writer of many books and protocols, as well as a developer with decades of building software and communities -- he's someone who's given so much, and continues to give - even up until the time he is planning for his death.

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#204  IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) with Juan Benet Guest: Juan Benet

Juan Benet joined the show to talk about IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open — addressed by content and identities. We talked about what it is, how it works, how it can be used, and how it just might save the future of the web.

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#199  Your Huginn Agents Are Standing By with Andrew Cantino Guest: Andrew Cantino

Andrew Cantino joined the show to talk with Jerod about Huginn, a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Think of it as a hackable Yahoo! Pipes plus IFTTT on your own server.

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#196  TiddlyWiki with Jeremy Ruston Guest: Jeremy Ruston

Jeremy Ruston joined the show to talk about TiddlyWiki — a unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organizing, and sharing complex information. It's written in JavaScript and sports a custom fake DOM. We talked to Jeremy about his nearly 40 year career in programming, Hackability as a human right, Tiddlers — the atomic unit of data in TiddlyWiki and so much more.

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#195  Free Code Camp with Quincy Larson Guest: Quincy Larson

Quincy Larson is the creator of an open source community called Free Code Camp. We talked with Quincy about "the secret to getting good at coding", their curriculum that spans a solid year (totaling 2,080 hours) of deliberate coding practice, plans for financial sustainability of the project, and the people behind it on the leading/teaching side and the camper side.

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#194  Elixir and the Future of Phoenix with José Valim Guest: José Valim

José Valim joined the show to talk about Elixir. We learned about the early days of José's start as a programmer. José took us back to the beginning of Elixir and shared why Erlang got him so excited, we broke down features of the language, we talked about functional programming, concurrency, developing for multi-core systems, we talked about the Elixir community, the future of Phoenix, Ecto, and more.

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#193  Funding Open Source with Nadia Eghbal Guest: Nadia Eghbal

Nadia Eghbal joined the show to discuss a HUGE topic that's near and dear to our heart -- funding open source! We discussed what it takes to fund open source software development, Nadia's current investigative journalism efforts around funding open source (funded by the Ford Foundation), venture-backed open source projects, what it means for an open source project to be in good shape, some potential solutions to provide better long-term support for open source, and we tried to determine how much the open source of the world might be worth.

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#191  Elm and Functional Programming with Richard Feldman Guest: Richard Feldman

Richard Feldman from NoRedInk joined the show to talk about Elm and Functional Programming. Elm labeled itself "the best of functional programming in your browser" and boasts "no runtime exceptions." We talked about the language, whether or not it's really faster than React, JavaScript fatigue, and the best ways to get started with Elm.

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#190  ZeroDB with MacLane Wilkison and Michael Egorov Guest: Michael Egorov Guest: MacLane Wilkison

MacLane Wilkison and Michael Egorov, the creators of ZeroDB, joined the show to talk about ZeroDB — an end-to-end encrypted database (protocol), why it's open source, how it's different than other encryption techniques, performance for running encrypted queries, and an interesting topic called Proxy re-encryption.

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#189  JSON API and API Design with Yehuda Katz Guest: Yehuda Katz

Yehuda Katz joined the show to talk about JSON.API — where the spec came from, who's involved, compliance, API design, the future, and more. We also finally got Yehuda on the show alone, so we were able to talk with him about his origins, how he got started as a programmer, and his thoughts on struggle vs aptitude.

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#184  Discussing Vue.js and Personal Projects with Evan You Guest: Evan You

Evan You joined the show to talk about Vue.js - his library for building web interfaces. We discussed what Vue.js offers, what makes it different, why developers should trust this project even if it's "just a personal project" that's not backed by an enterprise or a large team.

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#164  Semantic UI Returns with Jack Lukic

Jack Lukic is back again to talk about what's new with Semantic UI, the progress he, 104 contributors, and hundreds of translators have made towards a front-end standard only rivaled by Twitter's Bootstrap numbers. We discuss the why and the how of him dedicating everything he has to Semantic UI and the potential it brings.

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#162  Octopress 3.0 with Brandon Mathis

Brandon Mathis joined the show to tell us all about the much anticipated 3.0 release of Octopress - his Jekyll-based blogging framework for hackers. Octopress 3.0 is a complete rewrite and has been in the works for quite a while. We find out why Brandon decided to go for The Big Rewrite and what's been taking so long (hint: it's not because the dude's been slackin').

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#161  The HTTP/2 Spec with Ilya Grigorik

Ilya Grigorik is back again — this time we're talking about his true passion, internet plumbing, web performance, and the HTTP/2 spec. We cover everything around HTTP/2, the spec, HTTP/1 history, SPDY, binary framing layer, the semantics of HTTP/2, pipelining, multiplexing, header compression (HPACK), server push, TLS, "time to glass", upgrading, adoption, support, and more.

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#157  Building Bridges with Sarah Allen Guest: Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen, cofounder of RailsBridge and Bridge Foundry, joined the show to talk about the incredible ability to make something with software, leading and teaching a community, teaching programming to kids, programming is a life skill, and more.

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#158  GopherCon 2015 with Brian Ketelsen and Erik St. Martin

Brian Ketelsen and Erik St. Martin, the organizers of GopherCon, joined the show to talk about what it takes to create and run a conference like GopherCon, the size of the event, the speaking track, after-parties, hack day, workshops, and more. We also covered their focus on diversity with their Diversity Scholarship Support Fund that anyone can support, even those who don't plan to attend, as well as their child care options to ensure even those with children have the opportunity to attend.

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#155  The Future of Node.js with Scott Hammond

Scott Hammond, the CEO of Joyent, joined the show to talk about the history of Node, Joyent's interest in Node, how they've handled the stewardship of Node over the years, their support of io.js joining Node Foundation, the convergence of the code bases for a stronger more inclusive Node community.

At the tail end of the show, just when you think it's over, keep listening because we got Scott back on the call to discuss the news that came this week of the io.js TC voting to join Node Foundation.

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#153  17 Years of curl with Daniel Stenberg

Daniel Stenberg joined the show to talk about curl and libcurl and how he has spent at least 2 hours every day for the past 17 years working on and maintaining curl. That's over 13k hours! We covered the origins of curl, how he chooses projects to work on, why he has remained so dedicated to curl all these years, the various version control systems curl has used, licensing, and more.

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#152  TypeScript and Open Source at Microsoft with Anders Hejlsberg and Jonathan Turner

Anders Hejlsberg and Jonathan Turner from the TypeScript team at Microsoft joined the show to talk about TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript from Microsoft. We cover Microsoft's acceptance and support of open source, why they open sourced TypeScript, the language design, adoption, how to get started, and the future of the language.

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#150  Internet Connected Things Using Spark with Zach Supalla

Zach Supalla joined the show to talk about Spark - a complete, open source, full stack solution for creating amazing internet connected things. We talk about making connected hardware easier, using Kickstarter to fund hardware projects, and Amazon's new Dash Button. Zach also gave us a crash course on how to get started with making your own hardware.

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#148  The State of Go in 2015 with Andrew Gerrand

Andrew Gerrand joined the show to talk about the state of Go in 2015, how Go compares to other concurrent languages, why people choose Go over other languages, the C to Go toolchain conversion, and what's coming in version 1.5 and 1.6 of Go.

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#147  Elixir and Phoenix with Chris McCord

Chris McCord joined the show to take us on a deep dive into the Phoenix web framework and Elixir. We covered the similarities between Ruby and Erlang, getting started with Elixir, and deploying Phoenix. He also shared his plans for the 1.0 release and the future of Phoenix.

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#146  Mind the Gender Parity Gap with Sarah Mei

Sarah Mei joined the show to talk through a recent article she authored titled "Mind the Gap" and why we’re missing our best chance for gender parity. We discussed our innate subconscious assumptions and prejudices towards one another, how we alienate women from the developer communities, and what we can do to step across this gap and make a conscious effort to combat those assumptions.

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#145  10+ Years of Rails with DHH Guest: David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemeier Hansson, aka DHH joined the show to talk through the past, present, and future of Ruby on Rails — the most beloved web application framework in the Ruby community.

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#143  Front-end Developer Interview Questions with Darcy Clarke

Darcy Clarke joined the show to talk about his repo on the HTML5 Boilerplate org on GitHub "Front-end Developer Interview Questions". We discussed why the repo has been so successful, the challenges of translating a text document into multiple languages, managing contributions, the art of interviewing, how the expectations of front-end developers have evolved over time, and how to stay relevant in our fast moving industry.

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#142  Laravel PHP Framework with Taylor Otwell

Taylor Otwell, the creator of the Laravel PHP framework, joined the show for a deep dive into Laravel, why he doesn't release without good documentation, building apps to test your own framework, writing an API for Lavarel Forge, and more.

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#139  The Rise of io.js with Mikeal Rogers

Mikeal Rogers joined the show to talk about io.js, a friendly fork of Node.js with an open governance model. We discussed why the io.js fork exists, why they choose open governance, the roadmap and future of io.js, supporting ES6, burnout while working in open source, and the steps you can take to get involved with the future of io.js and Node.js.

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#137  Better GitHub Issues with HuBoard and Ryan Rauh

Adam and Jerod talk with Ryan built about HuBoard - a project management solution for teams and organizations using GitHub. He gives us an inside look at how he created HuBoard, how he made the transition from free service to paid users, the technical challenges of getting set up to handle enterprise, and more.

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#136  Phusion Passenger (aka Ruby Raptor) with Hongli Lai

Adam and Jerod talk with Hong Lai, one of the co-founders of Phusion. His company recently got a lot of attention for their upcoming version of Phusion Passenger, which they decided to call Ruby Raptor in a clever marketing play to get people excited about Passenger again. It worked, and we invited Hongli on the show to talk about Passenger/Ruby Raptor, the challenges of marketing open source, and how to get the internet excited about your next version.

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#135  End of Year 2014 with Adam and Jerod

Adam and Jerod close out the year and give thanks to everyone who helps support The Changelog -- community members, listeners, readers, sponsors, as well as our various partners. We also discuss top topics from 2014, Changelog Weekly and how we use Trello as a CMS, contributing to the topics we cover through our Ping repo on GitHub, and what's to come in 2015.

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#133  All Things Perl with Curtis "Ovid" Poe

Adam and Jerod talk with Curtis "Ovid" Poe about how he got started with Perl, what Perl is really good at, why he doesn't expect everyone to love Perl, why Perl doesn't get no respect, the difference between Perl 5 and Perl 6, and why the Perl community doesn't like marketing.

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#132  Buckets CMS on Node.js with Dave Kaneda

Adam and Jerod talk with David Kaneda about Buckets (a simple, open source CMS built on Node.js), how he's building Buckets, what competing with Wordpress and Drupal is like, the process of working with people on Assembly, and more.

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#113  Keep npm Running with Isaac Schlueter and Charlie Robbins

Isaac Schlueter and Charlie Robbins joined the show to talk about the "crashyness" of npm recently and the community fundraiser they are starting to ask the community to support npm and to keep it running. Isaac is the creator of npm and a maintainer of Node.js. Charlie is the co-founder and CEO of Nodejitsu.

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#110  Capistrano and Burnout with Lee Hambley

Adam and Andrew talk with Lee Hambley about some serious subjects such as Capistrano 3.0/2.0, open source burnout, various conversations around deploying, Ruby, respect, handing over the reigns and more. If you hack on open source or run an open source project, you should listen to this episode.

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#105  Ghost Blogging Platform with John O'Nolan

Andrew and Adam talk with John O'Nolan about his open source blogging platform Ghost written in JavaScript (Node.js), and how he and his team are working hard to create this beautifully designed platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing.

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#104  Kickstarting Espruino with Gordon Williams

Andrew and Jerod talk with Gordon Williams about his hardware/software open source project called Espruino that's currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Espruino is the world's first JavaScript microcontroller for beginners or experts, now open source.

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#33  Node Knockout

Micheil and Wynn caught up with Gerad and Visnu from the Node Knockout to talk about the 48 hour Node.js development competition and its entries.

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#18  NoSQL Smackdown!

While at SXSW Interactive, Adam and Wynn got to attend the Data Cluster Meetup hosted by Rackspace and Infochimps. Things got a bit rowdy when the panel debated features of Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB and Amazon SimpleDB and started throwing dirt at everybody else’s favorite NoSQL databases.

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#12  Gordon is such a Showoff

Adam and Wynn continued chatting with John Nunemaker about recent featured projects on the blog — including Gordon, Showoff, jQuery Lint, JSpec, congomongo and more.

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#2  The Original Changelog Weekly

This goes WAAAAY back in the archive of The Changelog. So far back, that our audio was down-right horrible and you can tell we were nervous to even be recording. We were green and wet behind the ears when it came to producing a podcast (we had no clue).

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